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"steven silas" Discussed on WTOP
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"steven silas" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"They got some things pretty nice weather. You got some things going for them. It's not going to be the most attractive of a free agent destination. I think Houston probably have the four is maybe the most attractive. And then two, I go, well, hold on, let me stop you on first. Okay. Okay, go for it. So if you could guarantee me now that I'm the spurs and I get one of the first two picks, I don't even need to get number one. I think they would vault to number one on my rankings. With scoot is a great fit there too. So either one of them is amazing for San Antonio. Now I only have a 27.4% chance of getting one of the first two picks currently where I am now in the standings and if I keep losing every single game that will stay, what my odds are. So I can't, I can't in ranking them today, bank on a 27 and a half percent chance. So I had the spurs third on my list. And you mentioned the free agent destination thing, Houston has that advantage over them. I think Houston has the one player of all the current young players. That has the best chance of being like a star star. And that's Jalen green, and I know everyone's like off of jail and green. He's had a super disappointing second year. That place is a freaking tire fire and poor Steven Silas. I think is going to probably not be the coach next year. He seems like he's going to be the fall guy for their basically playing a college team every single night, total totally disorganized, he's shooting shooting is been disappointing his defense has been disappointing. I still think the potential of popping into a star is higher for him than for the cell or so hand or branum. And Detroit, I had above San Antonio. I'm not going to say where yet, just because I feel like in Cunningham, they have of all of these guys the closest thing currently to a surefire all star player who I feel like his game translates to real competitive high level NBA basketball now. If he's healthy and I've heard the shin rehab stuff is going really well for him and their expectations are for him to be fine. But on San Antonio, I love the cell, kelton Johnson is fine. Like it's fine. I'm not as high on Kelvin Johnson as a lot of people are as contract though. That thing declines, he's making 17 and a half $1 million in 26 27. That's gonna be a really good contract. Sohan, I love. I love sohan. I'm all in on sohan. He does everything I like about. He passes, he cuts. He's a good defensive player. He's got a little ISO post up bully ball to him against seismic matches that he's been able to show. Tell me about branum because branum has had a really nice last month has it just a gorgeous old school mid range game, starting to shoot the three a little better. What was the book on him? He's a 6 5 kind of combo guard. They're playing them at the point sometimes now with Trey Jones, whatever Trey Jones is absence has been lately. I can't even remember. What was the book on brand coming out? 'cause he has outperformed his draft slot considerably and looks more like a potential core player for them than I thought he would be at this time of year. So he wasn't really considered like a one and done guy coming into the year. I think he was, you know, he's a four star recruiter I think he was ranked around 30 or something like that. You know, like in his high school class, he didn't light the world on fire to start the season at Ohio State. He was coming off the bench and then he was playing this complimentary role. But as the year moved on and they got into Big Ten play, he became the guy for them. He was playing 36 to 38 minutes. He had a phenomenal game in the NCA tournament against Villanova. They ran their entire offense through him. And that's very rare for a freshman, especially a guy who, you know, isn't this 5 star recruit, McDonald's on American, who everybody was very excited about from day one. So a little bit similar to the season that he's happening now. He got off to a slow start in San Antonio. And then you look at him like the month of February, I just looked at this 19 points a game, 41% for three, 59 for two, you know, the flashes are just really, really high level. You know, this guy, he's a hooper. I mean, he's not really like, he's not an athlete. He doesn't have the best body that you'll find. I remember watching him, he did a pro day with like a one on zero in Chicago, and it was probably the most underwhelming from all the pro days because it was very low energy and he didn't make shots. He looked kind of scared. And I remember talking to all these gyms, they're like, man, this is a bad look. I'm like, dude, this is not a pro day guy. This is a 5 on 5 player. Put him in a gym with, you know, he should be playing in the combine because that's where people are going to see his value. I mean, this guy is built for the modern MBA. He can go get his own shot. He's tremendous in the mid range. You know, he's got all this dynamic shot making ability, but he can also, you know, he can do stuff inside the arc too. And he's super young on top of that. And he was 6 ten wink spin so you can guard threes but he's got guard skills. So I mean, I think the guy is tremendous. Yeah, I've really liked what I've seen. He has a weird kind of start and stop rhythm to his game, which, you know, that can cut both ways like the ability to change pace between dribbles is really important. He can do the thing where he kind of gets his defender on his hip and keeps probing. On the other hand, he's sometimes I want him to go a little faster, like it's very, very slow and you want a little more oomph and that's where the athleticism comes in and I'm not sure it can take time for teammates to get used to that kind of rhythm from a guy who has the ball a lot to know when to move and when the flare out for three and when to cut. So hand the same thing so hand at the beginning here was just cutting all over the place, cutting in the way, cut screwing up their spacing, but that's fine. That's like young player stuff. All of these guys, I think, are going to be very could be very good, complimentary players. The cell has a chance to be like an a plus plus. I mean, he's
"steven silas" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"And if you're going to build something productive. So these guys look, I just go back to the quitting, right? Yeah. Like how many guys do you know in the NBA that in the years you've covered the league that have done something like that? That have just quit on the team. Like I can't think about it. Like I had one executive tell me a story about delonte west that doesn't really match, but you know, whatever. I don't want to watch that serious issues. But I just don't know how you bounce back from that. Like if you get benched by your coach for whatever. That's one thing. Get into an argument with a coach. That happens all the time in the NBA. It's a combative sport. It's a long season and there are ups and downs that sometimes manifest themselves in arguments with coaches. You get to a fight with teammates. That happens all the time in locker rooms. But when you straight up quit, I don't know how you bounce back. Not with the team you're currently on. Maybe you can revive your career somewhere else. But when you leave the arena, I keep going back this time. You left the arena, like leaving. Like, you know, hop in the car and get out of here. Your team's down 22 against Denver. Christian wood is, now if he's not the starting set, he's the big man on that team. Nicole jokic is out there cooking. And Christian wood's like, no, I'm good. I don't want to go back in the game. This is quitting. Straight up quitting. And I just don't see a pathway back, at least not one that's going to lead to a productive outcome in the long term. You may absolutely be right, Chris. I'm not sure if we're there yet. That's all. And, you know, if somebody wanted to make me a great offer for Christian wood between now and the trade deadline, which is now just a little more than a month away, I would certainly listen, but I've been listening regardless. Even Chris Wood was being a model citizen, I would listen because the rockets are in a position where they can't afford to necessarily say, well, we've already got what we need here. They should be listening to anything anyway. The Porter one's a little bit more complicated. Look, he is a talent. He is really young. He did come in with warts that you knew were there. And no, you never want to see it got clear to the team, but let's just be clear real quick. I don't know that I've ever heard of a guy just leaving the arena mid game like that. That is alarming. I will not diminish that. However, we've seen guys quit in much more subtle ways. Weaving while they're still in uniform and on the court and in the middle of the third quarter and just decide to stop defending or stop. In Houston, we saw it like a year ago. James Harden. So there you go. And it's different when it's James Harden, you know, you're not going to just cut James Harden. But guys of lesser abilities and importance than James Harden have done the same. So it's just a matter of degree in this case. I would let things play out a little further before I just decided to start blowing things up. I just say one more thing about Steven Silas. Like, how many bullets does Steven Silas have to take for this front office? Like, the fact that Steven Silas is sitting up there in Philadelphia by himself answering questions about a blow up from two players he had nothing to do with acquiring. It was remarkable to me. And like, the front office, rappel stone, the general manager of that team, they need to be there in situations like this. It's not a comfortable situation to be in, but you have got to be there side by side with your head coach, answering these questions. It's wild Howard. I'm going down and looking at the history of incidents in Houston. James Harden is doing his thing in the first half for the first month of last season. Who's out there answering for it? Steven Silas. The John wall situation kind of blows up a little bit about a month ago with wall suggesting he wants to come back through intermediaries. And who's out there answering it? Steven Silas is out there answering it. Now you have a meltdown in your locker room. And it's just even Silas. Up their answering it. You gotta be better in that front office. You've got to be out there supporting your coach. Maybe it's not just you and I had won executives suggest to me like, well, look, silos probably wants to be out there because he doesn't want an he wants to be appear in charge in this situation. She doesn't want it to seem like somebody else is making these decisions. But the tool you got to be out there. Stone and Silas side by side presenting united front. It's wild. How many times Steven Salas had to be out there by himself, answering questions for problems that he had no role in actually creating? Well, it reminds me of when Brett Brown was constantly having to answer for all the things going wrong with the sixers during the early years of the process and Sam hinkie would never speak publicly. This is the responsibility that comes with being a front office being the GM or team president. And we've seen this with Nick's executives hiding with Sam hinkie hiding, now Rafael stone hiding when things go wrong, that's your job, but it's personnel. And when it's disciplinary matters, that you're absolutely right. It should not be on the coach to have to answer for all of that. And again, these are the risks they took. This is what happens when you take those risks sometimes. It can blow up in your face. And the front office has to be the one accountable for that. It isn't fair to Steven Silas. Yeah. East Tennessee state university paves a path to success for your future career and your goals in life. 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"steven silas" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Decided to cut him loose entirely. And Christian wood, while productive over the course of the last couple of years in a couple places, Detroit and Houston has had some bumps along the way too, but this is what happens. I mean, when you're the rockets and you're looking for hidden gems or, you know, just some, you know, just try to find young guys to build around who may have some rough spots, you knew you were taking a risk when you brought these guys in, especially Kevin Porter junior and do you have the infrastructure? Do you have the foundation to deal with it? John Lucas is a great place to start. So if you had asked me in the abstract a year ago, hey is this a good place for these guys to go where they'll have the right support and the right leadership? I'd say yes because of John Lucas in particular and any of the rest of that coaching staff too and certainly Steven Silas. But do they have the veterans there? Outside of Eric Gordon and I don't know DJ Augustine. I mean, like there's no there's not a lot of gray hairs on this roster. Not a lot of guys who've been through a lot. I just, I don't know if you've got enough there to coax these guys through these kinds of times. And, you know, listen, maybe they're just not going to be. Like maybe there is no good answer. Maybe Kevin Porter junior is never going to get it right. We see that happens sometimes too. I'm not saying that that he won't. I never want to write a guy off this early in his career. He's very young. But some guys never figure it out. So maybe it's not in the rockets. But you do have to have the support system there when you're taking a risk on guys who have a history as these guys do. So I don't know where it goes from here. I mean, you know, look, teammates can forgive it, they can bring them back into the fold and admit that that's tough to that's not a fight in the locker room. That's just quitting. Like, it's as simple as that. That's quitting. You quit on your team. Two players, two starters, two of the best players on that team just quit. Now I wrote a column about this on SI dot com. I know it sounds like a nuclear option to just cut ties with these two players, but the rockets, they've got to build a culture. Now you just said, when you're in a position like the rockets, you're trying to take a flyer on these guys, try to see try to find a diamond, whatever. The rockets have talent on that roster. Pretty good young town. Like jaylen green has the potential to be a terrific score. Alperin sanguine is someone that has looked like he could be one of the steals in the draft from this past year. 6 foot ten can rebound, looks like he can shoot the three down the line, good player. You got Jay Sean Tate, who's got a little bit of that PJ Tucker in him can be a defensive minded guy in your front court, defend a bunch of different positions. Like those are the guys you are going to be building around. It's not going to be Kevin Porter and Christian wood. It's just, I think we've reached that point. Like Kevin Porter junior is extension eligible this summer. Can you imagine any scenario where the rockets committed serious money to him? Like real money? Anything beyond like money that they wouldn't mind eating if things go wayward once again? Same thing with Christian Woods got one year left in his contract. He's extension eligible this summer. Like wood puts up numbers, he was fourth in the most improved player voting last year, but he has yet to show anywhere that he's a winning player. It's not, look, it's not on him that he played for Detroit, and they're bad. Now he's with Houston, they're bad, but all I've seen from Christian wood is that he can put up numbers. I have not seen contributions towards winning yet, at least not the kind of contributions that would warrant being paid real money by the Houston Rockets. Your future, if you're Houston, is green, it is Tate, it is sanguine, and it's whoever comes out of this high lottery pick that you're going to have next year. Whether that's Chet holmgren or jabari Smith or any of the other guys that are out there sitting at the top of next year's draft. Those are the guys you're building around. Every other roster spot needs to be devoted to guys that will help them succeed. Veteran guys that will help them succeed. I don't I just don't see the point right now at keeping Porter junior and would around when you I mean you know like they're smart people in Houston. They know that these two guys are not going to be part of their long-term future. So my opinion is that you just cut Kevin Porter junior like you eat the last of the 1.8 million. He's due this year. I think it's 3.2 million next year. And you trade Christian wood. Like there's a market for Christian wood. Like Charlotte would love to get their hands on Christian wood. Portland would love a guy like Christian wood. I'm sure the Lakers want everybody at this point. They would love to get a guy like Christian wood. So you can deal him and then just focus on your culture, try building, you know, things in a more productive way. Like you have the coach, like Steven Silas, is an excellent coach. He's probably going to wind up getting scapegoated for this mess. At some point, at the end of the year, because that's the way it goes in the NBA. But Steven Silas is an excellent coach, a very good developmental guy as he's shown in previous stops as an assistant. So you've got a good coach. You've got some pretty good young players, a decent foundation. I don't know why you're messing around with stuff like this that can only serve to create negativity around your team, potentially hamper the development of some of the young guys you're really locked in on. Yeah, I mean, it's hard to disagree with any of that, Chris. I don't know what the rockets are going to become where this is all headed, what the overall plan is. I mean, obviously, look, it's a tear down, and they are going young and they're trying to stock up on young players and that's the general direction, which is the normal thing to do when you were forced into a position to trade guys when you had to offload harden and Westbrook and start over. And I don't mind them going, you know, making some rolls of the dice, but you also do have to acknowledge when those roles have gone bad when you've crapped out. I don't know if we're there yet. I mean, you know, look, there's often a lot more to these things than we see or hear, right? So have there been any other incidents that are of a serious nature with either Porter or wood? Have you hit the third strike yet with these guys? Are you okay still proceeding with maybe just one of them? And you're right on Porter junior it's a small price to pay with another whatever you burn 3 million or whatever off of cap if you cut them now for next season, that's not gonna kill you. You're gonna be below the cap anyway and you're rebuilding team. It's fine. And I agree that there are teams that would not only love to have Christian wood for his talent, but could handle whatever comes with that. A more veteran team, there are plenty of places I could see him. I think he'd be great in Dallas. Portland, as you mentioned, there are plenty of others who could use a talented big. Um, I just don't know if we're at that point yet. I don't know. It has Houston definitively reached the breaking point with either or both. I do think there's the danger of if you hold on to them too long and if those things continue and are unchecked or they're not held accountable unless to their credit, they suspended them both for a game. They're trying to establish what the rules and what the limits are. But you don't want to poison the overall environment, right? When you get Jalen green, when you get, when he's back, when you have the next group that comes behind that in the coming draft and the one after that, you certainly want to have a good stable and accountable environment for guys to come up.
"steven silas" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"A whole new level for you and me, Chris. This relationship. Like and subscribe for the best weekly NBA content. These two are capable of. What does that mean? Could be the best duo ever. I don't see how you can beat that. Here they are. Chris mannix, and Howard back. All right, welcome back, crossover, NBA podcast, Chris mannix, and Howard Beck. Happy new year back. The one and only time I will say happy new year. I feel like it's been worth been abused too often. Our phrase is used too often in the conversations. I feel like January 1st, you can say happy new year, like after that, just let it go. This is very Larry David of you. It's January 4th as we record this, which I'm with Larry David on this one too, I think. Like this is the outer limit, right? Like we have not had a conversation since the calendar changed. So it's fine. Happy new year, Chris. We can say that right now. That's it. Statute of limitations runs out very quickly. Yeah, it does. Any new year's resolutions before we get started? Your resolutions happen. Nah. Flawless, right? You're just, no issues. Yeah. I mean, my issues are unsolvable, at this stage of my life. If I've gotten this deep into a spirit, that's the spirit. I'd be really. You know, plus it's little things, right? It's like on any given day and you get like, we don't have to wait till the new year to make a residence. I could just say like, you know what? I should probably cut back on the red vines this year, but I'm not gonna cut back on the red vines. I love red vines. Yeah, I've got the usual resolutions, try to eat a little bit better, try to cut down on the candy. You know how it goes Howard. When you're on the road, it's just brutal. Eat whatever's put in front of you, and oftentimes, in press rooms, there are not a healthy section of some of these press rooms. So I'm gonna do my best to cut back on some of those things. All right, Howard, I want to jump into a few different things. And I want to begin down in Houston, where the wheels are starting to come out off the wagons a little bit for the rockets. On Saturday, Houston went into the locker room down 22 points to the Denver Nuggets from there. Things really unravel. According to the athletic, two starters, Kevin Porter junior and Christian wood got into a heated argument with rockets assistant coach John Lucas, Porter, reportedly through something, I needed to be separated from Lucas after that altercation, Porter left the arena would return to the bench, but refused to go into the game when Steven Silas the head coach called on him. Now on Monday, both players were suspended for one game. Here's what Stephen Silas had to say about the incidents. Kevin, you know, like I said, we have spirited debate. He lost his temper and half time. To the point where I thought what would be best for the team and the best for our culture as a group. And. Just making sure that everybody is on the same page, I thought it would be best for him to be suspended for today's game. Christian, we had a disagreement as far as him going back into the game in the second half and I decided it would be best for the team and it's very much attached to accountability for everybody on our team and my job is to hold people accountable to their actions. So Howard, I've got a few thoughts on this. First, I've never heard of a player leaving the arena because of something that happened at halftime. Because of an altercation. I have heard of guys refusing to go into games. Being benched for the second half, things like that. I have not heard of a player doing what Kevin Porter junior did. And I asked around, like I called a few coaches last night. I talked to a couple of executives. Nobody really heard anything about this. I heard of anything like this rather. So that's number one. Number two, I don't know how you go back in something like this. I don't know how Kevin Porter junior and Christian would go back to their team after incidents like this. I mean, you're in kind of the heat of battle here. You're on at the time, I believe a 6 game losing streak. You're down 22 points to a team that's good, but because of injuries the nuggets are not unbeatable and two of your best players, Christian wood, leading score a leading rebounder, Kevin Porter, de facto point guard of that team. Just quit. You just quit on the team. And I don't know how like a suspension for one game makes any better. I don't know how those two guys go back into that rocket's locker room. And expect to be kind of re embraced by their teammates now. They were called out initially because of what John Lucas saw as a lack of effort. And by the way, if you're beefing with John Lucas, the problem is probably more you than it is John Lucas. I mean, John Lucas has four decades of experience in the NBA as a player as a coach. He also has done incredible work at working with athletes that have kind of lost their way and helping them kind of get back on track. If John Lucas is going at you, you sit and take the criticism from John Lucas. That's an aside to all that. But I just don't know how this continues with Kevin Porter junior and Christian wood with that team. I don't know how it gets any better. What was your take on what happened in Houston? Well, first of all, yeah, I agree with you, obviously on John Lucas, the man is a legend and anybody who doesn't know his story, go Google his name, you'll find it really quickly and on that note also phenomenal story that our friend Sean Powell over at MBA dot com had written about John Lucas and Kevin Porter junior to start this season when things were still in a more constructive tone between them, but it gives you a lot of insight into Porter and what he's been through in his life, which is considerable. If you look at Kevin Porter junior and you're wondering about his kind of rocky start to his career and thinks he's gone through, go reach on Powell's piece and you'll understand at least a little bit about him and does an excuse anything but you know he's been through some stuff. And John Lucas, of course, went through a lot very early in his career, got himself on track and has used his wisdom to great effect on generations of players since so yeah, if you're Christian wood or Kevin Porter junior, you're going to John Lucas you picked the wrong guy to battle. But that's what's so alarming to me, Chris, I'm not going to say that the Houston Rockets are the most stable organization because they're not or that they're the best run because they're not looking everything they've been through the last couple of years in losing Daryl morey and Mike D'antoni and James Harden and Russell Westbrook, but there are good people there. And they knew they were rolling the dice when they decide to pick up Kevin Porter junior who was just outright cut by the Cavaliers who just decided after spending a first round pick on him and dealing with some things with him in his first year. They just decided this is not a player we want to invest more time in. And that said a lot. Especially given where the Cavs were at that time that.
"steven silas" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"So yeah, there you go. That's fun. Speaking of the trade deadline, the rockets. Definitely a team that can make a move. They've got a really good player. One of my favorites. Houston Rockets. What are they now 7 in a row? And their front office is probably like, yes, but also no. What are you doing? Yeah, hey, we wanted you to win a few to get off that 15 game losing streak, but is there Gordon's hamstring actor? Christian wood got some of that back soreness. We were just talking about maybe. Yeah. The rockets, well, I mean, there's still 8 and 16, they're still in the bottom of the western cup. But I mean, this could end up costing them a lottery spotted in theory, which obviously isn't the way that you want to think of it. Well, you want to be in that bottom four, right? Because the flattened lottery odds, they're now four games ahead of Detroit for the very worst record in the league. There are three up on Orlando for that positioning. They're now ahead of both OKC and New Orleans. So yeah, that's the little tenuous. Let's just call it that. You want to probably get back on that other side of the column. On the positive side, though, Steven Silas was on the hot seat. Yes. Like a week and a half ago. Two weeks ago. And so now, obviously, the team, I would like to think that some of this is the young players going we're rallying around our coach. Let's really compete here and let's do a major thing. Yeah, there you go. Got what was the owner's name and that I can't remember her name? But I hope they don't have pictures of Tillman for Titan a bikini blocker where they're pulling up pieces off and every time they win a game. We just lost like half of our viewers. And I don't blame them. Yeah, look, this is a situation where the rockets were telling him, you guys are losing too much. You're losing too many games. Now they're probably going, wait, wait, wait, just kidding. Now you're winning too much. Yeah. I'm gonna go the other way. But that brings us to the big point. Christian wood, very much on the market and a guy that they could trade. I would be actually surprised if they don't trade him by the deadline. I think he's a very talented player. He's been a my guy for a while. He's a player that I think a lot of teams will be interested in. I don't know how much they can get for him. But this is a good player, and I think that it makes some sense for the rockets to move him, open up some space there for Albert and send him to get some more minutes. And yeah, I think they can get a decent amount here for Christian wood. So would not be surprised if he is a guy that is on the move before the trade deadline. Mark it down, December 10th, we rarely disagree. I don't think he gets traded. Okay. I think he's going to stay right there. So the report, Tim McMahon was on the low post. This is where this came out of. He said that it was the rockets are not making calls on Christian wood, but they are taking them. They're happy to listen to trade proposals..
"steven silas" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"No, wait, wait, coach, you're losing by too much. So now we have to potentially change out Steven Silas. But you can't win either. Don't win, but don't lose by too much. Come on. I think that's more of the way. They're losing. Not only is it blowouts, but they look really bad. A lot of nights they look really sloppy. And they're losing while playing veteran guys. Now I will say again on Wednesday, they moved away from that a couple of the veteran players didn't play, including Daniel tice. They went with Christian wood and alber and Schengen as their two bigs. That's something rocket fans have wanted to see for a while now. My guess is Daniel tyce is not on this rockstar past the trade deadline. I think he'll probably be traded somewhere else. We'll see about Eric Gordon maybe. He's somebody that could probably help a few teams. I just want to look up something to make sure I have a regular Gordon's got 18.2 this year 19.6 next year. And then a partially guaranteed final. So I guess a non guaranteed final season 'cause he's probably not gonna trigger the things that need to happen. To get that. So it's that 19.6 next year that makes that one. A little less like, what type 8.3 this year 8.7 next year? 9.1 after that. That's a pretty movable contract for guiders. Peru to be a very decent starting level center. So we'll see and then we'll see what DJ Augustine $7 million contract this year. He's only got 300,000 a little bit more than that guaranteed for next season. So that's a guy who could get moved as well. But my guess is we start seeing some veteran sold off in Houston here. Fairly soon. Let's put it that way. You know what would help them look a lot better very quickly in terms of organization. Playing John wall. Yeah. Hey, you looked this organized on offense. Hey, maybe we should play this veteran point guard, and that might make us look more organized. Oh, no, wait, but that might make us win games..
"steven silas" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"Much in recent vintage because most of these deals just get done. But the benefit that Phoenix has there is that they can take and see how this year goes. And Eton has been I was going to say he's been pretty durable, but he did have a suspension, which was PED religion. So that's how we're going to count that as a little bit different. And so but I think having that year of information, it's very likely and a lot of these circumstances that the player is just going to get the maximum contract. And so be it, and you have some hard feelings, but it's a long time until they can get their freedom. But it is, but as I said, like, you got this the process here is a little bit weird, especially with the TV money coming in. Okay, let's go to number 9. Is Anthony Edwards the most fun player in the NBA for you right now? I enjoy Edwards a lot, but it would take a lot of growth for him this year to pass John morant. I mean, I don't know how much of how much of Memphis Cleveland you watched, but all of it. He had a block on Lau remarketing at the end of the first half. That was astonishing. Like he basically got to the top and then he got to the top of the box to block a 7 footer. And he also, of course, had a had an LU catch a dunk where he caught the ball behind him. I think it was a pass from Desmond Bain. And dunked it. And jaw sort of tying in with the old, the old stuff about why small guys win the dunk contest because it's more impressive when they do stuff. It's like the way he pops off the floor just defies imagination sometimes. And. He's been a league pass, you know, isn't he not done the NBA cast? He's been a favorite of ours for years. And the other I mean, the other to me serious competitor. And it's just a very different type of thing is Steph Curry. And I mean, I've spent I've covered I've seen more Steph Curry games than anybody else I believe in my professional career in person. And there's not much better than that and I was in the building for his 25 point first quarter on Thursday night. Yeah, look, I think Steph would be my pick for this because there's just nothing like it. There's just literally nothing like watching stuff and curry get hot. I was explaining this to Laura, my wife, we're getting back from dinner last night and she's kind of asked how my workday was. And I was just like, regaling her about Stephen Curry at that point. I will never watch someone where that specific type of energy is real. Every time you watch him, where you just feel this like this buzz every single time he touches the ball, but all of this conversation about fun is aesthetic, right? I'll say this. I don't think anyone is this fun to watch in terms of reacting to things that happen on the court. Is Anthony Edwards is like him look him hitting that three against the rockets and then looking at Steven Silas and going, you need to call a timeout. It was fantastic. That shit had me cackling. Like I didn't get to watch you and Nate do that game because I watched that game way after on synergy. But did you guys notice that in real time?.
"steven silas" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Danny all right. Last one Jeff Bezoza of Amazon, He is going to ride his own rocket into space. Next month, he's going to join the first crew to fly in blue origin. It's a capsule that he's paying for now. There's one spot available that they're auctioning off that anybody can join them up in space Shot or no shot. We start a go fund me page. To get David Emanuel Caplin up in space with Jeff Bezos. No shot because I ain't getting on then. No chance, not the aliens Come down and say Hey, you all right? Okay, we'll show you what's going on. This is amazing. You and the kids, the aliens in your Kendrick spirits. There's something going on there are think you are an alien. There's no doubt about that. Which rocket? Is he? Is he writing, though? Uh, Sandy? Is it Kelly Olynyk? Wow. DJ Augustine, what is what is besides writing right now? Yes, Steven Silas says what he's been written up. Do you really for brother? When when I think it's July, 15th. Do you really think Jeff Bezoza is going to be on no chance? You've got how many billions of dollars and you're going to get in a rocket ship and risk your life. There's no shot. No shot. It is. It is amazing. These guys, you guys, you ride the wave of the Bezos's and guys like that. Mean the musk. All these guys make promises, But you never see it, don't you guys? I mean, it's not happening. Where? Where's my flying car? Where is it? I watched the Jetsons as a kid. And I thought we're going to get a flying car. Where is it Must be must making all these promises basis. Where is he? Have you ever been in a Tesla that self strives. Mean must do that. And before you know it in the next 20 years, everybody's going to ur. Everyone's going to own a car. That self drive my car. Self drive drive itself like ourself drives Cruise control. It's called Peacock Cruise Control. Hold on a 2nd 55. You can't literally take your Tesla and let itself drive 100%. You can't you can. There are some stories of people that sit in the back seat of their own Tesla's and let it try. But my brother in law who lives in LA has a tessalit self strives. We went from his house in Calabasas to the Staples Center where the Lakers play. He put it in self drive, and he sat on his phone and did work the whole way there. You were in the car and you were terrified. I was terrified that I would spend every two minutes Sounds like, Shouldn't you hold the wheel? Don't you need to hold? That would be amazing. But before you know it, they're going to everyone's going to have self driving cars and they're going to communicate with each other. So if you're in one lane of cabs, cars in another lane, and it needs to get over somehow it's going to talk to cabs. Car will slow down. Let you over. Does it break too? Yes, it breaks. It's crazy. It's close to fly cart. I just think I need to see that. I just I just know I got cruise control. That's good. Nobody's going to get rid of his Hyundai. Go, peacock. We're gonna self driving cars. That's no shot of that. Can't trust that thing. I got to be terrified. I got to go Do a game at wherever. Illinois state. Yeah. Hey, honey, I'm a little tired. I'm not taken apple. The car drives me down to Bloomington Normal. That would be perfect for you, man. You can be on your phone all that and it's just it takes you right down sound like the old two lane highways. At least you got at least you get highways out there now, Right. Wow, supposedly will be less traffic less backups, less congestion because the cars will take care of itself. You won't get people with tempers That won't don't want to let people in. Wow, I'm going to solve the world's problems. All right, Welcome back, and we've got to get ready for cross talk. Plus, Giancarlo Stanton wants to weigh in on our UFO discussion. That's next take that this This is Chicago's home for sports. This is Cap and Jay Hood on ESPN 1000. Is the NBA on ESPN 1000. The playoff intensity is building and Eastern Conference semifinals. The Bucks take on the Nets United six on ESPN. 1000 brought to you by Bet River Sports book..
"steven silas" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"They got to get a word in there for ratings reasons he doesn't want to tune in to radio. It's just It's just like there's a lot of guys a good candidacies. I mean, I think it's actually think the Eastern Conference roster after the you know, trying to pick the final spot or two. Actually, I think you make a pretty good case. It's tougher than the West. I just, you know, At the end of the day, there's you know, there's a bunch of good players that are gonna make it well. That surprised me. If if no Houston Rockets made it after they've had Two guys on the team for Yeah. Give what Wood is a legit candidate. Um, you know, we'll see what they mean. If they keep on who you know who has the longest winning streak in the league right now is that the Houston Rockets, the mighty Houston Rockets. That's what I was making a pivot there. Maybe pivot like Yao Ming in the post. They play who they play tonight. The command not so mighty Oklahoma City Thunder Okay, well, I wouldn't wouldn't guarantee anything with them. They sneak up on people, but they're going for seven on the road tonight, and they've called up. They called up Theo ninth, although it's sort of a You're sort of their thousands of a point ahead of Golden State in San Antonio, and you know they're good game and a half ahead of Sacramento. And if you give him a game and a half there only a game and a half out of fourth, so it's still pretty tight, but As you mentioned six in a row. Defensively, they've played really well. They've won seven out of 10 overall. In addition to Christian what putting up big numbers? What's going on in Houston? That is that is turn things around and actually got them The rock. It's getting a bit chesty. From what I can see out there. Look there. Obviously, they're a bunch of dudes who feel like they've got a lot to prove. They've got a huge chip on their shoulder. Um, it helps that they all actually want to be there, or P. J. Tucker doesn't necessarily want to be there. He's at least Body in the hard thing was a huge black cloud. We all understand that we don't need to delve into that. But what they've got now is a bunch of dudes who play hard play unselfishly. I think Steven Silas. If we're gonna talk about quarter point of the season Coach of the year cannons he's got behind on a really great job done a really, really great job for all for all the crap that that he had on and even since heart has been gone, you know, wall, Mr Stretch of games and all the depot. They're obviously being very careful with sitting him some Um, I would even miss some games when cousin stepped into the starting lineup. You know, he put up big numbers for men, and they've just like, give her fell. Stone credit man he's found, like, you know, J Shaun Tait is the dude he found playing in Australia who, you know, he's an undrafted rookie that's been plugged in their starting lineup and produces form. Eric Gordon is playing phenomenal ball on both ends of the floor. You know, he got that extension last year, It looks like a horrible contract. He was injured at the mid season. Knee surgery was never right last year. Is this funky like, you know, situation where he was basically watching Harden and Russ take turns. But Gordon has been, you know, playing out of his mind. And so they've got a lot of guys who feel like they've got a ton to prove. You know, that's not been the most difficult stretch of schedule that that's certainly Part of it, But you know, there's just kind of a really good vibe, which obviously, is the total opposite of what it was started season for them, by the way for Coach of the year for the For the first quarter, I'm gonna go with Taylor Jenkins. Who didn't have Jaren Jackson and didn't have John Moran for a big stretch. And they're nine and seven also had a covert. Shut down..
"steven silas" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"I already have noticed that that he also he was gonna happen. And I do see people who are thinking certain guys gonna be all stars and, you know, once you break down the numbers of Bon Temps did There's gonna be disappointed folks, because I just I think, especially in Eastern Conference. So yeah, Like I said, you had you had to all NBA players and you know, jail and jumping up to that level. That's three guys that were not to mix a year ago that are not right, so certainly ahead of them. Okay. Okay, so he's he's a mainstay s. Oh, if there's one if there's one pacer who makes it is abroad dinner, Sabonis. I think you could. I think you could legit argue either way, they've both been awesome. I think Sabonis made since he made it last year, and there's you know, there's a bunch of guards in the East. I suspect that's a bonus is a guy who makes it but I don't think you could go wrong it away. Problem's been awesome. So You didn't make it last year, but should have. And what is a lock to make it this year? Uh, what Sarah's having spectacular season? Um Just a numbers game right there, right. Did your did your photo by Sarah's? Yeah. I mean, he's been really good, but again, like You know, it's kind of goes back to the Utah point that Tim mate, right. He's probably not making it over Ben Simmons. And if Ben Simmons isn't making it, I don't see Tobias making it Despite how well Tobias a plane device of the great Right? It's gonna be hard. Yeah, and a guy who made it last year who hasn't even been mentioned is Malcolm, right? Is that a disappointing? Yeah. I don't see him. I don't see him making that many call. Ours made it What 67 years in a row, And I think he's played pretty well this year again, also, but they underachieved a bit. On guy, You know, I don't think he's even really that close. You know, for example, that 54 points last night, and he's averaging 20 game. I don't think he's that close. I mean, it's just It's It's not the it's not the old Eastern Conference all stars. You know, we're just with them with the amount of talented sound the East mean it ZTA much different calculus, and we didn't bring up Gordon Hayward. Who's Bruce? Bit awesome. He's been awesome, too. And you know, one of the reasons why he went to Charlotte was to try to get back into that, you know, you know, I think he was the Western cocky was Western Conference all stars last year in Utah. He never made in Boston for various reasons. Injuries being the primary one. Let's look, let's look at his numbers. 23 points. That's a career high shooting 50% from the field shooting 40% from three After a few assisted game there If they've been pretty good, he's been awesome. But again, it's just like you know, you wouldn't happen Do they got to get a word in there for ratings reasons. He didn't want to tune in to radio. It's just It's just like there's a lot of guys with good candidacies. I mean, I think it's actually think the Eastern Conference roster after the you know, trying to pick the final spot or two. Actually, I think you make a pretty good case. It's tougher than the West. I just No. At the end of the day, there's you know, there's a bunch of good players that are gonna make it well. That surprised me. If if no Houston Rockets made it after they've had two guys on the team for Yeah, I get what What is a legit candidate? Um, you know, we'll see what they mean. If they keep on who you know who has the longest winning streak in the league right now is that the Houston Rockets, the mighty Houston Rockets. That's what I was making a pivot there. Maybe pivot like Yao Ming in the post. They play who they play tonight. The command not so mighty Oklahoma City Thunder Okay, well, I wouldn't wouldn't guarantee anything without may sneak up on people. But they're going for seven on the road tonight, and they've called up. They called up Tonto Ninth, although it's zord of Sort of their thousands of a point ahead of Golden State in San Antonio, and you know they're good game and a half ahead of Sacramento. And if you give him a game and a half there only a game and a half out of fourth, so it's still pretty tight, but As you mentioned six in a row. Defensively, they've played really well. They've won seven out of 10 overall, in addition to Christian would putting up big numbers. What's going on in Houston? That is that has turned things around and actually got them The rock. It's getting a bit chesty. From what I can see out there. Look there. Obviously, they're a bunch of dudes who feel like they've got a lot to prove. They've got a huge chip on their shoulder. It helps that they all actually want to be there, or P. J. Tucker doesn't necessarily want to be there. He's at least Body in the hard thing was a huge black cloud. We all understand that we don't need to delve into that. But what they've got now is a bunch of dudes who play hard play unselfishly. I think, Steven Silas. If we're gonna talk about quarter point of season Coach of the year cannons he's got behind on a really great job..
"steven silas" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Is great. I mean, it's obvious, but there's a lot of stuff going on and we're gonna hit some of it in by yourself. Right now. What side will build take on the biggest issues in the world of sports? It's time for today's edition of Buy or Sell on writer than you. Right. Let's dig up some non NFL. The Rockets have eclipsed the 500 mark after beating the Grizzlies last night to move to 11 and 10 on the young season. They have now won seven of their last eight games on looked a different team since the departure of James Harden, who let's All remember declared them a group of losers. Buy or sell. The Rockets are the best story of the NBA season so far, I love that question was thing that is absolutely The path. The addition by subtraction of stars in the MBA is amazing to me and is the is the absolute reason that I am highly skeptical. Of the Brooklyn Nets, and we have seen stories like this before. They are playing well. They are well coached there giving effort that on the town of the Nets, they're not going to anything approaching with the Nets are going to do whether it's flame out or not compared to their expectations, But they're worth rooting for. It's been a great story. Way to go. Steven Silas, man Way to go. You're right, dude. Yeah, I'll buy that, too. And they look and they look good to you know by their father. Why wins? Yeah, they're playing good ball. Yeah, right. Kelly you Bray exploded last night, scoring 40 against the Mavs on 14 of 21 shooting. It was by far his best night is a warrior so far has been a lot of talk in the Bay Area and across the country about potentially the Warriors getting involved for Bradley Beal over the course of the season by your cell. The Warriors have everything that they need right now, though. You know, I'm gonna celebrate because I was so I would normally say they do. I think the problem for the Warriors is they have a window and we don't know how How long will be open. But there's a staff curry window. There are some sands There that are ticking through a.
"steven silas" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"See that often in the NFL. I'd like to believe that to Sean that there's an element of finish what you started. Now. The other point I was going to make is more specific to Eric the enemy, maybe to a lesser extent, Leslie Frazier. Jim Caldwell, but all African American coaches Especially the enemy where I think there's this feeling that if they hired the enemy the Texans, they would be doing that to try to appeal to Shawn Watson. We saw this a little bit here in Houston when Steven Silas was hired as the coach of the Rockets. And James Harden rubber stamp, Stephen Silas said. Yeah, I think he'd make a great head coach and then within a week, James Harden is saying I want to be traded. There was a lot of blowback, reportedly with Harden among players in the NBA. That. Hey, this guy Steven Silas is a young African American head coach, Man, James, you're kind of hanging him out to dry here by demanding a trade. When this organization that you play for has been over backwards toe surround you with Pieces that They fit Would you want to do And now silence is coming, and this is his first chance to be a head coach. And here's this black head coach is not going to get a fair opportunity because you're not gonna stick it out. And play. If we mad lib into that situation, Eric be enemy and to Shawn Watson. I think you AMP it up even more, because just how sensitive the hiring issue is with the NFL. There have been no black head coaches hired in this cycle. If the Texans hired Eric the enemy. Is there sort of a pressure on to Shawn Watson. Maybe among black players, black coaches. Black media members. Says they hate to Shawn. You know, this is the only black head coach. You got higher. There's only three of them in the league now. Maybe give the guy a shot here. Maybe give the organization a shot. It would. It would be really great for other aspiring black coaches. If Eric, the enemy were successful in the NFL. I don't know. I'm a middle aged white guy. I'm just throwing it out there because we saw that same sort of Dynamic in the embassy with James Harden. I feel like the hiring. Black coaches is a much bigger issue in the NFL. That's why there's a Rooney rule. 855 to 1 to four. CBS If you want to get in on the program, I'm Sean Pendergast, our number four coming up..
"steven silas" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Yeah, it Z annoying to me. I'm not rooting for him to fail. I love Kevin Durant, who had the game winning three last night against the Bucks. But I just I can't stand that He acted like a fool and then got himself out of town. And now he's giggling because he's so happy. I mean, come on. Be a little less transparent and little more professional than that. But at some point, I might have to let it go because he is in fact in Brooklyn, And this is just the way of many in professional sports. So my point is Houston, Texas. Don't make the same mistake. Watts is not gonna act like that. So don't make the same mistake. Um, we'll see. Maybe the Rockets are better off. I know, certainly with the Oklahoma City Thunder. They recognize that Russell Westbrook didn't want to be there anymore, And so they traded him away and got Chris Paul and return and it was supposed to be this rebuilding year, And yet they ended up making the playoffs, So you never know what might happen. I do think John Wallace serious about making it work. And so for him and the guys there in Houston who are left behind quote unquote. There's probably a huge weight off their shoulders. Similar toe. How Steven Silas fields as the first year head coach 855 to 1 to 4 to 27855 to 1 to 4. CBS. Always again We've been very entertained by your gifts and your means. There's one on Facebook that cracks me up from dawn. It's a photo of Tom Brady with the enormous long white beard so Moses like and it says 2032 Super Bowl M V P Dave, my go into hiding. If that's the case, he would not be able to watch football anymore. If Brady was still playing in 2032 with a beard that makes him look, I mean, it's a Ryan Fitzpatrick beard, but it's white. Right. So it's just Zeke Raysy. There are others that make me laugh. Gary posts a gift of a dumpster fire, and I don't get that I kind of feel like the NFL was the opposite of a dumpster fire this year. Um, lots of Ben Rafa's burgers. Lots of Aaron Rodgers. Lots of dudes with cash. Just kind of throwing it around all over the place. And then John Prison ski and Will Ferrell two of our favorite so Good stuff. We asked you without using words. How would you describe your feelings about the NFL season? I am Han Solo from Star Wars and producer Davis Patrick from SpongeBob SquarePants. Which should tell you everything you need to know. About us. It's crazy that there are only three games left in the NFL season. But I suspected this upcoming off season is going to be a lot more like what we had in 2020. We already know now the thieves scouting combine that is normally held in Indianapolis. Actually going back to 1987. It's It's the first big event following the Super Bowl that's been next. They're gonna have local doctors do the medical exams and there are going to be no on field workouts, And indeed they're going to do all of this stuff with their own college campuses and their own athletic trainers. And so it's It's a completely different format for the combine with with most of the evaluation being done virtually Which leads me to believe this producer Dave, we will once again be in Roger Goodell's basement come April. Can't wait. I can't wait. It's gonna be fun. This time. I'm gonna have my own jar of candy and well, you could have the alcohol. Just I do not believe that man was drunk, but I think I'm the only one. Who is that sticking to that We'll talk.
"steven silas" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The history of the league. Despite the gaudy numbers, there is now added pressure on the Nets to win a title in Brooklyn does have a glaring weakness. Yes, the ends Kendrick Park Defense wins championships and you can't tell me a last NBA championship team in the last five years. That wasn't top five defensively, and I'm looking at this roster, and I'm saying who in the hell is going to go? Who's gonna got Jason take them in jail in Brown? Who's gonna guard So William B. You need people out there that is going to defend that the high level perk. Bringing the bringing the heat are thanks to Craig active in sports jock 7 90 with more on the deal to go to the Goodyear hotline brought to you by Good year helping you discover the road ahead. Goodyear more driven welcoming Chanel Yeogu McKay, ESPN NBA analyst, co hosted today and gold a junior. You're on the air yesterday today when the news broke down your initial thoughts when you heard about the deal, and then as it went on, you heard how big awas This is karma for me. You know, I'm from Houston. And so of course it would break when I'm just getting to the mike getting my thoughts collected, and I think it really actually works for both sides. While it is a bitter ending, I do think the sweet part is that James Harden gets to play as a contender. You know, with the Brooklyn Nets in the start ish, middle ish and ish of his prime, however, he so sees fit and play with a guy that he knows pretty well and Kevin Durant and then we'll figure out what Kyrie Irving sort of brings to the fold with the rest of the season and then the whole of picks and assets. At the Houston Rockets got That was my number one concern. Ah, lot of times when stars forced trades of this magnitude a lot of times that the team that has no leverage of the party that has no leverage is literally the home team, the team that had the star. And now we see a huge hall that the Houston Rockets have received and you see why they wanted to take their time because it took a couple other teams to get everything in place. But once James Harden sort of put that out there that Hey, I love this city and I've literally done everything I could. We knew that this was gonna happen pretty soon. You've touched on a lot that I want to get, too. Let's focus on the Houston Rockets side. How much does this now help Steven Silas in his first year that the headache is gone. Stephen Silas is career really as a head coach starts right now. No, he's had a lot of respect over the course of you know his past few years working throughout the association, but really, it's it's unfortunate because you would hope that once you get hired, and then you get to start talking to your players, Then you get to training camp. That's when you really start. No, this is the fresh start. That is starting right now for Steven Silas, and he deserves it. And now he has his his building blocks for the future. He has players that want to beat their to be there and then most importantly, as you saw on the Rockets, Twitter feed their finally building chemistry with players that are there and he said, Sure. Yeogu McKay joining us here on NBA Countdown today, part of Shin Angola, Junior catch him weekdays. 47 P. M. Eastern on ESPN, ready on the ESPN app it, of course on ESPN Plus As for that chemistry, how big is it now that guys like John Wall Boogie cousins, they get a chance to kind of establish themselves and what they want to do in Houston, and they all seem happy. Yeah, they seem pretty happy. Just because you could hear like everything that they were saying, whether it was boogie DeMarcus cousins. Weather is John Wall all of the above. I think that finally they're, like, all right. We are sort of abandoned misfits. You know, we've got buggy coming back from injury. John while doing the same. You've got Victor Oladipo, who? Actually, you can add that to the list and a number of other role players. But, man, when I tell you, I don't want to say a role players When I'm talking about Christian would that man has been given a lot of good too? You know the rockets and a lot of bad to the rest of the NBA because he's been a problem. And they really lucked out in the sense that they got him. They acquired him, and he's blossoming into a most improved type player for the Houston Rockets. So overall, you have a team with every player actually caring about playing basketball with a new, reinvigorated sense of energies. You know what it's like when the game is taken away from you. And so you have a group of guys who have a great appreciation for the game that are working hard that are developing and now hopefully, you know they can build something for the future again. I don't have any expectations on this Eastern Rockets team. But I do think that the next few years they'll start acquiring pieces. We're building the foundations that we can do that and be sustainable. What while doing that as well, So it was a mutual breakup very rare. When it comes to relationships it Why's he got a little contentious at the end? Obviously on that last lead on the Wednesday night when they lost those who we have the Tuesday night when they lost the Los Angeles Lakers, you mentioned the hall earlier as well. The picture Incredible. But how about Victor Oladipo? How big can this be knowing He's on expiring contract and what this could mean for the future?.
"steven silas" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Could pop You could put the ball on the floor a little bit and pass it. He's really a very nice player. I've been really impressed with J. Shaun Tait. I was not very familiar with them and watching their tapes. I've like what he's done, but clearly it's going to be some Young guys, and I'll tell you something else. Sean listening to DeMarcus cousins remarks yesterday and if I'm not mistaken, they were even before the trade. He was not a happy camper with the way James Harden had behaved his last couple days or basically this entire year season. In Houston. I'm expecting DaMarcus cousins to come with the supreme effort tonight. I'm looking for the big guy to really be good for Steven Silas. All right, let me tee up on the San Antonio Spurs. Yes, They're one in three at home, but P. J. They just want four of five on a lengthy road trip and senior good playing pretty well for Coach Popovich. Right now. They're playing extremely well. When you start a road trip, beating the Clippers and the Lakers back to back and staples that's about as good as it gets. And what I love is the combination. He's got some young guys that have really stepped up. Dijon to marry, of course, has been good, but he's playing it a better level right now. Kelvin Johnson and Lonnie Walker or people in our audience may not be familiar with and they are really playing. The veteran guys DEMAR DeRozan back. He's missed the last two games visiting his sick father in Los Angeles Spurs were playing very well right now. Strangely enough, it should reference have played better on the road than they have in San Antonio. And their next to here, including tonight are at home and against the same team. Both the Spurs and the Rockets will see each other twice in a row here. And this week. Kevin Guys, thank you very much coming up, tip off his inside 35 minutes, and now it again, It's something the end begins doing this year. Having these Suri's as the season has progressed, gonna play teams couple of back to back nights or a couple of nights in a few days. That just makes it a lot easier on scheduling. Not that's the NBA Countdown and James Harden on the move. He's in Brooklyn will harden Durant and Kyrie form the greatest trio a leg history. Explore that next to listening to the game. The game, not ESPN.
"steven silas" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"If you're rebuilding team if you have young assets, why do you want James Hart? The only teams that I could see willing to take a flyer on James Harden. It's not even a fly. This is someone do more than $40 million plus over the next couple of years. That ain't no fly. That's a commitment. You're expecting James Harden to come in and help you get closer to a championship. This is tough sama schooling from Atlanta. Sammy Orr, CBS Sports radio. What do you do it, James Hard? Hey, Mr J. R. How're you doing? I'm good. What do you do it harder. I think you should trade them. Um, he's he's talking to the locker room and the chemistry that even heard John Wall's like man, he waves drowning while saying that like he's given up on the team. Out, man and who wants to play with it? Anywhere, and I always looked at Dan Harding. He wasn't always like that. He's not like a leader in a way like he was all for yourself, and I mean even scoring wise. And his game play. Okay, He's good at going, but it's not. It wasn't like a championship going like Kobe Bryant type score. No, I'm saying, and, uh I always thought he was kind of classic. And, uh, in the locker room and around people in a way Well, he's certainly making the situation more difficult in Houston. Let's go to Houston, Texas right now. Let's talk to Junior Junior, you are C b s Sports radio. The J. R sport brief show. What the hell do you do with James Harden? Now that he actually has now publicly let the cat out the bag. Well, first of all, general respond, you ain't got keep asking how he's doing. Get out the way. My goodness. Hey, but I'm a hit from a different angle, Brother, Okay. I really feel bad for Steven Silas. Yes. First time Coach. Yeah. Yeah. African American trying to make a name for yourself trying to prove that he can coach in the NBA. And he blessed to have one of the best players to ever play in in in the embassy and James Harden, basically turning his back on the brother. I'm just keeping the real you ain't trying to help Stephen Side of this break in. You just want to be selfish. Wouldn't do James. Jimmy Hart, not Com. Jim hard I wouldn't do. Jimmy heightened no favors. I trade him back to Oklahoma. And, like Bobby Womack used to say, if you think you're lonely now wait until the night. Okay, if you think it's bad in Houston, what you get back to Oklahoma. We love you inside inside jail, huh? Big thank you to a junior for calling up from Houston Sexist. Yeah. I'll tell you this much. This is this is all I know. Here. Because there are so many variables just because of the state of this NBA season. This. I know this. I know for sure. The Rockets have.