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2020 draft, patriots, eagles, Green Bay, buccaneers

Draft Night

42:12 min | 1 year ago

2020 draft, patriots, eagles, Green Bay, buccaneers

"Hey Guys Freddie here from drunk nights have you ever want to study on podcast if so angered easiest way to do so let me explain first of all it's free those creation till now allows you to record an eddie a podcast. Either on your phone or computer anchor allowed you to distribute podcast all over social media spotify and Apple. Podcast you can make money off. Podcast WITH NO MINIMUM LISTENERSHIP. So it has everything you need to get started. If you WANNA join the podcast family all you have to do is download the anchor or go to anchor. Fm to get started. See you soon in boom baby. Welcome to show everybody. How's it going? It's your boyfriend. He weapon with draft. Night You could listen to draft nights on anchor pot cash got Google podcast. Spotify breaker overcast. Podcast radio public tune in an apple. Podcasts that means we are on I tunes baby Thank you for listening to show We have a great show coming up tee for you today. We're GONNA talk about the NFL draft at recently Took place about Is on Thursday eight eight. Pm Some some teams made some great deals. they got some very picks and But then there was some weird picks to that we're GONNA get into And special announcement we have a special guest is GonNa come on to our next upcoming show. his name is Greg Edwards where Edwards is a Comedian who did a bunch of different projects as well as he has a show on Youtube with the company called wise crack on when he is the host of doug notes and diagnoses a say funny Super Super Dope Like it'd be like five minutes five six minutes show on Youtube where It's a just a Gangsta Pretty much poise as someone who loves to read books like he loves three all the classic bugs and He just breaks down. Gives you a summary of it but like in a gangsta way which is like to me? That's so hilarious. Like if I had him or was watching his show back. When I was in high school I would literally asked my teacher to summarize whatever's book we was reading and Use Word for word all his all his own shows and stuff like that so he's GonNa come onto the show. I'm very excited about that. Go to him. How he got started into the comedy business and a high again into wise cracking. Who came up with doug notes and everything like that? So that's going to be a really fun show. Show hope you guys Don't miss the next episode so today we WanNa just jump into the draft now some really really great picks happen so We're GONNA talk about the first round so in the first round. There were four quarterbacks That were drafted Joe. Borough went to the bengals. We had a tour Chunk Chung Galore. He wants to the dolphins which I expected to was expected and we got Justin Bieber. He goes to chargers and surprising surprising. Pig by Green Green Bay Jordan. Love quarterback. I think he was from Michigan. Or something He goes to Green Bay. That was a surprising pick Also another news. We had mild seven on offensive lineman on first round. We have five wide receivers going first round. We have six quarterback cornerbacks Four linebackers and three defensive ends on chase young goes to the redskins. They're gonNA have rarely very good was pass rusher. And he's GonNa he's GonNa. He's a really good good pick for any team but the one team which is my team New England we traded our first round. Pick to the chargers so that the charge you actually was able to get to first pick it was able to get. Justin Hepburn was also able to get a Kenneth Murray He's a linebacker. So that's good for them and Something you might not know. Is that The Patriots we have I say way. Because you know I'm a Patriots Fan and everything we had About twenty two picks between Disused drive in next year's draft twenty two. That's incredible man. I mean I think we had like twelve this year and like eleven or ten next year and then we kept trading so we get So let's go into some of the picks we got on put a New England patriots. Okay we have. We have a I got just the second and third round we drafted to edge. Rushers defensive edges Defensive Ends. I'm sorry and we have to Tight ends that we drafted now traded a first round. Pick to the chargers for the thirty seven th pick and the seventy first pick okay then. We traded the hundred bursts. Pick to the jets for the one hundred twenty fifth an hundred twenty nine pick in twenty twenty one so next year so we to more draft picks next year we are. We have so many picks. I mean that's incredible Then we have The Eagles in the first round they pick jalen reader. He's a wide receiver. He's pretty good player but then in the Second Round Eagles. Pickup jalen hurts. Dave drafted a a a a a quarterback in the second round. Usually when a when a team drops a quarterback in the first or second round. They're usually in the kidding or usually trying to get their franchise quarterback but the eagles many have the franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz. Of course once just signed a four year contract in June tenth twenty nineteen which was last year and it was a full year. One hundred twenty eight million dollar extension which is good through twenty Twenty four so I guess Jalen hers is supposed to be Carson Wentz Backup but then again like you. Don't drive the backup quarterback in the second round that's usually like like fifth or six round you know but like that was interesting big We aren't talking about Jalen hurts and low vet They also drafted The Eagles on Taylor. He's linebacker and also A Safety Kvant Wallis Wallace Let's that into full found You know my buddy and partner Michael his foul cans So you can make an today still with his family and everything like that so. His wife had some complications while giving birth. So she's back home now though and you know. He's taking as family and everything like that. So we're GONNA get into his Falcons on the Falcons for Sean. They they drafted code. Cornerback A J tyrrell second round. They drafted Defensive Lineman Marlon Davidson third round the draft center Matt Hennessey said greatness. Name Right Gre- last name has and in the forefront they drafted linebacker Mikhail Walker. Okay so that's his team. Now we're GonNa talk about the bucks for a little bit because I know they're the the star team right now in the NFL. Everybody wants to see what they're going to be doing. Especially since now. They got wrong plane with coming out of retirement to come back and play. Brady that's GONNA be incredible. They have so many weapons on the offense is going to be nuts man like that that division GonNa be nuts so in the first round. The buccaneers pick up offensive. Tackle Tristen Worse reefs W I R F ash see last buddy but Welcome to the team. YOU'RE GOING TO BE HELPING OUT TO PROTECT. Tom Brady then. In the second round of the buccaneers they drafted a safety Antoine Winfield and then third back they got. They got a running back. Chris Sean right right on B. A. U. G. H. N. raw yet K. Shown Bonn so. Yeah these guys should be good especially when I like how they Picked UP A OFFICE. A tackle to protect Brady. I really liked that One of the biggers pickups in the first round was by the jets the jets in the eleventh round. They are drafted. Mci BECTON MCI beckons coming into this drab with a nickname already they call it. They they say that his name is MCI. The mountain becton skies offensive tackle. He's he. He made a video of himself pushing like up the block. A was it called escalade like Cadillac Escalade. One of those big drugs. He's just pushing it down the road for exercise. That's crazy that's really incredible. And now he's GonNa be pushing around on these Defensive Linemen and stuff like that and addresses to protect a quarterback Don't the cowboys create the cowboys drafted wide receiver. Cd Land here's a A slot receiver. He played like ninety percent or ninety five percent of his 'cause career in the slot position. So that's going to be good for that Prescott If he decides to sign Franchise tag right. So he's GonNa be out there helping out. was with other receiver. Who People giving him a lot. Of flack for taking off and not playing so well on the road who else we've got who else. We got Big Pickups big name. Yeah let's talk about this man. The southbound Green Bay choosing to draft a quarterback in the first round. You see Aaron Rodgers of two thousand. Eighteen signed a four year contract extension worth one thirty four and One hundred thirty four million dollars and he got fifty seven point five million dollars signing bonus. The Green Bay packers have not signed in the last fifteen years offensive player to help Aaron Rodgers and yet they choose quarterback in this in the first round and there was so many why receivers of grabs. This was a wide receiver heavy draft but this makes no sense of what what what what's Green Bay trying to say. I mean you know. There have been rumors where They're saying that the Green Bay packers have been Having a hard time dealing with Aaron Rodgers but Aaron Rodgers have said that he wants to retire a Green Bay packer yet. They still decide to pick pickup joining. Love that just doesn't make sense. Are there trying to I mean? His contract is until twenty twenty to thirty twenty twenty. Are they trying to like Be done with Rogers like after twenty. Twenty twenty twenty two season like in two years so that joining love could just be a backup for two years. What do era just GonNa let them walk something or they're going to trade 'em more. I don't know what's going on in the second round. They did give a a running back. Aj Dylan and also in the third round. They drafted tight end Joshua girl. But what do you make of this man? The Green Bay packers picking up Jordan love in the first round. That just is weird to me. Like I don't understand especially good Aaron Rodgers as by he just needs he just really needs a good a good defense and So weapons but also like his team went like thirteen and three last year they made it to the play. Offs still drafted a quarterback. I route get it. I really don't. I'm like super fused about that. But then also the eagles draft in Jalen hurts in. The second round was a quarterback. I mean you got Carson Wentz and Carson wentz twenty twenty four but for those of you listening to just tell you the story of Jalen hurts for a little bit so Jalen hurts and twenty sixteen took Alabama to national championship game and then the following year got benched at halftime for tour to just got drafted to the dolphins to win that game right then. Jalen hurts and up being a backup to his backup so he became a backup for two after that. Which Damn Bro US us? Us starter all year until you get to the Championship game you play. Well in the first half so you get benched and then from there Your backup Wednesday game and then the following year you end up as backup to your backup and then you replace too because he got injured at the SEC title game and then you win that game right. Then he wins that game then he transfers out of Alabama to. Oklahoma was a heisman runner up and last year. He had thirty two touchdowns two eight Interceptions had twenty Russian styles. So He's a good player. Don't saying he's a really good play. Dude thank but what happened like a crazy journey goes to Alabama wins the championship right then. The following year after he won the championship game gets benched that his backup ends up. Being two of the tool wins the game then he becomes a backup to his pack to well which was his backup until two injured that he goes on to win the A SEC title game. He transfers out become the heisman runner up and gets twenty thirty two touchdowns and makes eight interceptions. He ends up with the Eagles and second round. Why wasn't he a I? I mean I think New England could have picked them up New England could Jordan love or Jalen hurts but they decided not to do that because they traded that. Pick to the twenty third pigs who The chargers but I didn't think that New England expected Green Bay or the Eagles to pick up a quarterback in the first or second round. Specially those teams. Especially when you got Carson wentz era Rogers so maybe that's what happened like you know I. I think maybe New England wants to draft the quarterback but couldn't because these these teams did a weird move. Ask Me that because anything else just doesn't make sense. England we're just stacking up and stuck in all these draft picks outside of that. I really don't know when we're trying to do. I mean all these draft picks. What are they really trying to do? And the bengals man they knew they. I mean I think they had some offers for the For Joe Borough but I think because of how many office was getting. They fell as those Joe. Borough was a once in a generation type of talent and they said you know what man we to have to keep all these. I mean. We'RE GONNA keep this pick and Dr Joe Burrow because how good everybody thinks he is on top of that What they're willing to offer to get him. You know so that makes sense. I mean they could have got you know. They cut adrift other other other players. Stella I mean I mean I guess that just shows how important a quarterback is to eighteen and how No matter sometimes when you have a great talented a quarterback you might have to burn people's giving you so much for him. You might have to stick with them because of the potential of How good he really is. Because if he wasn't all that good why would they offer as much for him so now let's look at the The Division that too is going to be jumping into right so we got the bills. The Patriots the jets and dolphins so Think Jalen Alan is quarterback for the bills and Right now as far as I'm concerned in my personal opinion because to is still a rookie. I think Jalen. Allen is the best quarterback in debt division as of right now L. S. unless the Patriots pickup someone. Because I just don't believe in the pullback we have right now early I mean if I game versus the jets you throw four passes and you throw an exception. Madhu light after only four passes. Jeez Oh man you're GonNa have to me more man made me believe in you because that doesn't look good at all to me. That doesn't look good at all to me. Then on top of that to protect To the dolphins pick a true left tackle in Boston Jackson. Who a big guy. So he's GonNa be out there protecting too so really interesting trailing interesting. Then the raiders out there in Vegas now so this the Las Vegas Raiders. They out here. They get Henry Henry. He's the speedster wide receiver out there burning up the joint if he gets the ball man. He's People have a hard time trying to catch the guys that pass. They also got The raiders they also got dame in our net. Cb quarterback so they they got some for offensive and defensive player. Really happy with their picks I think. Majority of teams that Pity a first round are happy with the pace. You know what I'm saying and We also had Jerry Judy going to the broncos. She's a wide receiver. He's a route runner. So He's GonNa be happy with you. Know Things Drew Lock. Donncha them so bronco should be happy man. You got got a quarterback that's ready to and also wide receiver that Iraq widow. That's always good. Forty nine is went out and got brandon. Euch he's a wide receiver. Jimmy G. Guy another weapon out there that also they forty nine is picked up a defensive tackle on Japan. Ken Law should he got someone on defense. Chill but how other redskins going do next year? But now that the Chase young really interesting. Those really interesting. I wonder how But what teams got better. What teams got better? I don't think New England got better. I think we're just Just collecting many What's called picks as possible but also I think Bengals I don't think bank the bengals better either even though you got to. I mean that's I'm sorry Joe Borough but that division man you're GonNa go against Baker Mayfield Big Ben Rothlisberger Lamar Jackson. I don't know I think the bengals are in a world trouble. I really think so. I mean it's GonNa be I guess until I guess. Big Ben Retires. Lamar Jackson like raining every day right now. So He's number one. Who's like the second best quarterback in that division has to be Ben Rothlisberger right because you can't put Baker about Ben Rothlisberger so it's Lamar Jackson Ben Burger. And who's better is Joe Borough better than Baker or is Baker better than Joe Borough. That's like the ultimate question right now and next year. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA SEE NEXT YEAR. Who who's really better that's competition. I mean I think as of right now because beggar has more experience. I think Baker's but a joker as of right now but you know next things could change you. Know things could change Let's see who got better better. Dolphins I think dolphins man. That's the one team that got a lot better. Because they they picked up so many free agencies free agents Especially those out of New England. Then they draft a quarterback and tour And they drive the Left tackle to protect them to protect it blinds even though he's He's a lefty so I guess his black From the right side but I really think really. The dolphins got better. The chargers GonNa get better even though they're in the division with the chargers raiders to broncos and Kansas City. Kansas City I think picked up a running back in the first round. Let me let me just make the running back on the show Yemen and on the saints. Pick UP A CENTER CESAR RUIZ so he's out there protected on drew. Brees on reason. Why bring up the saints is? Because you know they're gonNA be pigeon with Tom Brady so I think the top two teams in that division is going to be the saints and the Buccaneers so little bit of fun fact The Eagles wide receiver just on jalen reader. He has a forty two inch. Vertical saw this guy's Gonna be able to get those jump balls for cautioned. Much shots says good for him. Did the jets get better just because they got it off Tackle I don't think so because I just don't. I don't believe in the jets quarterback you know what I'm saying. I don't think he's a good. Let me see let me see. I think the winner has to be. I think the winner Hash to be the dolphins. Yeah I think the winter has to be the dolphins because outside of that I don't see how like majority of of the teams got slightly better by. I think the dolphins got tremendously while the Dolphins. And the buccaneers got tremendously. Better Dewayne Haskins. That's the Redskins quarterback right now. The wrestling that a little bit better on defense because Jason Yemen. Yeah I think the dolphins has to be the team that got better. We'll slightly better. But also raiders got good too. I mean they really got better. I mean they got speed stern and having routes Derek Carr another weapon for him showing US Hobby show. He's happy the reiter than pick up a quarterback. Could they could have easily got. Just a love or Jalen hurts right. They had the twelfth pig so they could have picked up. Either you know Either those two. Because you know it makes sense. I mean everybody's been dogging Disguise Derek. Carr for such a long time. You know the a lot of people don't believe in them but you know apparently Raiders still still thinking he can help them in a division with Mahomes I don't know how you're going to compete with that. Even though Jordan Love was being compared to homes. I don't think that's possible. Because if that's the case the raiders should definitely went after all any team should have went after love Jordan love. He's being compared to mahomes man. Cowboys should've cowboys should've picked up Jordan. Love because that press guy wants to bounce or Jalen hurts those two those two planes. Was you know up for grabs but Teens with quarterback issues or quarterback difficulties. Didn't then go after them. But the most Quarterback like security and the whole League Green Bay and Eagles picked up a quarterback. What are they thinking? What are they thinking? Trying to put pieces together. I don't know anyway that's GonNa be it for today's show so for the short shows only forty minutes about forty minutes long Member we got Greg Edwards coming onto the next show. So hopefully you Come into To that we have any questions if you have If you WANNA reach out to us on twitter draft night podcast Despite we have the same logo as We do onto the show for twitter as well. So you WANNA WANNA hit us up there at draft nightspot draft night bought We have a giveaway. If some GIVEAWAYS WE HAVE SOME EAST GET GETAWAY. I mean giveaway and on also if you want if you're still in Corona Quarantine and one of website to watch some movies and for free and everything like that. Hit US up on twitter follow. Show give a hard on any of the platforms you on either. It's anchor Tuning Apple podcasts. 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Draft Strategy w/ Craig Button

All the Kings Men | LA Kings

26:01 min | 1 year ago

Draft Strategy w/ Craig Button

"You're listening to an LA kings podcast for more episodes of this and every other kings program visit L. A. Kings Dot com slash podcast. You're listening to all the king's men the official podcast of the La Kings. Now here's your host Jesse Cohen. Welcome Kings Fans I am Jessica and this is all the king's men presented by manscaping official partner of the L. A. Kings. Thanks to this Revolutionary Company manscaping accidents or a thing of the past just get yourself the manscaping perfect package three point inside. You'll find products like their lawn lawnmower through point. Oh, which is advanced skins technology. So this trimmer won't cut you everything you need to keep trimmed and smelling nice in the perfect package three point. Oh you can get twenty percent off plus free shipping with the Code Kingsman at Manzke. Dot Com. That's man scape dot com and use the code kingsman. Now, we all know the kings of the second overall pick in the two thousand twenty NHL entry draft but barring any trades they also have three picks in the second round including the thirty fifth overall will they trade up to take another pick in the first round? Will any players dropped to them in the second round? Well, to answer those questions are very own Jackson Blonde. Ski reached out to Craig Button who was kind enough to break it all down for us. Joining me now to talk about the upcoming second round of the draft though he had. In October tsn analyst and expert every Mr Everything for. tsn Craig Button Craig, how are you man? I have really good jacket I. GotTa share a funny story with you go. What I my father's name was Jack. and. So it's always funny when whenever I see jock blondes and you're from Minnesota so a lot of. You know scandic and. Scandinavian people have been a soda. So whatever I I always chuckle. I always think if he went to Sweden, he'd be Yak. Jablonski. I was with my dad I don't know how many years ago I was early on and we were in. Sweden and somebody came up to him a Swedish guy came up to him and he said Yak he goes have you seen Marshall Ston with the New Jersey devils? A laugh you Jack McCartan who's just a wonderful person he was with us. I am telling you Jack McCartan must have laughed for containment. He said that is perfect. You know without doing it. So every time I see Jack to launch our Swedish Jack. Jack Jablonski. It's interesting because growing up obviously in Minnesota Wild Fan you know till this day secretly I am as well and we had the captain Kim Johansson and it drove me crazy 'cause I didn't understand growing up at a young age how the Jay was a y and it just. You know it's still takes time to adjust but you know I think as we've grown up, you evolved understand the difference in the languages and how Yak Jablonski is also Kim Johansen as well. It is. Isn't it? Yeah. That is the beautiful thing about different words and languages things get worked out. Yeah. It's fascinating it truly as. Well. Let's get into the draft here for the Kings you know, obviously, we have the second overall pick in that's down to two people but. I think it gets more interesting as the king's move towards the second round where they picked up two additional picks from Vancouver in Vegas and the trades, with Alec, Martinez and Tyler. Toffoli. So as of right now we're looking at, you know the Kings of the thirty fifth pick and then given the places that Vancouver in Vegas are going to end. We're looking mid fifties in around the sixty area give or take a few before we get into that second round. This. Year has been talked about as a pretty deep draft. How do you compare it to the previous years and where do you see that high end talent dropping off? Yeah. Well, and you know a lot of times we focus in on a draft is being high end based on the top part of a draft and so here here's how I define it. This year is that I think there's a lot of high level players. So Heidi define high level for me I defined it as. Top to line forwards top four defenceman and another one goaltender and I think that if you go through. Fourteen fifteen, maybe even sixteen I. Don't know I guess every list can be different I think the. Quality of player, the high level player that can fit those different areas goes absolutely deep to there but it doesn't stop there Jack I think when you move past you know I really don't believe that from twenty one to forty. There's much difference between players. It just depends how teams really value those players or valuate what they want. And so you know I think there's high I think this is a really really good players obviously through fifteen sixteen maybe more maybe a little less but I think into the second round and what we're talking about here is going to give teams wick picks in the second run was multiple books in the second round a real opportunity to get some good players and let's go back to archer, Kelly F. I mean, the clear cut talked talked to lying scored. Had you know they got them early in the second round and I don't think the opportunity to get those high quality players is going to be any less well, you mentioned the the flurry of draft picks that the kings have and they do have eleven in in three in the second round if you take into consideration where the prospect pool in the Kings Organization is. You mentioned twenty one to forty. There's not a large difference. Do you see it feasible or find a scenario where the kings would want to move up in the draft to potentially that late first round? One of the one of the things that I really believe to that I think really works to the advantage of teams is that it wouldn't you have I guess I would call it currency right. So if you have that currency, you know it gives you an opportunity to say, hey, listen can we really liked this player? You know we have a rated really high we don't think he's going to be here so and then with that, you don't becomes really difficult to sign like let's say you have ten eleven draft picks twelve draft picks for particular. Becomes really hard to sign. Them becomes really difficult to because you need they need opportunity to play right unique. You only have so many contracts available to you. So if you can look at at at doing two for one or you know trading it for a player from another team, I, think the Kings with their prospect pool and where they have that currency with those picks, I just think that they're going to be able to take advantage of a lot of different opportunities some that we may know. We don't know and with the cap not going up and you have cap space, which is the La Kings have. So you start to think about all the different column assets that they have to build their t like I. Think they're in a great position I really do I think during a fantastic position. It's interesting that you bring up. The. Prospects and the King's ability that we have a ton of young players and there's only so many spaces. Speaking of some of those a little off topic, but you're much better and much more in tune with the Canadian junior leagues. Where's your excitement level with some of those players up in the C.? H., l.. You've got eight and Dudas you've got Kelly of your golden boy. Akil Tom, his office and I even Goalie Jacob Bingo who just signed his well. Where do you see the bright side of those Canadian players? Well, can I also throw an Arthur Kelly have to just In Hamilton right and I to this day I still can't believe that he he was available with the Kings pick last year because. I thought he and Kohl caufield were the two best goal scores in the twenty nine, hundred, Nhl. Often you know I've watched Arthur his his former age eager Larry on opposite very good friend of Mine and eager is now coaching the Russian junior team and you know eager was talking to me about him when he was fifteen and you don't go back and you look what Arthur is done, and all these done is performed in a high elite Labuan- I. Sometimes, you know a draft starts on fold and you start what's happening here and I think that obviously Arthur. was disappointed but at the same time he realizes he went to a really good organization. So you know I'd like that's a second round pick fogle through a drought. And you know it was really interesting just to share a story at the at the under eighteen championships in twenty eighteen. I'M GONNA. Guess that he probably had twenty, but I would call top end scoring chance. He couldn't score that dry that tournament but wasn't and you're thinking somebody draft him in the middle rounds you get a really good anyway rate through the drought. So I was every bit of surprises he saddle goes through the what does he do last year and going into draw performs on the S H ow before Clare and now he's in early second round rock you know sometimes we get results focused but yet results on one side with Arthur and he's he gets to that spot you get another player like all who maybe didn't have the results and he goes through a draft and it's sometimes As I tried to get clarity, I just become more confused jackets as simple as that. But eight dude us a very different type of player. He's at Swiss army knife player, but sometimes a Keel. They can play anywhere lineup I mean La Kings fans have had the great luxury of watching a charter Lewis. So trump could do so many different things for we're we're talking about Stanley Cup teams, right so all the different things he can do for your team and the different areas coach can use them and he can push up the lineup. He can play center kill penalties you can play the skill area to me. That's a Keel that's a at you know what? I look at the success of teams and obviously the Kings had success two time Stanley Cup champion competitors, their competitors their dialed in competitors. So you know Jacob degrom has has progressed with goaltenders. They have a long river. No. Yeah and you don't buy the take some time. So when I look at Tobias beyond, Fahd who was their second first round pick last year you know a really good. And really good defense to be competitive to be good. So when I when you start looking down the list of players that are in the system, for La Kings, it's pretty impressive. Your make a great trade for Tyler Madden he's GonNa. Be a really good player you know and so it's not just one player. Group of players that really should give every la kings fan reason for great optimism. Is When you look at the draft here you mentioned coal caufield dropped in the draft and you mentioned. Arthur Kelly of also fell the two scores. Who Do you see in this year's draft that has that boomer bus potential in the draft to go hi but may fall to the second round that gives the kings opportunities to look. At look for and most you know who should we have our eyes on when it comes to that thirty fifth neck Okay well, how about if I start If I, start with Yawn Shack. So Yawn. Chuck player. He's always played ahead of his age, but sometimes, you know two years ahead of his age group and you don't after the World Junior Tournament is agent Alan. Walsh is said like you know he's playing in the parolee. I think it would really benefit him to to come over and play this. He H. L. I I think Allen Meda made a great decision to help. Yawn. Yawn. Is such a good. Smart player like he could play center, he can play the wing and. Going through the process of evaluating players and you know. The war you watch the more you start to go. Okay. That player has a lot more than maybe I'd give him credit for think Jack to your old playing days. You you play against the guy wants right you kinda. Pretty good or you hear about somebody and he might not be as good. But the more you see the the more you really have that confidence that guy good better be aware, right I think that that's what's watching yawn play in Hamilton he he he could play with anybody like I. Really think that you know okay. The top ED players were talk the by fields, the frontiers, but you start to get into this point of the draft I really value players with great hockey sense and players that have great versatility. has that he kill penalties he could play center could play the wing he can. He can be a shooter can be a playmaker at and to me having those type of qualities. Within your within your group I think you don't just make your team much stronger because you don't. It's not just this kind of one trick pony. It's a player that can move around and be really really valuable. Projected the kings are going to go a little more defensive heavy. This draft who in that defensive core do you see is someone that the kings could look to quote unquote steel around the thirty five area as well? Well, you know where I would start to go to and I I mean I'm going to start to go to a couple of I don't know where Justice Barron going to end up I think Justin you don't from Halifax team in the Quebec -ly. He ended up with a blood disorder. So we missed the number of games this year, and you know I think there was an expectation Jack that he was going to play in the world junior team for Canada I and Canada team Canada had expectation. His his game just never really got going in the direction that we had seen it but he's a right shot defenseman that's really smart and you don't may may maybe people thought he was going to be bored than what he is. But what I see clearly in him as a top four defenceman and you know a second pair, maybe he ends up being a first pair. But you know you go back in time and you think about to really key players for the La Kings helped them Win Stanley cups and was slab of wine off that was the second round pick, and the other one was Matt Green who they acquired in a trade but was the second round draft pick two very different types of players and Justin Justin is it Is really great with the park. Really great with his head a really good skater. Does he fall maybe like you know like I think he's a first round draft pick but maybe he does get there. But back to your earlier question baby, he's that player that they wait a second here we have to have Justin you know what? So we're GONNA treat a couple of picks here or something to try to get ourselves in a better position to select him but you know that would be one plan. There's a couple of Russia defenseman. Cure Macabre Hewlett and Yon Coups Nets off Nava comma dual of let me just take a step back here. The two thousand and two Russian group is one of the best Russian groups I've ever seen in that age they don't lose. They've never they don't lose. They've won everything they're unbelievable from a scar off the goal tender but this Blue Line they have. In that age group like like, they just have so much ability. So she cared call dual any six foot four he's really really good. He's not going to be a big offensive producer, but the is coming on your soul. He's going to be the contribute to the offense by making sure the puck gets into the right areas in the sticks the right players but. You'RE NOT GONNA be able to get into the zone against him, and if you do, he's going to take you out of there going the other way. Back he's he's got that he has not he he's territorial and then yawn coups nets off who plays a connecticut as a seventeen year old shifting. You know here's a kid comes over from Russia plays with Sioux Falls. As a seventeen year old fashioned tracks to go to university you know. Out of his language young kid fast rocky and another really good. He's part of that old to group in Russia that while not flashy well, not really big time but I would call offensive. They are really good players that know how to play the game and. I know this you WanNa create offense you want to be a good offensive team the less time you spend in your own zone the federal. And those two guys really really help you and that regard. One other player that I really like is a kid by the name of Abel's zero. He's a finished player who I think has got unbelievable hockey sets and I. I, thought Jack that maybe he could be a player that would put up a lot of points. But as I've watched more and more I, think he might be more along the lines of Minnesota Wild defenceman. Yoenis protein, and so you know this you do. This right and so those are four defensemen that I've just named there that I think like you know they have different styles they did liberal different qualities but I I, believe that's waiting teams have defense on in their group take your pick. So we go from. Russia and we're GONNA move over to America last week Rob Blake in kings announced, that John, Ra- blue ski. Seem, very high on. was named as the Ontario Reign, head coach do you think that signing for the Kings is going to bring an end td player N. TDP player from the United? States. into the Kings in the draft. Well it could. Let's what I would say is when you have. Off You know you have the opportunity to evaluate players. Now you have the opportunity to talk to John Exclusively like. Every other NHL T was cut off from. One of the things that coaches I think are really good at doing is that they want to put their players in the best positions right? They can say you know what? While here's what? They want to put the player the most positive light. Well now, the jobs working for the La Kings. They can get the The bridge version. That's what you'll get. I think John Like I watched John Play at the National Development Program saw Notre Dame I think he's developed tremendously as a coach. With the National Team Development Program John was was a straight ahead competitive fiery type player but watching him. You. Really develop as a coach you don't understanding where the scale comes into the game and. You don't putting players in position where they can play to their strengths and yet at the same time putting demands on them and by saying to them listen you have to be able to do this well for our team to have success, but then allowing them to do it. You know that is really what I think coach has to be able to do and I think John has done a terrific job but you know he knows those players intimately he knows that he's he's he's been with them. He's watched them and I think that the LA kings not only hired to be the coach but obviously to get some like I said the unabridged version of information. It'll be beneficial. Within, ntd program for the United States There's one player I do WanNa know specifically about but who of that group impresses you the most and then the last part here is You know. Alex. talk of. Vegas Golden Knights a good friend of mine whenever I talked to him about his brother. He says, Luke is better than him aid you agree and B. What you see in his game. Okay. While the best player, Jake Sanderson. He's not be there the second. So, you know what's funny. Brothers. So again I've watched Alex play coming into the program and I find Luke is very different than Alex Alex was was was a big man who had finesse Oh has finessing skates well, and you don't want I. I think that Alex at different points in time was you know I your bigger player sometimes coaches want you to be more of a physical presence, but it might not be your game and I think that Alex is really filed a level in in Vegas where this is what you are now go be that. Luke is different looks great skater. Plan Lucas. He's after you. He's in your face. He's coming. He's coming hard. He's committed with the intent that like stopping and you know that competitive fire bird steepen them he he's going to be a player that's going to get a lot of scoring chances because of that speed because nasty I don't think he has the same finishes as Alex but you know you start to look at it at a teams and where players could fit in on your team to to be able to help you different areas of the game you. Know the ability to come down, create create opportunities with a Ford check with the speed disruptive. He's physical. He's hard great for Checker, and like I said, he's he's very very determined I. Don't know if he's got the finishing hands, but I'll tell you what other than that he he's got. He's got NHL written all over with respect to that ability to to factor into. So many different areas of the game that normally help you bake opponents incredibly uncomfortable. In the last, the last question I want to ask here is you're a former general manager, your director of player Personnel Longtime Scout. You've covered the draft for dozens of years and you've been involved in dozens of draft. On taking the best player available in the middle of the rounds. Or taking the best fit that you project your roster to have. Yet while. I'm a big believer is that what's unique like you know what's the hardest thing to get in the game and I think it skills I think that that that that skill that really could shine for whatever reason maybe a player in his big maybe a player hasn't been given as much opportunity but you know the fate you're looking for on your team presently. Shouldn't be looked to addressed through the draft when you're looking at eighteen year old players. So I'm a big believer is you don't get players that have skill that that are going to be able to develop that that's harder to get. That doesn't mean you're not looking for different elements in a player or whatnot, but you know what? When I look into the middle rounds, I look at the players like. Foreign. Example like you know like Gutter Gutter Wolf Ontario place with the Chicago steel like I'd watch him last year in the playoffs I'm watching him for Chicago be a real factor and I'm thinking Oh this is a great. Fit Six dropback he doesn't get drafted I'd but I'm thinking he's going to northeastern. Jimmy Matt again northeastern does a great job of developing players. He needs time he's going to get it like, why would you? The skill he has is pretty significant and that's where I'm going all the time. I'm going there you know I, you know you're gonna be able to find bottom line forwards bought a pair defenseman different ways. I. Don't think he can find. You know those forwards were skilled defensemen they contribute in meaningful way you know easily. So I think if you see that in the draft, that's where I go that's where I would head. Well. Hopefully, the kings will listen to that. And take some skill players in the late rounds hoping to find a gym in the rough but Craig. Thank you for your time, and now you've got a to hop on a call quick and. We'll be in touch soon and thanks for everything anytime I want to add one thing to that. If you wall Blake Robert Blake was a fourth round draft pick. He. He does Nelson. Emerson. So. Are you going to take a chance on a raw blake who who who, who might not be put everything physically together but he shows that raw -bility and everything. He became a hall of Famer, Nelson Emerson White not be the biggest guy but had skill, right. So you go back and look at those two drafts and they're heavily involved in the management obviously get. That and and and I don't WanNa. I. Don't want to forget about the president. All he did was score. You know I I laugh Keti Hall and is said to be here's I. Love With Scouts CEO he does a score. Okay. Only does a score Jack. Important not taken on taking a chance on the guys that could score of the guys might daughter put everything together yet physically the guys that might not be as big have skill at you're looking at Luc Robitaille Rob Lighthouse and Everson. I'll take a chance on those guys every day of the week. Yeah. Well Craig I appreciate the time and we'll talk soon. Thanks thanks for having me my pleasure.

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"Brought to you by state farm like a good neighbor state farm is there. You just give me a countdown when you're ready to go. I'll get this kicked off the right way. Hello north texas. Sports fans welcomed a sports day insider from the dallas morning news. It's your weekly update on all things. Cowboys rangers mavericks stars. Should i go on. I'm kevin sherrington. i'm evan grant. And i'm david moore we break down the calls the playmakers and all the inside scoop right here every tuesday and you can stay up to date on. Every sports day insider episode and other great shows just followed the dallas morning news. Wherever you get your podcast and if you like what you hear don't forget to write the dallas morning news feed. It really does make a difference guys. Can we get the show started. Let's do it for three ends. Hello everybody welcome to the rebrand of sports day insider. I was trying to do my own. Echoes on the back of that. I don't know that actually worked or not What's the from kevin. Well you know i lied. Remember what it used to be called some Some terrible name came up with. But anyway we're rhonda brand new day and i'm happy to be here and welcome my old pow david moore. Hello david hello. Kevin and i want to assure everyone. Today's show will follow the template that the oscars did on sunday night. So i think everyone will be very happy with what they say. Yeah that's a good idea. And i'll tell you what i felt like. I was watching a restaurant opening. I couldn't i couldn't do it. You know i was like oh my gosh i. Of course. It didn't help by the fact that i hadn't watched any of those movies you know. I have not seen a single well. I saw manque which i thought was really not very good now pedestrian. Yeah yeah i i. It was a spill nominee. Yeah yeah best. I love gary oldman. He's terrific And i love the story. I love citizen kane. I love the fact that herman mangan which wrote this. And there's a great job. It's it's one of the all-time great but but holy cow wooden In the dialogue was so stiff. And that's a crazy thing to say about a guy who great dialogue you know for for. Yeah glenn close. I'm sorry for glenn that she didn't get another oscar now is tied with peter o'toole for most times nominated with no wins But that's that's good company. Peter o'toole come on sure so once again we are hitting that hip audience. These are historical fact seven. You know in baseball if if somebody ties babe ruth record. Do you just ignore that. Was babe ruth. yes all we care. All we care about is fernando tatis and whether he stealing signs and trevor bauer. And whether he's pissy about something. Yeah yeah that was pretty crazy. Thanks move on so quickly. And i noticed on twitter this morning evan. You'll likely as being from atlanta. I think someone tweeted this morning. That was raving about trae young. And how people don't understand how important he is that. Atlanta finally has an iconic athletic figure. Something that the city has been missing. Yeah yeah and never had so dominate was not big for you ever dominique. ah now. here's talking sports. He didn't limit it to just basketball. Oh we lanta. No no no no. I'm erin murphy. Grow chipper as for any matthews played one season in atlanta kevin. That's still why he played one season in houston to heal no significant hit his five hundredth home. Run for the astros. That was front. Page news of the houston post powell. You're talking about newspapers. We're really dating ourselves. You work for a newspaper pal. Okay i work for dallas news dot com. I am i am can't production. Stop it's right. Let's move on to more relevant things. Then evan Let's let's talk about the cowboys. They gotta draft this week. The graft is finally here david. No more mocks. Well maybe it's not that far. Yeah exactly But but things are are Are boiling up here for those cowboys and We'll we'll see what they're gonna do here with that ten pick But before we talk about that we wanna talk about somebody who bowed out this week and And that was sean lee who Who announced his retirement in a very elegant and typical of him. I thought statement out His career with the cowboys in recognizing the fact that it was a little disappointing because of all the injuries But he went out the same way. He played in exhibited himself with class. All the what. He's up often at the at the end of the career. You on a gauge a player's worth or or what they were able to accomplish by Is player going to be in the hall of fame. Sean lee is not going to be in the hall of fame you know. The the claim they receive is often tied to whether or not they wanted a super bowl. Sean lee and the cowboys didn't win a super bowl During his eleven seasons with the club but in my mind you know that is not the only definition of great. I think there are great players who were dealt a difficult deck or difficult hand that they have to play. And that was the case with sean lee and the injuries When he was on the field there wasn't a more productive cowboy defender. I mean there's a period of four or five years where when he was off the field with injury They really had no chance to win. They weren't competitive defensively When he was on the field they were much different A and the numbers board out. I mean those dramatic go from averaging something like seventeen and a half points Defensively when he was on the field and like thirty two to thirty three when he wasn't and this is over a sample size of more than five close to a season over three or four years so hit his impact was undeniable But this guy through injuries that missed three and a half seasons fifty eight games out of out of a eleven year career and in one stretch. I believe he missed thirty. One out of forty two games With a wide array of injuries wrist knee. Acl neck Sports hernia this past year It it was a moving target with him. And you know. I think he just played with the ferocity that his body couldn't handle our exceeded You know the limitations of his body and that caught up with him but his the way he studied to me. Lots of things. To say about sean lee but the fact that he is regarded was universally respected and looked up to as a leader. Having missed so many games speaks to what a special player he really was. And just because you're not going to get those ultimate act accolades at the end doesn't mean it's not worthy of praise and i don't know we need to go on and get to the draft here but i'll give you example. I think a team example. I've always thought one of the most Not one of the most d- most underrated tame in. Nfl history is at buffalo team that went to four consecutive super bowls and lost four consecutive super bowls the the perseverance the The commitment to your craft the Overcoming the the frustrating elements of falling short and putting yourself in that position time and time again. I think it's when the most impressive things in team sports in nfl history. And i think on an individual level. Sean lee falls into that because not only did he come back constantly from one injury after another. He came back to play in a high level. And you didn't see it impact. His attitude is intensity or approach can disagree with any of that he would have been a great player when if he'd been healthy more often than not When he was on the field. You know there's no question. He was the best player on the field. I thought all a great tackler. Always great routes always diagnosed. The place came up with turnovers. I think he would have gone down as one of the all time. Greats if he the been hurt so much certainly as one of the all-time great cowboys. Let's talk about now. What the cowboys did when they drafted. Sean lee they. They knew he had that injury history and they took him and the sound through a little bit of a reach their in the second round. They took him. I'd say you know it paid off He had a. He had a good career for them. There's no question about that. You could get that from every second round pick. You're doing pretty well but it did encourage them to take those kind of risk in the second round swinging for the fences we saw that with sean in two thousand and ten in san san. We saw them take that chance on randy gregory in two thousand fifteen jalen smith in two thousand sixteen. Those were guys that Both of at questions about them of some kind. Some sort And the cowboys decided to the jump. Up we. We could say that in some ways those have worked out because randy gregory still here We're going to see if he's going to be a full-time player or not. Jason smith has had his at his moments Has me wasn't as good. And i don't know that i wouldn't rather have miles jack. Instead of jamming smith mile jack was available to the cowboys. The linebacker out of ucla at the same time. They didn't take yemen and he's been on the field a lot more than jaylen smith has and been more consistent. The jason smith asked so. I think that that leads to the question of this year. Do you think the cowboys still have that. Same mindset in the second round that. well we're going to really we're gonna take a little bit of a risk here it'd take a guy that That maybe other people would want to to do the same thing with that. Is the risk reward round and you know i think part of it. I think we've talked before on this podcast. About how they. They've kind of settled in and made the safer pick in the first round. They haven't really you know swum for the fences on that. But but they then all bets are off in the second round and and like i say shanley but also they did right after that they came back with bruce carter in the second round that next year the linebacker and he was hurt in. The sense was well You know his his worth is is artificially deflated because of the injuries and if we keep them healthy what's he going to be like. And and you know it's not always about health in two thousand. Nineteen they took defensive. Tackle tristen hill in the second round and a lot of people are saying well. Wait a minute. This is yeah. This guy has an upside but there are questions about his approach to the game We haven't been with the game that long at the level he's played you know. This is a nice pain the third or fourth. But we really want to go there and the cowboys used a second round two project they go. They take a guy who may go third-round but they'll say you know what there's no way we're going to get him. We feel confident in him. So let's just jump up there and do it because we know it'll be gone and and we're intrigued by this player But too often the player. They've intrigued by doesn't work out. You know gavin. Escobar was another guy a second round pick. They were really intrigued by didn't work out so i would argue. They should not based on. I think history is to sporadic. And i think even you know it's interesting. They would point to jalen smith and say well look. That was a guy who is a top five. Ten talent pick because of the injury he was available in the second round but a lot of people thought he was going to go in the third round but was convinced new england was going to do something with them right after them in the second so they had to take him there and i think on some levels some people in the organization still argue jalen. Smith was a good second round pick. That's a good example of risk reward and were reaping the rewards well but jalen smith didn't play his rookie season when he did play his first season which was a second season really very pedestrian. Got pretty good by the end of the season but was not much more than an average player to start. You know then he had a really good season and now over these last couple of seasons you look at them and go well. Has he really built on that promise. That he showed in his third year in the league and most people would say he is not so You know but so. That's an example. I would not. I would think that dallas has four picks in the top one hundred. You know they stay true to their board and got trayvon digs the second last year which is which have very solid sound pick Little surprising he was still there at that point. They were actually discussing whether or not to take him in the first round on the plateau. So they were pleasantly surprised he was there. I don't think you know again. We've talked about this before. I'll be more in favor of packaging picks and move up in the second or third round not taking a risk in the second round and go okay. Let's get back to our board here in the third. So you you are following the tim cowlishaw role which is really a dangerous territory to do not put that on me. Do not put that on me. Tim says they should be packaging. Picks and trading up. Are you saying though. I believe the more picks you have in the top one hundred the better And i'm i'm as good probably with a ninety as i am with a with a sixty At that point. If i'm going to keep four I just want to have that. At least four picks in the top one hundred. You're still not gonna you still going to have that if trade up aren't you. Well maybe you can domino up and then you some of your force and fist package and get back into the bottom of that one hundred that would be the ideal scenario if you could call it off. Or we'll say they have a demarcus. Lawrence is an example of a guy where They package him picks and moved up into the top of the second round because they knew That pass rush plateau was going to be gone and they weren't going to get a pass. Rusher lifting moved up into the top of the second depending on how the first round of this draft unfolds on thursday night. I think they need to look at that and be opportunistic and say does it make more sense to move up here in the second round. Identify another player. We know we can get This going to step in and basically start from his day one is at worth giving up one of our Picks in the top one hundred. And you keep the ninety nine. Or whatever. I i think you can make an argument for that. If it's a player that you that you really like an in his a good strong bet okay. Let's let's let's get right into it now. We're going to talk and you're going to have to pay attention here. Because i'm going to ask each going to make the cowboys first round pick in so. Let's say at ten That cow pets is still available. Florida tied in which nobody really believes. That's going to happen but you know weirder things have happened. During james dropped a long way in a draft couple of years ago he was supposed to be a top ten pick. I still the cowboys should've traded up and take hemisphere. Leighton vander esch. But let's just let's just say this if he's there do the cowboys take him. David yes i think so too. Adamant about you absolutely I feel like if there's one Quarterbacks out of the mix But if you take all the quarterbacks out of the mix i feel like the one potential difference maker in the first round of an elite potentially historic level is cockpits He can absolutely dominate a game in in in a different way. Than than we've seen we know you know what pass catching in effective tight ends can do to can give an offense more nuance in. If he's available i take him. I don't see him being available. And if he's not then. I think i go back to the to the to the patrick's retain route yet. And i think. I think another reason he won't be there is because if he's there at ten that likely means at least who receivers have been taken and this is a very deep draft at receiver You can get some starting receivers think teams can get in the second round. So are you really go or too wide receivers going to go at the top of the draft when you can say you know look basically you know we're getting why would you take the second receiver in the draft. If cal pits is still on the board is what. I'm going at so i think that's why another reason he's less likely to be either. Iq him getting past. But then i'm just not but well we knew that Yeah i don't seem getting past atlanta either in I do think one of the questions come up because look if if pitches there that might mean that one of the cornerbacks has gone so certainly that could change the cowboys. Focus as well but we ever brought up. patrick 'certain the cornerback from alabama. Of course he's been in the mix all along Been been seen as a guy who has all the intangibles that you want as a cornerback. But i thought this was really interesting. The other day when yahoo sports did its little draft preview of the tenth best value and that was according to them. Patrick 'certain And it said all these great things about him that in asked for a pro cop and you know you wanna know who they gave barron jones baron jones. The guy the cowboys said we can get a better cornerback than you're just gonna let you walk. Well they they'll get them a lot cheaper than the five years. Eighty two million that byron jones got from miami which was the issue while letting him go. But no you're right and but the what happened with. Marin jones to the for two years safety moved them to corner went. Oh you're pretty good corner. Yeah that's exactly right. I don't think that's going to happen with 'certain you know i take him. I take Jc horn take either one either one of those guys. I don't mind you know. And if if they end up trading down. But if new england wants to trade up that have a shot at a quarterback new england fifteen cowboys at ten. I don't have a problem with that. I think they can still get caleb farley at that point i i realized his guy with draft with an injury. History here But i think. I'd be willing to take that chance if i was going to pick up a first round draft choice next year. I like my cornerbacks. Who don't have micro dissect amies when i'm taking them. That high i mean to me it all depends on this. What are your if you're the cowboys. What are your hopes for this year. What are your field. They got if they expect your expectations that you need to be in the playoffs in a very bad division in the last year that you have to hit the a restart default button. Get back to where you envisioned. You would be last year the cowboys you've got to win now question about that and so i want to take the best player. Yeah i think that they look. They didn't add any cornerbacks I in free agency clearly. They're targeting that there are cornerback. Available greg newsom from north western is also a guy it's been talked about Standing debt in the second round at corner. There's a really deep classic corner in the second round right where they're going to pick so even if they for some reason didn't get a corner in the i can still get one in the second but i'm telling you i. I think they need to come out strapped. Two corners is a very good draft in that position. They need to get younger there. They certainly need to get more talented there. All right that's going to do it for cowboy segment We're also going to talk about the rangers. And we're gonna talk about kim mulkey leaving baylor today So dave is going to sign off because he's got stuff to do with the cowboys they're going to. They're going to talk about the draft and tell everybody who their draft right david. That's what they usually do and then Jerry and stephen and the head coach like take me aside and pick my brain a little bit and see. see. If i'm if i'm in agreement with how they're thinking if they they seem to be on the on the right page or irvine tweak things of it. Hey david very quick question for you before you leave is or or the joneses going to be on the supervillain yacht for the for the draft or were they doing this from this year not this year and and to clarify only jerry and his daughter charlotte and their grandchildren were on the supervillain lot yacht. Last year they will all be at the back at these star after a one year. Pandemic hiatus did they. Can you confirm. Did they destroy any small countries after the pick would that they could have it. Has that capability. That's nice okay film. It wasn't a bond thanks. That's where it was originally used and they purchase it from a bond film. Okay thank you david. Thanks for that avenue. Thanks for bringing up the supervillain yacht see david. All right evan. let's talk about those rangers and listen Is it official yet. The rangers suck. Yeah probably i mean. Here's the deal kevin. If if we're if we're gauging on wins and losses for twenty twenty one the record is going to probably suck. I think that The the flaws are starting to be exposed But that doesn't mean that there aren't some real potential Answers being found for for the long-term Some in the affirmative and some in in the negative. And i think we were going to talk about those right now but we'll start well since i missed her positive. And you know that you are. Let's start with a score sia because He he certainly exceeded expectations for the short for the short period that he's been in the big leagues second week in the in the big leagues. He is the american league player of the week. He's he's provided both offense and defense and it's just been. I think better than anybody could have could have really expected. Yeah i'll say He's been really exciting to watch out there. You know everything he does you know. He's he He he drew a walk in the game. Monday night. he Gets it's a single at the mill is it's not like he's always swinging for the fences. the one caveat. I have on him so far and this is interesting. Because i remember when he first came up and i seem to remember asking you. So what kinda outfield. This was last year. What kind of outfielder isn't he's is not supposed to be very good And so i. I watched him in the outfield. And and it certainly. He's fast and he's got a tremendous arm But i think the one thing that that you notice is that any good out to the ball all good. He made a nice catch monday night. Going into the wall showed that he was pretty fearless Making that catch. There seems to be a communication problem out there And and i don't know if he's actually even talking to the other outfielders but there was a ball. Mike trout ball last week. That was hit out to the warning. Track should have been caught He was playing left. The oley taveras playing center ball fell to the ground Last night or monday night there was a ball hit to the wall in right center. Not quite to the to the warning track Joy gallo seemed to take maybe he was supposed to take it. He ran behind a adults at the point and adults did make the catch finally Do you get the idea that there is an issue out there with communications we'll also board chicago. That would have been a above average cash but also looked like there was some degree of of hesitancy. And i asked. Chris woodward about this and i mean he his response was i wouldn't wanna run into a dole. He's i. I think the biggest right now. I think the biggest issue is probably this. He played very little centerfield in in spring training and has played very little center field with the guys who are on his team. And so i think there is still something of a of a getting to know you and in a feeling out process there I think last night the ball. It certainly looked like joey was aware and the that adults did. Call them off. Maybe it was a little bit late. But joey got joey. Got the word in kind of backed off And so. I think that some of that is is going to be a work in progress. Because i don't think the rangers plan for garcia to be center fielder They spent all of spring looking at at liotta. Verison in ally white and centerfield. And so now you've you've kinda changed on the fly in so should they have spent a little bit more time on a since centerfield they needed to get a dose at bats. That was the main thing that they needed to see in spring training. Because it's going to be as bats at his bat that keeps them in a while And and so. I'm not that again. I'm not that concerned. The fact of the matter is he makes he makes athletic players out there. He's got a good arm and he's he's got good range and he takes as he said good routes and he certainly was fairly e should no fear going into the wall last night The other thing for me that has shown up a little bit is a and again. This is being very picky in but but we're talking about a guy with with star talent. And so i'm i'm breaking it down on a on a store level I feel like there's some base running stuff that's going to have to be addressed because he isn't above average. He's got above average speed. But i feel like his jumps on the three stolen bases. Apps have not been very good. It seems to me like a his first step isn't great. It's almost like he turns and pits. Instead of a crossover step. So i think those are those are the two things that are that are going to have to be addressed but listen. The number. one overriding issue here has been that. He has shown far more plate discipline than ever been seen during his time. With saint louis or in their organization he showed much more willingness to hit the ball to right field. And i think last week he hit hit nine balls put nine balls in play and the guys who hit balls harder than him in the big leagues were fernanda. Tease carlos santana. And i'm losing one other name but it was some guys who with with big time chops. This guy hits the ball hard when he makes contact as speaking of people who are not hitting the ball. hard when they make contact. That's the guy next week about their joey gallo. That's been a a real disappointment this year after sucha hot start to spring training When he just looked like he was really on and it looked like well. Okay they finally gotten the the globe y filled out of his head. And everything's going to be good for joy. And we'll see what he does. And i i i i want to say that. I don't want us call. Joey's season to this point a disappointment. i think it's a little bit of a head scratcher but i think there's also been a real fine line between between being ultra disciplined and getting a little too passive at the plate. I think over the last week. He's been a little bit passive though the number of called third. Strikes is a little bit alarming. There have been eight in the in the past week. Only ten on the season but eight in the past week for me I feel like joey maybe has said you know i'm not gonna get any pitches to hit so i'm going to have to go up there and look for walks and that can't be his approach either and so it. There's you know there's this fine line that you have to dial back in and he's going to have to be willing to put some of those balls in play The i guess the disappointing thing is that there there have been there have been some pitches to hit that he has either missed or his not put into play hard. Since the first weekend of the season he hit. I think eight balls During that first series of kansas city and they averaged one hundred and two miles an hour off the bat he was scorching. Just like yours in spring training. Then you know what happened. The rangers came home. They came to arlington in since balls are coming off the bat at eighty four miles an hour What does that tell me. i don't know. Is it a coincidence. I don't know but it does raise the question in my head did he. Come back home into the ballpark getting his head again. And if that's the case that's not a good i no it's not The rangers are going to have to figure this out because this is a big issue If they're gonna if they're going to trade joy gallo Which i think we all think that's probably what's going to happen At this point What are you going to get for him. It's slugging percentage is to eighty Seventy five hours of tuesday morning which is seventy seventh in the american league among eighty nine qualifiers which is not good especially when eighty nine is elvis andrus at one ninety seven. Yeah so the. It's going to be a real issue. For the for the raiders. going forward. they're going to have to get joy figured out. He's he's to me one of the top three priorities trying to figure out what to do with him. Because you're going to have to maximize the return if you're gonna make that trade and or if you're going to decide whether well we're gonna make a run at him here and make it run in his agent scott boras. If they can do something he i i would. I dial that down a little bit i. I'd say he is the number one priority. I don't think it's i i. I don't know what his second. Obviously there is development for all these players but he is number one in our eyes and speaking of number one. The number one coach in this day man or woman just walked out the door. kim mulkey leaving baiter to go back home to louisiana. Not back home. Lsu you know. She went to louisiana tech. This is where i've got a real problem with. Go ahead well thank you. I appreciate that Yeah she's gone back home to louisiana she's going to be the the new Coach lsu women's coach not the man's coach you know. I asked her that last year About rumors that she was gone to. Lsu to coach the men not the women. And when i asked her if she could do it she said absolutely. I could She said there's a there's Many women capable of doing it while she said there are many women who know the xs and os only a handful who could do it and obviously. She countered self among that handful. I think i probably would too I wrote a column is. You're saying that. I thought she was the best coach in the state man or woman And i believe that I don't think a lot of other people believe it as well. It's all she's ever done as win everywhere. She's been When she was in high school she won four state championships as the point. Guard at hammond. High she Went onto louisiana tech. They won two national titles there while she was a player they won a national title there when she was an assistant coach and then of course she won three national titles at baylor as a head coach. She is the only woman to win at all three levels as a player as an assistant and as a head coach she also won an olympic gold medal. So that's a pretty impressive resume. Absolutely and i i i i. I've seen some mixed reactions from baylor fans about about her leaving. Listen the she brought the women's program there to absolute national prominence made it if not the best program in the country certainly in the photo finish with with yukon. I feel hike If kim mulkey is ready for another another opportunity in l. He wants to give her a ton of money than what baylor needs to say is good luck to you and hopefully when we see down the road we'll beat you but thank you for establishing. This program is as a national powerhouse. I the biggest issue. I've got his just with the With the of this whole thing. I think it's pretty. Lsu sold us as kim mulkey coming home and she's returning to her state her home. Stay but let's not ever win. His lsu ever claimed somebody from louisiana tech or even acknowledged that louisiana tech existed prior to the signing of kim. Mulkey is the new basketball coach there now. That's never happened. And i'm with you on that one. I i tell you what's happened here. A little bit in my mind and i and i wrote a column The post Sometime tuesday a number. I raised this point that listen. They're building a new basketball arena in waco and in cam expressed the desire that it'd be built on campus and that was the plan under the previous administration. The new administration comes in linda livingstone as the president Mac rose the athletic director. And because of the pandemic and because of budget cuts and different things So all of that stuff went out the window. And now they're being new discussions and one of them being that they would build a new arena off campus at a site on the brazos. Closer to downtown which just happens to be able to To surrounded with shops and apartments and all kinds of other things that the city could monetize And maybe the maybe old baylor benefit from two And kim was not in favor of that. You know she as she put it. She was absolutely in favor of it being on campus. And i know that might seem like a little thing while you're going to get a new. You're gonna get a brand new gym right and you're going to have your office is gonna be and it's gonna be really nice. What's the big deal if you got to drive over to this. This place has off campus. Well yeah. I understand what you're saying there but let me just remind you of something that kim did when she was the assistant at Logitech to leon far more there came a time when She was offered several times to leave to go someplace else and she never took that 'cause she just as she told me i've just louisiana girl and and i thought maybe i suppose to stay here and replaced leon when he leaves. Well they finally made the arbiter when leon laughed They offer a four year deal. She wanted five year deal. They wouldn't budge. Gee wouldn't budge. She went to baylor. Now what's the big deal about four years or five years. I mean that'd be a sticking point but that's the way kim works when she gets her teeth in something and this is the way it is. This is the way it's going to be an on on not budging on this. That's what one of the things that made her such a great competitor and such a great coach but it also makes her the kind of person who decides you know what i think. I'm gonna leave baylor and go back home to easy anna well. Two things are one number one she learned all of that from leon bar more Because leon far more there is leon more way and there was the highway and when he decided how things were going to be done at louisiana tech he ran the athletic department. Basically louisiana tech for a long long time. So that was that was the way that worked And kim does not fall far from the tree. They're on that on that approach. And secondly look. Let's face facts you know when. Lsu comes calling when the sec comes calling. They're going to have a really good chance to lure you away strictly because of the money that they can potentially offer you and if this is the last challenge for him for kim mulkey in her career in lsu wants to make her the kind of financial offering that that she would not be able to ever see then good for her. Yes i think it's okay. She's fifty eight years old. This is probably her last. Stop a last chance to go and do something different and do something new And and i'm sure she looks at it that way. She's gonna get a little more money not a lot more money than she was making it baylor but i will say this. This sure Raises the pressure on scott Who just won a national title at baylor And and now we're going to expect you to do a little bit of what what candidate and also a little bit a pressure on dave aranda. The football coach. He's got a long way to go and let me just say this. I finish up with what kim did is going to be good for. Women's college basketball coaches all across the country. Because i think what we've seen look around the country at all the powerhouse schools. Pat summitt was at tennessee for her entire career. Basically caravan years been at stanford her entire career geno. Auriemma was it connecticut his entire career. You did not have schools coming in saying we are going to offer you lucrative dollars to come and run our basketball program and now i think that women's college basketball coaches are going to be viewed as more valuable commodities for the for their for their for their ability to build programs. So that's gonna be good for women's college basketball and good for the coaches in good for all of now and good for him. Well that wraps up another episode of sports day insider over already eleven. All good things come to an end. I suppose the show is produced by jeff whittington and presented by the dallas morning news. Our theme song is by dallas own. John do follow. Don't forget to follow the dallas morning news wherever you get your quality podcasts. You'll never miss a sports center episode and you'll discover some other great shows and if you liked what you heard please write the dallas morning news feed and give us a review. It's helps us reach other sports. 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Another round of testing after outbreak at Yakima Valley Costco

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Another round of testing after outbreak at Yakima Valley Costco

"A second round of onsite testing is underway after a big covid nineteen outbreak at a costco store. In washington's yakima valley correspondent anna king reports the county health district says one hundred seventy six employees have tested positive. Union gap store manager carry left realized mid last month. She had an outbreak among staff. I feel horrible. I feel horrible for members. I feel horrible for only employees. Love says cosco up their special deep cleaning crew to five days a week in response and she says costco is following. Cdc guidance to quarantine positive workers for a minimum of ten days and then until they have no symptoms for a few days. And i think that we absolutely have done our best during this whole thing. The company continues to test employees. Who didn't initially test positive in the outbreak. Only one new worker tested positive last weekend. Out of ninety two tests ananta king.

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Lakers Fast Break- Our 2020 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round!

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Lakers Fast Break- Our 2020 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round!

"And we're back with another episode of the Lakers fast-break. Podcast joke lasts for come right back out to hear from. Inside Sports. Pop Culture Cosmos the Lakers fast-breaking game source. Thank you so much for listening to all the great shows and if he can give us that five star review out on apple podcasts. Betray appreciate any support that you can give us whether it's subscribe like whatever you can do. We think much right here for the Lakers fast break. We'll speaking of LAKER's fastbreak. It's another special edition. These guys liked it so much for a first round of our mock draft and we haven't caught it yet. Please catch it today after. Listen to this episode of the Second Hour. Actually you know what you may want to go to the first round. I which we did last week of our twenty twenty NBA mock draft. And then you can come back to this but either which way suit yourself on that but thank you for listening nonetheless. It is the second round of her. Mba mock draft. And I've got three Greek estimate out fortunately one of the Barlow's could not make it from NBA draft junkies. But I've still got roffe. Oh Barlow the guy behind. Nba Draft Junkies. How's it going? Everything is long good. Can't complain you're the guy who thought of this great idea doing the second round so we're going to put it to the past. It is going to be a challenge but I enjoyed the first one so much in. Just you know been around guys that enjoyed the draft as much as I do. So this is this is. GonNa be a fun opportunity to see how big we dug into our to our draft prospects will see indeed. My next guest is someone who I interviewed very recently. You GotTa catch out the episode that we did on the twenty twenty one draft and hopefully you'll be able to check that out today on the Lakers fast-break after you catch our mock draft episodes it's don't Hanson and stone. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks me again. We're excited dig deeper. Dig Deep it a draft like this. We're going to be definitely digging deep and also last but certainly not least you gotta catch his work at the step in dot com Michael Berg. I've had agreed interview with you before. I've got one coming up here in the near future as well along with Raphael. Barlow cannot thank you enough for stopping by as well just just so excited. Everyone can make it for today's show. Thanks so much again for me on was great in the first round with these guys and Yeah a lot of draft expertise here so I. I think it's very in second round. And you go really deep in the second round and every once in a while you end up Come up with a gem. So let's see if we can up with a few here so let's see if we can come up with a few I'm excited for it I cannot say how glad I am that everybody is now wanted to be a part of this for both rounds and I'll tell you it's just a very interesting very interesting indeed so we are going to go off. The tank thought draft so go ahead. Get the second round up here here in a second. Okay let's go ahead and do it right now because the first pick in the second round is going to go back to the U Raphael at. That's going to be with the Dallas Mavericks. I believe if I'm not mistaken. That's correct. Yes they're going to be the Dallas Mavericks Trading from Golden State. So who do you have a number? Thirty one for the Dallas Mavericks. How the pressures want me to start this for Dallas. I'm thinking that I would go with Just Versatile Three D. kind of guide that I think has great potential to to be shooter so I'm going to go. Robert ordered from Mississippi State. So that's Robert Woodard. Okay we're GONNA go ahead and get him off the board Robert Wooded from Mississippi State. He is going to be at number thirty one. So that leads us into Michael Michael Vice and Berg from the step in DOT com. Who Do you have at number thirty two on your big board right now? Seems like they have a lot of guards. But I'm going to get another one in. Cleveland can't have enough right. Yeah is Cleveland Charlotte. This is SHARLENE ABSURD PLACE CHARLOTTE from Cleveland from Cleveland and E- either way I'm going to give them doesn't Bane I think he's been one of the best shooters culled basketball last. Few Years has defensive potentials well very strong player so dad just think that that's a good value guy at this point drop and I'm back. That is correct because we're going to alternate four James Bartlett. Who could make today? We're going to alternate so. You're getting the first up on the third pig in this elections Status and whatnot so number thirty three. It's going to be for the Minnesota Timberwolves who you got. I Have Killian to leave from Gonzaga and he has been very solid for your player. They're very good. Passer just seems to have great awareness on both ends of the floor and Also very solid spot up shooter. Somebody can stretch the floor bent and you know have a good. Our fault defensive awareness as well so I could see him being a guy that can play next time. That was somebody who I was eyeing at thirty five. So pleased with that pig bite. Okay like time on doing the right thing I saw you know pretty good free thrower around seventy five percent but it said three pointer percents He's not just one year deal with all four years. I was looking up stats. It's been around forty percent all four years. Which is you know the greatest volume which is kind of concerning but still said shooter offer years. That's got to say something. I think he can shoot it there. You go well. That's thirty three four yet. Number thirty four. It goes over to Stone Hanson and stone. Tell you what you're from the Atlanta Hawks. It goes to seventy sixers. Yes I think. I'm going to go with Paul re here. I think it could space the floor bit for them at a big position shot blocker hopefully at the NBA level but I think I think Oh. Fitted mole with the rest of the team on their ulcer because seventy sixers are little short depth and they need shooting. So how do you think he's GonNa fill those slots for the seventy sixers? I think they need shooting in ball handling He feels one of those needs. So I would say fits in fairly well As a big off the bench for them can provide much-needed spacing alongside drill at times. So I think it's a good fit for him right there. So that's number thirty. Four for the Philadelphia. Seventy sixers as Paul read so that leaves me at thirty five. I like myself some shooting somebody to go with Emmanuel quickly out of Kentucky. So I know there's been a little bit issues maybe as ball handling athletics but it. What the numbers that he popped up POPs out at you with his free throw shooting and his report shooting tells me it's going to translate both into the NBA with Killian Tilly. His free throw shooting is not as high which kind of concerns me that the three point shooting may not always translate. But I'm not you know obviously four years shooting at a level that says otherwise but Emmanuel quickly as someone who is a free throw shooter a good three point shooter and I think that at least as specialists could translate into as far as him a roster spot a way to contribute on a team so for me at number thirty five for the Sacramento Kings. Lada hopefully will do something right. Pick Emmanuel at number thirty five. Are we have back to you Raphael? It's number thirty. Six The Philadelphia. Seventy sixers are back on the clock at number thirty six. Well ahead quickly. I thought that he would be our foyer. Famous Asante the perfect match. I mean I think eventually Phillies GONNA have to move. Ben Simmons off. The ball may play a little four point. Guard that shoot. I thought it would be a good complementary piece but since that is not an option now I'll go to back up five just in case Beads injury history flares up again. So I'M GONNA take Zeke Nigerian from Arizona. Let's seek naughty from Arizona. Not Going to say that the bad pick at all because like you said when you're talking about the Joel embiid. He's not gonNA play an eighty two game schedule. That's for sure. And you're going to need some minutes out of your big men or some type of replacement for your five And so I believe is a good pick up and he's been right there on the edge of the first round early second round type deal so that's a good value right there for you at number thirty six for The Philadelphia. Seventy sixers so next. We have We have Michael Vise Emberg at number thirty seven. It's The Washington Wizards. So who do you have picking for the Washington Wizards at number thirty seven bit of everything especially in the Front Court and the guy that I haven't taken here is out of Michigan State? Just think he's really smart player. He's been one of the most productive players like as far as Fox was minus US couple years in college basketball greats offensive awareness. Very good passer and I think he at least has some shooting potential as well as we really much of that yet but there was a chance I I just think he's really smart layer and somebody that maybe going in a few minutes for them all right at number thirty seven at Xavier. Tillman right there. Picking The Washington Wizards who like you said they? They need depth They also need a little bit of muscle and defense Obviously they can score the ball like almost you know. There's there's probably no other team right now. They can keep up with them almost. Maybe maybe there's one or two teams but still. The Washington Wizards are very very fast paced. High-scoring team can shoot the ball. Well only thing is that they need some toughness of defense and And also some depth. So that's a good way to start Xavier. Tillman we're going to go ahead with Stone Stone Ray to pick twice so we're going to go ahead with you on number thirty eight. Thirty eight is going to belong to the dumpster. Fire as I keep referring it to known as the New York Knicks. I should be so mean so much to derail. That franchise is in recent years. Now there's a new regime in place. Hopefully things will be for the New York Knicks. So who do you have at number thirty eight for the news all right so I think they're pretty much set at at power forward and big men as far as that goes Even though they don't play them Rotations but I think I'M GONNA go with they don't WanNa powerforce. Are you sure yeah? I was tempted to draft one. But I'm GONNA pass for now. I'm GonNa go with Malachi Flynn. I think Here I think he provided some much needed scoring at times good shooter. I think that he's facilitating. Is maybe a little bit of a concern for some people as he's not really a true point guard per se but I think On that on that roster that he can provide this facing scoring needed that they so desperately have dropped sometimes so that is New York Knicks. We'RE GONNA go with my Flynn. You also got picked number thirty nine. That is New Orleans. Pelicans and now we're gonNA situation where there's you know. There's a lot of players for that team so if finding some time on. That team is going to be a little bit difficult. Maybe a stash grab player may be a player that you might want to go ahead and send for the G. League for Awhile to develop. Who Do you have at number thirty nine asked? The Pentagon really don't have any gaping holes. Scientists can go best player available here and take Tyler Bay Number on my board I think he's an athletic wing slash power forward. Maybe some small Bo- five at times at the next level. We'll see but I think he's Insistent Uber Athletic Forward. Who is still a little bit? Rob But Flashes a lot of potential so hope that he works well in the Pelicans alongside Zion. That's a very good value. Because I've seen him in a more than one mile trash in the first round even just outside the lottery as high as so that it may thirtieth in the first round. Now did he know that's the deep nick? Okay Okay yes two bays right there for you right around the Either Bay is going at number. Thirty nine for the New Orleans Pelicans like I said the timing there is like you were talking about. Stout is just a very deep roster. This part time lot of a lot of players a lot of pieces. I don't know if all of them fit so maybe David Griffin is going to have to weed that out a little bit through some trades and some other movements went on to make it a more complete fleshed out roster but Tyler Bay. Hopefully we'll get not mixing number thirty nine. I'm coming up next to number forty and I think I'm GonNa go with a little bit. Maybe of a project. I'M GONNA go with Daniel from Minnesota. I'M GONNA go with him. I think he may be able to provide some muscle inside for the Memphis Grizzlies. Some hoping at number forty e could be a pick that could develop down the road. I'm not anything right impact. When it comes to these pay in the second round we start getting to the point where these picks are not going to be for the now therefore hopefully down the road may be either as a as an asset or somebody that can help the G. League or somebody that could develop at the end of the bed show Right now I think Daniel to might have enough promise for me at number forty number. Forty one goes back to you my friend Mr Rossio Barlow from NBA draft donkeys. We are back with you again. For San Antonio Spurs so who do you have coming up for the San Antonio Spurs once again you took the guy that I had slaughtered so I think that you had a chance to look in my big board so my New York is definitely one of them? I'll just say that all right so I'll go with. I think am I paying the next best big available and I'll go Reggie Perry Mississippi state as Reggie Perry. What entices you about ready period. That's what I think. San Antonio needs another big and so I think he's a guy that that can provide a little bit of balance to the roster because they have so many guards and then I think we had the draft in a guard. If I'm not mistaken in the first round so he's a guy that actually had a chance to see this summer and I just I just like him for for that particular team and I think it gives him him personally the best opportunity to come in and possibly place them minutes as so. That's Reggie Perez for the San Antonio Spurs at number forty one all right Michael Michael visor. Berg Dot Com. I'm GonNa tell you right now. It was already bad Christoph For because New Orleans is up again saw all the players on a team. Yes indeed and I asked. You I wanted to ask you apologize. If you're David Griffin are you going to go ahead and maybe traits players or trade? Even those picked I could see that happening in the twenty twenty draft. I think you have to like just training for that. S- or maybe like packaging with Meyers on the roster. But yet the chances of them like actually getting to use these guys with Berry Kurt roster they have seems pretty minimal but the pick that I am looking at for the New Orleans. Pelicans at forty two is scholar. Maze at Lsu. Good shooter has at least decent athleticism. But he's just been really solid and Has some ability to create off bounces while so let's who I would be looking at if thinking you know close to New Orleans at Lsu and maybe making some noise in training camp and possibly you know spending some time G. League. I think doing very well there. That were the case fair enough. So that's better maze at number forty two Raphael. You're going to be picking a number forty three for James. Barlow your brother so do me proud bringing home a great pick for Voday and Sacramento Kings. So who do you have a man? I'm kind of wondering a Sacramento have any roster spots available. Also I know this is where get into the duration. Don't we either feast or famine on these rosters yet? I think they were who they at thirty five. Another guard may quickly. Okay so forty. Three looking at my notes who this is tough this up when you have the draft going five minutes in the first round or the minute's up in the lottery and I would not answer shorter in the second round. You actually need the flip it you need more time in the second round than you do the first thing who do you remember what they took until look better so that means they're already selected? Two guards I guess even though he seems like he's very similar to the head before I will take Nick Richards. He's Kinda may remind you little bit of Collie Stein a little bit. But I'd take Nick Richards. So that's Nick Richard. I still have hope for them. Especially on the defense event. I think if you put him in the right situation I think he could be a very situational player for it because I think he's speed and agility go ahead and cover all the spots on the floor can ask them to do much more than that of realize him now in the NBA. But hopefully Nick Richards can't develop into something a little bit more than that. So we'll see what happens with Nick Richards for the Sacramento Kings number. Forty four you stone. And we're up to the Portland Trailblazers. They did have a pick earlier but a little bit quiet. So far this draft. So I was still talking to you. I think last time or possibility of trading CJ mccollum which could be a real possibility in the off season if they wanna break up that log. Jam Your thoughts on Portland is a team that I think is not that far away from getting back into the playoffs. Seen what do you think they really need in order to strengthen a team and then after that could you have at number forty four. Yeah so I think they definitely have holes at the forwards and big positions. Obviously Norwich is coming back Burrito. Now to what extent he'll be healthy forwards and wings should be their top priority. I think they should look at trading mccollum. Just because I mean they're kind of doing the same thing over and over again. It's not really getting them to where they WANNA be so with that being said. I think I'm GonNa go with someone who was maybe a bit of a disappointment this season but I think a lot of people still are holding out. Hope I'M GONNA go with Isaiah Joe here Just a knockdown lights out shooter Someone who maybe can fill in for mccollum lays on the bench. If they decide to keep him just a really more of just a sniper on the wing I think he'll be used at the next level so many go with here. So it's is IT JOE AT DENVER. Forty four that leaves me number forty five. I'm going to be picking for the Orlando Magic choice to that. They're still that could make an impact. I'm going to say that some guard help and I'm going to see if at this point you're looking for someone that anyone could possibly make a contribution so I'm GONNA GO AHEAD WITH MR. Peyton pitcher coming off a great team that he did with Oregon. So I'M GONNA go with Richard. I think his experience is to pay dividends him staying in another year not going to enter the draft like he was going to last year. So I'm going to go ahead for Orlando Safe Haven Pritchard. I think if anybody on the right around this area might make the team. Roster might have some type of contribution. I think could be one of those players. I'm going to pay CAM at number forty five right back at you. Mr Rafeal Barlow Forty six. We have the Boston Celtics. This is the same situation that we're running into. We were trying to pick for not one not two but three Boston. Celtics draft picks. We realized what we're realizing. Today there's a lot of spaces that are already filled and they're trying to squeeze these players into those very short amount of roster spots are available. So who are you thinking about at number forty six for the Boston Celtics trading? This pick with took the first thing I do. Sense is not an option here. I'm looking at a reach. Man Probably have higher than a lot of people. But I'M GONNA Trust my development staff GonNa Take Paul Bar and we're gonNA STASH IN EUROPE FOR YEAR. Two maybe even haven't played in. May but I don't eat any contribution from him right now and leaving upside so I have the luxury of the just having him sit around developed somewhere else so probably more volleyball and says that is polly Bra. That's going to the Boston. Celtics like you said it. Looks like a a drafted stash type player at this point in time and he's a lot of developing and you never know could develop into something special for the Boston Celtics down the road but he is a little bit ways off. I did see some of the the videos on him and it looks looks like he's just a tad bit off from being able to contribute on a regular basis for an MBA t number forty seven. We have gone back to you Mr Eisenberg and we're coming back to you for the Chicago. Bulls. So I'm GonNa ask you this. You're the new regime. Gar Forman. John Paxson out was a new regime in there now. So clean slate. Who Thinking about at number forty seven will germ. Adr actually is from my neck of woods. mark averagely from Toronto and I'm guessing right now. You just Kinda go with the guys that's higher on your board and I know that you know these guys are probably going first round. But I'll go with Vernon Carey her out of Duke. He was one of the most effective players in the ACC this year and Just an absolute load and I think he has some shooting potential. His defense is legitimate concern. But I just say why not put them next to Wendell Carter junior in practice and let the two guys kind of a go at it and see if you can get something positive out Vernon Carey. Even has some ball skills at his eyes. So yeah I I you know why not here in forty seven are I. It's I think you're also picking at number forty eight. I at number forty eight is going to be traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Golden State Warriors. So who do you think you got for a hopefully a team that if they're healthy is going to be again for the western conference title and even maybe even higher. Although I'm sure a lot of other teams like the Lakers. Hopefully we'll have some saying that. So who do you have at number forty eight for the Golden State Warriors? GonNa go with Tashaun Alexander. He was just really good shooter. Very good off pullout. Anna a good defender is a guy who could possibly you know become? Maybe what they thought they were getting out of. Jordan pool and somebody who could possibly compete for bench minutes right away from Creighton. While that's GONNA be a Tie. Shaun Alexander from CREIGHTON. He is going to the warriors at number forty eight stone. Coming right back at you. My friend for number forty nine and the Philadelphia Seventy sixers. A team which you and I discussed does need some help as far as overall depth in some obviously in the shoot area of shooting. So who do you think that they will be taking at number forty nine for the Philadelphia? Seventy sixers yeah well since the bigs are pretty much covered now taking reading nausea I'M GONNA go guard here and go with Dotson Out of Kansas. I think he's can fill in as a solid backup point. Guard here for them Struggled shooting from the three this year although he had a pretty good year last year but the free throw percentage has been pretty high in. Obviously we use that. As a better indicator a lot of people Dooley's than the actual point percentage. I think he's he should be finding that area. solid passer premature. Everything you want out of a backup guard so I think he did a fine value. Pick at this point are access could be Devan Dodson at number forty nine looking to go ahead and be a part of the Philadelphia. Seventy sixers roster. According to Stone Hanson from drafts I dot com number fifty for me kind of a little bit of a project because it got to work on his shooting especially the fact that you might want to ask them to do some granny style shooting from the free. Throw Line but who'd okay K. K. of Kansas is who I'm going to go ahead and choose especially if one of the big from Indiana gets traded because it has number fifty right now so I'm GonNa go ahead and say at this point in time for the Pacers Otaca as from Kansas. Good rebounder block shot artists. Obviously good on the pick and roll athletic but can't shoot a lick to save his life. fortunately free throw shooting is absolutely atrocious. Never really learned to develop that at Kansas. And I I sort almost blame that on bill self personally for not just really honing in on that at least giving him a chance to go ahead developed at least to a point where you could make fifty percent. So He's there. That's really going to be an area where it's going to be an issue for him going forward in the League but I'm GonNa see if he can develop into something special and that is a Delta as a week at number fifty for the Indiana Pacers. So it's back to you. Rafael number fifty. One get down to the last ten right here on the second round of the NBA draft year for the R. NBA mock draft. So that is going to Oklahoma City Thunder. They're Kinda quiet now but I mentioned on last week's program that they're going to have a ton of draft picks over the course of next few years. So who do you think that they can get? Maybe I'll steal. What not at number fifty one for the Oklahoma City Thunder? We'll laugh checks the first round and I looked at the second round and I can't believe that he still available but This guy who some people thought was the top sandpit coming into the season. And I'm taking Isaiah Stuart on Washington as Stewart a name that yes like you said. I agree with you He is somebody that did get a lot of hype going into the season and obviously has fallen off. Not On. You're not only on your guys radars but a lot of other radars as well. It has dropped in value. Why do you think that is that? He's drops so far. It's not only an airport but everybody else's wall because it's not two thousand two. It was twenty years ago. He's a top five picks May at a pretty decent year average over seventeen again many shot high percentage on the floor. But you know it's the way the modern be the way the modern NBA is. There's not a lot of room for bruisers but Matt. I'M A fan of Oklahoma. City's you know they're structuring. And and I think that to find him this latest still and he's a guy that can possibly come in and play minutes as a rookie though. That could be at fifty one right now for the Oklahoma City Thunder. So that's a obviously a lot of somebody that we all let slip through and there's always gotta be one player that slips through a to an extent for their injury reasons or performance or something off the court issues or whatnot and for and for us. It looks like Isiah Stewart is going to be that individual that drops in our draft. Isiah STEWART GOES to number fifty one for the Oklahoma City thunder looking at this draft so far Oklahoma City got manion in steward at twenty five and fifty one. Two guys at a lot of our lottery picks the There could be some good value there. You never know I know for me when I picked him at. Twenty Five Neat Nico Manning. I just thought he was dropping too low. In my opinion I just thought there was still some good value their development. I know there's some been some questions about his overall ability but I think You know I think you and I've talked about Nico Manion and I thought you know from what I've seen on the videos and whatnot. I think he is right about where I think he should go. Maybe a little bit higher. The lower twenty eight like right around there twenty eighteen to twenty three. I think he should go into that range. But Isaiah Stuart dropping that far That's right I think we either all missed it or are we just all have soured on our opinions of ICS Stewart. We'll be back with more of the Lakers fast-break podcast meeting an edge. For your fantasy football team listen to the guys at influence. Force bent football for insight. That will help you reach your league championship. That's interest force fantasy football chicken out today on your favorite podcast out so fifty two Michael Berg coming right back at you here with number fifty two and that's going to be from the Houston Rockets. Who are avoiding the draft like the plague seemingly this year so they are going to give their pick to the Atlanta Hawks. So I guess I'm assuming this is from the clink cappella trait so I wanna ask you who you would choose for the Atlanta Hawks. Maybe someone that could complement trae young at number fifty two. I am thinking Cassius Stanley from Duke. A guy who did really well off catch this year and is great in transition Not necessarily like you know a guy who's going to be making tons of plays for other people but Definitely somebody that could run with trae and has some shooting potential so I know they`re. They're pretty deep on the wing but No harm in finding a have really athletic wing. This late in the draft are right so that is in Stanley at number fifty two so number fifty three stone. Did you pick the number three pick last time or is it a Raphael Stern? You see mine okay. So who do you have at number fifty three? You'RE GONNA get fifty three and fifty four. Let's hear your picks for the Sacramento Kings once again at number fifty three at the Golden State Warriors at number fifty four. Yeah so the Kings are pretty much. Don't have enough roster space at this point. So obviously it'd be looking to trade it but if I do have to pick. I'm GONNA go overseas. I think in take Rocus Yokoo bid this out of Lithuania shifty point guard up and down shooting throughout different tournaments in such. But I think he's a pretty intriguing prospect Later down the line Good change of pace and direction. So I think I'd lean with for here drafting stash type guy. So who would you take at number fifty four fifty four olds eight worse? Yeah that's they have. They have all the shooting. They need At this point but I'm GonNa go with a travel and Queen here Point Guard shooting guard defender I think he can provide solid minutes off the bench More of a polished guy. But I think that's what they would be looking for at this point in the draft. Just someone who might be able to come in and contribute play spot minutes if any injuries occur anything so when he goes travelling queen here so that is a rookus Shoko bodice bite us. Bite US something like that. That you're gonNA put her the Bagster Jersey Roka's something like that. He is going to Sacramento at number fifty three four. Like you said like maybe a strapped stash and at number fifty four. You have Golden State. They're picking up trebling Queen Right. There saw player. That's probably right around. Where unseating him on draft boards. Maybe a little bit higher. I see him right around in that. Mid Fifty S to mid sixty range. So that's that's probably right around where he's GonNa fall. He is going to be at number fifty four number fifty five for me. I'm going to go. I don't think he's been picked yet. But for number fifty five at the Brooklyn Nets because you know Katie. This whole tea. It's a it does have a lot of pieces but still need some pieces. I know I'm not making any sense when I say. But it's kind of weird where they have all these again like New Orleans. Have all these mismatch pieces going on? I know there's going to be some trades with either vert or didn't weedy or Joe Hairs one of these pieces that Kevin Durant is probably not groupie with it's probably GonNa be traded so I'm GonNa say that in order to free up that they still need something so I'm going to say as a burst of energy someone who on the as far as a offensive player could really do some good things. I know he'll score a lot the G. League whether or not he's going to get the chance in the MBA is still up for debate. But Marcus Howard. I think I I don't think he's been chosen yet. Some Marcus Howard. I'M GONNA go ahead and choose him at number fifty five someone who I think is. He's he's only five eleven but I still think he can score in the NBA. I mean I've seen some of his his Attributes I think he can go ahead and be a nice little energy guy off the bench right there number fifty five for you number fifty six coming right back at you Mr Raphael Barlow on our second round of the NBA mock draft. We now while actually know what Boston Celtics. They finally traded away one of their picks because they had a lot of them but they traded to the Charlotte Hornets. So who do the Charlotte? Hornets get a number fifty six fifty six from Charlotte I'M GONNA take after Hagan's I know they have already have two guards at the plan. Latte. I'm not sure who we had taken earlier in the draft Are they took Kabul? So Yeah Action Hagans I I like his defense potential. I think he's a guy that that he could probably come in and play beside one of the two of the guards that they have and his role will be early in his career to come in and play defense and pick up. Full Court may be a Patrick Beverley type and if he can never develop his outside shooting than maybe he can be a high rotation player. Maybe even the starter. So that's number fifty six four. That's Ashton Hagans. So that's at this point. You're looking for anybody who could make any kind of contribution for your team either now or down the road so it really gets tough right now. You know you gotTa know your stuff and that's why you guys are here. You go ahead at these late. Picks really explain people why the players can still contribute this late in the draft so at number fifty six for the Charlotte Hornets. You have Ashton Hagans Ashton Higgins for Charlotte at number fifty six number fifty seven back to you. Michael I think this is your last pick of the day and you have from what. I'm seeing the Los Angeles Clippers. So who are you gonNA take at number fifty seven? I am going to take monkey. Kita out of Virginia. I just think he's a pretty mobile big Has some you know comes from that. Great Defensive Virginia has some shooting ability. Great Energy well known for making that Amazing Foul Shot. Well it was more amazing he hit Clark. Play in the purdue game in the heads go play tournament but had a really good year this year as well and think he could be a nice energy big where a team did Seems to have a few. But maybe influx with the clippers and if a certain mantras Herrell is not resigned in free agency. That could be an issue. So they might need a plug and play and Mamata Psyche. Fifty-seven could be that energy. Big that you could find. I mean if he plays anywhere near to level MANTRAS heroin a couple of years. That could be a real good steal for the Los Angeles Clippers. Alpi got that I would be pretty amazing but yeah he. He's nearly as long as mantras. Not Quite as strong but yeah I think could be an interesting. Very interesting pickety. That fifty seven number fifty eight. I think Raphael it is now your turn for the Toronto Raptors. So who are you gonNa Take Number Fifty Eight? Ea FOR TORONTO. I'm going to take a guy tuned by his anger draft choice for the last four years. But he's still pretty young. I'm taking from Georgetown. Okay why so? I think that he's he's he's also a guy that if this were another era. I keep goal at higher. But he's a guy that's skilled. He's he's experienced and then. Toronto HAS THE LUXURY OF LEADING HIM. Play behind the Saul and they're really good at developing their Guiseley even if he has to spend a year with the with the raptors ninety five. I think that he is the guy that could again. Potential BE A rotation player. Down the road unexplained everybody out there the success that the Toronto Raptors have had. I know there's been more than one. Success Chris Boucher for one but in your opinion why has a Toronto found certain success with the G. League teams as opposed to others who have not I think they they're really concerned about developing? I think there are some G. League teams that the coaches may want to win and I get it for your coach. You WanNa win because you want to put yourself in position to to move up. But I feel like they've been able to get their coaches to really buy into developing and even though they have one with with stackhouse just their success stories I think vanfleet played for them from ninety. Five Siachen play for the ninety five Home Amiss Boucher said so. For whatever reasons they've they've done a good job development of our like an agent and I had a guy that didn't get drafted. That's one of the teams. I want to send my player to on a two way contract because I feel like they would do a good job of developing and so that was number fifty eight. Who's it again? I'm sorry Oh Mary you're driven from Georgetown. Yes that's right. Oh Mary your event from Georgetown. That's going to be at number fifty eight just basically right there. You see like you said developed under Patrick Ewing mean what a great player to learn the big man role from than Patrick Ewing. So that's number fifty eight fifty nine. We'd go ahead to use stone with the nine almost not almost there fifty nine. You're GONNA have well. It's not the Lakers. Because they gave away their draft choice to the Philadelphia Seventy sixers. Who Do you have at number fifty nine all right so this is probably my favorite pick actually whole draft. I think is probably the one of the best fits I'M GONNA go with Caches Winston here for the seventy sixers Just to absolute sniper occur. I think like forty three percent in college out from three. Isn't this low. You think age is a big factor. he's a lot older than a lot of other guys for your prospect but I can I can see him. Just having a long steady productive gear as a backup point guard Just solid passer everything. He want offensively from a backup. I think he provides so any deal for the seventy sixers For what they need. So that's GONNA be at number fifty nine that's cash Winston fifty nine and so the me with the last pick of the MBA mock draft. And before I go ahead and pick I want to thank each and everyone guys for being on both these shows both these faulk traps. It's been a lot of fun and also James Barlow from NBA draft Chunkys as well. And I'm hoping that we will do this. Closer to the draft win. The lottery is finally finalized. And we'll go ahead be able to get a better idea who is picking wear so with that said the last pick and I'm not trying to stall because I'm trying to pick but I'm trying to stop because I'm trying to think about who guy but I think at this point. I think you're going to get if you're GONNA get anything I think I'M GONNA go ahead and get a big F for the New Orleans. Pelicans even though again. It's this team. That has a lot of pieces. Just needs to be able to put them together. So maybe addition by subtraction. You may see coming up from them. But I'M GONNA TAKE ANY MAYA'S QUIT THERE FROM UTAH. State. I'M GONNA say Miami. Quit data from Utah State. Good rebounder oh go ahead. I think he's going back to school. Is GOING BACK TO SCHOOL? Okay well I guess I can't pick him then because he's still listed law these drawers. I actually was looking hit. Him Layer draft throw a couple of days. Now goes out of the way so I guess if that's the case I had a back up on my draft board at that is Luca Garza from Iowa. Let's go with Luca Garza from Iowa to finish out the roster very solid player from Iowa good size to sixty six eleven. That's good MBA size now whether or not that's going to translate into anything into the NBA developments concerned. Because he could be you know a big man that may not be able to play in the big man's game for the NBA Remain to be seen. But I'm going to take at this point in time when you're reaching at number sixty although you never know he could become the Isaiah Thomas for this year's draft it's Luca Garza at number sixty for the New Orleans. Pelicans hi Mr Holiday from the podcast. My worst holiday. And you're listening to the Lakers fast. Break podcast get ready for Kitty. Origins of allusions the latest documentary from Rob McCallum thrusted into heavy metal star teenagers with their debut. Release Kiddyish Rushton. Conquer the heavy metal world for the past twenty years. Kitty has defied industry norms fought back against women Iraq stereotypes and inspire generations since they appeared and now for the first time they've decided to share their untold story. Generously covered with archival footage shot by the band. This field gives you an honest and brutal look at what it takes to survive in the music industry order the DVD. Blu Ray live CD. Triple pack that features recordings from throughout their twenty year history from Ron McCallum films dot com Ron McCallum films dot com. Your place for awesome stories about awesome people in films worth watching all right so that doesn't for this year's draft for now the second round of the NBA mock draft. Just been great having you guys aboard for this time around. It's been a lot of fun once again very challenging even more challenging this time around because he got a lot more thinking to do on exactly. Who's GONNA be able to contribute to these teams but guys has been fun? But before you head out I want to hear what you guys are up to. Please let the listener so as well. So Raphael Barlow from NBA draft junkies outside of the great videos outside the great stuff going on at the NBA draft junkies dot com and the great videos on the Youtube page. What else is cooking or even what is new cooking with? Nba Draft Junkins Samo. Same Old just going to prospects him and watching their filmon and just trying to give my opinion on their strengths and areas for improvement. So simple forgot allowed time between Nana draft so hopefully I can have at least fifty videos fifty or sixty video up for the prospects. Maybe even if I'm lucky a hundred guys because I'm breaking it down to so I got a lot of work ahead of me but I'm thankful for this time that I have opportunity to to produce the content that I want that I want to produce for my website. Well I WANNA thank you for adjusting a second round of this. This was a lot of fun. I enjoyed it as well. A lot of challenging picks out there. I'm glad this I feel better about the second round I did. The first draft is when I was picking in the first round. You guys were going like I could see us slightly snickering in the back there. Now this one I was actually taking pictures from away from you guys that you guys are actually interested in some kind of feeling better about myself this time around. Stone Hanson from draft DOT com. I talked this week about all the stuff going on for twenty twenty one but I want to hear thoughts and let the listeners out there what's going on with your work at dress dot com another mock draft and updated run a couple of days ago so everyone can check that out and address dot com working on twenty twenty one a little bit Starting to dive in a little bit more on some of those guys but and then I'll have a top one hundred big board out within the next hopefully two weeks or so so be on the lookout for that. I'll post it on twitter. Report Underscores Court so and Rafael. What are you an James Handles on twitter case he has questions? I'll talk to you too. Bob My is barlow. My last name L. E. Five Zero Zero James's is draft junkie. Dra F. T. J. in y James all right so if you guys have any questions out there please there. You got there for Stone Hanson and you go for Raphael and James Barlow last but not least my friends been great draft. Michael Bison Berg from stepping dot com. What are you working their perspective inside or anything else you working on right now. What you got going on doing a lot of Film Study and looking at twenty twenty one and right now perspective insight. We have a quite a few human as theories coming out. And I'm usually rain there for some of those We just released one on Elijah Fisher. And he's up Canadian prospect in the school. Twenty twenty three class but the exciting prospect nonetheless and still thinking. I'm going to do that Kind of hoops Summit USA team breakdown with some of the top prospects in the possibly had twenty twenty one draft with the Cayenne. Jalen Green mobely in recent Stamford commit Williams one thing. I want to ask you because you said in the past that you are from the great area of of Canada of element in Canadian basketball in this century in the past ten fifteen years has gotten so much better developed so much your thoughts on what is the process who may been responsible. What steps have they take it to make them more a player because we're seeing more Canadian prospects come into the NBA and making a great impression? Yeah I think it's really great. Grassroots system cannabis balls definitely been involved but there are lots of great grassroots programs out there like you know CIA balance you play. Rockwood we might. I'm sure there cannot lead. I'm sure I'm missing northern kings. I probably missing a bunch. But a lot of guys at Identifying talent at a really young age and then they're doing a really good job of keeping some of the guys in Canada right Plants to stay in Canada at Chris. Pratt by athlete institute ORANGEVILLE PREP produce some players and then Also a really good job of Sending some of these players to really good United States up schools also so every year it seems like there are at least a few Canadian guys in the top one hundred or so rankings or even higher done a great job there and anti basketball against a lot of credit and yeah very tonight for the future they. The national team may have to cut. Mba is future like that was not something you ever thought about again. And the other thing I watch out is Rafael Shirt by man there. Have you had to choose? Maybe your bias. Which country do you think has the brightest future and my opinion? They're close between France and Canada is ours like future in developing NBA prospects. Matt isn't tough one man because France has been you know just a really solid team throughout the years. I want to see Canada. Actually get everybody together and the plan was that was going to be this summer. I can change in another summer so who knows. It had a really tough time. Getting guys together and France. Has that programming. It seems like France also does maybe a better job of keeping those guys together so I still put France probably a head for now but what what. How can you develop in the future and they have the second most players on MBA rosters as far as any other country? So I think Kanter basketball definitely on the rise. Let's get to the Olympics. I that's the other thing they haven't been there since two thousand so France has been steady. Going can't get there. Talk to Steve. Nash get him over there. He was the general manager the team Canada for quite a while and Yeah yeah that could be a correlation right there as far as the development of team Canada. I don't think that's it by accident. And obviously his work with the Golden State Warriors. But I see him more lounging around a little bit more relaxing these days trying to enjoy the fruits of his Labor. I can't say I blame him I hopefully. He'll still be loyal to his country and be able to help produce lie great players from that area At least had a hand per se because learning from him just the just the knowledge that he has could be just so valuable to these young players absolute. Yeah well I'll tell you what it's been great guys. I can. Attain of another hour went by so quickly. A lot of great picks. Either by me this time around. I'm so excited for it. Yeah just go ahead I know some of these teams will be calling us after the show to go ahead and speak to us in regards to some assistant. Gm positions so go ahead and let you guys know that you need to get your agents on standby still got fingers crossed. And all that they'll give you start with the Lakers organization right now. Because I'm still mad at up for what they did earlier this week. But I'll tell you what it's been a lot of fun and I will be asking us to do this again as it gets coached the NBA draft just truly a great time. I cannot thank you guys. Enough for being part of the Lakers traffic.

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Golden Knights are 0-1 in the Western Conference Final...again

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Golden Knights are 0-1 in the Western Conference Final...again

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Whatever you podcast, we do to this one We hope you guys like what we do and we have some hopefully exciting news for you guys about what we're GonNa try to do the rest of the post season as well. What we're actually trying to do is we're GONNA try to do these podcast after every game from now on we'll probably keep a little bit shorter. We're going GONNA try to recap a these games really quickly guys because obviously these are the most important games of the Golden Knights season and whether they play three more games or thirteen, we WANNA make sure that we give you guys some pretty quick analysis on all of them. So you know make sure. You're checking your podcast feed every night after the Golden Knights wrap up because hopefully by the time we're done of the editing and turning our stories you guys will have fresh audio content to listen to So we're going to spend a lot of the time on this episode recapping Game One of that star series and kind of breaking down the stars to since we haven't had time to do kind of a preview podcast for you guys. But I WANNA wrap up the Vancouver series a day. The last time we chatted on this podcast basically neither said, we were that worried after the Golden Knights last game five and it's hers out there actually was a reason to be worried and. was. Fatter Denko the connects rookie goaltender was just incredible down the stretch. He made ninety eight consecutive saved. One point he shut out the night's game six he shut them out Romo's fifty, four minutes in a really tight really tense game seven. The Dominated on the shot clock in shot attempts scoring chances in basically anything. That can be tracked in a hockey game. The Knights had a commanding lead in except the scoreboard. For most of those last two games We're GONNA talk about a lot of storylines that emerge from game six in game seven because they can relate to what we saw in game. One of the Western, conference. final. Against The Dallas Stars. But first day of I. WanNa Start With this House surprised impressed whatever you WANNA put on. It were you that the unites had a match penalty in game seven against economics and actually killed it off we'll all say this they go on to win the Stanley Cup. That will be the most twenty twenty. You know laughing your face hockey gods moment of So fitting, you know of all things if EP used the term, each team hazards adversity if that's the university in the Hump that they had to get over once it was presented. To them and they go on to win this thing. I. Wouldn't it? So fitting wouldn't it be? It would be absolutely in incredibly a fitting I mean overall Wool was like from your vantage point watching. Game Six especially, that game seven because it was only the second game seven in golden history. Fans, probably don't need to be reminded how the first one went against the stain Jose Sharks last postseason, the game that, of course, the controversial major penalty call on cody eakin that the NHL basically later had to apologize to the knights of the led to the sharks coming back from a three zero deficit to win five four in overtime in the Golden Knights season. But what were some of your kind of key takeaways from? Hal at Second Round series from the connects you actually wrapped up because I don't think either of us were expecting. That's necessarily go seven games we last talked in certainly I wasn't expecting it to be tidied in a game seven for basically fifty four men Let me. Let me actually start on the other side because I think it's fascinating if you're Vancouver canucks San Right now because you basically had a rookie backup goaltender who is highly thought of in was a high draft pick clay out of his mind for three games and it might completely change direction about franchise in in determining whether Jacob marks from comes back mean I think you may have price himself out anyway in terms of what he wanted versus what the connected budgeted, but just the emergence of Thatcher Denko I mean he's GonNa end up depending on what happens with his career he's GonNa be like his colt hero in Vancouver now. Twenty twenty five years from now people are going to talk about the Thatcher Co series and things, and we'll see what he turns into. But I that that's really what the story was in in the nights. All sudden getting frustrated and crippen the steak and not being able to you know solve the kid who was playing really well five. You know maybe different from what they felt like I don't know but I felt like he gained five. There were a lot of shots that were in his chest and they were making it easy on not I. Don't I don't know so much about the traffic and things like that. I think that's an easy excuse for the coach to fall back on after a game when you throw a bunch of shots on a guy. And you don't score all. We need to get more traffic. I think a lot of those shots were just from the perimeter easy stops you know and and when they were tough shots, high danger areas, great chances those were the shots at the night seems to be either one missing the net or to putting it right into dem crest in so I don't think. They were doing themselves. Any favors in you know in a series that starts to grow in the psychological impact impact starts to take hold in you know credit to the nights that they fought through it and it was zero zero Game Robin. Lehner makes the save of the series Probably you know a save that will be talking about depending on what happens here. Going forward for you know potentially a whole lot of years I mean that was a was a major point in that game to keep zero zero and they found a way and that's what good teams do when maybe you're not playing you're best you still find a way Alec our Tina's mentioned that and I've seen that not sports. We've we've talked about that before you know maybe that's the the best sign I guess you could save for the nights going forward is that they've found a way They need to figure out how to score some goals because right now audits astrid up. The Aso. We can talk about that moving forward here because then we can move onto. Game One of the Western Conference final because I want to you know put the offense of struggles that we saw down the stretch and the main hoover series for the goaltending that you brought up with Robin. Leonard is just spectacular robbery. Brock Besser into the game one discussion been as well. So. One. The nights are now Owen to in game one of the Western Conference final in their history because they lost one nothing to the. Dallas Stars on Sunday were according this about two hours ish after the game has ended. So or kind of come into guys with are pretty raw thoughts and kind of analysis from this game. I think the big takeaway from this game for me day the May we start on before jumping into kind of some of those other topics we we talked about or touched on already is I think it's fair to say this is the first time since the postseason proper. So Post Round Robin got started the nights for really truly thoroughly outplayed to me. I think for the most part they lost just once the blackhawks that was because Corey Crawford. Kinda, played out of his mind tunas. This had to their three loss of the conducts that we kind of just briefly touched on their came down to Thatcher Denko just being outstanding standing on his head. They did make a lot of defensive mistakes in game two against Vancouver and somebody could bring back game as an example as one the nights maybe you got outplayed in but even still, I feel like this game fell different and I don't mean different is in like Oh man the. Have an opponent today you can't handle necessarily because I. Think we even saw Vancouver series. The nights blew out that connects in game one and Vancouver came storming right back to force game. So, it's not like the nights I think are in deep trouble already here but I think it does feel like this is the first time that they're punching against someone that is for sure in their same way class. Do you get that same feeling? Yeah. For sure I mean we think I mean okay. Let's take out the round robin I mean. We'll. We'll actually no because I think. You know the the first period Colorado I thought they were pretty well played. I would agree with you though and I think part of that's because Dallas teaming than Chicago in a better team than Vancouver I, mean you look at the record from the regular season you look at the stats in terms of Dallas being team that was second in the league in goals against per game a deeper they're stronger better. They've got an elite defencemen. In they've got a lineup that especially with what they throughout tonight in game one I thought it was interesting the way that Rick bowness kind of spread his guys out and and really kind of rolled his four lines in presented. A problem on every line for the nights in terms of somebody that could score It's a different kind of matchup. It's it's a different kind of top six that you're seeing. It's guys Sagan and and PA-. Ski Guys Go to the net as opposed to kind of pure I guess skill element you know like a Patterson Things that not to say that Sagan's not you know mentally talented that Jamie Benzon immensely talented they're just different players. They're bigger stronger physical heavy style that. Has. been sort of the topic of conversation going into the series. So yeah all those things factor into it in in pizza bar. said it tonight after the game it's GonNa be a different series. This is not. Teams that kind of a running gun in. As. Much as Dallas has relied, may be on offense a little bit in the season more than doing the regular season. I think a lot of ads just a successful power play in they're still they still are who they are I guess and they showed that tonight and that's GonNa be tough. Not to go too far back but you know all the things that we talked about. You know when the nights potentially could played Arizona, you know all the threat that Arizona presented as. A team that's really good defensively in you're getting into. Nothing. Long zero zero type stretches of games that's dangerous in Dallas is even better at it than Arizona. So it's absolutely going to be a threat. They're absolutely the best team that they've played so far in and you figure that's going to be reflected over the next handful of games. Lets you mentioned you know Pete to bore and some of his thoughts post game winless actually hear from the Golden Knights coach right now. They were exactly what we expected to be. A. One or two in the lead in all the defensive analytics year. And? Play. Hard every gang and they make you work career offense and if you're not willing to. To. Work. For offense and support offensively than. You know they're not going to hand it to you acting that was. The case tonight. So there are some of devore's initial thoughts after game one of the series, which of course represents the final four in the NHL. So you now to kind of tie in the end of the Vancouver series here. Day of the nights have been shut out in two of their last three games two of their goals in game seven, they scored empty-netter. So in the last three games, they have one goal against a goaltender and it was by defense. Menteith Theodore, who of course is advancement that has been really really good. But you would think a lot of the nights highly paid forwards would be able to step up as well. So how much I guess he'll blame for lack of better word to put the knights lack of offensive production on them not finding ways to get more pucks in it versus you know how l. either defensively are just straight up how goaltenders are playing against them right now. Well. So, tonight I feel like he's a little bit of an aberration I feel like I wanna give them a pass on the down the game seven, just the emotions and not being able to get up for it in in the turn it on in the third period, it was similar to what they tried to do or what they're able to do. Excuse me against Dallas in the round robin and kind of win third period this time they couldn't crack. Khudobin. So I mean if they're gonNA stick to that formula going forward I don't think that's GonNa work. But I do think there was some some moments where it felt like it was a little bit of potluck where like you know they got some bounces and there was some loose pox, some rebounds and they they just weren't able to get it but it also feels like at times I don't know how much of this is maybe the ice surface but that they're just not kind of creating off the rush on they're not creating. These really good chances they're not forcing outstanding says I can think of one or to the DEM Komai but I can't really think of any tonight where they had an odd man rush and you get a pass across the ice enforce the goalie to come across his crease or you know you create a good chance you know from a pass on the net for you know you know shot from the slaughter even more. So just something on the powerplay. Powerfully was huge tonight I mean they got chances in the ruined them within like thirty seconds on two of them, and then they had a power play to start the third period in fresh ice just. Basically. Stepped on their leg. Trying to be nice I can't use it to phrase that I really WANNA use. You know but those are little areas where if you're trying to generate offense, you know you score power play goal or two and all of a sudden you know it looks a lot better on the scoresheet at the end. So I do think you know part of it is on them and I do think part of it is on teams playing well. Defensively, I thought Vancouver especially, you know kind of quietly did a great job guarding the packing it in, and they seem to get every loose puck every rebound in front of the net nights or laying down on the ice bowling pins that had been knocked over seemingly every time you know after dem co at me that I saved. So some of that's The onus on them to get to those loose pucks in score that way. Get deflections, and in score the way the teams are scoring against them in not try to you know necessarily skate the puck into the net every time. Yeah. Interesting by the end of that Vancouver series of the connects were literally just packing around the pain as you said, and I don't mean than just kind of dropped an extra guy or to there I mean there were times where literally all five skaters were right around the pain trying to tie up sticks, grab loose pucks and just kind of concede the fact that we're not gonNA try real hard to. Generate, a bunch the other way we're just GONNA limit. You hope you get frustrated help. You make mistake in kind of count on our top end skill guys two pounds on a turnover if when it comes. That formula. As. We already touched on almost worked a except Robin. Leonard made ages absolutely fantastic. Save on Blockbuster. Otherwise we could be doing kind of night season autopsy right now rather than talking about you know the Western Conference final and game one of it. 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Started back to back in game six and seven than it's played their last two games that connects series on consecutive days in winter started them both he got the shutout in game seven and then bore went back to Marc Andre Fleury for the first time in about a week tonight in a game one. Credit to the board I think this is definitely not the way. A lot of fans saw this goaltending situation play out. It's not even how I necessarily thought. He would use his goal tender's but despite the fact that the knights lost tonight a, the goaltending tandem has been really really effective like I said Leonard got that on game seven and Mark conjul flurry gave up a goal on the first shot. He sought tonight in Game One. But then he made a twenty four straight saves and Defenseman H had a lot of praised for flurries tonight before we discuss kind of the Golden Knights let's listen in to nature. I think it took us a while ago we didn't come into to play from the start of the game. For the first thirty, five minutes of the game we were back on our toes and they were all of us in the work place be made for us as we weren't. There supporting each other and getting our feet moving. In. The last twenty minutes we we started to play a little bit better because he started to get our our D. moving. Finally, we started getting close to each other to make some place in. That game is much more to reach if it's not flower for stupid we didn't play well in. In that game hours the one nothing that. So there's Schmidt with a lot of praise for Hitler, goaltenders Mark. Audrey flurry now, there are no backs backs in the western conference. Final lender. Now will have a four days of rest before game two if he gets the nod their So Dave. What are your thoughts? How goaltending situation sets up? Now, how divorce has handled it to this point and I? We talked about last podcast that we thought you know flurry might not get a game in the rest of this postseason will now the fact that he's basically played really well, his last three starts taking out his first postseason start against the Saint Louis Blues. Is there. Any chance that the door is open for him to still keep getting games here I. think potentially. I mean it's hard to say in. Part of this is because he? I'm with you and obviously I was on record like I said I. Didn't think we would see Marc. Andre Fleury, play another game in its uniform after that game I didn't see it because I kind of foresaw. Schedule, or a situation like this where there weren't back to backs and Robin Lehner you know is a big strong guy and you figure he's a workhorse and every other game is is not anything that's out of the question for a goaltender and then you know I think about it more and more today in than it makes total sense to be able to start Marc Andre Fleury in game one robin. Leonard Played Three Games in four days and yeah, he had an extra day of. Arrests in there between you know what would have been gained one but that's the luxury you have. You're not going to you know I mean if you're Dallas, just say this isn't going to jake hottinger or something like that because you know who opened needs a break in, you're just going to say, okay, we'll. We'll just you know kind of roll the dice on game one in whatever happens you know maybe we get it maybe we. Will figure it out there. You're you're throwing Marc Andre Fleury out there. So that's luxury pizza bores talked about this whole time. You know what? I mean. I. Don't WanNa like be the sarcastic smart Aleck here but. He's kept to his word like he's said, we're GONNA need them both and we're gonNA use them both, and maybe he hasn't used them the way he did in the regular season or their alternating, but he's looked at this and. And utilize depth. He said that with the forwards and defensemen and whatever he's looked at the goaltending in the same way that these guys need a break in need arrest in, we can't just get like a normal playoff and for him to. Get a performance like he got out of Marc Andre Fleury, like you said, it would if they scored tools, they scored a goal, they even any sort of run support. You know pizza looks like a genius again. So I guess tip your hat going forward. I would expect to see Robin Lehner in the in the crease though unless something happens unless he struggles unless you feel like we need. A A spark if they're behind in the series or something like that because right now at least you know if you've got flurry in your back pocket that he's playing while you're not just going guy who's cold and you don't know what you're getting he's actually playing well so it gives them another option. More options a better I guess, right? No totally in. Folk credit sue pizza for I. Think having an open mind. On how to use those options because I think click it said just put it. On what my thought process was coming into tonight before we heard who the goaltender was going to be like Oh. Robin. Winners the guy he's their number one. Thus obviously, he's going to start game one tonight and I give you credit for kind of looking at the situation may be a little bit. You know seriously or objectively thoroughly. And saying, you know what? I think this is actually really good time to get my number two some action, and like I said, it almost worked in I. Think divorce had a lot of good moments. This season obviously, you know they lost tonight. But in game seven, he makes the four lines and got really good results. He called a timeout right before the Golden Knight scored the game winning goal off the power play with faith Theodore. I, of course, he started Leonard in both games of the backpack got the shutout in game seven. So that was successful night for four tonight almost was a successful night for him in terms of the goalie situation but it ultimately wasn't meant to be like you said earlier, the nights are down one nothing in this series. Now before we wrap up here day. I. Want to touch on some broader talking points for this series as a whole because. You know one game is over, but I think you know despite the fact that the knights lost as I said earlier I don't think necessarily outgunned in the series just because they lost one game at a series has the potential to. Go back and forth a little bit and get really interesting. So. To get into some of the things I'm looking for the rest of the way here number one, the stars defensemen lead the League in a postseason points which think is a really fascinating topic especially because his Utah Sean Stars Have Ages Stud defensemen in second year. Hey in which sets really nicely for easy comparison with Shaffi Theodore who leads the Knights of course in postseason points with sixteen as I mentioned earlier, he got game winning goal in game seven and up touch them as early but mark stone said he's a North Cal defenseman peachable war has basically said, yeah, I agree with Mark Stone Multiple Times already. So watching those to go back and forth is going to be just so so fun to watch anything it was even fun to watch some of the stuff those two guys were trying even a game one so. I guess I'll admit my man crush on Miro hoskin like I am a huge huge huge huge fan i. that's the most exciting part of this series for me is that I get X. amount of games of watching him I I can't reveal my. You know what we vote on the Norris ballot and all that I'll say that I couldn't get him on my ballot and I so wanted to I couldn't justify it but I think he's just absolutely phenomenal. Ache I've said this to a couple of people knew whatever like he's the closest thing I've seen to Nicholas. Lidstrom since Lisbon retired and you know we'll see how he develops in and all that sort of stuff by you know. You expect him to play twenty five to thirty minutes in and be guy that's out there against Mark Stone in you know Robert. March. So the the whole top six, a killing penalties do not that sort of stuff I mean. The cool thing with all this is like this is the media like Canadian media, the national media everybody gets focused on it. So if you haven't seen, hey skinny if you haven't seen Shea Theodore as a media member really will now you're zeroed in on it and then you come away from it and you say while theaters really good. And you start to talk about him next year, and that's kind of how it works. As kind of how you know the the reputations are made in the postseason in guys. Get publicity going forward that that sort of the. Give the give away the secret of the media I mean that sort of the new cycle but it this this is sort of their chance because the spotlight on both of them it's GonNa. Be a great match up I. Think you know again it's GonNa be interesting because Klingberg scored the goal tonight hopped up. into the rush to make it an odd man situation in it's GonNa be something that the nights are GonNa have to deal with all series bonus opt about the dots. The modern game now is defenseman jumping in the rush two four man rushed. Not a three men rush anymore story the Shell is so it's GonNa be something that the night's have to come back because they're continue to see it from the cm in this series. Another thing, the nights are gonNA have to combat the touched on day of is just how I guess uniquely constructed. This stars lineup is a rick bowness has. Done really interesting of which like I said he briefly touched on earlier, which is he's really spread out kind of the top guys on his teams in terms of the forwards. So he's got Joe Veliki on one line he's got Jamie Ben Affleck second line than Tyler Sagan Inquiry Perry who's a former Hart trophy winner aren't as third line and then Kyrie Rhonda, who scored the hat trick that powered them to the game seven victory over the Colorado avalanche a couple hours before the nights in connects played to even get them to this point is on the fourth line with a hints who is not a necessarily bad player either. So bonus know doesn't have a supercharge top line right now he's. Chosen to create. Basically, you know not for necessarily even lines but. You know four lines that are basically all a half step maybe down from each other and it's much different. Than what the Knights of seen throughout the playoffs so far where you know the blackhawks, it was a good top line a pretty good second line. Not so much in the bottom six and I think the disparity was even greater in the next series just in terms of the. Top two lines when they got healthy with Tyler Toffoli in there are really really good lines but the bottom six I believe literally, you know led to one goal in seven games against the nights. So the depth edge has been so so crucial for the Nice. We've seen that with how often Alex talk has been involved in the scoring. Based on how Dallas is lining up I think it's GonNa be a lot harder for the nights to have that kind of obvious edge down there LINEAPP hundred percent. So like one guy that you didn't mention is Dennis on off. Who At least tonight lineup the fourth line to begin with and he was leading score goal score. He was the only guy that hit twenty goals for them. So their fourth lying guy was their leading goal score. You Know How many teams present that issue and if you're going to match up and you're GonNa say oh I want my fourth line out there against. Their fourth line will that means raising carry a and whoever their center is is going again to essentially their leading goalscorer that's major responsibility for them. That's not just going up against you know other guys who are out there to kind of grind where team down in play the way the you know the nights fourth line does that's a major major defensive assignment so it puts. It puts different sort of pressure on you. You know when you go on the ice, your mind is different because you have to be aware that if I turn over the puck this thing. You know it's GonNa end up in the back of the net whereas maybe another fourth line. You know maybe you can get away with it. So you know the the mental I guess You know concentration that you have to have in. That's you know. Talked about that a little bit tonight of you get to this point in your down to the final four in you have to be good in takes. A different level of game. So we'll see it'll be interesting to see kind of the chess match, and if he deboer adjusts is lines to kind of combat that at all or if he just kind of. It says Hey third-line. Hey fourth line. This is your responsibility. You have to be accountable and you have to shut them down in if they can't. You know the maybe that's GonNa be an issue for the nights going forward. Yeah. No I. I definitely agree with you that the chess match could get fascinating because of course, you know while we're talking about how how the stars are deploying their lines might. Make it a little easier for them to gain a depth edge obviously vulnerable because they don't have that necessarily top end line that could maybe match up with the nights when their top six is rolling. But of course, the nights do not have their top six rulings night and that's part of what the stars do so well is that you know they play that really strong defensive game that can frustrate opponents anez actually the last thing I wanNA touch on is the stars did such a good job once they got that lead tonight Shutting things down, they were especially good in the neutral zone. They really made it hard for the nights to you know transition the puck with of any sort they were so physical kind of muck things up as well. But we've seen all throughout the postseason. The SARS can win shoot outs. That's something they didn't necessarily show in the regular season, but that's how they were able to be such a high powered offense of team in Colorado is outscored them a lot of the times in the game seven they won, which is I mentioned. Curie Givi Rhonda scored a hat trick in a five four game in overtime. So this stars team much like the night's. have shown us as post-season can win in different ways ending that's another kind of thing that shows us. That The Dallas team is just on a different level than what the night's have experienced before is because they can kind of adjust their game and still find a way to win and it'll be interesting to see. How they decide to end up attacking the nights because I thought today Dallas started out pushing the temple allot and then as the game progressed and the clock gut kind of you know lower and lower, they shifted back in a regular season mode and were able to kind of really assert themselves in protect the lead. Yeah. I would agree with that. It's GonNa be interesting like he pointed out to see how they attack this series on what they WanNa do I wonder how much of their I guess offense the output and breakout an explosion was Colorado's goaltending I don't know and I. The one thing I'll say is that Just fact however, the nights put a net is going to be better than Michael Hutchinson and probably better than Pavel Fransuz was playing adopt point in the series before he got hurt to be quite honest. So maybe that's adjustment that the stars just make right off the bat they figure look or they're gonNA face better goaltending from the nights they themselves are GonNa have to play the tighter style close to the vest style, and maybe that means it's a cagey series maybe a dozen. That gets wide open all that being said. I think at this point, what the nights needs to do is figure out a way to score because right now it's just not happening I mean Mark Stone Way. In Carlson, have one goal each in the past seven games Riley Smith Jonathan March. So Zilch in the past seven games patch readies nothing in the past four. So they're the the night's top six, they need to find a way to put the puck in the back of the net. You know I guess break the seal whatever you WanNa say and figure out a way to kind of let get contagious throughout the lineup. 'cause right now you know it's kind of working the other way and I think you know the sticks started to get grip tight you start to think a little bit i. mean a patron even made a comment kind of before. Game One about how they thought it points in that series against Vancouver was going to be impossible and. They didn't think they're gonNA score and all these sorts of things. So you know it was in their head. And and right now, the longer this goes the more we ask them questions and they have to hear it start talking about it amongst themselves. You know then it becomes an issue I think until those guys those guys figure out a way to break through. You know. Then we're going to be talking about you know maybe a short series for the nights I don't know. Yeah I. 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GSMC Sports Podcast Episode 932: What Are We In For With the NBA Second Round?

GSMC Sports Podcast

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GSMC Sports Podcast Episode 932: What Are We In For With the NBA Second Round?

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Game one of the second round of that series got some nc double a baseball coverage that just ended which is now Which is why. I'm just now getting on So i hope all of you have had great weekends. Lot of sports going on got a lot to get to as always at least throughout the nba playoffs segment. One just breaking down what we know about the nba playoffs so far First round series wrapping up second round series getting started going to break all of that down also today's show talking a little bit about the nc double a baseball tournament coverage regional round is wrapped up all but for one regional. So break that down. Look forward to the super regionals next weekend and then to end the show. I wanna hit on logan. Paul floyd mayweather not exactly sports more entertainment but it was a boxing fight supposedly so break that down as well and then the us versus mexico in men's soccer. I'm not a huge soccer guy but that match was insane. If you did happen to watch it. I did and i want to cover all of that and just break all of that down from different angles. So that's coming up to end the show as well. But i i wanna go ahead and start with the nba playoffs So late last week. The denver nuggets went ahead and knocked out the portland. Trailblazers in game six Big win for denver. If you've listened to me at all here on the show you know that. I actually picked portland win the series. Tough fought series hard-fought Both teams played pretty well. Damian lillard had a monster series just wasn't enough So congrats denver on the wind. There that same night chris. Paul in phoenix suns behind a monstrous night from devon booker. Who just started game. Six early with up believe it was six three pointers in the first quarter for devon booker as the sons went ahead and eliminated. Lebron james and the lakers monstrous win for phoenix. They're a franchise that has struggled over the past couple of years. They've just been bad finally getting to the playoffs and to be able to come out and knock off. Lebron james and the lakers huge win for phoenix. And then the final first round series ended on sunday with the la clippers managing to come from behind and beat luka doncic and the dallas mavericks despite a monstrous and i mean monstrous. Game seven from luca. Luca went for forty six points and fourteen assists in game seven. And it still wasn't enough. That tells you everything you need to know about the dallas mavericks right now. They're just not good enough. Luka doncic in this series. I'm gonna give you his numbers for this series. So luca in this series averaged thirty six points eight rebounds and ten assists and that came with him shooting forty nine percent from the field in forty one percent from three point range. Keep in mind. Luca dodgers is a center. He's not shack. he's not joel embiid. He shooting forty nine percent from the floor in an entire playoff series. And a lot of these are coming from sixteen eighteen twenty twenty four feet out and like i said you also included forty one percent from three point range. The guy just had a monstrous series and when you tie that in to the fact that he remember he ended up straining something in his in. I think it was his neck. Maybe in game three. So you played the rest of the series with a cervical strain in your neck and you still managed to put those numbers together and forty seven and fourteen in a game seven and it wasn't enough right now. Dallas just isn't good enough and everyone knows that that's the reason they ended up. Losing this series is if you look at the dallas mavericks right now. It's literally luka doncic and everyone else that's not going to get the job done. It's flashy if you're luca that's great but it's not winning you a playoff series against a team who is comparable or better than you are and i mean from a roster standpoint. I don't even think it's a question that the clippers are just better. The only reason this series was as close as it was his due to the fact that luka doncic just showed out in a major way so dallas as we look forward to next year they have some questions with that roster they have to upgrade that roster in a major way if they want to actually make a legitimate push and i think mark. Cuban is a good enough owner to do that. We know he's willing to spend the money so if dallas wants to get serious. They know what they have to do. You can't just be a one man team in the nba in the postseason in the regular season. That's fine in the postseason. It's just not getting the job done. So that's the breakdown of game. Seven with clippers mavericks Now as we look towards the round of the nba playoffs a few second round series. Have already started. So i want to go and talk about those with what we know. So far Trae young in the atlanta hawks actually going into philadelphia and getting a surprising. Upset win over philadelphia and the seventy sixers in game. One remember philadelphia is the one seed out east and this was a big time win for trae young in the atlanta hawks and the key here is that if i'm an nba team right now. I want no part of the atlanta hawks because the way trae young is playing them. That's a team. Who is writing him all the way through and right now unlike dallas. Who gave luca absolutely no help. I mean look at kristaps. Porzingis is numbers in the first round series against he just kinda disappeared and for a guy who is seventy two or seventy three making the kind of money that he is. That's inexcusable trae. Young in atlanta has actually gotten a little bit of help from his role players. And that's the reason atlanta who was playing a team granted. I mean the new york. Knicks are not the la clippers. And i think we all know that but trae young as actually gotten enough help from the of his roster four the atlanta hawks to pull off the first round win over the knicks. Now to get a game. One win in philadelphia. And i certainly don't think atlanta wins game two in philadelphia. I don't think that's going to be a thing. And if they do then. I think these seventy sixers are in major trouble. And i'm certainly not the only one that would be on board with that assessment. You can't lose to at home and right now when you look at game two. That's what's The sixers are up against and they know that. So look for philadelphia to come out and try to get some revenge and try to get things going in the right direction in game two. I think they do that The surprising part of this was joel. Embiid actually played well in game one if you asked me before the series started. Did the hawks have a chance. If joel embiid plays even remotely well. My answer would have been no. And i wouldn't like even hesitated with saying that. Because the roster's just are not comparable philadelphia's roster is loaded meanwhile you look at atlanta's roster and outside of trae young and i guess lou williams if you wanna call them a star maybe he is. Maybe he isn't depends on who you talk to. Outside of trae young lou williams atlanta doesn't really have anyone but like i said philadelphia is loaded. So that tells you everything you need to know about the kind of postseason that trae young has managed to put together so i think we have to give all the credit in the world right now to trae young in the atlanta hawks for managing to do what they did against the new york knicks. And now it certainly looks like they don't plan on slowing down at all against the philadelphia. Seventy sixers now. I don't think they win the series. I don't know that there are a lot of people out there. Taking the hawks to win this series however for them to even get a win on the road in philadelphia. That's big time basketball from trae young. And i think you have to tip your hat if you're just a just basketball fan. In general to what trae young has managed to do so far in this postseason now the other surprise or potential not even really surprise is the other eastern conference series. The brooklyn nets are now up to on the milwaukee bucks in the second round and debt includes a game to beating that they delivered to milwaukee as they beat deep books by thirty nine in game two. I told y'all the last time we spoke the last time that y'all heard my voice that if brooklyn in their big three played well they were not going to lose. I never wavered on that. And i stand by that however the one caveat i put on that was if they stay healthy which is why. It's unfortunate when you look and less than a minute. Maybe into game one on saturday night. James harden went down with a lower body injury. I think it was his hamstring. Maybe that he went down with and he is not played in this series since. And if you listen to anyone close to the brooklyn franchise the brooklyn organization. They don't actually sound all that optimistic. That james harden is going to play at least not in this series and potentially for the rest of the postseason. This seems like one of those injuries. If you listen to anything that they say that could be a nagging issue. Which if you're brooklyn. I don't think you can afford that clearly. I don't know that it's going to matter in this series because he's basically missed the first two games and they got a double digit winning game one. And then you just beat deep breaks off of milwaukee and game to like. I said at thirty nine point win in the issue here is jaanus in game. Two janas went for eighteen and ten. That's not a bad day at the office and if you're an average nba player. That's probably a really good day for you but if you're jaanus in game two of a second round series where the team you were playing is missing either their first or second best player from a statistical standpoint james harden has been the nets best player this year eighteen and ten is not getting the job done and that's always been the issue with jaanus throughout his career is the question of why does he seemed to disappear in the postseason. He has flashes where he can throw together. A gain that you're like. Wow that's the honest we expect to see and then we have other situations here like we had in game two where you look at eighteen and ten and it's just kind of underwhelming not a bad day but it's not anything that's gonna you know. Knock your socks off. And i think that's what we've grown way too accustomed to getting from jaanus in the postseason. And i think that's the reason that jaanus is always going to struggle to be a legitimate superstar in this league to be a superstar in this league. You have to perform when your number is called. You have to perform in big time. Moments in janas so far in his career has not been able to deliver in those big time moments. Like i said luka doncic in game seven yes. Dallas lost forty six and fourteen. That's how you deliver and that's something. We have not been able to get from jaanus so far in his career in the postseason. So i think that's four milwaukee moving forward Look for brooklyn to get this series one in either four or five. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see a sweep here. Y'all haven't heard me give a guarantee yet on this show. I'll go ahead and guarantee you now brooklyn in no more than five in this series. I'm leaning more towards a sweep. As i just don't know that milwaukee has anything four what brooklyn is giving them right now. So that's where. I am with the eastern conference out switching gears just a little bit to the western conference real quick. The phoenix suns managed to get a win in game one over the denver nuggets Like i said that's what i was watching late last night. And into this morning They did so behind a sixteen run in the third quarter. Roughly midway through the third quarter tight ballgame denver led at one point and then phoenix. Just put it together. Went on a sixteen o run and basically put the game out of reach and when you watch this game i watched quite a bit of it. Didn't see the first half of the first quarter so but watched a lot of it and the things that stick out. Phoenix moves the ball incredibly. Well they never seem rushed. They never see. They never seem off balance. And i think that's a testament to chris. Paul chris paul not young anymore. We all know that. However chris paul is still one of the best point guards in the league solely because of his experience solely because of his veteran leadership. And when he's on the floor everything just seems to kinda slow down and move in slow motion for phoenix. And that's when they strike so right now when you look at this series the colour yokich is going to be the mvp of the nba. No one seems to question that at this point He had a good game. One decent game one But when you look at it. I think yokich find himself in a similar situation to what lucas all in game seven. Which is does he have enough help around him as we get into the later stages of the playoffs he managed to get the job done against portland. You outduel damian lillard so props for that because dame just a serious series. I mean if you watch that series at all you had to be impressed by what you saw from dame but yokich matched him virtually every step of the way. And i think the problem is as we reached the second round as you look at potentially the western conference finals. Is there enough help on that denver roster four nicola yokich for them to get a win against a really good team against a team. That's better than they are. And i think the answer is no so. I don't like denver's chances in this series. I think i'm taking sons in six chris. Paul devon booker coming. They stay healthy and cam johnson. I think are just going to be too much for the denver nuggets throughout a seven game series. So give me phoenix and six there now. The other one hasn't started yet. So there's not really all that much to breakdown jazz and clippers starting tomorrow night or i guess later on tonight as i look the clock This is an intriguing series. Because i this is going to be extremely tight. Coli leonard is still one of the best two way players in the nba. And when you look at paul george who had a really good postseason so far you look at coli. Leonard who has had a really good postseason so far matching them up against rudy gobert and donovan mitchell at a utah jazz team that has been the one seed in the west either the one or the to basically all year with phoenix I don't know which way to lean in this series. I'm not gonna lot of you guys. My instinct tells me take jazz and seven. But when i look at kuwait leonard. I don't wanna bet against why in clutch kawais another one of those guys who he doesn't do it quite as flashy away as damian lillard does but kuwa- and the clutch is serious due to baller so my instinct tells me take utah. What i see on the floor. I tend to wanna take la in seven. I think the series go seven regardless and a- the only question i have is whether l. a. can manage to keep that going. Do you get tired. I mean you just played a seven game series in round one. Can you actually manage to fight through another seven game series. And that's one of the biggest question that i have for the clippers here in this one but like i said tip for game. One of that series comes up later on tonight so intriguing to watch that one. That's the breakdown of what we know about the nba playoffs so far. Stay tuned following this short commercial break coming up in the next segment. I want to look at the. Nc double a baseball tournament and a wild regional weekend got a lot to hit there as we look at the regionals and then look forward to the super regionals and then stay tuned later on in the show Talking mayweather paul and a wild bizarre soccer match between usa in mexico so stay tuned for all of that as well. Are you looking for the very best nfl and college football podcast. Then check out the gsm see football. Podcast get the latest football news. Both on and off the field from the nfl draft treats to the rumor mill to the nfl. Combines they got you covered. That's gmc podcasts. Dot com slash football dash. Podcasts get updates. College rivalries key insights and much much more. It's football talk the way you want it. This show in sleeps and breathes football. Don't forget to like on facebook and follow them on twitter visit yes. Mc podcasts dot com for more info south and now i want to go ahead and welcome back to the gmc sports podcast. I'm your host. Noah dunlap so in the last segment. We talked a little bit about the ending of the first round series for the nba. Playoffs looked at what we have. So far in terms of the second round in also looked forward to jazz clippers. Tonight game one of the second round Now switch gears away from basketball for the rest of the show and here in the segment. I want to go ahead and look at the. Nc aa baseball tournament for anyone who is listening to me before. Y'all know a huge college baseball fan. I think college baseball is one of the most sports that we have in america. And if i can do anything to get more attention to that sport i want to do that. So the nc double a. tournament just started this weekend with the regional round sixteen different regionals going on throughout the country. All leading into eight super regionals next weekend but so now all sixteen regionals are done except for one that has been delayed due to weather and that comes from columbia south carolina. But i wanna break down what we have so far with these regionals and what we know and what we've kinda watched over the weekend so let's just go and start in order and just work our way down from the one seed all the way down through the sixteen regional. Arkansas was the one seed and they got pushed a lot harder than i think they wanted to. Arkansas got pushed to a deciding game seven in their regional against the nebraska cornhuskers and this was surprising to a lot of people. However i don't know that it could be surprising to me. I kind of expected this and the reason for that is arkansas manager. Dave van horn was at nebraska before he got to arkansas. So even though none of these players were around because he's been up in fayetteville for years now but while none of these nebraska players are are around and were around back then the program itself knows and you best believe. That's a motivating factor. So arkansas getting pushed surprised. A lot of people didn't necessarily surprise me all that much But as what happens when you're the number one seed and the best team in america they found a way to get it done late in game. Seven against nebraska and arkansas is moving on to the super regionals where they will be hosting The two seed the texas longhorns. Out in austin absolutely ran through their regional head no issues at all Took care of fairfield in the regional. Final fairfield great regular season only lost three games. Which in baseball terms is just absolutely absurd. The problem is they come from a small conference and they just didn't have the arms to match up especially that late in the regional. They finally ran out of arms and forthy regional final. They threw a guy who had not been all year due to an injury and who last year in a limited number of innings pitched headache. Twenty two point four. I believe it was. Er a texas lit him up in the first inning and it kinda went as you would expect and texas just rolls through their regional relatively easy. The three see the tennessee. Volunteers wild wacky bizarre regional out in knoxville. This weekend tennessee having to hang on in their opener against right state behind a walk off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth. Tennessee was down eight five going into the bottom of the night against right state on friday night when drew gilbert just hit a ball to the moon. And if you haven't seen that clip yet i suggest you go find it because it was monstrous. This was a moonshot. If you've ever seen one and the celebration afterwards we all need more of. I know a lot of people talk about unwritten rules and baseball this that and everything else. All of. that's boring. True gilbert celebration afterwards absolutely more of it inject that my boys and girls the bet flip that he sent through the atmosphere as he rounded third and made his way to home plate he throws his helmet and it lands out close to second base. I love all of this. So this tennessee team. While i'm an old guy. I can get behind this tennessee team because they are just fun to watch and they know how to have fun while they do it. So props tennessee for making it through a tough regional. If you listen to the show last time i was on a toll jaw. I thought duke was going to win. This regional duke did not even advance to the regional final as they got bounced by liberty. The two games they played against liberty they just struggled mightily as the flames had their number but nonetheless tennessee advances out in the knoxville regional vanderbilt. Another wild one out in nashville vanderbilt survives georgia tech to advance on a walk off grand slam another one this time in the bottom of the twelfth of the regional final against georgia tech by isaiah thomas so props to the vanderbilt commodores for advancing and moving on Five seat at arizona swept through their tucson regional with out any real issues got pushed just a little bit by santa barbara in the regional final but arizona managed to hang on and take care of business there st succeed with. Tcu is where we got our first surprise. Tcu bounced out of their own regional by the oregon state beavers and then oregon state loses to dallas baptist in the regional final out there oregon state one game six to actually force a game seven and just didn't have enough in game seven to knock out dallas baptist who they would add twice so props to dallas baptist forgetting the wind for advancing and also props to oregon state for actually knocking off the host in tcu out and dallas fort worth this weekend Seven seated mississippi state took care of business Weird regional wasn't actually all that tough mississippi state got the job done. They did their job. Well so hats off to them sometimes. If you get an easier road it's all about just taking care of business. Sometimes it's not about a challenge is not about this. It's not about that it's solely about. Can you keep your head on straight through an entire weekend and just take care of business. That's exactly what. Mississippi state did so hats off to the bulldogs their eight seat texas tech kinda the same thing tougher regional out in lubbock this weekend but texas tech roll through without any real issues so same thing. They're not flashy. I don't know that they're actually should be eight seed in the tournament but that's where the committee put them and in their regional out at home this weekend in lubbock. They didn't lose a game. They took care business. Like i said somewhat boring. Baseball wasn't all that exciting but they get the job done and that's all that matters. They'll be there next weekend. Nine seat at stanford got pushed to a game. seven against the uc irvine and eaters. That game just went final about an hour ago now with stanford hanging on. That was a four hour long marathon game. Eleven seven leave was the final score. Scratch that eleven eight. Uc irvine managed to put one up in the bottom of the ninth but they needed four. They weren't able to get it done hats off to the cardinal for advancing their the ten seed another surprise not necessarily because who won but because of the dominant fashion in which they did it. Notre dame may have been the most impressive team this weekend. Notre dame ran through their regional out in south bend including a twenty six to three demolishing of central michigan in the winners bracket game. On saturday de notre dame Bats or for real. Pitching is still a little suspect. I think but. I've been big on notre dame year and if those bats continue to hit in these superstars they're a team. You really need to look out for the eleven. Seed is the old dominion South carolina regional old dominion is the one seed. But it's actually taking place in columbia south carolina that is not over with due to whether we have a game seven tomorrow or actually early as i look at the clock again with a nine. Am eastern first. Pitch for that. Game between old dominion and virginia actually advanced so the hosts seed in south carolina is already out there and we will be waiting and find out later on day. Who advances out of the columbia regional ole miss at the twelve managed to hang on and a tough one out an oxford. This weekend Tim elko if y'all recall the i think it was one of the last episodes had when i was talking college baseball. Tim elko from ole miss is playing on a torn. Acl tours acl. About midway through the year missed a month and over the past month has basically come in started playing again as a d. h. And has just been a frigging spark plug for the baseball team. Hit two grand slams this weekend in the regional including a big one in the regional final against southern miss. That helped propel ole miss to the win. There they will now advance to take on arizona out in tucson next weekend thirteen. East carolina won their regional. Not much news coming out of the greenville regional with east carolina. It was a wasn't a bad regional but there was no nothing really exciting about it. No teams that make you. Just you know jump out of your seat and say wow. I have to see this team. So congrats east carolina there for getting the wind. But not much. I can tell you about that. Regional fourteen. the fourteen seed Oregon ducks actually got bounced by the lsu tigers in what could have been pulmonary last series the manager at lsu hall of famer pulmonary announced before the tournament that this was his last season so this is his last dance. The lsu tigers managing to beat orden into games in the regional final to advance will be headed to knoxville to take on tennessee next weekend in a series that i will be at so. I'm excited for that. One excited to head on over to rocky top to watch a great series in what may be paul meneres. Last series atmosphere is going to be electric up on rocky. Top d tennessee. Bats or for real. Can't wait to get there and experience. What all of that is about fifteen the florida gators in embarrassment in their own regional out in gainesville this weekend they went to an out lost their opener on friday night to south florida. Who eventually went on to win the regional. So props to the bulls from south florida but the embarrassing part of this was florida in an elimination game. On saturday morning came out and got beat. Nineteen to one to south alabama. How was there not a mercy rule in the ncaa tournament. This game was over by the fifth inning. It started out ugly for florida and it just got worse and worse as it progressed and you ended at nineteen to one in your own regional out in gainesville. That can't happen but yet it did for florida a team that was ranked the preseason number one team by a lot of different outlets embarrassing in. If you're a florida gator fan But like i said props to south. Florida forgetting the win out there. In gainesville in that regional and in the sixteenth seed the last regional rust and louisiana home of the louisiana bulldogs luttig getting bounced by nc state. That was one of those odd regionals that louisiana tech ended up hosting they were the last host seed and a lot of people questioned whether they deserved it or not. They played their way into that spot by winning. Not winning but Advancing to the final the conference usa tournament. Great year for them disappointing end as they got beat by an nc state team that is just one of the hottest teams in baseball right now. So look for nc state in the super regional Now now that we have the regionals broken down a quick preview to the super regional matchups arkansas. nc state or sauce. Best team in baseball. I think they get a win out in fayetteville this weekend Don't even know that that one goes three honestly the super regionals best two out of three series. I said i think arkansas is just too good. Their starting pitching staff is solid there. Bats seem to just roll right along and they have the best pitcher in baseball and kevin cops so look for arkansas. To take care of business texas texas get south florida in what is a break for the texas longhorns. Texas is going to go ahead and take care of business out in austin this weekend. I have zero qualms about that one. So not really much to touch on their the three c. tennessee taking on the surprise in the lsu tigers. Like i said. I'll be out in rocky top this weekend can't wait to experience. It like tennessee in this one. I think this is going to be a tight series i think. Lsu is going to play. Well i mean when you're talking about a hall of famer in what may be his last series. What may be his last two or three games. Lsu is going to give it everything they have. They've gotten better in the season. They struggled early on but the key. Is there a young baseball team. And now that your back's against the wall. Now that you're looking at paul mainieri in what may be his last two or three games. Look for lsu. Give it a real shot. I just don't know that they have enough especially not having to go on the road out to eugene to win a regional and then all the way back to knoxville tennessee. Lot of travel for lsu. Don't know that. I like their odds there but i do like to go three at least Vanderbilt gets east carolina. Vanderbilt has the best one two punch and college. Baseball with kumar rocker and jack lighter. I don't think east carolina is going to be able to get enough hits on either of those two guys if there's any negative about rocker it's the fact that he gives up a lot of home runs so if you're east carolina and you can sneak away with a game. One win against rocker due to home runs. Maybe you have a chance. I just don't know that. I liked the odds there. So give me vanderbilt to win their own nashville super-regional tucson arizona. No miss anyone. That knows me knows. I'm an old guy. Currently a student at ole miss in my last year down in my last couple of credits so extremely proud of this baseball team overcome a lotta injuries this year. They were ranked number one after the first weekend. And then some injuries hit some issues popped up and you just struggled throughout conference play just a little bit especially late in conference play. Been a great year for oh miss. I just don't know if i like. Their odds of going out to tucson to getting two out of three against a really solid arizona. Team give me arizona in three out in that regional out in that super regional. I should say Dallas baptist. This is an odd. One dallas baptist. Getting the winner of the virginia old dominion game coming up later. Today i really liked the winner of today's game to beat dallas baptist and just riding that wave if you will so not really much to touch on there because we don't know who the series is going to be now as for the seven ten matchup mississippi state and notre dame. I actually think that's the best super-regional matchup mississippi state pitchers versus notre dame bats. Dentist on fire as of late. This one's going three. Tell you who wins. But i can tell you right now. That series is going three. And if you're anywhere around starkville this weekend get out to that one. Because you don't wanna miss it. So that's the quick breakdown of that one stanford texas tech in the last super-regional coming to you from lubbock texas that one. I like texas tech to get a win. I think texas tech is a pretty decent pretty solid baseball team like broke down with their regional them and stanford actually neither of those teams place Stylish baseball they don't play flashy baseball but they just get the job done. And i think texas tech just does it at a little bit of a higher level than stanford does so give me texas tech coming out of their own super this weekend out in lubbock I can't wait for this weekend. Supra-regional weekend anyone that loves college baseball absolutely loves the nc double a. tournament between regional subaru regionals and the college world series. Great weekend is this weekend with the regional round super regionals. Certain to be great as well coming up after this quick break. Logan paul floyd mayweather occurred sunday night. In what i would call less of a sporting event and more of just an entertainment option but break that down coming up after the break as well as us soccer defeating mexico to win the concacaf Nations league up believe is what it is so in. What was a wild match out there. Stay tuned for that. And i will see y'all right around the corner check out the show that's built on the mma from ufc. Too extreme cage fighting. They got the fights covered. Check out the. Gsm see 'em podcast. Get the latest news on or upcoming fights. Join us as we talked to in about some of the biggest names in mma past present and future when it's the fight game there's just one show to check out gmc. Podcasts dot com backslash. Mame dash podcast. Don't forget to let them on facebook and follow them on twitter visit. Gsm see podcasts. Dot com for more info. Welcome back and to thank you all for tuning back into the gs starts podcast. I'm your host. Noah dunlap so far in this show. Today we've talked. Nba playoffs now. The second round has started. We've also looked at the nc double a baseball tournament regional round wrapped up this weekend. We have super regionals coming up This upcoming weekend can't wait for that. I will actually be out in knoxville this weekend for the tennessee. Lsu supra-regional so absolutely excited for that one can't wait But now i want to switch gears and turn to the supposed- sporting event that took place on sunday. Night with floyd mayweather and logan paul in a boxing this one. This one's weird and there are a lot of different ways to go when you look at a situation like this clearly. This was not an flight registered with the state of florida Boxing event or anything else. It's it didn't count. It's just a celebrity exhibition but it's interesting nonetheless and before we do this before we break down. You know who won what we saw in the fight. Actually want to give props to logan paul for even taking this fight. So i'll to that a little bit later on. But i do want to start off by saying props to logan paul for taking this fight and actually being willing to step into the ring with foreign my weather that being said floyd mayweather one. He didn't knock logan paul out. That was the only way we were. We were going to get a decision here. There were no judges. There were no official decision but anyone that watched the fight. And i did watch it. I didn't pay for a watched it after the fact on youtube. If we're going to be honest. I wasn't gonna pay fifty bucks for that. There are a lot of people did. Maybe they thought it was worth it based on what i saw. I certainly didn't feel that it was worth the fifty dollar price tag and when you had hurried reactions on twitter and such most people seem to kind of agree with that take but my answer is floyd. We told you exactly what this was going in. If if y'all weren't paying attention when asked about it back when they were basically promoting this fight floyd mayweather. Who is the greatest pound for pound fighter. Ever i mean the guy senate at fifty and over right now. He literally classified. This as quote legalized robbery. Because he knew exactly what this fight was going to be. This wasn't supposed to be boxing. This was not a sporting event per se. This was just an entertainment event. That you knew withdraw. It's one of people you knew would be massive and you knew you could manage to get millions of people to pay for this fight on pay per view and that's exactly what happened now as for the fight itself when you look at it like i said floyd one it was an eight round exhibition fight Logan paul came out youtube star. If you don't know who. Logan paul is a lot of you. Probably don't forget to be honest but just random youtube guy. One of the biggest youtubers in the world has his own. Podcast does all of this other stuff but Came out firing in round one but it didn't surprise anyone and i think the fight went about as expected. The only thing that kinda would have been more expected and more. You know not surprising to me. Who would have been if mayweather head actually gone ahead and knocked him out which he didn't do a thought he could've Because when you look at round one mayweather assist kind of toying with them and what you saw. Was paul throwing a lot of punches here. They're not connecting. On any. And then towards the end. Logan paul at the end of around one released a just flurry of twenty five or thirty punches. That yeah they look good to a degree but from a boxing standpoint. They didn't really look good. I mean it's certainly no technique. You're really taught to us in terms of boxing. I'm absolutely not boxer. But i may have watched professional boxing of watch this. Watch that and nothing that happened at the end of at the end of round. One is anything that you're taught so that was just logan. Paul basically trying to unload and land one that puts mayweather on his back and the problem is out of the twenty five or thirty that you through to in round one. You didn't connect with any of them and that's kind of what you knew was going to happen. Coming into this fight the size difference was laughable. It was absolutely comical. If you watched it at all. I mean logan. Paul is a pretty big guy. Floyd mayweather is not which is why he's the greatest pound for pound fighter of all time. You put him in a ring with muhammad ali. Things are going to get ugly in a hurry. you put mayweather in a ring with mike tyson. In his prime things are gonna get ugly but pound for pound. Floyd mayweather to me is the greatest fighter ever. He didn't land all that many knockouts but he knew exactly what he was doing. And more importantly he's a businessman. That's what floyd money. Mayweather is so when you brought this fight to his attention. I think mayweather looked at it as a situation of okay. This guy isn't gonna connect on any of his punches. Not really in any danger there. And i'm gonna make millions off of it. So where's the real harm. I mean mayweather. Forty four now. He certainly older. I don't know that he's going to fight professionally again if i were him. I certainly wouldn't but he could do these for he do these a little Celebrity exhibition dight things for the next couple of years. Make millions off of it and just have no issue at all. And i think that's honestly what he plans on doing in can't hate him for that. So paul through a lot of punches especially in the first round landed virtually none of them and then through the middle rounds you ended up in a situation where it looked more like a hug fest than it did boxing. Paul was clearly tired after the flurry that he released at the end of the first round and didn't seem to really have any energy through the middle rounds and mayweather. Yeah you probably could've taken of business in the second or third decided not to decided to give the fans a little bit of a show. Which i mean i can at least respect and appreciate like i said these people did pay fifty dollars and mayweather probably could not dude out in the first round if he had wanted to. But that's not what people paid for and mayweather realized that so he decided to let this one go and then finally towards the end you got a little bit more action. Mayweather connected with a good left hand. Paul actually connected with a decent little shot. But i don't think either of them really had any chance of knocking the other one out which was the like. I said the only way you were getting decision in this fight so nothing to entertaining from the fight standpoint itself like i said no judges know anything else the fight itself just kind of a however that does bring me to the other part of this like i said from the money side of things if you're mayweather. There's no reason not to take this fight. You're not in any real danger of getting touched. If you will because like i said when you watch logan paul yea he's trying to be a fighter but i just don't know that he's ever going to actually be good enough to compete with any professional guy if you will and that became obvious and the other side was if you're floyd you knew. This guy was not in boxing shape. The guy got tired after the first round like what. What are we doing after the first round. And floyd county realized that but when you look at the numbers on what each guy made. The numbers were clearly tilted in floyd's favor as they should have been deutz. The greatest fighter ever pound for pound so the way it broke down was floyd got ten million right off the top. Plus i think it was fifty percent of all the pay per view revenue which i haven't seen the official numbers in terms of how many orders were bought on showtime pay per view but it was absolutely millions. So if you're telling me. Millions of people bought at fifty dollars a pop and floyd get half of that. I don't think there's a question at all. That mayweather probably just raked in probably cool hundred miller. More for eight rounds of nothing. I mean he was in a ring for twenty five minutes. And you just raked in one hundred mil. I can't hate the gopher making money. Light mock goodness. I think we would all be willing to take that paycheck. If we're floyd now the issue here is logan paul. On his side of things wasn't great. Logan paul de guaranteed number. That he got i think was less than a million. It sat somewhere right around half a million dollars. Plus i think it was ten percent maybe of all of the paper view numbers and all of the pay per view revenue. So i mean even for logan paul in this situation when you add in the ten percent of pay per view revenue. He probably made five to ten mil off this fight if not more than that so for him same thing. He got five to ten mil and you took one real shot. You didn't get knocked out. You didn't get anything else and you actually looked better than a lot of people expected you to like said clearly. You're not a professional fighter but no one at least no one with the brain ever thought he was so i thought he handled himself well. I thought he looked decent at least and he just made a couple of million dollars along the way for thirty minutes of work. Can't hate the game here. And i certainly can't hate the guys running the game. So props to floyd mayweather and logan paul for being just absolute businessmen. There are a lot of people who won't like this. But when you look at what it is as long as there is an audience for it however niche that may be the these kind of things will continue to happen and will continue to go on and i think they should anyone regardless of floyd mayweather regardless of logan paul regardless me regardless of you if you tell me that i can step in the ring and have no real risk of being injured in any major way for thirty minutes and make a couple million dollars. Why would i not do that. Who would say no to that. Now the flip side of this is the floyd money mayweather question like i said on his side. There was no real risk. Because i don't think ever thought that paul was going to be fast enough to hit mayweather. That was the whole thing that made me whether such a star from a boxing standpoint was his absolutely phenomenal speed. Just his movement and also his hand speed. Some of the quickest hand you will ever see in terms of boxing if not the quickest so from his standpoint there was no real risk and the fact that he can make a hundred miller. More off of it. I think you have to basically just give him props and say hey. This is what he's been about his entire career and he's proven that he's proven time and time again he solely about business he's solely about making money and i can respect that so from his standpoint. This was a fine decision from logan paul standpoint. However you're looking at it and yeah he can take this fight. And i don't know that he ever really thought he was going to win. But the question was whether or not he could make it the distance and he did but what happens. Floyd mayweather had actually come out and decided that he wanted to fight. This would have been over in a hurry. And that's one of those risks that you take if you're one of these basically these youtube stars stepping into the ring god-like money mayweather is. Yeah if mayweather just wants to be a showman. Everything's fine you make it out alive you make your millions of dollars and you move on if you actually make mayweather mad. And he doesn't really care about being a showman. Then you're in for a world of pain in a world of hurt because there's no excuse for you to be in the ring with floyd mayweather. I don't care how big your you can't catch him but he can catch you and he may not have one punch knockout ability. One punch knockout power. But if he connects with four or five. Then you're getting dropped. And so that's the risk you take. If you're a guy. Like logan paul. And while i understand this was kind of a mean fight if you will and there are a lot of people who wanna make fun of logan paul and really wished for him to lose and i understand that because dude is eight extremely controversial guy if you followed him at all. You know what i mean. There are a lot of people that don't like him. However there are a lotta people that don't like mayweather as well. And i think those people have justifiable reasons as well. If you know about floyd mayweather you know what. I'm talking about same situation. But i think you have to give props and you have to basically tip your cap to logan paul in this situation for actually being willing to take this fight number to actually building a following big enough to get this fight to happen. That's something that i think. A lot of people miss about situations like this. We can make fun of logan. Paul jake paul all of these guys. All we want to but his brand and his following his fan base youtuber not is the reason despite happened and the fact that he built up a brand off of being a youtube that was big enough for him to get an exhibition. Fight with the guy who is widely considered to be the best pound for pound fighter potentially ever is a testament to logan paul and what he is built the other reason. I want to give props logan paul. He actually took this fight. How many of us where. We don't know the outcome because already talked about the fact that if lloyd's in a good mood everything's okay and there's no real risk if floyd's not in a good mood all bets are off. And that's one of those risks. Did i know there's a lot of people out there that would not be willing to take so while you can laugh at them and while you can say he's not a fighter and that's true. I think we all need to give props to what logan paul just did as this was something that he wanted to do. He had had dreams about doing this. And you know what he did. He built up a following. He built up a big enough brand name to actually allow himself the opportunity to make this happen and then he stood by it and took the risk of standing in the ring for eight rounds with one of the best fighters of all time. If not the best you can say a lot of things about the guy. And they're probably all justified however at the end of the day. He did something that a lot of us wouldn't do and more importantly we can't do because we don't have that name brand recognition so hats off to logan paul. Laugh adam if you want to. That's fine but also tip your cap now coming up in the last segment the. Us and mexico played a match debt. Just went wild and bizarre. Weird had kinds of weirdness going on in it on sunday night. And i want to break that down as well as kind of looking at. Us soccer as a whole and worldwide soccer and y soccer's not quite as big here in the us as it is worldwide so stay tuned for that coming up right after this short commercial break. Are you looking for help for your fantasy football team. Check out the gsm. See fantasy football podcast. Get today's best advice on who to start who to sit. Even who. you should draft from sleeper picks to red hot lineups. They got it all covered for you. That gmc podcast. Dot com backslash fantasy dash football dash. Podcasts we'll cover traditional leagues dynasty. Few yar even. I think when you fantasy help there's just one showed up. Don't forget to like them on facebook and follow them on twitter. Visit mc podcasts dot com for more info and and now welcome back in to the gmc sports podcast. I'm your host. Noah dunlap So far in the show. Today we've talked nba play-offs the fact that second round is now started. We looked at the nc double a baseball tournament. And what we've seen so far this weekend as well as what to expect this upcoming weekend and we also took a deep dive. A bit into the mayweather paul fight. That took place on sunday night now to wrap up the show. Today i want to take a look at the usa mexico soccer match that took place on sunday. Night just wildness. Just all kinds of bizarre antics going on entertaining stuff not always graceful not always respectful not always sportsmanlike but it was entertaining nonetheless and more importantly i think especially here in the united states the. Us actually managed to get the win three two in extra time. They beat the mexican national team to win the concacaf nations league now as i mentioned earlier. I'm not a huge soccer guy. I love all sports. Soccer doesn't really make high on my list in terms of sports that i really follow however when it comes to the. Us national team. I can get behind that just a little bit loved the world cup. Watch a lot of the world cup every four years And being from the united states anyone who actually pays attention to soccer at all knows that there has just been bad. Soccer played here in the united states for quite a while. They went on a run where they actually look decent for a bit of time. Then you missed out on the world cup. You missed out on the olympics up leave it was and now there's a at least a bright spot as they just won the nations league here with the win three two over mexico and let's go ahead and break that match down just a little bit tight entertaining Mexican fans acting. Let's just go with acting out as let's see at one point. The match almost got stopped due to the mexican fans a group of them starting. What can only be classified as an anti gay chant throughout the stadium there in denver where this took place. That's bad enough. However i'm not going to get to up in arms about that. And that's mainly due to the fact that it's a sporting event let's be honest. The not always chance necessarily but far worse things get said at a ton of sporting events like they're not always chance you don't always have hundreds or thousand people chaining this to where you can hear it everywhere but you get groups of people saying dumb things a lot of different sporting events so i can't get to up in arms about the fact that that happened. I thought it was weird that we decided to basically stop the match for a time Over the chant just seem kind of weird to me. Something that i think you just gotta kinda let role on yet. It's on cool and we all know that but is that really something you want to draw attention to if that makes sense where i think you're just better off in that situation just ignoring it and yeah. That's hard to do and i get that. But it's a stadium of thousands and thousands of people a group of fans. Starting this chant. I think you just have to kinda just roll on with it and ignore. It also didn't the fact that everyone brought attention to that. I said to me that's just one that you ignore move on. You know if you're the announcer and you can actually it on tv or anywhere else. You basically point out. That's not okay. But are we stopping a soccer match for my answer would have been no but for a time. It did actually paul's the match which like said seemed a little odd to me but nonetheless and then you move on in a little later on in the match after christian pulisic a- believes how you pronounce his last name Hits the game winner or the goal that proved to be the game winner. In extra-time mexican fans started throwing trash and bottles on the pitch. That's when you reach a different situation. And i thought it was just bad coverage if you will and i think it's been a lot of bad coverage sense in the sense that more coverage seemed to come about from the chant did from the bottle throwing the bottle throwing here is the port that can cause physical harm and it did as one bottle hit a guy from the us national team and actually caused him to have to be helped off by trainers another bottle. Hit a guy from the mexican national team and it's his own fans throwing it. This has always been the weird part of throwing objects on the alike whether it's on the court whether it's on the ice whether it's on the field whether it's on the pitch regardless of sport throwing things is never the answer and i think you know all sane people realized this. This isn't confusing to most people. You don't throw things at sporting events that's not a thing yet. Mexican fans appeared not to get the memo on sunday night as they absolutely pelted the pitch with different bottles trash cans everything else and like i said that's just completely on cool. We know that the weird part of this. Like i said going back to what i mentioned earlier. The coverage more got brought. I think at least more attention got brought to the fact that there were anti gay chance from the mexican fans then there were the fact that bottles got thrown and actual athletes got hit. It's one of those. Where if no one gets hit. It's bad enough but the fact that multiple players on both sides got hit by these bottles in it almost seems like debts and afterthought in a lot of the coverage. That's just weird to me. But that's kind of where we are like the idea that a word is more problematic bottles being thrown at people and causing harm. That's one that gets lost on me. But maybe that's just me. I don't know y'all can let me know which i think dishes my kinda take on it if you will The other side of this. This is what soccer is to the rest of the world. And i think that's something that a lot of americans don't really understand because soccer is huge in america remember. Soccer is the biggest sport worldwide. And it's not close in america. It's either four or five. I mean i think football by far is the okay. American football is by far the most popular sport in america basketball would be to baseball would be three and then i think you have a situation. Where hockey and soccer arcana end similar spots in terms of popularity in america. Like i mentioned earlier though the worldwide. It's not close soccer or football as the rest of the world. 'cause it is the most popular sport and while american fans could never imagined i think by and large getting that upset about a soccer match because most of the stuff that was getting thrown like. Don't get confused. It wasn't coming from american. Fantasy was coming from the mexican section and while american fans look at that and basically say well. That's insane. I just couldn't imagine that the rest of the world is like yeah. This is real life stuff like to them. This is extremely serious soccer football as they know it just massively important massively popular so they don't even look at. That is being over the line at all a lot of them. But here we look at it and say wow. That's a little weird. You know for us american football when you look at the nfl when you look at basketball and different things going on every now and then you see situations where people throw things on the field on the court you know and a lot of people look at it like it's almost normal and insane people are like. Hey we need to. We need to calm down here. Well that's kind of the way. The rest of the world looks at soccer. You go talk to another country people in another country and you talk about the idea of throwing objects during a baseball game during a hockey game basketball. They just rolled her eyes. Because they're like well that's just nonsense. That's not even important at all. You mentioned football or soccer as it's known here and they're light that's the real deal. We'll get serious over stuff like that. So i think this is more of a cultural situation and i don't think it's okay anywhere like let's be clear like i mentioned earlier. Throwing objects is not okay. That's unacceptable. i don't care where you're from who you are anything else. If you're at a sporting event do not throw objects near the playing surface should be pretty simple but especially glass bottles full bottles of whatever it's filled with debt can actually cause harm. Good lord. why would you ever like. You can't be a normal person and let that run through your mind and think. That's okay. But i do think it's also kind of telling if you will like. I mentioned the fact that the chant got more attention in a lotta ways than the bottle throwing did. That's one but also i think one of the other telling things think about the coverage and think about the way. The athletes reacted differently. Remember the nba last week when russell westbrook got like popcorn or whatever it was kinda dumped on him as he entered the tunnel with an injury ed virtually the entire nba world crowded around him and basically supported him along the way and acted like it was just this atrocious. Act which it was. Let's be clear about that. I'm certainly not condoning that behavior at all like like i've mentioned throughout this entire segment throwing things of any kind on an athlete on a playing surface. You just don't do it. It's a respect thing. It's a class thing. It's all of the above. however did you see russell. Westbrook's reaction to that he wanted to legitimately go up in the stands and fight. He had to be restrained by security and teammate well by coaching staff at least like the people who were walking him back to the tunnel russell westbrook had to be restrained. And i can't blame him like if you don't popcorn on me i'm going to be a little live at two. I think that's justifiable. However the soccer match the other night we had fans throwing bottles hitting players upside the hit. This isn't popcorn. These are full legit bottles. Being thrown deck and calls major issues major harm in by lords. No one said a word and no one tried to start a fight. No one tried to enter the stands. No one did anything. And i think that's one of the more telling situations here is when you look at it. What's the difference in. This has been my complaint with the nba for a long time. And it's the flopping idea it's the acting it's the fact that while i love the nba the nba. And that's the reason. I covered the nba playoffs on every show here that i do. The nba is extremely entertaining. But i think we can also agree. The nba has become a soft league. I mean look at thousand. The nba. These days there are flagrant fouls. They get called virtually in every nba game. That you ten or fifteen years ago. That's just a hard foul and now they're trying to throw people out the game for like the nba soft the flopping that goes on it gets complaints from everywhere. But there's no real way to stop. It is what the nba is kind of realizing as a league. Once you let it get started. You can't release stop. It and i don't know what the answer is there but the nba is a soft league. It's a great league but it's soft. And that's the reason i think the russell westbrook reaction was a little over the top when you decided to like legit have to be held back off of having popcorn thrown at you or thrown on you as you enter the tunnel like i said under i understand being mad. I understand being livid. I'm not gonna argue with that at all but it's popcorn that's not causing harm. That's more just disrespecting. And i'm glad that that fan got removed a believe. They said he got basically suspended in may be banned for life from Seventy sixers games. Which is a good decision. On the arena's part on the nba's part like protect your players than i understand that argument however when you compare westbrook's reaction to popcorn to this soccer players reaction from both the us and the mexican national team. There's a distinct difference. They're both these guys got upset and just kind of looked in the crowd and basically held their hands up like what but neither of them acted like they were just over the top annoyed by it. And maybe maybe they should have been. I think they should have been. It's dangerous but like i said these are at least bottles these can cause actual harm. If they hit you. I would have been more understanding of them losing their minds and having to be held back then i could be by russell westbrook and i think the other side of this is were reaching a spot where it's becoming a little too normal in regards to fans throwing things on the court. It's now happen quite a bit lately. And it's gotta stop so whether it's the arenas themselves the stadiums it just has to stop that's one takeaway the other side of this bright spot for us soccer christian pulisic arguably the greatest american soccer player. Ever any still extremely young. He just won a. I think it was a champions league with last week. And now you're out here winning the concacaf nations league with the with the Us men's national team this weekend. The guy's amazing if you haven't actually tuned in watched him play soccer. Please do it because the other name that comes to mind when you think. Us soccer and arguably the greatest american soccer player ever. I think is landon donovan. And to me at such a young age i think christian police. It has already passed landon donovan in terms of a career and like i said the guy is still extremely young. He still has years left. So while there's been dark days in the past of us soccer and maybe there will still be. He is at least one bright spot on the horizon when you look at the. Us men's national team in potential world cup hopes coming up in the future so that's the takeaway from that match fans. Stop throwing things. It's uncalled for in every level at every sporting event regardless of sport however props to the players for not losing their minds and not losing their cool when that happened good reaction by them to just kinda play it cool. Play it off your. They were a little upset as they should have been but they handled themselves well so props to them there Thank you guys for listening to the show. Today i've been your host noah dunlap. 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Why the wait for a vaccine might be longer than you think

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Why the wait for a vaccine might be longer than you think

"This is an ABC podcast. Hello. This is corona cost a podcast all about the coronavirus. I'm health report taken tyler non physician. Journalists. Alter Norman Swan is Tuesday the twenty second of September. I guess in a podcast it's literally all about pandemics. It's not surprising that we talk a lot about vaccines on this show Norman but let's talk about them a little bit more today. We've had lots of questions about vaccines including why you've said a couple of times why second round covid vaccine would be more effective than the first ones that we see coming out where they've kind of got to be more effective is exposed the answer the otherwise you're just going to be world recalled and pharmaceutical terms me toos. Hopefully, the is are fantastic. You know ninety percent effective even really good but there there are problems with the first round. One problem is the coaching, for example. So it takes the MODERNA vaccine. The vaccine reportedly is less than minus one hundred. The Oxford vaccines got to be transported at minus seventy when normal vaccines are transported at frigid temperatures, which speaks much more practical. So the University of Queensland Vaccine, for example, should it be successful is transported a frigid temperatures. So you could call that second round vaccine because it's not it's not there in the front. Line in terms of nine vaccines that are being trialed at phase three at the moment, and if it can be transported fridge temperature then University of Queensland Vaccine Oh cremate because he's going to transport vaccines at minus seventy with liquid nitrogen, and for example, the Madeiran vaccines to be kept very low temperatures to just before you use it and you're trying to get new unions upon millions of doses out there such a very difficult practical step. Pharmaceutical manufacturer, you'd have to say, why would I bother investing in the second round vaccine? What's going to have an advantage over the first time? That's exactly what they're going to be asking themselves and only a couple of things that are going to be looking for we're one is safety problems arise in the first-round well are the safer in other words? Do we know why the frustration was risky? It was hopefully it's not will be more effective. Do we know why the first join wasn't? If indeed, it wasn't that effective because they'll get approved fifty percent effectiveness. And so they are significantly more effective than they're going to be more attractive and they don't need to be transported around liquid nitrogen or even worse or even colder than. then. That's going to be a huge advantage. So those are all the reasons why second-round nobody's going to invest in a second round unless they think they've got an advantage over the first round I also wonder if people realize that there's actually a lot of vaccine's that we have today that went the first one it's not like he just hit a winner in the very first time. Apoptosis vaccine is different. Polio is different to the original ones that came out there. They're improved versions of the original one and a lot of scenes recombinant, DNA where the manufacture the DNA and attached to what's called the edge, and that becomes the vaccine rather than the real virus. So. Yeah. Absolutely. Right. The vaccines do get for find. Pertussis was the first round of protest vaccine was thought to have side effects, sore arms and inflammation, and so on. In the second round, called the ACL because it had sales in his so they can run a cellular had fewer side effects in the arm and so on. However, probably a bit less effective because it wasn't generating strong and immune response because reaction. You get in your arm is an indication of the immune response you're getting to the vaccine, but you're right the frustration is not necessarily what wins out the other thing that I think it'd be worth resetting on it is just the length of time that we're expecting to wait for a private vaccine. The Morrison government had a statement a couple of weeks ago. Saying that strands could be having the Oxford one if it proves safe and effective as early as January which sounded really great and then you made a comment on our in breakfast yesterday morning Norman that we probably twelve months away from the vaccine even living breathing stuff it was punched in the gut like realistically how long are we looking? Well, the answer is. Nobody can be sure it would be absolutely fantastic if we got it in January no, we don't want to jinx this and it would be great but twenty, five million doses and the distribution mechanism. Particularly, distribution mechanism requires transportation at minus seventy. So there's no question that the people are gearing up for that. So in the United States, we've got mobile deep freezers. They are thinking about how they've got distribution centers which are deep freeze for the moderna vaccine, and which would also double up and be able to used for the Oxford vaccine. So there's a question people thinking about how you distribute it, but it's not straightforward and when I think the statistic is that we normally would immunized four or five million people a year in Australia. This is going to be twenty million people or more in a short space of time. So that's an enormous logistic exercise and it's just gonNA take a while. Yeah. You GotTa have practitioners who are trying to administer vaccines and like you say, all the logistics as well as much training involved but you but you're going to have to really well the maybe because you might want to have. A very distributed access to where you would have made have mothers and baby clinics you meals pharmacies would certainly administrator general practice, general practice and maybe special clinics as well. So there's no doubt we could. We could tool up for it, but it is gonNA take a while and particularly when they don't know which vaccine at the moment is the one that going to use. So you said twelve months as the timeframe just quickly why what what goes into your calculation twelve months getting the phase three trial done is that really are they really going to be done by October? Inevitably it takes longer hopefully not it's GonNa take a while for the regulators to approve it but that could be done in a matter of days because there's not a huge might have data to go through and then distributing the vaccine out to where it needs to be used and Does require a different kind of handling then that's going to be sorted out as well. It'd be fantastic. If it happened sooner is just to get the penetration you require. For us to really get this pandemic under control. Even, if you got the vaccine started in January, it may well be a few months before you finish the exercise, right. So you've got the testing of the science and then the logistics as well. It'll plays into taking awhile. That's right. I. Mean and also the glass that's required for minus seventy or minus. One hundred is very different from the glass require for a file that's in the. Normal Fridge well, let's take some questions from the audience and I want to start with this one from Maggie who is ten she lives in Melbourne and a swimming in the bay h day does swimming in the sea help kill the coronavirus while the see probably does kill the creative is probably hard for it to survive in salty water doesn't help crew coronavirus in Umag if you've got infected. Probably. Not Keeping Healthy, which is a really good thing to stacy's asking what's your take on electric handwriting in toilets? Should they be turned off for good Stacey lives in Queensland and feels disturbed when someone uses the handwriting in public toilets because they feel like a corona virus spreading risk I think they probably are I destroy this for the health report a little while ago and a lot of these hand-driers just spray aerosol. Everywhere some of them do collect in them, but they're they're not great idea in an environment where aerosol spread this disease. So I think and house the goal and one from Rosie who's asking about her baby who just turned one in lockdown in Melvin. Most of these babies babyhood has passed in lockdown. What could the developmental consequences for her role just remember that for a significant part of the world babies don't go a lot. Five six months of moving Canada babies don't go out much in winter was went in the car to the shops and so on. A lot of the time is more time spent at home than we're used to Australia. So you it's hard to tell what developmental Would be you're probably mixing with fewer people and therefore the babies exposed to a smaller variety of human beings and therefore there's a limited. There's only sort of the stimulation while you giving a lot of stimulation. It's not. It's not speeds of a lot of different people whether that has a significant development I don't know. The other issue is vision. It's important evaded do get outside because the vision and being able to focus over long distances is actually really good for the is, but you are allowed out for an hour a day or so and that does give the baby a chance to do that. But I think if you're doing the normal stuff with you baby I, don't think you need to be worried. Important question from. Jordan. Why does Norman Sake Harvard differently than everyone else? Surely, it's not accent related because it's a new word. Explain Yourself Norman covid covert covid whatever potato potato. Exactly. Who've? Jordan you. So different. The just people are not seeing it. The right way is called normally it's the only one that's getting this wood-rot absolutely, and just a really quick pace of feedback today Norman. We've talked a lot about testing times taking a while especially in Victoria that Jane's written in from Preston in Melbourne saying they had covered tests in the morning and they were returned by the evening site sounds like really lovely and quick turnaround times happening there. Now you know I think it's great and that's the of thing that these to happen and it's fantastic. You just don't have to wait. You don't have to wait long for the answer. It's great and that's OFA Koranic. House. Today we love you questions in. There were prompted discussion on the show. 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RTFP #1030: Team by Team Draft Recap

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RTFP #1030: Team by Team Draft Recap

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Well, yeah, I mean that ultimately Bri is the biggest news is the Josh Rosen trade because we were curious as to whether or not that would go down. I thought it would it did Rosen now a member of the Miami Dolphins I pretty much love and I'll get to them because I'm going to do a quick team by team thoughts. And then we'll break down the draft in further detail on the fantasy feast with Evan Silva from fantasy perspective I'm going to have Kyle crabs on from the draft network tomorrow. He also post that hilarious video of me interviewing the dolphins fan at the draft. I think a lot of you hopefully saw I retweeted it at Ross Tucker and fell, and he'll he's going to give us some of the. Drafts of teams you really liked and some of the drafts. He really didn't. I'm gonna give you my quick thoughts momentarily. But first I wanna make sure we talk about the Josh Rosen traded a little bit. I think all in all for the cardinals to get a second round pick. Even though it was the third to last pick in the second round and to get a fifth round pick. I don't know. I don't know. You know what? It's about what I thought they'd get really at best at that point at best. So I guess I'm fine with what the cardinals got in return for it. I think it just makes perfect sense for the dolphins. I mean, the dolphins to be a forty eight to trade down to sixty two with the saints and be able to get next year. Second round pick that is huge huge. And then still get Josh Rosen. I mean that to me is a great trade by them. Great trade, and it gives them another bite the apple right? I mean, they don't have a franchise quarterback. Let's give Rosen this year to see you the franchise quarterback if he can unbelievable. They got they got him on the cheap from both draft choice compensation and monetarily if he can't then they're right back at it. Maybe the drafting the top quarterback number one overall next year Rosen has his chance it's not a perfect opportunity. You know that they don't have a great team and Miami. But a lot of opportunities in life, and in the NFL aren't great. You gotta make the most of it. So I like that man meeting these guys and talking to them really enjoy talking with de que Metcalf. Angry Williams, I started to like feel for them Bri like as they were just still in the draft still hadn't gotten taken yet still hadn't gotten taken yet. I think that the guy. Guys need to really really make sure that they're like a top twenty pick. If you're going to come to the draft. I mean, maybe those guys would say, they don't regret it. Maybe they're glad they came. They had a cool experience with their family. But they just can't tell me there's no way they can tell me that they enjoyed sitting there for whatever it was four or five hours that night. There's just no way. I just don't believe that that they enjoyed sitting there four or five hours Thursday night, no way. And so I think that's something to really keep in mind for those young men. And then the other two quarterbacks of note, I think because they went on day two drew lock. I liked the Broncos getting lock where they did it forty two. Because now if Laco plays great, well, then maybe lock can wait two or three years like Aaron Rodgers if flacco plays poorly, then maybe lock even gets the second half of this year to show what he can. Do will Greer? I think is a little bit of Cam Newton insurance and also sort of a better backup. They probably think than Taylor heineke and Kyle Allen, you know, a little bit more. It's interesting by the way, Kyle Allen. And we'll Greer or the two quarterbacks of the first US army bowl. I ever did. Those two kids were two of the quarterbacks on I think they're on the same team. And now here they are on the same team again that was when they were midway through their senior high school now, they're both NFL players. I think career it was five years Cowan for pretty crazy. Anyway, let's get into the tuck stakes team by team team up. All right. Well, how do you want to do this? You wanna go division? No, alphabetical alphabetic. You want me to do it? Because you can't figure it out. Well, I was ready to go division by division. That's what I had pulled up. So let's start and go alphabetical. Let's let's this will be fun to see if you can figure this out. Two teams and start with an A the Zona and then Atlanta. Okay. Which one should I start with Arizona comes before it Lanta. There you go because ours before tea, right awesome. Yeah. Totally totally. Yeah. Yeah. So I actually really liked the cardinals draft the Kyle Murray, then we've talked about ad nauseam. So I won't even get into that part of it. Obviously, they think he is a truly difference making player in a major way and much better than Rosen. Otherwise, they would have just stayed with Rosen and gone ahead. And. Drought. Joey Bosa Nick Bosa or Quinton Williams of the number one pick say think calamari significantly better. But at thirty three they got Byron Murphy who allowed people thought was the best corner in the draft sixty two Andy Isabella to give Carla Murray a weapon, he's got serious speed. For a slot guy. Zack Allan is a versatile. D N can play D N N rush from the inside. I like Zach a lot Hakeem Butler in the fourth round, you guys know from my guy Greg Cosell how much that he liked him. And Indiana Thompson and the fifth round was another guy. Alabama underclassmen less squirrelly. He can make some plays. And then even Lamont galley ARD from Georgia. I'm not even sure I say his name, but he's another guy that I think has a chance to to get some playing time at some point at center for them. So I like the cardinals draft. All right. Let's go to the Atlanta Falcons. All align. Mean clear focus for them Lindstrom mcgarry in the first round. We kind of already talked about both of those picks. They obviously wanted to get tougher and more physical. And that's exactly what they did. Kendall Sheffield is a physical testing free couture's pick pack which hurt him. John Kaminsky detained was a madman at the D two level had like a million sacks those guys translate. Well, like elite rushers at lower levels usually have success in the NFL and then Quadri Allston is a hammerhead at running back member they lost heaven Coleman. So I like having Quadri all sin to be the hammerhead then at running back. In addition to devante Freeman. I onto the bees Baltimore. So I can't say this for every team. But I really do like what the ravens did. Right. I mean, number one marquees Brown. We talked about that. But then Jalen Ferguson from LA tech. I did a Louisiana tech game. All that guy. Did kind of like Kaminski point was lead college football set. The all time college football record for sacks. No big deal. All time college football record for sacks miles boykin has a lot of ability member. He was Josh Norris favourite on the college draft podcast last week. Justin hill has crazy combine numbers Dalen MAC friend, and I talked about him on the college draft podcast for years. He was a highly touted recruit and then trace McSorley at the six round at Penn State. You guys know I follow Penn State pretty closely being able to have a guy that I think can do a lot of the same things that Lamar Jackson does. So Lamar Jackson gets hurt. I wouldn't be surprised if they threw in trace McSorley and a game. My guess is he'll be the. Third quarterback and play special teams. But then they'll have the ability to throw him in there. If if something happens to Lamar Jackson, which is very possible with all the shots. He took last year. Buffalo Bills are next. So talked about it and Oliver already Cody four in the second round is a bad bad, dude. I love the way he plays football. I think he probably ended up starting at right guard instead of Spencer long, that's my guest. Devon single Terry is like a younger Leshan McCoy. He the first guy never tackles him. And Dawson Knox is a lot of ability as a tight end just never really had to production and they needed a young developmental tight end behind Tyler Kroft. So like all of those picks for them. I next up. It's Carolina Panthers. So we mentioned we'll Greer. I talked about him Brian burns. They wanted an edge rusher. Greg little is really going to be the main focus of this draft for them other. Than burns in Greer. Greg little was a five star recruit highly highly touted has tremendous physical -bility. It's weird. Like a lot of these ole miss guys unbelievable, physical building. But never really put it all together. Ties people question his work ethic. You know, it just come to easily for him. I think high school even college be curious to see what the Panthers can get out of him because he's there are many guys with his size. Damn. Keep going next team. He okay there. I had to sneeze. You see the video of Quinn and Williams sneezing and saying he said. Who didn't Williams the jets number three overall pick was getting everybody. Somebody he sneaked and said, God bless you. Thank you. Yes. I. Neither way speaking of the video of you interviewing the dolphins fan. Yeah. Yeah. Many hits that or how many of us that had last? I checked it was like four hundred thousand right. Yeah. I checked yesterday. So it was over three hundred thousand that was very impressive. Yeah. Owed funny. Yeah. A lot of them were from. After Kyle crabs posted, right? His more than than the design Canada. Or my me posing. He does a bunch of dolphin stinks. He's a huge dolphins fan. So it went viral with all the dolphins fans. That's what happened. Okay. All right. Let's talk about the Chicago Bears. David Montgomery and the third round. They needed a bang or running back. He's got some awesome videos. Awesome videos of just bouncing off people. So he's a good compliment. I feel like to the little scat BAC that we all love, and then Riley Ridley Calvin ridley's younger, brother. I think was another pretty good. Pretty good pickup. Just adding to the arsenal. I didn't really feel like they needed a wide receiver there in Chicago. But you know, Kevin whites gone. So maybe they felt like they needed a number four receiver because they don't want to just be throwing the ball every play. Two. Tariq cohen. So I'm fine with it. I also think this Bry you almost have to look at it and say that he is like Khalil Mack was their first and second round pick. And I think they're pretty happy with their first and second round pick. Name Khalil Mack. Cincinnati bengals. Joan Williams we talked about I love after that. True samples like a blocking tight end in the second round. No. Thank you Germain. Pratt from NC state. Okay. Ryan Finley NC state is like a poor man's Andy Dalton okay Renault. Wren was kind of up and down. Michael Jordan has them ability ride. The Anderson coming off the surgeries to backup Joe mixing his former teammate. Yeah. I go in with the Bengals. About the Cleveland Browns. Well, their first round pick was oh Beckham junior. You probably heard of him. That's an IOU for. I Trump pick. You might want to hold onto that one. That's Lamborghini fifty five thousand two hundred how might wanna hold onto that one. Do you do the reference sprite there? I don't know. Tell me dumb and dumber. I've seen the movie one hundred times. I don't remember that where they spend all the money. Yeah. And then the guy comes with the gun, and he's like where what what is this because the instead of the briefcase being full of money the briefcases full of. Yes. Yes. He's like, sir. Those are used that's as good as money and he pulls out to one he's like Lamborghini tour of two thousand dollars my one hold onto that one. So Oto Beckham junior's first round pick my one hold onto that one. That's a pretty good one other than that, greedy Williams fell bunch. So they took him to get that height and speed at the corner position. Mac Wilson's another guy that I guess fell more than people thought he would after kind of a disappointing second half of the year. So I don't know. I mean this draft is mainly about owed L. Let's be honest. Let's talk about the Dallas Cowboys next and their draft is mainly about Amari Cooper. But tristen hill they like to add guys at D tackle tristen hill from central Florida. A lot of people liked him. They got a couple of Miami. Guys. I liked in Michael Jackson and Joe Jackson and counter McGovern from Penn State can play both center or guard. And I think he's going to give county Williams or run for his money at left guard. I really do. And then also be the backup center behind Travis Frederick kinda McGovern started from day one for Penn State as a true freshman. He's pretty impressive. He's like six five and a half three twenty moves pretty well. So I thought that was a salad pick. But again, Amari Cooper is there, dude. The Denver Broncos really like this draft Bry you trade down and you get the Steelers to this year. And you also got a three. Next year. And then you use that to get you got Noah fan who start at tight end for them. Dalton reisner who I think will start at right tackle for them, or at least somewhere. And then you still get drew lock which we talked about and even dream aunt Joan's. I feel like is a pretty good interior rusher which everybody needs. The Detroit Lions are up next. So I love Hopkinson Gilani to vibe you guys. Remember when I had Dane Brookler on recently. And we talked about guys he was higher than other people. He said why? Well, evidently, those are the people did not include map Patricia and the lions who took him at number forty three. That's how much they liked them. Then their next few picks were all like solid multi year starters who there's kind of one little flaw will hair a safety BC Austin, Bryant, Diene, Clemson Amani. Oh ru warrior, a cornerback? Penn state. The Green Bay Packers talked about their first rounders. I really liked some of their other picks. They wanted to get interior offensive linemen. People would not have thought. It was crazy if they took L Jackson Jenkins in the first round late in round one. If he had gone Jay stern burger was a great Cosell favored at tight end. And even could our home in from Toledo. I did a Toledo game last year. He's a walk on at Toledo by six one one ninety tough kid runs. Well, I liked that. He Sten Texans. Yeah. Not so much. I mean, we already talked about Titus Howard. We'll see if Lonnie Johnson pays off for them. I think max Scharping has a better chance to start for them and Titus Howard MAC Scharping from northern Illinois. The other guys. Yeah. Not not in Amer to with the the Houston draft. The Indianapolis Colts volume. I love rocky sin in the second round. Ben Bonna Agoo the edge rusher. Peres campbell. They got a speed receiver Bobbio correctly and off the ball linebacker to go with. Dairies Leonard then Willis from Michigan state and tell from USC are both guys that can play on special teams. They had a lot of volume. And I think I think they got at least four guys. Yes. In Bonn Agoo Campbell. And ochre wreck you to help them this year. Jacksonville jaguars. You know for them. They get Juwan Taylor. I know there's some curiosity about his knee Bri. But to get you want Taylor where people thought that they were gonna take them number seven overall at thirty five. They basically get a guy at seven and Josh Allen, nobody thought would be there. And they got the guy at thirty five. Everybody thought they were gonna get at seven. That's pretty good. Kansas City Chiefs. So Meco hard minutes. Second round pry that is a clear indicator that they're going to move on from Thiry kill. I don't know when or how that happens, but miekel Hartman other than Hollywood Brown was probably the closest thing to Tyree kill in this draft, which is kind of telegraphs that the chiefs. No that tyreek hill is not gonna play football for them this year, and they need to speed guy. And then Thornhill was a pretty highly rated safety too. LA chargers, Jerry, I loved to Lesko their GM. I just feel like he nails the draft. Jerry tiller of Notre Dame could player to position in need. I like getting Sierra. I think he'll start next to when James as more of a cover guy. Even drew tranquil at linebacker from Notre Dame in eastern stick from North Dakota state. I thought were good picks. The LA Rams. So rap is a good pick. And that some people thought he was the tap safety hill kind of fill the lamarcus Joyner role. They got him at the end of round two and they needed to come away with running back they needed to. And they get that guy in Darrell Henderson from Memphis next up. It's the Miami Dolphins. So we talked about Wilkins and obviously Josh Rosen. But to also get deeter from Wisconsin, that's a personal favorite of mine. Michael deeter from Wisconsin, fourteen starts at three different positions. So he was jack-of-all-trades, but never really allow. How to master any? And now he will now hopefully, well who can bursts Tilleke. But I think if you just keep at one spot he could be really good. Minnesota vikings. So the Vikings needed all linemen, and they got him in bradberry and Druce Amiya from Oklahoma. But then not only that to be able to get a guy like Irv Smith at pick fifty. Some people thought Irv Smith might go late in round one. So I thought that was pretty good value. I don't know about this Alexander Madison guy running back. I know very little Alexander Madison third round. I gotta. I got I gotta ask. Maybe I'll ask Kyle crabs about him tomorrow on the college draft podcast New England Patriots. Love winna, vich and Damian Harris. And even the Arkansas oh linemen in the West Virginia alignment, these are just like textbook patriot pigs, but especially John Williams from vandy winna vich from Michigan Damian Harris from Alabama. They're just football player. They're not testing freaks or anything. They're just really smart tough four year players actually all of them, which I think was interesting the more mature ready to play. Now. I who DAT stock about saints. Well, saints traded up again Bri mortgaging the future again next year, second round pick to get Eric McCoy. But after Unger retired. They really did not want to be left holding the bag and then Chauncey Gardiner Johnson in the fourth round was a talented guy who I guess turned off a lot of teams with whatever he did in the pre draft process in those interviews and New York Giants no much to talk about because we talked about all. Three of their first round picks other than that whole Shane Jimenez is a guy that can rush the passing from ODU Julian loves a salad corner. I felt like and then Ballantyne the kid from Washburn ended up getting shot that night. It looks like he's going to be okay. But his teammate passed away very very sad situation. New york. Jets so polite and Adoga are the key here polite had a great year for Florida, but like Gardner Johnson terms. Some teams off during the pre-draft process and adobe from headed really nice senior bowl gives them a chance to develop and be your next your next tackle, maybe after Beecham. The Oakland Raiders. So we talked about their first round picks. After that, though. I really like what they did Trayvon Molin from Clemson is a good player. Max Crosby eastern Michigan. I did one of his games last year against army. His film was good even foster Moreau and hundred Renfro later in the draft our guys that played for years at power five schools. I think we'll be able to contribute next step. We've got the Philadelphia Eagles miles. Sanders was a huge need at running back from Penn State or Sega Whiteside actually reminds me of alshon Jeffery lot. And then sheriff Miller has some Michael Bennett type skills in terms of his physical ability and then Thorson is a developmental quarterback. Pittsburgh steelers. We talked about moving up for Devon Bush. You know, who I really liked their draft. After that pry, I mean Sutton Smith those how to rush the passer get him off the edge is one of their three four outside backers. Benny Snell is kind of a hammerhead running back that you know, we'll play well in Pittsburgh and their two third round picks Deontay Johnson from Toledo one of the first picks in the third round. I did it Toledo game last year against Nevada. He can play man I'm telling you he can play. He not many guys leave Toledo early. He did. And rightfully so. And even Justin lean for Michigan state is pretty darn good as well. Speaking of pretty darn good. It's Kentucky Derby weekend, isn't it price? Yeah. It is kid Tukhy derby weekend. Here's what you need to do. Go to bed online dot AG. If you haven't already use the promo code podcast one. So you get a fifty percent sign up bonus. When you bet the horses. You got put them somewhere. Make them. More. Interesting Kentucky, Derby, go to bed online dot AG. Bet the horse. We got canal. Oh Alvarez his fight coming up that's on zone. NBA play-offs NHL playoffs. Lots and lots to get into especially the second round of the NBA playoffs podcast. One is the code over a bed. Online dot AG. Your online sportsbook experts. All right. Let's get back to the San Francisco forty Niners. Do Bo I like deebo Samuel? He was terrific in college. People were just scared by the hamstring issues a little bit, and then Jalen Hurd, I think will be like a a movable chess piece for Kyle Shanahan Seattle Seahawks. They ended up having so much volume. You gotta love decay Metcalf with the sixty four th pick last pick in the second round that kid had to wait a long time. I talked about that and the big show, and I don't know a whole lot about a lot of the other guys. They got DeMarcus Christmas is pretty good. Ben Burke, Irvine was a local favourite from U dub. So but they went volume like they like to do Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So people like their draft. You know, they went heavy in the secondary. And they needed to Sean punting from central Michigan Jamelddine from Auburn. Mike Edwards from Kentucky. They were not messing around. They know that that's an area where they need to get better. Tennessee titans. AJ Brown goes ahead of decay Metcalf. He has a chance to find a role right away. As does Nate Davis to guard from Charlotte. He'll probably be the right guard their opposite Sappho they can have a nasty run game. But those two guys at guard. I mean, those are people mover staff old and Nate Davis Amani Khokar out of Iowa might fill a role and even Andrea Walker. I was surprised the Andre Walker as an edge rusher been going until the fifth round. And finally, the Washington Redskins Terry MacLaurin, they absolutely needed a wide receiver. They got him. Maclaurin was a favourite of a lot of people's toward up at the senior bowl. He and Haskins. Obviously have that report. And then Bryce love I thought was an interesting pick Bri for them to take a guy coming off the tornadoes yell, but if he comes out a year ago, he's first round maybe second round. And I think that the Redskins just thought that was value. You know, even if it's a redshirt year. Let's go for a guy with big upside. So I'm not mad at him for that makes perfect sense. And that'll do it for a monster Monday edition of the Ross Tucker football podcast. Let's get to some emails later on the week. We'll talk to Andrew for Wednesday's show. Greg for Thursday's show next week. We're going to have a special week for you with three different guests that you've never heard from before. Which should be very entertaining next week on the Ross Tucker football podcast. We got a lot of stuff though to ask Andrew about the Rosen trade tyreek hill stuff on Wednesday dive, even deeper into the draft with tomorrow's. College draft podcast, and you guys know the deal take advantage of one eight hundred flowers or online or whatever to be this week. Sponsored confirmation Email winter I think we're done here. 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Egypt Closes Polls For First Round Of Elections

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00:56 sec | 11 months ago

Egypt Closes Polls For First Round Of Elections

"You're listening to the news office hour on Africa Business Radio Calls in Egypt closed on Sunday after a heavy turn out of all the Parliamentary elections in 14 provinces. Just a second round of votes in a shadowed of 478 in November of 413 are the province has grown ups for the provinces will be held on different dates in November and December. The new legislators will begin that same and January 2021 with more than four thousand candidates vying in the polls Mister CC 2013. Led the military's overthrow of Egypt former Democratic elected president Mohamed Morsi following protests against his Rule and that was the news at this time on Africa Business Radio. You can continue to listen life online at w w w dot. Africa business radio.com or our mobile app. I am Rachel children do thank you for listening.

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B.I.G. Interview | Adam Mares of DNVR Nuggets on Denvers Second Round Match-Up

The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

17:17 min | 3 months ago

B.I.G. Interview | Adam Mares of DNVR Nuggets on Denvers Second Round Match-Up

"Hey this is caitlin june all pro linebacker super bowl champion. You're listening to thirteen ten k. S k a thirty four minutes after the hour. Welcome back to the show. We're live from the auto collision specialist studios. We're talking a big game. One and the second round of the nba playoffs between denver and phoenix house. It all go down. What do you like. Who what do you think for the matchups. It's gonna be fun to break into this throughout the day and who better to do that with an atom are s of of dnv nuggets atom. My friend appreciate you taking subtype. Join the program today. Credit to with you man. Oh man. i'm excited i'm excited. Fallen you guys along. I love the podcast. Love all the work that you guys are doing that. Dvr bar and denver's absolutely insane. It's fun you can feel it between the avs in the nuggets you can just feel it in colorado man. Something's in the air definitely man and you mentioned the bar. It has been just fantastic. No better place on earth outside of baal arena to watch the game for this playoff run. It i'm lucky that i get to be every single game. What a crazy series to between between denver and portland. It's why i love the nba playoffs so much because each game tells a completely different story after game one. Oh boy now a hard time. Getting past portland's god then game two and three all the nuggets are end in this thing and five. This is going to be simple. But it's why. I love it so much Let's let's take a look at game. One against phoenix or game. One against phoenix tonight. Phoenix found a way to get past. I know anthony davis was out but still absolutely monster series win. Let's look at some of the key matchups. I mean here. We go again. Atom guards are gonna be a problem for the nuggets when you look at booker. You look at chris paul. Yeah absolutely and you know. What's interesting is i think that there's enough similarity between phoenix and portland. That i wonder if denver has a little bit of a leg up for game one. You're going from one series. Where a lot of the principles you to the deployment to get through that one are going to apply whereas if you look at phoenix is perspective. The lakers couldn't be more different. And so they're going from one series where they had to adapt and adjust gets a million with certain. You know certain defensive principles and areas to attack and you have to throw that completely out. So i wonder if that provides something but devon booker. Just fantastic his first playoff series. He closes it out with forty. Seven points We know what chris paul can do. Although we you know we'll be interesting to see. Just how healthy is and if he's not if can sort of exploit that but certainly another backward that's capable of putting up forty fifty point nine devon booker you just said i mean. The guy was pretty much average in those thirty thirty point games. He is he's always been a really good player but we we were not used to seeing him in the postseason and he's he's taken that and run with it. But i think having chris paul there alongside it kind of strangely enough reminds me of the chauncey billips. Carmelo anthony days. You kind of get us on their right to kind of help. Him grow no doubt about it. And chris paul like chauncey billups probably the best in the biz for their respective eras in terms of running a team through leadership through basketball. I cue from toughness and all of those things. So i think there's no it's not a surprise to me. You watch chris paul. Last year he goes to the oklahoma city thunder but he says oh they're tanking what's going on next thing you know you know. There are very good team. he goes to phoenix. They had been the playoffs for a lot of time. He elevates into to a playoff team. I mean he just has that effect but you mentioned book or this has been a fun playoffs. Because there's a lotta guys making their playoff debut And have really shine the next generation of players. You look at Trae young and what he's been able to do now. There were a series and one game out with atlanta and devon booker another one and even deondraye eight and really impressed i. It's kind of a cool year to see. The next generation of superstars getting their first taste of the playoffs and succeeding. I've asked this question to to a lot of guests. Before adam. And i wanna ask you do you. Do you see this being the norm in the nba. Now where there's like five six seven teams. That could potentially win. Have we are. We finally getting away from that two to three every single year man. That's a really great question. I what i will say. Is i do think that the quality of talents across the board elevating in the nba. And a lot of this has to do with you know the the this is the year of european player. If you look around or actually just say foreign born player but right now you had luca playing phenomenal in the playoff got knocked out last night. But you got yokich you've got jaanus you got embiid. You've got eight and then go bear. A lot of your best players on the teams remaining are foreign born players and i think that the nba. This was a twenty thirty year vision of david stern and and now out of sober to bring the game international and just like it is with with with soccer. You're not just farming now one country or one one type of player one academy that's given you types of players instead. Now you're getting such a great diversity of skill sets body types of play styles and all these different things that i just think there's better talent. Maybe a top pop and talent across all areas. It's been great. But now you're getting your v six best team the top two or three players on the fifth or sixth team. I really really good. So i do think there's that but then i look across and i say well this year james harden kyrie irving kevin durant three super duper stars. All teamed up. What's going to happen with the lakers. This year are they gonna add chris paul or add another guy and go from already. Great even better. I worry that stuff is still going to happen. But i do think the second tier teams are better than second tier teams where maybe ten years ago. Yeah what's been fun to watch with the nuggets specifically as they kind of had that golden state thing going for them where they grew these these players up and of course golden state later goes and gets kevin durant. We know how that all went down. But what i really love to see is some of these teams. That are home growing their superstars. And they're staying patient with their guys. And and that's why i deep down. I mean nuggets. Fan aside. I i want to see a team like that. Prove the world wrong because then maybe you see other teams. Look and say all right. We can be patient for four five six years and just grow from within and there was a great report at the athletic of a really good writer in research and strauss who he drew a straight line between the teams that had slow built with continuity in local fan base. That really bought in. And if you looked at portland. San antonio for many years had continuity denver now phoenix utah. Milwaukee even you know the process seventy sixers time coming a of your teams in the playoffs this year. Where teams that did do that. Slow process and i do think there's something to especially market like denver. You saw these other ones. There's something to if you have the same team for five six years or same key players. A fan base gets to really get to know them and when you're shuffling the players in and out every three years i think fan base is kinda get whiplash with okay. What what are we going for. What's this team identity now. So i i'm with you. I think there's a great chance. This year is not a super team. But some kind of one of those slow-burn teams that gets the title. And that's really cool. Adam s joining us from dvr nuggets. And yeah i love that that angle just to kind of look at the growth of the nba. And where we're where we'll go from here. But you're right brooklyn. I mean that's still terrifying but maybe we can see an upset in these playoffs going back to nuggets son's michael porter jr. and you you've you have documented. There's so much. Throughout the course of the season he has been a roller coaster to wives to follow. When he's on. I mean he's terrifying. You look at this guy and go. That guy might never miss a basket ever in the history of his life. But then there's also times kind of disappears. It's going to be a lot again. More pressure back on him. Whatever phoenix decides to throw out. And maybe that's a jae crowder porter's going to have to be very active without the basketball on his hands. There's no question about it. And i think even more impactful with the ball in his hand. Denver needs him to score a lot in this series. Last last series. They've managed to pick up. A couple of wins had big games in final two but they got the first to win the game two and game three largely without him scoring a lot of points. I think eighteen and fifteen respectively. I don't think denver wins more than maybe one game in this series where he's below twenty twenty five point. They need him to produce them buckets. And i think that this is all the growth you know opportunity for him that first series the physicality the attention to detail. It's all an order of magnitude greater than what it is in the regular season. And i think it took him a couple of games to kind of get his footing and and adjusting the intensity the physicality. That's going to happen again. Jae crowder a very physical player. Phoenix a much better team. Defense than portland was so i think he's going to have his hands full. But you're the hope is that he really sorta his breath and now he's ready to sort of make a personal leap and handle that pressure better. Don't you just get that sense now. When he decides to shoot it again was that game four where he just disappeared. And you're thinking man just launch up at some point you just throw up there. Get that sense. Though when he is shooting like that first period the other night he he can make it when he's double covered he can make it with a hand in his face so i think more and he's even realizing that in this coaching staffs realizing it. Just just start throwing it up. Man you've got the touch. This is eighty percent of it for michael porter. I think is that you know. He's still a student of the game. He has a lot to learn so he's thinking the game almost every second that he's out there and basketball is a sport where you have to think it until it becomes an eight and then you're just playing off a feel. Would he plays fulfil. There's little pockets where you can tell. He's just his brain is turned off and he's going down there just playing pickup basketball when he does that. He's a superstar. He's not just an all star. He's one of the best scores in the nba. But because of how much he still has to learn he spends the majority of the time. He's on the court clearly just thinking about everything supposed to be doing that. That's why i say the growth curve for him. Maybe the second round. He gets to react a little bit more in play off of that. You know unconscious feeling a basketball. That makes him so. Dynamic and of course avid playing Playing alongside this call. Yokich doesn't hurt. I mean this guy just makes everybody around him. Talk to about this matchup. You mentioned the andrea and earlier. What is the only in his third year. He's a very tough defender jokers even talked about how. He's had a lot of trouble with him. This season tell us about that match up. How does it compare to what we saw. I guess half the game with use of nurture twenty wasn't fouling out to talk to us about that as far as comparing those two well your first of all ages a great player. He's given up about thirty pounds. From what merkich you know. I think dirk was around three hundred to ninety three hundred pounds. Eight the more of a to sixty type guy more of a regular sized center. And i think that one of the storylines around one was that yokich was pretty exhausted and each game i mean he played great. He went through it but you know he only played about thirty five thirty six minutes which is low for a playoff. But i think it's just 'cause you're you're running up and down the court and then you're wrestling with a new york. He's not going to be wrestling with eight and eight athlete. But it's not going to be doing it in that same way. What i like about eight. And i think he is the first star caliber player. You know not right now but he. He looks to be on that path. Who as a disciple of yokich. And it's funny yokich. I think we'll be very influential player. When it's all said and done but and came in as one of these guys that you would think would be at a high volume shooter. Karl anthony towns. I'm the star. Give me the ball. This of that. And i think his first year he was on on pace for that he really admires yokich and yokich gave him that. Thirty five point. Perfect triple double in his second. Nba game ever. And i think that there was something of. That's what. I wanna be over the last two years eight and has really turned into a smart player a disciplined player in an efficient player and he's credited. Yokich is a guy he sort of aspires to be. So it's kinda neat where you have a student and the teacher kind of going at each other here early on career. Isn't it crazy to say in. All those things student teacher following jokers career. It doesn't seem like that long ago. We were debating whether it should be nurtured joker starting at the center and now here we are now the mvp not only well. I guess unofficially. But we'll be all star player the month all that stuff's filling up but he he's a guy now that you're seeing this next generation of players saying we can look like i'm i'm wondering adam if scouts are now saying. Hey to find a seven footer. That can pass i. That's what. I'm looking for honestly. I think it's gonna be like steph curry where it's such a new multiplayer. We take it for granted. Now you watch damian lillard shooting all these reason watching from deep. This was not normal. Eight years ago steph curry sort of open. Everybody's eyes to what's possible and nobody does it at the level that he does all the young guard coming into the league now and all the high schoolers right now. that's in their brain of something they can aspire and work towards being and i think you'll get you is going to have the same effect on centers. You're not just you guys have moved away from just being post up players but then we had a wave of guys coming in who are spot up. I do think that young players are going to start working on their handle. You know young seven footers working on their handle working on their passing and yoga's brain is unique. You're not going to replicate that. I mean i think the once in a generation basketball brain. But i do think you're going to have players that you know maybe have eighty percent of that you know they're at least borrowing from that mold and you're already in the nba with with teams trying to run more dribble handoff and and using their senator a little bit more as the fulcrum. But i think it's going to be more and more of these young players. Now have a vision for what up center can be adam. You know i'm big and comparing joker to great denver. Quarterbacks he kinda reminds me peyton manning in that way with the brain power man. I that's one of my favorite cops and it's it's funny. I you could even throw an tom brady and there. But i think that that that manning is the guy that you know you go to the line and i'm a football idiot. I love the nfl. But i'm by no means looking at it the abstract but i watch men and go up to the line. Start calling out you know different plays or this and that pointing around. I'd be watching like what's he see. What's he see. And then all of a sudden you know he'd get a guy wide open and and throw a perfect pass. You'll get the same way where he comes down. Sometimes you see them. The best example of this game five. That passed the michael porter in the corner. He's sitting there pointing to everybody where they need to be on the court everybody moves. He throws a perfect pass that nobody else saw. It was amazing. No question about it Talking atom arrays of dnv vr nuggets. Adam final one forty. My friend win and well. We'll we expect. Can we expect will barton and pj dodger in this series. There's a really good chance we see wilburton at some point in the series and maybe it You know he's ruled out tonight. Maybe it's a game three. You come back home. I think yokich is gonna receive his mvp award. Just my hunch. I think he's gonna receive as mvp award On friday so you get an emotional lift there. Maybe you get will barton back and you just try to really make that one in an emotional game here in front of your home crowd on a weekend and i think he'll have an impact. Does you think would have a huge impact on the theories but michael malone has sort of referenced him being a little bit further out. He's a guy that should make it through this series. You get them for the western conference finals. But barton definitely comes back are not definitely i think he comes back in the series and if he does that'll be one of the major pivot. Points made are good or bad for the nuggets in the series. Before we let you go my friend do you. How do you have any predictions. You wanna go. That far nuggets taken this thing phoenix. What do you think. So here's my thing that i've been thinking about it and how i arrived on my prediction. Yokich is four and two playoff series. They lost in game seven three years ago. He's twenty four years old or twenty three years old. He loses the damian lillard. He has a great game seven but nobody else on the nuggets rostered. Does they beat them there. Last year the lakers. The eventual champs narrowly edge out people forget games two three and four all came down to the final seconds the final possession narrowly edging out. That's the only teams that have beat him. Quite leonard paul george. They haven't beat the nuggets down three one. Mitchell has to fifty point games in two forty point games. They don't win. It takes a lot to knock out yokich and this phoenix team. I think is better in aggregate but history tells us that great players that that routinely take heroic effort to beat. you know. they're just really good. So i'm taking nuggets and seven seven all right my friend i love it i love. It should be one hell of a series. Hey man let's do this again. Like i said i'm a huge fan of yours and look forward to chatting with you soon anytime ready. Thanks for having me on time in. That's atom are as dnv are nuggets. He's he's great. He's excellent ten minutes left until the top of the hour. We'll take a short break. We'll wrap it up. We'll get to our number. Two brian halligan talked about sam. Noyer entering the transfer portal. Just love the sound of. That's my favorite thing. What does that mean for colorado. Next season we'll be right back. It's the whole show powered by pvc energy. You're listening to the hall's show powered by pd energy and thirteen ten kfi k. Brady will be back after the break.

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Lakers Blown Up In By Rockets In Game 1

Lakers Nation Podcast

54:02 min | 1 year ago

Lakers Blown Up In By Rockets In Game 1

"Bleeding purple and gold from the Heart of Los Angeles is the lakersnation.com podcast with your host Trevor Lane. Hello Lakers Nation. Welcome in Chevrolet in here for lakersnation.com your home for everything Lakers a tough one. Unfortunately your Los Angeles Lakers just lost song opening game of the second round of the Houston Rockets. It was not pretty we've got a ton of things to break down. We're going to talk all about it right here. We'll talk about what worked for the Lakers which might be a fairly short conversation with them talk about what didn't work. We're going to talk about how everything looked we're going to be taking your questions in your comments. So if you're coming in from YouTube from Facebook from Periscope welcome and we're going to be taking all of your questions your comments you're getting as well. Usually this show when when the Lakers lose it turns into like a big group therapy session. So I have a feeling we're going to be doing quite a bit of that today. One of our sponsors is manscaped.com suck. Amazing Men's Grooming products. Look, you don't want Knicks or snags or anything like that in that area. So you want to make sure that you get the lawnmower 3.0 and absolutely amazing product and it comes with a little dog e d light on it which is very very very helpful. So make sure you guys check that out head over to manscape, and then we always appreciate it guys when you help us out by letting other companies know that you came there, So all you have to do to do that is use our promo code and that's Nation 20 and you get 20% off plus free shipping when you do that. So it's a great deal check it out manscaped.com and then use that promo code Nation twenty. We appreciate you guys helping us out and keep in this show Growing and continuing to improve. All right joining me tonight. We have Chris the Masterpiece Masters Chris. How are you doing, man? Wow, that says it. All right there. Yeah. I know all of Lakers nation is going to Echo this but man that was painful painful painful to watch. I mean from every aspect I mean the defense the Lakers played the authenticity played just the effort and Body Language doing late into the fourth. And you know, I'm just trying to stay positive actions of the fact that you know, a lot of times especially with LeBron. The game ones are feeling out games. So let's just hope that the Lakers bounce back strong and dominating game too. Cuz after something you kind of do this way this game was going to go the Rockets. I mean nothing was going right. It was just ugly. This was one of the Most difficult games to watch all season. I don't know if it was the most difficult but it sure is up there and it's feeling like the most difficult to me right now. I don't know. I'm curious to you. Can't wait to hear what you think Trump. Yeah. I'm in the moment right now. It definitely hurts and it's frustrating I go back to during the season getting blown out in Boston. I think that one might have been a little well. This is the playoffs. They're they're both very cool man. These are this is a tough loss. No question. And what's it's not like if it had been closed and it looked like the Lakers had stumbled upon some things and they had some figured some things out with Iraq then okay, I think I would be a little bit more accepting and say, okay. Well, you know, hey just shoot a little bit better and you're going to beat this team. That's what we were saying after game one with Portland. But no in this game we knew exactly what the Rockets going to do and they did it and we knew exactly what the Lakers needed to do and they didn't do those things. And of course we'll go into detail about what those things were but there weren't very many surprises and I felt like a lot of the dog Problems. The Lakers had were self-inflicted and unfortunately, I gotta say, you know, he's done a good job all season but a good chunk of this this lost should go to Frank Vogel rotations were in absolute mess that I've got a lot of people in our comments that are kind of echoing that a lot of people that are that are not happy as you can imagine. But but this was a problem. I will say this though the sky is not falling the end isn't here. This doesn't mean they are done. I believe Frank Vogel overall is a smart coach then he makes a bad decision tonight. Yes, there were some players who made some bad decisions to some players who played poorly. I think the Lakers are going to go back they're going to adjust and they're going to try to fix the things that didn't go. Well, I hope anyway if they don't and they come back game and they do the same thing over again, then we're going to have reason to be really upset but the playoffs are all about adjustments. So I'm curious to see what the Lakers do in game two. But before I get too far ahead of myself, I know we need time to vent. So let's foam So on this game for right now and we'll get through. This Chris was there. Was there any moment where during this game where you just thought? Okay. That's it. We're down the Rockets are just a better team or what was your thought process during it, you know, it was somewhere in the 4th. I pretty much kind of I think it was maybe with five minutes left in the fourth that I've kind of resigned to the fact that we were losing this game. And honestly, I mean it was not having to watch man. I'm I'm literally feel ill to my stomach and lost any sense of appetite just watching it was just I don't know man the effort, you know, the offense, you know, the language is just were not really getting anything offensively and you know, like how many open Corner threes did PJ Tucker end up at least, you know what I mean? It was just it was just really ugly to watch you you would you know, I know a d is not shocked but you would kind of hope that you could kind of maybe assert himself and get the offense that he wants rather than being being held out at the job. go line and a little, you know kind of out away from the basket, so Man, and you know the bronze face said a lot to an exhaust, you know what I mean? Yeah, you was upset and it was just this was not a great performance, but I'm kind of I'm clinging to the hopes. I kind of what you're saying that they can kind of go to the drawing board again game one as a feel out game go to the drawing board and then execute their plan in game two and really kind of a song themselves. And now the rotations were crazy man. You didn't really know, you know, we were going big some of the time we were going little some of the time we weren't necessarily committing to anything necessarily and I don't know there's just so much to kind of pick apart on this game really. It's like I don't even know where you start on this one. Yeah, you know, it really felt like like Frank Vogel at one point in the game just started throwing things at the wall just to see what would stay. Hey, let's try this line up and see if it works because they could I don't know where yeah. Hey finally, we've been begging for that for for games and games. Right the entire playoffs have been begging from where where is Dion Waiters? And then he'd suddenly appears towards wage. Of of this game after they're into garbage time and then you know, we're going to talk all about this weekend of the stats. But the decision to make Rhonda one of your first guys off the bench yikes. Like I've been asking the question I've even gotten myself a little bit optimistic and you know, I'm not around no fan. But but about the idea of maybe a playoff Rondo like could he still exist tonight? That after was no like a very often or very emphatic know but what were they doing making him the first sub Off the Bench and taking the minutes of Alex Caruso the guy who just helped you win the last series with his defense on Damian Lillard. You don't think it might be a good idea to maybe continue going to the guy who was one of the most efficient players and was rated as the most efficient efficient defender in the NBA instead you go to a guy who has changed since March decisions like that are are maddening. And and again, I still believe Frank Vogel is a good coach, but this I think might have been his worst game of the season as a coach and it came at a birth. What time? Yeah, I was kind of surprising that Rhonda was the first guy up after all that time up. I mean, you can't expect Rondo to be playoff Rondo go to give them as much responsibility as he gave him tonight was kind of perplexing was off and that's not even fair to Rondo right to to ask that of him. You haven't played since March we're going to throw you into the fire within a few minutes into a second-round playoff series against a real good team when you haven't played in this long, I was blown away. I was shocked when Rondo stepped onto the floor. I went. Oh my gosh. What are they? Why would you do that? Why would you first of all why would you make that decision to move it over Caruso? And then why would you do that to Rondo? Even if you believe that he's a guy who can come in and help you out. You don't just throw them into the deep end like that when the guy hasn't played since March thought it was just maddening. But anyway, let's get let's get into our first segment of the night. Let's get into our stats. Here we go. All right, so it's not going to be pretty but let's break down some of the the stat line and I'll tell you what I'm going to get into like the points in the paint and all that kind of stuff. But first of all for the Houston Rockets, they had three guys took the basketball for them. And that was Russell Westbrook Eric Gordon and and James Hart. I've got a little running gag going on the YouTube channel where whenever I say James Harden's name. I have a whistle sound effect that I play and I am loaded it loaded in here. So it kind of goes kind of goes something like this. Let me see if I can get it. All right. So if I say if I say James Harden then a whistle plays and and basically lets everybody know that that we can't even say his name anymore because you know, it's not even like just looking at him is a foul. It's if you even mention his name you get called for a foul. We saw some of that tonight James Harden with a few months Phantom files went to the free throw line 12 times 11 of those came in the first half though. He had 36 points five boards 23 for Eric Gordon on seven to fourteen shooting six of six from the line 3 of eight from Deep they had a Efficient third scorer step up. The Lakers did not have that tonight Russell Westbrook 10 for 24 shooting. Okay, we'll take that one of five from 3, totally take that three of six from the free throw line in a problem. But he also put up nine board six assists 24 points and he was a plus-15 almost led the team in plus-minus Westbrook despite the poor shooting which is what the Lakers wanted was able to get done Anthony Davis 10416 shooting 14 boards, three steals three blocks 25 points LeBron 20 points eight board 7 assists two blocks. Only one other Laker double figures. That was Danny Green on for for 12 shooting that's not going to get it done two threes and you had 10 points everybody else on the team was in single digits up waiting held up. I did miss out on Alex Caruso did have 14 points in just 16 minutes. What do you know you play Alex Caruso and it's a good things going to happen only 16 minutes for Alex Caruso, but he did have five fouls. So I guess you can log Check on that and say that he you know couldn't play as many minutes as you would have wanted for assist for him seven assists for LeBron, but only 18 assists on the night for the Lakers 15 turnovers. And here's the problem with the rebounding battle 41 to 41010 offensive rebounds for the Lakers for for the Houston Rockets and to make it even even worse the points in the paint were won by the Rockets Houston Rockets win the points of the paint 4240. So Chris, I just rattle off a bunch of stats there. What stood out to you? Oh my gosh. Well the rebounding obviously, I'm not sure all the Lakers they should get the same thing the rebounding you gotta you know tip your hat to Houston. They were really making a joint effort. It looked like a rebound like everybody was putting putting themselves on a body and they were boxing out but man there's really no excuse man for the Lakers if if there's one battle that they should absolutely win, especially when you're offering like not just Anthony Davis, but you're still going with Dwight and JaVale like we should be killing them on the boards. And so that part and then even though the points in the paint again surprising got a team of three point shooters. We have the best interior. I mean, this was I text you during the game. This is just a weird game. This is one of the weirdest games I've ever watched again. It's long as we just kind of perplexed here. But like, you know for the rebounds to be equal for the Houston to be leading and paid points. Like I still don't even know what I saw tonight. This is this is just really perplexing it is and I know I've used that word a few times but it just I don't know what else to say about it. Okay, so on the night and let me just hit you with this. So join make our way the way I made a graphic for joining coward. I'm glad I did not upload it yet because they don't deserve a graphic tonight Joe. I'm a coward on the night. You had 243 shooting between the two of them seven rebounds one block and Five Points. That's not going to get it done. When you're going up against a team where the tallest starter is six foot seven. You can't do that. You can't turn in a performance like that. The Lakers needed them to be dominant. Now, we knew the big battle the big ideological battle heading into this was going to be the big Lakers versus the small Rockets which teams playing style was going to win out tonight. It was Houston because we said the Rockets are going to hit 3s. They're going to shoot a lot of the Lakers actually shot a lot of Threes tonight to they like Rashad 38° wage. 39 for the Rockets that's probably not a winning proposition for the Lakers. If you are getting into it the reports true stories 743 is quite a bit like Rondo they were giving Rhonda open threes. But even Le Brock m a d on a couple of those they were just you know, they were just settling yeah, they did they absolutely settled for them. And part of that is a credit to the Rockets perimeter defense. They do a really good job of trying to shut off the driveway so that even though they don't have Rim protectors. They don't have to protect the rim as much because they keep guys from getting into the rim, but that's it. I think the Lakers can still do things to to attack the basket. They can come up with counters to that down. The bottom line is is the big question was which playing Styles going to win which team is going to be forced to adjust while the Rockets playing style clearly one because we said going in that what the Lakers have to do is if you're going to play a big and therefore you're going to give up more open looks from Deep because that big whether it's Dwight or JaVale is not going to be able to close out on the three-point line the way a smaller FAQ. Player would that big has to dominate on the boards and they have to protect the rim? Well, clearly those two things didn't happen because the Rockets score more points in the paint and the rebounding was about even wage. We need the Lakers to absolutely dominate on the offensive glass just about every missed shot should be a rebound for the Lakers because they have that size Advantage. I'm being hyperbolic there, but they should still have a very very big offensive boards advantage and that didn't happen. And so now you've got this problem Vogel adjusted and he and he put in the small lineup wage. What do you do next game? Did you go back to Dwight Howard in Javale McGee? Because like this you can't play the they can't be on the court unless you're going to dominate the boards because you're not give up too many outside shots. So I don't know is it time to abandon The Bigs Chris? Is that where we're at or do you stick with them and then just be kind of quick on the trigger of things are going poorly at getting game too. Well, if we abandon the big stand that means a bunch of those minutes are going towards Cruise right so that we need cruise to really step up as kind of anything like, you know, you know, honestly, I I don't even know. I'm not quite sure what to do in this situation, you know, and I'm hoping that Frank Vogel can kind of re-evaluate the situation and figure it out. But I mean there was just a lot of stuff wrong tonight. But I mean anything I know we're going to get to it is LeBron and AD in the fourth quarter didn't really produce. I don't know if it's true. Somebody have wrote in there that LeBron didn't score in the fourth quarter. So if that's the case that's a huge part of tonight. You know what I mean? It indicates that and I know I've seen quite a few people quite a few people say this LeBron kind of gave up tonight. Yeah somewhere in the 4th because he didn't like maybe it wasn't happy with the coaching philosophy or something they were doing so, you know, there's a little more than meets the eye with this game. You know what I mean? Like, I don't think we should Invest too much stock into this like yeah, it's definitely got our attention and it's yeah, it's definitely gross this out. Watch. I mean, I just feel dirty after watching it but you know, I think you know, there was something out tonight LeBron kind of checked out and I don't know what they did in the fourth, but he really wasn't, you know, cuz I know that those guys put up numbers, but I wanted to ask you if we could isolate and see what they did in the forests, you know, and cuz I'm not sure about a d either you know, I don't have the 4th quarter stats for each player. I do know that LeBron didn't score. I'm Marty sure Anthony Davis dead. I'm pretty sure he did but but I do I'm so glad that you brought up that LeBron was frustrated because if you watch what he was saying, we couldn't hear it, but you could see it what he was talking about the spacing and here's the one thing that we know about the NBA and it's true for the Lakers as true for the entire league when LeBron is upset about something things happen. Okay, look at when the players went on strike who did everything. You look to LeBron. Are we going to play or are we not right like what LeBron thinks matters? Okay, LeBron was frustrated that with the lineup that featured Rondo on the floor. There was no spacing. He's trying to drive and the rockets are all standing in the paint if you watched Eric Gordon defending Rajon Rondo, you saw him playing five six seven eight feet off of Rondo. He was literally playing with a foot in the paint and ignoring Rajon Rondo behind the art because that's what teams will do to it do to them and LeBron was recognizing that and he was upset with Vogel for that. So that makes me makes me think the next game Vogel is going to be more cognizant of spacing and that's going to be very very important for the Lakers offense. We kind of saw some similarities with the first game against the Blazers where the page is packed the paint and dared the Lakers to beat them from outside and the Lakers couldn't do it the Rockets kind of did the same thing but the Rockets are a much better team and so they're not going to be as forgiving. So the Lakers have got to figure out A quick but again with LeBron being upset about that that makes me think the vocal is going to make changes and maybe some drastic ones for game 2. Yeah, well, I mean and maybe that's you know, I was just thinking about this, you know, we were talking about what maybe needs to change. I mean, maybe maybe we just start there a little bit less ROM maybe you know companies. I know just based on the fact that he's had so much time off and also like based on what you're saying right now based on the spacing if that's messing up took offence and they're able cuz it's like you said they are not guarding Rondo because they know they're making that calculated risks like okay, we're going to play the percentages Rondo. There's not a great shooter yet who hit some here or there but you know, they're able to kind of base their whole defense on the fact that Rhonda wasn't a good shooter and they had success with that. So, you know, maybe you just start there by a little less Rondo in that might be helpful, especially I like you said if he's taking the minutes away from Caruso Cruces had so much success, especially when playing with the bronze so, you know, maybe we start there. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. I mean you look at the at the minute wage. 25 minutes for Russia. There's just no justification for that. There's not and again and again, even if you are a Rondo fan and right now you're saying shut up Trevor, you're a Rondo hater and and I and I get those comments. What what happened tonight wasn't even fair to Rondo to ask him to play that much in his first game back since March you don't do that each player and you certainly don't do that to the team where clearly things aren't working with a guy on the floor and you just continue I get he's a veteran. I know he's friends with the brownies friends with Anthony Davis. That doesn't matter. It's the Black Ops you have to win you cannot put guys out there that aren't producing and so I think that that's something that's going to have to change you mentioned. Kyle kuzma was going to get more minutes actually got 28 tonight didn't do a lot of I put out a video this morning about how girls going to be the X Factor and he was and we talked about how the Lakers didn't have that third guy tonight and how it needed to be somebody I expect it to be Kyle kuzma Did not happen tonight. I do expect to see more Markieff Morris only played nine minutes. I think the Lakers are going to have to make the switch and go small, you know, we talked about how you know, the Lakers can force the Rockets to adjust. They're going to play Big dominate the boards that didn't happen tonight. Okay. So if that's not going to happen, then you have to make the switch and do something else and I think that's going to mean more kuzma more Markieff Morris home and a lot less Javale McGee and Dwight Howard, which is going to be a big change for the Lakers. What did you think of the defense? They were playing on hard in tonight? I know Harden had a great game offensive like he was playing making, you know, they were trying to they were sending random doubles at him at different points, but he was still trying to be able to break down the defense and get into the pain and make plays and stuff like that. Like, you know, I don't know. I'm trying to figure out what they can do differently with that and you know, your Westbrook even to Westbrook was cooking more than it usually is tonight. Like Westbrook was in his own. I mean, did you see him when the dog There was a dead ball playing he was still defending to a degree in like that guy something else. Oh, yeah, the Rockets defense the Rockets actually have the top rated defense in the playoffs so far. So they they've been very very good and they're fired up and you saw PJ Tucker play really good defense Robert Covington made some big plays to their defense has been excellent. That's not that's not a fluke or anything. They've been very good. But as far as hardened goes what else the Lakers can do against him. So the difference between what he was seeing when he was playing the Thunder and what he's seeing now with the Lakers is with the Thunder the Thunder we're playing a big weather was Nerlens Noel Steve or Steven is add or subtract items. Mostly Steven Adams and they had a big that was at least coming over and trying to contest hurting at the rim and the Lakers didn't have that the Lakers Biggs were chasing so far out to the perimeter of that they couldn't recover and the rockets do things systematically in order to try to make sure that that bag is pulled as far away from the rim as possible. But the the Lakers just didn't offer that resistance the Lakers jersey. Recognize that which again OKC just pulled it off against the rockets and and how the Lakers didn't just take what the Thunder did in order to exist with a big on the floor against Houston and use that I don't I don't know maybe that was part of the game plan and they abandoned it. They just didn't do it. Right? I'm not sure but the Lakers needed at the very least somebody rotating over to help them Harden but their their rotations were consistently late and then they were trying to absorb a charge and a lot of times that wasn't working. So also say that Harden got probably three or four very very generous calls, but I guess we should expect that at this point, but I don't think we can just not be frustrated with it man Trevor, you know, the Rockets really just wreak havoc on a defense don't they? That's how they're set up their set up defense out and and open up driving lanes and then that will in turn open up three's I was a big part of the frustrating this frustration. I was seeing of the way they thought they had the Lakers, you know, running all over the place trying to catch up to the open guy and the the miss rotations and oh man like they are just dead. Yeah. That was just something else man. Like well again, this is It's not like the Rockets through anything at the Lakers that was surprising. There was no it wasn't like Mike D'Antoni through some brilliant new wrinkles to his offensive scheme and oh my gosh, we've never seen anything like this, you know exactly what the Rockets want. They want two things. Well three things they want layups. They want Corner 3s wage free throws. That's it. That's where they want their points to come from. So you've got to set up your defense in order to defend those things. And if not the Lakers just they didn't look prepared. They didn't look like a team that's had dead. A week almost to prepare for dealing with the Houston Rockets. They looked like a team that was sort of Shell Shocked by seeing that style of play. And so hopefully they can make those adjustments before the next game. But we do need to move next next segment. We are getting all kinds of all kinds of comments coming into our chat and I want to spend some time focusing on that. So let's get into the Lakers Nation fan Zone where we're going to focus on just your questions and your comments coming in from YouTube from Periscope and from Facebook. So keep firing them off. We're going to dig into those right now. I'm all right. Let's get into your questions and comments. I'm almost scared to go in here. It's not it's not as in place right now in in our chat, but let me dig into the Sonata. So Chris you let me know if anything jumps out to you. I'm going to go start with a car with a comment here from Levon. Joseph said as a first seat, it could be worse. At least. We're not the Bucks much of the whole season is never lost two in a row. I kind of like that. There's a little bit of positivity and they're saying hey at least we're downtown. Oh three like the Bucks are right now facing elimination, at least, you know, we haven't lost two in a row here. What do you think Chris? Is that the name? Over lining that it is really just one game or I guess we do tend to overreact sometimes to just one game but this one felt a little extra frustrating. Oh, yeah. Well this particular game the fountain at this game was super frustrating. But when you laid out just the simple facts, I like with this guy saying yeah, it's only one game in if you look at the Bucks man. Yeah, that's you would not want to be in Milwaukee fan right now because that's the number one seed in the league and now they are down three games to nothing. They're done like yeah historically nobody's ever come back from that. So they are done, you know, they might be able to walk out of it, but they're done, you know, and they were the first seed so, you know, like I just I like that Outlook, you know what I mean? We can't as Laker fans. We always tend to act like the sky is falling in any of these situations. I think I did the same thing with Portland. Let's let's not forget. This is what happened in the Portland series. So, you know again, I I could imagine in the next game if we came out with a loss. Yeah, we're all going to start freaking out but as of right now dead. You know the sky is not falling. It was a terrible game to watch we all hated it. But you know it is what it is. We have to move forward from this and you know, how if we do the 4th, you just knew I was surprised LeBron even played as long as he did you just kind of knew like oh, wow. I mean, I knew I know personally because I start getting ready for our show like if the game is closed right? Well watch that game till the very last second, but we come on a little bit later when the game is going and the game is close. Exactly. I went about the four-minute Mark. I started figuring out what shirt I was going to where I started setting up. So that's that's no that's it. By the way guys speaking of speaking of our show. I do want to want to mention this. I did chat a little bit with Gary Sheffield Junior today and he did tell me he is starting to feel better. So that's that's wonderful. I appreciate all of the the warm wishes and and kind comments that you guys have directed towards him. You guys know that he was dealing with with covideo does sound like he's through the worst of it. He's starting to feel better. He said he lost his sense of humor. And smell for a little bit but sounds like thankfully he is going to be okay, and we certainly look forward to the day when we can get him him back on the show with us. So let's get into there's a comment here. That oh it flew past me. You guys said it said it a lot. So sometimes I I missed them. But so I'm going to miss the name on this but our way I found it. Okay, so tip she said from YouTube said Trevor Rhonda was fine. Why are you outshoot it flew by again? Sorry guys. I'm trying to keep up with this but basically says Rhonda was fine. Why are you blaming it on Rondo? When should we should be talking about Anthony Davis and Kyle kuzma. Okay, so I don't think that like Anthony Davis was he dominant know but I don't think he was awful either you can say he should have been more aggressive and and all of that. But again, you look at what he what he did out there on the floor you look at the the stats 25 points 14 boards, three steals three blocks 10 of 16 shooting and we're going to say that he had a bad game. I mean, yeah, but we want more out of molding. I think you know, I think there's something about the fact that we all know that PJ Tucker was Is the one guarding a d and yeah sure it is always going to put up as numbers but to see page PJ Tucker for Sadie out of his spots and force him into the shots. He was taking like again, we just we bought a little more on fat of a d a little more like take what's his type of thing like again, I hate to keep using this comparison cuz I I know it's a completely different player but we need a little more kind of shake out a little more just like dominance and getting you know getting his type of stuff and I don't know, you know, I think that's what myself I think that's what all kind of Lakers nation is looking for a little bit just suck want to see easier buckets for a d let's just put it that way at least I'd like to say easier buckets for a d where he's not, you know fading away and so far up in the basket and PJ Tucker kind of hack his way with them a little bit. Like I just felt like PJ Tucker was able to guard a be a little too. Well, that's true match up. That's certainly fair. I just look at it as Like a a d didn't help them win the game. I don't think he costs them the game though either. I think he was good enough. But yes, ultimately if they're going to if they're going to win you're going to need more out of them. You're going to need more of a superstar Palm Mist instead of just kind of this middle of the road for him type of performance or dead. So I guess that's the that's the huge mismatch right like going into the series. We know it's like we're like nobody can guard a D & M I D got you know, I don't know what you said you had 25 points or something. Like, you know seen boards. Yeah, like I don't know. It's I guess like this might be unreasonable. I mean I am just a second here. But like, you know, I think we would like to see a d actually with 40 points and like Spirits in a series like this. We want to see like Wilk Chamberlain slash Kareem Abdul-Jabbar number, I mean cuz he's going to be the biggest guy on the court. So like, you know, we want his numbers to reflect that we want his play when we're visually watch him to reflect that and even though he did his thing tonight. It didn't reflect that at least birth. And I'm sure you can do it but it just wasn't Bentonite really fair enough and and piggybacking off of that and I got a question coming in saying should Anthony Davis play more minutes at centre-back. Essentially we're talking about should the Lakers go small more small ball, but what do you think? Do you think that at this point the Lakers should just make Anthony Davis even if he's not the starting center, even if you start you off maybe you play JaVale 5 minutes and Dwight Howard five minutes and the rest of the minutes you're running. You're you're running 41 minutes of Anthony Davis. I guess the math doesn't really work out on that. But you'll you run more Anthony Davis at centre-back. Is that something that you want to do? Like should should Anthony Davis be playing say eighty 85% of his minutes at Center in this series. Well, I think in comparison to what we did tonight just took the erratic rotations and you know, I don't know like again this kind of questions probably a little above my pay grade quite frankly, but I just think that again our rotation seems wrong. It seemed weird tonight. Maybe you start with the center and then eventually you just lead into a d being the center. And then maybe you just leave The Bigs out. I mean, you know that that's the million-dollar question with this series back go back to go little who kind of imposes their will on the other team and I can't say I mean as of tonight small-ball, I mean small ball once I didn't you know what I mean? And like I feel like home at certain points Vogel tried to go small but I I'd like to hear your thoughts on this cuz honestly I again I don't really know which way you go which direction you gave us game. I mean, I have leaned towards yes wanting to have a d run the center position, but that means we're depending again we have to depend hope the Coos can kind of hold his own and defense may also be productive offensively. So there's a lot of factors here so I get the I get the the drive or the the want to to play The Bigs right? Because that's what the Lakers are done all season and the kind of I don't know Macho response is is now we're we're going to make the rocket. Just yeah, right. You're going to have to deal with us. We're not going to deal with you right? It's that that type of thing. Well, we just found out so far. It hasn't worked. Right the Lakers played the Rockets twice since they went with this all small lineup and they've lost twice now in the the one one of those games. There was no LeBron. There was no Russell Westbrook. There was no there were a few guys missing you just kind of throw that one out but they were over one basically against the small rockets. And now we see kind of the same issues pop up in this game. And if this was if it was January, you would say, okay. Well, let's let's keep trying this and let's see what we can do. But no this is the playoffs which somehow we're taking place in September, but this is the playoffs if you experiment with things to age You go home. Like there is no time to experiment you have to do whatever is going to work. Whatever is going to work right now. Not what hey. Ideally, we're going to dominate the backboards. Ideally, we're going to get all the offensive rebounds. Ideally we're going to protect the paint all of that. Maybe someday you can work out the rotation to do that. But if you can't do that fast, you got to change things. Would you rather give yourself a chance to win and right now going big it didn't look like the Lakers had a chance to win. So I think that Vogel if I'm Vogel, I'm trying it off trying to start Javale McGee and seeing if there's some tweaks that I can make and if not within the first five minutes, I'm pulling the plug cuz you don't have time to mess around. You can't go down though, too. So you don't have time to mess around with it. I think that the answer might be to go small and if going big isn't going to work you have to try something different. Drive I just want to Michael Mendoza let his comment and I like it cuz he said it feels like deja vu which again like this does feel like deja vu cuz we went off from Portland first game we lost right but also one thing I want to point out too that we haven't really talked about much that everybody already knows but I feel like it's worth mentioning it again. Remember the Lakers have sat around them and I know they practice but they haven't had a game in about six or what is it seven days now about a week. Yeah. It's been what was it was a Monday. I think Monday was the was the last game so been about five days right off what five days off. So I mean, you know, I don't want to use that use that as an excuse but you know to have the five days off, you know, you would think that you would actually thought that Houston would have came out a little more guests. I had seen as a page that's another important, you know, after doing going through a game seven, you know, you just kind of figured fatigue what I got them, but they did not look fatigued at all tonight, which which was actually kind of surprising. Yeah. Yeah. They absolutely did a, New Jersey Is what I expected you even mentioned on Twitter the rockets look fresh in the first quarter. Will they still in the fourth quarter? It felt like once they got a lead though, the Lakers kind of wilted and they kind of mentally shut down and so it didn't really matter of the Rockets were tired or not because the Lakers were pretty much done. I've got a question coming in Nicholas Ryan Braun, why aren't the Lakers bags able to punish the Rockets small ball lineup offensively. So that was our Thursday. We said the Rockets made choices, they decided to go small and the Lakers have to punish them for those choices if they're going to go big. So why are they able to well the Rockets see we think back to say like them mm NBA and we remember Shaquille O'Neal and what was the Lakers offense? It was hit the wing the wing throws the entry passed into the post and then everybody cuts off of that everything works off of that if they double down in Shack in back out to Kobe and etc. Etc. Well, there is no Shaq for for one thing but defenses have changed and the rules have changed. So it's easier to defend the entry pass into the post and the rockets do a very very good job of it. Because they have to because they're playing small guys like Robert Covington. Robert Covington is 6-7, but he has a 7-2 wingspan. So it's fairly easy for him when he's on the back his opponent to reach and knock the balls free on the entry pass. And so that happened a few times PJ Tucker is extremely physical these guys, even if they're not tall they're strong. It's kind of like wage like remember Josh Hart how he was always difficult to deal with in the post even though he's only six four he was defending much bigger players. It's because he's strong and the rockets do that. They've got that physical strength that allows them to to defend bigger players than what they've got. So when you're the offense and you look at this, and I know I'm going on Long here with this answer, but when you're the offense and you look and see page McGee has a dude who's six five on him. Your instant reaction is to give him the ball because you go. Oh cool. He's got a mitch. Mismatch. NBA offenses are taught to find mismatches. Yep. Oh cool. He's got a mismatch and you tried a lob the ball into him for one the Rockets make sure that that entry pass is a very difficult one and then they force some turnovers tonight on that and 4 to the Rockets. No, JaVale Thursday and Dwight Howard are not that big of a threat with their back to the basket. Even if there is a mismatch that's a winning proposition for the Rockets. If the ball is going into JaVale, they are baiting the sneakers into doing that. And so that's the other part of it. They're the Lakers Biggs don't dominate inside because that's there aren't as many back-to-the-basket centers anymore. If it was Jack. Yes, you're giving the ball all day every day and he is probably slamming slam dunking PJ Tucker through the hoop with the ball, but the Lakers don't have Shack JaVale and Dwight have to get offensive boards put backs cuts to the rim off a pick-and-roll things. Like that's how they're going to get their points and the rockets did a nice job box in the mouth. So again, sorry that answer was long, but that's essentially why you didn't seem The Lakers Biggs dominate they they couldn't deal with the physicality of the smaller players which again to me says it might be time to pull them. That Houston worked really hard tonight like I mean PJ was fronting on almost every possession, you know, where they were trying to even get it to a g r a d PJ Tucker was from a a d defensively just to make the entry pass difficult like you were saying and you know, just really, you know, I was actually I was just surprised to see Houston play that kind of Defense honestly. Yeah, and you know, I was too they haven't been a great defensive team all season, but they've really turned it up in the playoffs. They did it. Okay, see two they played at this level so we didn't see this, you know, crappy credit to them. Some people are mentioning. No Houston doesn't have a choice to play small. They don't have any bigs. They don't have bags. They can throw in when I say they they are making the choice to play small. I mean they traded away their Center halfway through the season and decided to go. I mean they traded away Clint capela to get Robert coming around and play small that's that was a choice that they that they Made, I'm not saying their bench up for you to pay. Yep the free up the pants so they could drive so Westbrook Westbrook. Is there guy to get their main guy to get to the basket in mid-range and it's like it's worked out well for them. It's actually dead or not. I hate saying this after game tonight, but for me, it's made to Houston Rockets a better team to watch, you know, like what the combo of Westbrook with heart and because I mean, I really just used to hate watching them together cuz it was always you know what I mean free throws with James Harden but you know Russell s Westbrook ads and athletic and a competitive components of the group that you know has made him more entertaining to watch now that's not saying I was entertaining but oh that was obviously not what exactly what going for but I mean, you know, this is an interesting matchup to cuz I mean these guys Westbrook and Harden our thoughts are to Los Angeles guys. They know exactly what the Lakers franchise means. They probably grew up on it. I think Westbrook grew up watching magic and heart and grow plants and Kobe. So I mean these guys suck. To have a lot of incentive to play their best games against the Lakers here and really kind of make it a make a point. I think Westbrook and Harden have lost their cards at this point. I can't consider them Los Angeles guys. It's like it's like Paul Peirce. Paul Peirce isn't going to receive a warm welcome in Los Angeles. He's not really an L A guy anymore. Same thing with Westbrook and and hardened to me. They've been they've been playing too long out of La off just like a Paul George. Is it an L A guy? I don't even care if he's a slippery still really guy is you know, Lawndale or what is up Honda in a strong winds that is there a way to contact Frank Vogel on social media. I don't think Frank mobile and social media and I don't think he he cares that much about about what people are going to say to him on there. He's an NBA coach. He's you know, I think he can take the the pressure. Oh, here's a good one Wayne Watson said, I'm so damn mad. I need a stickers. I like it. It means a while. He needs a Snickers Snickers. You see those commercials where people are getting hangry and they turn into into somebody else. Yeah. Yeah. I like it. I like it off. Let's see. Okay, so Joey from YouTube says eighty should be averaging a minimum of thirty five fifteen and 5 is that that's more what you're looking for, right Chris like that the big blowup 35.15 here at 14 boards, but 15% hit those high levels right again. Yeah, and I think he won't do it. You know what I mean again? I think this is a classic kind of over-reaction because we created what we saw so bad, but I think a deal bounce back and have a big game and assert himself against PJ Tucker and all of that. But yeah, we just I want to see just see numbers when you look at life everybody else that you're like bam. You know what I mean? Like a D should be the one there was a game this season were a d went to the foul line like twenty times or something like that. Like that's what we want to see like, okay. I'm going to shoot a bunch of Fritos. We want a d shooting a bunch of free throws as well. You know what I mean? That be a game more suitable for us to win. Yeah. Yeah. I agree a hundred percent like and that's kind of what we saw out of ad when he's getting from home. Did like in game one against Portland? He got to the line a bunch after that. So I'm hoping that's that's going to happen. Let's see somebody. Oh, here we go. Bryan Burgess from YouTube said there's something called pick-and-roll basketball. What happened to that? I'll tell you what happened to that Brian Burgess. So what happens when you run pick-and-roll against a team where all of the players are about the same size. What do you think the defense does? They switch cuz why wouldn't they there's no reason not to write like if you are let's say Alex crusoe's defending Damian Lillard and Jusuf nurkic comes up and sets the screen and White House is defending him. Why doesn't Dwight just switch on well because then you're at a massive disadvantage. So if you're the defensive team you want to do whatever you can not to switch that sometimes you wind up having to but then you've got along with Dwight Howard on him and then you're in trouble right? If you're the right person doesn't have that used it. Does it have that problem at all? If you're if you're the rockets and AD comes to set a screen for LeBron and 80s being defended by Robert Covington and LeBrons being defended by PJ Tucker PJ Tucker's what six five Robert Covington is six seven. Who cares? There's no advantage to that. So that's why you're not seeing as much pick-and-roll. They're they're going to shut it down just by switching it every time and the Lakers aren't going to get an advantage out of that. So that's that's why you don't see that as much now. That doesn't mean you can't run at all. Maybe you try to get a smaller Austin Rivers on the Braun and let him take advantage there. Maybe you try to get a matched up with with James Harden and get hardened into foul trouble. Like there's still things that you can do. But when you're running up against a team that has all guys that are pretty much the same height and and have similar abilities that it's not it's not as effective. You don't get those switches. So that's that's part of why however again LeBron can go switch hunting and he can make it work. We saw him do it a bunch against the Clippers with Lou Williams. So if the Lakers find somebody that they believe is the way we clink. I would still expect to see the pick-and-roll but I think tonight they just they just didn't do it as as much Let's see here. Game through Sunday night Lakers are are coming in that one. All right, I sure hope so. I hope the like your show up in game. In game seven, somebody's mentioning the Kobe jersey saying the Lakers need to play in the Kobe jerseys every single game. I saw and I can't confirm this. I saw somebody talking about on Twitter though. And so I'm going to put this in the category of a room right now, but it was that the Lakers will be wearing the mama jerseys for the next game. Beautiful. I would love I think after that last performance. I mean it should Inspire them and I think it does inspire them and inspires us and and they look good. So I mean all those are all winds that are so hopefully absolutely absolutely let's wear them. All right Chris. Are you ready for the Master Lock of the night? I think I'm ready for the master Wok of the night. All right, here we go guys. We're going to get into the Master Lock of the night off off. All right, Chris, who is it? That is getting put into the Master Lock tonight. All right. So Travis was a very difficult decision. I literally didn't come up with this decision until the last maybe fifteen minutes or so on the show and I do want to preface this by saying this guy the guy who gets the master. Log of the night is someone who's done great for us this season. I he was not I don't even know if he was our second choice, but maybe our third choice as a coach. Yep, the Master Lock of the night is going to go to our great coach again. Let me preface. This has a great deal of you. But either way we're giving the Master Lock of the night to Frank Vogel because of well, I mean, you know, when you you you kind of really shed light into it when Volvo decided to give so much responsibility to run off after coming back after four months when you saw LeBron Space and the fourth quarter being frustrated with the spacing and how they were able to pack up the paint. I just feel like Frank Vogel needs to get the master lock into a job. But I do also think that he will respond to the max a log of the Night by coming around in the next game and making the proper adjustments and leading us to a victory. Once he regains Consciousness off. Yeah, exactly is going to get rag-dolled like like okay like if you were putting the master lock on Dwight or something at least like it's a it's a contest there, right? But old man that that is going to be that's going to be devastating but I will say that our chat agrees with you as soon as we started the segment all the way down Vogel Vogel Vogel Vogel, all of the answers wanted to put his language and I knew you'd agree with me. Yeah, they're they're they're like the way they felt like the way to go tonight. Yeah. I mean like I mean, honestly there was so much wrong with tonight. I didn't know where to go with this at first, but it really kind of came clear to me within this last half hour or so. So there it is. There. It is Master Lock of the night going to Frank Vogel. Sorry coach, it's your first one of the Season hopefully, Franklinville, New Jersey. Can't put any more mass. Like I hope next game we can throw it a Master Lock to somebody on the Rockets but I felt like the Lakers I knew going into this that the liquor shot themselves in the foot so much tonight that it was going to happen after you just going to have to go to the Los Angeles Lakers, which is unfortunate. Hopefully next game that will change. All right, Chris. Oh, somebody say we missed Jason Kidd tonight don't hear a lot of that. Jason Kidd actually has back spasms now, I think somehow Rajon Rondo just mystically transferred his back spasms over to Jason Kidd because now kid has back spasms that are so bad. He can't even sit on the bench for the game, but not saying that to disparage him at all basket back spasms are not not fun can be really difficult. So hopefully he gets well soon and can help the Lakers out from the bench. All right, Chris. Let's wrap things up there any final thoughts for the night. Well, I mean just real quick outside of the Lakers. Is there anything I mean, we know the Clippers dominated their match up yesterday. So that's more more news to be unhappy. We already talked about the Box being down 3-0 which is shocking a first seat down to Miami. Jimmy Butler is having his way over there. And then what's the other matchup now the song something happened to the Celtics yesterday. I did not see em all losing losing on a three-pointer at the buzzer with with point five seconds left on the clock. OG anunoby wage is it that was much much better than seeing the Celtics go up 300. That's for sure. Anytime Boston loses. That was like my one Saving Grace the Clippers got the Clippers like they dominated no question. They they destroyed the Nuggets rolled right over them. But at least Boston law lost that was a silver lining to yesterday's match. Yeah. I got it this I I gotta disagree with this only because I'm because there's part of me right now that if everything if the stars align and everything falls, right that is kind of rooting for a Lakers Celtics match up now. I didn't think it was going to happen in Toronto Raptors. Is were actually might pick because they were playing so well, they look like such a well load my machine like my whole playoff bracket is just gone to, he'll now but you know, I I don't want to see the Celtics win the championship obviously, but I'm just thinking if you know, it would be something special to see the Lakers and Celtics in a finals matchup this year and I didn't you know, I didn't think it's possible. But the more this is going on, cuz if you know the heat are going to progress and then it looks like the Celtics are I feel like the Celtics are going to beat the heat and you know, hopefully the Lakers take care of their business and we have an epic showdown this seem to finish it off. So we'll see that would I don't remember what you put on that but it's just something that I've you know with you watch the playoff picture unfold and you're like well, what are the possibilities for matchups going forward and we know we're destined to take on the Clippers, you know, knock on wood that we don't see many more games like tonight with the Rockets obviously and then you know, where would it go from? There is the question that way Would be pretty epic but could you imagine if that was like we've been talking all along about how the Lakers kind of Drew the Short Straw with their playoff path right getting the Blazers and round one and now the rockets and round two, I would much rather have the Denver Nuggets or Utah Jazz and they got the Houston Rockets the worst team that they match up with and then the Clippers in the Western Conference. Imagine that imagine if we went Blazers Rockets Clippers Celtic, that's a red square. Did you like and Bucks was was bad enough, right, but they played Celtics the emotion behind that. Yeah, that would definitely be it would be epic as long as the Lakers won. It would also be much much more painful like even more painful if the Lakers lost a long got to the finals and lost to the Celtics. So that would be the part that would be nervous for me. But especially if they lost to like Jayson Tatum not blowing up with Lakers could have drafted him. And anyway, that is a whole other Rabbit Hole to go down. All right, we've got a few comments in here last ones people are saying that the Lakers have to show up Sunday or else they're in trouble. Yeah. Yep. Seven game series, but you definitely don't want to go down though, too. So, let's see what the Lakers can do on Sunday. All right, Chris man. Thanks so much for for joining me. Glad that you've been able to return to the ring and you'll do this again on Sunday. That's cool. 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Lagos Govt To Shut Third Mainland Bridge For Repairs

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Lagos Govt To Shut Third Mainland Bridge For Repairs

"She all listening to the news office hour on Africa Business Radio. The Lagos State government will shots the a decorated energy access of the third Mainland bridge for the second round of rebirth as the Ministry of Transportation. The statement issued on Wednesday said the closure will take place and Friday at midnight the statement read that the move is in furtherance of the partial closure of the third Mainland bridge occasioned by the ongoing first space Rehabilitation words nearing completion. It started for the latest a government has announced that there will be a total closure of the articulated Dentistry section of the bridge but the second time from Midnight of Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st, November 2020. And that was the news at this time on Africa Business Radio Shack can continue to listen life online at w w w dot Africa business radio.com or our mobile app. I am Rachel she gender. Thank you for listening.

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Here Comes the Second Round of Public Impeachment Hearings 2019-11-19

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Here Comes the Second Round of Public Impeachment Hearings 2019-11-19

"WNYC studios is supported by Duckman spader a national litigation firm advising companies and business disputes internal investigations and commercial matters. When the lawyer you choose choose matters most online at Zuckerman dot com it's the takeaway for November nineteenth? I'm Tansy Vega for seven you testified in your deposition that you did not know the whistle blower ranking member. Lieutenant Colonel Please Lieutenant Colonel Women. You testified it's a major day impeachment hearings. It will walk you through the testimony also on the show a proposed. EPA rule change could overhaul what research the agency takes into account at creating public health regulations. The limits that we use for clean air clean water it can undermine all of those and documents obtained by The New York Times shed New Light on China's mass detention uh of Muslim minorities. It becomes clear when you see the documents that the authorities are quite aware of how this program affects families takes parents away from children and it causes quite a lot of devastation families that people in camps lots to get to so. Let's get rolling. WNYC's Room Bengal starts us off with an impeachment hearing update. Hey Tanzi now there is a lot to get to from today's public hearings. And I have Jimmy Floyd legal editor and host of all things considered. I'd WNYC here with me in the studio radio to go through what we learn so far. Hi Jamie Hey Ron. So this morning's hearings opened with the pretty forceful statement from Lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Zondervan men about President. Trump's July twenty fifth phone call with Ukrainian President Zelinski. Here's what he had to say. It is improper for the president of the United States to demand and a foreign government investigate a US citizen and a political opponent considering WTN's role as a Ukraine expert on the National Security Council Jamie. How a significant was that opening statement from him? I think that the Lieutenant Colonel Thusfar own has been the most significant witness. We've seen. His opening statement was incredibly powerful He was direct his facts. Were compelling these witnesses. We've seen today and that we will see this week. Are The witnesses with direct knowledge of the phone. Call the infamous July twenty fifth phone. Call the witnesses we saw last week. We're setting the stage but ask the White House has pointed out over and over again They did not have direct knowledge. They were laying the groundwork if you will For Adam Schiff who chairs this committee. The median is a former prosecutor. So he knows how to set the scene set up a case but these witnesses and then men in particular was on the call. Many many people were on the call and that is not unusual rune But he was on the call. He's a Ukraine expert. He's a purple heart hero and a statement eight-minute room. He ends with turning to his father who was a refugee from Russia of all places who brought his three sons and his wife to the United Lighted states all three sons serve in the US military and he says dad. Thank you for making a courageous decision to come here forty years ago do not worry I will be safe. I'm telling the truth. So his opening statement incredibly powerful on the facts and incredibly powerful for who he is as a person as a citizen and as a witness we also heard from Jennifer Williams is a national security aide to vice president. Mike Pence. Here's what she had to say about the July twenty fifth call in her opening statement during my closed-door deposition members of the committee asked about my personal views and whether other I had any concerns about the July twenty fifth call as I testified. Then I found the July twenty fifth phone call unusual because in contrast to other presidential calls I I had observed it involved discussion of what appeared to be a domestic political matter so she says the call is unusual. Yeah what else stood out to you. But her opening state okay. Much was made of the fact that she's detailed to vice president pence and essentially so as Vincent. But that's how the White House works. Aroon I worked there and listening today more more than last week because I was never informed service but I was in the White House a lot of years ago in the Clinton administration but I was detailed from Vice President Gore's office office to Hillary Clinton's healthcare warm. That is how it works. People are shifted all around according to their expertise. This woman is an expert expert in certain areas. She's essentially a public servant as well a foreign service professional with a very heft. She's not a his administrative straight assistant. She is advising him in certain areas related to Ukraine essentially and some other parts of that region and so she being detailed to him doesn't take away from her extreme expertise in this area and so we should make anything of that though they they did. TRY TO She listened listened in on the call. She wasn't as aggressive in reporting it as Lieutenant Colonel Vintimille did to the NFC but she did note that she was concerned because she listened in on a dozen other calls as is normal for someone in her position and had never heard anything like this before and her expertise counseled. I think something is not right here. So let's talk about policy. How does policy come up in today's proceedings? Well it it comes up almost most immediately. I mean when Lieutenant Colonel Testifies he says I was immediately. He doesn't use the word outrage but I immediately knew this was wrong because it was improper for the president to demand is the word he used that a foreign power investigate a political opponent it was was a partisan play it undermined our Ukraine policy which he was working on and was an expert in in undermined our national security already and that is why he did report it and he went to the NFC attorney. John Eisenberg so those are the reasons and Ukraine policy was central to his concer- her the stated Ukraine policy and other Republicans will say well. That's the Ukraine policy as you saw it. President trump had a different policy in mind right but if we have a stated policy that our entire national security community is working on the back channel policy. You really can't be something else. And that's what this impeachment inquiry is going to root out. You use the word demand which he himself yes. This was the The subject of I guess if some discussion demand versus favor and Republicans will I think trying to sort of parse out the difference between one and the other takes there. How did he interpret? What he saw is the president's use of the word favor as in fact a demand well he said that I am from a military background As he sat there in his dress blues and he said I saw it as a demand because there is chain of command here. The president is a more powerful person with something critically important to offer and when he asks in quotes oats For a favor. It's essentially a demand if you want that aid if you want those missiles if you want that meeting so there's an and understanding Says Lieutenant Colonel Vind men and that understanding is essentially a demand at one point during the hearing Republican Devin Nunez ranking member of the House. Intelligence Committee questioned Lieutenant Colonel Vehement about a member of the intelligence community who vin men talked to about the July twenty fifth phone call and House intelligence chairman. Adam Schiff cut in to warn Nunez against trying to out the whistle blower. Let's hear that exchange What as you know the intelligence community has seventeen different agencies? What agency was this individual from if I could interject here? We don't want to use these proceedings. It's our time and Jaryl we need to protect the whistle blower. If we we stop I WANNA make sure that there's no effort to out the whistleblower Through the proceedings if the witness as a good faith belief that this may reveal the identity of the whistle blower That is not the purpose that we are here for and I want to advise The what's accordingly right so this is a really important exchange heart of what's happening. The entire proceedings were launched because one person the the unnamed whistleblower came forward. And now here we are. How does this play to you? This happened several times today. The effort to tie Benjamin to the whistle blower the effort to bring the whistle blowers presence into this proceeding. In fact before we even get two vitamins. Testimony Devon noon is in his opening statement. The ranking member of the Republican Party in the committee spent a good part of his his opening statement attacking the media fascinating to me But then attacking the whistleblower and the media for protecting the whistle blower. And then getting back into the Ukraine crane meddling theory conspiracy theory Unproven and the Biden storyline trying to shift everybody's focus back to President President trump's theory that Biden and his son should be investigated so he spent a good portion of his opening statement on this whistle blower and then when Adminis- testifying is suggesting that vitamin some in this conversation. He's had may have been with this unknown whistle blower and several times To My camp by my count out. Adam Schiff jump San and asserts protection of the whistle blower. This is critically important for a number of reasons yes. The whistleblower launched this investigation but also also ruined protections for whistleblowers federal whistle. Blowers are not what they need to be. The need to protect this. Whistle blower is critically important. And there really is no need at this point to hear from the whistle blower because we have a long list of witnesses. Who can attest to the information that the whistle blower initially provided? And it's also. It's a bit of a red herring. I believe this is my legal analysis. That the Republicans are putting out there to distract us from key witnesses who were on the call? The whistle blower told us about the call but now we have the witnesses who are willing to come forward under subpoena and were there. They were in the room where where it happened once again. We saw Republican Line of Defense as sought to shift the focus of the hearings onto both the debunked theory surrounding Ukrainian plot. Aw disrupt the two thousand sixteen elections and also the role of Hunter Biden on the board of Barack Obama. Were they successful in advancing this agenda and well you know it depends on who you ask right. I mean my twitter feeds blowing up with all perspectives thirty percent are solidly with trump and there is nothing you are going to say to shift them off these theories. These fairly debunked conspiracy theories about Ukraine and Hunter Biden and and Joe Biden thirty percent percent are fully immersed in the democratic pursuit of impeachment. And everybody else I don't know. Are they catching fire with what's happening or are they paying being attention. What's happening? Are Folks realizing that this is a moment of American history that they need to walk into. I certainly hope so but I don't know but I will say this. I don't think Hunter Biden should have been in Ukraine. I if he been my son I would a yanked him back over here adult or no but that has very little to do with. Joe Biden Joe Biden was doing something completely different and following. US policy and European Union policy in recalling or actually ousting the prosecutor who was fired tired. And it's a very complicated story. It's hard for busy working Americans or anyone to dial into that story but it now is irrelevant. It's irrelevant room because the question now is what did president trump do. Even if Joe Biden had done something wrong even if he had which he hasn't the sitting president cannot leverage pressure on a foreign government to investigate it. That is not legal. He's done something wrong if it can be proved he did that. And the witnesses are starting to come forward who were on the call and heard it so whatever was going on in Ukraine. That call is problematic and very likely grounds for impeachment. Jamie Floyd is legal editor and host of all things considered WNYC. Thanks so much Jamie. Thank thank you a room at the heart of the House. Democrats impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. There are questions surrounding a military aid package to Ukraine the was eventually delivered in September but various testimonies from government officials continued to revealed widespread concern that this aid was being improperly withheld by the White House for months prior and while President trump allegedly sought to leverage the say to help his political fortunes for Ukrainian President Below d'humieres Alinsky. The stakes were much higher. Ukraine has been in an ongoing war with Russia since two thousand fourteen and despite Dolinsky goal to de escalate that conflict the toll of war can be measured measured in Ukrainian lives lost on the battlefield every week here with us for more on this. Ukrainian perspective is Dina Janko. It's a fellow at the Wilson Center Nina. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. Remind US Again why is our Ukraine and Russia fighting and have been since two thousand fourteen so You may remember after the so chee. Winter Olympics in two thousand fourteen as those Olympics for shutting down in the world's attention was elsewhere Vladimir Putin slipped his troops into the Crimean Peninsula which is part of Ukraine and illegally annexed that territory ongoing throughout all of this was months-long months-long protests in Ukraine. After the then President Viktor Yanukovych decided to pursue further integration with Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union instead out of the European Union which he had promised the people of Ukraine and then in the summer of twenty fourteen we saw esscalation in Ukraine's eastern region. The Donbass where Russian military Harry vehicles russian-sponsored fighters were crossing into Ukraine and taking thousands and thousands of lives. And as you said today the death toll stands at at least thirteen thousand thousand Ukrainians that have lost their lives defending their sovereignty and territorial integrity so far in the impeachment inquiry hearings here in the United States and the public hearings. We've heard some testimony about People who have gone to the front lines of this conflict. What is it like at the frontlines right now? So I've actually never. I've been there myself because as a as an American especially as one on a US exchange program. As I was. When I was on a fulbright there we were disallowed from going? But it's a dangerous interest place. There has been a de-escalation recently because the new president Volodymyr Lonski ran on a promise of ending the war in Ukraine. But still as as you mentioned people are dying every week area is still heavily mined. The people who are suffering most at the front lines are the very very young and very old who have been unable able to leave the area of the contact line because they don't really have another option and so we're losing not only at soldiers on both both sides of the conflict but ordinary people and those are the people who are suffering the most as their their services on both sides have been cut off They're unable to receive their pensions. They're out of work and they're not receiving things like electricity and clean water. We've been hearing a lot about the aid I wanted to take the segment The opportunity in in this segment to remind people what this aid is four Can you tell us Nina what how dependent on this aid is Ukraine in this conflict. And what does is this age generally get used towards sure so there's a lot of different types of aid that go to Ukraine and certainly that has been on the uptick since twenty fourteen There is this military aid. which is what we're focused on amid the impeachment inquiry which amounts to about five percent of the Ukrainian military budget every year? There's also so am the purchase of Javelin anti-tank missiles by the Ukrainian government which the Obama Administration very famously refused to sell Ukraine but the trump administration dot com relented and and and did sell Ukraine. Those actually I would say are more of a rhetorical form of support showing Ukraine that the United States has their back and showing to Russia. Basically that you can't just unilaterally change the borders of a sovereign nation for the first time since World War Two without without consequences consequences and then we also give a lot of democratic support through organizations like the National Endowment for Democracy National Democratic Institute Dude International Republican Institute which are focused on rule of law and civil society issues bringing Ukraine back toward the democratic. Fold which it has been trying to kind of walk that path of democracy building for the past thirty years. But the thing that I think is important to underline. Is that all of these efforts. All of these foreign policy efforts not only for the past five years but the past thirty since Ukrainian independence have been undermined by this withholding of aid. Even though it's been released the rhetorical support that it has given seven Ukrainian government as it faces Russian aggression as Alinsky heads into negotiations with Putin on December ninth. All of that is undermined by the fact to that. It seems to have been withheld for political purposes We do know that at least allegedly What something that's come up in testimony is that the president trump has said he? He really didn't care I'm paraphrasing here about what happened. In Ukraine. He was more concerned again. Allegedly with investigating Joe Biden national security officials say at the US the US. National Security is tied to Ukraine success. Here talk a little bit more about what that meant what message that could send to Ukraine and other vulnerable we'll nations who were backed by the US. I think that point was made very eloquently by Bill Taylor during his testimony last week he said you know. This isn't just a conflict. That's far are far away. This sends a message not only to Russia that this sort of interference can happen. No matter what country they're operating in but it sends A message to other aggressive nations. Who might have the idea that they can unilaterally change borders and US aggression to influence other nations and that that is very much against American ideals not only in the foreign policy sense but democratic ideals? We believe that you know nations have a right to self-determination and that is at at the very core of of this issue here and certainly I think our credibility As as the United States has been undermined on the international stage as well and I think Marie Ivanovich is testimony really spoke to that. How can our diplomats who are supposed to be? The emissaries of the president know that their word is going to be taken Dan. You know seriously when we are sending our diplomats home essentially for political purposes and. I don't think there's any other any other narrative out there that has any credibility about why ambassador Uganda which was sent home. So now we have this opportunity for shadowy figures who want to influence American policies To be running kind of shadow diplomacy as we've seen we've seen how easy that is to unseat an American ambassador and to change American foreign policy toward a a nation which we were supporting for the past thirty years? Nina Janko with is a fellow at the Wilson Center. Thanks for joining us. Nina thanks for having me xena opera. Hasn't new champion team. And it's a podcast. I'm Wayans hosted Aria Code in each episode. We breakdown one song from an opera. So you can hear the fresh ears with top singers Tosca and some unexpected guests. I played in the NFL now on the New York Times Calls Code Luminous The New Yorker says it's superb on every level. I think you're gonNA liked to experience. Fantastic listen to Ari coat the new season at Rei Co dot org or wherever you get your podcasts. The EPA wants to adopt a new rule that would limit the scientific and medical goal research. The government uses for public health regulations. Proponents of the rules say it would increase transparency by requiring scientists to disclose raw data including looting confidential medical records but the rule has also gotten a lot of pushback including from scientists and the medical community. They argue that it would severely limit the contributions ends of science to lawmaking and allow legislators to Cherry pick which studies to include in their regulations. Here's Dr Mary. Rice Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School expressing her concerns last week at a house. Hearing on the proposed rule. Change are major objection to this proposal. Is that by. Excluding studies whose underlying data cannot be shared with the public it would effectively block. EPA from considering critical studies that involve real people living in the real world. I sat down with Kendrick Lewis a climate reporter for the The New York Times to find out exactly what this proposed rule would do. So the new rule has called. The new proposed rule is called strengthening transparency and regulatory science CI- and basically what they're saying is they required all scientists to disclose all of the raw data that goes into the scientific studies. Help us it's a make environmental rules. So for example there's a a lead limit in water of fifteen micrograms per liter. That's a really tiny amount. Wise it fifty micrograms. It's because there's been a bunch of studies over the years often people that figured out that like above that level you start seeing health effects and people all. These studies are using people's private health information. So they don't disclose a lot of things and you know. Would you want your private information disclosed. Just in the interest of the government making studies now and so absent that private information the government saying that those studies that are done using people's private information won't be allowed to be factored into making these environmental health decisions but the problem is is that they're like no studies that don't have that kind of private information mm-hmm I was just GonNa say isn't that how science is conducted generally like where we don't name the people but we take information and have it at the aggregate and then present our findings yes generally has science is done and there's another kind of pernicious level which is there some studies where communities have been accidentally poisoned and as a condition of legal settlement they get health monitoring and so in those cases the only studies that we have are based on people within this community. So even if you like redact doc their name if you like leave sort of the information that is important from a scientific perspective like their age or their gender. It's pretty easy to figure out who you're talking about in that community any. What are some of the arguments Or the motives. Would you say of the people who support this legislation and and we know. This isn't a new rule. This has been around for a while. I talk a little bit about the history in a minute. But what's the argument in favor of this legislation they're saying that essentially full transparency. That because we you don't have all of these extra details. We can't really know that we can't repeat it. We can't replicate it right. We can't river on the analysis out the scientists did but the pushback against that argument is basically. We're never rivera pretty much. Never Making Lee Studies on the strength of a single study. So it's not like one study says outlet in water is is bad at you. There are hundreds of studies thousands of studies at this point that lead in water is bad for you and so at that point. It's like well. What are you really trying to get at and as you mentioned? This isn't the first time administration has sort of floated this role. They've done it before I think in eighteen. They floated a version of this rule. But the big difference between this one and that one is this this one might retroactively applied to public health regulations already in place and so the limits that we use for clean air clean water it can undermine all of those country would disc give Industry Whether that's the oil and gas industry for example the opportunity to weigh in or the opportunity to push back on studies. He's if there's a lack of what they consider transparent data Yeah it would actually undermine at pretty much all of the limits that were have been set to date it really. What's at stake here more? Broadly clean air clean water. I don't want to be flip about saying That what's at stake clean air clean water and kind of moving past that I mean. That's a very serious areas thing to say Remind us again how the EPA what their involvement is with setting standards for clean air and clean water. They look at all the literature and then they sat sort of like a minimum standard which is like how much in this case can be allowed in the water. How much can be allowed in the soil if a kid is playing it? How much can it be allowed in soil? Generally and the expectation dictation is at above this level. You'RE GONNA start getting really serious health effects and people so they did like minimum safe standard anything above this might be harmful to people Kendra. pierre-louis is a climate reporter for the New York Times Kanter. Thanks so much. Thank you for having me. The strengthening transparency and regulatory science rule is awaiting approval from from the Office of Management and Budget and approval is granted a thirty day public comment period would take place. Aw I everyone I'm Tanzania Vega and this is the takeaway over the weekend and investigation from the New York Times provided a new insight into China's mass detention of as many as a million liters kazaks and other ethnic minorities in the western region of Xinjiang. An anonymous member of the Chinese political establishment leaked more than four hundred pages of documents to the Times including internal speeches from President Xi Jinping that shed light on the origins origins and execution of China's growing network of internment camps. It's one of the most significant leaks in decades from the notoriously secretive Chinese government. And here to tell us about is Austin Ramsey Hong Kong correspondent for the New York Times and one of the journalists behind this new reporting Austin. Thanks for being with us. Thank you tenzin. You received saved hundreds of pages of documents that shed light on China's detention of minority groups Incheon. Jiang what did we learn. That was new here here. I think one of the most significant things about the documents is that it shows the gap between the way these camps are portrayed to the public blick to the rest of the world by the government and the way the authorities discussed the camps among themselves. And there's A. There's a pretty stark difference difference. The government describes these camps as sort of a mile education programs where people go to learn Chinese language wjr and learn about the law in learn job skills that will help them improve their lives but what they described the way they described them in the in the documents are forms forms of punishment and it becomes very clear when you see the documents that the authorities are quite aware of how this program affects families takes parents away from children. Run leads people. Without bodies to plant crops sort to earn money and causes quite a lot of devastation. Tiffany's that our people in the camps. Do we know how many people are being detained. And what are the conditions of their detainment. We don't know the exact number of people who are in the camps there no numbers in these documents and it appears to be one of the more closely guarded guarded secrets. In these camps there have been estimates of a million or more based on things like satellite photos and tender tender documents For the construction of camps and things like that and there've been a range of scholars who who have come up with these estimates the conditions there have have been a few sort of visits for for journalists. May sort of see you model camp. That seems almost like a sort of boarding school or or something like that but we have interviewed people that have described bery difficult conditions or they might not have enough food or might have food withheld for punishment or they might be beaten particularly in the the first periods that they're in the camps and people described him as very difficult places to spend long periods of time. What do we know about the person or people who who leaked these documents? The documents were leaked by a member of the Chinese political establishment who wanted the leadership to be held accountable for the decisions made In terms of these programs and that was one of the most interesting things to us in addition to that person the documents themselves also describe a couple of officials who were punished for not fully executing the Detention Program there was one official. Who had twenty thousand people putting camps and then let seven thousand of them out sort of on his own in? These officials aren't sort of human rights champions by any means. These are local Shizhong officials who have been carrying out crackdown throughout their career. But they seem to that feel that this particular. Crackdown went too. Far would exacerbate tensions in the long run and would prevent them from reaching their economic mkx targets that they needed to get promotions elsewhere. Your reporting also found that president. She looked to the United States. Post nine eleven policies when shaping some of these His government's approaches to the weaker population. Help US understand that connection. He described that sort of in terms of the way after nine eleven that the population in the US sort of mobilized to monitor things that were happening around them and and he's the term from Chinese History People's war this idea like organizing the population to to carry something out and he said you know we should be good at the sort of organizing the populace. And it's it's a way of sort of everybody watching each other I think was sort of how he was describing it. And that's what he was looking for. Sort of a higher vigilance of of neighbors watching neighbors to look for anything suspicious us do we know whether or not the United States government has had a chance to Look at this. I'm sure they are aware of the the existence of these camps but has there been any movement from the federal government here. On how or weather to intervene I know there. There's been some discussion and criticism from the State Department and several congressmen. congresswomen presidential candidates throws there's also been Discussion of abusing Magnitski act powers to to punish official to target officials who are involved in these camps but to my knowledge college that I don't think there's been any action taken yet on. That front has the Chinese government. Responded to what you published in The New York Times they have have Initially the first response came from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and did not challenge the authenticity entity of the documents but they said that we sort of misinterpreted the camps. And what they're to do. And the conditions in them later the The Xinjiang regional governments and also some Chinese ambassador in the UK did describe this as as fake news and also said that we misinterpreted the camps us. And do we know whether or not there have been any deaths so far in these camps and there have Are Those numbers increasing. We know anecdotally that there are deaths in in the camps. We've we hear from people who have a family members there Particularly members of the weaker and Kazakh exile communities abroad who who have reported about deaths of family members but but it is. It's very hard to say if those numbers are going up or down or or or even what they are. I think it's important to point out that from everything we need. They don't appear to be death camps. That's not the purpose here That it's not meant to wipe out a population it but it does seem that. There may be instances where people have not received. Maybe the medical treatment they need or the sort. Harshness of these conditions on an older person could exacerbate conditions that they already have things like that so it is possible that there is a higher death rate. But we just don't know Alison Ramsay is Hong Kong correspondent for the New York Times US and thanks for joining us. Thank you and now. We're going to switch gears and talk about the response from the International. Oh community including the United States with me now is Louis Charbonneau. United Nations director at Human Rights. Watch thanks for joining US Louis. Thanks for having me. So we just heard a pretty Intense report from the New York Times based on hundreds of pages of leaked documents regarding these camps. What has has been the international reaction to these conditions? So far what we've seen in recent months has been a kind of escalation of Outrage I would say and revulsion about the information that's been coming out. We've been doing a lot of research at Human Rights Watch on on these detention centers so called re education vocational training camps. And I think that initially there was. It's a lot of skepticism about whether the claims were true. I mean to say that over a million Turkic. Muslims have been detained in camps which some people liken them to concentration camps. It's a bit hard to believed in the twenty first century but the fact is is that there's more and more information that these are not some wild claims. This is actually happening and it's happening on a massive scale hill. It's a kind of extremely creepy Orwellian program that the Chinese government has undertaken to alter the identity eh of an entire population in Xinjiang so now people are realizing that this is true and what is particularly disturbing. The documents documents that the New York Times came up with is that this is systematic. This is something that has been planned. It's being driven at the highest levels of the Chinese government. Xi Jinping himself is pushing this demanding. No mercy these documents weren't a surprise but they really show that this is a plan that has been worked out in great detail and all of the denials that the Chinese the government has been putting out into the public domain in recent months are simply hard to take seriously what we have not seen unfortunately unfortunately from the international community is a kind of overwhelming response to pressure the Chinese government to stop this. There are a lot of countries that consider what Beijing is doing in Xinjiang. Be Wrong but most of them are saying it. I feel like there's a a lot of talking around this and not a lot of action and I'm curious about whether or not the United States in particular the trump administration has had any specific policy policy towards these camps or towards its relationship with China writ large. We know that the trump administration has been at odds with China if you will when it comes to trade policy have they said anything specific about these detention camps yes. The trump administration has actually been pretty energetic. Nick on this issue. It's one of a small number of countries that have been the most outspoken the US Germany and Turkey. Not they've been pressing the United Nations to speak out about this. They've been raising the issue regularly. Of course there's there's a lot of skepticism about the US position on China. As you quite rightly flag I mean. Let's face it when it comes to human. I've been writes. The trump administration is fighting an uphill battle when it comes to credibility. They're saying the right things about the Turkic Muslims. Mainly Leaguers in Xinjiang but this is an administration that implemented the Muslim ban. Many people have difficulty reconciling the fact that in administration that was pushing the Muslim ban is talking about this but they are doing it. It's something that we welcome. We would liked to see the trump administration being more principled on other human rights issues but they are saying many of the right things here am curious about whether or not that talk is extending to countries that are predominantly Muslim as well as this is the population. That's really been targeted here in China. Are we hearing anything from Muslim. Muslim-majority countries. Unfortunately we're not hearing very much from Muslim majority countries. What we've seen is that they've been largely subsequent or even worse the Organization for Islamic Cooperation? Though I see has actually come out and hadn't praised China for its treatment of Muslims and specifically for what it's doing in Jhang now individual countries when you talk with Turkish officials for example. They say that they were extremely disappointed. By the failure of Muslim countries. As a group group to come together to condemn. What's going on in Xinjiang? But you'll notice that actually Turkey which has been so outspoken for for a very long time on this issue. They've actually toned down their criticism of China. China has threatened retaliation against the country's economic comic retaliation they have made no bones about it particularly with Turkey. They said publicly if you WANNA go on criticizing US then. You're we're going to pay a price that severe price economically. I think a lot of countries have heard this and they're afraid to speak out. Is that something. That you're seeing writ large which In terms of the talk or the rhetoric around the weaker detention camps but not a lot of firm policy is the fear of economic retribution. Really part of what's happening here. I don't think that the United States necessarily is being driven on this issue but for the vast majority of countries in the world world economics play a key role in this issue and their decision to keep silent At the same time China is not just an economic power. It's increasingly recently a diplomatic power. It's a permanent member of the UN Security Council with a veto so a lot of countries don't want to cross China. We've seen a very good example of the kind of Disappointing rhetoric from the international community is the UN Secretary General Antonio Gouda Dash Rush. He has been very reluctant to speak out about this issue. And we've seen the reaction of his spokesman yesterday when asked about the New York Times documents. They had a very unfortunate commented which they said that they would like all countries to comply with human writes in the context of counter terrorism. And frankly it would be better if they didn't say anything because by talking about human rights in the context of counterterrorism terrorism. They're just reinforcing the Chinese narrative that this is all about fighting terrorists. It's very unfortunate that the United Nations is saying these kinds kinds of things but the fact is the. US is pulling out of the United Nations. So China is increasingly playing an important role roll diplomatically at U N headquarters in New York. That's a fact. And so I guess that the secretary general wants to do everything he can to avoid avoid upsetting Beijing despite the fact that these are could be considered a pretty severe human rights violations. Louis we're going to have to leave it there it but I appreciate your time Louis. Charbonneau is the United Nations director at Human Rights. 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Buy Low, Sell High; Panthers-Texans; Fantasy Cops (09/22 Fantasy Football Podcast)

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Buy Low, Sell High; Panthers-Texans; Fantasy Cops (09/22 Fantasy Football Podcast)

"This is fantasy football today from cbs. Sports it's time to dominate your fantasy league law. Here's some combination of adam. Dave jamie heath welcome to fantasy football today worried about any first or second round knicks or are they all buy lowes. We've got plenty of questions about ezekiel elliott. So we'll get plenty of answers back guys. I have uncovered the secret behind. Why tony pollard has been better than ezekiel elliott. Did an intense film review this morning. I'm gonna blow your mind with my football smarts. Get ready for that. I wanna i wanna make a trade on the air today too. I think we're gonna enough leaks together. I wanna trade with shrager. I was gonna make up a trade offer last night. But let's do it out of the air so you guys ready to have some fun of trades today. I'm ready to trade every day. Yeah good bring my lunch to work every day. I'm like who wants this healthy. You know turkey deli meat. Nothing added no salt added. No brad no nothing for you. Know the slice of pizza or for cheeseburger knowns ready to trade with me then. But i'm ready to listen quick. Quick word of advice deli. Meat not healthy. No matter what look this is Benz roster through the ed by roster. I want to trade. Tom brady for jalen hurts. Ben what else will you give me in addition to her. It's for tom brady. Adam i like jalen hurts just as much as tom brady. Get this guy off the earthquake dancer dancer you. Who could you add to brady for. Jalen hurts broncos the st. I'm good. I i like her. She's just as much all right. All right i guess. I'm not making that trade anyway guys. I want to get your thoughts. Your your thoughts and we've got a fantasy cops coming on in a little bit as well Somebody's calling out heath for being a terrible fantasy player taking his dynasty. We check that league. I think i accidentally one this week. I'm sorry of so sorry for your win. I also got an email last week. A possibly brilliant trade strategy and tell me what you think about this. You look at your players on your team and thereby weeks you trade those players to fantasy managers who you are playing on those bi weeks so you never have to face them and obviously you'd have to get equal trade value back but you week in your opponents going forward by playing the bye week game. I've never thought about that. And i think it's terrific. It is terrific. That is absolutely something you could start doing. It sounds like a little bit more work though. 'cause i you've got to go to the schedule in your league to see okay. Who do i play in week. Eleven and then you've got to hope that the stars aligned with that team in week. Eleven one my favorite strategy is to trade with teams who are in two or sometimes though in three if they're still paying attention for players that we don't think are going to be good. We three or week four because they know they have to get a win future value. So that's why i was just Kinda going through our leagues and looking for leagues. Where you guys are too. And i'm going to make you some offers on the air won't be fine. Michael thomas is the perfect guy to target. Like at the michael thomas manager is oh into. That's that's an easy guy to go after because they got to win. Now and micheal. Thomas isn't going to help them win. Now yeah. I'm a little nervous. Mike evans this week a using jalen ramsey the same way but if they do decide to use jalen ramsey to shadow mike evans i. That's the problem with evans. When he faces marshon lattimore when he faces tough cornerbacks. he tends to have pretty bad games. So rhonda one right exactly so you know. I'm a little bit worried about him against the rams but then again i just don't know how the rams are gonna play it so that could be somebody that that you go after. I don't. I don't know if people would share the same feelings that i think the rams last week did not give the quote unquote star treatment to michael pittman until pitman had a good like good numbers against them and then in the second half toward the end of the game ramsey was closer to him and i wouldn't say he was directly on amanda man. Well dave i can tell you in week one. They did not do that without robinson. No they did. Not you know what. Allen robinson didn't burn them like pittman did now just a lot markets. That's how he put together week one. Well he's having any names that you could think of of players that we don't expect to have good weeks that you look for an team and say hey gimme this guy. One guy. I was just looking at was deontay johnson He's hurt. he might not even play this week. You would want to probably make this today. 'cause i kinda got the indication. They think he's going to play dante. Johnson's hurt a lot and then ends up playing coming in the game but Deontay johnson is someone. I think any of the offense of players on teams. That are having these quarterback problems right now. That are probably going to be resolved with the next week or two jalen. Waddell i think would be a good one rookies. Rookie wide receivers. Devante williams driver would be a good winston. Yeah vise devante williams great bilo because he's still only getting fifty percent of the carries and we think that's going to change at some point Do we. I've you're talking to someone who i'm over fifty percent devante. I was about to say you're talking to someone who obviously was the big devante williams guy. But i'm just asking for the sake of the listeners. Why do we think that is going to happen. Maybe maybe maybe i'm wrong about devante williams. You might be. But i think you can. You can probably get him for cheaper than wasn't one draft him for right now. Yeah well. that's a good point and also if you want an edge shedding your dfs lineups fantasy football today. Dfs pod brings you all of the dfs insights that you need to dominate dfs. Frank stanford mike maclaurin. Cnn provide cash and gp analysis on tuesdays and thursdays deep diving into pricing and matchups listened to the fantasy football today. Dfs podcast wherever you listen to. F f t all right. Are there any first or second round picks you are genuinely worried about because we could sit here and say oh bilo on calvin ridley and buy low on just aj brown or wherever but are there any first or second round picks that you are not calling a bilo if they're struggling to remember who the I'm looking at adp right now. You want some candidates. Second round picks because clyde edwards was a third round picnic. Technically is what we're calling him. Is that right you tell me. He was twenty seven point nine okay. So that's the third round pick but yes. We should be worried about clyde edwards dealer but he is one that. I'm probably like this happens a lot and we'll happen. Many more times probably. He's probably one that. I might buy one because it seems like the perception has fallen from like number two running back to not even a number three running back while i'm worried about what coaching staff perception is of him. And i understand that. But he's still getting he's like seventh right now. In percentage of teams russia temps. But he's he looks. He might be a trap back. Because daryl williams got the goal line kerry. he's not super super involved in the past game as a little inconsistent Now look last year. He had the most carries on the team inside the five yard line. I think a lot of them came in week one. So i don't wanna give eighty percents of the snaps in the red zone to okay right. So i don't wanna just condemn him to not being the goal line guy. I know what happened on one. Play that williams got in there. But that doesn't mean that that'll continue happening. So what would you be willing to give up. Or how do you value clyde edwards. Either going forward very very similarly to hell i valued him in draft season. I think i have been like running back twenty one and the projections right now and i had 'em running back twenty Coming into the year. I i view like there's a part of it is also that some of the other running backs like no one's emerged. Hardly at all. Except for damian harris. You may be the only guy who's really passed him all that much I value very similarly to james robinson. I value him very similarly to Chase edmunds Running back yeah. I i got a little bit higher than that. In the trade value charities tied for seventeenth in non. Pr is closer to nineteenth in full pr but still a number two fantasy running back and if you wanna trade him off your team i think that's the value gotta expect back in trade and if you're trying to trade forum you should probably aim a little bit lower than that give. What would you give up for a good flex player. That's why you should offer for edwards allaire if you got to add a little bit to it then so be it but he said it running back sucks and so i said i was me. I thought somebody smart said it if you're going to if you're going to try and acquire clyde edwards allaire. You're probably going to need a running back to give back to that manager. Unless they've just they're loaded at running back and they really don't need it but short of that you're going to need to give a running back and something else to guys that can be potential starters for c. h. i. ben williams and and some other garbage on your roster not the way in his garbage baton williams plus garbage for clyde and pull that off. I'm going to need triggers. Help here. I'm gonna do a twitter. Poll i know i'm gonna forget about it you to remind me to check in ten minutes. Who would you rather have rest of season. Npr sterling shepherd or c. h. Make you do see results now. Let's just see what people say sterling. Shepard ac- h. and p. c. of surly shepherd. I think it'd be really good like we. We do some dynasty stuff in the off season. We don't we don't ever do. We don't do enough dynasties of n season. It is a trade show and dynasty trades. Fill much fun. What is sterling shepherds dynasty trade value for a contender. Like if you were a contender and a fourteen team league and you figure you're going to have a pick amongst the last four picks like pick twenty five through twenty eight dynasty league rookie draft. Would you give up your second round. Pick so twenty. Five through twenty eight for sterling shepard. Absolutely would give up the second. Thought you were going to go to first round pick so you would definitely give up a second round. Pick second round. Pick for sterling shepard. I'm doing that right now. I am offering. I'm sending you the offer. Let's do it. I don't know if i need them though. Heath no you just said you would definitely do it. We agreed to a trade in a vacuum. I would do it but you need to look at my team. Yeah come on shepherd for what do you mean. He's probably been better than ever received on your team. Yes but my team has statistically to this point he probably i don't know if he's been better than deandre hopkins. No i've got mc oran. He's probably been better the maclaurin because one of your flex spots right now. Tyler hideous the man all right. I might try. I still might do it. I've got a all right so just to have it out there so the listeners. Now i've got the andrea hopkins terry maclaurin antonio brown my three receivers in my flex spots right. Now are cd. Lamb in tyler higby. Do i really need sterling shepard on top of all that. I don't know. I don't offer his your box. My receivers on the bench or mooney tyler. Boyd and paris campbell. I'm rejecting the deal sterling shavei receiver. I would do it. Besides i'm one in one like you eat. Maybe i'll start tanking eath. Did you need to you need to win this week. I know i'm playing a undefeated. Erling shepherd of your like your number three receiver. This week would not be my number three receiver this week. All right. let's give you guys. That's a good trade though that. Hey it might you. I feel like you could convince you that if my receivers were week that would have worked in a heartbeat. I would've taken it in a heartbeat. all right great. So let me talk about an zeki. Oh elliott. i've i told you i uncovered the secret. What position zack martin. Play right guard or left guard. i'll give you a hint. It's deodorant he. He's old spice. He's the right guard tony. Tony pollard had thirteen carries in week. Two eleven of them went to the right side. Ezekiel elliott had sixteen carries in week. Two three of them went to the rights. I why don't you run behind the all pro right guard. He okay tony power. Did it very smart. Ezekiel elliott did not. That will solve all the problems. You welcome in all seriousness. What actionable fantasy information that gave us. So then let's just get to actual fantasy information. We email kellyn morin. Let him no. but i think he's already got a good idea but it's interesting that they're gonna they're gonna totally set up pollard behind the right side. And not zeke. It's not necessarily a zeke thing that he's running to the left. Listen listen dave i was just. I was just having fun. we don't have to. We don't have to break that that let's just break down. How we feel about ezekiel elliott right now. And you know if you're drafting again. Today is the first round pick. Are you worried that tony powered is going to overtake because people are really worried about this. That polly is going to continue to have a big role. And at the expense of zeke. Who had sixteen carries last week. Everybody but what. What should we be looking for for zeke right now or should we be trying to trade trade him away or trade for him. What do you think. I wouldn't trade him away because it feels like. You're you're selling low but i don't have a great deal of confidence. The zeke is going to be worthy of the top six pick that we took him with If anything i think that last week was less encouraging than week one week one at least had the excuse of the tampa bay run. Defense is jake. You should just pass against them all the time. Last week. they weren't run heavy. They ran more than add more rush attempts than peasants attemps and he had to share half of them with colored I would offer man. It's just like what running back his been. Why we have to trade a number two wide receiver and dame harris. I don't know why. Yeah why and damien harrison. I don't know why could you trade would you. Trade cooper cooper tyler. Lockett for ezekiel elliott. The trae chart says that that's a good deal for you to get zeke. I feel like we've been scared of zeke now for each of two weeks and it's i'm just not sure if i'm going to believe that tony politics gonna keep this up. We've never seen this before from the cowboys were polish. Had that much work in that much success in the same game ezekiel elliott. There's there were two games. Last year were pollard. Had ten touches. Ten carries and zeke was playing and the very next week. He was below ten one time. He was below ten the very next week. And the other time zeke was out impala was the starter and pollard. Had a good game. He had touched on so. I'm not ready to say that it's for sure going to happen. The pollard's going to overtake him. He did look better than zeke. If you ask me but yes there are some questionable things going on with zeke. But that's just the beginning of the warriors for cowboys fantasy if they're able to run the ball with both of these guys and they realize now they've got to run game that's fewer pass attempts for dak prescott. That's dream right now is to take work off of prescott played so he's not throwing that you times a game targeted for. That's a bad johnson. Last week is bad for them for the rest of the season because it encouraged them to do that. Scored twenty points against the chargers yet is not a good offensive. Win all right. Let's quickly here so we can Get to a lot of names. Are you worried about jonathan taylor. You still value in the same way value almost the same way. he's just he's had so many high value opportunities that it's tough to ignore just the results haven't been there and i would imagine that they will eventually be there so he's a perfect by low running back right now saquon barkley feels like everybody's saying the fake ones about ready to break out so i don't know that you can buy low on him. I expect like i would. I would rather have him then. clyde. I think i'd still rather have gibson. I'm not one i'd rather have mixed. I'm not one hundred percent. Sure i'd rather have barked within swift. So i guess he's not a bilo for. I'd rather swift allen. Robinson and the raiders running backs first barklay. Absolutely not i'd rather have sake one shrager just proposed that to me for by saquon barkley. He was going to be robinson. You're trying to get saquon barkley from the eagles fan on the podcast fan. So i'm so yeah everybody. I know some people who are really close with the giants and they've got saquon barkley on their fantasy teams and they're expecting him to break out him week three and i think everybody is i i. I don't think we're hearing anything at least. I hope we don't hear anything this week. About how the giants are still going to try and limit his work but he has progressed. Through the first couple of games there have been very small flashes of him looking like his old self. This is a terrible atlanta defense. I would be really disappointed. If saquon does not come through with a heavy work load. And maybe three or four big plays and touchdown this three things. I'm that's a lot of things right there. Three or four big plays in one game. It's two or two of those things. Then i'll be happy if he gets one or fewer of those things. I'm going to be concerned. It's of like. I feel like it's kinda like najji harris last week with. Oh he'd better have a big game against the raiders are. We're going to be concerned. And he i know. He had a receiving touchdown but didn't have that big of a game. I think i think you've got to be a little concerned. Just because the offense looks bad and the offensive line stinks. People have this image of the giants in their head from thursday night where they played really well. They had very good offensive game but they always do against washington and they better keep this up because if they if they are often sucks like we think it's going to i just i don't know what to expect from berkeley. It's obviously a big wildcard. I'm gonna tell you guys. Last night i created quite a stir on our livestream. I said you're gonna kill me for it. I get it. I would not trade. Tom brady straight up for saquon barkley. A and i. And i'd stand by that i wouldn't do it. You were just saying you wanted to trade. Tom brady to shrager. Yeah do you. You're not going to be able to trade tom. Brady if that's what you're if you're if you wouldn't yup barclay if you've got to aim higher than barkley so here's the thing i think in fantasy football last year this year you pretty. You don't need it okay. There are always exceptions. But i think more or less need an elite quarterback to have an elite team. I don't think you can play the streaming game. I think the elite quarterbacks are just too good now. So i can't leave myself without one really at any cost unless it's a top ten overall player or something like that so i i'm trying to trade. Tom brady to get jalen hurts and something else. That's one thing. But i the comparison. I would make after week to last year. I said hey. Would you trade. Aaron rodgers for josh jacobs or mile sanders knowing this knowing us. I'm sure we all would have said hell. Yeah i'd take that running back that i was drafting. An top fifteen. Or whatever buyer would've yeah right but the highest outcome for barclays probably better than brady but the lowest is much much lower. And i just don't think you should have a bad quarterbacks streaming quarterback on your team. I think you got it. If you're gonna trade a quarterback you gotta make sure you have a top ten guy. You're not playing the streaming game all year. That's my a top. Ten guide is that does not count stafford. I think does because i looked at their schedule. Today it's not that it's got a bunch of easy. Defences got some high scoring games. Seattle arizona. I think it sets up. Pretty well i i'd be okay with that. He's probably the low end of that for tanna hills out. What about meals out for me. Cousins no i know cousins gonna be good but i don't know that he's going to be fantasy championship good so cousins in barclays. Sure i do that. But i think you've got to have. I think there are probably about ten quarterbacks. In my opinion the problem is that. I think even the most die-hard tom brady fan would give up. Brady for saquon fantasy lee. Just add the chance of having that stud running back on his roster. It's different to quarterback. The i actually think that you're not far off in that type of format but in one quarterback league. I think i'd be willing to give up literally any quarterback that i had to get saquon barkley and then play the streaming game in hope that i find success with it which has been proven to be. If you're good at stream quarterbacks a workable strategy over the balance of the fantasy season. Plus you could always trade brady if you just fell into brady for barclay naive sparkling you're streaming quarterback you probably can make another trade to get a decent quarterback to recoup that this week than in within the next two or three weeks so i. I think it's bad strategy to commit to a great quarterback if it's gonna cost you a great running back is saquon barkley. Yeah that's what i hope. We answer on sunday well if we answered on sunday. I'm not sure that we're you know it. Because he does it against atlanta. I'm not sure that he's gonna do it every game right by. I'm sorry adam. Encouraged by a heavy workload in the game i would be encouraged if he gets a bunch of goal line opportunities hopefully scores on one of them. He had that nice big run against washington. What if he has one or two nights. Run to what i say to three or four nights runs against atlanta. Yeah that's what i'm looking for. He gets two of those things. I'm i'm ready to say okay. Saquon good to go. I hope so all right. So i've taken too much time here. Tell me guys just some players that you're looking to buy low well actually before we do that. Stefan calvin really. Aj brown justin jefferson. Decay metcalf off to a bit of a slow start. Are they all what we thought. They were all still second round caliber players second or third round caliber players. Sure because i think locking cup if we were redrafting today i think seeing what we've seen from them for the first two games they make the top thirty five top thirty okay. I think we'd take lock it ahead of decay at this point i think we'd take up ahead of decay lock. It's got a touchdown catches of sixty plus yards. So i don't know but have more fantasy points since the start of twenty nineteen then all before wide receivers. Yeah like he's he's been all that's the thing i think it's very important with both cup and lock it just because they were under drafted and i think we were saying they were under drafted. Don't trade them for low end number one wide receiver value. They are low in number one wide receivers. They've been low in wide receivers for most of the past three seasons. If you're going to trade. Cooper cup or tyler lockett and sell high on them. You need to get top five wide receiver value or you're not selling high. They're both in the top twelve among receivers non. Pr or full p are on the tray. Chart are going to take a quick break when we come back. Dave and jamie are going to give you a bunch of names that you can. David heath are going to give you a bunch of names or sorry that you don't even know who's on the podcasts. All right you could burst. You're saying you're gonna i you're trying get jalen hurts for tom brady. Now you're saying that you'll trade saquon barkley for tom. Brady straight up. And now you're calling eath jamie. Though i call heath dave i called you jamie just to clarify. We'll be right back on football today on this video. This episode is brought to you by fan duel. Football is back and the best bet you can make is downloading the fan duel sportsbook app. It doesn't matter if you're new to gambling or an old pro fan duel has something for everyone and as an official sports betting partner of the nfl. 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Meet frank sample as we you everything you need to know for showdown end the main sleep will bring you the chop stacks leverage place dark throws and much more every tuesday and thursday afternoon. Make sure to follow now on apple. Spotify stitcher google podcasts. And wherever else. Podcasts are found. Everybody fellow with chris and Jacob gibbs here today all right guys. He's once you kick us off who you buying low on. I mentioned clyde if the perception is low enough i think is desperate zaim for running backs in full. Pr i might try to buy. Low on guys. Like mike davis miles gaskin. They're getting a lot of targets at least those running backs that are struggling but at least being used in the passing game. I feel a little bit better in full. Pr about what their possibility might be. I would definitely send bilo offer for stefan digs. Aj brown any of those guys. Josh allen. I assume everybody's cool with him is just off to a slow start. Yes just again. The i'd say the opposite of what. I said about lock and cup about josh allen. We should not have. It's expected him to be as good as he was last year. Don't pay for him like he's going to be as good as he was last year. It was not a fair expectation and and we said that he shouldn't be valued so much differently than the other. Non mahomes top five guys. Kind of trade cuyler josh allen. No no i think i i. I never made the decision. But i'm pretty sure i would have taken over. Alan would you trade. Tom brady for russia. Yes i've got them. tied on. The trade chart allen's top six. He's basically sixth. Dave where your bios justin. Herbert leads the way for me herber and this. I don't know if you follow me on twitter or not at dave richard. It's that i had a mind-blowing. Herbert sat on the f. T. show on tuesday. this is what it was. The chargers have ad six drops and six penalties. That have called back big place on offense if all six of those jobs never happened and if all those penalties never happened. We could do this for every quarterback. But we're just doing it ferber right now. He would have four more touchdowns one hundred seventy five yards and the four touchdowns that he had called back. Those drives ended with non touchdowns field. Goals are turnover. So it's not like he missed. It's not like mike. Williams dropped a touchdown against washington and then. Herbert scored a touchdown. Anyway right. it didn't happen so he really has been playing well. The protection has been great. He's just been let down a little bit. And the most egregious drops have been by mike williams and keenan allen so craziest thing so hopefully those guys get their act together allen especially you never expect to see drops from him and i think herbert is the perfect. I if you're in you've got brady and you can turn brady into saquon barkley or something more realistic like another player. To help your team and you can buy low on herbert. You're making to trades here or maybe. It's maybe it's herbert and something else brady definitely do it. Definitely do it. Great numbers coming for justin. Herbert i do not expect him to be plagued drops in offensive penalties. All your day shrager. That's what you did there that is bid. It's definitely my fault. My fault there recovering for me is your name. I didn't this. Why call them shrager any other bylaws. David you want to get to. And i have a follow up question. I mean at quarterback domino any just your favorites. I agree with heath on gaskin. I think that he's somebody that the dolphins have to give the football to just a little bit more and they've done a good job giving it to him in the passing game. It wouldn't surprise me if line near we saw like seven catch game from miles gaskin along the way. I think he's actually somebody. That's a great bilo. I think johnny williams is a good buy low. I i don't know. If i feel good about saying james robinson is a good bilo. Because he's just still not getting the work but he's looked okay the jacksonville's eventually gonna realize they've got a lean on him even more than they have. This isn't a terrible matchup this week against arizona. Robert woods is a tremendous bilo. They're definitely be fantasy managers that are frustrated with him. alan robinson's. Another one robinson should have had a couple of touchdowns last week against cincinnati. He dropped at least one. There's another one that looks a little sketchy that maybe he dropped. Maybe he didn't drop But again another receiver. That i don't expect drops from. I wonder if you could turn portland sutton bench player in allen robinson on your squad and kill mark andrews. It's tied at. That was my father's day. This is your best if you believe in them. This is your best chance. If you didn't draft a top five tight end this you're going to get one right. Yep absolutely especially if you lucked into rock. 'cause i think you're gonna make the case that gronk has more value than mark andrews right now and close to if not the exact same value as george kettle. What is mark andrews target chair. I don't know if anybody has that handy. I can look. I could do the math for you if you want. Because it's probably a little eighteen percent and that's the official. Believe that i guess he's got it home. He has ten targets on fifty. six pass. Attempts sounds a lot like seventeen percent so fifty six is set it seventeen point eight percent under sold them there. That's not good for him right. He's usually higher than what what's happened through two weeks and like that's why i said i'm basically giving him one more week if it continues for third week then i'm a little bit actually real panicking Sammy watkins. i thought it was a joke. Sammy watkins would take targets from mark. Andrews sammy watkins not only taking targets for mark andrews. He's been very good with those targets. Fifteen for him. Yeah right not great on the team. The surprised by the amount of targets. That markey's brown's had eight per game. So he's it around thirty percent sixteen out of so so so just looking at the stats page throwing fifty six passes but they count fifty four targets the not count throwaways or something like that. Well throwaways not a target right. So is that what it is. So should we be using fifty four instead of fifty six. But i've seen people use both. So markey's brown's got a twenty eight point six percent target share. I think i had him projected for twenty five percent. So it's not a huge increase over what he said but enough. I love markey's brown. He's he's a cell haggai for sure. Maybe you think you wanna wait a week though detroit. You couldn't but if you're getting a good offer firm now if you if you can package him to get robert woods. I think you got to do it. Yeah look at the schedule for the rams. Now look a little bit early to know who's gone. We knew going into the year. The go go for it. I know it's a little bit earlier. No maybe maybe. These teams are better against wide receivers. I foresee a lot of passing special henderson's out tampa bay arizona at seattle. Those are the next. Three games could be a lot of points at the giants. Their secondary struggling. Maybe it'll be better by then. Detroit at houston tennessee. Holy cow. i mean we've got a great stretch of games coming up for the rams passing game at least on paper feeling in here in the podcast studio the ftc. Studio just a lot of stuff on the ceiling. I this is one of the selling points for the rams. Was that the That their schedule was a little challenging to begin the year and then once she got a week four or five to the ceiling. So we'll do some cell highs now. And let's take a look at twitter. Paul shrager sterling shepard versus eh in. Let's see what the results are. Dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun seven hundred and eighty eight votes so far. Fifty three percent clyde edwards dealer forty seven percent sterling shepherd and that maybe people say that but i have offered sterling shepherd to literally every person in my dynasty league for a second round rookie pick and not acres. Well he's got actually want to give up anything for stirring but he's got more value in redraft league than a dynasty league. I would say he's a free agent. I believe right coming up. Earning a situation as good as the giants offense with daniel jones quarterback and that's why he's a sell high to me i just don't you know it is going back to last four straight games with nine or more targets and he's been awesome but i don't know who's really buying this guess nobody. I don't know about that. I think people are buying it. Nobody's buying it. Nobody in your analysts dynasty leagues by. This is not like the the reason i have to take so hard in this league is because it's like half the teams are awful. Okay somebody yeah. I just made you trade offer for me. I'm sure it's fantastic day. I can't like it but this is an example of me trying to take advantage of your tough situation. I guess we have five minutes for sale. Highs heath who are we selling high on a rob gronkowski and Well he has a thirty percent touchdown rate. He has believe the greatest touchdown rate of all time. And it's about a third of orders touchdown rate. This season is so. I do not think that rob gronkowski is going to keep this up If daryl henderson is able to play this week he gets a full practice and they say as ago i'd be probably trying to sell their henderson. Guess how many broken tackles there. Tara henderson has this year zero zero. And it's a good situation. But i just don't tyson williams i. I would be willing to sell him. Put some context on it though. What what would you sell tyson williams for would you give them up for clyde ever dealer. I think packaging and for one of those running backs were drafted in the first three. Or four rounds. That haven't been very good. I would rather have miles. Gaskin and mike davis npr. Then tyson williams would you. You would then package him to get mile sanders as an example. Yes i wanna push back on that a little bit. 'cause i've been kind of encouraged by on williams and heat semi is clearly the best running back on the ravens and he's not a total dud. Npr either give you. What are you have three catches and two catches in two games. I hope he doesn't make so many mistakes that they have to sit him. But i think he's their best running back. I think he's going to be there. Lead running back. And i think he's gonna score some touchdowns along the way. He almost had a touchdown. He fumbled it at the goal line. That's an example. The mistakes that he's making. I just i'm not so sure. I'm willing to give him up because the running backs you mentioned that they have so many question marks you know miles miles gaskin and i wouldn't give him i. I don't even think. I'd trade on williams for james robinson for example. You know you're you're more. Yeah if i had tyson williams you would be someone that i would be trying to trade him to. I don't necessarily think you're wrong. I just like the fact that he fumbled on the goal line does not make me think. He's more likely to get more carries on the goal-line well he didn't fumble i. It wasn't a line kerry but if he fumbled yeah but then he was on the first drive of the game of their second drive after the pick six and he's still led the team in carries and it's not like they went away from him. I just i think. Mary might be kind of a scrub. Devante freeman not going to take them off the field so if they want some exploited they're going to take them off the field. I don't think they're like he got thirteen carries. I think that's probably about what you should expect. I guess. Take him on any more than i can already. He's gonna be there lead running back. That's how what do you think if the he made that run and he was. He didn't fumble but he was down at the two. I would bet you a candy bar and a cheeseburger that latavius murray would be in until the drive was over baltimore. And i would add a six pack of beer. Well i i don't eat candy bars drink beer but i will take the cheeseburger. I would trade ties cheeseburgers. We should touch on gronk real quick. Like what if gronk is your only tight end. Am i really still selling high on him or like. I'd just locked into a tight end with either with a some people might have him in the middle rounds definitely. Some people picked him up off. the waiver. wire like gr- gronk is helping me win games right now if i'm selling high on him what's my planet tight end. We'll first choice is try to hope. The mark andrews manager is really panicking and try for that straight up second choice in full. Pbr's to trade him for no fan. Which i think you can do almost universally you might even get something with it. But i wouldn't require anything with it. I think you. I think most people if you ask right now. Who'd rather have gronk or fans. I think gronk runs away with it. I agree i agree. Probably not the case in two weeks ago. The whole idea is your your training guy. Who's doing something. That's unsustainable for a younger more athletic tight end. Who could who may be may be on the cusp of breaking out based on how the first two weeks of the year of gone all right give me more. Cell highs will quit guys. Dave if you've got aaron rodgers and tom brady your own to downsize from them we. We've talked about that a lot. It's easy to just to trade them for lesser quarterback in another starter for your team. Urine win now mode like he talked about earlier. I think that makes a lot of sense. Is a running back to sell high. On beyond daryl henderson. If he's healthy analogy would be somebody. I would consider because he's looked so bad as a runner out his fault. I think the offensive line in the scheme is definitely playing into it. And i just i think anytime. He has a good game through the air. You should try and take advantage. I'm worried about the steelers. Offense for real now I think that he could be in trouble. Melman gordon another one. Mom who had i guess. He had no nokia game in week. Two after having long touchdown run in week. One there definitely are managers in your league. That are really starving. Running back and melvin gordon. Somebody you can feed them Hopefully you draft. Gordon is your third or fourth running back you might be able to turn them into a number two wide receiver. You might be able to turn them into marquees brown if you wanted to. Brown's acelle hi guys. Well but i do think he's got some value rest of season whereas gordon could Could go down a little bit and speaking of running backs. If you're in a league with desperate managers would they overpay for james white in a p p r league six catches in each of his first two games. Do you think you might be able to turn him into a player. That's better than what james white's been over the last two and a half years. Yeah it's it's a good call. I mean he gives you a nice floor but if you could trade them for a player with upside might be worth doing and you know. I don't know things are going to be different for james white. But let's take a look at jd mckissick and niamh hines. They both had a game with zero catches. Did hinds have one catch last week. Forget one two right. So they both have john taylor had one. Yeah i i think heinz had one touch no catches but whatever it is. They both have had one became very involved in the passing game. Seventeen you're matching week to okay. He and And they both have one game with zero or one catch. So maybe james white's the most consistent of that group but five catches a week. It's probably not going to happen all right. Listen we've got a game to preview here but this is an important question that i need to ask which running back can come out of the dead zone if you were gonna give me two or three of these guys from the running back dead zone that would emerge as reliable starters. Who would they be. And i'm looking at james robinson. Josh jacobs de'andre swift mile sanders miles. Gaskin mike davis kareem hunt daryl henderson a denver. Running back tyson williams. A forty niners running back a buffalo running back patriots. Running back a tampa bay running back michael carter a lot of as sanders in the duds. Yeah did say him. Glide edwards alaron. The dad's no. I didn't say him. Damian harris yes patriots. Running backs de'andre swift is number one in the dead zone chase. Edmunds has been good. Npr it's gotta be swift with swift. Just shouldn't have been in the dead zone. In the first place i agree. He's he shouldn't be in there but he was. Well he did just have a pretty crappy game but even still was over. Twelve eleven or twelve fantasy points. Npr for me for me. The answer would be the guys who are getting targets. Like davis robinson's getting targets. We do include him. I'm warming to robinson it feels like urban. Meyer learned the carlos hyde lesson quicker than i thought he might right and so i think there's a chance we see a few more touches robbins and moving forward. How do you feel about chase edmunds. Who's had nice dose of targets. I i. I like chase edmunds in that same range. I feel like everybody else. Likes chase edmunds more than i do. He's he's currently chase evans. Currently rb twenty four and nine peoria and rb eighteen and full pr and that feels right to me because just because the touchdowns could be such an issue. But maybe he's a devante williams situation where he's just going to overtake the veteran. Well and i would you could. I don't think that's the case but you. You could make the argument that both chase. Edmunds isn't actually this good. That he's been so far and chase. Edmunds is better than this. The argument that he's better than this would be man. He's eighteen and twenty four scored a touchdown yet. Nattily the argument four would be man. He's our eighteen and twenty four and he's averaging a yard more per carry than he ever has and he's got every single one of his targets so far um so i think probably just kind of is what. He's been right a major mitchell. He's got an opportunity in front of him. Perhaps with hasty on ira and he went back in the game so they seemed optimistic about him. They said it was a stinger probably. Let's assume he plays this week. He's got green bay seattle and arizona and his next three games and there might actually be some tough run defenses but a chance for mid. What opportunity yeah. I don't think the packers run defense is very good. I don't think they can be okay. It's not the eagles. Look pretty gross. the eagles for sure. You're right about that one. Yeah i don't know. But if i'm saying at least for the next three weeks before the by you might have something with mitchell and maybe sermon ends up coming out of the dead zone. And how about this. How about this there could be some disenchanted fantasy managers that blew their fab budget or their top waiver claim on mitchell only to get what they got in week two. Maybe they're impatient and they are willing to move on from him knowing that the schedule coming up plus the fact that they're running outta running backs in in san francisco that they're gonna trust to take thirty percent forty percent of the workload away from mitchell. He's a pretty good spot. If this were moster and everyone else on the forty niners were hurt. What would we be saying. We will be saying that he most is a must are. Can't miss twenty touch fantasy running back. I have a trade offer all right. Let's do this. I have been offered devante booker. Somali j. p. ryan and a round to twenty twenty two pick for sterling shepard mark ingram and a round four twenty twenty two. Pick your tanking. They take it. So i mean you don't like my offer. Dave offered me a third and a sixth third shepherd sticks out. Yeah because there's a chance that either booker or p ryan could turn into someone that is getting fifteen touches a game this season and then all of a sudden. I'm getting a third round pick. Yeah right you're saying you're still getting the second round. Pick that you want. You're losing the fourth. You could try countering taking the fourth out of it and then if they say no to that then okay keep the four. You gotta deal. Hey energy do thursday night football. I am all right. Carolina to houston thursday night. Yeah this isn't easy. Game here star. Mccaffrey what's your interest level in sam darnold must starting to qb leagues. Not very interested in one qb league. I feel bad for sam darnold because in a normal week i feel like he could be the top streamer of the week in this situation. But daniel jones is playing the falcons. Derek carr is turned into a starting quarterback and just field as making his first start and so we just. Don't talk about sam darnold. It'll you. I feel that way about all of them because i'm just curious to see the start percentage for these guys. There are no bye weeks and a lot of a lot of people. Have a great quarterback. So i don't know how many people are going to start daniel jones or car. Whatever it just. I just want to say. Because i won't be on the podcast tomorrow So it's my only chance to talk about my daniel jones projection slash ranking. I've forcefully moved him down in my rankings to make him eleventh. I and my projections and currently nothing's changed projections. It was the first round of the second run third run friday. The seventh run daniel jones came out of. Qb six for this week. So who are you certain over right now. you have eleventh. who's twelve car. Thirteen tannehill fourteen cousins. All right. let's go back to this game here in seventeen. Who is aaron rodgers. You guys are sitting. aim is what seventeen. I'll probably move him up a little bit. I don't like it. I listened. Robbie anderson is Thirty seventh for david jamie forty fifth for heath and non are not ranked full pr. So we're sitting robbie anderson. He was wanna we just want to see him. Perform well couple of things number one. The target share isn't what it was last year. Darnold is definitely checking it down a little bit more. Mccaffrey is a big part of that. Dj moore's been getting a nice chunk of the target share. And i just see this as a game where the panthers aren't going to have to throw a lot. So i'm that's one of the reasons why i'm nervous about garnell. I think lot of success when he throws. But i think will keep it short and robbie is still running plenty of deep routes that. You're gonna have to hope that. Donald connects with them on like he did in week one and i don't think you have to take that chance just yet. So he's no better than than a low end flex okay and you have davydov. Dj more twenty fifth. He has twelfth fourteenth npr. So look everybody's gonna start dj more. I think coming off of a great game and he's getting more dj more. I think there are a lot of receivers as we have a chance to have a big blow up game. And i'm a little worried. That dj more could give us six for eighty seven for seventy not quite leave us with a huge huge game like he did last week. Any interest in dan. Arnold who is three percent rostered in texans. It's been two games. But they've placed they face jacksonville and houston and they've been sorry jacksonville and cleveland and they've been really bad against tight ends so any interest in dan arnold. He's among the touchdown her bus guys. Can we wait. Until dan arnold towards touchdown before we ask about him again scores this week. And we're gonna ask them better next week. That's fine all right. But he had i fifty five yards last week so that would make him probably a top twelve tighthead boast weeks. Are you starting any texans and really. It's just brandin cooks right that you might consider and i'm nervous about cooks. He had four uncatchable targets last week from davis mills a fifth target. That bounced off his arm because he just wasn't on the same page with them and everything that he did catch from. Mills was short stuff. Eleven yards or closer. To the line of scrimmage for him in that game included a touchdown. But he's going to need. And i think there will be targets for him but he's going to need to break away on a couple of long runs. This panthers defense has been good through the first two weeks of the season. They're getting pressure on the quarterback. Their top two cornerbacks had been playing very well. I think this is a tough game for cooks i. I've got him at best this week. Okay would you start elisha mitchell or cooks having reviewed mitchell yet. I would be tempted. Disturbed mitchell over cooks and non. Pr at sunday. Night against greenberg is a monday. No sunday night against green amendment and Would you start robbie. Anderson brandin cooks cooks cooks. I like markey's brown in devante smith this week in their match up. Smith has the cowboys. Braun has the lion's would you start both of them over brandin cooks. Reassure i would Yeah okay antonio. Brown ranch cooks brown. I think i have cooks higher. But i'll probably just move brown ahead of him and carolina's. Dsp is number two for damon jamie and twelfth for heath lower than daniel jones in their respective. I would rather start daniel jones than the carolina. Defense yes all right. Well you can start in their sixty two percent roster as of right now l. let's call the fantasy cops. This is from billy from a city whose. Nfl team should definitely start. Tanking billy says that music backup. Hey orioles nationals pirates and cubs because those are tanking teams after hearing heath's disgraceful tactics tactics in his dynasty league and more of them today by the way i had to reach out because i have the solution in my dynasty league. The draft order is determined by inverse. Possible points base possible points four basically. The computer does best ball for everyone ranks them based on that not actual points you scored or or your record. This means that in order to tank you sell everyone in kansas bench people. When lose on purpose. I care less about that. This hopefully you can pass along on the show so no one has to deal with gutless weenies like heath their leagues ever again are still be okay because my binch most of the guys on my bench scores zero every single week so i think even if we were doing that everyone else's benches outscoring mind by enough that i would still mahomes on your bench. Well that's the one guy also okay. Also joshua kelly. And pharaoh brown and josh josh gordon and carry on johnson. Dj dallas wayne goldman. All right. you're good stuck in all leagues. This is rav Stephen twelve team redraft pr league. It's a one quarterback league one guy league drafted russell wilson josh allen and three other starting quarterbacks this has caused a number of teams to have no opportunity to draft a qb one. I personally was left with borough as the best option remaining as i was targeting hurts auto picked in front of me now. This managers asking insane amounts back for a trade for example. He wants to give up josh allen for mark andrews austin editor. Should he be sanctioned for this unscrupulous behaviour or do we write it out until he starts struggling on bioethics. It's spoiled the draft process in my opinion. Somebody's somebody's going to lose on purpose. Awesome yeah i think that he is going to suffer because of this and it was not a smart move but no he shouldn't be sanctioned just mocking when he missed the playoffs. Yeah we'll get. He may be able to my work out for him if he can actually pull off some of these traits like trading. Is it a tom. Brady for saquon barkley sure. Is it collusion if the rest of the league agrees to low ball him on his quarterbacks if the league agrees to do something collusion to collude to do something that collision hit the wrong. But there. we're with fantasy cops. Thanks a lot for your question. Sorry i couldn't get more. I gotta read our apple. Podcasts questions this is from ana cesky giveaway gray. The trade giveaway. Damian harris and corey davis damien harrison. Corey davis get latavius. Murray and chase klay pool harrison. Corey davis for latavius incapable d It's a bad trade. I would keep harrison. Davis all i wanna. I wanted to look something up. A real quick here damian harris in full pr. No i mean the next two weeks could be tough new orleans and tampa bay but then houston dallas jets chargers. Never mind all right back to apple. Podcast from a very loyal listener in indiana. All right ten team half pr. I was offered devante atoms and david montgomery for aaron jones and chris carson. Would you rather have adams. montgomery. You're aaron jones and chris carson. I is it. i'm looking at chris. Godwin i'm so no it's not. I don't think it's chris carson did i say carson twice. Oh crap okay. Adams and montgomery for aaron jones and chris godwin. I'll take the jones garden side. I'm doing the math on the trade show right now. It is almost dead even. I think i would take the joan side from aaron craig. I tried zero. Rv for the first time. I'm not sure what to do. I have keenan allen the andrea hopkins. Aj brown dj more and decay. Metcalf my running backs are terrible. Jacobs devante williams and some backups. I'm owen to which receiver would you. Trade keenan allen. The andre hopkins. Aj brown dj more decay. Make f- can you. I guess you can't start all of them onto three four five three receiver. Two one two three four five. I would start. I would trade hopkins because if you can get. Yeah i need more might be a so high. You set is the only one that could be the rest of them. Well i guess keenan allen could be. I think that people will try bilo on metcalf in. Aj brown but the fail in that endeavor so you should be able to get fair value for them. The one the you the to that you could sell high on theoretically or more in hopkins one of those two. I would move on from but you're obviously expecting more trade options and more right. That's what i'd trade hopkins. That doesn't mean. I like more better. It just means. I can get more for hopkins. I can get more fantasy value for dj. I think you could get more for hopkins. Yeah i from dj. i'm going to league. Could i trade. Tom brady leaving me with kyla. Marine daniel jones and a depth piece for a top twelve like rogers deck or josh allen and a playable running back or tight end soon so you're going to try to quote unquote downgrade from brady. But if you're asking for decker allen. I don't know that people are going to consider that downgrade or rogers. I'm not sure people are going I is a downgrade. I think a lot of non industry leagues people would consider dacca downgrade from brady for sure he might be actually. He's he's got thirteen rushing yards this year. Which is not uncommon in a two game stretch for him But if it continues at the because he's coming off the injury so let's keep an eye on that with deck f y but i don't know would you. Would you be looking to do this. I think makes sense right to get rogers jacker alex brady and a playable running back and tight end. I would maybe try a little bit lower on quarterback and see if you can get killed or andrews and a top fifteen quarterback okay from not upset just disappointed. Who would you prefer arrest of season. Pr mark andrews chris carson austin xer i guess is a trade andrews carson editor or ezekiel elliott james robinson and waller running. Probably the first three. Yeah i think. That's such an indictment on james robinson but okay From d. boss. Or or ezekiel elliott. Would you rather have cars elliott. Npr esta season is the gap between. What's bigger the gap between ecuadoran elliott or the gap between waller andrews. It's the gap between waller andrew. But i think there's a pretty big gap between carson and james robinson right into thing. Yeah from d. Boss grade the trade fourteen. I gave up rondell more. I got decay. Metcalf an rondell more. Sorry i gave up the andre johnson kenyan drake winter. Yeah probably well joy chicken for dinner this evening sir winner. It's so annoying that kenyan drake split time with peyton barber. You know if you draft to drape jacobs's so injury prone so of course kenyan drake is going to be the lead back but that is not what i thought you were going to say was annoying me. My annoying are that you're going to say it's so annoying that dante johnson's been better than decay metcalf. That's been annoy. has he been better Thirty four fantasy points to twenty seven. Yeah it's mak cavs go nuts. It's going to happen for sure. Just how about russell. Wilson throws one of those deep balls. The metcalf instead of tyler. Lockett one of these days. I mean if if dickey make good that open he would run. 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Avalanche Prevention

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Avalanche Prevention

"So king as a matter of fact i took the foot massage or out of this my office because you were so mad about what he did to the audience. Don't say i never do anything for you on. What has sacrifice you've made for the spy so ellie. We have a lot to get to here on this podcast and as we referenced in the last podcast we need to get these things out quickly because lots of things change. This is not one of those off seasons where there's a long stretch in between activity may normally at this time of the season. There's not a whole lot going on. This season is very much different as we all know. We'll start with the very latest and involves the colorado avalanche and the new jersey devils. It is ryan graves a defense often new jersey miquel maltsev and a second round pick going back the other way so colorado essentially avoid losing ryan graves to the seattle crack in and we should also at some point. You're talking about new jersey devils in their enormous amount of cap space. Would you could even get bigger more on that in a moment but your thoughts on the deal graves maltsev second round pick very similar to the arvidsson deal between nashville and the kings quite simply just like the predators saw they were gonna lose arvidsson for nothing. Avalanche clearly saw they were gonna lose graves for nothing. Said you know why we might as well take advantage of this. New jersey situation is kind of interesting. If you look at the past couple of years it seems as if every off season they at another defenseman couple years ago. It was peaky sue ban last year. It was ryan murray. They've had holes back there and they've really tried to fill it through trade graves. I think is a really interesting player. He's more of a. I would say defensive defenseman. He's not a big time pot carrier in colorado. They had lots of those guys so it was very easy to pair them with someone who can do that job a little better new jersey. There aren't as many of those types of players will see how he fits but the devils definitely want to create some more edge around them and graves. Certainly does that when you look at that doubles back end as well to i mean the whole thing is going to be. We'll get to sue ban here in a second. But essentially built around two players as i see it tie smith and damon's iverson agree or disagree. I would agree with that. I thought they made a really good gamble on siegenthaler who they traded for from washington. Like i think that's a good bet for them and graves has some term. I think that's also a good bet for them. If you're looking at the kinds of chances that the devils are trying to take here. I think it makes a lotta sense for what they're trying to do. Let me ask you about new jersey before we get to the colorado avalanche side of this. And the gabriel landis gog discussion the new jersey devils have thirty one and a half million dollars worth of cap space according to cap friendly right now one thing before address that do we anticipate pk. Ben being exposed the seattle expansion draft here. I think it's possible. It sounds like they're going seaver. Verson graves and siegenthaler. Smith who you mentioned is exempt. Yep so that would not only leave sudan exposed. It would leave. Will butcher. Exposed to and a couple of their pending. Ufa's so i think it looks that way unless they pull a four four one surprise here or something like that I definitely think it looks like that. Well we've talked plenty about teams with a lot of cap space and how they can be essentially staging teams for trades or facilitators for trades. They can retain money pickup assets draft picks prospects et cetera. Do we know if that something desirable. For the new jersey devils. There's a lot of money to play with here. I mean they could really help. Move this thing forward if they're willing to quote unquote eat some questionable contracts. Well i think the other thing too is i. I do think they legitimately want to improve and take a run. I don't think for them. This is simply going to be about eating deals to help out other teams when you go out and you get a guy like graves or some of the guys. They've gone after in previous years. It's about trying to get better for them themselves. I think they want functionality here. Now we talked about the vegas goaltending. And i think leonard is a guy. They're kind of looking at flurries. Got one more year. Who knows what he's going to be looking at in the year. Landers got some term to him that would makes a bit of sense for me for jersey. The definite feeling about the golden knights as they want to open up some cap room. The devils can do that. They can take advantage of that. I don't think it's simply going to be. Hey we're gonna use our cap space to help other people get out of there. I think it's hey we're going to use our cap space and if you want to take someone you may have to pay us but we also want to try to get better and i think ultimately that's what the devil's trying to do to the colorado side of things. Now where's this organization at all. This is under the umbrella. The expansion draft on the horizon. Gabriel landis gog. The two sides are still a parts as free agency approaches towards the end of the month. July twenty eighth landis cog himself has said and i'm paraphrasing here. Disappointed that we're at this spot now would have loved this to have been done later. You know part of the reality is we've talked about before the avalanche Calma car. Philip grew bauer if they intend to keep him is a new contract and looming large over. All of it is a contract in the future for nathan mackinnon which will probably be a whopper as well. What is the story of colorado right now. Elliott's well the biggest story for me with colorado right now is the captain. And that's landis gog and he's hurting right now. I think he's disappointed and to me what i understand. The issue is is term. I think land discuss would like a deal that would wrap them up in colorado potentially to the end of his career. Like who knows you might still wanna play when he's in his mid thirties. What's philosophers years old line. Don't ask me about tomorrow. I might get hit by a bus so we don't know what's going to happen but i think gabriel and has god wants amac's term deal or if not eight seven. I think that's what he wants from. Colorado avalanche to this point have avoided that. I don't think there's been a lot of conversation. We'll see what happens in the twenty four hours before the roster freeze in the protectionists. Have to be in. But you know he's clearly been hurt by the fact. There hasn't been a lot of talk. I don't think they've been really close on term. I was on hockey central with you earlier on thursday and i really thought that a good comparible if not the exact comparable is andres lee. Who seven times seven from the islanders like to me. That was the most obvious kind of comparable. I don't think it's there and you know the biggest challenge at this time of year is with. This is how emotional does it get. You know landed skog loves being an avalanche. He clearly cares about the team in the organization. But he's hurt right now and anybody who has ever been in that position when the clock is ticking on big decisions and emotion gets into it. It's difficult it's challenging. It adds a level like sometimes you can talk someone back from that and other times. You can't and they start to say you know what. Forget this. I wanna see what else is out there. So i don't like to say things are over. I don't ever like to say things are over. But i do think landis cog is hurting and i think colorado has some work to do here and one of the biggest decisions they're going to have to make is. Are they willing to go to mac term. Because i think he wants that when you mentioned a second ago with the anders lee contract seven by seven and that seemed to be ballpark here. For gabriel lindskog. But they're not there yet. Do you mean the seven million dollars or the seven year term or both jeff. It's a great question. It's difficult to answer because nobody will talk about it. Obviously right now while it's still hot like nobody will ever say this. Is it right now. I think the issue is that landis made it very clear that he wanted term from the beginning you know. He wanted to know that in his mid through his mid thirties he was going to be in colorado or given the best opportunity to remain in. Colorado ju just for our listeners. Understand he's twenty eight years old and he's looking for contract. It'll take him to thirty six. i think he's been looking for seven or eight. Okay okay so if that happened if they got to eight years. I don't think it was until very recently so initially. I think the problem was the term. Wasn't there and if they got to eight then. I don't think the number was there. But i don't know for sure Like people have told me that they're not close and now we'll see what colorado does do they make a big last second run to fix this and men the problem or you saw his quotes. Oh yeah you know what this kind reminds me of. Jeff is at the beginning of the season. You'll remember there. Was that one day. Flare up with the montreal. Canadians and brandon gallagher. So montreal goes out. And they trade for anderson and they give anderson the big extension and they're talking to gallagher. There was a miscommunication. And all of a sudden gallagher doesn't think he's getting his deal and he's upset and it gets out there that he's very upset and then later that day they come back and they get the deal done and mark version comes out and throws himself on his sword and says that's my fault. There was a miscommunication. I would never let that happen. It shows you how quickly things can turn around the difference. Here is that colorado is not that close with land discovered as montreal was with gallagher and joe sakic. I think he's going to have to work some magic here. I think he's going to have to smooth this out but there's no question. This is gone a lot longer than landis gog fought hoped or believe it would and he is a little bit wounded. Are you a surprise as i am at this has gone this. I never thought we'd get to this. We thought this was going to be the layup. Like look at all the players. All the depending unrestricted free agents at the beginning of the season is okay. I can see this guy testing that guy. Testing this guy testing. I don't know but i never said that. About landis cog. I saw yeah. This one's gonna get done. This is a putt for par. Simple just tap it in. I am shocked that here. We are right now talking about this you know. Colorado is a very analytically aware organization aging curve. Issue as well. I i think that's that's kind of what it is like. That's my gas and also as you mentioned. There's a lot of other decisions they've gotta make and it's one is my car and one is mccain and those are going to be very very big numbers. The other thing too is that i think there are teams out there who suddenly are not so subtly making sure that you know landis god is aware that if he gets out there and you'll number one on that list i think he's saying louis lose his. I'm not using any one of tampering. Because god forbid there's tampering in this league because someone's going to run with this and sam accusing saint louis of tampering. I just think that. Gabriel landis god would be very well aware that saint louis would be interested. You know he's very tight with ryan o'reilly. I think the two of them were very close during o'reilly's time there. I think they've kept in touch. You know. I don't know how saint louis could really do this yet. it would be a dance for them pending what happens with tarasenko. But i've gotta think by now through the whisper networks of the national hockey league. That landis is gonna know who's out there for them. And and i would think saint louis would be very high on that list and you know probably the punctuation to all of it too and you brought this up on hockey central this afternoon landa scott just skated all over them in the playoffs. Yes he did other teams. Who could be interested in. Gabriel endoscopy services and. I can't believe i'm saying this. If indeed he hits the market on the twenty eighth. I mean who wouldn't you know who wouldn't of course i think l. a. would have some interest. I wonder about nashville having interest. I think there would be a lot of teams. i wonder. I wonder what a team like boston. I'll tell you this. It's gonna be wild and montreal of suddenly. They have extra cap too. I mean i know. Some people have talked about toronto. I don't think they're going to be able to do this if they can't do. Hyman i don't know how they're going to be able to do land discography goalie. I just think there'll be a lot of people after after landis gog and i do think the avalanche are going to have some work to do here. I he's upset it's emotional. It's taken a long time. We'll see what happens. One of the sagas. We're following as we kick off this edition of thirty one thought to podcast presented by the gmc sierra eighty four. Here we go okay so welcome once again to this edition of thirty. One thousand podcast. Thanks so much for joining us today. Lots happening I shouldn't happen. Lots being talked about elliott and will stick with a couple of canadian teams. Here right now and we'll We'll start with the maple leafs. I'm of the mind that this is probably going to be a six times six deal. What's happening with zach hyman right now. Well he's got the permission to talk to all these other teams right and you know what i think happened again. Nobody direct like none of the direct sources will talk about it. But the best i can piece together is like i think toronto wanted to keep them and i think he wanted to stay. I agree with you. I think there's a six times six or maybe seven times six out there potentially for him. We'll see where this goes. I think what toronto tried to do. And this is kind of gas and educated. Guess was they tried to. Max hermit to bring down the av And i just think it's too far from where highlands potentially going to go here. You know. I think it's like a lot of players i think there's a willingness to leave something on the table. I i just think the gap was too big of what potentially is out there. What they suspect is out there. And what toronto could do so. Even though i think toronto tried to mac term it. I just i don't think they were. They were able to get close. See that surprises me. The idea the toronto would would max term this thing and again i understand this is this is your educated speculation but you know we just mentioned the avalanche and being an analytics driven organization and so is toronto and the same aging curves that exists in colorado exist in toronto with the maple leafs as well. And here's a player. Who plays an aggressive rough brand of hockey which can to injuries. And he's twenty nine years old and that type of commitment on term to a player where you know. The history of these types of players aren't flattering for those types of contracts. I don't disagree with you. Jeff but i think what that may have shown was just how much toronto felt about this particular player. And the other thing you can always do is try to make it so that you know it's easier by audible at the end of the deal ever. I guess it just showed. How much toronto thought about hyman that. They really tried to find a way and i just unfortunately don't think it ever got close. You know the The other speculation that edmonson. There's a number of teams would be interested. Edmonson was one of the first ones that popped up and my first thought. Was you know what type of good did zach. Hyman do in her previous life to be able to play with austin matthews and maybe connor mcdavid early andrei cycle in this life. Do we know if there is still interest from edmonton edmonton's one of the teams in there. You know. I know there were some reports in vancouver. That knocks are there too. I just like to talk about the quick sec number one. I do think the contracts are looking for that kind of player. I think they have some interest in in in jaden schwartz. I don't think they're the only ones you know. There's going to be a few other teams looking at schwartz. Like i wonder. For example of landis gog leaves if colorado goes there maybe. La goes there. He goes back to saint. Louis i mean those are all possibilities for him but the other thing about vancouver i i wanted to mention wherever some brock besser rumblings. Yeah on thursday. This is what i think was going on with brock besser. I do think his name came up. But i don't think it's because vancouver's got him on the market. I really think that it was vancouver. Going after something they really wanted or needed and besser name came up as the price that it was going to cost them. And i really believe that if besser was getting move this year it was purely because of a deal where vancouver got something and we would say. Okay now we kind of understand why this happened. I don't think his name is being thrown out there. I think it was specific to a certain kind of trade. So i don't think it's a general besser available. Let me stick with vancouver here for one second. What's going to happen with nate schmidt here. I think they're going to to trade him. They are trying to move him. I think everybody knows. I hope said. There's no nate schmidt's situation. And i guess it's all semantics. Maybe there is no situation. But i think there's an understanding that You know he'd like to play elsewhere. And i think they're going to try to accommodate them but they could have a lot of holes on their blue line. They're they're trying to sign. Adler i don't know how deeply they've gone with hammock yet. There is a chance he comes back and ends up back there. But i do think they're trying to find him a new home. Let me get back to toronto. then We just talked about Zach hyman the goaltending situation. We've talked about a plenty jack. Campbell is the goaltender under contract. He will be a maple leaf next season question. Mark about frederik anderson question mark about number three. Who's out there on another team right now. What are your spidey senses. Tell you about the goaltending in toronto. It's a great question. I think the goaltender market's gonna be really interesting. You know with the montreal situation now. Where they're they're gonna leave weber unprotected in there. They're gonna lose. Jake allen you don't think they can do a deal to get ron francis to stay hands off. I hear it's expensive man. He don't someone told me who had been a position to know that the The ask and this may all changes. The deadline approaches. That the ask for staying hands off of a player as a first and a third. I've heard it's been very very high. That's very very high. That's very high very very high and that kind of fits but i. I haven't heard that you know the goalie. Market's going to be going to be fascinating. Someone told me that you know this new dell covid thing is really interesting you know. Carolina has indicated that they think what he could win in our is too high and you know some people wonder if it's appear negotiating tactic but other people tell me. They think they're serious that they'll only go to a certain point with the delicate and and then they might move on any maple leaf wise. Well i should talk about. The goal is because i keep on losing my train of thought right like this is not your fault. This is my fault like my flee like attention span. I keep getting distracted by something shiny. The name of this podcast cats and laser pointers go really is so true. Goalie wise everybody thinks seattle is taking dreger from florida and signing him. Now will that happen. I don't know but people are expecting it. So what other goaltenders. Now i think seattle is interested in whole be but not at the number. I think they want to see if they can get vancouver to retain something or try something there and then seattle's undoubtedly going to take a couple of goalies to see if they can flip them because if it's dreger we'll see what happens. Withhold be and montreal things. It's going to be allen and all of a sudden. Where else could we be going with this. Didn't we all think. I thought that anton khudobin was going to be one of those guys but then big ben bishop goes out in agreed to waive his no trade right. There's another one bishop. Mike smith isn't signed yet and edmonton. I think they're haggling over a second year but look who else's available out there. I think your give from the rangers. Let's see what happens with dell kovic. There's neurotic we've talked about the vegas goalies. Kemper would be a really interesting one for me. There were a lot of teams that were down on him because of his health. Not because he's a bad goalie or anything like that but just it's so hard for him to stay healthy but then he had a massive world championships for canada. Arizona's worried they're gonna lose aiden hill right so i think that's why they're trying to potentially move kemper and then there's going to be something else we aren't even you wanna hear a funny story no carry on the. I'm just going here. Here's the funniest story. I heard this week and someone said to me. It is right up his alley so the new york islanders signed ken. Appleby the goaltender. They'll show a general. yes big. Ken appleby yes okay so. The islanders signed ken appleby on april tenth k He got a two year deal. And it's a two way but it's a two year. He will be left exposed in the expansion draft and someone said to me the allders are trying to incentivize seattle to take him So he was playing in the e c h l previous of that deal and then played seven games with bridgeport this year and he got a two way two year extension and i totally forgot about this and then someone said to me. Why do you think lula morella would do that. So he could expose somebody in the expansion draft. You remember. this was all the talk around vegas expansion as well member. All these guys. There were going there. Were sort of on the fringes of nhl. Were all going to get an h. L. deals just so they could be exposed the vegas golden knights. And that has it really been a conversation around seattle but very much was around vegas during their expansion and none of it came to fruition. So this podcast is coming out on friday morning. Twenty four hours later a little more than twenty four hours later is going to be the freeze and then on sunday we find out the protectionist right. I think toronto's expecting to lose her foot but it's already been a crazy week. I don't think it's going to be coming down at all. yeah. I know this weekend's going to be not so as well. We had a lot to get to hear sort of slowing down. Let's get to pick it up here and get some more things in. Can't believe it's taken us this long. But let's do it The shea weber situation The injury ankle the foot. Do we talk about a career. You mentioned here on the podcast after. You're there in the rink. After that last game against tampa how weber was very visibly emotional. you know some emotional on on television on the bench and all the players going over to him we now understand. Why what do you make of the weber Situation here we're gonna get into like retire versus long-term injury and capri capture and all those fun things. But what's the situation. And what's the conversation happening around shea weber rate now. Well in a stunning development weber isn't talking about any of the stuff talking you know. He's he's very very private guy. You look at some of the players who were on long term for a long time. Nathan horton david. Clarkson chris pronger shave. Weber seems to fit on that The stuff he's done to his body. I don't think anybody is questioning. This player is legitimately hurt. And i think if you look at some of the other guys who spent a lot of years on long term. I don't see any reason why he shouldn't if that's what we come to. I think the problem is is that because it's happening around the expansion draft. The nhl is being a little bit tighter in just approving it. There are other teams. Who are saying that. This is total bs. And it's just an attempt to from the montreal canadians to get around the expansion draft and look like i understand. This is a competitive league and all that but tell me that shea weber is going to be the kinda guy who's going to be the person who's gonna cheat to avoid the expansion draft or the salary cap if he can't play he can't play. It's that simple. This foot problem was so bad last year. Remember nick he reported his career could be in jeopardy. Yup nick was a year too early and he was supposed to be out a month or six weeks and he was back into. I understand everybody's skeptical in. That's the way the world is right now by look at the person in question if you're not gonna buy it from him who are you going to buy it from when you look at shavers history and you look at how shea weber has played and you look at the pile up of injuries like i remember when nick put that tweet out. I didn't vote that for one. Second that to me made a lot of sense. I i can see that we can all understand that we can all see it. The question that i have here is and it's the obvious one. And it's the frightening one if you're the nashville predators. What happens if he's not allowed to go on long-term injury. I don't know. I think we expected to head that way. You mentioned the. Nhl is being super sensitive about this one. Like i think this just sort of ends of the at the At the obvious end of this road. Which is this guy is significantly heard. This is a career threatening injury. He's going to go a long term for the remainder of his career. A cynic might look at it. And i'm sure to your point. There are a lot of people in the nhl that are looking at it and saying well. Isn't that convenience when you look at all the money that's already been paid in the contract and now we're starting to approach the back dive but yeah again but i say the same thing like yeah i understand the cynical view of all this i really do but at what point do you look at the person and say okay. This is history and this is everything he played through and he's not holding himself out he's not talking about playing because he's soft or he's trying to avoid the expansion draft. He's honestly talking about not playing. His body is beaten up. And it's time like. I think he made this decision a while ago. I've asked some players. Montreal of weber told them and they said no nothing specific but you can tell the way he was carrying himself and the way he was talking. You knew This is not a guy who suddenly come up with this plan to say. Here's how i can help you. Avoid trouble in the expansion draft. He's been thinking about this for a while. So let's say that She weber next. Season is on long-term injury for the montreal canadians that opens up some opportunities here in the short term. Listen thinking they can hang onto the three that they want to On the back end and after that. What elliott all of the sudden. There's new cap space to play with. If weber's seven point eight comes off you know. I don't wanna talk about it too much either. But i just don't know what's going to happen here but there's also jonathan drew a andrew and situation and now we believe filipinos going to market pierre. Lebron mentioned that on thursday night vervins a wild man right. When he's got money to throw he'll throw it he'll offer sheet baby come on. Who's an ex sebastian. Here we go. He'll be like two thousand and five peyton manning going back to pass and firing the whole thing of montreal's team is this move by weber. The fact he's not gonna play for at least a year. It changes the entire team. He takes a huge presence off their blue line in that blue line was a huge identity for what went well in the playoffs and it takes a huge presence out of the room. You know coffee is going to have a bigger role suzuki's going to have a bigger role. I think a lot of their young players. They're young talented. Players are even kotkin yemi even though he was benched i still think unless they trade them for some reason. He's going to have a bigger role. That so i could see berge event because this is just the way he thinks going out there and taking a big swing like i i said landis cog would it surprise you if that guy got to market and you know depending on what version situation is here Taking a swing at the at no nothing. Nothing surprises me about berge. Even no eichel. Would that surprise you. I don't know that they'd be willing to part with what buffalo would want to bring in jack eichel Whole way of thinking right depending on what montreal's allowed to do here. The nhl seems very uncertain about what it wants to do here. I don't know what that's gonna mean for them but if berge of and all of a sudden has more cap room guy sciences yuki. Let's not forget that and that's gonna be a big number by. It's gonna be interesting here. Here's a wild suggestion. Then elliott. because he's gone the offer sheet route before anthony bavaria. Lose in tough yes. He is lose in tough. Yes he is if you're mark version and you have all this money and you just went to the stanley cup final. I you really went after all because he thought he might get them. Offer sheeting lula morello. That's another one but this is a week. We saw suitor in. Parisi bought outright. So god only knows what can happen now. Speaking of suitor my first thought would keep got bought. It was exit. yandle inter suitor. Here's what i'm hearing about ryan suter. I think that's going to slow down until after the expansion draft and then i think teams when they have a bit more clarity about their own situations and souder has some more clarity about their situations that picks up again a thought on the panthers buying yo yandle. They wanted to protect forsling. Anybody's who's lee surprised here and i do think there'll be plenty of interest in yandle i. I think he'll be in a situation where he's very comfortable to go to power. Plays important very popular teammate. Uh-huh and i think you'll pick based on fit as opposed to anything else. So i don't think he's going to have trouble finding a place at all. Could you see boston there. That's been rumored for a thousand years. It seems like right jeff and if yandle wants to do that now. He's got the opportunity to do that. And i know a lot of people are always wondering about taylor hall. There was a time when i thought there was potential deal in the drawer here. I'm less convinced that's the case right. Now we'll see you know. I think there's a lot of teams poking around on hall. We'll see what ends up happening with him. One another thing. We should mention for the florida. Panthers congratulations anthony declare last time. Does it all by himself. No agents required This year a three year deal nine million dollars so an avia. Three million for anthony declare. 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Patriots cuts Mohamed Sanu, Celtics win Game 2, Bruins question Zdeno Chara future and Red Sox beat the tax

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Patriots cuts Mohamed Sanu, Celtics win Game 2, Bruins question Zdeno Chara future and Red Sox beat the tax

"Welcome in everybody to the bosses 4-speed brought to you by Bette us we're going to do a quick whip around to the Boston Sports scene and we have some fairly major news involving the New England Patriots who have report released wide receiver Mohamed Sanu not entirely the most surprising thing but still a big deal given the fact that they brought him in for a second round draft pick last year. He didn't really do what they were hoping he would do he was injured during last season had offseason surgery came in and really never really flashed at any point during camp and and really was a bubble guy the whole time so we'll bring it back yard and Greg you had him on the roster, but it was a close call. So again, you're not shocked by it. But again, it's still a move that's going to raise some eyebrows. Like wow. They actually I'm actually got rid of this guy. Yeah, I mean John I did have them on the on the roster when we got the view practice. He was still out there as a starter. And actually he was making a lot of progress towards the end. As far as a bracket for Cam Newton seemed like they had a rapport they were both in the same division for a long time. They're friendly, you know, but I had raised the possibility several times including my first 53-man during Camp about him being released just because you looked at the cost of a 6 and 1/2 million dollars right and make this year and then what kind of production where you're going to get from that when? You know supposedly he was healthy and high ankle sprain last year. He had offseason surgery but he came back. He was healthy the first about 10 days of Camp. He couldn't get any separation. He wasn't really getting the ball during Camp because he was covered the quarterbacks weren't even looking his way. And so then you became to think like, all right. So what are they paying 6 and 1/2 million for that? They couldn't get from say Joe Myers or Devon Ross or Jeff Thomas the undrafted rookie at a Miami. So you just started to fit the pieces and it was it was definitely questionable whether he had a future here, but there's no question that it took it took a tough pill for Bill Belichick to swallow this thing because he did give up that second round pick last year and it's sort of between the Antonio Brown signing and then Mohamed Sanu for you know a half a season and about, you know, 25 catches. It was it was not good job. Certainly, not any sort of value for team that puts a premium on value of everything that they do and it's a double whammy because again, you spend the second round pick you're expecting an impact player. You didn't get that which stings but you don't even get a guy who's good enough to stick on the roster and against salary matters here, but he clearly trended into the dreaded Jaga territory where he is at this point in his career just another guy before we turn the page on that. Let me just at posted this on Twitter. So last year the Patriots sunk eight million dollars and the second round pick for nine games 30 catches 263 yards and two touchdowns and what they got out of it between Antonio Mohamed Sanu was a first-round exit while scoring thirteen page and Tom Tom Brady left in the offseason partially because he was frustrated with the lack of targets that he had that was a banner year last year for for Belichick, but well while you say that I'm just curious George. Let's Pretend Antonio Brown didn't shoot himself in the foot ten thousand times and stuck and sinew didn't hurt himself and played. Is there a chance Brady is back as her a chance? The outcome is totally different last year. It could have been you look at it as a clearly a fail to massively failed experiments but a thing or two goes different and we could be in a completely different world right now with this team. Oh no question. If it's Antonio behaved off the field and stayed on the roster Brady probably would have loved to throw, you know, he pined for him. He he's Pine for him right now, Indiana right off, you know Sanu Then all of a sudden you're like, okay. Well then we have something to maybe Tom's a little bit more willing to stick it out. But I do think what happened last year at the receiver position wage is I think it was the final straw really for Brady in New England because this is he was going through this multiple years where it's they come to camp and it's like all right. Well who's going to play receiver and it's like well Tom and Josh McDaniels, we'll get it figured out. It doesn't really matter. We can sign Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas and maybe somebody will stick but it doesn't really matter and while meanwhile Bap defense doesn't let go of anybody and they're about five deep at every position. And and I think that that really irked Brady last year and I think you can make the argument that it was the final straw in terms of like that's it. I'm done with this. It's the same thing year after year. If I come back it's going to be the same thing and guess what Tom was right to the point where they had to release new. That's how bad he was. Yeah a name. It does you start to look at things through a different lens because there's so much on the Brady deterioration Factor, but you're right. He's looking around. It's like I can't throw to these freaking guys off of the none of them. Do what I want them to do and none of them are open even when they do so this is what you have now and again, I guess moving into this year. It was already a problem. And that's it was a bath was a concerning positional group. Even if Sanu came back and was remotely close to the player you thought you were getting when you gave the second round pick for him. But since he isn't and wasn't sure what you know, I mean again obviously anything is going to be faster as you said in terms of some sort of positional upgrade, but I mean, who and what and and and is it going to make a difference? Is it going to be better off? Yeah, and I actually I view the Sanu deal is almost a two-year error because not only did you not get bang for your buck last year in terms of the draft pick and you weren't paying him any this month. Be this year, but he still that 6.5 million hung on the cap all offseason. So instead of just saying you know what it didn't work. He's not going to work here. We're going to release him and we have an extra a six and a half million to play with maybe to sign the tight end or another receiver that would work instead. They kept them all through Camp. They didn't sign anybody else and that now they're back at the starting position. Now, I will just say, you know, the Patriots are excited about what some of these kids can do. I know they're not household names. I know that people have been fooled before with the you know, the the the Young Harris kid who was out there last year racing up Maurice Harris and and guys like that but I will say gunner olszewski looks like you know a junior version of Danny Amendola. He looks very nice Mara KO bhi Myers. We saw last year. I would say he didn't have the greatest Camp Devon Ross. They love internally. They think he's the real deal and then he can really impact things. I think really I think he's dead. Plays more of some new snaps cuz he hasn't Ross has an inside-outside versatility. That's the new had so I just think that they got they were like, all right, we're slow enough as it is let down a little bit quicker. So you got Harry who's a power guy Edelman has quickness not speed and then you're looking at probably olszewski, you know, Devin Druid sort of filling out that roster there and I think they they feel okay with that that that's that's a place to start and remember These young kids are not playing in Tom Brady's Patriots Sharps. They are playing in Cam Newton's but simple smile. It's just on the outside, you know, like again. Well Terry I mean Harry, but that's a nice but we've talked about how he might be better suited to kind of, you know, play as a big slot. You know, I mean, so again we all I mean it's the perennial need for the field stretcher. It's not going to be there but you might add a little bit more speed. But again if I'm Cam Newton here, I'm you know, I don't know, you know, it's this a new it's a new being relaxed doesn't change anything cuz he was what he was whether he was here or not. But again, it's really tough to get inspired by anything that they have coming up, you know from the rear there. Yep. Yeah. All right. Well, that's what it is Jacob Mohamed Sanu gun Greg Bedard Boston Sports Journal you can catch all of this stuff there. So please be sure to subscribe. All right, let's switch gears. We'll talk about the Celtics now who have a commanding two-game. None lead over the Toronto Raptors after a 102-99 rock fight of a win in game two. This is a game the Celtics basically gave Toronto every chance to win. The Raptors could not hang on Celtics were able to win. This one easily could have lost were going to bring in Brian RAV4 Boston Sports journal and Brian we talked about it between games one and two that Toronto seem to be matched and I really the belief is if the Celtics play their best game, it's really hard for Toronto to match that effort. But the Celtics did not play their best game. They basically handicapped they said here you go. When did if you want to it looks for like a little while like it would boom. Boom. Boom some markets, March Madness Marcus Smart magic in the fourth quarter. And that was it Celtics pulled ahead. In fact, I think they they could have easily made it a 12-14 point game. If they didn't give away a few possessions there when they did get that lead to 8 in the fourth quarter this game. The Celtics really could have loss. And then did and that really can't bode. Well, if you're Toronto it's certainly can and but it's also I think a trademark of a really good team right now the Celtics and we saw this in the six-year series to wear games where they don't have a going or multiple guys, Kemba Walker Marco Spartans game, but pretty awful for the first three quarters, but I'm Tatum kept him in that game through the those first three quarters. Jaylen Brown was solid defensively. Obviously. Robert Williams came up huge in the first quarter to kind of keep the ship afloat there. And then now Toronto you're with the same old story struggling to score late in the fourth quarter as has been the case all year against the Celtics team. So if you're an ignorant right now, you're looking for some answers, right? And that's the thing is we've talked about this team being one where you know, I feel like past generations of the Celtics teams always had the kind of everything had to fall right to to to get to that next level. And here you have a team that can have an inconsistent performance and be picked up at different spots of the games by different people. You had a rub. The Surge, you know in the first half Jayson Tatum who was the entire offense while Kemba Walker couldn't hit anything you had Jalen played an all-around decent game and Marcus Smart just comes out Bing Bang Boom hit song reason the fourth quarter Campbell finally flips the switch and we've seen him do that this year too and that's it that was that's the ball game and that's that's you know again It's gotta be something you're worried about if you're if you're if you're if you're Nick nurse and something you have to be really encouraged by force of expense, but Nick nurse let's talk about that talking about adjustments didn't make a ton. I didn't think heading into game too long, but he did definitely had take exception to some of the calls made in game two. Here's what he had to say about the preferential treatment. He felt the Celtics were getting. Well, I just thought that dog to be honest with them. I mean, I think I think smart filed the shit out of him on the one the only frustrating part about it is this is he shoots 14 free throws, which is as much as our whole team shoots. That's the frustrating part. I mean well, I mean, I don't know again you try to look at this objectively as possible. And I know we covered the Celtics but this didn't appear to me to be a game where the Celtics were getting all the calls. In fact, a lot of really tough ones coin flips certainly went against them. Yeah Tatum got 14 free throws and that was but I think that largely had to do with the type of game that was playing when they needed to generate offense. He was really attacking. So I mean your thoughts on nurses comments first off. Yeah. I mean, this is what happens when you go down to own a series and you need a lift from somewhere. And so it's a you know, the Tale As Old As Time for coaching and the playoffs and so Nick nurse obviously has little more respect now after winning the title last year and bought a winning culture the air this year. So why not, you know, they'll they'll head to the to the the checkbook but on the other hand, I agree with you the it was like twenty-five until nineteen. And free throws over the course of that game Jaden hit fourteen of those so wasn't like and here and I think every single one there wasn't a lot of questionable calls for him. And so trial doesn't have great creators. And so that's why they just aren't going to get to line a ton against the defense and that's what the topic I've played so far and and that's been a Celtics Hallmark years prior where it wasn't a team that would be aggressive. It didn't have guys just created their own offense, but now you have it coming from everywhere and you're right. It's a different. It's a different vibe and you're right Tatum not only here earned him. But I mean, he got the questionable again. I think it was fair offensive there on that critical action followed by a tech you had smart out of bounds. And again, that was a really bang bang almost like a a tie at first base sort of situation and they didn't get that call. So I I certainly don't think that but we talked about not particularly as it pertains to Brad Stevens and you're right defending champ coach of the year and for me the lasting image of Nick nurse, certainly if the if the Raptors go down in flames this series. Yep. To be this after siakam started foul in the first quarter, you know and just you know, right then and there cuz again, I don't know you can blame that whole first game on siakam being ineffective, but it certainly took him out of the game. It was a you know, questionable decision whether to leave him in there, so you're neutralized your best player. You couldn't get anything going. The rest of the game game one is gone and then game too am not the necessary adjustments while Brad Stevens is at this point clearly pushing all the right buttons. It's hard again as objectively as you can look at this. It's hard to say that Stevens isn't coaching circles around nurse at this point. Yeah, I mean it's a situation where it's a bit easier for Stevens cuz he does have the best player in this series. But this is a situation where you know, Toronto was favored by most people coming into the series and the talent was seemed it was pretty much even with with hammered out of the picture. So the mixing and matching by Brad Stevens has been terrific throughout the postseason whether it was you know, I think a huge thing in game two that he did was go of the Grant Williams Tice front line and then fourth quarter game-changing run. So as much as smart was huge offensive lie there they went on at 29 run and playing good defense download is a huge part of that. So again finding the kind of you know little tweaks that you need over the course of a game to make the adjustments to their even the rappers adjustments as things went along. He's come out on. I'd say pretty much in every game this series and every game of the postseason so far. Yep, and it's again, it's pulling all the, you know, pulling all the right strings at this point Celtics lead wage. Nothing Game 3 tomorrow so we'll see again we talked about it between one and two it felt like if not the series was over that this was going to be a tough one for Toronto. I mean, this is obviously a last eight of them. So we'll see how that one goes. But until then obviously follow Brian Robb subscribe to Boston Sports journal for all the best Celtics coverage and he'll have you covered for the rest of the series the rest of the Celtics playoff run certainly in the lead-up and after game three, so please be sure to check it out. All right, listen up Sports Bettors. 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Remember tell them to send you. All right. It's been more than a day now for hockey fans having to come to grips with the fact that the Bruins season is over and it was a disappointing end and almost a funereal like at my boss after the game with a lot of players kind of talking about what happens next and moving on and moving on potentially without the core group that they had and one of the big question marks surrounding His team is the future of Captain Zdeno Chara and we'll bring in Connor Ryan here in Connor. You know, we know about cedeno, you know, we know what he said after the game. He still not sure what he's going to do is you know, he's done enough over his career. He could have hung it up at any point in time. But you know, I guess the two questions really hear our does he still have the will to place after this strange season his age the way it ended the quick turnaround. And also if he does does he help the Bruins and there are a lot of people out there who are wondering whether he does and there's a lot of people who think he's washed that from talking to you. I don't think you agree with that. No, I don't think so. And I think you have to be realistic if they know Char comes back of what the expectations are for him, you know as a guy named going to turn forty for next season and what you're really going to get from one because let's let's be you know, Frank, he's no longer the the top pairing kind of guys. Obviously not the perennial Norris Trophy candidate but like dead. Be able to get away the last few years with him being that top parent kind of defensive anchor next to a guy like Charlie McAvoy. And now I think you're seeing where he's kind of best used as kind of a reserve role or a Dodge Charger special is kind of further down the line. I mean if if you put him in a spot where he's a third pairing guy, he's getting 17 18 minutes and night you bring him out there in certain situations where he needs protecting a lead. I think that's where his value is still there didn't really help the Bruins that much during this postseason. We're especially in at Tampa series. He really didn't have too many leads out there for him to kind of showcase that right you either chasing a game or he's matched up against smaller opponents further pool. And if it's tough for them and you're so used to relying on him to to be that shutdown guy and he put him out in that role and you know, he he's bought step or two slow you're right. The game is certainly passed in by and yeah, it would make more sense to be in that kind of third pairing role that's tougher to do if you're hemorrhaging bodies and the at the Blue Line and again, Takes us to the next thing which is you know, that the elephant in the room all season long through the lock out. And then after the season ended again is this, you know, impending doom surrounding Torey Krug and the unlikely that he returns and again just to listen to crude talk about it everything he's saying is I love it here, but man, I'm going to get paid. I know it, you know at the world knows it. So this is just what it is and I unless the Bruins are able to find something creative or he takes a massive Hometown discount. This guy's gone. Yeah. No, I think you just, you know, read read the tea leaves and just kind of see how this offseason is going to be kind of set up doesn't seem like as any feasible way for him to come back without taking, you know, like a massive, you know, not even a pay cut but even like, you know losing terms, I think that's what the Bruins are really concerned about. It's you know, I think Torey Krug in the next two or three years can still be a very very effective power play quarterback, but you get a Gala Kim who normally is, you know, a smaller guy but also just takes a beating out there like you don't want to see a guy like that who 34 35 how we looked at the tail end of that contract when you're hoping that you're able to kind of reach you on the fly when guys like Bergeron and krejci and Rask move on so I don't see the Bruins working out a deal on a screw wants to take you know, a four or five-year deal. But when you hit the open market he's going to get paid. I don't see why you know, you'd sacrifice kind of that security especially with so much up-in-the-air now just to come back for HomeTown discount. I mean, he's already taken two or three Bridge deals or deals, you know that are fair value already like it's time for the guy to get paid at us. Don't think it's going to be with the Bruins, right? So again to main stage on the BlueLine very uncertain if if not unlikely to return it's just going to be one of the questions facing the team in the off-season. There's going to be a lot more Connor we'll keep talking about it as things develop and thoughts of what's going to be a very short off-season in a really quick turn so Connor. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me. All right moving along to the Red Socks and the story of this season and the offseason was money and the Red Sox apparently dog. Have some they have successfully reset their CBT rate with a series of Trades and in off season, which saw Mookie Betts go elsewhere and that's what we've got. We're going to bring on Macadam for buses Port Charlotte horatian money. The Red Sox have all this money isn't this isn't this terrific now we get to go spend it. Right? I think it's call in the duck boat parades on Thursday. This is why fans watch. You know, how many of us have grown up in our backyard about the opportunity to reset our Competitive Edge. I've resented that played it in my mind theories in the bottom of the ninth and game seven six of one half dozen of the other three and win a championship reset the CVT. Yeah, the the the stuff of childhood dream not exactly right and I feared John that a lot of people are looking at this as long Opportunity for the Red Sox to go on some wild spending spree this winter and I'm here to say don't get too excited about that Prospect because I don't think it should happen nor by extension should happen. First of all, if the Red Sox wanted to go out and just get back into the same situation that they were in a year ago. They never would have fired Dave Dombrowski, but they brought in high school Bloom for a new approach and that's all about restocking the farm system trying to be sustainable think of the Los Angeles Dodgers, ironically as the model that they're after a sustained sustained playoff appearances and only a few really big contracts. One of which we know is Mookie Betts, but this is not the time for the Red Sox to quote go off it in the free agent market place this winter in part because there is a lot there of what they need. They need of course Frontline starting pitching. There's not a lot of that so I thought They may either make some some place holder moves bring in guys in the middle of the rotation to get them through the next couple of years until the J Grooms and other prospects are ready. But this is not the start of some wild spending spree this winter. So again, this is what it comes down to is everything about what they've done what they did again. I use the smart baseball people will tell you in many will agree had to whatever reason they they are where they were and they had to do these things. But I think it's important to point out not to to rid of this knee-jerk defense of the Red Sox philosophy, but every Big Market team has done this in the past, right the Dodgers did it the Yankees Yankees did it? Yeah, right you get you get you get you get fat and Bloated with bad contracts and the only way to do it is you got to burn it down and build it up again, and it's understandable, but you're facing challenges unlike any years past which is Thursday. Of of a an aging and or you know, you know just dwindling fanbase that is as passionate about the Red Sox as they were once before, you know, the the covin scenario a season. That's totally lost a 60 Game season that barely anybody tuned in certainly no fans here. You're trying to capture and bring in new people and retain the ones that you hang out and while this might work and pay out in two to three years. The question is, do you have that luxury can you afford if you're the Red Sox right now a two to three-year ramp up to get to being relevant again? Yeah, and and I think you're going to hear them continue to say that this is not some Burn It To The Ground rebuild that they intend to remain competitive and maybe in twenty Twenty-One if they make the Right Moves and get back guys like Chris Sale and Eduardo Rodriguez to a give give them a major league caliber rotation. They could be a 500 team next year. I think its own. Lives in fear of selling that long-term rebuild their senses fans won't put up with it. I happen to disagree. I think people understand if you frame it properly that this is the way to go but the hard part for high in bloom will be to be juggling those two objectives to build that sustainability down the road long-term while not putting an embarrassing product on the field next year like the one we're seeing this season sure, but we've seen this over the course of John Henry's ownership is a plan and the plan makes sense and everybody's on board with the plan and then you see a season like this and you say we can't have that again right there and that knee-jerk reaction is Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. I got to get off, you know, or get me the two best hitters on the market. Are you sure even if they're Sandoval and Hanley? Yes get them. Okay, great. And so we're not going to sign Lester cuz he's too old. Wait a second throw all this money at this guy instead we had In this reversal a lot and it happens fast. It's most of these plans last about a year until that somebody's coming in over the top and saying I don't think we can wait that long that's been raining down. We didn't marketable players Pablo's cute and funny and the panda thing will play and that doesn't that's not if that happens here this whole highbloom thing is out the window. So again, why do you bring in a guy like that? You have to stick with this for you know, you read a five years. Yeah, and you would hope that he was brought in for a reason and that there is a little ramp up here in a window where he came back and do what he does best which is infused. Your organization with prospects that are going to provide again that Dodge your model of you know, the Walker Bueller's and the black boxes and all the Homegrown Talent they have and then every once in a while when you see that missing piece out there like Mookie Betts, you have the capital to go after it and the research Just to extend him but doing it year after year and throwing your money at the most shiny bauble on the free-agent losing proposition not sustainable and it's not an efficient way. It's proven out that it doesn't work. So yes again, you can't do it. You have to grow your Mookie's, you know, and you know, you gotta get them while they're cheap and controllable and and and again it's going to be a challenge but that's clearly the path to success is just whether or not if and whatever the case if and when it bears fruit that both the ownership has the patience to wait it out in the fans too. So it's going to be tricky shot and obviously it'll be an interesting offseason cuz you're right. I think a lot of people are going to be like, let's do this thing, you know like and it's it's probably not going to happen. So again, we'll see how it goes. Yeah. I think the one thing they can do with this free John as I as I wrote Today Was State can make some trades to take on some big contracts and and those might not be dead. Outrageous free-agent deals, you're going to have a lot of teens who have owners saying we had no fans in twenty-twenty. We may not have many fans if any at all in 2021. We are hemorrhaging losses get rid of some of these contracts and I think the Red Sox financial situation both being below the CBT and having well-heeled ownership that can absorb some short-term losses might be able to take some of those those big contracts on and not sacrifice the prospects that it otherwise might take to get them fair enough. Okay. Well Sean, we'll see how that plays out. 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B.I.G. Interview | Zac Stevens of DNVR Broncos on QB Position and Matt Stafford

The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

15:48 min | 8 months ago

B.I.G. Interview | Zac Stevens of DNVR Broncos on QB Position and Matt Stafford

"Hey this is mark. Johnson voice for the colorado buffaloes and you're listening to the whole show my buddy brady hole thirteen ten. Oh come back having fun on this on this monday. Glad you could be with us here. Now reminder i'll be out tomorrow have a couple of things going on in the afternoon so Know big picture stuff. It's all exciting. It's all great brian. How will will Fill in from From the buffs. Oh and so excited about that. Maybe he'll talk a lot about this. Texas a and m gonna play empower field next fall. Wow we we're going to get into that a little bit later on joining me as our great of the program act. Stevens of dvr broncos. Ac just tweeted out my man. I'm watching patrick mahomes. That's the best you know. The chiefs are playing their best yesterday. That was that was scary can can. Can we really stay the course here if we ever hope to compete with the cheese or is it time for the broncos whether it's the draft trading everybody let's go for broke and see if we can redo this thing all brady. If yesterday wasn't depressing. Enough for broncos country watching tom brady go to the super bowl and patrick mahomes. Just walk as way there. Here's another depressing fact that. Start off your monday. The broncos lost two so that the broncos played three of the teams that played this week and they played them this year. Of course the the one team. They didn't play the packers. They lost those teams. Those three teams by an average of twenty points this past season. That is obviously terrible. You want to take it one. Step further the broncos loss to the play-off teams this year that that were in the playoffs this year by an average of fourteen points per game. That was the worst in the nfl. So if you just look at it from the team that was last year. No there's no shot now if you think drew lock can develop than that is your hope for the broncos being able to compete with these teams is the drew lock really takes off and develops Like josh allen. Did and josh allens really the only quarterback in nfl history that has developed way. He has with starting slope so poorly and then playing so well a couple of years later. He's really the only one. So if you think drew lock and do that then it. That's where the broncos have a shot if not then yeah you you do need to do change quarterbacks and whether that you know getting a veteran guy there's plenty out there right now or a young guy. There are so many different directions. The broncos and george payton can take this year four options here drew lock draft a quarterback early enough to make sense of quarterback playing next season. Go for gopher a trade situation like shawn watson or give up on the shot the shawn watson dream and you know to give matt stafford call. Yeah outside of drew lock. Just 'cause he's the one in the building he probably is still the favorite. I think the matthew stafford one is the biggest as possibility right now and there's plenty of reasons why has always liked matt stafford and i know the john elway isn't the one making final decisions but i think he would sign off on that deal and george peyton also knows exactly what is going up what. It's like going up against matt stafford. Since he's played him so many times being in minnesota since matt stafford has been drafted in two thousand nine and that to me. Makes the most sense for the broncos right now because brady when we talk about where the broncos are. They're not just one step away from competing with the chiefs and competing with the best teams. There are many many steps away. This trading for matt stafford right now is a huge step in the right direction. What you would be doing is you would be taking a huge step in the right direction. At the most important position of sports you beginning. A massive upgrade drew lock in the broncos quarterback last year pretty much bottom of the league and every category matt stafford when you look at him. He's around thirteen to fifteen so an average to slightly above average quarterback. Does that make you a bowl. Contender right away. No it doesn't but that's a huge step in the right direction. I think this team would be immediately competing for the playoffs. And and broncos country. That's kind of a huge step to take right now. It's not where everyone wants to be. That would be a great step in the right direction zach. We've heard at least three first round picks for shawn watson. But we're hearing kind of more clarity with detroit. They're they're ready to move on. And we're there's no bones about it. Houston still seems like a mess over there. what's it gonna take for stafford. What's the what's the what's the first pricier. The first first thing we're thrown out. Well i think the broncos wanna get this thing done and have detroit not talk to anyone else. Broncos should offer up the ninth overall. Pick and i think a deal is done right there. I think that's the most matthew stafford would go for is a borderline top ten pick in this draft and of course broncos would be a top ten pick. But what's interesting is you may not have to give up a first round pick yet. Peter king suggesting that the broncos could give up to second round picks including this your second round pick Or this your second round pick and drew lock to get matthew stafford to me. I'm okay with any of those deals Because if you even if the broncos have to give up the ninth overall pick brady. What's more important getting a massive upgrade at the quarterback position or. Let's say getting the second cornerback in the draft. If the broncos don't trade that away and then they have a stud cornerback to me. It's easy you get the quarterback the huge upgrade. But let's say the broncos only have to give up a second round pick or two second round picks or a second andrew lock well throwing andrew lock in the deal to me doesn't mean much because if you bring matthew stafford here. He's your quarterback that there's no going back to drew lock in this situation so to me. All of those deals seem pretty easy for me to do. If i'm george peyton quarterbacks the only one to do with 'cause all agree i'll i'll admit that when i'm looking at a top ten pick. I want denver to get a shutdown corner. But if that is okay but instead of that you can get your quarterback that might actually get you in all right. I'm taking that i. I wasn't crazy about moving away from that ten. Pick to go. Noah fant and jerry jeudy. I ended up being okay with because it's jerry. Jeudy he had that explosive ability. But it's hard for me to want to part with a top ten. Pick unless it's for a proven quarterback or a prospect of quarterback that we really think is going to be the next big deal because that's what we've learned. This weekend is most of the time nine hundred ten times. Eight hundred ten times. It's gonna take a franchise quarterback to get you there exactly and brady. That's the only situation where i'm not okay. With the broncos trading their first round pick to get matthew stafford if they identify someone in the draft that they love at quarterback and remember math. Or patrick mahomes was not the first overall pick. They got him right around. Where the broncos are right. Now so let's say the identify trae lance their guy and i'm okay with the broncos trading up in the draft to get him or let's say zach wills justin field then. I'm totally okay. With them hanging onto that pick but if not. It's easy for me because with matthew stafford. You're getting the guy. That is twenty five touchdowns ten interceptions. It's the broncos have that On the team they're going with and twenty one. They'll be competing for the playoffs and that'll be a huge step up for them. And then you know what what i love about. Matthew stafford is you're not locked into him for the next five years. Now you can be. You can recite him to a contract but what his contract is right. Now it's very team friendly. Two years forty three million dollars left. That's that's chump change. When you're talking about a good to average quarterback you'll take that in a heartbeat. Matthew stafford also has a high feeling being that first round pick and he's had forty one touchdowns in the nfl. before so. i like that as well. It's floor is pretty darn high to like. I said he's averaging twenty five touchdowns picks in the last five seasons. That'll get it done but then also what you can do is view. Matthew stafford is a potential. Alex smith type of player. When he was with the chiefs. You can have him and he takes you to that. Respect ability level that the broncos need to get back to where they're competing for the playoffs. But then what did the. What did the chiefs do when they had out smith. They drafted patrick mahomes and they let him develop and look at how that turned out now. Obviously let's say. Patrick mahomes is more of a a a really good first round pick instead of you know one of the greatest first round picks of all time. That's still looking like a great situation for the chief. So the broncos it by trading for matthew stafford don't have to be committed to him for the next ten years they can be committed in for the next two years the next four years and then they can also go out and a couple of years and get that first round pick and have them develop behind him so i just love matthew stafford the idea of because he's in immediate huge upgrade at the quarterback position and really all options are still on the table for the next couple of years. Yeah in those saying how well if you want to be a contender as soon as next year. That's not realistic unless it's to me. It's unless it's to shawn watson. And even then i don't know so in everything we're hearing. Zak is the sean. This isn't going to be one of his choices. I don't believe so. And maybe you can speak more into that. But if you're not going to get to sean then everything else is gonna be. Okay let's try to get instantly better and then like you said get a stafford and that gives you time to to you. Know get deeper scouting into the whatever that next quarterback position is going to look like in two to three seasons. After sean says today denver's my number one choice okay. We're going all in there. But that to me is the only crazy factor that makes you somewhat of an instant contender. And i don't even know if that does the trick. No i completely completely agree with you. Brady either shawn watson as a borderline top-five quarterback and of course that would be huge for the broncos to get. He is a big upgrade over matthew. Stafford who like. I said is like the fifteenth to thirteenth best quarterback and then he's even a huge upgrade to drew lock who last year statistically in the bottom couple guys in the nfl but also with matthew stafford. Why that may be even more appealing to george. Peyton is george. Payton's all about drafting and developing. He said that would be the lifeblood of the broncos a week after saying that and especially this year. If he works to trade for shawn watson i think everyone would think it'd be a good trade but it would be three first round picks plus some of your developmental guys like potentially a or jerry. Jeudy bradley chubb. Well then there's drafting develop. You're throwing that out the window because you're also probably second round pick so this could be a happy compromise with getting immediate upgraded quarterback while also still being able for george to get his guys here in drafting developed now saying that i think if they have an opportunity to get to shawn watson you still do it they would be open to that of course but this one just may be that perfect window for everyone's talking about and specifically broncos country on the twitter that we're around right how 'bout aaron rodgers and my first thought to that is. I don't even know what the packers are planning. They get for a reason though they don't just get him in the first round just for fun But if rodgers is frustrated with matlock floors play calling in the nfc championship. How in the hell is that going to work with vic. Fangio's play call you. Yeah i mean it was pretty perplexing. Yesterday some of the decisions that we saw from the packers specifically at the end of the game and then also with the bills It's not just the broncos that have some conservative and head-scratching playcalls the two of the four top teams in the nfl. This year were just playing conservative playing scared. And how do you do that when you're going up against tom brady. You can't be given the ball back to him with two minutes hoping that you're going to get the ball back. You can't do that and then also with the bills to beat the chiefs in kansas city. You're going to have to put up a lot of points. You can't be settling for field goals. You've got to be aggressive. i was. I was mind blown by that and Yeah aaron rodgers man if he if he or does shawn watson wanna play with the best Young weapons denver may be their place. But we haven't seen Shawn watson point to anything with denver that would make you think you would wanna come here. You just said is exactly why. I love todd. Bowles what tampa bay did they. They've been like this all season so you know there is nothing new but they were aggressive. That defense said you know what we're either gonna sack. Aaron rodgers get interceptions. Get something crazy or we're gonna die man. We're going to go down swinging. And that's why i love that. Tampa bay defence. They did everything that we were upset with the packers for doing the bills for doing for not not taking that aggressive shot. Not trying to. You're going up against history. You're going up against tom brady. You're going up against patrick. Mahomes in arrowhead stadium. It's time to do something that nobody else does. And that's be extremely aggressive. Not just pretend it's a week three regular season game exactly you. You are a hundred percent right. And then also i mean how about shaq barrett coming up huge was maybe the biggest reason why tampa bay won that game and of course it's bittersweet because goes could have kept him he could be on the broncos right now but also since since he isn't on the broncos men that that's the reason why everyone can cheer for tampa bay. I know a lot of people don't want to be pulling for brady but at the same time. No one wants to be pulling for the chiefs so everyone just needs to poll for For for shack barrett to have a super bowl. Mvp type of game And and also at the same time. You're talking about todd. Bowles being aggressive which i completely agree with you about bruce arians at the end of the first half i instead of punting or or doing something like that he goes for the deep shot on fourth down. Absolutely love that play. Call two man zaka on the bear thing. I think i don't want you to think i'm copying your tweets. I think right at the same time we tweeted about shack and his von miller timing one sacks i mean that was not offsides i went back. I'm looking i'm like that. Looks just like von miller in that moment so shaq barrett is adding more tools to his utility belt every single game. Oh yeah he he. He is good and really really showing up According to i believe pro football focus shack has more quarterback pressures than anyone in the nfl. The start of two thousand nineteen. He is an absolute baller and man. Wouldn't it be something to see to number fifty eight be me super bowl. Mvp within the same decade mile. Well might just happen. Zac appreciate you as always my friend. Hey we'll see what What the broncos decided to do what the market calls for anyway it. It'll be fun to talk about for sure man. It's going to be still exciting. Happy to talk with you. Brady armament zak stevens. Dnv are broncos. Aaron rodgers would look great broncos uniform possible. I don't think wants to come to denver. it's going to be matt stafford. And then that's a really nice stopgap and we'll talk about that more on the other side my game of the week coming up next. This is the whole show powered by pvc energy. We are live from the articles special studios coach new season new hope. Unc hoops can be heard right here. Northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k.

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Trades! The Celtics & Grizzlies Make A Deal Plus A Surprise Move By The Nets & Pistons

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

19:20 min | 3 weeks ago

Trades! The Celtics & Grizzlies Make A Deal Plus A Surprise Move By The Nets & Pistons

"Hello, everybody. Welcome into the NBA front office show. We've got a trade to break down today a couple other little things as well to dive into. Make sure you are subscribed right here to the NBA for office YouTube channel. We are pushing for 10,000 subscribers. You've listed the podcast version of this. We'll go over to YouTube. Make sure you subscribe there and subscribe to the podcast version as well. If you're on Apple podcast, Spotify, wherever you are finding us there. Keith, how are you doing, man? We got a trade to talk about and it involves your team. Yeah, and it happened as literally as I was walking into shanxi today. Which was phenomenal. No spoilers here from this guy, but just really, really good. And I like all the marvel stuff, but this one was excellent. So go make time to go see it if you're a marvel fan. Or if you're not even a marvel fan, but a martial arts fan, that one was really good, but yeah, trade broke, so I had to kind of sit there and turn my brain off a basketball to make sure I enjoyed the movie, plenty while while we were there, but yeah, Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies who have hooked up for a lot of trades over the past few years, do it again. And this time it's a wanto hernan Gomez headed to Boston in exchange for Christine and Carson Edwards. So done and hernan Gomez barely swung by their Boston and Memphis and said hello. And we heard her on Gomez was not going to report to the grizzlies. And now he's headed off to the Celtics. And then down in Edwards headed to Memphis along with a second round pick. So Boston, during a second round our Celtics take on a little bit of money in this trade, but I think probably get quite clearly the best player of the three players involved. Now I saw it was a second round pick swap, so it's not even a full second rounder. At least that was the early reporting on it. I don't know if maybe that has changed since then. But but I saw a second round pick swap on it, but regardless, it's a minor asset going into the world. And yeah, it's like a kind of sort of a second round pick. It's not even one Boston really kind of actually owns. So it's a little weird, the way that one works out. The Celtics had a couple future seconds like that. And for this guy, it makes me happy that that's now removed from the book bookkeeping that I have to pay attention to that second round. So I'll take it. So at this point, we can just kind of add this into the Eric Bledsoe trade for the grizzlies tally. It feels like they just flipped and flipped and flipped so many different pieces of that trade, but now they do wind up with Carson Edwards and Christ on but I guess let's start there. What are the grizzlies gonna do? They keep adding players. They cut, they wave Rajon Rondo and then you do a two for one trade to bring in more pieces and you still have to wind up cutting players at the end. So I don't understand that part of it. Yeah, Memphis too, just to give an overall picture right now after all there maneuvering, they are back up to 19 players on fully guaranteed standard contracts. One of those is a summer contract. They have one player on a two way. And my guess is the guy who's on the summer contract he's pawns who is with them and summerly. He's a rookie undrafted rookie out of Tennessee. My guess is he'll eventually be converted to the other two way spot from Memphis, but that leaves them with still three fully guaranteed contracts that they're going to have to wave. Here, so that's going to be an interesting to see which direction they go. My guess is if I was a crystal in Carson Edwards, I don't know that I'd be looking for real estate in the Memphis area. Keith, we have some breaking news. Breaking news, I know another trade. Deandre Jordan Andrew boats norsky, we're gonna break this. We'll break this one down right after we finish breaking down the Celtics grizzlies trade. All right, so according to Asia booster, Brooklyn, the nets are trading Deandre Jordan for a future second round pick on a four future second round picks. So Deandre Jordan and four future seconds and $5.78 million to Detroit for jaleel Okafor and seeker do boya. Pistons planned to work on a buyout for Deandre Jordan. So we'll put a pin in that one and we'll break that one down in just a minute, but let's jump over the Celtic side getting wanting to hurt and Gomez. What was your takeaway there? I mean, stretch big. I think he fits a need for the Celtics, right? Yeah, he does a little bit. There now kind of, I think, balanced fairly well. They've got a lot of different ways they can go, hernan Gomez probably they did in the way Boston plays will be more of a for than ever three, which is fine. They don't really need anybody else to play the three. They have Jason Tatum, jaylen Brown, and her niece Smith Romeo Langford, who can all do that, Marcus smart, of course, can, as well, if they need to, they did this basically brings them to 15 standard contracts. Also, on the roster, so they can kind of stick with that if they want to now. Jabari Parker could stay and have his contract become fully guaranteed. They allowed his deal to become guaranteed for a minimal amount only a hundred K the other day, which signaled to me that they were necessarily going to move on from him. Celtics took on a little bit of money in the trade. There were about 6.8 million now above the luxury tax, but I think what this mostly does for a Boston is it gives them with hernan Gomez, one tradable sound of $7 million versus it's almost two tradable salaries of $7 million and done in Edwards. And that's important. And now Boston isn't a position where they continue to stack up these mid range contracts that they could eventually move in a trade, whether it be now or in the next off season hernan Gomez non guaranteed contract for next year about 7.5 million. But again, if you need 7.5 million in the trade, you just guarantee it and move him along. And that's a fair number for him for what he is as a player. So really, this is a no risk move for Boston. All hernan Gomez can do his help. Either on the court or via trade matching. And this is and so this gives you a contract that's movable. I think he's a guy that can indeed help them on the court like you said. This isn't to me for the sell from the Celtics perspective. This is a single, right? And we've talked about this. It's not a home run, but it's a single, and you hit it enough, singles. They really start to add up. So I like this move the Celtics. It's a little bit more of a head scratcher from the grizzlies, perspective, like I don't okay, you got first on you got questions. I guess they get a second round pick, got a nothing. So you get that. But okay. But, you know, I think it was a good piece of work here by the by the Celtics. Let's get into this new trade that just broke. And so we're going to kind of break this one down on the fly, which is always fun. So Deandre Jordan, who we heard was going to get bought out by the Brooklyn Nets is now instead going to get bought out by the Detroit Detroit Pistons. But they're giving up July Okafor, which I mean, he doesn't have a ton of value around the league, but do boya, I mean, this is a guy that I thought would have at least a little bit of value. Let's try to dive into this from the pistons perspective. What's the benefit of going this route? You can clear some salary, but I feel like you're giving up on seeker dump boya who I mean, we saw it played okay in summer league this year. Yeah, I'm not, I don't know. Now des moya was probably on the outside of the rotation looking in after all of their additions in the past couple of years because you've got still have Jeremy grant yesterday, Kate Cunningham. I know some people think of him as more of a guard, but I think of him as a big wing. We'll have the ball in his hands a lot. So if Josh Jackson, they resigned hamadou Diallo. And then on the big line, you've got obviously grant can play the four and does play quite a bit. You've got Kelly Olynyk as a Stewart tray lyles now. So my guess is this was just I'm looking at and saying, Sekou boy is not really gonna be a part of things. You're and again, these teams continue to value second round picks and getting four of them in a train is pretty big. So it says that they are Detroit is getting what is it the nets? A second rounders in 2022 and 2027, a 2024 wizard second rounder. In 2025 warriors second rounder. So those could all have some value that 2022. That's one is not going to. That's going to be pretty deep into the second round because they should be very, very good. But 2027, who the heck knows what they'll be by then? And then 2024 wizards, Bradley Beal leaves, they can be pretty bad. And then 2025 warriors, that's about when they're probably going to be on their for real downswing, I guess. We can call it. So those are probably some pretty valuable savings. Seconds rather. I'm reading another tweet as I'm trying to talk, which is never a good thing. So yeah, and then they're just going to buy out the under Jordan that 5.78 million. That's the max, the nets. Not much. That much of Jordan's salary and then they'll figure out a buyout and off he'll go and my guess is probably head off to the Lakers like we've been hearing for the last couple weeks. And Lakers fans go mild for Deandre women. Potentially arriving in Los Angeles. We'll see exactly what happens there. But yeah, I guess the second round was really are the value there for the Detroit Pistons. For the nets. The nets you get I liked it. I mean, the nets, you get the value of not having to buy him out. You don't have that dead money now sitting on your books. Seems 47 million in salary and tax for the needs because they're so far above. So they're so deep into the upper penalties now. So 47 million between salary and taxes the nets are saying to that right there. Forget about the players involved about that right there is worth the four second rounders that you gave up. And if you're the nets who cares about four second rounders, as soon as you have an open roster spot, you've got veterans lining up to take the minimum from you. So it doesn't matter. Yep. Yeah, my guess is Okafor will get waved here in this, so that'll probably bring the nets about back to even. I don't know what happens now. I'm guessing Don boya takes a spot at least initially probably our Alice Johnson gets waived. Here is my guest and in the next we'll move along and then they'll figure out a way to manufacture another spot if they need to come buy out season trade deadline, whatever it is. So I mean, this is this is a good move for the Brooklyn Nets. A really good move. I think that it's this helps them out considerably. And we'll see where they go from here. And now Deandre Jordan, like you said, we'll probably hit the we'll hit the market and we'll see exactly where he lines up. You did have a little bit of news. You had another player that signed on to a two way contract, I believe. Not nearly as exciting as two trades, including one that as we started recording breaks, but still just for completion here. Yeah, veet creature who was a second round pick in 2020, the wizards drafted him and then traded him to the thunder. He's signing on with the thunder of a standard contract for Karachi. I don't know. We're going to find out real quick. What this kid is, he's, if nothing else, he's extremely young. So we'll see he's only 21, just turn 21 towards the end of June. He's from out of the Czech Republic. He's been playing in Spain for a couple years now. Did not play much, he was actually on a team in Spain this year, barely played. And then last year he got into 37 games, but barely played 9 9 minutes a game. Didn't do a whole heck of a lot. He's done a little bit more on the international level. Or I guess on the national team level for the Czech Republic in the Euro basket qualifiers in 2020, the average of 5 and a half points per game there. But he's kind of a wing with some sizes about 6 foot 8 or so. Can really handle the ball and pass a little is the scouting report on him. So we'll see. I mean, for the thunder, this is a, you know, hey, let's just see what it looks like. We'll find out the details on this contract. My guess is pretty heavily non guaranteed. But the thunder, even before, so before doing this signing, this is why they can afford to do these things. They are still $22.3 million under the salary floor. So you can just use some of this. Yeah, you could just give this kid the rest of your MLE and just say thanks, man and off you go. There. And that's kind of what they did how many people even know, but they signed Gabriel deck, a guy out of Argentina at the end of last year, just to help meet the salary floor. They gave him a little over 3 million. He's on a non guarantee. So my guess is this is going to have a pretty significant non guaranteed money and we'll see if he even makes the team on a came just to just be clear and everything in terms of the salary floor with the Oklahoma City Thunder being 22 million below the floor. That doesn't mean they get to just save that money if they stay below the fourth. They have to rise up to that floor. So let's say they stay the way they are for the entire rest of the season, and they are below that salary floor. What will happen is that $22 million at their below the floor will get divvied up between all the players that are currently on the team. They're spending that money no matter what. So that means you should expect other moves to come where they're going to absorb some salary and probably get you guessed it more draft picks in return. So I would imagine that's going to happen. They're still sitting on a couple pretty good TPUs, 12.8 million for Trevor reason and 9.6 million for George Hill that they'll have all the way up to the trade deadline. So they're just about the reason one expire slightly before the trade deadline. But my guess is they would use those before they go to waste. We do have one little other bit of news here. We started a show thinking we were only really talking about a Celtics grizzlies trade. And now here we are. Lamarcus Aldridge, according to Casey Johnson of NBC sports Chicago, is also considering the Chicago Bulls. So don't inch yourself. So don't just assume he's a Brooklyn net just yet but the bulls have been on Aldrich's radar according to Casey Johnson. What do you think about that as a potential landing spot for Lamarcus Aldridge? I love that. If the bulls can get them. Yeah. Huge for them because they're only backup big of no right now it's Tony Bradley, who had a nice year last year for Philly backing up Joel embiid. He can defend a little rebound a little. He's not much of an offensive player. But yeah put all George out there behind vuchevich. That's pretty good. My guess is the lore of playing for the nets is going to win out here and that's where he'll end up. But here's a little bit of the challenge for the Nats right now is we assumed Lamarcus Aldridge would take the deal as a Johnson spot. Now if you want to keep DOM boya, and I don't know that he's just a turnaround a wave them kind of guy, the nets are running out of roster spots a little bit here. And that makes it a little tougher after doing this trade. So maybe that's what all George just maybe kind of looking at and saying, hey, I'm going to bounce over to a team where I'm no I'm going to get there. The bulls still have two standard roster spots open as well as a two way spot. So yeah, and you could your defense would be absolutely horrible, but you could play him next to vujovic on occasion if you really wanted to go twin towers double big lineup. Because both of them can step out and shoot the ball. So you could do some stuff there if you needed needed offense. It'd have to be against the right kind of teams. But I like that's what I mean, I kind of like just for balance of the leave if you'd go to Chicago. You know, but we'll see, I'd also like it as someone who thinks Nick klaxon should be playing quite a bit for the nets as well. So Chicago's perspective, we know they're all in to win this season. It's all about making the playoffs this year, showing Zach lavine they can win. So it would make a lot of sense to go and get a veteran guy like Lamarcus Aldridge who you know can come in and really help you out assuming he's a 100% healthy, which is, you know, something we talked about yesterday. But if he can come in and give you some minutes behind vucevic, that's a real weapon, right? That's a guy who can come in and finish out a game, right? Help you win a game down the stretch because he's going to make veteran plays. And I like, I like the fact that he can shoot too because it means your offense doesn't have to completely change when vucevic is off the floor. You can still kind of run some of the same sets because Lamarcus Aldridge maybe he's not quite as good of a shooter as boost pitch, but he still has that skill at that skill set where he can step outside and shoot. So I like that just for continuity in the bulls offense as well. So I'm for it, I would rather, and it's not just because, you know, everybody's saying it's going to be Lakers. That's in the finals. Just for kind of balancing the NBA in addition to I think there's going to be more minutes from Lamarcus Aldridge in Chicago. So I would like to see that one go down. And they were a team that was always rumored to side him a couple different times when he was a free agent. That was one of the things I was talked about quite a bit. So yeah, all right, two more things just because it just keeps coming. This is just a minor add on. Wow, just tweeting the Lakers are serious contenders to sign Deandre Jordan, which is, you know, let's read between the lines there. Deandre Jordan said it to the Lakers. Then James Edwards tweeted this one. And then I had to look to make sure it's accurate and it's very spot on accurate. Killian Hayes drafted with the with a first round pick in 2020, is the longest tenured Detroit pistol. Wow. Talk about turnover. Believable. Boya was the only player left from when Troy weaver took over. And now there's none at all. Okay, yeah. There we go. Well, we can do that. We wrap on that. I think so. I think we certainly can. Everybody, thank you so much for joining us. This is what happens. When we start a show, we intend to talk about one thing. The next thing you know, like 5 other things, get thrown at us, but that's the kind of content you get when you subscribe right here to the NBA front office show. Don't forget to turn on those notifications as well and make sure you do like this video until next time everybody stay safe and see ya.

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