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"It feels like it's the correct decision. So i'm really excited for what he can do. Here i think is efficiency. Numbers are going to be excellent. This year i mean i really do. Believe that he's gonna get a lot of really good. Looks with the type of gravity. The damian lillard and use of merkich create together. And then you're gonna bring in. Larry nance junior and potentially anthony simon's in that same type of action like i think he's in for for a really good year and i think he's gonna live up to that contract completely. Yeah i agree. I think i look at this with norm in terms of just talking about the shooting in general like even if you look at last year you can go up and down the roster and like obviously gary trent but like gary trank got traded for norm. You look at what the seam was an outside of dame and norman powell outside of damon. Cj and think robert covington to an extent depending on how hot is. because he's a very streaky. Shooter like okay. You look. Rodney hood was not very good from three. Last year i feel like teams really. Didn't guard him is really knocked. Party guarded out the three. You can look and say a lot of the bench unit. Outside of anthony simon's those guys are not getting guarded out to the line to an extent like even though carmelo was like you was a fine shooter last year. I mean good your last year like i never felt that he had the same poll. Because he's not somebody attacking off the catch like when you have a guy like norm who can attack off the catch. Like i think he's going to guard a lot differently and we're going to see that we already saw that last year so i agree. I'm very excited by that. I would also transitioned to like you. You're mentioning with chauncey. How are you getting a general feel for what is going to be like coaching style. Coming into this year. I think it's going to be a lot of taibu. I really do. There was an excellent article that came out and the athletic today from jason. Quick that really outlined how you know chauncey really committed from that front office oriented viewpoint of where he wanted to go with his career to getting into coaching. And a lot of to do tyler tyler who basically talk. There was a six weeks stretch during the pandemic. Where those guys taiwan over how to breakdown film go over everything how to really put xs and os on paper and on the on the white board and really go over. What they're seeing out there and i really think a lot of what the blazers have in place kind of aligns with what. Obviously you don't have choir. Paul george but as far as having a use of norwich and larry nance junior kind of filling those zubov roles and how how you attack the heart of a defense and how you create space and how you generate off your primary scorers and what they do as facilitators. I think there's a lot of stuff that's going to be in place here now. What i really do wonder on the defensive end because it's you know. Accountability accountability accountability. Is our here not a portland right now. and you know. That's fine coachspeak. But i really wanna know what happens. Like what are you gonna do. In damian lillard because damian lillard was like took a noticeably huge step back last year on the defensive and a lot has to do with what he has to do on offense but what happens if he's not putting forth the effort on defense. Are you really gonna bench damian lillard. What how's that conversation going to go. So i really i. I'm curious to see how he addresses the defense..

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"I think they're in that middle tier with upward mobility. Where you know. Maybe look at the clippers. You outline their middle cheer team. That may be has downward mobility. So that's kind of where they they fall for me. So yeah definitely so one thing we've even hit on that i think is probably the most important part of the blazers offseason is that they brought. Norman powell back I know a lot of people didn't like the deal. I don't really. I don't really love quibbling over money. Like i guess you can in some sense. Say that norm powell overpaid. I don't really necessarily agree. Like i think that's that's close to market value of what he would have gotten on and he was fantastic last year. I i get like you can look at it and say well you normally has up here and then down. You're like that has has been his career trajectory. But i think you really stabilize last year and improved in some ways especially offense figuring out his efficiency more. I will get him as the one guy who can really attack the basket on this team especially in the starting lineup. Dame's obviously great getting there and and creates havoc from there but in terms of a guy who you're you're counting gets to the rim and be incredibly good they're like norma's achaia especially coming off. Second side actions. I know to a lot of people who didn't watch portland down the stretch and didn't check in on some of the line of numbers and just knowing what was going on with the team. Like you look at other really funky regard lineup but it works like it was very good when mark was healthy against every single team for the most part. So how are you feeling about norm this year. Is there anything that you're kind of hoping to see or that. You think might be different from last year. Well i think first and foremost as far as the deal goes like if they didn't stein norm you're instantly taking a giant step zappers to start your off season as far as the deal goes. It's backloaded so they were able to really add a little more flexibility. The starter free agency. Yes they didn't maximize it but it did keep them out of hell when they're looking for a three point three team trade and all that other stuff Like you said. I think the three guard lineup. Yes it does look weird on paper but you have to remember norm. Powell has close to a seven foot. Wingspan six ten or something. He did a really good job. Frustrating michael porter junior in the postseason. He didn't look completely out of place against some of these bigger small forwards. So i think it's very important when you talk about. You know what he's able to do from that corner position because one thing that we've heard chauncey billups say over and over again when he is going over game tape like the clippers. Had this really excellent film series. That came out last year. Which i watched everyone that bills's involved with and he really talks about you know creating advantage by you know really making putting pressure on the back line of defenses. So you know you're gonna see nurk in those roles where he's gonna turn or larry nance junior and they're looking for that guy diving into the dunker spotlight said side. Actions and norm is excellent. Getting the ball quick in that situation and instantly making a decision and ninety nine percent of the time..

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"Think tony snell. Just because he's so consistent. I mean he's not flashy. But i could see especially with what they're going to want to do with that second unit and if they're really gonna try to hand the keys to anthony simon's on offense. I see tony. Snell being the guy. But i think this is gonna gonna battle him. I think that's my for me. The most interesting battling camp is what's going to happen with tony style and the little and who can edge the other one out because with a new coach. I just think tony snell's not the guy is gonna go out there and make self inflicted mistakes were necessarily little. You know being a younger player trying to prove himself my back himself into a corner a little bit. But you know. Kevin pelton brought up a very interesting idea as far as you know rolling out a jumbo lineup. And maybe we see a little bit of larry nance junior at the small forward position in certain lineups. And you know. I just haven't seen it before but i you know it's an interesting thought exercise and i'm wondering if it's something that they will try to experiment with At least early in the season. Yeah i mean. Cleveland had some lynam slash year with With especially earlier in the season in love. And and larry nance so. I think it's entirely possible. Obviously i think this will be a little bit better. It'll just depend. How shakes out. But again like i agree like i totally see that and i agree as well on nas because he was a guy. One of the few gripes had with terry stotts last year and just in terms of rotations. Because i've never really had an issue with his rotations. I've always thought he's pretty good job of managing it last year. Though i wanted nas to play more and it didn't happen. I think this year's your that becomes a real rotation guy because you can look up and down the roster. Think they're eight eight. Pretty clearly solidified spots nine. I think if you're including tony. Snell if i can count correctly That's eight or nine. But point being nas unlocks like that last piece where you can say okay. He's playing ten twelve minutes a game. We need somebody else. who can. Maybe that doesn't like like a super size of like talking about or even downsizing you play him at the three rokos at the four. And you have larry at the five like you can do just a lot more..

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"Defensively. You're going to have a real problem. Not just not mobile anymore. Not ever super bowl to begin with. But he's lost a little girl that same strength had to because of his back issues Butts in terms of being just an incredible force base or you can post a little bit and as a really good facilitator and rebounder fantastic. Like i think if that does happen. Great one thing that i do have as a reason for optimism before we get into some more of the questions. I'm not giving you pass or for not making ceiling trade. But i will say it. I don't want to say it's been glossed over because it's understandable. Cj only played forty seven games last year but he really was starting to hit a different stage was game where he was just dawning from three. The i i think. Thirteen games before he got injured. Who's taking eleven per game. Which i think that's less insane part of it. I think i don't think day miss any games and start the year but he was just taking a shitload of shots start the year which was not super sustainable but still taking around eight or nine per game last year which is obviously the highest of his career. He's a fantastic shooter. We wanna see more. If he's taking nine or ten threes per game this year. I feel a little bit better at the doesn't completely change the calculus for me. But when he's doing that it just changes the floor up for them a little bit. In my opinion. I don't know if it necessarily change anything ceiling wise but i just have a little bit more confidence in that. Yeah i think you know. It was such a shame when cj went down because he had really abandoned that mid-range game and really even talked about. You know. i don't really want. I'm not seeking contact not playing down below the rim. I'm gonna take these real high efficiency shots and the one time he goes down there. You know clink capelle lands on his and he gets this foot injury again. So i obviously. I don't think kids output sustainable like you said. But i think he could get close to that. I think it's like we're between like you said it. Changes up the whole floor for them. I i think we're gonna see you know the absence of mellow more. High percentage shots from guys. Like norman powell and ansi j. mccollum and how larry nance and of merkich open up the floor with their passing as big men. I think you're going to see a prettier style of of blazers offense. Hopefully because really you know the one thing that i really do criticize my hung on on terry stotts was this team really did settle for a lot of ice. Oh ball contrasted mid range shots and a lot of it had to do with the personnel. And how comfortable. They were with the coaching staff. But there were just times. Where just painfully needed to change. And i really think they have put some guys around on the offensive end. That can really kind of open things up. Hopefully especially if they run a clippers type system that tai lou ran last year. Yup no definitely. I agree and i think that's one of the things..

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"Obviously you look at that team and you say the bunch of veterans. You have a bunch of very experienced mba guys. You have kenneth. Michael beasley blakeney and emmanuel moody and moody. Especially when you have a veteran guard in a setting like that even if you have a second or third year guard typically you see those guys thrive at some early because they know how to direct an offense to run a couple plays with only a couple of weeks of practice with the blazers ran into was is that a bunch of unpolished rookies and veterans. That were operating on a level where i don't know what their motives exactly were. Obviously i think there's this balance you have to strike with a summer league team of guys trying to get back into the league or claim a rosser. Spotter increase cruiser value overseas as well as rookies developing and. I just don't think the blazers obviously they didn't have the right mixture of all those ingredients and it really showed on the court. And i do wonder if you know this is. Bill is first time to really put fingerprints on a team and he was heavily involved before the team. Game down to vegas. I mean he was present in vegas. I wonder if there's really a lot of fingerprints on this team. And i was just kind of awkward listening to a different voice in the room and some of these guys who've been elite coming back and it just kind of you know after a strong start really fell on their faces and cratered out of the summer league competition. Those yeah that's a good way of putting it own when i when i phrased with the way i do. I don't mean it as harsh towards the players like obviously. I'm i'm always team the bag go do what you gotta do but in terms of lake eighteen building standpoint of what you wanna see from guys at summer league like i knew coming in okay. We're just going to see my turner turn of of you know the five guys webby experienced that. Want to get back in the league and makes sense But then that just kind of hampers the development of the guys that you wanna see plays similarly like you wanna see j. b. Get more shots. Like i didn't particularly love this summer. League like it wasn't wasn't great for him Part of it's like you. You want to build the right rosser around him to give the just to give. The young is a good chance to really grow inexperienced and didn't really get that vibe from their team. But i think that also speaks more to wear the blazer headed this year and what. They're doing it like i. I mean it's kind of interesting because it's felt i live followed the up. This is my first time really going into but obviously neil shave been very Invested in his draft picks the guys that drafted and brought in and this was the first year to me..

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"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.

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"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

"And i obviously i have big problems with simmons and you don't lot of his value comes from pushing the ball up and you know maybe he can then kind of find lillard. Lillard can play more off the ball in the steph curry mode. He'd on powell and transition would fit together. Well yeah no. I think that's right like and giving giving these guys some pace some easier offense. They get better defensively. They might end up taking a step back offensively but you still have lillard And simmons at least can make a playoff a short roll. If you're he's gonna screen for For dame and they wanna double team like that dame simmons pick and roll now maybe they teams would just try and switch that And then you nurkic is going to set the screen for dame whereas ben simmons standing that obviously becomes a little bit more difficult but well. Where's it only matters if you're actually getting somebody towards the basket if you're not getting something towards the basket then might actually be. Okay yeah and You know the getting better defensively. As i've said. I think ben simmons is a pre overrated defensive. Liberties still has a one of the best perimeter defenders that there is so that helps you to be sure. It's certainly better than anyone. They've had in their recently. So i think. I probably would do that if i were portland and i wouldn't philly but that's because i don't think cj. I think they would always be a better team. But i don't. I think that sets the bar too low for me. Personally i think both teams i. It's interesting. I think both portland and philly. Just have a ton of risked with simmons and with cj riley. Both of those guys could really decline. And i dunno billy if they then had that first rounder. That can do something with also as we've been saving the philly one because we actually have to do a lot of work on this on this potential servants trades though as we go through some of the other teams they might trade with where we're getting some of that done so using the mini mid level are you. What is your priority. There is it another guard. is it I'd love to get a wing if you could. But the problem is there really. Aren't that many mini mid level. Like three so that you can sometimes have pal at the to and everything and then just be a nice thing. And maybe necessarily little steps into that role. But i don't have anybody especially if otto porter were occurred as much but if you were hurt that much then you wouldn't be able to get him for the middle mini mid level. I love paul millsap with this group. You know and think about that for the main mid level will see i. He's the guy who i really have. No idea what his situation is going to be like in terms of teams that are interested in but it would. It would be good for these guys to have the the possibility of playing a little bit smaller on the second unit and having a little more versatility. Yeah i mean jeff greener. Pj tucker could also do. Some of that tucker. I think we'll have offers. That are superior. He shouldn't or whatever especially because they have been is not guaranteed that he would start or close games for portland so and it's not like portland is a tier one championship contender. Like pg tiger. Damn well better. Better have superior yeah. I don't think they're going to have the scratch relief to get into the wing market other than just you know kinda your your tony snell's your tori craig's garrett temples like those lower lower and guys you know they bring back. Yeah that could be interesting. I think you would be a decent fit. I i mean you could like old. Shay has his favorite try. Like you could see. Once rodney hood gets way that they'd bring him back at the minimum. A guy who i think would be a very nice fit with. These guys is Langston galloway play on that kind of seth curry role from a couple years ago. They never really were able to replace him off the bench. I think that's all. I got these guys though. Any else you wanted to add. I don't think they're going to trade off season. We gotta watch what about that old. But he ago especially with with phillips being there and like i don't know what the paradigm shift would be for him but i'm not guaranteeing that they will start the twenty twenty two twenty three season with lord. Maybe there's a deal at the deadline. There's a deal around the draft next year. But those mega deals are so hard to pull off. And i think i. I don't know if willard has seen enough whether he is at the point. Now where it's like. It's definitely not gonna might need one more year for that. Yeah it doesn't seem like anybody is ready to really now to say that it's it's for sure time now if they start next to your poorly then maybe that's where it comes to a head around the train deadline but it doesn't seem like it's quite there yet..

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"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

"Which is that's what you wanna see for a point guard prospect that you're going to be taking in the top five about the difference between suggs film and marquel full tsa's where yeah fulston become that player but he was losing guys all the time and the handle and crossover. I mean kyrie and one that stuck out to me. I watched the national championship game when they lost to baylor. And you know i'm focusing. I'm laser focused on jalen suggs in those minutes. He wasn't always guarding mitchell. The david mitchell. The the the guy for baylor i you know what i'm focusing on suggs. I saw mitchell break more ankles in just that game then. I saw all the footage. i'm watching. I watched a lot and the to tie that in. What was one of the part. That was really interesting to me. So like in the very preliminary film. I was excited about suggs. And i'll when we end. I'll say kind of early thoughts there because it tells the story but then i watched a game against uva and then we'll watch Senator stuff now is feeling a little low run suggs and so it started with his pick and roll film. Like i do for everybody that we're thinking of a possible point guard and then i i was like okay. Going through the surgery splits and one of the other ones was isolation jalen suggs only seventeen possessions but one point one point two points profession which is phenomenal. I'm like okay. This is we're going to see we're going to see him. Break is down during the else and it was mostly just jalen suggs hitting shots. And that's great. You know hitting tough shots if you can do it at an mba level. You can do but what you want. And it was usually against like some really slow footed be switched onto him. And so that's not what you want to see for a college prospect evaluating them for professional context. You wanna see them. Beat the stuffing out of that player. Whether it's somebody who's like sized or somebody is big and slow you wanna see them. Pulverise that player into a powder and then get get a shot and that wasn't what jalen was doing and that is a big concern now. Suggs has a pretty. I would say it's a very good skill set. If the shot comes around as a secondary playmaker for almost these exact reasons where if you give him an advantage he will do well in that. And that's why i was. I what i was watching his spot possessions. He drives more than he shoots on. Spot possessions spotify classifies. Because it's really like you imagine a spot of as you get the ball with your feet set. What are you going to do with it and suggs. He's confident jump. Shooter wasn't a great one in college and wasn't a great one from what i could tell digging through high school stats. But he's confident which is good but he would drive in those circumstances whether it's finishing himself for two dribbles and a good decision however if that like let's say that's the worst case scenario for jalen songs and he's big enough at six four with six wingspan and i could definitely get stronger to that. He could play some shooting guard and play some off ball. Whether that's at the two or the one defensively but that is not an acceptable outcome for a player in the top five draft especially drafted as well regarded in less. You're in all mba level player at that and he doesn't have the jump shot necessarily so it's like his. I used to overrate players in this exact circumstance but his floor. I think he'd be competent player and a good player on a good team. But it's not that valuable skill set in that. I think that he. I don't think we can always ron. We'll and we'll talk about how this might be wrong. i don't think he has superstar upside. I don't think he has on bef. So i think he could very easily be in kinda that malcolm brogden dinwiddie range as just a solid point guard. Who's going to get paid twenty million a year and be a good starter and give you something on both ends and not. I don't think he has a ton of like terrible weaknesses and again at age twenty. He was for good now. I think it'd be a good time to talk about the situation that he was in. Because you're basically this. Gonzaga team is about as favourable situation as there's ever existed in college basketball for a point guard prospect where they're running all the time they're not not all of their games oregon's high level competition though. They obviously beat all comers until the national championship game and they did have plenty of games against good teams and they did a bunch of switching on defense so he didn't have to do a ton of like getting over screens as i have. The sat on that by the way only had fifteen possessions that they classified as isolation defense in the season. That was that they usually don't classify that many of those in college basketball. So i mean he didn't get attacked certainly but i think there was new. You'd hear the announcers as we were watching. The film talked about him. Being like an unbelievable defendant. I think he's solid but you know he wasn't like a guy who is heating up the ball really getting into guys like that type of defenders more solid positional stuff Get some steals in the passing lanes. I didn't think his hands. Where like unbelievable defensively. I think he'll be a solid op- you know certainly better than most star point guards look in their freshman season. We watched a lot of those guys Any definitely competes. He's got some size is hoping maybe for a little bit more firm as a switch guy on like posts ups and stuff the few that we stop but he also is trying to like not get in foul trouble and stuff. So i i think he can get better there. He's got good strength obviously With the football background. Who's about a year ago. Now that there is that massive shortage of toilet paper remember that even still it seems like you can't get as much as you might want to at the store and that shed some light for me on the idea that toilet paper is not very environmentally. Friendly over twenty. Seven thousand trees are cut down each day to make toilet paper. And that's why now i use real. It's one hundred percent. Bamboo toilet paper. Bamboo grows faster than trees. It doesn't need to be replanted. And it's just a more sustainable material overawed three ply making it both soft and strong. Even the tape is plastic. Free as of course is the rest of their packaging and every.

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"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

05:41 min | 1 year ago

"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

"Hi tend to get into some more draft prospect work here and today's is going to be jalen suggs out of gonzaga. I was really interested to take a look at him after some of the glowing reviews of his tournament performance in particular. Tell us here about dogs. Sure suggs the best measurements. I could find for him listed at six four. Two hundred and five pounds with a six six wingspan suggs was. He was one and done at gonzaga but he turned twenty. This june his rookie year in the nba will be his age. Twenty season From saint paul minnesota. He was the first minnesota athlete ever to win mr basketball mr football in the same year. He was a quarterback and defensive back in a four star prospect in football but he was a five star basketball seventh in our sei and he was. He's played a lot for team. Usa in fiba under sixteen hundred seventeen hundred eighteen. And as i thought about this briefly it was like oh he played football. His name is hugs. Is he related troll interest. yeah Sort of his. He's is data's terrell suggs second cousin. So i was just interested not in also jalen suggs is ridiculous is he played in high school. A chat holmgren who we will talk about about a year from now because he's one of the top prospects in the twenty to draft so the numbers that averaged fourteen point four points. Four and a half assists five rebounds two steals in twenty nine minutes a game on zags sixty percent shooting on twenty-five usage thirty four percent on four point. Eight three for forty minutes and seventy five percent on five point. Three free throws performance. Yeah so the question that there always is to me in looking at a point guard prospect. That might go in the top five. Does this guy have that all nba type of upside to where you're feeling like this guy is going to be your primary ball handler on a really good offence. Your best offensive player. What is your feeling on that having watched jones not overwhelmingly positive. Not as positive as i was thinking so you suggs when when things look good for him. They do look very good. He's physically talented and six foot. Four you kind of wonder like oh if it can work but what struck me watching film in the early part you know. I'm watching unfiltered. Just just random plays on. Offense is like you see the athleticism go through an injustice and positive ones like there are a couple of nights splits of double teams and some good passing in transition. But as i watched more film and as i watched a couple of full games. What stuck with me for suggs offensively. Is that despite all of those things that i do like if it were if we're evaluating him as a point guard if we're evaluating him as the best offensive player on the team he doesn't have the shake like the handle where he's really losing guys are blowing by guys enough. And so when i remember that i mean gonzaga there. They were an unbelievable team. They were undefeated until the last game of the season played new. Wc but this is an mba. He's not like annihilating college talent. And there's going to be a big jump and so that is a big concern for me. Because i thought about you think about the different types of point guards and yes. He's more athletic than somebody like. Mike conley. But i remember when i watch conley in college. You could see that. You're at ohio state. How was going to work. It was a talented pick and roll operator. And so for me suggs. It's more like maybe somebody like drew holiday or donovan. Mitchell where you didn't really see it in the film but they have the physical capability if they work really hard to get there who we may have. Some disagreements on how at the athletic is and we can dial those down a little bit later on. But i i agree with you. That eye watching him. I didn't see what the absolute ridiculous standout skill was. And if i had to pick the two things that might be come that one would be his shooting. You know he shoots it very well on balance. Interestingly shot at much better off the dribble yeah catch catching shoots where he was horrible But you know. I that will sort itself out in time. But he's not like a great free throw shooter. You mentioned only seventy six percent and he would have some bad misses to But you know that was one thing. I think shooting off the dribble i think is something that could get to be a very positive skill for him and then passing would be the other the the thing that where i where i moved off and like oh this is awesome was some of his transition passing that that was really good. Some of the the hit a heads up. Some of the types of passes throws a quarterback even those over the top sorts of looks. Now i didn't see it as much in pick and roll in spread pick and roll Part of that. I think is that he doesn't really draw. The defense in that way is not getting on top of the defense. He's not forcing to on the ball as often to necessarily create the openings that he can then take advantage of. I thought he did a very good job of finding the roll man in pick and roll. Yes not as good of a job finding shooters on the weak side which with his height at the point guard position. You'd think it would be a little bit better at that So but i think where the two things were. I was most unimpressed by him. You hit on one of them which is kinda just the lack of shake You know he's got pretty good acceleration in a straight line but going side to side. He's not creating much separation. His really only has one move that he could rely on to get by guys which was the kind of stand up. Fake like he's gonna shoot it and then do a quick inside out dribble N even that was kind of relying on like getting the defender to stand up using his shooting ability So that was kind of an unimpressive to me as wall just to his. You know if you watch like the ice oh film it's basically all you know. Just the guy back off a little bit and he shoots the jumper. It's not he doesn't really seem to have much of a package in terms of eyeso- ability and he also a little bit of step back type stuff. Maybe but not the stuff where he's just like breaking anybody's ankles..

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"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

"Promo code counts faced off that cap space coach. Let them know that you came from us so anything else you wanna talk about. From the media. Things to cam johnson dunk. Oh yeah and a just a terrible challenge from bud too but yet that was just a complete destruction. They're trying to actually. Just double chris paul in the backward just to get it out of his hands and just mess up their overall offense and have them run some more time down which i don't mind that strategy but then they over the top. If if you're gonna do that the other three players have to have some sort of battle plan and creole cam. Johnson just basically waltzed to the dotted line and then took off from. The god goddamn dotted line and pj. Tucker first of all. I hate the players. Try to take charge there. Because there's a risk for injury and everything else but also tucker was moving. When cam johnson took off and that is the point that matters one came. Johnson takes off. Pg tucker takes it in the chest. But he wasn't there. When cam johnson took off and cam johnson detonates on his face. Well and that's this is also a great example of why by preferred solution for fixing the charge of having the charge circle just be larger like perfect and kept switching like. He's outside the restricted area. But you shouldn't be able to take charge on a play where a guy can dunk it. That's just number one. It's very dangerous and number two. You're just too close to the basket if you can get dunked on and draw charge in theory so And tucker certainly would have been better off if he just jumped. He probably wouldn't have gotten dunked on. But so anyway. I mean that was one of the best dunks that we've seen in the finals in a long time that was just a complete destruction and Camels at a nice little reverse later on definitely is showing some pretty good athleticism in this. But i guess it's time to turn now to what phoenix can do differently here. It's time for them to adjust Number one is the massive honest problem that they have. And that's not a problem with a clear solution that i can think of. I mean you can try to form a little bit but something. I loved that you honest did over these games especially but really game three when they sent extra guys to him. The bucks to his teammates often made good decisions cuts and movements and all that and you honest was finding them and so sometimes what happens in these circumstances is you sell out to stop the star and then you get really good looks for players who can make good looks. Yeah the bucks. Eventually finished thirty nine percent from downtown and they made nine of their last twenty one from three and holiday and middleton. Were a combined eight out of seventeen. Those guys who got up the most three pointers contin continues to shoot a pretty well. He was two out of four. That's always a random need for this team to get something from him. However i think they just need to be more aggressive in terms of helping on janas anytime that he spins. You just gotta get a second guy. They're low to him a little bit more in transition now. The bucks deserve credit for burying their attack a little bit to be sure where he can get offensive rebounds he can get duck duck ins He can be the screener enrolled of the basket in pick and roll as well You know the suns don't necessarily have guys where they can switch the middleton janas pick and roll and then still have enough size on yards but maybe you need to front there and get some more help now that you might leave brook. Lopez's open for some threes. Or bobby. portis you may end up just having to live with that as well. I mean i think just forcing the box to make more passes and not just let one pass happen to play almost buck style defense against the bucks where you're just going to help more. Give up some more threes as hasn't historically been a good three point shooting team the playoffs. They might make him a but you can't you can't give up seventeen free throw attempts and twelve of twelve at the rim tiana so you just have to bring more help and part of that would be if they had and available and i think you know. Maybe they what they need to do. Also is maybe you switch that. Jaanus middleton pick and roll with bridges and crowder and then you have eaten try to kick out and guard jaanus after that while you have may bridges go find lopez reports whoever or continent. Whoever else is out there because they really. I don't think eight and does the greatest job on janas any individually which is kind of another problem that they have. But we've seen the teams that have had success against the honest like miami last year in brooklyn this year. Just bring more help and have more guys at the elbows. And if he puts his back to goal bring that guy into try to tip the ball away and i argue is playing at a higher level than he was in some of these earlier series. But they're not really they don't have the same strategy well really loading to him one way to quantify how the sons are not threatening the bucks in the same way as other teams through three quarters. Milwaukee had seven turnovers and only two of those were white ball. So that's part of why the sun's couldn't really get fast-break points. They were only credited with six during those quarters and in total six in the game. And so yeah at times being more aggressive getting those pressures you'll give up some good looks but you'll also for some contested shots you'll also get some turnovers and all of those would make a big difference. The i also think that when aden is off the ball he should be more active. As a help defender. I thought he was laid on some help rotations in this game and this is before he was in foul trouble as well. I didn't really get into foul trouble until a very questionable call. I would say on middleton chris. Paul must be really upset. That scott foster gave up thirteen offensive rebounds to the bucks in this game. That's so superintendent. Scott foster tightest teammate. Hands behind their back so they couldn't box out on a lot of those. Just stand there. Yeah and scott foster gave up sixteen fast-break points to the box as well. that must've really enraged him But no..

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"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

05:21 min | 1 year ago

"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

"The nail and then just allowing an easy one pass three pointer and so you mentioned that the sun shot so poorly to of thirteen from three in the first half while a big part of that isn't necessarily the to makes a and many of those of course came off the dribble as well rather than catch and shoots but just only thirteen shots right. There were twenty or forty three in game two and they still weren't getting killed at the rim eight and got some nice slips and so nice duck in posts ups but they cleaned that up largely after the first quarter always seems like gayton as a great first quarter and then that they kind of cleaned that up a little bit and i thought chris paul wasn't just like walking into jumpers he was able to They're able to at least make his looks. Contested enough you'll make some of them but he's not killing you there so i thought the bucks defense overall it was really good in this game and maybe that would have changed if the sun's had hit some more shots to kind of opened things up but they had fewer mistakes are some in the first on switches but not that many so very good defensive performance by the box another important part of the story of this game was d- totally wild third quarter where it looked like things. Were going to get really out of hand for the sons because they trailed by thirteen points. They were fifteen at the half. Thirteen points wendy andrei and committed his fourth foul and then money williams pulled him then the son's rally because they have so much shooting on the floor. They have a lot of offense. They pushed the margin all the way down to four seventy four to seventy with five twenty to go and then a huge response by the bucks largely in bobby portis minutes. No portis was in front of it in brooklyn for part of it. They pushed the margin all the way back out from four to twenty two at the end of the third and the game was basically over at that point. Looks like we can give you janas. Final line now with forty one points. Fourteen at twenty three thirteen to seventeen from the foul line six assists four offensive rebounds. Really one of the best. Nba finals games. The that you're going to see by anyone gets a pretty good defensive team But yeah that run obviously coincided with the presence of one frank kaminsky who at one point was negative thirteen in five minutes part of the bucks run in the second quarter as well when they pushed out to a twenty two seconds. Yeah fifteen point lead a as well. The the sons actually lead it thirty six thirty at one point in this game after an eight zero run and then the bucks came back to close out the half. And there's just yes. There was the eight and foul trouble and you may feel like hey. You can't go small all the time against these guys but kaminski just isn't the answer may take more whether it's more adele nater. Yeah you got sucked in by janas. It didn't look great but kaminski just doesn't give you anything on either unready can't offensive rebound. He can't finish at the rim. they don't really even have him picking and popping which is the only thing that he does offensively but he's not even really a great shooter on that and then defensively doesn't protect the remmy can't switch. He's not really an intelligent pick and roll defender defensive scheme. You can't do me to drop. It doesn't attorney thing. He's not horrendous. Help defender we saw that in this game. Sorry i interrupted your train of thought on frank kaminsky to do my That's okay. I think i think we've We've well the other problem with us is. Yeah you're not gonna go small all the time. The other thing you could do is play. De'andre eight just because he has four fouls especially in that stretch afterwards so i sat on the broadcast. I would pull them when money did but then bring him back after a few minutes you know. Kind of in some way stagger non minutes and by having him out that long and yes eight and did pick up his fifth foul almost immediately after he came in in the fourth but the game was basically over by that point. Anyway and kaminsky doesn't really bring anything to the table and it's a huge problem. It wasn't the only confounding. Coaching decision. The money williams who has had an unbelievable playoffs. And you know unbelievable regular season had the other one especially when you consider struggles in game two though. This is not the same. He's that that wasn't predicted for chris. Middleton was this just complete random doubling which may have partially been jae crowder freelancing. But i mean they did it enough that it seemed like it was the scheme in the second quarter which i thought really opened things up for milwaukee when they started on that i run. Yeah they were trapping. Chris middleton off the pick and roll for some reason when he was running at with the honest where like chris middleton hasn't had an awesome series necessarily. Like if you're like they're in theory good offensive team like if you're you'd think that because the point of trapping him is to prevent chris middleton from getting a decent look at amid ranger and so what ended up happening was eight and wasn't guarding yannis. I guess dude us on the fouls they had crowder on janas In also you think that part of the point of having crowder there so that he could switch now. You don't wanna get stuck with a guard on honest but maybe you could also then just try to kick out behind the play a do a scrim switch get Tayan's after that but they instead. They put two on the ball milton. The signature play was jaanus roles the rim eight and s to help off the strong side corner. Because jaanus is just gonna go down for an easy dunk and then they just ripped apart. It's in the corner for a wide open three which didn't really make sense. They didn't play. Paul that many minutes i think he played like sixteen seventeen minutes in the first half and given that they had two days off and then they also have two days off again like that was kinda surprising to me. A particularly with booker going so poorly..

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"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

07:32 min | 1 year ago

"portland trail blazers" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

"Good a peacock tv dot com and sign up. Now so one of the big questions about game too was whether the box said found something with yannis whether he was going to be a major problem for the sons on office sons very good defense and gave one they really kind of shut the bucks down game to they outscored them. But y- honest had a very nice offense of game and the many things to discuss. Obviously a about. Why the bucks won this game but it starts with the fact that jefferson kubo was by far the best player on the floor has had one of the best games in finals history and he is just dominated every aspect of this game. Even the foul line. Yeah and not comparing the two only think you brought up. When we're doing the hot mic broadcast about like how he looks. When he hits his free throws was like will chamberlain hitting his free throws is how the hundred point game happened but janas through. Three quarters had scored his number thirty four points. Twelve rebounds six assists on eleven of eighteen from the field and as you mentioned twelve fifteen from the free throw line he was completely dominant on offense for the second game in a row and he was impactful on the defensive end of course as well. Oh yeah absolutely. And his ability to switch the sons. Don't have kevin durant who and kyrie irving who took advantage of him as a switch defender early in that net series since then. He's been very effective use effective on trae young. He's been pretty effective on. Devon booker has been pretty effective on chris. Pause a switch defender and that has been a big part of why this box defense has been so much better than it was in the first couple of games. So that's been huge and he hasn't necessarily been doing a lot of it off the dribble. He does have six assists. Four offensive rebounds have been big as they've completely destroyed on the offensive glass bucks with At one point a twenty two zero lead in second chance points in this one but just physically. He's over one. He's ducked in When he's had a chance to go against someone like bridges who is so worried about trying to body up to him that he can spin off of them. That's looked really good as well only taking two three pointers which he missed. And it's just it's been all around the rim really. What is his shot. Chart look like here's where Recording this late in the fourth quarter with the bucks firmly in control so yaish shot chart for the contest so far twelve of twelve in the restricted area to of five from florida range and then ofer five on jump shot. So that's three mid-rangers two threes and that that ratio of paint shots to jump shots is fantastic. Free onison when you add in the seventeen free throw attempts and those were generated around the basket and i think for me one great encapsulation of it is by virtue of de'andre in foul trouble in the third quarter the sun's mostly because frank kaminsky was terrible and for everything and because they still had a lot of the best parts on the floor. The sons went to a very small lineup. They brought in cam johnson for eight when he got in foul trouble into their playing crowder at center and playing johnson alongside the other starters and offensively those lineups. I thought worked for the sunset and they have a lot of offensive talents. It's not a huge surprise. Eventually the sons had the the bucks took brook lopez on the floor. There wasn't anybody off the floor. There wasn't anybody from guard. And what i thought really turned the tide after phoenix cut the margin. Was dem not being able to stop you on us in any way whatsoever. So that's was the case now. The fact that devon booker was terrible and the sun's just couldn't score. They gave up a sixteen o. Run at the end of the third like that. That didn't help. Much booker was out there. For all of that The sons lack of depth. The lack of dario shara came back to hurt them in this game as being particularly once eight and got into foul trouble. And of course once you get four files in the third quarter. You can't play even if you're done fifteen in the game slipping away. You need to be saved for the fourth quarter. Everyone knows that but The the lack of any viable big. Anyone really who could do much of a job. On the honesty they went to this zone in the third and that flummoxed the bucks a little bit and but drew holiday also hit four tough three pointers in the third which was massive against that zone but when the bucks even worked in around at all when they got jaanus at touch against that zone they're able to get great stuff guys cutting along the baseline a ton of offensive rebounds and they're playing jay crowder at center and just they did not have the size and physicality that was needed in this one so and and one wild stat on that broadcast had jaanus became only the third player in nba history to have consecutive forty and ten games in the finals. The other two being shack in two thousand sixteen while yup. That's pretty reality and five and six against the word back to back one point games. No this has been really impressive. And particularly given where he is from an injury standpoint game one he clearly wasn't inspecting to hyper-extended his the what was it like ten days ago. And you might be a little more than that now but it's pretty impressive. Even after we heard that there was no ligament damage. We thought it was unlikely he'd be able to come back and be effective and very unlikely. You start game one and he did that game too. He was very effective even though he still was kinda limping around but game three now. He wasn't limping around at all. He looked like the full version of janas. And that is something that the phoenix suns does have not been able to deal with these last two games so we'll talk about adjustment to in a little bit. But what else did you wanna hit on from this game. I thought that the sons had a lot of things and mostly to their credit. Go really well for them. In the first two games so i wondered away. What am i kind of theories was that there would be a game and i'm not saying i'm ascribing to the anymore because game game three. Change my thinking to some extent. There'd be one game while milwaukee were things went well for the box and things went poorly for the sons and then one game where it was a little bit closer and then it was going to be who won. That game was going to really determine what happens in the series whether it was a close suns win or bucks win or anything like that and this game kind of broadly speaking fifty description of everything going wrong for the sons. Whether it's dion de'andre and i'm not saying the sons being bad and the bucks being good or anything like that. It's like de'andre foul trouble devon booker having a brutal night and having to play frank kaminsky some of the overall like is. This was sons in the early going. Couldn't hit a three. They were two fourteen in the early going eventually. Course corrected pretty. Well there eventually though. The buck still shocked better them. So i think each of those is worth going through a little bit and i think we should start honestly of those already brought up the thing. A little bit with devon booker and booker. one of seven from three. He was seven of twelve in game. Two and some of those were pretty tough. Looks others miss communications. I thought he missed some pretty makeable shots. In the first particularly when in pick and roll against the is he got a couple of open looks where jaanus wasn't stepping up very quickly to switch and so as soon as he came off the screen against the honesty could pull the three but he wasn't able to make those and then only to assist for booker as well. So it's not like he was getting in at and forcing help. I thought that the not only was the on ball defense better for milwaukee and whenever jrue holiday was on booker he really gave him problems but holiday also spent time on paul but even when it was someone like contin or milton. I thought the bucks did a much better job of helping but not helping. Quite as obviously when booker was trying to work into the mid range when paul was trying to work in the mid range and just to step over dig it and then quickly retreat back to their men rather than just putting their whole body in front of guys at.

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Portland Trail Blazers Name Chauncey Billups as Next Head Coach

Mark Mason

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Portland Trail Blazers Name Chauncey Billups as Next Head Coach

"Hired Chauncey Billups is their next head coach. Billups has been an assistant with the Clippers since 2020 and played in the NBA from 1997 through 2014, making five All Star teams and winning the finals MVP with the 2004 Detroit Pistons championship team. Blazers fired Terry Stotts after finishing 42 30 and losing in the first round of the playoffs to the Denver Nuggets.

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Nuggets Eliminate Trail Blazers in Game 6 With 126-115 Win

AP News Radio

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Nuggets Eliminate Trail Blazers in Game 6 With 126-115 Win

"The Denver Nuggets advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a one twenty six one fifteen victory over the Portland trail Blazers Nikola jokic led the nuggets with thirty six points will reserve Mante Morris had another good game off the bench with twenty two points and nine assists as the nuggets rallied from a fourteen point second half deficit to take the series four games to two Michael Porter junior scored twenty two of his twenty six points for Denver in the first quarter Damian Lillard topped the trouble is with twenty eight points and thirteen assists while CJ McCollum added twenty one points for Portland I'm Jim Bernard

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Trail Blazers Beat Nuggets 115-95 in Game 4 to Tie Series

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Trail Blazers Beat Nuggets 115-95 in Game 4 to Tie Series

"The Portland trail Blazers even their first round series with the Denver Nuggets at two games apiece with a one fifteen ninety five victory Norman Powell matched a career playoff high with twenty nine points on eleven for fifteen shooting from the field including four of four from three point range to keep this team in the series we're not gonna lose this game you know whatever I can do to make that happen I'm going to do it but there'd be aggressive and attack you know it you Tom I get the ball and make the reason I was able to do that tonight CJ McCollum added twenty one points and eight assists for Portland whose leading scorer Damian Lillard shot just one of ten from the field but did have ten assists and eight rebounds the call your kids love the nuggets in scoring with sixteen points the service will now return to Denver for game five I'm Jim Bernard

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Blazers Win Fifth Straight Game, Beat Jazz 105-98

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Blazers Win Fifth Straight Game, Beat Jazz 105-98

"The Portland trail Blazers continued their late season push with a one oh five ninety eight win over the Utah Jazz Damian Lillard led parliament thirty points as the trailblazers have now won five straight and nine of their last ten games the way we've been playing over the last few weeks has been just our our best basketball we've been stranded with vision and walk in on I think you guys been able to sustain that level focusing at that level of play CJ McCollum added twenty six points while Jusuf nurkic had a double double with fifteen rebounds eleven points he also blocked four shots Rigoberto grabbed twenty rebounds and scored fifteen points for the jazz Jordan Clarkson top Utah scored with twenty nine but the jasmine's twenty eight of the forty three point shots they attempted during the game I'm Jim Bernard

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Paul George has 33, Clippers down the Blazers 113-112

AP News Radio

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Paul George has 33, Clippers down the Blazers 113-112

"Paul George scored thirty three points including what proved to be the game winning free throws in the closing seconds as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland trail Blazers one thirteen one twelve George scored ten of his points in the final four minutes as the clippers rallied from a six point deficit for the win he also let us team in rebounds with eleven Marcus Morris senior added sixteen points for the clippers CJ McCollum led the trail Blazers with twenty eight points but couldn't connect on a jump shot at the buzzer the clippers and I won nine of their last ten games with the Blazers have dropped six of the last eight I'm Jim Bernard

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Adebayo Has 22 Points, Heat Beat Blazers 107-98

AP News Radio

00:27 sec | 1 year ago

Adebayo Has 22 Points, Heat Beat Blazers 107-98

"The Miami Heat won for the sixth time in their last seven games with a one oh seven ninety eight victory over the Portland trail Blazers bam Adebayo led the heat with twenty two points while Jimmy Butler scored twenty points that four steals as Miami built a twenty point fourth quarter lead and for seventeen Portland turnovers the defense also held Portland's Damian Lillard to just twelve points seventeen below his season average on three for ten shooting with five turnovers CJ McCollum and norm Powell each scored seventeen points apiece for the trailblazers I'm Jim Bernard

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Lillard's late 3 gives Blazers 108-106 win over Warriors

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Lillard's late 3 gives Blazers 108-106 win over Warriors

"Damian Lillard hit what proved to be the game winning three point shot with thirteen point seven seconds remaining as the Portland trail Blazers beat the Golden State Warriors one away to one oh six Lillard scored his team's last eight points in the final two minutes as the trail Blazers rallied for the victory now is the time where like I got a four seed to lose I got it I got to create opportunity even if it's a tough one or even whatever happens I gotta put my foot on the gas a little bit more and try to make something happen Lillard and Carmelo Anthony scored twenty two points for Portland while Robert Covington and Gary Trent junior each chipped in fifteen points apiece Stephan curry topped the worst with thirty five points or Draymond green had twelve assists and nine rebounds I'm Jim Bernard

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Washington Wizards beat Portland Trail Blazers 118-111 to begin west coast trip

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Washington Wizards beat Portland Trail Blazers 118-111 to begin west coast trip

"Now from Frank Hanrahan. It was a big game for the Wizards backcourt. Russell Westbrook, another triple double 27 points. 13 assists. 11 rebounds. Bradley Beal had 37 points really had humor had some big buckets late. He had 17 as the Wizards. Knocking off the Portland Trail Blazers won 18 1 11 to kick off this West Coast road trip with a victory make it four straight wins for the Wizards, who will now face the L. A Lakers and LeBron James

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Washington Wizards beat Portland Trail Blazers 118-111 to begin west coast trip

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Washington Wizards beat Portland Trail Blazers 118-111 to begin west coast trip

"From Frank Frank Hanrahan. Hanrahan. It was It a was big a big game game for the for Wizards the Wizards backcourt. backcourt. Russell Russell Westbrook, Westbrook, another another triple triple double double 27 27 points. points. 13 13 assists. assists. 11 11 rebounds. rebounds. Bradley Bradley Beal Beal had had 37 37 points points really really had had humor humor had some had big some big buckets buckets late. late. He He had had 17 17 as as the Wizards. the Wizards. Knocking Knocking off the off Portland the Portland Trail Trail Blazers Blazers won won 18 18 1 1 11 11 to kick to kick off off this this West West Coast Coast road road trip trip with a with victory a victory make make it four it four straight straight wins wins for the for Wizards, the Wizards, who will who now will now face face the the L. L. A Lakers A Lakers and LeBron and LeBron James

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Lillard scores 30 as Blazers down 76ers 118-114

AP News Radio

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Lillard scores 30 as Blazers down 76ers 118-114

"The Portland trail Blazers rallied in the fourth quarter to grab a one eighteen one fourteen win over the Philadelphia seventy Sixers Carmelo Anthony scored seventeen of his twenty four points in the final period in his first six shots of the quarter plus the go ahead free throws with three seconds left in the game Damian Lillard led the trailblazers in scoring with thirty points nineteen of which came in the first quarter and a scanner had fourteen rebounds including seven offensive boards do well and be led the seventy six with thirty five points while Ben Simmons added twenty three points on ten of twelve field goal shooting I'm Jim Bernard

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This week in history: In 1995, Houston acquires Clyde Drexler

Houston's Morning News

00:21 sec | 1 year ago

This week in history: In 1995, Houston acquires Clyde Drexler

"In 1995, the Portland Trail Blazers. Analyze to trade with the Houston Rockets to send Clyde Drexler to Houston, along with Tracy Murray for Otis Thorpe and the rights to Marcela Nicola and a first round pick. He was in the midst of his 12 season in Portland. Drexler ended up winning his first and on Lee N. Ba title with the Rockets. He remained in Houston for the rest of his career. This'll Week in

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"portland trail blazers" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"portland trail blazers" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Dante will back it out. Right. Wait Now Holiday takes the three pointer Bang. Go again for Drew holiday. How about this? 10? Nothing Start for the Bucks Holiday is three for three. You know, it's funny, Justin. I remember seeing on Twitter at the time and when they went up 17 to 7 later in the quarter, like boxer coming out strong, coming out swinging. This is finally you know, it's tough to be the Hornets night and yeah, that well. 10. Nothing Start. They were up again. 20 to 10. I think the Hornets went on like a 42 11 run or something before you knew it. Hornets were up. 18 threes were huge for them. But as we've seen, and as we'll get to you in just a couple of minutes here, the defense did get better as the game went on, but this time The Bucks just couldn't score down. The stretch of the Hornets score the final 12 points of the game, and that just ended any comeback attempt that they had, so they lose that game. They dropped two in a row. And then as we all remember last night, it's just a you need a bounce back. Okay, Here you go. Everything is going to go your way. The three pointers everything the bucks were facing. They did it themselves and they blow past The Portland Trail Blazers for a much needed bounced back victory. You you brought up the rebounding for you honest, I want to get to that. I want to talk about the defense and some of the changes we've seen. As the game goes on, as well, because I think that that's the interesting takeaway, and that's what we need to start to a pick through here when looking at the defensive success, it's bucks in 30. We're back with more after this one. Wtmj, more bucks and 30 coming up on 6 20 wtmj. Finally a.

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Portland Trail Blazers lose another starter, can’t sustain hot first quarter, fall 104-101 at Houston Rockets

The Free Agents

02:05 min | 1 year ago

Portland Trail Blazers lose another starter, can’t sustain hot first quarter, fall 104-101 at Houston Rockets

"Start with the blazers any rockets. The first game of the tnt double header on thursday houston is a team. I find it hard not to cheer for. I'm in the corner of john. Wall demarcus cousins and victor oladipo may because they suffered huge injuries in the past major surgeries. And i'm an empathy guy. I wanna see them recover. I wanna see them fight battle. Get back to their old sells like john wall said after the game everybody on this roster has something to prove. Those three guys have been cast off by the role teams. It's a good story but at the same time they have suffered major injuries. They've got a guy on their roster. Who's young spry and should be dominating. The league at the center spot christian would is playing well this year but i think he should be featured a little bit more. He only had twelve shots against the portland. Trailblazers that usage rate should be. Hi you're he. Is that good now. The rockets won this game. They're down twenty early to the blazers. They came back the blazers shooting because they love to shoot their last in the league in points in the paint. The shooting almost overcame their defensive. Problems they just allow too many buckets. The rockets have full strength though. Should have beat this blazers team up bad c. J. mecom still out. He's out for at least a couple more weeks. Yousef nurkic also out for the blazers. I in this game shouldn't have gone down to the wire i'm sure. Tnt would beg to differ with that. They had a game. Go down to the wire. It was exciting but this rockets team needs to find the right hierarchy It's it's an interesting balance. Victor oladipo going into a contract year. I think should be operating a little bit. More within the system and christian would should be the guy scoring ton the blazers continue to fire away from deep like they always do and they got some performances dame lillard of course. She had five threes thirty points. Overall gary. junior was the surprise seven. Three's twenty three points. Overall and three of those threes were consecutive in the fourth quarter. That was a blast to watch an anfernee. Simmons had four threes off the

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Best of 2020: The Milwaukee Bucks' Protest

The Lead

02:16 min | 1 year ago

Best of 2020: The Milwaukee Bucks' Protest

"So michael. Can you walk us through. How things developed wednesday in orlando. Yeah the milwaukee bucks. Obviously being a team that's closest to kenosha jacob. Blake was paralyzed. They felt an obligation to not play. Considering all that was going on when they showed up to the arena the player landau magic. They had discussed not playing in as the atlanta magic players on the court and they were still warming up but there was no opponent there are orlando magic players heading back into the locker room. According to adrienne coach rousey the bucks had been in serious discussion about boycotting tonight's game nba closer to four o'clock eastern time started getting the word that was going to be a game and the weren't playing around literally they were not playing. The milwaukee bucks have reportedly decided to boycott game five against the orlando magic in protest of the police. Shooting of jacob. Blake in kenosha wisconsin for three hours. They were secluded in their locker room. Trying to find the right words to express in what they were feeling in. This is not just any teen. This was the team with the best record in the nba with the likely to vpn janas. Kubo this is a team that they make a decision like this. This is a very powerful move and so when they finally came out to speak to reporters they basically made it. Clear that you know what's been happening. In the bubble in terms of social justice messaging terms of the jerseys the courts. Everything else just wasn't enough. We're calling for justice. Jacob blake and demand. The officer be held accountable for this to occur. It is imperative for the wisconsin. State legislator to reconvene after months of inaction and take meaningful measures to address issues of police accountability talented and criminal justice reform. Once they decided they weren't gonna play the orlando magic had the opportunity to accept the forfeit. But they didn't accept the forfeit. They are right on board with this movement. They don't wanna play as well. And so the oklahoma city thunder in houston rockets. Were the player. Six thirty they arrived at the arena and they realize that there was not going to be a bucks magic game and they got behind their brothers in the league and said we're not playing either and at the same time. The los angeles lakers in the portland trail blazers decided they weren't playing either. The

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Houston Rockets' James Harden fined $50,000, 'unavailable' due to protocol violation, NBA says

WBZ Midday News

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Houston Rockets' James Harden fined $50,000, 'unavailable' due to protocol violation, NBA says

"Now until you busy news radio, violating coronavirus protocols and absorbing a $50,000 fine, the MBA is mandating that rockets all start. James Harden, Quarantine and test negative for four days, which should clear the way for his return on Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. The league's medical staff started the clock on a hardened quarantine with Tuesday's negative test and he should receive clearance. On Friday. Harden was disciplined after video surfaced of him and an indoor gathering in Houston without a mask. He wouldn't have been allowed to play in the rocket scheduled game against Oklahoma City, which was eventually postponed because the Rockets couldn't meet league guidelines with eight eligible players. In

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"portland trail blazers" Discussed on PDX Executive Podcast

PDX Executive Podcast

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"portland trail blazers" Discussed on PDX Executive Podcast

"To just do right and Something that we actually practice during our mental workout has really awesome. Actually did it right before we got on the phone Five process that we take you through its policy core values comfort zone gross on edge. Right this pause segment is kind of like our activation. I'm up into a workout. You warm up your activation. So the is the moment we can activate our brain get grounded and breathe. He so we practice breathing exercise every workout. We also ask a question that you can kind of reflect on. I'm going to have you ever been to a yoga class right at the beginning of a yoga class. They always kind of take you through a journey all right and so our mission is to kind of take you through that journey mentally. Get you locked in and what. I've learned to appreciate it about it is. I'm that three to five minute window of breathing regardless of the style of breathing Helps you actually calm down and survey the land and realize what you need to do in that one moment right and so again we do that in our workouts. Because we want to get to there we want to execute. We want to get things done But i've learned being the rest and digest space right sympathetic para sympathetic. Someone ourselves down allows us to say the edge. Today is making sure that these kids can't go to sleep edge. This moment which is hard right way. Sometimes we get overwhelmed and again we step into our environment. That's the two hundred and twenty five pound bar on our back and we. We got a squatter. We gotta do it like. It's not really right like we gotta do this. We gotta do the bar right now. That's all i can do And that's all. I can afford to do Just from the mental space from capacity and again this is being said from A totally different position than a lot of other people in the world. But i've learned that you even with me as i continue to chase the things that i want to accomplish in my. I've had to slow down because life. Slow me down a lot dude. I've i've learned. Yeah yeah and it's hard to do that when you're someone like you and i feel a little bit of kinship who just wants to go and it makes up happen and be out right so I think that's really valuable. No matter what you do What kind of work. You're doing so ben. Really appreciate you hopping on stick opera. Copolymer minutes effort separate court. I have a couple of questions asked you..

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Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks Set To Open Eastern Conference Semifinal Series

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

01:27 min | 2 years ago

Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks Set To Open Eastern Conference Semifinal Series

"All right. Let's talk about what we did see. From the NBA on Saturday as they restarted, Milwaukee Gets Bhai Orlando the in that series, the rockets beat the thunder. They regain a little bit of momentum in that series. Now up three to the Lakers finish out the Portland Trail Blazers without Dame Dala. Bigshot Damn. Big Game. He's not playing I don't think we ever expected. Them to win without this guy, and it was going to be a daunting task even to win with this guy but restart happened looked to me like to be honest with you. The bucks looked a little bit more focused than I've seen them. So in a way, I hope that this is their way of going out now and really expressing themselves in the best possible way. Let let's go win that championship but to me that that would be the perfect ending to the Milwaukee. Bucks story from from what they did the other day. But with that being said, we know they gotta get better they got heat coming. That's going to be a tough one Boston Toronto is going to be a really fun series none of those series in the West are done yet which I find to be a little bit. Intriguing because I think we all thought the West was going to be a little bit better at least for that first round second round in the East is going to be very fun to watch too. So I'm excited about

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Clifford Robinson's cause of death revealed

Mike Gallagher

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Clifford Robinson's cause of death revealed

"Top six man of the N B. A has died. died. Cliff Cliff Robinson's Robinson's death death Saturday Saturday was was confirmed confirmed by by Yukon, Yukon, but but no no cause cause of of death death was was given, given, though though former former Huskies Huskies coach coach Jim Jim Calhoun Calhoun said said Robinson Robinson had had a a stroke stroke 2.5 2.5 years years ago. ago. Nicknamed Nicknamed Uncle Cliffy. Robinson played 18 seasons in the N B A, and helped the Portland Trail Blazers reached to end before finals before that he was the centerpiece of Calhoun's early teams at UConn. Robinson was the NBA's sixth man of the year in 1993 and made his loan All Star appearance the following year. Cliff Robinson was 53 years old Rhonda roster reporting

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James and Los Angeles Lakers advance with 131-122 win over Trail Blazers

America's Truckin' Network

00:17 sec | 2 years ago

James and Los Angeles Lakers advance with 131-122 win over Trail Blazers

"NBA playoffs Resuming Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 1 18 1 ofour to advance to the second round. The Houston Rockets were out the Oklahoma City Thunder 1 14 80 in Game five, taking a three to lead in that Siri's And the Lakers are into the second round. They beat the Portland Trail Blazers 1 31 1 20

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"portland trail blazers" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

06:17 min | 2 years ago

"portland trail blazers" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Spotify just tune And then I was shedding some light on how these financial markets or the stock market really works. It comes down to supplying the man, which is where the big boys the big institutions, the smart money is buying. But also where they're selling saw us as an individual investors. We kind of want to jump on their coattails and trade like a bank. And not against them and Alice. We get into this next segment. We have a lot of listeners that they want to understand how those how that smart money is creating income with stock market because we all know the stock market. There's some phenomenal opportunities that are happening right now where we have some great volatility, which means these stocks are moving pretty fast, which is kind of what you want, because it's technically a slow moving market. Now, how can us as an individual investors utilized the stock market like the institutions institutions do for income? Well, I think one mistake people make is that they think and act like retail traders not thinking and acting like the pros. And if you look at how the pros how the smart money invest compared to the retail traders, it's really totally different. And and we talk about these big moves up and down the volatility that we're seeing right now. The pros, the Money is taking advantage of those moves were as the retail traders pretty much you're sitting back saying, Well, I'm just going to hold on and not do anything, because that's what I'm told to do, who was telling them the pros air, telling them the smart money is telling you to do that, And that's a great business model for them, because you know it's it's the way they make the most amount of money with the least amount of work. We'll think about that. If the pros are telling the public to do a certain thing that's kind of like, gosh, what's a good example? Let's let's bring a sports analogy here. That's kind of I want one team will say, the Los Angeles Lakers telling the the Portland Trail Blazers here's what you need. Here's what plays you need to run every single when you're playing us right right, because it's the kind of fighting against each other. Yeah, what financial markets right. What happens to your chances in a situation like that, and they know the hand. It's like, though in the dealer's hands, right, So here, here's the thing. You know what everybody would love to make the perfect trade of the perfect investment. Is there such a thing? Probably not, In fact, Absolutely not. But what you what you want to try to do to aspire to something as close as that is possible, And you mentioned that in the first segment, and that would be something where you have a low risk entry 0.0 R, an exit point with a high probability of succeeding. The high profit potential. Those air three components of what everybody should try to achieve. And I think the reason the way to do that is this twofold. There's two key elements to any trainer investment. One is his timing. That's timing. Your entry timing your exit at the at the best price. Where a trend starts where the trend ends, and then also then choosing the right asset to trade and for many people, it's stock it maybe maybe equities. For some people, it may be the other assets. We talk about futures for X Will. The stock is such a great place for Individuals to start because it is there is available and we all know that as well. Right now it's a great way for people to participate in the businesses that are out there. You know whether you're trading for short term cash, income or long term, looking at building up your wealthy retirement. There are ways of using these assets that will give you the they're better benefits. But there are strategies that you can use Teo participate in an upmarket their strategy is to use in a down market or sideways market. Unfortunately, Wall Street is putting most of their clients are advising them to be in something that only is going to make money than one direction. That's when the market goes up. And it does go up most of the time, but it doesn't go up all the time. It does go down. It does go sideways, and if you are in those markets and not participating to your benefit, then it's really wasted time. And for a lot of us, the older we get well for everybody. The older we get the less time we have to just kind of come back from sitting through a correction or a bear market. The smart money out there, not on Ly participates in a bull market, but then they protect the mole market profits. And they participate in a profitable way in the down market. What do you mean by that downmarket, though, but it doesn't called. It could be a correction. It could be a bear market correction is when the market is down 10% or more A bear market might be, Is it what is down 20% of Falcon? Someone participate in Denmark? That's a great That's a great question, And it's a question A lot of our students asked when they come in, because they have never been counseled or educated on that, and there are a number of ways of doing it. One is too short an asset or the market. Well, like apple stuff you could short apple if you wanted to. Or you could short Netflix or whatever you that. Maybe that's possible, right? Correct. Or you can short in Ben as Nick or the Dow or the S and P 500. Shorting is a concept that that hasn't been taught or is not understood very well by a lot of people. It is the probably the primary way that the smart money is participating in a down market. Basically, what you're doing is borrowing something, selling it with the promise of of returning it, in other words, buying a bag later and returning it, so the goal there is to sell something at a high price. Buy it back at a low price. Return it and then your profit is the difference between what it was sold for and what you purchased it back for what? You've got to close out that short position for it's just the opposite of buy low sell high and everybody knows by law sell high, But most people don't really know how to do that properly. You talked you mentioned time in, you have to have the right entry point where to get in at a low price. And then that exit point where to get out at that higher price, and but you also have the right asset. We're going to get into the right ass that's coming up here next. But al, you talk a lot about the stock market and how the stock market really works. But how assasin individuals can utilize the stock market. Kind of like the institutions do so. I want to give away two tickets to this investing class you have coming up right here at the academy this week. You have a couple that would be teaching. So let's go with collars one through 10 and give away two tickets for everybody that calls in.

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"portland trail blazers" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"portland trail blazers" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Display the Portland trail Blazers last night in its first game since Laker legend Kobe Bryant died suddenly archer sang Amazing Grace Lakers player lebron James spoke to the crowd and a video of Bryant was shown in tribute Brian says we all have a box of talent to develop your job to try to protect it and make it beautiful of the campus as you can make it if you have done that you have lived successful life you're living with mom the crowd broke out in chants throughout the game for Brighton his daughter Gigi who also died along with seven others in a helicopter crash last weekend legislation introduced in Congress would require more safety features all in helicopters to prevent a crash like the one that killed Brian that others California democratic congressman Brad Sherman says the FAA could've required terrain awareness and warning systems in helicopters fifteen years ago that we will never know exactly how will it would have affected the situation but this recent tragedy shows what we can save many many lives into his views expressed frustration that the FAA does not require the so called T. A. W. S. system or toss is designed to warn pilots if they're in danger of hitting something Brian helicopter did not have the system when it crashed into a hillside in Calabasas foggy conditions Sunday the Kobe Bryant John o'brien helicopter safety act what is that was a new safety commission former Coast Guard lieutenant from Maryland is going to present federal judges sentence Christopher house in the more than thirteen years for pleading guilty to weapons and drug charges U. S. attorney Robert her says the sentence is appropriate.

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"portland trail blazers" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

03:00 min | 3 years ago

"portland trail blazers" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"Joe. You want these power rankings? Mike Ryan, it's basically based on record. Really? I mean largely. Thing largely it seems like anytime you look at a team it's ranked with a higher record and the team following what the Orlando Magic are doing. Because in my mind there, surging the Orlando Magic are bunched with all the mediocre teams at fourteen we'll start with them. The power ranking ahead of the Brooklyn nets number thirteen the Indiana Pacers. Yeah. Number twelve the thunder. Number eleven the Spurs. Some would say pop vets-go ching job ever. Number ten the clippers. All those teams are forty seven thirty four by the way or some derivative thereof right number eight Portland Trail Blazers. Number. Celtics officer nine people number seven the Sixers. Number six the jazz. Five. Or the raptors three the rockets now it gets interesting. Uh-huh. There they. There. They. According to ESPN and a Salvator Pedo fired off. About the power rankings. The number two most powerful team in the NBA is the Golden State Warriors. Amazed that would be mind blowing. They didn't send Billy out. They mean by that. Okay. Let's check in with Billy now out in the streets for a live report from the filming of bad, boys. Three billy. What can you tell us about? What's going on out there? All right. They have reopened the street. There are a lot of extras taking selfish right now. And I ran into someone that was by where they distribute the food, and they were cleaning it up. I ask they're done for the day. They said, no, they're just moving around. And there's people now extras, applying sunscreen, wiping sweat. We're gonna see if I can get more information for you. All right. We'll check back in with you in a second. We basically just to say, hi, Dan. It's billy. But you didn't do that. You who we talked to? These show aim free time for some ads. Lying. Disappointing already. It's the only part we wanted. I can't believe it. Let Philip brought his little brother on our mission into orbit. How long until it got their loan. We get there. I'll learn really get there. No. I can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars on my car insurance with gyco. What's this button? Do what's this button? Do.

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