35 Burst results for "Three Point"
Donovan Mitchell Scores 45, Rallies Jazz Past the Clippers
"The jazz open their Western Conference semifinal series by getting forty five points from Donovan Mitchell in a one twelve one oh nine win over the clippers Mitchell poured in thirty two points in the second half to rally the jazz from a fourteen point deficit Jordan Clarkson boy on Bogdanovich chipped in eighteen points apiece with Clarkson and Mitchell combining for twelve three pointers Utah took the lead for good on the twenty one nine run bookended by three pointers from Bogdanovich Kawhi Leonard scored twenty three points to lead Los Angeles while Paul George chipped in twenty with eleven rebounds game two is Thursday in Salt Lake City I'm Dave Ferrie
Canadiens Rout Jets 5-1 to Take 3-0 Series Lead
"The Canadians have a commanding three games to none service lead after downing the jets five wild at the bell centre special teams getting it done for the habs on this night particularly the fourth line yeah well our meal the former judge on a line with veterans Eric Staal and Corey Perry had a pair of short handed goals and finished with a three point not very ordinary love Canada Nick Suzuki how the other Montreal goals I will not worry was the only chance to beat Carrick trunks game boards of Montreal Monday not I'm John of the
Durant, Irving Carry Nets in Opener After Harden Hurt
"The Brooklyn nets the game one of their Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series for the Milwaukee Bucks one fifteen one oh seven the nets played virtually the entire game without star guard James harden who re injured his hamstring in the first minute of play however they made up for his absence with four players scoring at least eighteen points Kevin Durant led the way with twenty nine points and ten rebounds hi we are being added twenty five points while Blake Griffin scored a team with fourteen rebounds the Bucks shot just six for thirty from three point range yeah I thought that the couple led Milwaukee with thirty four points Tom Mariam New York
Clippers Beat Mavs 104-97, Force Game 7 in Another Road Win
"Kawhi Leonard tied his playoff career high with forty five points and the clippers forced a game seven with a one oh four ninety seven when it Dallas Leonard scored each street L. eight points including back to back three pointers for ninety eight ninety lead with one forty three remaining the clippers trail for long stretches before going in front for good with six minutes left on a jumper by Paul George who had twenty points and thirteen rebounds Reggie Jackson scored fourteen of his twenty five points in the first quarter to help L. A. stay close look at dodges scored twenty nine points but was just two of nine from three point range game seven Sunday in Los Angeles on the ferry
Azerbaijan GP Practice Results as Perez, Verstappen Dominate P1 and P2
"This weekend. Formula one returns tobacco azerbaijan. And a wreck has topped the timesheets. Embrace sessions with max In the one and sergio perez fosters imitate to optimizing back year. The drivers wreath minyard's themselves with the track and clearly trying to determine whether they could push by how much with multiple causes ended up for me escape birds and also a few spins but in max zappin set the fastest time. The one minute forty three point. One four eight of the soft followed by the ferraris of show class and call signs. Daniel ricardo had a good session finishing p five while source spin from his teammate london. Norris but fortunately there was no damage later in the day. Sergio perez the times with one for two point one in f. to attend ahead of his teammate. With staffan by bicol assigns. A red flag was brought out when nicholas the. Tv's call came to a stop to to the engine overheating. i'm not signal at the end of his session. Despite setting solid times throughout the day charlotte took a trip into the barriers at ten fifteen which resulted in him. Losing the front wing and bringing out the safety car an usa interrupting the software runs a face behind him. Offer disappointing weekend in monaco. Things want looking great for mercedes today with lewis hamilton. Even coming on the ray j during the second session of the day saying but he doesn't know what the time is an f. p. one hamilton finish p. seven and voucher us ten whilst. Fb to neither mercedes made into the top ten how much and finishing p eleven a second over pace of such a peres while tasks was down in peace
Young Scores 36 Points, Hawks Finish Off Knicks in Game 5
"The Atlanta Hawks advance the second round of the NBA playoffs eliminating the New York Knicks one of three eighty nine in game five after an even first quarter the hawks to command in the second quarter taking the lead five minutes before half time and never giving it up the rest of the way Trae young Leonard lance again with thirty six points eighteen in the fourth quarter while adding nine assists as the hawks won their first playoff series in five years this feels good but I'm not satisfied and that's as far a distance and stick around and outside spot where we are I know where this team is capable of Clint capella contributed fifteen points along with fourteen rebounds Julius Randle led the Knicks with twenty three points and thirteen rebounds Tom Mariam New York
Why USC's Evan Mobley Is the Best Big in the 2021 Draft
"For the next two months in advance of the two thousand twenty one nba draft that is scheduled for july twenty nine. We're going to be dedicating an episode of beyond college basketball. Podcast to notable prospect. Same way we did in advance of last year's nba draft. We started this series last week with a twenty two minute profile of kate cunningham. If you missed it and you're interested don't find it today. We will turn our attention to another prospect who seems like lot to go in the top five of the two thousand twenty one nba draft. His name is evan mobile. he's a seven foot center. Who averaged sixteen point four points. Eight point seven rebounds. Two point nine blocks in two point four assists in thirty three point nine minutes per game in his one season at usc shop fifty seven point eight percent from the field. He was the pac twelve player of the year freshman of the year and pac twelve defensive player of the year. He was a consensus second team. All american who led usc to the elite eight of the ncaa tournament. Most mock drafts have him second or third in this. Two thousand twenty one. nba draft. So let's start with this dead leg. Is evan mobely to you clearly. Unquestionably the best big in this rat. Yes i think. That is unquestionable. We agree. I mean at this point. How about this. How about this for a quick complica- compare him to a recent big one. He played against and was good against james wiseman to me mobilize more versatile player with the higher upside and a year ago in a weaker draft. Class what's interesting is wise men went second moby might wind up going second or third we mentioned in the previous partly sided. I don't think he's going to go. I in this draft because of centers. And how they're viewed and how their role is changing By the year but it is interesting like if you put mobile wiseman even knowing what wise. Men's out like a year ago i would have said the same thing i think i would still take mobely over wise men coming out of college and we agree on the sofa. If we agree there yes mobis got to be the best big available in this
Mitchell Scores 30, Jazz Beat Memphis 120-113 to Go Up 3-1
"The Utah Jazz grabbed a three games to one lead in their first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies with a one twenty one thirteen victory Donovan Mitchell led the jazz with thirty points as Utah's round with three straight wins after dropping game one of the series at home I think the biggest thing is we didn't come into our room right we cannot have you for the women leaders to come knocking like you got a job at the it's not finished yet that's the message we know this message Jordan Clarkson added twenty four points for the jazz or Rudy Gobert scored thirteen of his seventeen points in the third quarter or Utah scored forty one points to grab a thirteen point lead jamarat Cup the Grizzlies with twenty three points and twelve assists the jets can close out this best of seven series in Utah on Wednesday I'm Jim Bernard
Christie's to Sell Isaac Newton's Notes for Greatest Work in London
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Christie's will auction Isaac Newton's notes for his greatest work next month Christie's has announced hand written notes containing Isaac Newton's jotted revisions to his master work the Principia will go up for auction July eighth in London Newton's mathematical principles of natural philosophy published in sixteen eighty seven set up the laws of gravitation and motion Christie's expects the revisions to sell for between eight hundred fifty thousand dollars and one point three million dollars the first edition of the book sold at auction for three point seven million dollars in twenty sixteen the page and a half of notes for a planned second edition includes comments and diagrams by Scottish mathematician and astronomer David Gregory hi Mike Crossey up
Young Leads Hawks to 113-96 Win Over Knicks, 3-1 Series Lead
"The hawks own a three games to one lead following their one thirteen ninety six rather the Knicks Trey young lit up the Knicks for twenty seven points and John Collins added twenty two despite taking a hard fell by Julius Randle stuff happens for stitches I got a memo over Lebanon you did most of my bottom lip a little bit you know I mean nothing really I can do at this point just gotta wait for it to heal but I'm going okay Atlanta led by four at halftime before shooting ten for nineteen in the third quarter to go ahead by seventeen Randall had twenty three points but shot just seven for nineteen leaving him a twenty seven percent from the field in the series R. J. Barrett finished with twenty one points and Derrick rose had eighteen for the Knicks who will try to stave off elimination at home on Wednesday I'm Dave Ferrie
Joel Embiid, 76ers Rout Wizards to Take 3-0 Series Lead
"Jo Ellan beat set a career playoff high with thirty six points as the seventy Sixers cruised to a one thirty two one oh three win over the wizards taking a three nothing lead in the first round series and beat scored twenty five points in the first half and finished fourteen of eighteen from the floor in twenty eight minutes before resting the entire fourth quarter Tobias Harris provided twenty points thirteen rebounds and five assists for the Sixers who shot fifty nine percent from the field and fifty two percent from three point range the top seeded seventy Sixers will go for the sweep in game four on Monday I'm the ferry
Trail Blazers Beat Nuggets 115-95 in Game 4 to Tie Series
"The Portland trail Blazers even their first round series with the Denver Nuggets at two games apiece with a one fifteen ninety five victory Norman Powell matched a career playoff high with twenty nine points on eleven for fifteen shooting from the field including four of four from three point range to keep this team in the series we're not gonna lose this game you know whatever I can do to make that happen I'm going to do it but there'd be aggressive and attack you know it you Tom I get the ball and make the reason I was able to do that tonight CJ McCollum added twenty one points and eight assists for Portland whose leading scorer Damian Lillard shot just one of ten from the field but did have ten assists and eight rebounds the call your kids love the nuggets in scoring with sixteen points the service will now return to Denver for game five I'm Jim Bernard
Tatum's 50 Points Carry Celtics Over Nets 125-119
"Jayson Tatum put the Celtics on his back as Boston made a series against the nets with a one twenty five one nineteen win in game three Tatum's career playoff high fifty points now with the Celtics to victory after they dropped the first two games in Brooklyn trying to protect home court trying to get a win it at all costs you know sometimes nice like visa needed market smart added twenty three points as Boston rallied from fifteen down early to lead by as many as seventeen James harden scored forty one and Kevin Durant had thirty nine for the nats Kyra Irving faced heavy booze and totaled sixteen points in his first game in front of Boston fan since leaving the team in free agency Gethin Coolbaugh Boston
Tiny Houses on the Water With Bonnie Vanasse
"Hello ethan thanks for being here This interview i feel like has been in the works for maybe years. Your hard to pin down. And i don't have very good phone reception at most locations. Yes you're actually. We're we're catching you in the airport. Because i guess better cell reception there. So i i really appreciate it and i want to jump right in. There is a video tour of your houseboat. The river dan that has been viewed over three point eight million times. I just want to start -gratulations on that. I would like to say. Congratulations to exploring alternatives on that. That matt danielle did an awesome job on the video and they have a great following of people so really kudos to those guys they have brought so much publicity about. it's awesome. Yeah that that they have been. They've actually. I'll link to interview that i did with them on this show a couple years ago. Now but yeah i agree. They are wonderful. People and their their youtube channel exploring. Alternatives is just a wealth of tiny house inspiration how has how has that affected. Has that affected you like having being that public or being out there so much on the internet. And i'm sure that a lot of bookings have come through people seeing the video but also because of our successor airbnb. Which kind of i guess. I'm not sure if it's really from the video. I'm sure it definitely helps But i think the video has been a lot around the world and not so much like people coming to visit this area of canada. But i think it's inspired a lot of people so that i'm really happy about. Yeah i mean as somebody who lives very close to a body of water You know i'm in vermont. Very near lake champlain. When i first saw the video i was like i want to build a house. Boat and put it on lake champlain. Four and then. I found out that it wasn't that easy to do here. From a legal perspective and also lake freezes and so you know it would be a seasonal thing but enough about me. So i'm curious you know but just just a little side actually. My boats are forced season. They stay frozen in the ice. They're built special floaters that that can handle the The impact of the ice and that are actually built for it.
Apple Dominated the Global Wearables Market Again
"Remember when we used to debate whether tablets should be counted among traditional. Pc's for the purposes of figuring market share. Yeah it kind of feels like we have a similar conversation around wearable technology. I saw a couple of stories on wearables numbers yesterday. That seemed to be at ought read the fine print though and they are not both. Idc and counterpoint. Research seemed to see apple. Watch commending more market and the first quarter of twenty twenty one versus the same quarter a year earlier though you have to read deep into the. Id stuff to see it. A piece from macrumors covered the idc numbers scanning the firms chart idc. Apple's first first-quarter wearables market share at just under twenty nine percent. That is down from the just over thirty two percent it enjoyed in the first quarter of twenty twenty. Wow we did enjoy things in the first quarter of twenty twenty. Didn't we anyway a piece from. I'm more covered the counterpoint numbers which seemed to show something different. They didn't but they seem to. According to the thing years. According to i'm more apple took a thirty three point. Five percent share of q one up from thirty point three percent on the same quarter last year. See where i stumbled is on what they were counting. Idc was wearables while counterpoint was counting smartwatches specifically limit. The discussion to apple watch and the firms seem to agree. Apple watch grew its market share in the march quarter versus the same quarter a year earlier. According to idc apple started twenty twenty one the same way ended twenty twenty as the clear leader in the worldwide wearables market
Bucks Put Heat on Brink, Win 113-84 for 3-0 Series Lead
"Khris Middleton scored twenty two points and drew out a in the honest intent to Kubo each had double doubles as the box rolled to a one thirteen eighty four victory over the heat holiday finished with nineteen points and twelve assists and ten to Kubo added seventeen points and seventeen rebounds set the tone early in the game we know how to put in this game was you know Kmart you will give you guys a fraud will rebound the ball we just we just represented some basically brook Lopez chipped in thirteen points for the box who have won their last two games by a combined sixty three points Jimmy Butler scored nineteen points and bam Adebayo had seventeen for the heat Miami will try to avoid elimination when host game four on Saturday I'm the ferry
Will Aircraft Production Come Roaring Back?
"Yen's this new airbus forecast is is a surprise isn't in how optimistic it is. Yeah i mean. The principal have indicated that there will go up and that the Rizal be fairly steep in twenty two but the of expectations of most. You have to remember that. The peak pre-crisis production level was like newell sixty two sixty three. And now they're talking sixty four two years for now and seventy five. And if you take seventy five and twenty twenty-five if you take into account the a to twenty Whether plant to triple production within the next four years you're you're you're not so very you're you're eighty nine which is really really unprecedented. I'm so yes. It's a surprise on the other hand We have to keep in mind. You buy forecast which are very optimistic to talking about their their observing v shaped recovery of the general economy and that's Aviation will follow a slew suit. I oughta thinks that passenger numbers will be at eighty eight percent of pre corona virus times next year and at one hundred and five percent in twenty twenty three. And that's interesting for two reasons. One is obviously recovery itself but the second reason is that there's a shift in towards short whole Because the compound annual growth rate that they're expecting to twenty searching is thirty three point nine central passengers but only three percent for Case which means there's more people flying on shorter routes
Simmons Leads 76ers Past Wizards; Westbrook Injured
"The seventy Sixers are up to nothing in their opening round series after clobbering the wizards one twenty ninety five Ben Simmons had twenty two points nine rebounds and eight assists one game after becoming the sixth player in league history to record fifteen fourteen fifteen assists I knew you know I six was the first game I noted in the system so expect me to to file my guys and get my guys shots they'll fall asleep a lot of times no I came down the floor and I did have a lot of masculine beat also had twenty two points and Tobias Harris added nineteen wizards guard Russell Westbrook left the game in the fourth quarter with a leg injury Westbrook finished with ten points and eleven assists Bradley Beal had a game high thirty three points for Washington which host game three on Saturday I'm the ferry
"three point" Discussed on Doublestruck Stories
"Like, I said, I mean gone, according to plan on going quite well for this group based on what you know about the what you've heard anything about any changes to one and done. What are in Hellabrunn, you know, is extending himself and how long he will play. What are the what are the possibilities that the brawn James junior's son brawny will be in the league with his dad? I mean, I listen, I I have to think LeBron James is pretty good talent evaluator, but we always knowing that like, you know, sometimes it's not the case of great players. You know, you mentioned Michael and Kwami it's never really strike terminating whether young players can play or not, but. The thing that I think you've seen kind of not just from the James family but across the league. This generation of players that the grew up with parents in the league really benefited from you know, kind of professional training program from an early age. So that'd be Jaren Jackie junior. Whether that be thereto Neil, be got tipping, son. Who's the top prospect? I Gandhi son who's top prospect. I mean, yeah, you saw in the past every once in a while you see a Kobe Bryant and jelly bean or involved in the Bill they're or Dell Curry and Steph curry, but Klay Thompson, Michael Thompson. But it seems to be there's a wave that you'd be more. So juniors of NBA players are children of MBA players. And based on that. I I would think the Brian James junior will be an MBA player. And then if he makes the league within whether it is even the borderline prospect some teams taken because LeBron said he wants to play with so sure. The draft him as a second round draft pick. Guess what you get the also get LeBron James on a veteran minimum contract. Probably which would be great for any franchise. You know? So I do think it's going to happen. So I guess the lesson here is that as much as we've talked about it today, and what we've left out the the LeBron James story is never gonna end. That's the way, you know. That's why you signed a lifetime deal with Nike, right? long as long as you got a heartbeat. You know, the way the LeBron James empires grown. I it appears though still be an audience for it. Back here in twenty twenty three when we're talking about where brawny is going to play. Let's do that. All right. Dave. Thank you so much for your time. Once again, of course, thanks, Michael. Remember to subscribe to double check stories podcast on the ESPN app. Apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thanks again. And we'll be back soon. With more double truck stories podcasts..
"three point" Discussed on Doublestruck Stories
"I mean, she's coming out the gates two and five with that according to plan, and then you have the Magic Johnson being with Luke Walton where it's really kind of put their feet to the fire, but it it's been pretty smooth sailing, and you've seen a pretty happy. Lebron? And when his mood is is such life is kind of easy because you know, if as mood such he's gonna treat regular season games with kind of the proper attitude, get them done and take care of. And they. Really haven't squandered too many wins this year too, many games of the should have won. I mean for the most part side of this actually being a good team that they take care of business against teams are supposed to be you know, has been consistent the entire year. I mean, you know, you lose to Houston with under five hundred. But now we see Houston surging. You lose to the Washington Wizards when they've been a mess all year, but you know, John wall had forty and ten and the Lakers were flying from Charlotte DC on the second back to back, and they had just taking business in Charlotte. And so, you know. There's been you know, that Brooklyn loss, obviously to end that Roach was a bad one. But you know that having a team professional athletes playing game at your spending in New York City. We know how that goes. So I don't think there's been too much that you would point to and say it hasn't been a rousing success. Lebron really hasn't shown any sense of falling off. He's managing his body. Well, he's still -ffective playing in Western Conference where it's the radically a tougher. I didn't that L paddle, and he has the ISA last couple years. The young players have acquitted themselves around the broad. I mean, I think the only player you'd say that hasn't shown a level of development that you you'd hope for we'd be Lonzo ball. But even he is so tantalizing that, you know, there's nice when you can go for seven from three like he did against Memphis, then followed up the next game by harassing Steph. Curry all around the court and beat new defending champs at work Llerena than so really. I mean. I think I don't know record wise. I mean, they're still around on pace the win the forty eight games that they thought they would win. But I I think they've played better than most expectations that have been laid out there. It also seems that when you you mentioned about how LeBron seems happier even keeled. It's like that's one of the things. I've always thought when you ever hear about comparisons to Michael Jordan. It seems like when the critics have LeBron would say he's not as ruthless as Michael Jordan. That's why he couldn't be Michael Jordan where it seems that what LeBron brings to the table that Michael Jordan does not have didn't seem to have was patience. And it seems that he knows what he's signed up for. It has little. I mean, if you don't think that if you think that Michael Jordan doesn't have patience. You can just go find Kwami Brown and ask him if he has any patients. Yeah. I mean, LeBron has said repeatedly if he has one character flaw is being patient. And so. That's something. He's actively had to work on the season. I would say, but that's about his self awareness and be like, okay. Like, I know any to be more patient here. Yeah. I mean 'cause I mean, listen. You would basically be unreasonable otherwise like. If you know what you're signing up for that. He used some terminology along those terms like I knew what this is going to be when they started off low out of the gate. Well, then, you know, if you're a man of reason, then you have to experience what you signed up for without expecting change in an instant and. Perhaps it's his patients, perhaps it was a to be a pretty savvy moved by you know, LeBron and magic and rob Pelinka to to not put the blanket of expectations of championship rally this season. So these guys have been able to develop in a manner where again looking at the fourth spot in the west halfway through the season. Feels like success. It doesn't feel like a less than I it's it's kinda gone..
"three point" Discussed on Doublestruck Stories
"But also with the with as this Laker team build through the years. Does it seem could you could injury or something where LeBron sort of is is and be able to contribute like he has been obviously, even if he's day to day 'cause actually help a team like this where while they aren't expected to you know, win the Western Conference by these stretch is like letting these guys not always rely on. Lebron something that could actually benefit them. If they can actually do it will benefit them, you know, like, it's such a thinker swim proposition here the cabs could not do it at all over the last four years Cleveland with four and twenty three and the game when LeBron sat either because of injury and that would be debilitating for the Lakers playoff hopes. I mean now they could still make the playoffs. I'm not saying that, but you know, you want to host the first round series every game batter so much in this pack Western Conference, so say he misses two weeks, and they go, you know, the way I posited in a column wrote on Christmas day, like say, they go one in seven months the same way, the Houston Rockets over the last eight games have gone seven to one and the rockets socially in the playoff picture, you're out of the playoff picture. And then the first thirty five games of the season that you spent like kind of playing maybe a little bit better than expectations are kinda shot. And then you actually have to play above your head for the final, you know, whatever to be left of the season forty games or so to actually secure playoffs. And then then it becomes, you know, even more even smaller martinsburg, or you know, if there were more interested pop up to anybody else. So if they can handle it wonderful, and I think that would say a lot also about what the Cavs the Lakers postseason in off season plans should look like because they can handle the stress and use the calculator and printing room and Josh Hart and Lonzo ball leaving this team that you say, oh, wow. Maybe really our best bet is not to trade for Davis or for the Daimler trade for anybody. But are paramount decree here should be keep these guys because they are quite good already. Then we have LeBron then we have to use that. Mac salary slot. We have free agency this summer to be to fortify or team that not through trade. So now, I mean, you know, in the way way way too soon to really rate at all. But as far as the LeBron residency in LA as we call it. How is? Has that been how has been going according to plan or not according to any plan? Like what what is what's happened is expected or unexpected? I only anybody expected the first real fight and NBA game in like ten years. The Denver Nuggets play the Knicks at the garden and Carmelo Anthony got perhaps the most agree just fifteen game suspension the history of the league, but you couldn't have planned for that. But but really to me someone who's covered LeBron for the last four years you've seen very even killed LeBron even when they've had you know, some somewhat struggle..
"three point" Discussed on Doublestruck Stories
"Like, hey, I'm gonna go do the math year in how his Posey's numbers that he has like, it's basically he's played three more seasons than when you combine that altogether. I mean, that's a lot of miles. Yeah. I mean, he's already a sixteen year veteran, but those three seasons nineteen years what Robert Parish did. And then he was you know, basically a human victory cigar on those two and ten bowl statement didn't have anything left. Lebron still clearly has a lot left to give to the game. But just this week a very atypical circumstance. Lebron his body hills them he has a strained groin in a game against the Golden State Warriors, and that's not a strange injuries. Steph. Curry had the same injury close this eleven games. It's only in the context of abroad because we just aren't used to seeing him. You know, have have his body not be the most, you know, elite part of his back. So the part of what he brings to the game basketball. And again, this three point I guess fascination or wrinkle to his game isn't necessarily like I don't believe you went into the summer. I gotta work on the three because I might strain my growing and my by body by it starts failed. But it really does work out that way as you look about the if you look at the potential for him to continue to be, you know, a completely dominating force as he gets older because when you take it to the rim. He's not getting like, okay, great. You still you call the foul and I'm going to line, but that's still hurts. Yeah. I mean, that's true. It's it's more of a physical pounding. And you know, I did speak to a scout for the story. And it was you know, right along those lives was was his opinion of of why he's doing it. And you said, so I think he's preserving his body was a quote, and it was like, you know, early season in games that you know, he's barely getting up for a motion Lee because he knows it's a long season and has to really save himself to be prime come April through June or wherever long this Laker season. Goes, you know, you can also. Kinda guard against anything happening that that can hurt that plan. And again, I it's not like he avoids contact and doesn't drives the lane. And you know, he he wants to get free throws. He knows the way to control an outcome of a game. But is going to be held at the ball of for every single time. No. I mean, I, you know, also, it's literally sometimes there's possession where rather than running that four feet from baseline to baseline. He's running sixty feet from behind the three point line. And that's a way to preserve talk. It's of energy. That's how he described it last year Bryant horse real interesting story during the twenty eight team postseason about LeBron actually in the player tracking data moving just a about the slowest of any key player in last year's playoffs. But of course when he did shoes six elevate. He made the most of it. It's amazing. How? You it's like it's conscious or sub conscious working together to basically be like with this. Like, you said like after that many minutes. You learn to be officiant whether you like it or not because it's the only way you're gonna keep going. And you better be. And again, there's a thin line. You know to you know, being efficient around my loafing. You know, LeBron us to me, very interesting. Verbal gymnastics when describing this phenomenon to Rachel Nichols into sit down that that ran on Christmas day and the extended version he said he's camouflaging parts of his game. He's learned how to camouflage parts of his game. Which basically means like, hey, I can get away with not going all Allah defense certain possessions, that allows me to have energy the tank to completely command the action on the offensive. I wish we had some like, I witness news music here right now, we could say today on groin watch. As we talk about. It seems it seems that. That is that's getting all the attention..
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"He's taking a lot more threes. It's not that you had like a James harden or a Steph curry, I thought more like when you get like Al Horford or boogie cousins and James, Greg, basically, everyone shoots threes where I remember back when a center ever took a three whether they made it or not it will be the not top ten for sports. Like, what are you trying to do? Manute Bol being coached by Don Nelson that that brief experiment where you had some put seven guys student threes, you rarely saw it. And of course. Yeah. You see with the Lopez brothers? Now, you see it with Mark assault. Guys. You know that that might have attempted ten threes and tire season early on their career are shooting ten threes and game. So it, of course, that's where flexible, but I think the new part about it for the broad is one coming into league. Like, literally if you read any of the stories that spend dot com out at the time. Foxsports psychotic set set are where you get scout stakes. Lebron James is you know, kind of player profile in two thousand three it was is excellent passer. Great score court visit but he doesn't have jump shot. And and now I mean, the jump shot is such a primary part of Tak and not just shooting three youth because a lot of guys he just happened to be shooting deep three like he shoots deeper threes by. About a foot than the average MBA player, which is interesting and spoke to Carlisle about this the Dallas Mavericks coach. And you said, you know, as you see floor spacing occurring you he thinks intentional. You brought up guys like Eric, Gordon and James harden in Houston because if you went to extend that fence that only up to three point line, but extend them a couple feet beyond the three point line, if they clothe out on you. And in a way that doesn't allow them to have their balance or allow them to to shade you in either direction if you put them on the floor. You can set yourself globalize and getting into the paint after you, you know, take some shots from that long distance. It's your point about just you know, reading those taking those to heart some of those early scouting reports. Well, LeBron of very confident he's also little bit self aware in the sense that he's open to change in volving his game. Oh, absolutely. And you know, again, he is. Credible physical specimen, then everyone will tell you when we think about LeBron James in what made him so special. You know is probably the passing and then his ability to just completely punish teams in the open court. But as you know, a little bit of athleticism starts to dwindle. As years go on this is something that will allow him to you know, age gracefully in the game. And you know, I think of a guy like, you know, Dan, Marley stunned and morally, right? It was a dunker when he came into legal and the three point specialist. Larry Johnson, you know, with all about tearing the rimmed out, then you know, he he was a guy shoot threes for the New York Knicks on those good teams that he played with under Japan Gundy. And so, you know, you kinda see LeBron following a similar Volusia where he still has this incredible, you know, body with all sorts of leaping ability in celebration etcetera etcetera, but as those things starts dissipate. This should allow him to continue to be, you know, really great player. Because of course, we know that the court vision and the passing Billy won't go anywhere. Yes. It also though thing though is going back to longevity. Is you mentioning the numbers you threw out there were but his minutes were pretty staggering while most of us. You know, you always you owe LeBron to this many and be a row. But like, no one really thinks what does that by the numbers and the way you put it, basically when you.
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"Of wear letting it fly from downtown. It's less taxing on his thirty three year old frame. I think he is preserving his body. The scout told ESPN doesn't want to have everything going to the rim and take a pounding this early in the season. I think those shots will be fewer in the playoffs. Right now. They are easy shots to take doesn't. Really have to work for them. And just as important. It's engaging. The mental challenge side of things where a guy who has already accomplished so much I played with Kobe Bryant. And I remember challenging him one time that he can't shoot off the glass Walton said and for two straight weeks in practice. He shot every single shot off the glass and made a very high percentage of them. I guess that's something similar that could be possible for James. It's LeBron's shiny new toy in his stock toy chest and the one he's getting a kick out of playing with these days for me. I like to work on my game James said, I try to get better and better and do things the following year that I wasn't so good at the previous year or bring things to my game that I didn't have the previous year. So I guess increasing my range is one of them and being confident and sticking my landing and keeping my follow through up. And surely he'll keep putting them up. Joining me now is ESPN's. David minimum. Dave. Thank you for making the time again today. Of course, you got. As we talk about LeBron Dave who knows so much LeBron that I think sometimes LeBron calls Dave to get answers about LeBron. I wouldn't go that far but in his so getting into this whole piece of LeBron game. And it seemed that even in his prep years when you would when people would interview LeBron seemed to be mature and polished like he was a student of the game and the history of the NBA that is, you know, always wanted to wear Twenty-three with Michael Jordan now that so this whole chain of like, yeah, I'm gonna start shooting these like three pointers, and we're gonna be hitting them is this is more. If his awareness of what the game was and where the game's going or is knowledge of the the of play with the big man or go home is sort of history. Kind of balked at that premise when I brought it to him where I was you know, already kind of compiling some research on this. And I asked him after a home game was this a reflection of you wanting to stay with the times and adapting your game to fit, you know, along with the most dominant players of this era, and he was like no like, I'm really good at basketball. Even if I don't shoot three's just happened to be something that you know, I've worked on and because I've worked on it. I I'm comfortable shooting games. You know, whether he was gonna mitt that this was prompted by guys like Steph curry, James harder. Not I it certainly appears to MIR, you know, the strength of some of the games best players that have come up in the wake of LeBron's dominance. But also seems that like you mentioned those guys. But for me the thought I got it when I would see like, oh, yeah..
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"To be the defining foil in James's career beyond beating James to win three of the past four NBA finals, including the past two years straight. Curry has spearheaded the three point explosion that change the league while James will never be a marksman of Curry's caliber career has never shot less than forty one percent from three point territory and is currently hitting forty nine percent this season. James sitting respectable thirty seven point one percent this season up from a career average of thirty four point four percent on the highest volume of his career. That's better than the likes of JJ Rettig, Damian Lillard Klay Thompson. Kevin durant? It's okay. That James will never rest the unofficial title of greatest shooter ever to live from curry. Although he is surprisingly second all-time in playoff three. Pointers behind only curry just as curry will never receive the same credit for his passing or overall command of the game on both ends like James dies, but James has entered into a realm of respectability from the outside that is a far cry from his reputation. He's a much better shooter than I would've antiquated Lakers. Coach Luke Walton said like just watching him day to day in practice and the amount of three see heads when he goes through his shooting drills. He's very consistent with it in the amount. He makes them yet James insists is motivation isn't securing a seat at the lunch table with curry harden Durant and the rest of the sharp shooting superstars I've been working on my jump shot for quite a while. Now and increasing my range every year James sad for me. Personally. It's weird because I know where the league is going. But at the end of the day, I can go out there and not take a jump shot and still have an effect on the game. I just know how to play the game. I'm just very cerebral about the game. But I understand that you got to at times keep. The defense off balance and being able to take a jump shot here. A couple of threes there keeps them off balance. But for me personally, no matter where the league is going. If there's a jump shot three craze going on in our league. I can literally not take a jump shot and be fine. As your Matica. Some of James's long makes have been feast your eyes on the game winning step back three pointer of Kristaps Porzingis at Madison Square Garden or the moonshot to beat the buzzer. In the first half of a preseason game against the warriors. There's a feeling that by taking threes James is neglecting the rest of his skills that make him special to me, we still want the priority as tacking the paint and penetrating the defense Walton said and then to me the later we get into the shot clock, then the moral k we become with that type of shod. And then obviously it differs because he's the focal point every defense is loaded up on him. So a player of his caliber you trust to have the feel of. Hey, I'm feeling good. I'm going to take this shop because its open as opposed to try to drive and there's going to be four people waiting on me. But we also want him penetrating that defense more often than settling for a twenty eight foot three pointer yet the prospect of the most physically gifted player of his generation flinging it from the outside is. Not indefensible the math is so trumpeted its tired at this point other than shots at the rim. It's almost always more efficient offensively for an NBA player that least one with a modicum of shooting ability to shoot from deep. But for LeBron James there's more to it than that. Consider lebrons typical season workload. It's not eighty two games. It's one hundred it's not October to April it's Tober June. He has played ten thousand forty nine playoff minutes in his career the equivalent of three extra seasons.
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"No matter where LeBron James takes a shot. It seems that the whole world is always watching. But this season they seem to be watching. Lebron not so much of the rim. But behind the three point line as the king Bruce in new dimension to his game. We haven't seen in his sixteen year career. This me nothing. What does this mean everything stick around after the story from my conversation with ESPN's David minimum as we talk about how the pollution of LeBron James and year one of his Hollywood story. Now, he present three point revolution. Lebron noticed by David minimum. Earlier this month facing a near double digit deficit in the fourth quarter against a San Antonio Spurs team that had already beaten the Los Angeles Lakers twice this season. Lebron James took over at first. The dominance was familiar James streaking across the open court plowing by hapless defender, for the end, one slapping, his biceps for a fact James coming up with a sudden surge of energy to turn a lazy San Antonio pass into a steel and then passing the ball to wide open teammate on the fast break after pushing it up the cord, and then three times there was LeBron's latest finishing move the step back three pointer that he is taking and making at a rate not seen before in his sixteen year career from twenty eight feet away with seven minutes. Eleven seconds to go to bring LA from down four down. One. Good from thirty six feet with five minutes. Twenty six seconds remaining to go from down to two up one. Bang from twenty nine feet with one thirteen left. The double L A's lead from three points to six to salt the win away money. Once I'm in the gym. I'm in my range James told ESPN, it's not a confidence thing said James who shot twenty nine percent from three point territory, his rookie season, the jump shot considered the loan weakness in his game when he entered the league, it's a work ethic thing you put in the work. And then you trust it when you get on the floor. I work on it when we got practice, and when you work on stuff, and you put the work in you get results and for me, I put the work in. That's just a byproduct of it much to Antoine. Walker Sagren making shot way out there still awards the shooter the same three points. Teddy made it two feet closer. There are no fours. So simply why launch from Orange County when James Shirley, create a shot from say the Hollywood sign we're playing Houston the other night. They got guys pulling up for thirty five foot. Shots said Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle just in the regular flow of the game. And that's becoming the norm. There really is no three point line. I mean there is but where guys are shooting from now they're shooting out there because people are meeting three point shooters at the line. So they're backing up. And then you tell me our you going to stop James harden, and Eric Gordon from Dr in the ball when your closing out on them from thirty three thirty four feet out. It's very difficult and deed the average three point distance in the league. This season is twenty five point one four feet that's on pace to become the farthest. It has been in the past ten seasons. According to research by ESPN, stats and information. So James isn't the only one loving the long ball? The NBA three point line is twenty two feet away from the rim at its closest and the corners of the cord and twenty three point seven five feet away from the farthest distance out past the top of the key the distance of James's averaged three point shot. This season is twenty six feet more than two feet beyond the longest spot on the line. Fine. So is this just a natural evolution of the pace and space game. Or is there? Something more personal to James's three point journey during James's last four seasons in Cleveland multiple camp. Sources put James his deep threes in one of two categories either. It was a sign of him being a great groove looking to landed dagger and light up the crowd or it was just the opposite. Lebron launching from out there almost out of protest by how his teammates were approaching the game..
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"Really nobody nobody shows. Some Blake is one of the better passing big men of the century the better ball handling big of the is. Well, so it's nice. Getting those opportunities this year, evident, five point, seven assists. That's not out of the ordinary, but he's getting more ball handling chance. Pick and roll chances. He's just being used like a star player for the thing. I'm curious about is I guess Jalen Brown guards Blake Griffin. I don't know. I think Celtics probably go big in this game with with Drummond and Blake in the front court. Maybe it's Baynes if he's back, which he might not be I believe in tonight's game. They they said he's fifty fifty to play. So maybe he doesn't play this weekend against the tour either. But yeah, you know, what charges like it could turn out where if the Celtics don't play big they end up going small, and they force maybe Detroit take Trump off the floor. Maybe he's the guy who pushing up the floor you're making the choice play small. Maybe you're having them go as Stanley Johnson at the four. But even then I think Horford was still be end up being the guy who defense Blake Ascherson. So what's going on with the Celtics shooting? A lot of mid-range jumpers. Danny lot of mid-range jumpers, especially early in the clock of noticed. They've always been a team that isn't afraid of shooting midrange drivers. But this year that taking the fourth most deep mid-range jumpers, according to claiming the last dot com. Tom and that's coming early in the clock to their three point numbers are down as well shooting. Only thirty one point two percent from three so far the season, just odd. I'm not sure if it's chemistry or or what it is. But so far this season is just something off with this team. In the first thing that always comes to mind is why are they shooting mid-range Trumpers early in the clock. Whether it's Hayward running across screen, right Tatum. Pull ups curry pull ups doesn't lot of mid range seems like a feeling out process. One thing that I've been monitoring with the Celtics is basically looking at their usage rate everyone's usage rate from last season. Except for Jason Tatum has actually gone down. And so it's really just looking at how they all fit together. And how this team that we all thought was just this seamless kind of like amorphous blob of excellence kind of comes together, you know, when they're trying to incorporate two stars who were very much high usage players in past life. How would they look Kevin you think Gordon and Kyrie Karis awful Kerry? Kerry carried put a pretty nice numbers against Orlando. But watching the game didn't feel like it. I do think there's a feeling out process between the players, but also for the individuals for kyri getting back into clinical basketball shape for Gordon Hayward. Figuring things out. It's interesting. It certainly is. I'm a little bit surprised that we've seen Tatum featured so much early on. I don't wanna say surprise as much as. I didn't think it would come so soon. Right, right. I thought there would be a little bit more force-feeding to Hayward and Kyrie than there actually has been. I wouldn't worry too much about the Celtics. I I wouldn't panic one bit. I think their defense is still elites still that's still gonna that's their foundation. And it has been for years. I think the offense will figure itself out there offense right now team for not Sese thirtieth an offense. I. I wish we could see three combo. You know that that's that really works in this in this modern MBA. I wish we could react to Thursday nights gaming. It's Oklahoma City. That'll be interesting to watch and granted eighty team to guard. That's for sure it easy team to guard with with a no shoot is in their roster while I'm excited for these games this weekend. But that's all we have time for today. Guys, those fun. It was great Danny looking forward to next Friday. Thank y'all. Absolutely, definitely. And thank you for listening to the corner. Three please give us a five star rating on I tunes and tell your friends and family about.
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"Or three two steals? And let you know, even if even if you just like throw the numbers away, and like just turn on the TV, if you if you don't know anything about the league like you woke up from a coma twenty years, and you're finding out about basketball for the first time, you don't know about basketball reference, because you don't know that the internet is all this cool stuff now, and you turn on your TV, yours you're seeing eighty this guy is six foot ten big strong shooting threes passing the ball moving around on the perimeter to inside blocking shots from the weak side, rebounding running pick and roll posting up. You're like this do does everything. Yes. He does do every caster motor oil ad. Does it all he does it all? I think to if I'm if I'm New Orleans, and I get an a playoff series by the warriors. I got Anthony Davis. None of their teams in the west coast guard him, right, John, Golden State. So I'm pretty confident going to the playoffs. They Anthony Davis so much in. You know, you mentioned the three blocks per game charts also has two steals per game. That's outstanding. Right. But like there's so few guys like we're talking about go bare right vernal off the floor. We have them all on the perimeter. That's not a question with just eighty runs. Go bear off the floor. He's the one who's running Ghobeire off is that he has. But like he can't get one on off. The absolutely not no matter who he's defending. Whether it's a smaller guy, a switch or a big guy who constructed floor eighty can defend anybody in the Linda, here's the other thing too. Like anybody defend him like who can depend Anthony Davis. Nobody nobody especially with all the spacing. Now that you mentioned. I mean, his own body can like really we're only looking at injuries. That's literally. That's that's the only thing they d and he's been pretty healthy the past two seasons for the most part. Yeah. He has been a little bigger stronger filled out that's becoming a little bit less of a concern. But like still it's in the back of the my mind to Danny overall though that pelicans roster and I'm excited to see on this weekend. The way they space the four for eighty it turned out to be a blessing in the skies. Demarcus cousins got hurt at allowed there. Yeah. Sure. To play the way that they were sharing now at a faster pace with more speed more shooting. It's exciting to watch. And yet they still retain that versatility to play with to jumbo bigs. If they wanted to. Like, he's only twenty five guys in the league older this. He's just starting his prime right now. So was just getting going. I mean, he's getting better and better every single year one team that it's also getting better this year, the Detroit Pistons undoing Casey there are also a great start with Blake Griffin. They face the Celtics this weekend who are off to a very slow start on the offense of into before they still lead the league in defensive rating, but their offenses sputtered this year charges. Unite both written about this. I wrote it was one of the first articles I wrote for the ringer when I got hired in twenty sixteen point Blake you you've talked with and written about that four as well. And I feel like we're kind of starting to see that aren't we with this pistons team? I mean, they it's better planned blanked the plan. Reggie I think's like who's really stopping him..
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"And all of the times when defenses were expecting him to do, you know, a mid range pulp or whatever there was suddenly an opening there was only a passing lane for him to connect with, you know, a guy like, PASCAL Siaka or Jaka Pertile. So you put them in these these new situations and suddenly you're looking at a completely different playmaker. And I'm curious what do you guys think charges? What do you think about these Lakers, minus Rajon Rondo and Brenning me personally? Like, I'm enjoying watching the team because we're getting opportunities of CD's new guys feed Mikhail getting playing time Jonathan Williams time, Josh Hart. Back in the starting lineup and Wednesday night's game against the Phoenix Suns. Lakers. I one of the season over continuous caldwell-pope. Lonzo ball in the starting lineup. I think for the Lakers. These long term changes could actually be good the suspension for Rajon Rondo and Brennan could actually open the door for maybe positive changes their overall roster charts for sure I think like them losing early at they have to ask themselves quickly who they gonna be you gotta play our best players, and some you gotta go. Lebron the young guys like the main team. It's not gonna work the team that. Yeah, we're done with that already one weekend. It's over. Yeah. I mean, we can have land Stevenson kind of crush on. You know, these terrible teams. Sure, he's basically eating innings at that point. But like for these consequential games they need to trust their young guys because they're young guys have the most talent speaking about trusting young is the Utah Jazz face the pelicans this weekend. Donovan Mitchell had actually most impressive night vision for him.
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"Let's move on thrown Al pass this weekend. Some marquee games happening across the league Lakers. Spurs immediate rematch of this exciting crazy intense a clash of game. A clash of two of the worst defenses in the league. Yes. That means a lot of points. Yes. From saying something in the NBA these days. Yeah. Really bad Spurs are the worst team by defensive rating in the league right now. I think they're giving up one hundred and twenty two points per one hundred possessor. Yes in the Lakers are giving up one hundred and fifteen this is going to be in possession personnel. Astonished surprise for both writes, it really isn't it which made last season, Spurs defence. So unbelievable. Unbelievable. I mean, yes. Like a miracle. How appreciate Dijon Murray. Would it does? Yeah. Yeah. That that would have made the Spurs a heck of a lot more interesting. This show the Spurs last season gave up one hundred and four points per one hundred possessions, which rank fourth in the NBA this year ranking thirtieth like Danny said what's wrong with their defense is really just a matter of the personnel. Just bad, Danny? Yeah. I had made a joke about this on the worst picks for the NBA palooza thing the Spurs basically don't have a single above average defender. Yeah. Who's our best defender on the roster? You're looking at it. And you're like might be done to come. It might much driller. Maybe it's Pertile, but he's barely plant. No. He's barely getting any minutes. He he was a D N P coaches the Lakers yet I was thinking about talking to after the game. And I was like we didn't even play. Right. I mean like you didn't really Kerr during the game. It's like the pertinent play. Which is so funny because lamarcus is a five so where's he gonna play? Yeah. Especially in that game with Rikers playing small with coups met the five often are LeBron the five which coups method five is not worked very well for the Lakers. So now the sea now giving up a lot of points this year. I think the the stat pulled up earlier or something around maybe one hundred thirty points per one hundred possessions with coups met the five it's horrible. And that's kind of why the whole Jonathan Williams. Revelation was so eye opening I it was he had his coming up hearty against the Spurs. And that just kinda shows you how important it is to have a mobile guy who could spy just like when you have coups Ma and LeBron who are, you know, extensively. Oh, they can be small ball FIS for the Lakers. Sure. But they have so much. Spots on the offense events like you really can't trust them to anchor your defense charges for the listeners who have no idea who Jonathan Williams's can you give a brief little rundown about his he said, he's like a six nine pretty athletic big, man. He played it Zagayev a fifth year senior. So he's pretty old. He's like twenty twenty four years old. He can't really shoot he's very athletic. He plays hard. He runs to the rim. I mean, he's not like the most fielder in the world. But he can play his position. He's an older player. I can see them playing a lot this season. Honestly. Right. One of the things. I am excited about with the Spurs this year despite everything despite the Jonathan Mary gone out despite Derek white going out that has meant that the Marta rose and is going to get more playmaking, fourteen assists. That's crazy Tina system that Lakers game demars somebody who last year with Toronto with their evolve. Offense under Dwayne Casey starting to handle the ball more. Right. You got more playmaking chances and did presell. I think he did a good job. And I'm excited to see how he Volvo this year with since how within their. System if he can't elevate his plate in more. Maybe it helps them long term for Rosena get these chances because he might be you know, in his late twenties, but he's not done getting better, necessarily, right? And I usually add to his game over his career. It's kind of impressive. You know, the narrative last year was oh, he added a three point shot, and you know, narratives can meet a lot, especially, you know, in in his perception around the league, what happened was she started taking these threes defensive started having to respect it..
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"And it's been again question about that some poor defenders, and this to me is going to be the really interesting thing the track for him over the course of this whole season and into next year his whole career how how how does he develop over time in terms of making his first step even quicker getting an optimal condition. How does that evolve for him? Is he going to be a type of guy who always has to make tough shots or she going to get to a point where suddenly he's able to create more open looks for him. Besides that step back his left, which is suddenly quickly becoming a patented shot for his signature move. Yeah. It is. It looks great. And it's fairly effective at least for a nineteen year old. I think you're fine with the results. I'm curious how that happens from and if not it's okay because he doesn't need to be. Necessarily go to scoring presence. Because like I mentioned earlier this guy's already an unbelievable passer. I we haven't seen the opportunity for him to do that. Do you think that there's a chance that happens this your charts or no? Because of the way the roster is constructed in the fact, he's only nineteen we'll see when Barnes and Dirk it back because this team I look prayed different Barnes our top score last two years and Dirk, obviously changes. I mean, if you put Luca with Dirk, the pick and roll he'll get a lot more space, operate probably those guys come back. It's gonna make that team. Look, totally different. Whereas for the hawks and trae young he is already getting virtually all of the opportunity is John Collins back yet for the hawk dot yet. Now, I'll be big for them tr-. Yeah. Definitely giving trae another pick and roll rolling option. Earn Collins also could be spotting it from three a little bit too. Yeah. I mean, he definitely showed the interest in taking shots from that range last year. He sometimes at all it's all it takes Andre Drummond has a lot of interest in shooting threes, issuing them. He's just not making them. It's interesting. A lot of field goal attempts. And at the same time. I think Collins was shooting them albeit at only like yet a three game. He was still shooting at like thirty six thirty seven percent. So another tartar get another another tiger for trae who I think has been really outstanding shares a playmaker. It's very rare. You see a point guard come in at his age with his experience level and change pace. Like, he does and create off the dribble. Like he does. And like he doesn't have the best teammates. But he's creating quality looks for him on his thirty assists this season twenty of them have gone to shots the restricted area. Ten have been for three pointers. It's analytically driven assist from trae young yet. Kevin. I was I was gonna ask you like how many guys can shoot pull up threes better than trae already in the league. Not a lot not a lot lot. I mean, he's still shot. I believe someone cleaning the glass in an article about trays shooting off the dribble from NBA range. I think it was like he shot like me. Twenty seven percent off.
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"In terms of Luca. We touched on him a little bit last week. I believe, but he continues to be outstanding. After his first game after impressing in the preseason. Now, averaging nineteen points, six and a half rebounds, nearly four assists, Lucas doing everything. And that's spite the fact that he's only nineteen despite the fact is not in tip conditioning, his grabbing his knees a lot. He is. And yet, I think there's a lot of players who are elite athletes only. But there on a lot of players that have the elite feel that LUKA has and he is continuously showed that off from game to game with from situation to situation really charts. No matter who the defender is. And granted they face them week the as-associated we'll see tonight, they play the raptors might be a different story compared to the hawks bowls wolves. And what do you think the biggest adjustments will have to be for Luca, considering the fact he doesn't have the quickest first step considering the fact that he's certainly is grabbing at his knees. I mean, I think the big thing for him going forward is becoming like a bigger more of a post player. I like in a Cup like the idea like eventually running pick and rolls him and Dennis Smith. And it's like playing Luke out of the post on smaller guards. I I think that's where he has the advantages posting up smaller players versus like trying to beat off got off the dribble. Yeah. And I think a lot of the negatives that people tried to pin on Luca before he was drafted was just, you know, his his real INA Bill. To get past a defender in isolation. But that's not really held the Mavericks operate. They they run the second least amount of isolation in the league. So far behind the Sixers, and you know, the Mavs are all about optimizing the amount of space that Dante has a eligible to him and the rest of the team when they play the raptors and Coa guards Luca. Well, the screen client, join anyways. Right. The move off that matches much much possible. You mentioned the the fit with Dennis Smith junior charts and how you like to see those guys run pick and roll together. I is that one thing the Mavericks haven't done a lot of this year's using Luca. As a screener, I means has run a handful of pick and roll. But are you saying you would like to see Dennis Smith screening for Luca or Luca screening for really matter? I think it's like it's so early in both their careers. They're trying to establish the basics right now that might not happen till next season. Honestly, why does it have to wait? I won't. I won't sharks. I wanted that they need to develop good habits. You know? That's all part of it is like, here's the basic responsibility position for like two creative. I mean, they're they're both like twenty years old. You know, what bothers me. I would love to see Luca Danni. Like, I mentioned me. He's averaging three point eight assists. That guy already is an unbelievable passer. I want to see a big hive, you know, an opportunity for him to really handle the ball and run the entire offense. We'll see. Here's the thing right now at that, the Mavs don't actually a lot of shooting right now, they take a lot of three don't make that many. It's hard to get assists with wealthy Matthews taken like ten threes. Again, I mentioned the shooting forty two point five three pointers per game. They're also just shooting only thirty one point eight percent on the example, we're talking about they're just Jack and threes and missing twenty fifth and three hundred percent, I and cents. But you know, this better than jacking up a lot of men ranged offers for sure, but I mean how much more can we take of west Matthews? Yeah. We're like. Feed dribbles is boggling go in. It's like probably not one of the things are Buca. And I'm not saying this is a concern think he's going to be fine. He's going to be great. But he does take a lot of tough shots lot. Lot of lot of those tough makes he has are tough shots..
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"Let him. Interesting shooting a lot of mid-range jumpers this year, actually, especially Kevin Durant, which is a trend. That's continued from last year. Yes, exactly. I mean, Katie is always shot a lot of deep mid-range jumpers, but this year, more than usual. So I mean, I just don't see every team getting to that point. I didn't Kevin I think people are always like what's the next thing. And I'm saying this thing is just started. Like, this is going on the street point thing it is moving forward. It's rising every single year. It is just getting starting in five years. Let's rebrand the big three and turn it into a league in which all of these misfit toys, all of these amazing low post centers just rebrand themselves as like the big league or something who's gonna watch that though. My God who everyone who is apparently complaining about the league. Now, you know, I love the complain. It's going to continue rising. I mean you look back at the two thousand ten eleven season. It was at twenty two point two percent. And so from that until now I thirteen percent percentage points significant and every year, the one thing I've. Noticed that it jumps in the playoffs. And then wherever it's at in the playoffs tends to be where it's at the following regular season. Like last year in the playoffs. It's interesting thirty five point five percent of the shots were from three the show at thirty four point nine percent. We'll see where that settles down do you? I mean, if every team starts shooting that way, personally, I wouldn't love that every threes. I it'd be like everything shooting layups like it just like a feature a basketball. I think there is still be variety within that. You know, what I mean just just the way the game is played. Sure, just like, you know, how he mentioned earlier with Milwaukee gets their shots differently than Houston. Dallas plays a different style. There will always be variety. I'm waiting for the half court specialist. Point line. Who knows she I wonder over the four point line that might be a little much for me. I'm not a big fan of four point line. It's move onto the kids are all right on Wednesday night, Luca Danni, kitchen trae, young had their battle the first of many, hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, I of many athletes here. Yeah. Twice a year after their big a draft night. Trade Luca Danni coach and a future pick for trae young between the Mavericks, and the hawks hawks head are really really impressive comeback. Those a fun game to watch. I was about the tune out after the first quarter. I mean after the first quarter, the the Mavs, basically, lapped them. I thought they were gonna win by fifty. But the hawks ended up winning the game one eleven to one zero four trae head of forgettable overall game until his impressive fourth quarter. Luca had a nice game. Twenty one points, nine rebounds, two assists, continued on with his really really impressive season. Charkes? You wrote a big feature on Luca this Wednesday to tell us about that. Yeah. Totally. I want to the first two gay. I kinda got to go to the locker room after I just talked to Luke a little bit talk some of the other players. It was pretty interesting. I mean, the math just all bided on this new this new style of play the guy Luca. They're like we're shouldn't have threes as possible on Carlisle's like full-on. It's crazy Carlisle us to coach like the pistons and the Pacers and the thousands and now he's like, no we're talking fifty three again. Right. Yeah. Like that was one of the biggest takeaways I got from your feature was that Carlisle was the the mastermind behind some of the worst like rock fight type team was the assistant coach with. Oh, yes. And this is like at the nature of NBA offenses. It was like the worst. It's ever been but defenses were just like grinded out everything. And now he's just like I can't move against this wave of offense. I'm just gonna ride it. Yeah. I mean when you look at raw numbers, the Mavericks lead the league in three point attempts per game is that frequency that's just raw attempts fascinating to wash that they were Dirk Nowitzki too. Comes back. Who knows what they're gonna say. They were near the top of league last year as well..
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"I came in may back into shoot ten threes a game. Whereas kids twenty years tried that when you have players like they do what they do. We've been talking about this as an analytically driven phenomenon. I kind of think of it as something even broader than that like we're looking at a game in which there are very defined physical parameters. And when you look at that the court is ninety four feet by fifty feet, and it's filled with ten very large human beings who are basically in a race against time. And so anytime that you know, the object of the game is to maximize the usage of time. It will involve things getting quicker and the same kind of goes with maximizing the potential of space like if you are in limited quarters, the whole objective of basically ergonomics is to create as much as. Possible. And so we're not really looking at small ball. We're not really looking at skill boats, just like basic ergonomics geometry. Yeah. To quote, Joe Rogan out great idea. He said something along the lines of like feel too stupid to understand. Further ergonomics is the basically the study of making things more efficient just in general in everyday application. And so that's that's basketball now. Yeah. Sounds were not more efficient words, but that's. Yeah. I'm too stupid for this douse. The Joe Rogan code. I'm too stupid for this now, but you know, to your point Danny and all in all seriousness, it is more than analytics, it's bigger than that. And the other day. I like this. I'm enjoying the scoring. I think it's fun. I think it's great seeing teams actually play smart, but shooting more threes, you know, have a handful of teams that are still living in the mid range. But I like seeing this style it's fun to me. And I like the variety where the bucks Denver. You know, you have Houston getting originally who are not scoring us Dallas shooting a lot of threes. Like all these different styles. And I like it a lot the games weren't beautiful than ever. But you know, when I tweeted that a lot of people like no, this is bad. You know, people on Twitter just hate all the time, whatever's happened are going to hate on it. That's just the reality. Do we all enjoy this all joy this? Yeah. I mean. Yeah. This is fun. But but the thing is none of us dislike this canyon bloggers. There are going to be games and. I saw this personally because I challenged myself to watch some of these grizzlies games in which they're scoring some the lowest scores that we've seen the season where you know, the grizzlies are doing very modern things taking forty percent of their shots from three except they're converting twenty-seven percent of them. And so, you know, a lot of these games are going to come down to this new style of Iraq fight where it's not really defense. It's just neither team can make their short. So that just I guess, I don't feel this way. But to represent that perspective. Great some people see this. And they don't care that the three pointers worth more than two like that. Because. Yes. Twenty five percent from three the robbery charges say that this is a poor shot because it's probably not going to go in exactly it's like shooting thirty percent from threes equal to shooting forty five percent from two some people just like the seek shots. Go in as a matter. If it's worth more or not. So if you're seeing teams just Jack up three after three after three, and they're only hitting a third of them to some people that's a less appealing looking game. And and I can see that point. I think the thing is we're getting these fools out of the league really fast guys who can't shoot threes. They won't be here. Much long. Yeah. Sure. You know, but you're still going to have players that can't shoot three's. Well, and they're going to have to play because their defense is so good or their that's about that's about it not though still an Andre Roberson. Yeah. But I don't even playing center. Maybe you're gonna join Charlie Williams. We saw him come in for the Lakers. I'm talking like an end of at center maybe other than that though. It's just not going to cut it anymore..
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"O'Connor, and we are the corner. Three joining me here in Los Angeles and bringer associate editor Danny Chow polo from Dallas, Texas. It's ringer staff writer, John sharks? I ask got back from yoga. So I'm ready to go. That's takes. Go to the yoga, man. John liken it. Absolutely. Today's podcast is produced by Bobby Wagner and recording this at two pm on Thursday. So we're not going to be able to react to Thursday night's games. That's all right, though. We have a really good show plan today for you starting off. We're gonna talk about the trend. That's been changing the game of basketball this season. The only thing anyone has been able to talk about really pace. Danny the league this season is posting its fastest pace since the nineteen eighty five eighty six season three point rate is at an all time high and we're seeing scores in the one thirties forties, one of the contributing factors to this change. Yeah. I just think there's this general desire from the league from the top down to basically make the game a lot faster whether that's been small adjustments like the fourteenth second clock, reset after offensive rebound or this point of emphasis that the rafts have really been hammering down on which is the freedom of movement. So basically, they're going to be a lot more stringent on calls on grabbing or holding of any of that sort. So it's kind of like they're almost these parallels to the changes going on in the NFL with how they're protecting quarterbacks. You know, other than the inherent violence of football. It's just not in basketball. But I for trae young. Yeah. Right. I feel like these teams have just kind of come to this collective realization that paces the trick pace has been on the rise every year since the twenty eleven twelve season when it was at ninety one point three according to basketball reference, so paces risen from ninety one point three two where it's at now around one hundred one about as quickly as it dropped from the mid eighties to the early nineties charts. What's your sense of this changing style of play early the season? This something expect to continue over the course of the year. Or is it going to be something that's going to continue to increase? How do you? See this evolving over the course of the season. Yeah. I don't think he'll go down much at all. I'm not sure forget any faster. But you combine the patient number three's teams are taking it seems like everybody wants to play the rockets. These days just jacking up as many phrases possible teams have been trending this way. Anyway, it's more teams wanna play with more ball movement. They wanna play out more in transition, get more corner threes and transition it. So that's the way it's going. It's more of an analytics driven Evelyn. Isn't sharks. Yeah. I so I was a couple Mavs games. And I asked Carlisle Tibbs and Fred Hoiberg. And they were all like, yeah. Analytics or saying take these shots. I mean Carlyle evenly shutout Harare, Bob and his press conference. So that's a new day in the NBA, man. I miss her Alabama on Twitter is making making bucks. I mean, he's still tweets here and there, but you know, the basketball Nour's also takes back on your NBA or cranberry often. Yeah, I'm sure the coaching snark has kind of gone down that about. Yeah. But you know, there's just a lot more reading and react reacting. You know, the set plays aren't quite as pervasive as they might have been in the past. So it's a lot of like a lot more thousand a lot more of the defense is just kind of scrambling to figure out what's going on. Yeah. I talked with Dante Cunningham after a game earlier this week the Lakers Spurs game. And you know, because I felt like in that first half. Despite a lot of points being scored in an ended up. Both teams scored over one hundred forty after I went to overtime. I felt like early in the game. Spurs defensive pretty solid job of containing LeBron. They had two three guys in the paint sometimes because the Lakers have enough threatening shooters. And I ask Cunningham about the changing rules, and you know. You know, I it felt like you move ca job in that..