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"twenty one possessions" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Welcome to an emergency so low. Post hoop collected podcasts. Where i think. I just blacked out for three hours and i'm not even sure what happened but kevin durant played one of the greatest games. A human being has ever played in any individual sport. Ever and with james harden not moving and kyrie irving not available and the bucks ahead by sixteen points or something like that. That's found a way to win. And i just we just had to do a podcast about because the game was that crazy. That good windy Are you coming down from an adrenalin. Hi how you doing you would just you had to do this. And you know we didn't get to sometimes we're at games together like this and we can in together. That isn't the case. But obviously we're going to do it like this so let me ask you this. You have a thing where you watched games on your computer on a delay. Did you stick with your delay or did you. Did you rush forward because you wanted to see how this how this was. Turning out. The handy thing about about that about close games is that it's easy to catch up at the end because there are so many stoppages time out so by the last five minutes of the game i was caught up and i just i mean we can read the stat line forty nine points. Seventeen rebounds ten assists three steals two blacks sixteen of twenty three from the field thirteen sixteen from the line. Like that's not even real and windy. I didn't even know that it was like allowed to play the entirety of an nba game. Anymore i couldn't believe that he'd never came out of the game. I kept waiting. You usually get the take about with forty five seconds left in the second quarter steal them omitted of respite. He kevin durant played the entire game. And it was just. It was just magical and i want to start there before we get into. What just a catastrophe. This is for the bucks. In for mike budenholzer in what just how unwatchable they were offense late in the game and all the dumb things. They did on both ends of the floor. I just think we need to sit and soak in and sit in that game because two years ago we did it. Emergency pocket post game finals. Podcasts in toronto where shellshocked you told me we should probably talk about. Kevin durant getting injured. And as we were doing that. Podcast bob myers was crying at a press conference And you just didn't know what was going to happen with. Kevin durant and for him to do this with james harden james harden was twenty. Eleven jason kidd. He was playing quarterback from half court. That's all he could do. He could not move on defense at all which committed war unconscionable that the bucks did not attack him all the time. They did little for fadeaway jumper against. We'll go with that but we need to just soak in. I don't want to compare it to other games really. I don't want to sit here and do the basketball reference search. How many people had forty five blah blah. It was just that stretch. I don't know what it was. I blacked that black. Those either the third quarter the fourth quarter where he ran pick a role at brook lopez over and over again and then pat constitute over and over again and hit jumper after jump after jump at one point in my notes i just wrote all my god kevin durant okay so to a conic moments in this game one durant after hitting that crazy off balanced three when they had that horrible possession where harden like was meandering like thirty feet from the basket and nita's bail them out and he looks up in the sky and just says you know he he just is totally bathing in the moment. That is an iconic moment for kevin durant. I know that again. I don't wanna compare it. I don't want to compare it to his three. Hit in the finals over. Lebron would ever was an iconic around and will see that moment him looking up into the ceiling for a long time and then immediately after the game. Steve nash hugging him. You know just hugging him with that. Look on his face like my god you build us out. Those are iconic images coming from the psychotic game and i want to say that kevin durant does it. I'm not even going down this path but kevin durant. Does it need this game to cement his career. He is a champion and two time finals. Mvp regular-season vp's he's an. He's he's untouchable player. But this game is right there at the top. And i want to read some things about putting some perspective. We scored thirty one points in the second. Half second most of his postseason In the postseason half of his career. I don't know when the he's scored more but it wasn't biz valuable. I can tell you that He scored or assisted on forty nine of the nets points in the second half. I mean let's also not forget that you mentioned his seventeen rebounds. He was eight of eleven on contested. Shot attemps in the second in the second half so like. I know that the bucks weren't playing perfect and you can argue about double teaming him and using middleton on him instead of janas When pj tucker got the foul trouble and you're all kinds of things they were contesting him and his shot is indefensible. So it's not a surprise but still eight of eleven under that kind of pressure and head miss. His teammates were seven of eight off his assist attempts in the second half so not only i mean part of it was jeff was unconsciousness game but not only was he scoring like he threw. He set up eight times for assists and seven of them. Were hit a forty nine. Points are the most in postseason history by a player who's over. Who's team overcame a fifteen point halftime deficit to win. That's a long way of saying it's one of the greatest comeback performances ever In the fourth quarter. I mentioned the second half in the fourth quarter. He scored or assisted on twenty four. The nets thirty three points he. The nets had twenty one possessions. Durant had a touch on eighteen of them. The nets went over one with a turnover in two free throws on the pun. The three plays durant didn't touch in the quarter And in the fourth quarter all nine of his shots were contested I mean i honestly could go on. But i think you get the point. Is that not only was this a spectacular performance but it was a performance under extraordinary duress playing for the season. And everything like that. And so when you see a game like this in the postseason with your teams game on the line. I mean this is the kind of stuff that megastars superstars are made of. And this is why teams tank. This is why teams scheme for years to get players like this. We saw this with to a certain extent in game six in the last round against dallas. But this was even better than that Because of the difficulty of the situation that they were facing with all the injuries and whatnot so This is why these players are so valuable. This swine teams bend over backwards and call over glass and and plot and scheme begging cheat and steal to get these transcendent players and this is why the nets still have a chance to win the title this year more than all of that it was just magical to watch. It was magical. This.
"twenty one possessions" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"One thirty five and a half offense running remembered. This is the unit that they close with a lot of times so an Chris Paul has been maybe the best clutch player in the NBA. This season and I mean you remember the early on in the year. They are way under perform their point differential like all. They're losing all these close games now. They've just been going crazy in these close games. So Yeah I mean that closing lineup that they have with Gallo at the Foreign Adams at the five th has been really effective in five five hundred twenty one possession so it's not a tiny number about five games worth of with those three guards on the floor together and they don't start the game so this is mostly and to have that you're seeing all those guys together and that's when you're GonNa make the most difference especially at the end of the second half and the thing that I would add though in terms of Wyatt's it's working other than just random variation. Yeah that is not. You know T- greatest lineup in NBA history. So it's probably GONNA come down. A little. Bit is part of its Chris. Paul I mean we uh-huh no go ahead. You're you're you're part of it. Is that Chris. Paul can guard larger players but another part of it is for example. They're playing the nets the other other night writing Chris Paul Has this awesome ended. The game hits eight million elbow jumpers in a row and rock the NECES- sleep who on the nets. Are you like. Oh man man she guild just Alexandra's too small guard. This guy is a three. There's there's a lot of teams where you just that lack of height isn't GonNa get you and you've got enough size with Adams we're you can hold up okay and Gallo. I think it's been a little better defensively this year than he was last year for the clippers. And so that's really what it is. It's like there's not that many teams where you're just like Oh man now if you're trying to win the playoffs yeah you know you'd probably be enrolled but in your day to day regular season. Not that much issue hosein. We've Sir Oh we we have about two and a half minutes. We can start with this one from at red fork lawyer. What would it take for you to trade gallery? Adam shooter and Chris Paul basically how do you balance short-term and long-term goals Chris. Paul is such a gigantic piece in terms of his salary. I think that those traits are entirely separate. Gallon Nari to me. I think that if team team gives you real positive value remember that with him pending free agent the only one actually does for who is a Gal said it would take a first runner. I mean a really it to me. If it's like a clear top five second and we kind of have an idea of the worst teams are. I would consider it there on. WHO's trading for him? That has that record exactly. So it's a other than maybe the PELS depends the only one yeah and remember that with Gala Nari what why I talked about him specifically as a as a pending free agent agent that. Hopefully you have a better idea of what it's going to take to resign and Adams and shooter and Chris Paul. Those guys are under contract. So you know exactly what it's GonNa take to retain them because you already are retaining them as an can. I break it on those guys were I would say honestly probably anything positive yet. Me and especially like Adams is a very very good player and I think he's been underappreciated part of their success especially recently but he's paid so much and I guess I mean the question also is what's coming back right if you say okay I'll give you a first round pick but you gotta take back Gorji Jiang and some other salary filler. Yeah probably do that. If it's hey you gotta pay take back forty million that crap for the same amount of time that Chris Paul contract runs. Is the first runner enough for that. I mean maybe just just because you WANNA get bad and have your own first runner for a little bit here when you really go through it. Yeah these guys. They seem like have a nice story. But as far ars like who the keepers are on this team going forward. It's like Shea and that's it right now to really be excited about right and and that's the real concern. I mean yeah. Sure guys like turns Ferguson. Diablo interesting but this isn't the young positive guys outperform expectations. It's they have a lot of veterans and that ties in with the idea that I was hammering. They're over at the beginning of the season. was they have more talent but that talent that they had was not exactly young talented was veteran holdover talent and they haven't traded any of those dudes yet also the timer. Just avary. Well let's go to the sixteen and Twenty Three Phoenix Suns riding the ship slightly five and five. Since last fifteen and sixty de'andre Eytan and Aaron baynes experiment is over for the time. Being Aden was brought off the bench with the excuse that he needs more time to get his rhythm. I'm but money Williams was very clear to say. Da is a starter in this leak So I did not see that game but we try to go back and watch the did did beat Charlotte One hundred ninety two net rating seventeenth. Mba Negative one point five seventeenth on offense nineteenth on defense. Thirty four wins projected right now. A playoff odds only seven percent. I do think that fivethirtyeight is really understating. The playoff odds for some of these teams like Memphis and Phoenix. Because just just like the bar is so low right now that if any of these teams can catch lightning in a bottle and same thing with the Spurs to and I think the spurs are really starting to catch that We'll we'll get to them but if any of these teams can catch lightning a bottle and just like play well for two or three weeks. That's like they could get in. And Yeah maybe there's a feeling that it these teams aren't that good. They haven't played that while they don't have that good a players but so far but I really think it's just it's such a low bar right now that any of these teams. I'm not ready to totally ruled them. Out Sacramento. I feel a little bit lower on but even that I would not be ruling out as of yet so Right and it doesn't take too much of a hot streak. I think that's something something that's true of the east and the West Right now and Phoenix certainly eligible for that. Oh it's the question from Cooper her right now. Which you take Andre in or Marvin Bagley for the next ten years? What if you had to play them in power forward or center I would take Aden? I had eight and higher in the draft process and part of it. I mean it's so crazy because we're dealing with switch a small small sample with the Andre in because he had played it in that first game and then got suspended and I'm more intrigued by his defense potential at center and I think that his you know you can make argument. That bag leads more productive right now but I think like Eaton's overall offensive tools better but more importantly it's like the physical profile type stuff that I think that he it's not a Gargantuan difference for me between the two but I just think that he profiles better for the average MBA team and he's more natural center to me. And I think that there's more if if I were to buy the idea that either one of them viable defensively. I would buy more than for back late. This absolutely eight at least has some ability to switch. He does have the long arms. which which Bagley doesn't it? He does have some size to defend in the post. which Bagley doesn't really Marvin Bagley trying to defend Nicole? Yoke or Joel embiid like you. Just start laughing rightly whereas eight. That's the case. All I also think Aden's injury histories less concerning to me and Eh eight and has been profiled better offensively and I I would say at this point. He's at least efficient worth Bagley. It's like not even that efficient as of now so Yeah I think aiden Eytan would be the guy for me like pretty clearly between those two. I am not really sure what I would point to that. Bet You can even make the argument for badly. If you'RE GONNA make the argument for Bagley would be maybe the idea positional versatility. I mean that Bagley if if you complete that he doesn't fit either position yeah I mean gene. So he doesn't fit either position. Maybe it's better with a center and but at least Aden it's like if he is what you thought he was going to be. You could see how that's viable you can see how you can fit around now. You can question whether he's GonNa get there defensively or not you in question whether he can be dominating often so player but at least if he is what he is supposed to be that worse they've even Bagley If he is whether it's supposed to be it's like that's gotta be so good to make all the other trade offs with him worth. Yeah I'll do question from Kalash. J. J. in one should the sons use the tower Johnston expiring contract and Dario Sharks to get gallon hardier. Kevin Love I will go more in the abstract and then work forward. Which is I'm actually writing a piece right now? For the athletic about the idea of WHO teams using teams that are going to be over the cap using expiring contracts and conceptually. Yes if you can find the right player. I think that's the right decision as long as it doesn't push over the over the tax which I'm guessing robber servers not willing to do on the suns team. That is not going to make the playoffs this year. Whether Gallon are your Kevin. Love is the right option. I think is the more interesting interesting question. Galadari is not unless he's willing to resign and you have a guess on what that price is going to be because he could be a good fit for this year. The suns are seventeen offense. Yes I think he would really help them there. But unrestricted free agent older than their core so not as good a factor there and Kevin Love. He's just a negative value contract. So I would say conceptually. Actually yes if you could get a better player right now. Kevin Lover Dale Gagner. I think I'd rather have Gallo for just this year. I mean that's tough right. You'd like to think that love love is better offensively Love to actually has a more versatile jump shot he does the offensive rebounding with love. That's really a thing of the past at this point running time. It seems like he's got this post up ability. Buddy hasn't really been efficient in the post this year. Am He's very. Both of them. Are extremely reliant on like drying joint total bullshit files. Yeah I think probably like gala. Just because like we're just talking about with Bagley like Gal at least he's not a good defender but he at least fits into a defensive offensive position and I think you could build a competent defense around..
"twenty one possessions" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Your they've got to Cleveland seconds coming up in particular that you know maybe that could be enough to get a guy under contract through twenty twenty one. Now it's tough to know what they need because we haven't Seen Zion yet favors. Maybe they could try to resign him but you know with his injuries. Yeah I mean I think he's really been good for them but his injury issues. Really worry you. And they've got Hayes who they I presume WanNa bring in there at. Some point is a start. I wouldn't anticipate him being ready for a playoff level. A team to start next year but Is there any particular. Need that sticks out to you before we start saying who might be available billable I. It's challenging because of Zion Williamson factor in here. I would say another another wing would be useful. I don't know necessarily yeah. I mean it's probably going to be an off the ball type of wing but somebody who can hit open. Threes and defend is always a use for any team and Covington could be a nice there. who were just talking about with the wolves now. Do you WANNA go with a first round pick. I mean there are these Lakers picks that are out out there in the future. But those probably don't come until twenty twenty two at the earliest swap rights. They got the furrow but that only about the two picks and then they've also also got the to Cleveland seconds. Most likely so I mean the to Cleveland. Seconds for COVINGTON and trade. Biller for him. Wolves interested in that. I mean maybe they they don't value Covington is highly as we do. That's that's a lot for for COVINGTON consider Ogden Bogdanovich. DADS to to me Donna. Vich I mean he's is going to get paid sooner Downside and considering how flush the market is generally not necessarily this off season I mean they should have enough room below. Oh the tax to resign. Bogdonovich and give Brandon Ingram his mega-contract right right. That should be in the sex. Something I've talked about with Ben Golfer Unreal Jim. Radio on on Friday is new. Orleans is a quintessential example of this if they wait until the summer of twenty one which they could theoretically more flexibility depending on what happens with Lonzo Ball. There is a a lot of variance there and I if if I were David Griffin I would say assuming you can get reasonable talent probably better avoid the variance of free agency and just try. Try to get players now and I think that's the idea that you're getting coming. I mean they need one other like true three on this team though like Ingram is really the only one. And they've got a lot of guys is who are kind of mcdonagh Vich COVINGTON is an interesting one for me that that is one that I would be. Rodney mcgruder might be someone I'd be interested in to You know that would be a lower price potentially then what we're talking about You know struck four with maybe a little more juice defensively than nickel Meli not sure who that is a gallantry to me maybe as he might be a little too expensive for them a little too little too Too Injured Marcus Morris. Maybe could be thought. Thought he wouldn't be a terrible fit next as I probably enough of that question interesting question because this Kinda ties in a little bit from at shampooer underscore Matt basically. How much will the PELICANS? Hawkins could succeed before drew holidays off the market. What are your thoughts on moving him and so little piece of context drew holiday? This is his age twenty nine season. He turned thirty before next season and holiday. After this year. He has twenty six point. Two million with in twenty one twenty twenty one and then he has a twenty six point nine nine million dollar player option in twenty twenty one. I think that squaring up everybody is a little bit overstated. Yeah that's a wonderful idea. Yeah yeah the whole time like right like is he on their timelines. Timelines like yeah sure in an ideal world that is that is preferable I mean. Sometimes it's tough because then you get everyone coming up for free agency at the same enzyme like like if you look at for example. The Wizards SORTA had everyone on the same timeline right with wall beal and porter and then they ended up letting both beal and reporter get to restricted free agency and they ended up kind of having to pay all three of those guys and then just being stuck and kind of tax out a little bit. You know so that can can go wrong for. Even though argue didn't manage that correctly it can and I think drew is a particularly good fit as they figure out what's going on with Zayn Williamson. Mm Send Me. We saw Zion in the preseason before things really got started with the ball in his hands a little bit more. That's something you and I both liked in his Madoukh. Andrew Holiday can work in kind of a Combo jumbo roll so he can have the ball in his hands he can. He can run in offense and I think he's a good fit and remember that the player option. That could end up burning the Pelicans but I don't think they move him too quickly. especially with. I mean I would say overall. This season has been a positive. That could be competitive sooner rather than later so I think they keep him for now and then if if things swing either in the off season or more likely before the trade deadline in twenty twenty then maybe make it off during that no. I actually can't hear that. Okay so in your heart and your microphone during its look at that. Uh So let's move onto the Oklahoma City Thunder. The thunder are now twenty. Two and seventeen. They're seven evident threes and philosophy in sixty all the way to thirteenth in net rating. Plus one point six nine hundred thousand offense twelfth defense five hundred eighty projects them to win forty five games which puts them not only seventh in the West puts them seventh in the West by a full seven games and gives them appropriately according to that projection a ninety four percent chance of making the playoffs and I think an interesting question to deal with at least briefly is from Kate. Coburn would the thunder be better off losing their top twenty protected I this year in what is considered not a great class instead of losing their twenty two and twenty three second round picks that would convey if that I wonder is not conveyed this year. Who ooh oh? There's no way you can get into right. And that's the main point in wanted to say that I remember the structure of this year. Is that really a strong top six in each conference. It's and that those are based on record. That's not based on any sort of lottery so the thunder don't really have a whole lot of choice in the matter but also second round picks in less those are are. Let's say if the thunder of one of the ten worst records during that time. They're not a super valuable so I would say it is better for them to delay it and we have no idea where the thunder we're going to be at that point so yeah it's better off But it is an interesting question just in terms of the value the value conveyed either way but we can go to from at J. P. O. S. U.. How is Oklahoma City's? He's this regard lineup able to hold up reasonably well defensively. I looked this up a little bit on cleanly lassen also of course watching the film by is just about popped out of my head. I just looked up right now. Oh Yeah and the differential with those three is it's shocking. I mean a lot of that is offensive. Li they've been they've been dominant on the offensive but defensively. They're a couple of different things point. One is enforcing OUGHTA turnovers. That's not a huge surprise. When you have Chris Paul in the four but there is a lot lot lot lot lot of opponent shooting luck there? And so while. I think you WanNa give Stephen Adams and you WANNA give those three guys credit especially because they've been playing without a traditional for a lot of the time it's been Gallo and a few other guys but there is a lot of shooting like there and so this could could be a circumstance like the Denver Nuggets. We talked about earlier in the podcast. We didn't focus on this as much but that generally shooting luck comes down to Earth especially when you're dealing with small sample. The offense has been preposterous with that group on the floor. One thirty five and a half offense running remembered. This is the unit that they close with a lot of times so an Chris Paul has been maybe the best clutch player in the NBA. This season and I mean you remember the early on in the year. They are way under perform their point differential like all. They're losing all these close games now. They've just been going crazy in these close games. So Yeah I mean that closing lineup that they have with Gallo at the Foreign Adams at the five th has been really effective in five five hundred twenty one possession so it's not a tiny number about five games worth of with those three guards on the floor together and they don't start the game so this is mostly and to have that you're seeing all those guys together and that's when you're GonNa make the most difference especially at the end of the second half and the thing that I would add though in terms of Wyatt's it's working other than just random variation. Yeah that is not. You know T- greatest lineup in NBA history. So it's probably GONNA come down. A little. Bit is part of its Chris. Paul I mean we uh-huh no go ahead. You're you're you're part of it. Is that Chris. Paul can guard larger players but another part of it is for example. They're playing the nets the other other night writing Chris Paul Has this awesome ended. The game hits eight million elbow jumpers in a row and rock the NECES- sleep who on the nets. Are you like. Oh man man she guild just Alexandra's too small guard. This guy is a three. There's there's a lot of teams where you just that lack of height isn't GonNa get you and you've got enough size with Adams we're you can hold up okay and Gallo. I think it's been a little better defensively this year than he was last year for the clippers. And so that's really what it is. It's like there's not that many teams where you're just like Oh man now if you're trying to win the playoffs yeah you know you'd probably be enrolled but in your day to day regular season. Not that much issue hosein. We've Sir Oh we we have about two and a half minutes. We can start with this one from at red fork lawyer. What would it take for you to trade gallery? Adam shooter and Chris Paul basically how do you balance short-term and long-term goals Chris. Paul is such a gigantic piece in terms of his salary. I think that those traits are entirely separate. Gallon Nari to me. I think that if team team gives you real positive value remember that with him pending free agent the only one actually does for who is a Gal said it would take a first runner. I mean a really it to me. If it's like a clear top five second and we kind of have an idea of the worst teams are. I would consider it there on. WHO's trading for him? That has that record exactly. So it's a other than maybe the PELS depends the only one yeah and remember that with Gala Nari what why I talked about him specifically as a as a pending free agent agent that. Hopefully you have a better idea of what it's going to take to resign and Adams and shooter and Chris Paul. Those guys are under contract. So you know exactly what it's GonNa take to retain them because you already are retaining them as an can. I break it on those guys were I would say honestly probably anything positive yet. Me and especially like Adams is a very very good player and I think he's been underappreciated part of their success especially recently but he's paid so much and I guess I mean the question also is what's coming back right if you say okay I'll give you a first round pick but you gotta take back Gorji Jiang and some other salary filler. Yeah probably do that..
"twenty one possessions" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Studio tente army analyst to me like your doing is a straight talk Roger by straight talk wireless everything for less only at Walmart okay this this sort of headline but not maybe a bit last couple days yeah we have sort of had our issues with the rockets on this situation asking to be awarded to win get out here with that do you think there's any reason they should be optimistic about anything because of a dog that was missed with some fifty to play when they were up by thirteen points in close on a Dino seven get no obviously not do the thing with just giving us the when it just literally makes me laugh because you're basically saying that okay put those two points on the board and then everything that took place after that is going to happen exactly the same way right that's what you're saying if Jay just gives W. and then so the other option is okay lets you play less than fifty not gonna happen it's just not has happened before it happened in the city here's a little bit different situation I guess what happened with the game with the heat right which shack where he was found out yes turns out he he wasn't supposed to be found out fifty one seconds ago little different in that situation because you literally took a player off of the floor okay that shouldn't have been removed from the game to end and it's inside of a minute to play it's a game deciding situation this is eight minutes to go no one was taken off the floor the rockets had a thirteen point lead they had twenty one possessions by my count after that play in which you could close out a double digit lead in the fourth quarter and instead they decided to take I think five or six step back threes basically the last eight minutes that seems premeditated because they had better options at the time with their match ups so to me there shot selection in decision making was wrongdoing in that game and I think I I I've been joking all week it's it's like I'd say it's a little it's a sock behind the dryer it happens to slip through the cracks on the children of the hose cracks and you move on there's eighty two games you move on so question then because part of this discussion was d'antoni saying I was looking for a review in the rest saying your outside your thirty seconds we had doc rivers complain about this soul we have heard cultures complaining complain about this all year to the point where is this role gonna be around next year or they can get rid of this thing I think it's you know it's a lot of times when the league makes a rule and institutes and roll it's hard for them to just say Hey you know what that was a mistake we're gonna take it out I think with all due respect to tweak it of everything you have with that happens so what you're talking about is definitely the thing that they need to look into the most because if the coach is is that upset about a call they want to challenge induce officiating crew clearly work sure what just happened for whatever reason they should have missed that but they did right you have to make sure you gather you communicate take as long as it takes in talking to the culture of peace you know you said yourself we need to go look at this and get this right so that's thirty second exploration the way they explained afterwards in it you know he didn't officially ask for the challenge with the finger wave inside the thirty seconds despite the fact that he was on the court he was freaking out he was doing everything had to that is something that they need to look into because at any point a coach should you know build make sure you get that right by giving the guy enough time to say Hey let's challenge that and take a look at it that's the biggest issue not the fact that they should replace the gamer give the two points are replay those eight minutes said that to me that's all silly talk similarly with us in studio here on golden window Tim going now on the court to the actual basketball being played the Lakers and the box tied for the best record lead right now Yanis last night we see him going off from deep attempting a bunch of three is doing well from there have you seen anything so far this season from last year to this year but says Yanis is making adjustments based off how he saw himself played when they ultimately fell short the playoff yeah there's two things and I get a lot of credit for the stamp forty so young you into the MVP the way they did a lot of guys we get pretty content in that lane no he he took this whole season as an approach of unfinished business and personal accountability he feels like he personally let them down in losing to Toronto because he couldn't answer that one too to zone the Toronto was basically playing against the because he's got some limitations with his perimeter game he took it upon himself now you may fruit trees last night he was jacking off and basically half court dribble you know he shot one office green where he was on the wing came to the topic he called it shot at four twenty eight feet all you've ever seen him do it like what unless it was late shock situation this is just in the flow and so he's comfortable look he's not gonna be you from there you don't have to just be good enough that he's a threat so is added that that's one thing that your question in the other thing that they're doing which I think is smart they didn't do this last year even in answers it in initiate him in the post I'm not he loves to operate for the topic he would live dribble I so that's real love to go he got one stride from twenty five feet and is at the ramp he's a freak in that way when you get to a playoff series in team can plan the way Toronto didn't commit to that plan he didn't know how to beat that and they didn't just where he caught the ball I'm seeing him more often this year by a premeditation going to the post operate with his back to the basket no double team comes good luck trying to guard a guy like that the post if it comes he's a good enough passer and have enough shooting the day could be that way so I like the fact that they clearly dress that the off season will they do that a big moment of plasters they better order season could end the same way because he still not on that level of a guy like a cool why lebron even a guy like Lou could Dodge that can beat you anywhere on the floor with their scoring or passing he's not quite there and that's the one question that has to be answered the playoff that is amazing though because so many of those developmental points were things we did talk about with lebron earlier on his grammar that does gain some focus was definitely a big thing I think when he went over to Miami so it's interesting seeing another potentially great players start to draw address those thing to Tim Legler with us this morning and you mentioned the silly talk about the Houston Rockets let's talk about the silly walk by lebron James all across the world for just a good man total brain you know what it is I had a malfunction the best part to be about the whole situation was him when they came back and happy was talking to the jazz was it I don't even know I did it ma'am someone to show me the halftime puleri it was great human most fantastic any afterwards he said I had a malfunction I'm gonna be honest with you the sideboard Westbrook had one of those a couple years ago if you guys remember what was in the back court right and he walked about five steps with the ball before Joel I don't know okay the actions you know off the floor city officials even are probably starting to look up the floor because Westbrook was being pressured but in this situation he's like over half court so that point to really lock into the ball handlers officiating crew so I have no idea how they miss that but I thought it was hilarious and and his reaction to it after you graduate what was yeah I feel bad because the officials problem if you get rid of a little bit like that one time a college similar where I ran the baseline I wasn't allowed to because it was after a turnover and was a time out and I came out I am out of the bone I thought it was a made field goal and I ran the baseline is kind of off traveling but we have got calls for travel without question the dumbest thing I've ever done about the what was it earlier this year where the guy was going to involve the ball about half court the ref gave the ball and you just took it out on who was there is a clippers that was I had never seen I don't remember the players and it was it was in a box planet was a box was Milwaukee clippers again yeah so if there's one that's exactly I was once on real pleasure to start running in battles with the art look at dot I'm yeah twenty years old I mean what what what what do you say about this Capri she ate what you're watching because this is the the you know the start of of great that's right you're watching a guy that to me as a basketball player I think a good comparison if you go to another sports like a Wayne Gretzky like that's the level to which she seen the game before everybody else on the court that's a good catch his anticipation of what's about to happen like is one of those guys that almost when he turns the ball over it's almost like he's saying well if you reacted the way you're supposed to throw the ball to you like you're supposed to react the way you're supposed to with your I. cues not high enough to read this defense so I threw the ball here and that's that's kind of worries act like I did for me it had to be twenty be this poised to be this good like in pressure situations he's he's smiling the whole time so he's got that personality is engaging for his teammates can be anywhere that he has to for me you know I I think about curry the first year he blew up I thought that was that was the closest I've seen to I can't miss this guy plan to back when Jordan was in his prime and I think Lou could now is that god for me like if he's playing I've got to make sure I'm gonna watch because he's so special and how easy the game is coming to him he's also the kind of guy if you're free agent that's the kind of guy you went with worse because he moves it gives it up he sees you and he's having fun while it doesn't seem like you know a great team and all those things so I never thought the roster was close to being a top four top five team in the Western Conference I thought I'd pass like eight through ten probably not a playoff team the fact that they have the record they do is directly attributable to his greatness coming faster than any of us thought for from the conference right now three and a half out of it out of the Lakers template with this is why I'm glad you brought that up because I I agree as great as he is.
"twenty one possessions" Discussed on High Noon
"You ain't you'll brother how you doing over? Here you stand into the border, though, vicarious defensive Daimler. Blue clearly, by the way, not enjoyed being called the V-word. According to Chris by Russell Westbrook. It has that affect on people. So I'm told nicknames. Russell Westbrook thunderhead of the off season with the second highest payroll and the league while Russell b thirty one next year follow where to go from here. They can't trade him. And I say can't as in they shouldn't. And I don't know if they feasibly can actually find a trade partner that will take him in that salary at some fair value. But that's what people are wondering now. And it's crazy for this reason you need to go collect stars and superstars in the NBA to contend what they really need is shooting. And where they get that at the market prices that shooters go for these days. That's where be pessimistic if I'm thunder fame. They have two very good players in Russell Westbrook. Paul george. The thing is when they had Kevin Durant. Right. They had a plus plus plus type shooter Paul George is a pretty good shooter himself, but that's it. Right. As much as you can easily complain about Russ who did not play especially well, the shadow K from three in the course of this. Gave none of these other cats can really shoot the guys that are surrounding guys that you get the ball out too. So what's happening is last night with kilter was not the Russ could make threes was that he couldn't make shots from the free throw line. Like fifteen footers he wasn't making incredible play's taking it to the basket. But they're giving him some shots that you can't give any other player in the NBA is it too late for that guy to do. So the corrective with his shooting because it's not just that he's shooting from the field is dropped in the last couple years his shooting from the free throw line is dropped like twenty percent of the last couple years, and he has to become a credible shooter. Not a great would not even necessarily a good one a credible one. What got exposed here in this series? He was not a credible shooter. No, he was not a credible shooter. He also got a tact in that personal way. You mentioned that blood feud away you mentioned by Dame Lillard, he gave up like twenty points on twenty one possessions that is an investigation, but Russell Westbrook. The next question for Sam prestige of the thunder. What does the rest of his career looked like because you mentioned that is at lettuce? And his ability to get to the rim is still there. But I was looking at the numbers. He didn't don't in this series. He wasn't finishing as well. So what is the thirty two year old? Russell westbrook. Likened how do you even account for decks where this shooting thing comes up as you talked about the shot election thing when you mentioned Paul George go wash that game those were bad shots. Like, this wasn't a matter of Russell Westbrook shooting. Thirty foot is on like four to break or something. Like that those were shots. They just about anybody else in the NBA gets. You're like, okay, I feel comfortable with that Russ was taking threes. And every time I'm at the house liquor. I don't know if you could make that and those aren't the ones he was having the problems with so what corrective measures can you take with him as shooter is it too late because I did just see Rick Lopez tar himself into three points you asked mounted it's but Russ because it's not as form looks bad. Right. It's not like is elbow out. Why he can't be better? I don't nobody can't get better as shooting. His career is going to be over very very quickly is four from eleven from the field as of last night. Those were in bad shots. It's just that. They're bad jobs for guy who doesn't make thirty four thirty six. There was a good day scary last name Lakers because David minimum said on horns or hey, George, the Donald he goes by both Giordano's ESPN LA radio show that LeBron's trust in the Lakers organization has been quote, damaged maybe a revocable and quote..
"twenty one possessions" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Morning for one team that used to play in New Jersey and another team that does play in New Jersey. In Teaneck you know, about fairly Dickinson they were down thirteen to the prairie dogs of Texas wide. Now, they're going back to the meadow muffins and the sagebrush ship taxes after blowing a thirteen point lead by congrats to fairly Dickinson winning their first while they're only play in game. And now they're going to be taking on good luck with Gonzaga as the number sixteen seed in that game will be in Salt Lake City on on. I believe is it Friday or Thursday that fairly you know, here. I am with everything else. They gotta do any of that. I think it's Friday my right about that. No. Of course, not it's Thursday. So how come you didn't call and tell? Me already. I we had a Michael fliegelman had to go and find out for me. And he did it in about four seconds. And he had other things to do. And nobody calls to help Michael out or me so there, but nonetheless, it is going to be Thursday in Salt Lake City against Gonzaga, the number one versus the number sixteen and then of course, with the nets who franchise record comeback up twenty eight points in down twenty five at the end of three D ngelo Russell a career high forty four twenty seven in the fourth quarter Hollis Jefferson after a sacra tomato turnover with five and a half seconds to go on the one Twenty-one one Twenty-one possession. It was Hollis Jefferson driving to the basket banking it in the layup at the buzzer four the comeback franchise setting comeback of twenty eight points. Now, let's go to Chris in. Long Island Chris here on the fan. What's going on? Hi griz. It was a historic when like you said. With them since their inception. Remember when they were in the APA with Dr J and Bill repulsively. I followed them as a young, man. And this is one of the biggest wins I've ever witnessed. And I'm very proud of them. They broke the jinx can I hope this propel Shantha bigger and into the playoffs. Well, and they needed the win. Of course, they only have nine more games to go. And thanks a lot for your call right now. They are just a half a game away from the number six seed, Detroit, and they're one and a half up on number eight seed, and that is of course, the heat. Greg is calling from Manhattan, and Greg you're on the fan in New York City. What is happening? Houses schmooze night. Every everything is okay. How about with you? I'm doing good. I had a whole a plethora of information for you. Okay. I love information. So first of all we know that the Rangers are just for that. Oh, yeah. I wish you hadn't brought that up. Now, it might be hard for me to get to sleep. Yeah. Well, it happens. I told them I wanted to go into the, you know, the March madness. Well, well, I'll tell you talking about the Rangers as maddening better. You talk about the March March madness. So let's talk about there's so many teams. Well, that's what it's all about where where are you from? What is that? I'm talking to a communist. There's so many teams toward you don't know from prairie AM or whatever the prairie the prairie dogs. I was calling them know what is it? What is it that you need to know? Because you know, you're talking to a college basketball expert. I know you that's what I wanted to be here. That's all I ever talk about his college hoops proceed. Well, I wanna I wanna go into. Well, we know what yours are outright. They're done. Rutgers. You're talking. I'm Greg looking for some levity at one forty nine in the morning and finding that he's entertaining only himself. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. You know, what do I to look forward to right now? I'm a Mets fan. No, stop that. Because first of all, we'll we'll let you go to sleep on that. And no, whoa. Whoa. What happened there? I'm afraid that anybody at this hour calling about the New York Mets may may have to end up on the I L himself as a caller. He we accidentally were sorry about clipping you off we like to be a little bit smoother the man, and we might have injured the caller by clipping him like that and by tripping him. And now he may have to go on the callers, other WFAN caller I L list, and as a metropolitan fan more likely than any other fan of every other team, rob is calling from Lennox, rob. Reno. How are you, sir? Well, it almost all this Anthony. Oh, no, no, no. This is rob. Because you said Steve Reno, and of course, Anthony in new Rochelle always. So what's going to say to you? First of all I wanted to say that Thursday is my fifty four th birthday. It's amazing. Steve. You say it's your birthday. It's my birthday on Thursday. And and and I started talking to you when I was twenty two years old. So it's pretty amazing what a long strange trip rather. So thank you for all the thirty one years. Thank you for for being a caller for that. My pleasure wherever it's been wherever wherever I've lived. Anyway, I got a mention nobody deserves four hundred thirty million dollars a year. Steven Kerr who was the best player in baseball. It's just nonsense. This is why we pay ten dollars for a hot dog we live in a capitalist society. That's just ridiculous day. Well, here's the thing. No, no. I mean, more we're talking about entertainment. We're talking about a multibillion dollar business and point. And here's the thing. Yes. Of course. It's unreal. And Surrey Obote, but rather go to him and said of the owners, so. The money. The money is there. The money from towel vision alone before they sell the tickets before they sell hot dog. And again, I would rather bag Alon trade guy and take a little something in a Brown. Paper bag. Wait. The Rangers got mentioned something div. I'm telling you. I do not have a lot of in. Jeff, Gordon Glen say there. Let's look at it. Well, let me because the time because of time let me just ask you this somebody eventually we haven't got a lot of time. I'll take Anthony from new Rochelle oil Anthony drop, Anthony dropped, okay? Either way. Anthony, Anthony drop a rob drop. Okay. Small way. Are we not? And he has the audience knows it. That's right. Where smooth and professional and don't you ever forget sophisticated and mature? But here's what I don't. Even remember what I was talking about already. I think. Well, I think we were talking about with this is I remembered the Rangers I was and I wish I didn't remember somebody will have to explain to me and with we're not gonna have the time why they got rid of all their good players all of them. Because now they're on Tampa Bay and who has the best record in the game. Tampa Bay the lightning. So somebody has to explain to me, and and we know that they wondered rebuild and re to and with the with the front office. They went about writing to all the season ticket holders. We all know about the letter that they were going to be shopping and getting rid of some of their more popular players. Some of their more productive players who have turned the Tampa Bay team into the best team in hockey. So somebody has to explain to me why did the Rangers do that? I mean. Couldn't be all salary cap. Could be all money. Why did the Rangers get rid of every one of their better players to make Tampa Bay better and the best and the king was the problem was with the Icelander fan on the other side of the glass, Michael fliegelman, and he's happy that things have turned out the way they have for the strangers of Broadway because his eyes Sanders are his eyesight Anders did win tonight. So he would rather certainly bring up the king or anything negative story with the Rangers because they fell out of a tie with Washington the devils. How good are they remember those listening right now dwindling as we speak? I'm sure among the audience, but for those listening right now, the devils are a hockey team. And they are called the New Jersey Devils, even though most people in new. Jersey could care less than you know, who you are. I think there are more people in certain parts of Pennsylvania that route more for the devils and people in New Jersey, but nonetheless, we know that the Rangers losing is still a bigger story than the is Sanders wedding. And I think even Michael fliegelman would admit to that. But we're not going to give them the chance to admit to that. Because we know what he was going to say something kind of sarcastic and something kind of mean and something kind of nasty, and that's how Michael is Michael. You know, I'm describing you the very right way. Don't you? I know I'll just say the islanders did not play tonight. That's what it looks like was watching that game. Listen, he can't win the ball. So the but the bottom line. All right. So JJ is coming up in a couple of minutes. And we wanna thank you for listening and calling and by the way.