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"schreuder" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Defensively, you can do more things with with with, with him out there whether he's starting or, or or or coming off the bench. Now, the great debate is going to be twenty-seven, he's not even that old either 27th for Schroeder. I feel like it's more of an IQ thing, right? Like his reads, the way he can read an offense. I think that's where his strength lies on the defensive end. Yeah, you know. Yeah, great debate here who starts in in your mind's eye right now. I can I think there's Arguments for both I have an opinion but what do you guys think? Who starts? I think probably smart at this very moment. I think it's off. The job to lose contact. You should, who should, who would you start like, who do you think will? And who would you start? I see it as honestly, like a quarterback battle like what's going on in New England? Although everyone pretty much thought. It was. Like it's going to be like smart as Kim and schreuder's like mac and I bet you Smart Starts game one, but I wouldn't I wouldn't like say that it's like definitely smart job for the season, you know, depending on how things shake out. I mean, depends, I mean, is I don't know. It's a good question. Obviously. I mean, I'm obviously guessing, but I just think for You'll ruffle a lot less feathers to the very beginning of the Season. Obviously that being said, it would be tough to like bench smart and middle of the year or at some point during the seeds or like whatever reason. But I don't know, it's a good question. I I'm I'm on record of saying the way smart plays, sometimes is detrimental to Tate and brown. But if they want all these guys like email saying that they want all these guys to start passing more. And I think also took it tonight is smart has asked for the role of being the distributor..
"schreuder" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"And like zach levine. Got cova late and they just never bounced back. After that i think lonzo and crucial will help on defense and also opponents shot forty seven point three percent against them in the mid range which was the league high mark and i feel like that should drop a little bit in their favor. I don't know i'm not saying that. Their defense is gonna be incredible or anything like that but it might not be like dead last. I think it can be you know closer to league average than last and that should so i'll agree with you but i want to look at one thing if i could put up quickly enough. Where were they defensively. Once they made the trade for bitch. 'cause i mean i think he's a the kind of person that makes a difference. Where having him in there you kind of or conceding that you're not going to be great so i'm trying to look it up and see if i can was in march. What was the trade deadline this year. I can't remember march twenty fifth. Something like doug. I can't be remembering dates from the last season. it's making trying to look it up. I'm i'm gonna try to look at real quick. I will say. I have it right here. Post all-star break. they were eighth. they finished eighth. Yeah defense last season. So i wonder if some of that was also what you're saying about levin out okay. Maybe i don't know if the bulls. I'll put it this way up. The buzzer top ten defense if they finish in the top ten defensively. They're going to be. They're going to be either a top half of the playoff team in the east meaning like home court more. They're going to be knocking on that door. And i don't quite see that. But if they're that good defensively and they added all this offense. I think it's certainly feasible. That they do that. I mean there. Their offense would have to be underwhelming all the taliban just added for them not to be in that conversation if their top ten defense. So we'll see i okay at that point. What reason would they not be atop if you're a top. Ten defense in their offense has three all stars in it at that point I don't know we'll see we'll see. I'm really intrigued by them. I wanna see what happens with them. So who is your number seven. I don't think i my seven was the raptors right. So remember the knicks at six. I put the celtics at seven and this was one that i think we kind of had a little bit of a fundamental disagreement on last week to whereas that i didn't quite trust them and then i think it's a little bit weird did not have really a starting caliber point guard now. I'm not the biggest fan of schreuder. But if they add him was it. Sounds like it's one of the last realistic places. He could kind of land. I might be a little bit higher on them. Like i'm not a huge fan of his game. But i also see how adding him there. You don't have a starting point guard. Where that would that would help. And it takes a little bit of the pressure off of someone like tatum having the handle it all the time or brown having to handle it as much as he would have to. So you know. I could see how that would make sense. They've got a lot more top end talent than i think. A couple of these other teams do just having two guys that i think are potentially going to be all stars for a long long long time and i still like some of your post play..
"schreuder" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"I wanna turn to nba free agency which is largely wrapped up some players. Still on the move but the big guy kind of still out there. Mark is dennis schroder. Who as we all know by. Now turn down a contract. Extension with the lakers at midseason was looking for a big deal. This off season. That deal has not materialized. What do you make of dennis schroder. Still being out there looking for a team. I can't really say that i'm surprised. I just frankly never understood a turning down the eighty. Four million dollar extension from the lakers. The talk that let's be is the i. I haven't heard dennis shooter. Say this but you know. I think it was the german basketball officials who kind of said on shooters behalf when schreuder wasn't gonna play for germany this summer that dennis has one hundred million two hundred plus billion contract go sign. I just don't know where that forecast came. And it's become a nightmare for him at absolute nightmare where basically almost all the cap space as gone at this point i it sounds like the celtics are at least considering trying to sign him to a bargain. Deal if it's not that does oklahoma city decide. You know what. Let's give schreuder one year of some cap space to create a trade ship out of the thunder no schreuder and have had him there and if they bring him in for year it's not gonna hugely change either their financial bottom line or their future aspirations. Or how. this season's team does. I could see the thunder doing that bringing him in on a year. And you know. That's that's kind of a theory that another team shared clean but other than that. Matt i mean i. I don't know what what he does or where he goes. I mean yeah the the thunder. I've heard that but oklahoma city is in a different position. They were a couple of years ago. When schroeder was there and the the decision to bio kemba walker which the funder never do they. Don't buy guys out like to buy camp out at whatever dollar figured ultimately was that impart told me that they want to clear as many minutes as possible for their young players at those guard spots and kemba if nothing else is a pretty good soldier. You know a good teammate. All those things. I don't know that they want to that. It makes sense to bring schroeder back into that mix. Especially when i mean you. Kind of know schroeder. All next season on a one year deal part of him. It's gonna be playing for another contract and trying to to get the best possible without the celtics a lot of sense to me because boston right now. The season started today like they're starting backward. Is what marcus. Smart and peyton pritchard. Marcus smart and jason josh. Richardson like that needs some offensive punch. Like that's a team with a backward..
"schreuder" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Poem murray is out for for the extended run here. Oh you know. Ben simmons and yokich have a little. I could see a chemistry. There is jamal. Mount murray like fair compensation for benson is like he was pretty impressive in the bubble and denver wants to make a run right. I don't think. I just feel like they care too much about the chemistry stuff. That's a really close team. I'm bentsen clutch on that team. All right all right. i'm it too right. We have to see who work where clutches whereas got his clutches. I think ben. Simmons needs to be on a team where somebody else's in charge of perimeter ball handling shot creation. He's moving that eight. His bag like we kept calling him like magic johnson lebron as meaning like dudes that run the offense for the lion share of the possessions there on the floor for their team. They're initiating offense for their team and doing it. Efficiently generating quality looks all over the place. Ben simmons eight that play next to a guy that can actually do that so he could be free up to be the crazy athlete that he is a denver. Re-signed austin rivers. Can we do a little. We do a little role play. It depends. I'm going to be dennis schreuder. Ub my two agents. Oh god hey guys at standards again. i'm really starting to panic here. we have. We heard anything. What's what's going on anybody anything. What are we doing dennis. I gotta tell ya Toronto has great hotels with great five star. Lotions i think toronto look your slide. Right kyle lowry is i know. It's cold but they have a very wonderful and diverse food culture up there. You're able to get fantastic. carribean food. syrian food. Have you ever tried syrian food. That is but look. It's a short flight from from from toronto down down to floor. I mean look. Toronto just played a whole season in tampa. They know that flight pattern exists dennis. So just think about it. Dennis look when we told you that they offered you. Fred vanfleet money you discern down. They discuss that. This might be situation however check your email the premium rosetta stone. In there you can brush up on your mandarin. See you in china brother.
"schreuder" Discussed on Premium Hoops
"I know there were some ties to cleveland. But i think he shot them down on twitter. Can't remember it was something like that but the point being like i like josh hurt a lot is a guy who could be like a spot starter. Just playing a lot general for team. He would make a lot of sense like i mean almost anywhere. I mean he could make sense. I don't think miami has the money sign and like i think he's a full emily guy because you still want the shot a little bit better. But he's a smart playmaker easy smart thunder. he's an insane rebounder for size. He may sense pretty much any team trying to win right now. We should take a stab at signing josh heart. One thing i had him on the down he got signed just before the start. Victory depot re signed with the miami heat going to have his bird rights. And i think shomron reported like that. They'll look to resign to a bigger deal next year. I really am so hopeful for him. Man i know a lot of indiana fans and people in general kind of sour victor Some of the hate towards has been just absurd to me like he stole guy like he. He did not do anything to wrong. People i just i. I'm very hopeful. Things got for him because he went from two or three years ago. Looking like a guy would be on a massive contract to now. He's on a minimum like or it's mu- the actual money was reported around a minimum regardless So i'm hopeful that he's able to make things work in miami and i did like like i mean i wrote about and i wrote about victor in what he could do. Act pro lot last year. That's kind of cool. Sorry i just like random thought. Like i really like what victor is. Going to bring miami still as a defender. I do believe that if he is healthy he can do stuff creating off the second side. He hit us catching shoot threes. I don't wanna ask them to do more than that but again i don't know what his health and rehab is looking like right now. It seems based on reporting. He was going to miss a decent chunk of this year. So i'm not sure on that and we'll see Danny green is still available. I'm very where he lands He would be really interesting like obviously anywhere. I mean maybe milwaukee who knows. We'll see though. Kelly ray is still available. I like kelly. Ray probably a little more than consensus. I know that he has some issues on. Offense is defense isn't always consistent. But i still think there's somebody there that matters as a player to me Dennis schreuder went from the four turning down a four year. Eighty million dollar four for eighty four. I can't remember thought my head to now. Like what is he..
"schreuder" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Hardaway forni in base. This only on forty eight cents. I think for need based on how they wanted. Hardaway i'm sorry. I hate word last year. And how it was explained to me that they wanted just a fluid multi position perimeter guy. Who could shoot and dribble and initiate offense and do a whole bunch of things and forty a is hey wordy you could even see it in even when he had covert last year and the celtics but he's he's easy to play with i think is on the right team You can initiate offense with them sometimes. He's he's a little bit. He cecchi but he's the type of guy they just didn't have share and i don't know i don't think they'll go to twenty two million for him but i don't know if anyone will hardaway i think is another one to keep an eye on. That's interesting yeah. I haven't thought about that. So but then. What about schreuder. Well then tries to conley. Reggie jackson schreuder jared allen. Then we drop level to trent powell oubre barton dinwiddie coming off surgery devante. Graham has a restricted restricted. They'll yeah rashawn home so a lot of people like including my christiane homes. I haven't called on my sheet here. And then it drops again to that. Mills dragoj caruso derrick rose blake griffin group campaign. Yeah campaign severe the knicks and you could get up to fifty two million. You'd have to renounce roseburg's bullock and And noel to get the fifty two million but you have nobody to spend it on. Maybe you go three years sixty for forty a and then you kind of econo- wait to see. Have the market come to you. That's what i would do three years. Sixty for forty. If you're forty eight you've taken what else who else has given me that. I don't know what are the celtics offering. That's what i don't know. I maybe you do i do not. I mean he wants for ironing eighty million. That's what we've i think. If the number has a to their out if the number is per year starts so the two. That's that's a wrap for them. Okay fair enough to be my inclination i. That's tough thing for them. If that's how that goes down but we'll see. I guess you're not by josh. Richardson stock. I'm just not not right now. No i think you bought you bought. He was low and you bought low and you gave up. I don't know i. I didn't love that one didn't love it. He's i'm not sure he's ever going to be like i want them a guy i want. I want them to have a guy that can knock down shots like knock them down and who they have. I mean i'm not talking about jason. Tatum jayme jaylen brown talk. About talking about a perimeter guy. That could come up and just knocked down threes. Like duncan robinson. I mean i'm not saying they're going to do that. They're not they can't even get into. They don't have the money to do that. But that's the kind of guy you know. I did not like the josh richardson signing at all. But here's what i did like. They that expire anything or the Whatever the trade exception thing it was going to expire. Yeah you're able to put this contract in there. The problem with the celtics the last couple years as they never had that eleven to twelve thirty million or two million dollar contract that they could put another deals and i.
"schreuder" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Can we talk about how all roads lead back to. How terrible sacramento's yet again. I think they're the pound for pound champ like the most messed up team like last year the gateway bogdonovich for nothing this year. The buddy he'll trade leaks before now. Who knows who leaks at the lakers. Might into put washington pressure on the ninth. Pack every loves this draft. They're the only team that seems completely discombobulated by having the ninth. Pack I just i. There doesn't seem to be any plan. I don't know his make decisions. And if i was a kings fan i'd be losing my mind in. Where do you have ranked russillo their last other the worst roster but i continuously hear stuff about them where i thought i thought stuff's over and it it's just not like i'm not going to get to window one of the stories. I heard about their draft. Prep but i see. I couldn't fucking believes the story is. I'm not even sure it's true. I'm not a percent on it. So i'm not. That's why i'm not gonna share it. I know it's probably pretty true but it just like. Hey you've got the nights pick you gotta do your work you gotta do your work and and and very well could be people under people that are doing their work to be fair and then it still doesn't really matter Because there might be too much influence from ownership still that has no reason to think they have any kind of tracker whatsoever and the bogdanovich things inexcusable. it's inexcusable and then it's the same ship. This year is like these teams that stink that chase these like if they're running the mile and they're thrilled the first place after a lap like it means anything. Yeah and they're chasing the play offs and it's like look you. Could've you could've flipped harrison. Barnes for something you know. You could've flipped but healed for something. You guys bogdonovich for kouzmine last year. Right makers wanted to do that. And they counted with elites for cruise man. It's tough so i you know i just i don't mind even asking you know you can ask you. It was prices. I mean there. Is that one today. That people were saying moore he was asking the warriors for seven. Fourteen wiseman wiggins and two more. I sling all right. Go ahead ask whatever you wanna ask for but was sacramento. You can't always get them wrong. And they always seem to get him wrong. And i think back to your he'll point him in sacramento. Having to create off the dribble is where he he loses meal. And that's the frustration. It's great if you have a guy that can shoot at those historic numbers can also handle and and move around and then also get shots from other areas with the lakers. If it's right he doesn't have to do any of that stuff if they can still pull this off. So but we'll see but there'd be nothing more sacramento than actually agreeing to a sign and trade to bring back a more expensive schreuder and get rid of he'll or detail in her or tucker who right. I don't know what that dude is. You could tell me he's going to be good with more money and more playing time where you could tell me. He's a preseason. Wonder i don't can't see where he stayed on him. Since i'm a fan ally tucker millionaire no okay. No i would not could be followed player out the greatness in him but i think he can be a pretty solid player. What's the buzz around the league. Because sacramento to me is a team that the other teams complain about like. It's where it's just like what's going on a lot of what's going on over there conversations about them and that's really been the case since we had grantland when vivek bought the team in two thousand twelve this ten years of people going. What's going on over there. And then other teams just trying to trade with them because they're like the deer that's fallen behind the pack that the cheat has kind of like. Oh there there's one. I got it and the kings are kind of the the deer. That's foam in the pack every year i. It's not like i hear people ripping monte mcnair or anything like that. I don't know see if you feel that way. I think it's just a. I think it was so bad with vivek early on and blahdy that they were like okay. Well now you'll get vex going to hand over the reins bodies not there anymore. Be a little bit better to be better and it just it isn't. It isn't really any better. A the battery thing is unrecoverable. Could it be getting better though. They drafted haliburton last year. We'll see we'll see what they do. Tonight or sean you'd acquisition was smart. But that is. They gave away bogdonovich for zero. Yeah so it's like they're i mean maybe it's a little better but who knows Quickly ben simmons so you mentioned how phillies asking for the moon. You know daryl's gone to every team and just ask for their best player like. He has boston for tatum would it. Would you supposed to do. And you get that folke. This is exactly like the paul george stuff with pritchard. When he was still with the pacers he called every single team and was like. Can i have your best player. You've right it was last night. So what are your thoughts. Can i have your second best player. Well maybe it's a strategy like there's a new gm in your fantasy league. He knows brad. Stevens is a new. Gm just trying to take a bandage. Smart i do the same thing and fantasy. But i was thinking simmons bill. Trade is actually now more realistic with this move. That washington just made where you can have a team. Let's say it's simmons. Beal philly throws in a picker to and max is in it. You could have a team of simmons. Rui ogden jaffa kuzma herald. Kcpt maxi gaffer d- burton's fifteen and twenty two. It's like not not awful like there's stuff to work with. You could mold that into something. It's like a weird grocery shop shape where you got a bunch of stuff in ireland all right. Let's make dinner. You bought squash cool The accuracy cents going to washington under some sort of whatever with that roster and they just built around simmons and make them the guy. I didn't realize you had a trade kicker by the way until today i had not heard that one. So it's four more years fully guaranteed with a trade kicker one hundred forty six point seven million but cassie. Does that. make any sense to you. A deal with bill simmons in it. It makes some sense for sure. But i think i'd rather give it a little bit of time with bradley beal. Just because i think that's how special player he is and like. Whoa tweeted earlier tonight. How this is a deal that the wizards are making with the intentions of building a better roster around bradley beal and i. I think that's probably partially to protect you know wizards for novice here that it is about you know building around beal so if he ever does demand at trade. It's like well we tried. This isn't about rebuilding immediately. But if bradley beal doesn't demand a trade. I would hang onto him into the season. Because i think you have a thirty point game score a man yet. That's legit and with. Ben simmons the questions about his game winning go away in washington necessarily so. If you're building around bill maybe of him do more playmaking which he's shown he can do. He showed improved in those areas at another guy. The back order genucel playmaking. Maybe they do that tonight. With a fifteen hundred twenty. Second pick this wizards roster could look pretty compelling pretty soon with bradley beal as the face of the franchise. I'd hold off on a deal if washington would say the trade goes through and they have fifteen.
"schreuder" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"He's not a zero by his only two more years on that deal to end. Where's he from canada. that's fun. come on sharks. I'm here to take contract. I'm telling you that right now. Given the assets to get that on my book come on sexton. then you don't want Wiggins what's wrong with you. We just thirty one point five next year and thirty three point six the year after i was trying to think is there a way. Toronto could get basically seven fourteen wiggins. Stay at four but then try to or basic. Try to figure out how they could end up with. Bogeying sucks is like what whatever they had to trade where that's like the last two assets they'd have standing. I don't think it's possible to i try. I try to figure it up the two guys. They actually want it. Seems like our jalen. Suggs and scotty barnes. And there's like some little know josh katie rumblings. I don't think that's real from the more spot. But maybe if they were at seven or fourteen were talking there but like how much are we factoring in. Kyle lowry's future with this decision number four. How much are we factoring in the very real ben simmons interests as well with the decision. That's made there. Because if you want ben simmons and if you're going for ben simmons with young players future picks or whatever. Maybe you're not taking scotty barnes and the city jalen suggs like. How much is that a consideration. He came to see. I think that's really important. Because i think if you're toronto if you draft suggs at four he's gonna positive value in a year. 'cause he's going to be a winning player on a playoff team with two ability and you can say. Here's your young star for ben simmons. We've developed him. He's doing really well. He's like s. J all of a sudden sox's so to me like you draft sudden say in a year i can trade suggs and picks for almost anybody basically is what i'm thinking. I think that's important because suggs fits he plugs and plays with toronto's roster based on what i've looked at and thought about i mean he he is going to be ready to play for them next year. My opinion like he's he's just readies. Its smart tough player. And i think he's going to be a two way player and yeah agree agree with the trucks. I think he's going to be a good asset in the near future. He's very raptors e. My guess. Is they let lowry go. And they just take sucks and they just annoyed suggs as the lowry successor. What i still haven't figured out. What lower price ranges. Because people do this they now or they just assume every team can sign everybody no matter what. Their cap situation lakers. Though they're going to get chris paul is like how. There's no possible way. They're gonna get chris paul unless they talk somebody to take schreuder. And you know. Casey p or coups ma like. She's not realistic with With lowry you know. The knicks are the team that have the cap space for them. I do think that knicks are going to be heard from the chris. Paul thing there's been a lot of rumblings about are we positive..
"schreuder" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Let's put a pin in it with some way too early predictions and then we can look back a year later and remember how he wants to start me on this podcast mohawk. Obviously you got to kick things off. I don't think so. I think. I think mike mike you've just been like the rabble-rouser this whole cast just dropping putting you're never going to get over that just seeing a banana peel in front of me every few minutes so i think mike you could kick us off because it was also your idea. Okay sarah tables have turned and you pick here. You can't do the thing where you list like four teams. That might have a good chance. I wanna hear a pit. I want to hear a pick. okay. I guess i'll start in the west i'm still. I'm still a co leonard believer. I'm still in los angeles clippers believer and acl to eight. You know it might be it's partial. You know he could be back in six months. We don't know it's it's very fluid. Tara cheddar man Going to be filling in great work all next season. Got gotta bring back. Reggie jackson yeah. That's a big. That's a big question. Mark and i will be having shelby edit this if reggie jackson leaves in free agency. But i guess i'm just. I'm going to be stubborn. And i'm going to go. I'm going to go with the clippers wound versus man. Howard made some great points about the nets. But i am betting on their health even though i have questions about their death and i think they're gonna lose blake. Probably they're going to lose a lot of people. But i think that they can replenish with at the waiver wire as they did this past season. So i'm gonna go no clippers overnights in the finals. Oh it's picking a winner too. Yeah yeah wow. We're doing the whole thing. Okay mogo. i'll go give me a. I'll take the lakers. Because i think they're going to get a rejuvenated lebron in a d. I think they'll find a way to sprinkle some lakers dust around the league and pick up An impact from player the lakers. For what it's worth all the stuff. They went through the season. The schreuder unhappy because all whatever their starting five until he was already getting hurt was running roughshod over the league and they still have one of the best defenses. So i'll take the lakers. And i have them losing to the brooklyn nets who i think. Even if all three of those guys only play like nine games together during the regular season. Frankly i think as long as durant is healthy in the playoffs and one more of them is i think they're an absolute force. So i'll go at the nets over the lakers in seven game thriller. You're actually going to games now. We're getting ridiculous if we're gonna need a final score tiebreaker miles. Mvp who had. Who's on the mike shoes on the mike during the post game. Yeah.
"schreuder" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"You this. You did. I guess. All the above and sodi. And i'm gonna hark back to a quote that i saw back it's from february okay from an nba. Advance scout about german. Before the lakers had decided right. Acquire him quote. He can get you to your numbers. He can get you thirty and twenty and have no impact on the game right. That's that guy. The guy called the big penguin. That's the guy who can be a ball stopper and elaine clog or and doesn't make you that much of any better. So the point is that i saw a lot of memes last night on twitter's trinite all afternoon nine because he had said just basically just saying gimme more playing time and i'll show i can be what you see in eight and i can be what you see in brook lopez be that god believe he can't here okay you do. I don't i think that would be nothing. But detrimental to lebron and company going forward but the memes. I saw on twitter where people laughing at him because they'd say when he looks in the mirror he sees this and they would show video of kareem abdul-jabbar right. What did i nicknamed him. Kareem abdul drummond because genie sort of embraced in around. I derive and compared it to where her father brought landed creed from milwaukee brought him to la and it changed life. Obviously i. it took a little while. We're actually magic. Changed life could magic plus with a bb peavy finals. But the point was yeah maybe delusional -ly that cream abdul drummond sees himself as a kareem like figure but he needs more playing time. That's believe if he gets more playing. I was killed. Would he got beer. Lebron or a d. And i told you get out. This tells me nothing because first of all. They don't have anybody that knows how to play with a big guy. Dinner schreuder see dinner. Schreuder has this luger. That what they should have done the shooter. Because shooter sees himself every c. p. Three does he's the themselves beyond that. Yes you see themselves as elite level point guard like like a two guard point guard like like a shoot i point and he. He's not bad. But i believe if you gave drumming order consistent nightly basis so that you're gonna get somewhere between say twenty five and twenty eight minutes a night. I believe he'll give you a double double now. It's going to be hard for you to get thirty points. And twenty rebounds and that little time but i believe he can give you fourteen and twelve twelve and fourteen on a nightly basis given that you have a given that you he can ruin he the he kikwit close to three hundred pounds to big may and he followed so he but he can get up and down the court and i think the thing is that lebron understands is that when you got a big. I skip and he. This is what chris paul. Those guys do a great job of bay reward eight for playing hard on both ends so what they do bill given about dump it down to a let him shoot a baby a baby hook or turnaround jumper. Hugh run the floor. Bill gave it to him and he gets them easily afford. Don't that's what you gotta do. Drumming lebron understands that the guys skill you know what you call them he cal. Coups mccain's lead the birth into part met alone. Ep the big guy down in the post. So for me holo. He's still on the team where they tried to run away. No you know what they're waiting on. They know what i know. And that is. I'm going to go on record one more time about cal kouzmin. If you let him go he will come back to haunt you. He can be a good player on a bad team. He's not going to be what they think. He can be on a good team because his basketball. Iq is not what it needs to be. I've seen enough. You cannot be a great player with a low basketball. Iq is impossible is a fearless shooter. He will take and make big shot. You take may take dump shot and he showed you this year. He tried to swallow all his pride for lebron sake and do windows do the dirty work. He rebounded like a fiend. This year you know at not. He had a bunch of double digit rebounds. So you believe you go make so. He goes somewhere to make it. All starting brandon ingram. I think he's not. he's not skilled like brandon. Ingram for some reason. They shut him out he he wanted to be the third wheel you know and they just shut him more to show users. Don't get annoyed that you have to show. And instead he would show up with new hair every night hollering. They'd say this guy he's trying to stand out that's what he's known for his care. Close those call. Beware gain ruskin. Come in there with with a construction work. Invest old hard hand was gave before you trying to get attention for everything other than you'll gain. I got it. Honest gave it a go last night for the first time since hurting his knee and the eastern conference finals. It didn't help milwaukee however in the one eighteen to one five loss to the sons last night so skip you said that the bucks play better without they play better playoff style basketball without jaanus or did last night and make you believe that more than ever ever. I still believe they would won last night. Stolen that game taken phoenix by surprise without janas and they would end up losing in seven without janas. This way they're going to lose in four. Let me count the ways. Let's look at janas quickly. His playoff resume twenty fifteen. He's just a baby but they get they make the playoffs. And they lose to the bulls and six average margin of feet was twenty one points then twenty sixteen. They missed the plus twenty seventeen. He makes the all star team. They lose to the raptors in the first round by an average margin of feet of eleven points then twenty eighteen. He makes the all star team again. They lose to the celtics and seven game average margin of defeat by ten points so when he loses they just flame out and lose badly then twenty nineteen. He wins the mvp. They win a couple of games against the raptors and the conference byles and what happens they lose four straight games to the raptors and his numbers plummet. He shot forty four percent during the season. He shot fifty eight percent from the floor and then from the free throw line. He shoots forty seven percent and four straight losses to the raptors. During the year. He shot seventy three percent. He is a regular season. Wonder who does not have playoff big picture intangibles. What happened in the bubble last year. They steamroll the magic in the first round and then they run into the hot heat in the second round they lose the first three games and janas nowhere to be found shoots only forty five percent from the floor and fifty four percent from the free throw line. It's not good enough. If you're that guy that superstar with the kind of intangibles that can lift a team to a championship. I just don't see it. Obviously on paper. They're not better without jaanus. But the eye test tells me than those two games five and six against atlanta. They just look like a completely different basketball team. I gave you earlier these debts. And i'm gonna throw them back at you one more time. Chris middleton against the heat against the hawks games five and six he ever just averaged twenty nine. nine eight. Almost a triple double in those two games against the hawks holiday twenty six eight and eleven almost a triple double brook lopez average twenty three and four blocks in those two games. Against the hawks. There different they play defense harder and smarter and better without janas offense. The ball moves in. They have some flow to their offense. Where all of a sudden the guards are empowered emboldened free to shoot their shots and they look different. They're harder to guard without janas. It's easy to build the wall against janas and take him out of the games as we saw the sons do last night skew. I'll agree yes. They played different but what team does not play different with their best player. We'll do what team plays a little better without their best way you can make you can make that argument that the clippers play a little better without kawhi. Did they not win two games. Because i did tell you. There were the deepest team in pro. No no no team. Yeah it's also so why. Why are they able to win with aqua well. They didn't win over utah. Well but you told me that they would be in the final. No skill no. You can't have it both ways so in other words you fan. They played better without jaanus where you can.
"schreuder" Discussed on WTVN
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"schreuder" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"We got you covered. Let me tell you what i know. And let me say we're gonna play no doubt and they're gonna take your calls. Eight eight eight seven two nine three seven seven six eighty eight say. Espn what's up and you still on my shine till autumn dump stories man. Hey listen you agree with magic johnson. Saying as you just mentioned the after mitchell. Schreuder isn't a laker. he doesn't quote. he doesn't have that winning mentality. You agree max nas on. He's not a true champion. I don't know if he doesn't have that winning mentality. he might wanna win. You just may not be capable of it you know like i. I don't wanna doubt shooters mentality. He may just not have it when it matters most in. Oh there's there's some guys who they want it too bad. There are other guys who just get nervous. It's not that they don't want it is that they get nervous. But whatever reason choke is a choke and shooter choked period what else. Hey the titans now. With julio jones are super bowl contenders son. You know the reason i. It's hard to call them pretenders because on paper they have what they need. I know that ten hills underrated. I've made the case recently. But why do i like the bills. More than the titans. Because they have a quarterback with real next level upside in josh allen. Why seattle always winning. Because they have russell wilson. I'm not even talking about patrick. Freakin mahomes or aaron rodgers. I mean just quarterbacks with a hill to me is just a real good pro starting. Nfl quarterback but not extra. And i don't think this is even like bill for one you i manning. Well i don't think you could do that anymore like that. I think you really need a special quarterback nowadays. So i guess my way of saying i don't believe in tannehill art. Hey max got a birthday in the house all.
"schreuder" Discussed on First Things First
"Radio. Show the couple last night and former nba player and they also in a situation like this with the groin. A lot of times. The doctor's gonna ask you how you feeling are you. Do you think you can go because this is you know it's not like you got a torn ligament or something like that where the doctors just like. You can't play. And so i almost feel like. Ad was almost getting a scapegoat. Like if i don't play don't blame me. Don't say. I'm not a warrior. Don't say old that's typical. He's never healthy. So i'm just reading into that but i think there's some truth there Look you guys are right brandon nick. I picked the lakers to get out of the west before the playoffs started but it always was contingent on the brown and anthony davis being. Hello i'm not gonna destroy nick. If villa delgada get out of the east and they joel embiid out the rest of the place. I mean i will destroy him that much. I'll i'll use that in the equation. Right out factor that in but injuries all bets are off so with. I think tonight. The son's close out the lakers. I don't necessarily expect. Anthony davis to play so without anthony davis. I definitely think phoenix beats them with anthony davis even if he plays. I don't think he's going to be able to be effective because obviously the groin is a problem but remember before he injured his groin. He was dealing with the knee injury and it was questionable for game four and he wasn't effective before groin. Injury was to for nine six points in nineteen minutes so even if they can play. I don't think he'll be able to be very effective. And i don't think play long and i think at this point in his career i don't think bronco just carry a bunch of role players. Some of whom aren't even playing like dinner. Schreuder gives them a goose egg. I don't think he can carry them over a team where three to four best players without a are on the other team chris. I'm absolutely going to destroy you. I hear what you're saying if philly disney getting crushed nick no no let me tell you gonna destroy you because all year. I've been saying you can't count on a right before the series starring. I said i'm going with the sons. Because you can't count on a d you chose to go out there and pick these boys. You chose to believe in a d. He's been unhealthy all year. He's been inconsistent all year. So yes absolutely going to destroy you. I'm gonna destroy nick and anybody else who went out there and pick this team. They weren't a great dane down the stretch. We know that so. Who wins tonight. The suns win because you don't have a d. and then you have lebron. I do think. Lebron james is going to be on fire. Do think he's gonna play big but this son's team they're young. They're fiery innate. Their home greeting wanted to get it done. They're a good team reason. Why the number to see Headed into this and this playoffs nick. So i'm going with the sons of course to close out this series brandon. When you're going through the list of people to destroy for picking the lakers beat the suns. Make sure you include brandon marshall from monday morning because once the son of the lakers last series midway through the snow then happened. It happened brandon. We say bruce hard is allowed to save his visit out granted. You gave us the sec into the series eighty nine minutes and nineteen seconds. Left in the golden lakers later. Yeah so make yourself look lido brain. You're not going to have to destroy any of us because the lakers are going to win tonight. And that obviously wilds is actually bad. News for me the lakers winning tonight. Because i'm not a lakers fan. I'm a lebron fan and winning. Tonight is the worst thing that can happen to lebron. Because what do we know. We know that first round exit. Don't count against you but finals losses do so by winning tonight. You're still eligible for first for finals law. So that's no good and we also know that being the greatest player ever is not actually about being the greatest player ever it. Who is the most similar to jordan and one place. That jordan has lebron just cooked is first round loss. He's got three of them. Lebron's got none so by winning tonight. Lebron not gonna have the opportunity to get to one. And it's like wall. If i do it two more times than i've eaten michael but the lakers aren't gonna lose. There's a very simple. Here's when when series three to wilde's there's three questions you should ask yourself and if the answer to all three is the same then picking the series is very simple. And there's some divergence than you've gotta think on it first. Question is who is up in the series second question is who is the home team in game six and the third question is who do you trust more in a game. Seven so for example clippers maps the mavs of the answer for all three. The mavs are up in the series. The mavs are home game six and at least for me the mavs at a team you trust won a game seven. That is a very easy series to pick denver portland a little more complicated denver's up in the series but portland team in game six. And who do you trust warning game seven. I don't know we've seen both these teams when a game seven. We saw portland win a game seven in denver who saw denver when a couple of games last year. So it's a bit of a coin. Flip this series. Who's up in the series phoenix. Who's at home in game. Six the lakers. Who do you trust. More in a game seven will that is obvious. The team with lebron and being down three two wild historically is really really bad for every team except for teams with lebron james on them and we can show you those numbers over the last decade. Just real quick. And then i'll throw it wild. Can we show that full screen nine over the last decade eight and one down three two in the playoffs. One four those series. The one he didn't win was the twenty fifteen finals for second best player. Was mas gov. He's scored thirty points in every single one of those games wilde's except for one the one where he didn't score thirty was a game seven of the finals where he hit a triple double in the greatest defensive. Play in the history of the league to beat the seventy three more warriors. So i'm going to go with lebron tonight wild and then we have a game seven which means let's be honest. Both teams are facing elimination. Tonight the lakers are facing elimination. And the sandra facing elimination. Because you can't meet lebron in the game seven. Quick question for you buddy. When you were sort of laying out that argument we you trying to convince me brandon jennings america or were you trying to convince yourself because as soon as you start talking about jordan legacy and first round exits. Uh-huh nicholas nervous. Because sometimes we ask. Is nick nervous about. And he's like. I'm not nervous and to the point where in the morning meetings or like you know what. Stop asking the question. Because he's going to say he's not nervous he's always going to say he's not nervous but when you start hearing about once we start hearing about jordan talk. That's when you get nervous in all your stats. And they were very impressive. That lebron doesn't back to back games in the first round and that happened to them to you. Keep nick quiet for a second and third. just couldn't take them off the screen pushing a lot. There we go okay. Here's the thing. I'm worried about this. Game's going to be over in the first ten minutes if the sun's come out in the championship. Dna sword cuts both ways. We were talking about championship. Dna they know what it takes. Here's the thing you know what it takes so you might know if you don't have what it takes and lebron's not in zero dark thirty mode lebron's out there tweeting about awards that his tequila one he. I'm not sure that when lebron looks down the road and says You know what we don't have what it takes. We don't have an if the sun's come out fast and early. I think the lakers could be. That could just give it up a little bit. That's my prediction. I ten minutes. I don't think lebron will throw in the towel. I think he'll go down swinging but the rest of the guys just aren't that good and nick can bring up all the game sevens and all that in lebron is certainly been tremendous in elimination games. But what he didn't bring up. Was this guy named the father. Time i am. i'm not saying time is tackling. He hasn't tackled but he's not going the door and he's walked in. He's in the house now. And it's evident look. Brian has been aggressive in. Lebron has been aggressive for two quarters. This series all right the gay the third quarter and what was that game three when they look like they took control of the series he was going to the whole taking jae crowder at will i loved it but remember the first half he was passive and then he's been aggressive in the first quarter of game five but wasn't delivery. He settled for the three and access sign of aging jordan. Colby they all shot far more jump shots as they got older forty. Three percent of lebron's field goal tips in this series have been three pointers. Lebron steph curry is not a great three point shooter. He's a streaky one but he continues to put up the three because father or time is tapping him on his shoulder. Get hadn't tackled him. This doesn't mean lebron with other great players can't win a championship. But he's not about to just put everybody on his back and go forty five and fifteen like you did in boston or fifty one eight eight like he didn't golden state. Yeah listen. i'm not ready to go there. chris. I mean father. Time is is on everybody's back but you know. Look at this season. Lebron james dealt with a big injury. That's why he's not there look what he was doing before you know he went down. He can still impact the game in a major way. Whether it's shooting hell he was suiting. You know like ray allen this year so he can still impact the game. We saw michael jordan developed that fadeaway side and jumper and that extended his career. You always have to evolve as an athlete definitely on the basketball court. But can we put the the lebron james archivists the analysts the chronicler lebron historian on the screen at the following. Like it sounds like you're hit. It sounds like you're hitching your bed. That's what it sounds like. It sounds like you're trying to get ahead of the firestorm the story. That's going to come after. Tonight's game when they lose you're talking about all brawn james. He's never lost here. So this is a good thing for all these things that you're saying. Are you a heads in your bit. Okay brandon. i know. I'm the boo biggest gambler on the show. But you dabble. You should know enough about hedging bets that it is quite literally even when it has been in my interest. Something i've never done if there was ever an opportunity to hedge the bet. I would have taken a page out of the brandon marshall book and said injury now my pixel britain could have done. It could have done it. Davis hurt now my pixel. I'm not hedging my bet but to andrew point and your it is not fear or nervousness earnings zaidi that you are hearing in my voice. It is vitriolic anger. Because i saw my buddy. I have to go on every show yesterday other than this one and preemptively defend the bronze legacy because those are the questions being asked what would of first round loss due to his legacy. And i think kitties and i don't use this word lightly and offensive question. They wanted to ask it on this show and mixed it. Because it's ludicrous. i. I know it's coming at some point. We're going to find a way to win the title again. So there it's anger. You're hearing jenna not fear anger. Let's bring that anger down just a little bit just for a second hand out some nba playoff metals. So just just chill lacks trae young to his old tricks on broadway last night. Thirty six points in game five took a bow for the garden crowd. It just missed out on a medal from nick. Nick you good budding. Because i need you to tell me who made your mental stan do it very quickly because we don't running out of time. Ben simmons top twenty five player in the league acted like last night. Nineteen ten eleven getting his team. Maybe a little bit arrests through joy. Ll bean meniscus can get better. He gets lebron's as they move on. Silver donovan mitchell. Bruce are brought up a good point. I hadn't thought of donald. Mitchell is not lost in these playoffs. His team did but that's when he wasn't allowed to play thirty six and ten in a dominant win over the grizzlies and the gold medal. I thought about giving luca the bronze for his second quarter the silver. I third quarter and the gold. I first quarter. They told me. I'm not allowed so he just gets one. Gold forty eight and fourteen for the best player in the playoffs. Thus far luka doncic there your metals jennifer last night in the nba. well done. Well deserved that to made it. But kevin wild tells who just missed the cut called veteran savvy from dwight howard gets fouled ends up putting the ball through the rope. He wants to count. Count that count that that's an account rep little abuse like not actually got go in the other way but you know what the shot wait. Our no penalty for trying so just missing.
"schreuder" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"So i was surprised by the level. At which the they couldn't do anything because a d. wasn't in the game. So i would be interested in game six to see what type of defense they bring. The effort was lebron effort. Wasn't there the whole leg bum hunting attacking the paint. You know backing down. Starting every single possession at in on the frigging block He wasn't doing that he didn't do his break class. In case of emergency. Lebron stuff that we've seen in previous playoffs. You know like straight up like colo campaign if you're in the freaking game against me. I'm running picking rolling you switching onto me and i'm freaking taking you to the basket like that's that's the lebron. We've been used to seeing in the playoffs where he's just like all right. I just slow the game completely down in attack. Every single terrible match at the other team. Has he did none of that tonight. And you know this wasn't a do or die game and if you really feel like you're more talented but you have a d. Even in a limited capacity could understand why he didn't put the gas pedal. I joke last night. After my prizewinning theory that ended up winning the prize It's a better narrative if they come down three to. He's trying to do his his last dance documentary. It's better down. Three two in the sun. The lakers only had one man deter to say he wanted to lose the game. But it's he's he's saving it for six thousand seven we know he's he's the storyteller dude fill. You are tapping into something less. That i deeply feel within me and i remember when our friend i heard windhorst say i was like. Oh lebrons drama queen. He likes drama. He likes to. He likes drama. He loves drama. Lakey out he wants the drama and so it's going to be dramatic game. Six is going to be dramatic and if they had to win a game. Seven is going to be all eyes on the lakers. Can they do it blah blah blah. So i'm kind of with you. I know i'm not even kind of in one hundred percent agreement with you. He will be a game. Seven two thousand eighteen celtics cavs lebron mode. Where he he will try to impose his physicality and the game from the first quarter on and he will control every aspect of it. Just it was clear tonight that he was not going to show us that version tonight. He saving that for six. They're going to have the fans he knows he's gonna get any call where he bounces in anybody. They're calling it. That will love to have a game seven when we game. Seven would be against saturday night or sunday. One of those. That'll be weekend. One savvy so red flags for them Schreuder was over nine tonight. The up and in general. I think you know playing for a new contract has been playing that great I don't know if he's been the best fit because he's kind of one of those. I got this sometimes. Guys were like you know. You actually don't have this lebron james's on your team but he'll have like the we're down to all the sudden. Instead of lebron. Having bus schreuder will go flying down the lane with some floater. And it's like no don't know standard stand over in the side of the ball lebron's so that's not great They you know. They're still trying to play roulette. Macklemore was over for five. Tonight was over one. Morris was one for two but like they they still haven't figured out there swing guys situation and then german thing. He's putting up these fake stats. That don't actually matter if you're watching the game and then the saw piece of it which i think the sons of now figured that out. They got smoked when he was in there tonight. Then they throw harrell out there herald just looks like he's living a nightmare like he he. I could see him just not showing up for like game seven just by worse heroes. He said fuck it. I'm not coming They played fourteen guys tonight. How's that possible. Yeah the the shooter. Bid of it is a little. It's tough because they have to play both ways in the sense that we know that lebron doesn't wanna do everything all the time right like he's he's kind of been in that point of his career where he's like i need to take somebody's offensive possessions off where i have a guy that i could just throw him to freaking ball and just play off of it like he wants that right like rondo gave them a nice nice bit of that and shoot. It was supposed to provide some of that pressure valve for the branca's like i. It's not on utah. Orchestrate every single possession for us that being said you know a sometimes tips in the other direction where it's like okay. You might be doing this a little too much. We know lebron needs some level of rest on the offensive possessions. But like you might be doing this too much. I just think shooters. He's colleges an inconsistent. I as shown to be that. He benched guard. Israeli his destinies at twenty. Five minute a game on a great team guy but it wouldn't surprise me to seeing have a much better game in game six right like you know. Get to the free throw line. Gets the cup actually. Make the wide open shots. That phoenix is giving him I i could see things turned around for him but yeah that's concerning if i was him and his agent because they turned down to french. They've leak deal was like. Excuse me i'm. I'm one hundred million dollar guy. I'm not this eighty something million dollar guy. are concerned on that end. But i think. I think the lakers effort was was piss poor tonight. They can play a lot harder in better. Certainly not i i think. Probably not better than phoenix without a but a seventy percent eighty. Who's got a sore grin. Are they better than that. I'm gonna say maybe not. Like booker was thousand. Other good booker game People were calling for it and booker and lebron just cancel each other out and now you have seventy percent day and a bunch of role players. I don't know if i trust the it's sitting there for the sons and the scary thing about them. They're only fourteen for forty two from three. Today they will have the random game where they go like twenty four forty from three..
Lakers vs Suns: Davis, Schroder and Drummond Shine
"Great laker suns game. It was chris. Paul by the way only played twenty three minutes and the lakers had do hang on for the win. If i'm frank vogel. This morning lakers coach. He's been in a lot of these playoff series. I had a restless restless night's sleep. So anthony davis was not only fantastic but super aggressive. He know us play like that. Dennis schreuder may have played his best game as a laker. Certainly as best playoff game. It's not even close okay. He was great last night. Andre drummond was super effective and lebron played well and we held on to beat phoenix in trouble in the fourth and chris. Paul wasn't around the end. And i'm not sure chris balls got more than fifty percent of a right now
Lakers vs Suns: Schroder and Drummond Shine, But What's With Chris Paul's Shoulder?
"I don't know this is not a good night for the clippers but that was a great great laker suns game. It was chris. Paul by the way only played twenty three minutes and the lakers had do hang on for the win. If i'm frank vogel. This morning lakers coach. He's been in a lot of these playoff series. I had a restless restless night's sleep. So anthony davis was not only fantastic but super aggressive. He know us play like that. Dennis schreuder may have played his best game as a laker. Certainly as best playoff game. It's not even close okay. He was great last night. Andre drummond was super effective and lebron played well and we held on to beat phoenix in trouble in the fourth and chris. Paul wasn't around the end. And i'm not sure chris balls got more than fifty percent of a right now
"schreuder" Discussed on Wendell's World & Sports
"Better teams in the western conference in as a right. now. I'm not completely sure that's going to happen. Windows rolled is sports on your host the wall so glad that you could be with us. That's one scenario that we're looking at in terms of what what's going to be the situation glass half empty. Mr many game because of injury not going to have enough term to recover. Give back to where they can lead a team to a championship. The other scenario in terms of glass being full. Mr positive looking down the bright side. If i'm went down for christmas insult shit under my tree. i was hit hit hit parade. I must have gotten myself than opponent. If you're gonna have that outlook on things concerning lebron and anthony davis if a man those injuries to those two that the best thing that could have happened to them you know what because after an extremely short offseason ronald's coming out there talking about he wants to go ahead and play the entire seventy two or behind majority of seventy two. We've known the career of anthony davis rings always had these not major injuries but these like annoying injuries a hamstring here a slave pull their pinkie injury. I hand injury. Something that senator not anything debilitating or long-term anything like that. But it's always just been something so you were going to be asking. Anthony davis basically ten minutes after the finals. Were over to get back and start playing again. Playing at the level he was playing. It will will a court. You know the history of anthony davis eventually he was going to break down. So what the two main components the two main superstars. The foundation pieces for the los angeles lakers to win it. Nba championship. what they're doing right now. This is their off-season. This is what they're doing to get themselves ready right now to get ready for. The playoffs is to be refreshed. It to be ready mentally physically ready to go. We all know about the recovery powers of lebron james and we all know about the mind that lebron james has for the game of basketball to wear. Okay he might not be one hundred percent he might not be eighty to eighty five percent but still guess what a sixty five sixty eight point. Seven eight four six three one seven five five. Lebron james is still better than anybody that you got out here. He can make dennis schreuder better. He can make andre drummond better. He can make casey.
"schreuder" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"What's up open globe. This is ben golfer with the washington post. I'm joined on the other line by michael. The pod enough from sports illustrated michael. I don't know about you. But i think this was the weekend i snapped and arguably you probably think i snapped when you first met me years ago but i really feel like this was the weekend where it went off the rails that lakers nets game where there's no lebron. No anthony davis no kyle kuzma. No james harden kyri and schreuder giddy jetted early in katie. Only place twenty four minutes and so this prime time saturday night game boils down to andre drummond versus lamarcus aldridge in a battle of the buyout guys. And i'm just sitting there thinking okay mba. I understand we took ten games out of this regular season. Take it from eighty to down to seventy two. Maybe we should've taken another fifteen or twenty games out of this season because clearly. They bid off a little bit more than they can chew. I'm i'm just looking at the quality of play right now in the league. I mean it's definitely the dog days. Whatever you wanna call it. We're all sort of in countdown to playoff mode. So rather than dissect andrei drums double double too much or that. Fluky boston celtics win over the denver nuggets this weekend. I thought we thought we'd look ahead to the playoffs. What do you think michael. Yeah i i mean. I've been ready for this for a while. So i'm right there with you so good. So here's the way. I wanna do it. I mean it's kind of a simple concept playoff x. factors that guys were circling whether it's for lineup. Reasons whether it's for matchup reasons whether it's because they're new guys we don't know what to expect just kind of question mark players To to kind of keep your eye on as we get closer and we're about five weeks out from the playoffs now which sounds like a lot. But i think it's gonna go fairly quickly And i just think that we should maybe start with with the match ups that i was describing earlier which is lamarcus aldridge For the brooklyn nets..
Sportswriter Zach Lowe on NBA Mid-Season Leaders
"Where. We are at the midway point of the nba season. And that means. I have questions for you about the utah jazz. I say the utah jazz to you. Right now what comes to mind a whole lot of threes there making these every time you know checkup jazz box score at my brain just glances over twenty two thousand from three leg. It's just nothing there number two in defense in number three or something in offense. They do profile as championship contender. Like they're the best team in the league by record right now. Are they the best team in the league to you. While the comparison that that's become sort of commonplaces they're they're the new sixty win hawks. The team that was built to win a lot of games regular season pretty ball movement side to side movement. You don't really have the star power to compete against lebron james when it comes down to it in the playoffs but i don't think they're just sort of blake a regular season flute so the way the jazz are playing right now. It reminds me not just of the hawks as you said but also a kind of mutant version of the houston rockets simply because of the sheer volume of threes. Does that comparison sounded all right and also does that comparison than invite the questions about what happens in the postseason. If shooting a bunch of threes doesn't go as well as it did in the regular season. That comparison does not ring true to me honestly just stylistically. They're so different. The volume of threes is similar. Like they are taking a houston. Daryl morey level volume of threes. But they play so differently. The other comparison is brad stevens. I think the first one to give voice to this is to two thousand fourteen spurs which is kind of like. That's that's i don't want to say that out loud well to an mba hipster fan to an emmy afficionados. Let's put it that way kinda sewer. What does that specific spurs team. What does that evoke in your memory. It almost has this sort of religion. Level reverend yes. Everybody loved watching that team. Anybody who was at games three to five of the finals that year when by the beginning of game four we were all looking at each other. Like all my god. They're just going to destroy the heat and to compare any team to where that team reached. It just feels like talking to a pitcher in the seventh inning of a no hitter. Something like you just don't want to say out loud but that is a comparison. People are making looked at jazz. Their undoing in the playoffs in in previous seasons was day would very much like the hawks. Actually day would get a lot of open threes and not make them and you could look at that and say well. We did everything right. We just didn't make shots. Which is what. Every hawks team including that one said after the playoffs. And so yeah. The three point volume is similar to the rockets. And that's a little scary. The team that this discussion has occurred in the context of is the lakers. As you said as it must be the defending champions and so when you look at the lakers right now. I want to get to lebron specifically in a second but just them without anthony davis and how much they've struggled most recently losing to these jazz and blow out. What is that revealing to you or confirming to you about what this team needs to actually content. I think like any team. They need their best players to be healthy. I i'm pretty low on the lakers panic meter because it's not just anthony. Davis who you know was first team all nba hill assures. Anthony davis is not like some borderline all the best players in the league. Dennis schreuder is maybe their third best player. I think kyle kuzma is kind of the claim that mantle disturbing might be their third most important player. Because he's the only other guy. With the exception of some frisky alex russo games entail. Norton tucker will get you some. You know some stuff done now and then but he's learned other on ball creator the other the other guys threat to score or pass to somebody else. Yeah you take them away and it's like oh my god. Lebron has to do everything and and you know he's probably getting a little tired and even though he'll never say it the only thing that will make my panic meter go above like three point. Five on a one to ten is if we get news. At davis's injury is lingering or more serious that we thought it was then if they're healthy in the playoffs yeah. Competition in the west is is probably better this year. Particularly if denver finds whatever gear they had going in the bubble. There's going to be a lot of really good teams in the west. You could get the one seed in the west and play the warriors. You could get to play the mad. I mean it's it's just every round is hard there. But yeah i i can't i can't get too worked up about it right now. Yeah the western conference meet
"schreuder" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Because people are saying even when they win they're going home, but they didn't look that good. Their defense was it was an issue. The rim protection was an issue and added on to die down. They don't look as good as they did last season and that's fair. But all along we were saying they're kind of easing into it. I think tonight was confirmation. They still have this level when they wanted us to push that button when they want to get their they can still take it to that level now maintaining this kind of intensity throughout a full season is not only hard to do. It's not something you really want to do Thursday, right? You don't want to burn guys out playing with this kind of intensity the entire season long and then you're on fumes by the time you get into the playoffs. So I'm not expecting to see this 929 out. This is just confirmation though that they can turn it up and get to this level when they need you and I think because Anthony Davis was so mad coming out of that Spurs game any through that challenge at the Lakers. They said okay and they ramped it up. I'm not going to try to be at this level every single night. But again is nice to see that they do still have this to them because we hadn't up to this point. Yeah, and all we can hope you know is that we see some of this throughout the season, you know, I mean like cuz I don't expect it in the next game either but as long as we see that when it comes down to it for some of these big matchups if we can see like a version close to this one. I mean for the Marquee matchups or important games then you know, I'm going to feel pretty comfortable about us going into the play-offs even you know, I know we a lot of us still think we might need to look at it and interior Defender. But again, you gotta think about the fact that a d was our Center for most of the playoffs with the exemption of a joker matchup. So, you know, I think we should still maybe look into that. But even if we didn't I think playoff time will be fine. And another big man protecting the basket is just to take some stress off essentially for during the season and for certain matchups Chris. I got a question here from Perry from YouTube said is schreuder's inefficiency an issue moving forward. And the shooter tonight 3 for 10 from the field. She's not great, but I actually liked his game tonight. Seven assists two Styles had two blocks. He's 6-1. How many times is dinner going to block shots? I think that's just a sign of the entire defensive intensity that everybody bought into but here's the number that I like the most and this number is zero zero in the turnover a column for Dennis Schroder, which has been an issue for him in the past few games..