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The Pentagon and UFOs

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

07:01 min | 2 years ago

The Pentagon and UFOs

"Welcome the kids miss and mysteries i'm your host kit crumb today the pentagon and ufo's in two thousand seven the pentagon launch these advanced aviation threat identification program the program examined videos and audio recordings of burial encounters by military pirates unknown objects moving at great speech and over restricted airspace one particular point of interest what's the video shot of a navy f eighteen super hornets surrounded by glowing objects sadly the program which shuttered in twenty twelve that's a term that indicates that the program has stopped but has not ended twenty two million dollars in funds for the program were referred to as black money a former apprentice pentagon official who led the program said that there was very compelling evidence that we may not be alone you stated that many video shows the these so called ufo's were do find the laws aerodynamics and didn't display any form proportion maneuvered in ways to create incredible cheap force now i know what you're saying oh news but it's been leaked the program still exists in this find asked by private funds certain individuals in the department of defense are continuing to investigate you fo encounters reporter by members of the the military this begs the question what about all the series the government's has been dealing with aliens from decades taking that argument to the next level could it be that the government has been in cahoots with aliens and it's been reverse engineering generic advance forms of technology for years in perhaps they're getting ready to introduce this relationship to the public what better way to get the pentagon and the department of defense in on grand discovery that yes flying saucers is it ends are real impressed with that revelation with the public be so overwhelmed but they forget he idea that the knowledge that we are not alone has indeed been common knowledge among certain branches of the government for decades sounds a little crazy maybe not the nationally ufo's reporting center has been around since nineteen seventy four following is their mission statement listen to the last line of so i reread we are a nonprofit group dedicated the study ufo's phenomena are focuses a collection an investigation of ufo's sightings in the pacific northwest however we collect and investigate ufo's sightings from all over the world world we strive to apply sound scientific analysis to all ufo's investigations each citing we investigate is published as they ufo's reports on our website we also published a history of ufo's sightings in the pacific northwest and across the world are site also lists upcoming ufo's events ufo's conferences an suggested you up over ratings are studies extend to ufo's related phenomena such as crop circle cattle mutilations an alien abductions although most sightings could be explained away we believe that a small number are the result of visitation of higher dimensional beings an extraterrestrial alien beings are opinion is that certain agencies of the uss government have information about ufo's that is not being released to the public the secrecy is preventing the truth about ufo's from reaching the public that was the northwest you afo reportings centers mission statement recently the stars and stripes and independent newspaper this distributed this servicemen and women around the world reporter at the navy issued a statement saying the navy air force investigate each and every reporter porta unauthorized and identified aircraft and take such incidents very seriously the report further quoted the navy is saying it is updating in formalizing the process by which reports of any such suspected incursions can be made to the cognisant authorities the former director of the pentagon's advanced aviation threat identification program called the new guidelines the single greatest decision the navy has made in decades o n today's podcast with the two condensed impartial history of ufo's sightings gather together by nicole caldwell a wave of mysterious apparitions showed up in the fourth century china it's called moonville documented a flying over the country once every twelve years more strange sightings were noted around rome in two eighteen bc germany in fifteen sixteen whole england in eighteen tino one in multiple times during world war two when allied pilots used the term foo fighters to describe odds circles of light pilots notice flanking airplanes during combat the term ufo's short on a dead and five flying object was coined in nineteen fifty three by the united states air force a bucket term first such reports as foo fighters in the world war two stateside sightings were hardly restricted military flyover zones here the first recorded ufo's citing his firm sixteen thirty nine when john winthrop wrote in his diary about a large strange light in the sky that shot back and forth by the time he in his other the men in the boat gop there which about them their boat with a mile from where it'd been when they first spotted the light the first documented immature ufo's reported in eighteen seventy this is in the united states on the summit of mount washington she turned in new hampshire they reporter more sightings of mountains near washington in nineteen forty seven in of course several in roswell new mexico sense then countless numbers of unusual shapes in the sky and they're supposed to happen and suburban exhaustively reported without sufficient explanation beyond the possible existence of extraterrestrial life isn't true we're not alone documented evidence which seemed the answer that question with the resounding sounding yes but it's also true the uss government has known they answered that question for decades and there's only now preparing to share its knowledge of ufo's with the public now one only time will tell

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Ep. 501 - Trent365! - Nike, Tiger & the Long Game

Inside the Spa Business | Spa

04:25 min | 2 years ago

Ep. 501 - Trent365! - Nike, Tiger & the Long Game

"Tonight episode five hundred one of three sixty five Nike and Tiga and the lone game. Here in Bali, again just checked in for the week and Tiger Woods has just won his fifteenth. Major. And I think it's the fifth time. Now, he's one the US masters and to me what is interesting about. This is not the Gulf because quite frankly, I don't really follow the golf. But to me, it's interesting story in branding because Nike who have stuck with him since he went pro back in ninety six through two thousand nine when he had he's big six scandal. I think it was two thousand seventeen he had a big drink-driving issue, which became big news. They stuck with him. All the way through out saying, listen, the guys got some issues. He's working through them. We're gonna be there with him. And today this aying that the coverage of just the fun around of the masters the brand exposure that Nike just purely by the Nike Swoosh all over his uniform all over his his clothes was worth that exposure was worth in the final round alone. My Jew was within excessive twenty two million dollars. And that doesn't count. All of the clothes that they sold out of all of the Tiga branded clothes in peril base old out of in the store, and to me, the interesting story about that is that it kind of exemplifies that branding is really alone guy. It's for the long term. It's not a short term play. And for whatever reason Nike have decided, not whatever reason, I think, we know the reason Tiga clearly has identified himself as a champion of Gulf. They identified that early. They said listen, he's personally shoes way on a drawer line. We're going to separate the personally shoes from the professional Gulf because from out brand perspective. That's what we stand for. Now. We can argue all day long with that's a right or wrong moral stance. But I think the funny thing about sports that I think people tend to forgive those kind of personal failures if you like as long as you perform a professional scale and go and kill somebody infidelities and things like that. Frankly, don't seem to matter a great deal when it comes to sports, certainly from a brand value perspective. At least not in the long term. And again, that's where branding goes. I think it's also an interesting story about the brand of Tiger Woods himself. He's started off as a champion. And he got went through some issues got through those issues come out the other side, and in many ways, I think he probably wins a few more fans out of something like this as well. And again going back to that issue of what works, and what doesn't work for this particular type of Saguenay if you like the sports athletes segment of branding. If we want to look at that for whatever those reasons are, right, wrong, or indifferent. It seems that the market consumers of decided, well, we actually don't care so much. If these guys do the wrong thing, we understand the human. We understanding to make mistakes we only really care about them as professional athletes as long as do anything to dressed. So I think from a brand perspective again, the other listen to learn is that what seems to be black. White maybe in any other sigma the world any other facet of your life. Doesn't necessarily hold true when it comes to the brand if the market for your particular brand has decided and declared we'll those things not important is not suggesting that we should all go off and try the Tiger Woods apprised brandy. But I do think it's an interesting observation that the the consumers seem to have forgiven him the market seems to have forgiven him for his failures that acknowledged that. He's might mistake. He's acknowledges made a mistake. He's come up. He's got through it. And now everyone is back on the train. So again, not from a brand. Sorry, not from sporting perspective, not from a personal perspective. But I think purely from a brand perspective. It's a really interesting case study what's going on with Tiger Woods over the last few years. And where it's ended up today already. That's thanks for tuning and I will be back again tomorrow. So you got the.

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Mac OS Ken: 07.03.2019

Mac OS Ken

14:33 min | 2 years ago

Mac OS Ken: 07.03.2019

"Here's max kellerman news end rumor around new hardware apple signs and amac is brave and things in common between memo g and me moji it twins day the third of july twenty nineteen i'm ken ray and this is news from meko west ken brought to you by your is truly an sponsored by squarespace your place online get ten percent off your first purchase of a website or domain with coupon code meko west ken at squarespace dot com slash meko west cat and the show is also supported by people like you patrons through patriotic find out more in that your support that patriotic dot com slash mecca west ken newsom new hardware and the hardware rumor will start with these seemingly sure thing i'm more says the federal communications commission has given apple approval from new macbook pro aj new mac book pro the piece points out the european economic commissioned recently approved seven new models the macbook so this is fewer the piece points out rumors have been circulating of a possible redesigned sixteen inch macbook pro decides not sure that this is that sleuthing by an eagle allied reddit user has i'm more thinking the new computer is eight thirteen inch macbook pro courting the report apple updated most of the macbook pros earlier this year complete with a new butterfly keyboard except the barium area without the touch bar putting it in line for a yearly update this new macbook pro could very well be that model all of this leaves the question what about the other six approved by b e c k i'm more figures will see the one spotted yesterday sometime this fall tenuous is the macbook pro story seems you will miss the shore footing it offered as we make our way through the next story the global times out of china says apple will launch a new i phone tailored for chinese consumers they base their story on media reports they've also got industry insiders tigers saying the move shows apples urgency of the stops sliding i phone sales in the middle kingdom that apple might wanna do something to juice sales in china is not far fetched but they're said to be doing though seems questionable quoting the report the new phone will reportedly remove face idee the facial recognition system for the phone and instead employing under display fingerprint function news site eight caging dot com dot c n reported citing sources on upstream industry supply chain an industry insider revealed that this is likely to save on costs i don't no this is one on which i would bet then again i'm not a betting man once twice three times the subject of investigation venture beat says ireland's data protection detection commissioner or dpc has opened the eighty third privacy investigation in the apple over the last few weeks a spokesman for the dpc indicates the probe is examining whether apple has complied with a relevant provisions visions of the e news new general data protection regulation or gdp are privacy law in relation to and access requests from a customer the peace says this third investigation follows one addressing how apple processes personal data for targeted advertising on its platform and another on whether it's privacy policy on the processing of that data is sufficiently transparent if found in violation it could be a big deal under gdp are the be says regulators could impose fines of up to four percent of the company's global revenue or twenty million euros twenty two million dollars whichever is higher it's almost funny the mentioned the twenty two million dollars since four percent of apples global revenue would be the bigger of the two news of a couple of blocks in apple hardware one temporary one less so on the temporary side apple insider says microsoft has blocked a recent windows ten update from max over a boot camp driver issue it'd be says owners of older max or those with out of date versions of boot camp are being blocked from updating windows ten version nineteen o three after informing people ebay mac how driver issue on their windows ten install the failing update says your pc see has a driver or service it isn't ready for this version of windows ten there's apparently no cause for alarm just need for patients their message goes on to say no action is needed windows update will offer this version of windows ten automatically once issue has been resolved mr softy says it's working to reach that resolution by the end of this month sending a more permanent goodbye is back to my mac i'm more says apple has shut down back to my mac for every version of the mac operating system launched in leopard in two thousand seven the peace says until monday the feature let users access their mac remotely all the features dad apple does suggest three alternatives users can access byles across multiple devices with i cloud dr lincoln access another mock using screen sharing and they manage their mac remotely using apple remote desktop i'm more says that last one is closest to the functionality lost with back to my max demise however the site warns it cost eighty bucks fox an apple doesn't updated that often more news in a moment but first a word from squarespace your place online earlier this week chris road and say how much he loves how great his squarespace site looks automatically across all sorts of devices that is not all he loves he writes about how awesome he thinks the squarespace e commerce system is saying i run the website for a community theater organization in southeast michigan for the last two years i've used squarespace is e commerce allusion to register kids per hour two week summer theater camp parents register and paper camp on our website hosted by squarespace it is super easy to create manage inventory end sales information with squarespace while i am tech savvy i don't have any real training in sales or marketing yet i'm able to manage more than one hundred transactions in my spare time i could not do this so easily without squarespace how cool is that chris was looking for a good site and ended up with sales support it sounds like was better than he expected how will squarespace surprise you go to squarespace dot com slash meko west ken for a free trial and when you're ready to launch your site used they offer code moco west can save ten percent off your first purchase of a website or domain that's offer code moco west ken at squarespace squarespace dot com slash mecca west ken and a big thanks to squarespace for sponsoring this week show while pride month may be officially officially over apples still pressing the case for equality apple insider says the cupertino company has joined over two hundred businesses calling on the supreme court the favor lgbt labor protections amazon comcast nbc universal e bay facebook google i b m microsoft bloomberg and a host of others about suicide and they amick as brief foot simply says the company's arguing doing the lgbt protections benefit both their businesses andy overall usa economy justices will have a decent amount of time they consider the brief scotus is currently out of session according to the report and will resume until october end finally today shower me is back the copying apple though i shouldn't say so because they might sue me if i do macrumors as word of a new show me phone on the way the cc nine that said they have a neat new feature me moji seriously though don't say the show me am i mean boji that's kind of copying apples m m e me moji even death as the piece points out these three d avatars appear and function very similar the apples me boji letting users create and design their own torso lists characters and send them through text the report continues shaami's avatars berry striking resemblance to they avatars customization options offered by apple down the similar hats and art styles on the i phone users concrete and customize their me moto g and then send them and videos or stickers in messages and it appears that shaami's me moji will act in a similar fashion the piece points out the personalized three d avatars have been around for a while seriously though practically the same accessories for practically the same big years what practically the same name these things happen seems to be shaami's response macrumors says in a show me press release lease translated via twitter user the company refutes claims that memo g is a clone of apples me mo g we have conducted in journal audits and found no evidence is that our main boji characters have been plagiarize from any of our competitors editors including apple so you looked at what you did and decided that you didn't do anything wrong thank goodness you were here funny thing though kind of sounds like show me maybe right let me stress the words kind of end may be another piece on de me me mo gms from venture beat lays out a somewhat convoluted timeline line apple introduced an emo g for i phone ten in september of twenty seventeen in may of twenty eighteen show me added me mang to its phones brits weird animated animals those sort of similar the anna moji show me you see am i mean moji term on english packaging in june of twenty eight teen apple announced am emoji the customizable animated did human heads in september of twenty eight teen apple released me moji incompatible i phones and i o s twelve and this week show me is releasing it's customizable animated human heads under thee am i mean boji branding so it may not be precisely as bad as it looks despite precisely how bad it looks we should probably stop talking about it now those and venture beat says the chinese companies getting a bit testy over the whole thing according to the peace show me is apparently threatening legal action against writers who call it a copycat without providing proof so a listen maybe we keep this just between you and me a macro west ken brought to you by me ten sponsored by squarespace get ten percent off your first purchase of a website or domain with coupon code moco west ken at squarespace dot com slash meko west ken this show is also supported by people like you patrons through patriotic find out more in that your support that patriot on dot com slash meko west cab advertising handled by backbeat media gm online at backbeat media dot com you can reach me a couple of ways info at meko west ken dot com or call seven one six seven eight zero four zero eight sarah we will talk again tomorrow until then that is news from moscow west ken i'm ken ray

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Mozambique Court Declares Void Two Loans In 'Hidden Debt' Scandal

Newscast - Africa

01:03 min | 1 year ago

Mozambique Court Declares Void Two Loans In 'Hidden Debt' Scandal

"You're listening to. The news are in Africa Business Radio. Mozambique Constitutional Court has declared void to learn totaling more than one billion dollars at the heart of a hidden debt scandal that trigger currency collapsed and sovereign debt default. The court's ruling in by rights isn't data eight also declared full states guarantees for the six hundred and twenty two million dollars and five hundred thirty five million dollars loans arranged by Credit Suisse and Russian bank BC. The loans are contracted on the English law. But the Mozambican court's ruling could add weights the government's efforts to challenge the validity of the guarantees for loans for a London Court Credit Suisse and VDB have argued in court documents. That government is liable for the money and that was the news this time in Africa. Business Radio you can continue to listen live online at. Www Dot Africa business radio DOT COM or via mobile APP. Thank you for listening.

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Spies Like Us (1985) | John Landis

Around the World in 80s Movies

17:05 min | 1 year ago

Spies Like Us (1985) | John Landis

"The film review website quips dot net i check out over four thousand of my written reviews re there any time quipped stir dot net is where to go w. i s. t. e. r. dot net hi welcome to around the world in eighty s movies my name is vince leo i am the author the at that time a comedy vehicle starring accurate himself as well as his frequent partner in comedies john belushi accurate wanted her to send up a soviet missile in order to test the united states anti-missile satellite defenses very similar to ronald reagan's star wars defense system got to be starting off the review last week i did of film called rambo three that featured afghan freedom fighters in this film also features afghan nations and that's followed by run ins with the KGB and russians during this effort to dry dry out the identities of soviet spies in the area so that the references comic violence lay which this is one of those kinds of PG films even though PG thirteen did exist at the time of its release that probably would be PG thirteen unreal american spies can complete their mission to check out this new style of soviet missile launchers and they end up finding out that the mission is that they're going to use this launched us in a nuclear war now spice like us a scripted by dan ackroyd he wrote this film in the early nineteen eighty s it was originally meant to be that i seized and parachuting into pakistan and from there the bumbling deal ends up in afghanistan where they're mistaken for doctors there on a humanitarian mission for the united clean today because it's language and a little bit of sexual humor in it the runtime of spies like us is an hour and forty one minutes now on the OD or streaming services you can check out my website that's i quit stor dot net today i'm going to be getting into a three part series to that bob hope does make an appearance in spies like us he makes a literal walk on cameo appearance playing a round of golf through the set the chevy chase and austin mill barge play by dan ackroyd they were scouted by the cia after the end of the cheating on their advanced placement exams and they are put on this mission take this a rehashing of the old kind of bob hope bing crosby road films like the road to rio road to whatever that he had enjoyed when he was young as roma's spies like us it has a very doctor strange love esque plot it's about these two of the most inept and low level US intelligence agents that you could find own bernie casey and vanessa angel are also in the film screenplay is written by dan ackroyd along with low ganz and bob lou mandela to PG rated film it does have sexual and fighters we're gonna kick off this trilogy of CIA buddy comedies with a film that came out in one thousand nine hundred eighty five stars chevy chase and dan aykroyd sheeting to work again on the script with fellow canadian comedian dave thomas during this jamaican getaway that would help to retool the script to try to make up into limbo because of the untimely death of john belushi in one thousand nine hundred two from drug overdose in that pretty much put it on the shelf for a little while now accolade would end up spy element and to stick to the basics of what would end up producing laughs together the screenwriters would end up mixing the original scripts inept CIA egan premises i scored an oscar nomination for their script to splash so they were also hot at the time and they were brought into remove the excess in terms of the heavier emphasis on the eighty so a lot of very in the new stuff was put into the script during this phase now as for the director the role would end up getting filled by john landis now john there's more topical nature of american soviet tension especially as it related to the potential for nuclear war that was a big threat in the minds of many people during the early to mid nineteen us they wanted him to do this film after successful outings with ackward in the blues brothers and trading places landis didn't really want part of it but his lawyer for baluchis absence for brief period it was not that dave thomas would be the one to actually use the screenplay for his own vehicle to star in with his co. SETV on the second unit filming of his segment of twilight zone the movie that resulted in the death of actor vic morrow and two vietnamese child actors it is called spies like us it's a film directed by john landis donna dixon steve forrest bruce davison william prince tom hatton charles mckee she accurate pairing was proving to be as appealing as the hope crosby pairing after the success of nineteen eighties the blues brothers however the script would end up going in dainik raid had the hotter hand at the time in terms of box office appeal especially after co writing and co starring in the phenomenally popular nineteen eighty-four film ghostbuster partner rick moranis but he wasn't really tested enough in films to make such a highly ambitious and very expensive film bankable to produce their chances of pushing all of the blame for the deaths of more oh and the other child actors on landis alone he reluctantly signed on without even reading the script but once he up advising him to give it a go because for no other reason than it actually showed that warner brothers felt that he was actually trustworthy to be given the reins of a project and that ruin accurate knew he needed an established counterweight in comedy to make his film complete as a buddy comedy so one day after running into chevy chase at a party and reminiscent there was a prolonged lawsuit that would follow that put landis at odds with the studio warner brothers that made him initially balked at working for them again when they gave him the script to spies away and he would make this supremely silly road movie completely different from the kind of movie that he had just made warner brothers as far as the casting goes was pushing to put accurate grueling for the cast and crew for most of that in contrast the sahara desert really cooked the cast and crew on a daily basis as well temperatures other than chase making a short appearance in the music video for ghostbusters so the ended up working together but it wasn't all fun games in fact chevy chase seemed to be a little bit miserable to morocco for the segments that involve the trip to pakistan and afghanistan and that was followed by additional shooting california in lancaster palmdale as well as some shots in chaste to become a little bit jealous grouchy overbearing it caused some friction with director john landis who didn't even want chevy chase to be in the film getting in ghostbusters for the same reason but she ended up getting convinced to audition with everyone else if she managed to earn it on her own so she gave it a go and she got the part speaking of ghostbusters dan eckerd was able to bring over for spies like us the same composer in elmer bernstein to score with a lot of his trademark in the end up going on a mission as expendable decoys for the real agents that are out and about their names are emmett fitz hume play by give it a look he did feel that it was a good opportunity to get away from the heaviness of this lawsuit and what he had been through with the deaths by filming overseas so it took them all during parts of it they had their fun working together for the most part but democrats films were actually far better known to those that they were working with while they were shooting in london cost chevy that initially gave landis mixed feelings because it was quite a coup to get such a major talent to contribute a song but by the time they signed him on the movie was pretty much finished rainer from the group split ends and also the backing vocals the track would end up shooting to number seven on the billboard hot one hundred chart in the united states and the music video that ran near a hundred and thirty degrees fahrenheit this was a really tough shoot especially for making such a light comedy donna dixon she was initially reluctant ended up featuring mccartney along with the stars of spies like us chevy chase and dan aykroyd but it's not a song that was embraced by mccartney in his discography he mostly has distanced himself from playing the song in his concerts despite it being his final top ten hit in the united states cameo appearances galore are also about old times he ended up coaxing his co star from saturday night live to do this as a buddy film with him it was their first collaboration since set it in that light here's so they decided to hone the script a little bit more by handing it to a screenwriting team with a good deal of recent success in comedies lowell ganz and bob lou mandel they adjust landis obviously if you follow films in the nineteen eighties he had a great track record during this period his reputation ended up getting blemished somewhat due to a tragic accident during light and playful compositions now in addition to the elmer bernstein score there was also a hit song the warner brothers ended up approaching paul mccartney to do the title song for spies like us a compromise that the song would end up playing during the closing credits instead of the opening credits so long as he was able to continue to show images on the screen when goes spies like us can be a bit of a mixed bag it's enjoyment certainly going to depend on the viewer's expectations and your state of mind at the time of viewing it although it is how far that the actors are willing to go to get a laugh i saw this when i was fifteen years old in the theater and i thought it was actually very funny at the time and that's going to be used to convince the soviet union that the united states has the edge in technology and they should just give up thinking that they are going to be effective against it hit me at the right time at the right stage in my life since then i haven't been as enamored of it as i was back then but i still enjoy watching it i think if you it's not appear on that album but it does appear as a bonus track on cds that were issued later he performed all the instruments on the track except for the synthesizer which was done by washington DC the norway scenes where well below zero temperatures it was very very cold the snow was as deep as eight feet in parts of the shoot in that meeting to take the role in the film she was alive still is the wife of dan ackroyd she didn't want special treatment for getting the part she had similarly turned down the role that sigourney weaver would end up the song started playing so that it would keep people in the seats to be able to listen to the song paul mccartney worked on this during the period he was making his album called press to play it deflated so they ended up tacking on an additional ending after this make love not war diversion they were able to add an extra scene of epilogue where nuclear wars time with blues man called BB king into the night and that was a collection of music videos that john landis directed meant to promote BB king's next album of the same name in addition to that read with another saturday night live player named joe piscopo he seemed to be red hot at the time but it didn't quite come together without piscopo and without john belushi this is ended up liking it even critics were not exactly enamored of the film despite a rather large budget for comedy it was reportedly twenty two million dollars a brand new one that looks at films of the nineteen eighty s that our buddy comedies that have a CIA titan of some sort today ended up getting played out on board games instead of in real world scenarios in that snap the tone back to its tongue in cheek vibe that was achieved in its best moments in on it what the film is known for if you follow john landis films this is very much indicative of the kind of comedies he makes BB king gets apart john landis happened to be working on a documentary short at the the kids film in any way i think that younger viewers and those who just enjoy silly shenanigans are going to find the slapstick humor in slapdash zany this to be amusing for mates so that such a downbeat ending to an otherwise light and goofy film could be avoided nevertheless the threat of nuclear annihilation whether it was carried out or not on the road i think that you kinda give spies like us a pass if you're a big fan of either of the two lead stars certainly wants to film was completed test audiences mostly complained not the intended ending that would result in world war three erupting duty the botched mission that essentially caused the end of the world you presume revisions what ended up having to be just a million dollars behind the goonies which was also considered a pretty big hit or the time despite its comedic star appeal spies like us it really has not gone down to be considered a classic nineteen eighties comedy like so many others of its era although it is generally liked by audiences as a diversion more so than as a comedy that ghostbusters but nevertheless i think that there are enough laughs and it's definitely diverting enough in its plot in many locales and many cameos name and a few others are in the film as well so if you know your directors and you'll get a kick out of seeing them on the screen now as far as the finished product legit spies like us when ended up being actually pretty big hit in one thousand nine hundred five it spent two entire months in the top ten films in the united states erect up comedies especially throwbacks to the bob hope and bing crosby era of comedies you'll get some mileage out of that as well beyond that it's not one i would consider going well out of original cast of saturday night live especially you probably will get a kick out of it and some of the humor in regards to women as objects maybe that hasn't aged as well certainly it's still a bit of a heavy way to throw that in at the end of the film and that kind of undercuts the tone of this childish absurdity that would threaten to leave audiences walking out a bit you can look at it through that prism and see a little bit of the problems there but it is breezy it does deliver a handful of funny moments i think that's enough to recommend anyone expecting in the mid nineteen eighty s and given that it's meant to be a throwback though to the hope and crosby era films and the fact that both chasing accurate would do even more inane comedies that those like me who are teens in the nineteen eighties had so the appeal may be limited for gardening new fans but if you're a fan of films of the nineteen eighties and you love the with an objective i critical eye the three stooges level style of mugging the lowbrow humor it's a bit antiquated even for the time it was released with reviews as they come out and until next time thanks everyone for joining me on this trip around the world in eighty s movies all of that stuff to be able to be considered a worthwhile viewing for people who just like escapist comedy entertainment so for that i'm going to give it it's a marginal score but i'm going to those places as well as far as what i'm going to be reviewing on the next episode continuing on with the theme of CIA buddy comedies this one i think at four aykroyd really vouch for him now the bulk of the production will be done at twickenham's studios in london and then they proceed to norway for the snowy winter scenes and then along with john ritter it's nineteen eighty-seven action comedy called real men and that will be on the very next episode checkout real men if you want to keep naqoura to continue his comedic momentum going in as a screenwriter you may be disappointed that the funniest moments in spies like us would be comparable to the least funny moments during that time a hefty sixty million dollars off of that twenty two million dollar budget and that place did at the end of the year as the tenth highest grossing film of nineteen eighty five i at the time he didn't want to re edit the opening of the film to accommodate this new song so a lot of back and forth was in play john landis and warner brothers ended up coming to ours is what i will give spies like us thank you everyone for listening i hope that you enjoyed this review if you have your own thoughts on spies like us you want to impart to me you can find my contact information of your way to see but if it happens to be on somewhere you see it's streaming just want you lasts without a lot of high overhead i think that spies like us will fit the bill for that so three they might fully embrace but it will probably score a stroke better for juvenile viewers many kids today may not have the kind of love for the originals headed in life stars bob hope yet frank oz terry gilliam ray harry house in joel coen sam remy martin brest custody bravo's michael apted larry cohen edwin newman bob swing my website that's a quick stir dynamic queue WIP s. t. e. r. dot net where you'll find links to my twitter feed facebook page as well as my instagram you can also contact me in any the three stars out of four stars on my screen so they do recommend it for people who like this kind of movie 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Ep 108: Inspiration, Motivation & Coercion: Do leaders need to be great at all three?

Hacking Your Leadership

20:03 min | 2 years ago

Ep 108: Inspiration, Motivation & Coercion: Do leaders need to be great at all three?

"No role place. Just real personal Renzo share four decades of combined experience to help you become a more effective leader. We've never really as a workforce, spent a lot of time on making sure developing good leaders will be able to share stories, experience of mistakes, failures, successes. This is packing your leadership. Welcome to hacking your leadership. I'm Chris in Lorenzo and the Renzo on this episode. I'd like to talk a little bit about motivation. I was having a conversation with a friend of mine and we were talking about when professional sports team players go on strike, you know, for I don't get enough money. I want more money. Majorly. Baseball's had that a couple of times in in history when with salary caps and everything like that, and you gotta wonder, you know the what it took to get to that level was just thousands and thousands and thousands of hours of doing that thing for no pay at all or nothing in. There's no way to do that. Miss you love it. And so what happens when a person goes from loving something so much, they would do it for free to then saying, I'm not gonna use anymore unless you pay me, you know, thirty million dollars instead of twenty two million dollars or whatever it is, what what turns, you know. And obviously, you know, everybody knows about the different intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and. And how we are motivated by different things. And that kind of got me down a little rabbit hole. I started looking at some Forbes articles, and I found an article by an author by the name of dove side Ben. And he's the CEO of a company called learn l. r. n. and he, he works with companies on issues of motivation. And this article was kind of cool. It's it's over two years old, but I think it's incredibly relevant today where he talks about the three different ways of kind of motivating employees and how the the relationship between leaders and employees work and and the three words he uses in terms of being able to get things done our inspiration, motivation and coercion, and kind of the the real world example, I can think of how those things work is of. I think as a parent now, I have two young children and were sitting at the dinner table and there's vegetables on the plate. The the inspiration is each vegetables and you're going to be big and strong like mom and dad, you know, the motivation is each your vegetables and you can have dessert. The dinner and the coercion is eat your vegetables or you're going straight to bed after dinner, you know. And so the heat either might may work in that situation and and I think there are situations as apparent that definitely call for for all three, but but dove Simon makes an argument that in the work environment, the more you can kind of place in the inspiration, call them the better, and you not having to go into the categories of of motivation and and coercion. And I wholeheartedly agree on, but I also it also shut thinking about, is it possible to have it all live? There is a possible for leaders to get everything they need done from their employees soli through inspiration, or other times when a leader has to be good at, you know, the motivation through the through coercion do this, or you're going to lose your job. I if you, if you have to go to their, does that mean the relationship is already devolved the point where it's recoverable. I mean, what were your. Thoughts on this because I think there's a lot here and I, it's, I'm fascinated by this kind of work because I think it is. It's at the core of why we have such a lack of engagement in the American workforce is kind of rooted in the stuff yet. The short answer is, no, you can't just live in the inspiration world as as much as we would love to as many years as I have tried my best to to be in the inspiration element of things to be able to spend your time getting people in helping people to understand and believe in what they're doing, what you're doing with team is doing in why these things matter and why it's great for them and why it's great for the business wise great for your customers, clients community, that's a great place to be in. I think that over time being a leader in in constantly evolving changing in learning and developing yourself. F- you know, you tend to start to to lean more into that most of the time. And then that's in my opinion of really good leaders is that they really spend a good amount of time in that inspirational piece, and there's a lot of components to that, but I believe like you've got to be able to role model. You gotta be able to be consistent. A lot of things that we talked about in the podcast. I absolutely believe that there's many times though we're motivation is necessary Shum in in whether that's helping people connect the dots on how performance then equals opportunities for them. You know, if you if you sell more things, more widgets, more, this more that that you know your, your overall growth revenue goes up, which means that you typically hire more people and or give out more promotions, right? Like that's just how that part works. And that sometimes is required in regards to connecting with your people and talking to them. And I'm not a big fan of like the dangling carrot style motivation. You know, I just, I don't believe in that. I'm more. Of a realist and those types of situations. But I think motivation absolutely is necessary times and yet coercion. Absolutely. I think it's kinda like, look, if you can't come to work, then you no longer have to come to work and promoted customer. Yeah, because like it's it sometimes like sometimes people need that. Sometimes people in life. Sometimes I know you. Now we're talking about this earlier. Sometimes you play a role as a leader where you know you're, you're the place where people come in actually get real life transparent, honest feedback in the get tough love. Sometimes you know, you're, you're in a place where you kind of have to be the realistic and tell them how things work and explain things to them. And so I believe that you've got to be comfortable in all three, but, but you also have to know that like, you know, living in the inspiration side of things really is the best route of can do that most of the time. Yeah, I grew that fully. I tend to think younger leaders maybe try to remain in the inspirational more. You know, it's almost like do people become more cynical over time and they start to default to things that they think will work quicker or become more expedient, but it hurts them in the long run. So I think I think being able to being able to convey. Convince, honestly commitments where being able to gain followership from your people through inspiring them is something that takes effort and more effort than the other to the other two are are pretty easy. Like there's a, there's a one plus one equals two kind of equation there and either either at works or at dozen, but but the inspiration piece, there's a lot of nuance to it and every employee is different in how they will respond to it. Obviously, the results that come from success through inspiration will far surpass, the results that come from success through coercion or motivation. You know, just like a person who's convinced the eating vegetables is going to make them big and strong. We'll probably eat more of them quicker than a person who is, you know, doing out of coercion to not wanting to go to bed Rafter dinner, and they may struggle to get one or two down and until you give up Cy fine, you've eaten enough, you know. And so just from from a simple results oriented standpoint, people who are able to mow. People are able to get the results through that inspiration piece. I think the results are better. There's no question about that. I think that's probably pretty obvious to, so if a leader has resulted too, so if a leader has resorted to going to the the motivation piece or the coercion piece, does it mean that they've tried the inspiration piece? Does it mean that they don't think it'll work? Doesn't mean they forgot how to do it? Does it mean that they don't know how to articulate themselves doesn't mean they're not bought into the mission of their organization so much so that they can't even articulate to their people. I mean, what? What would cause a leader in the face of knowing that going through inspiration is the way to get the best results? Why would a leader default to the other two because sometimes easier, honestly, like like really like when you're looking to inspire people in teams, it's it's heavy lifting because you have to use the lead from the front and you've got a role model in. You've got to be on your game, and you've got to give them a reason to want to believe. Steve, and it takes a lot of a lot of work like I as you were talking, I was thinking like, what are the? What are the, what are the terms or phrases or red flags things? One of the things that that I hear or that pop up when people just skip the inspiration in the first thing that popped in my mind was like, oh, well, we need to to create buying in. We need to, you know what's in it for them. We need to tie it to why this is important and lecture. This is kind of like remember, invasion. Ovation for me. Exactly. Right. Like go right into the motivation piece or they sailed like, well, all like this ridiculous. Like that's just their job that you've now gone right into right. Like like you've skipped now two different levels. Now you're in coercion. So I was saying that's just their job. What the implication is if they don't do it, they don't have a job, correct. The implication, but I will also tell you this, you know, my name is Lorenzo floors, and I am guilty as charged kiss many, many times. My first reaction sometimes to to, you know, conversations or two people ask about why things are the way they are or what do we need to do to get things done. My things like, well, let's just somebody's like dishes their job. We, we've got to fix this because that's actually what you know. We pay people to go do. So. Yeah. So that may be an initial reaction or thought, but the real work say like the the real true heavy lifting is like, okay, well, if they either don't know that that's. It's their job or if they don't have something that is motivating them to want to go on and do it and do well. Well, it's probably because I'm lacking inspiration piece. I probably have not done a good enough job as a leader to tie in the larger vision and to help them understand collectively how this thing or the strategy is beneficial for all parties involved. But more importantly, it's allied with what we're trying to accomplish as a team. Right? So forgive me for sound like a broken record here because I've said this in several episodes in the past, but I think it has a lot to do with how the relationship is between the leader and the employees already, meaning you can't inspire somebody who doesn't already trust you and who doesn't already think you have their best interests at heart who doesn't already think that you care about them as their leader. And so if a if a leader is is trying to inspire somebody, they've just met, that's probably not gonna work. And so I think when leaders don't do that is because. They don't have the relationships. So when you said that you're guilty as charged that you've resorted to even starting with coercion. The first thing I thought was, okay, I've done that too. One of I done that. What given let me think of examples in my life where I have started with the coercion, peace and everyone I can think of is when I have no relationship with the person I've written them off in my mind. I think there there's no hope for them. They they're not a good employee. I want them to go away. So I don't even have the the the willpower or or the ability to try to inspire this person. It would come off disingenuous because I don't know how to inspire this person out of a relationship with them. And so I start with the coercion piece because at the end of the day, I I'm not gonna lose sleep over this, they're they're going to do their job, but they're not, and they're going to be gone. And when it comes to people whom with whom I have a relationship people, I care about people. I want to see succeed. It takes a whole lot to get down to that coercion piece. I've said in an episode over a year ago. Now I from a leader that I respect very much the. The career conversations I've had with people have to start with two questions. Do you know why this organization exists? And do you? Are you inspired by it? Because if you haven't level set that if the person isn't inspired by it or or doesn't know it, how can you even hope to inspire them to act? You're kind of, you know, fighting the wrong battle. You have to go back a few steps and learn how to crawl first before you can start that that walking journey. Yeah, I think something that you know in talking about like are you inspired by that in inspiration? You know, that is a very different thing than motivation and coercion. And what I mean by that is coercion is used to, you know, kind of change behavior or or shift behavior, motivation. Same thing, you know, I, I'm, I'm dangling this thing out for you or I'm I'm texting you to what's in it for you in those types things. So again, you're, you're changing shifting behavior. I think. The inspiration piece is such that the person is changing behavior for themselves and in their showing up because they're choosing to maybe hold themselves accountable to show up at a different level. They are. They're, they're seeing something in you and they're saying like, well, we'll, there's a larger mission here. There's there's a bigger y, you know, there's a bigger reason as to why I want to do this. So again, it's kind of like that heavy lifting peace into your point around like the trust and the relationships and all this type of deal. I think from an inspiration element of it, like when that's truly happening, somebody is inspired to challenge themselves to show up differently versus I'm going to change my behavior because there's something in it for me or I'm going to change my behavior because if I don't, there is a consequence for, you know, like those are very, very different things. In like, that's why I was saying, I think that the reason why many leaders, you know, we'll skip over that space or maybe we'll default to the others is because it is very hard to truly inspire people in. If I was to ask, you know anybody. If I, you know you anybody else to say like, hey, you know, give me the top three people in your life that have inspired you. You might be able to name two of them very quickly. In the third in the nafter three, you might be like it's a stretch now, right? Because in in real life, having that many people that truly inspire you, that's that's not that common. So I think that that's just something to keep in mind is that inspiration really and truly is a different way. It's a more challenging thing to do as a leader to get people to feel inspired. Yeah, I think this is part of the human condition though. This isn't just when it comes to. Leaders in employs in work environments. It extends naturally that because we're talking about relationships here, but I think it's innate in all of us. So the example about the the getting children vegetables because the the same exact concepts apply here. And then I think about also, I don't have any experience with this in terms of somebody. I know personally, but I've read enough stories heard enough stories about drug addicts and former drug addicts and how they talk about when they decided to change when they decided to, you know, put down the meth or whatever it was and get clean. It wasn't a fear of going to jail because they went to jail several times. It wasn't a fear of losing their jobs. They've lost jobs that it wasn't a fear of losing their families. They all their their wives and husbands left them a long time ago. Their children have have are strange for them. They've lost everything and they still kept going. Something else had to change. And they always they characterize it as I hit rock bottom and rock bottom is different for each person, but either way what that what that is a a metaphor for is something happened within me. It became no longer about the external motiva-. Nations, the coercion, trying to avoid pain or or consequences or being paid to do it, you know, they, they've all been bribed by their parents and their loved ones. I'll do anything for if you just stop. None of it worked something had to change within them for them to start on that journey back to health and the ones that made it back. It's because they found what that thing was. The other things didn't work. They didn't work at all. And so it like I said, I think it's part of what's inside all of us. And so whether it's stopping somebody from taking drugs or or eating vegetables at dinner table or getting their absolute best out of them, their highest level of performance and engagement in job, it has to come from within or it's not gonna come completely agree. And with that brings us to this episode's one minute. Attack. The one minute hag. Okay. For this episode's woman hack, this is going to be a little bit of reflection and journaling here. So get your pen and paper, and I want you to divide a landscape sheet of paper into three columns at the top. I want you to write the the words, coercion, motivation, and inspiration. When I want you to do is think of an example of a time when you had a conversation with a leader of yours that fell under each of those three right down the the details of those specific events and what happened and how you got to the results and look back at the the results that you did, how you performed in those particular instances based on what you gave, what you'll what you'll find is that the results you gave were better as you moved up the scale coercion. We'll have the lower results. Motivation will have kind of mediocre results. And then if you were inspired to do something, you'll typically see very high results. And then I want you to on the exact same piece of paper. I want you to think about the last three performance counseling sessions. You had with people that report to you? Think about what was that the tactics you used in those. Performance counseling sessions. Do they fall mostly under the category of you? Inspire this person to get better or to change the behavior, you motivated them to get better chance to behavior or you coerced them into change in a behavior getting better and do some self reflection on if the, if those three performance counseling sessions fell more heavily weighted towards the coercion side. You can see right off the bat that you're not gonna get the results that you're looking for. If they lean more heavily towards the inspiration side, then you're well on your way to, you know, motivating people in the correct way. If you if you have a practice of doing this before you go into your next performance counseling session, you will undoubtedly kind of default towards the higher end of that scale towards the inspirational side because you have to be cognizant of what you're doing in the words you're using when you have these conversations. I think it's a great woman hack, and you know, I, it's one of those things where the element of self reflection and thinking about how you show up for your people and then. Then how do you change your own behavior to show them differently? I think will lead down the path of truly inspiring them in a way that then allows them to show up for their people in a different way as well in that type of cultural cascade throughout the entire team. Yeah, it's it's the first step in role modeling. If you can't expect people to do it for their people, if you can't do it for them, and we will post a link to that Forbes article from dove Seidman in the podcast description as well. Absolutely. And with that, it brings us to the end of this episode. This hacking your leadership, I'm Lorenzo, and I'm Chris and we'll talk to you all next time.

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CNN10 - 10/17/19

CNN 10 (video)

10:00 min | 1 year ago

CNN10 - 10/17/19

"Welcome to this October seventeenth edition of CNN ten. I'm coral was happy to see this Thursday exactly two weeks from on the sidewalks critics have complained that they clutter narrow spaces and are dangerous to pedestrians when they're on the streets there slower than cars and can be dangerous to their writers upstate New York many of its other characteristics are the same nor'easter occurs within the most crowded coastline of the United States the northeast and they can all of this could last through Thursday flight delays cancellations were expected game four of the American League Championship series was postponed its in New York between possibly up to sixty or a potential threat from New York City to Portland Maine heavy rain anywhere from two to six inches we're forecast for the northeast and he waves beach erosion and flooding to the East Coast and while this week storm isn't expected debris as much snow as a classic Nor'easter typically does except maybe for small air coming in from the North Nor'easters Harry wins out of the northeast at about fifty eight miles per hour or more in keep in mind nations but one downside is that many of the scooters aren't lasting long enough for investors to get a good return so their futures doubt and they launched so quickly in so different cities have different rules regarding scooters and some companies are even testing self-driving scooters but the point of this would be the scooter could move and Park itself any time of year but are most common between the months of September and April that's when weather conditions are prime for nor'easter many places that lawmakers businesses in the scooter companies themselves are all playing catch up to define where when and if the machines can be ridden when they're on now we have very warm water go from Mexico and all around the coast of Florida it's going to warm the air above it and that warm air is going to class very cold in a process called bamboo genus it has become a bomb cyclone and that's what the system along the eastern seaboard was expected to do a CNN place between electric scooters and the cities they cruised through their intended to help people easily make short trips through busy cities without having to get in their cars and fight so powerful that it's causing problems all over the US Northeast and it came up quickly bomb cyclone start as low pressure weather systems the lower the pressure pick and on the plus side many writers have found them effective at addressing the last mile problem the trip from the subway bus stop parking garage to the final destiny the Yankees and the Houston Astros and they had to wait until at least Thursday for their fourth match up. This storm is the second big one to hit this area in a week the last one brought you start with a low it's going to travel from the southeast to the Northeast and intensify nor'easters our strongest around New England as well as the Canadian maritime provinces indirection out of the northeast is what defines a nor'easter is also caused beach erosion as well as coastal flooding in very very rough. OC The more powerful the storm when systems pressure changes quickly dropping twenty four Mila bars in twenty four hours the rapidly intensifying storm has undergone and someone wasn't on it so it doesn't wind up in the way of pedestrians traffic electric scooters rented via APPS are flooding city streets conditions now not all nor'easters have snow but some of the most memorable ones have gone through lots of it struggled for space is taking Rogers said it would have the same low pressure as a category one hurricane what could that mean for the region powerful winds blowing faster than thirty nine miles per hour you go the scooters talked about at fifteen miles per hour they cost a dollar to rent fifteen cents per minute to ride and use the same lithium ion batteries phones and tablets do we raised one hundred thirty five mediums Dorrell's hundred thirty five million dollars yeah like in a year offsets pretty pretty good that's a lot of capital being injected into exactly the cash is crucial because lime is waging a bitter block by block bad let's say we want to get this one for you so you just have to scan secure ear your code and then you have to give I push very kind of burke and have a big impact the startups leave them on streets often without city approval and the APPs allowed to discard this food is pretty much anywhere resin recently opened the Empire State Building by pressing a button to turn on its Light Woodrow Wilson Warren g harding Calvin Coolidge or Herbert Hoover to jump off any scooter sorry a second trivia which US president is coming and so there's really not a law a laws around the electric scooters yet and so we're working with them we're actually supportive of regulation well there's definitely a buzz writing the okay for scooter supremacy surreally the the goal of bird is to reduce car traffic and trips and people have been trying to find ways to get Americans out of cars for a long time and hundred second floor that you've come up in an elevator and the new renovations are intended to make it feel as modern as possible welcome to the new one hundred second floor of the Empire State Building Observatory we're here on the opening day of a project which is st and you feel bus go past you you can really feel your mortality the most important advice I have forgetting on any scooter is knowing when going on now for four years succeeds in returning astronauts to the Moon in twenty twenty four here's a look at what they'll be wearing the agency unveiled two very different looks recently the white one is designed for that's worth about one hundred and thirty million dollars every year to the skyscraper it's changed a lot at least internally since the art deco landmark opened in nineteen thirty one landed was built on the Empire State building cost just under forty one million dollars to construct during the Great Depression the cost of its recent four year renovation more than going beyond it's really cool to be whizzing past pedestrians and being able to see above everybody else but with that speed you can also feel the risk especially when you're in the that'd be very simple and straightforward the project grew and as it grew it grew into the museum exhibit that we have today and included in nineteen thirty-one president hoover hit a button in Washington D. 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Hour 1: Lauren Sisler and the changes at Vanderbilt

The Paul Finebaum Show

30:49 min | 5 months ago

Hour 1: Lauren Sisler and the changes at Vanderbilt

"They even though fans can attend this year's masters. The tournament is using the flexibility of a hybrid cloud to scale their capabilities. Now everyone can be a patron learn more at ibm dot com slash masters cried passion and patron torri of college. Football leaves here. Is the paul finebaum. Show our one podcast and we welcome you back. And we'll talk to you a lawrence coming up here in a minute on the postponement of dandy. George georgia don't forget all mrs also pause so there's a lot to consider as we moved into this weekend and into next scraps from calls here in connor is up next in texas. Hey connor paul. How's it going. We are great. Thank you hey longtime auburn fan here. Just when and get your thoughts on the future of gus malzahn. i think he He gets fired after the season. I think we'd oh twenty one twenty two million dollars. What you see happening in auburn. Yeah i i hear a lot of smoke. Coming out of auburn. In relation to tomorrow's game i think is pretty important. I say that because coming off of the alabama waxing people it's turned remarkably a notably dark in terms of public opinion. That could be a natural reaction. It is the iron bowl. After all. So i think tomorrow is critical. It's a winnable game. I think in most people's eyes but the tone and tenor of that game is really going to be critical because after that a road game mississippi state's not going to really sway anyone so i think that's that's an incredible amount of money to pay out but check back with me tomorrow night. Yeah i agree. I think it's a little too expensive. We'll see how he death against 'em yeah thank you. I think i still think he's okay. But you just never know how fans are going to react and how boosters are going to react and remember there. There's there's a group down at auburn. Some very influential i might add. That have never been completely satisfied with him. Were at least not in recent years. Let's get back to the calls and talk to richard who is next. Hey richard welcome to the show. Hey paul help you today. Thank you very much. Let me ask you did. I hear you say. I'm driving as i was that mrs scheduled to fight texas. Am this weekend. No no no. Mrs scheduled to play texas and next weekend according to the new schedule but right now You know ole miss and vanderbilt have paused activities. So i don't know what's going on there. But i mean the good news for all mrs. They didn't have a game this week. Because of the lsu suspended there were supposed to play the game. The game got moved around. Of course an turned out to be a break. So you know. We'll know more over the weekend probably going into monday. But according to some people it's not it's not a guarantee that game can can go on right now based on this the circumstance. Not looking promising a question for you. What would it take to go. House stayed in the playoffs. If they don't make the games. I believe he was an sec. Pam an old miss van actually The ohio state is definitely top. Four team they just haven't been able to prove in. A lot of critics are saying a lot of callers and critics are saying that you know they haven't proven theirself but it's not their fault. They haven't proven themselves. It would just it just Just saying like a top four team to me. I mean i think right now. They are top for team. But you know with four games on the schedule if that doesn't change and it looks like it will it looks like they're going to play tomorrow They'll be okay but they need. They need a better sample. When when you have alabama and with eleven games at the end of the game and in florida and am and all these other schools knocking down double digit games. And they're sitting there four. That's that's a leap of faith to go with them. Hey thank you for the call. Bill is in tennessee. And you are next up. Hey bill i wanna thank you for taking my call really. Enjoy your show. Thank you appreciate every much. And i'm not hearing bill so let me let me try and other call here and kerry is up next. We'll even go back to build a minute carries in texas Hey kerry. Are you doing paul carry. I'm doing well thank you. I'm a big saying here. The most level headed analyst at their in college football. And i just wanted to get your opinion. If they'll house state word of in a big ten title game do you see alabama know-how stake may be played each other in a national title game. This year we think it's entirely possible because as it stands ohio state if it gets in the playoffs will probably be the number four position. And if alabama wins out there will be a number one that would be the matchup one and four just like it was in two thousand fourteen. Just believe i watched a lot of college football believe alabama house or the best teams in college football this year. Yeah i mean i. I can't make that determination yet until just need to see more of ohio state. They're only really big. Game was against indiana and it was a top ten game but they were a little bit sloppy but again we're that's according to their seasonal. They leave out the fact that they were up. Thirty five seven that game now. I'm glad you mentioned that. Because i i had forgotten So that's a that's a really important point. I'm and that's i will cease to be critical that i'm going to go back and watch that game. Hey thanks for the call. Carlos in college station and you're on the air. Hello carl mr fane bomb. How you doing today. How are you good. I just got a quick question for you here. I'm kinda getting worried down here in college station. That them boys in austin my wife Get rid of that. Coach and higher urban meyer. Think of that. Well i think they're going to wise up and get rid of tom. Herman the only thing i don't know is whether they'll be able to land urban meyer. What you just don't think they get the money to compete. All they got the money. I mean they they could. They could end up buying ten coaches. But it's just a matter of getting your coaches they. Ten coaches mr finebaum. The issue is they have to convince urban meyer of taking the job. Nick is up next in virginia. Nick hey paul thanks for taking my call today. How are you. I'm well thank you good. Sounds like i got the back end of that. That phone call from carl college station. But i did want to talk to you about urban. Meyer in texas and i think it may be based here but texas might be looking at the contract that am gave jimbo. Fisher that seventy five million dollars and it's more of a question of how much more money do you value. Urban meyer at over jimbo fisher. 'cause that's seventy five million seems to be the mark. How much higher value are more. Well let me say this. About urban meyer. He's made a lot of money coaching and right. Yeah he's not coming back whether You know the difference between a talk. I know all right i mean we all have a lot of money and you know seven million versus ten. It's really not a big deal when you're making that kind of money. So urban meyer can command whatever he wants if urban meyer told texas. listen. I'll do it but i'm not coming there for under ten million dollars a year. I wanted to ten year deal. It's done. They were willing to make a deal like that. Would nick sabin and saving laugh at them right. Absolutely let me ask you this. Do you think that the fan base that completely realistic fan base that. It's university of texas Do you think they would be able to stomach. Texas offering urban. Let's say ninety nine dollars. An urban just says no. He doesn't wanna coach his health. Family do you think that's easier to stomach for. I remember nick. Having lived through that covering the the nick sabin story. I never believed sabin was going. I had a source told me that a group of boosters had come up with one hundred million dollars and saving later told me and others that he didn't want to go there because he just didn't like the structure. Remember him saying one night that you know you have to answer to too many people and there was it. Never got that close. I think his agent played it for all it was worth and then to this day i've had texas fans come up to me through travel and say oh. Yeah we had nick sabin. No you didn't. I've talked about this extensively mean stuck in the middle of it all because you had a couple of billionaires who were trying to go around him and push him out and get saving in. I don't know whether urban want that job or not. I mean urban issue isn't money. It isn't whether he thinks that's a good job or not. It's the issue with urban meyer's whether he's healthy enough to coach the reason he left two years ago at ohio state. He was having severe headaches He had neurological issues and he had to step down. We're heading to a break. More of your phone call today. Five to four two seven two eight five. We'll update you on all the news of the day and there has been even though fans can attend this year's masters. The tournament is using the flexibility of a hybrid cloud to scale their capabilities. Now everyone can be a patron learn more at ibm dot com slash masters. You're listening to the paul finebaum show. Podcast hello everybody. You're looking live at fans ville a college football. Utopia with a rivers flow with ice cold dr pepper. Where every day is saturday. And everyone's a fan even babies and the seasons never change because the only season is college football season. Get a taste of fans villas fall during a college football game near you dr pepper. The official drake of fans ville grab some today and we are back and we have been trying to connect with lawrence in athens. And i believe we finally have hers so. I'm going to get out of the way here. Because i really wanted to hear what lauren has to say. She was slated to cover the vanderbilt Georgia game tomorrow. With all the excitement of sarah fuller being expected to kick in obviously so many other aspects of this but now the game is officer. Lauren thank you so much for being with us and What is the latest. Yeah it's been an interesting chain of events. I drove into athens yesterday from birmingham where i'm based out of and got up. This morning started working towards our production meetings. And we were just a few minutes away from meeting with kirby smart end the coordinators and a couple of the players. Hear georgia and about two minutes before we were waiting to hear from him. We get word that the game was going to be cancelled and not played. And i hate to say but in this time are you kidding. Wait what like. We're just hearing this now and you know we had talked to the vanderbilt coach's the day before we had talked to them early thursday and by all indications. They felt confident that they were gonna play this game that the numbers were there that they were at least at their threshold. Of course anything can happen with testing happening throughout the week. Obviously sunday tuesday and thursday test results coming back on friday. Certainly the numbers could have been up in the air and coach at indicated though that they felt confident. And you know there were a couple of players. Though that were indicated to be unavailable after we re received the initial i guess depth chart and so then there was the other concern. Maybe something whether it's an opt out or whether it's kovic related contact tracing injury. We don't really know what that means. Obviously we were just told. Those players are unavailable. So it's kind of interesting how things panned out and believe it or not when we were on the call with The zoom call before curb smart jumped on he flipped the flipped the channel up. We saw the video he said. Hey guys all right. I'm going to see you later. And he said he had to go talk to the players because he had just also learned the news about the game being cancelled. And paul tell you. I think there's a little bit of disappointment there. Especially from georgia's side of things. This was supposed to be their senior day. this was supposed to be their opportunity to recognize. Twenty-three seniors on the football field Later tomorrow afternoon. And certainly that not being the case now so i think that's a disappointment that they won't have that opportunity and then of course with this game being postponed until the following week december nineteenth given that georgia will not play in the sec championship game. There's no telling that things will even improve or increase The chances of vanderbilt even able to play in that game whether it's due to injuries covid contact tracing and or opt and that's still becomes kind of a fuzzy picture at this point because we don't really truly know who's available and who's not for what reasons well very interesting and i think lauren's point about the disappointment on the georgia side is pronounced lauren. Thank you very very much for the report But there is a lot of the underlying angst. I think because of some of the things that that lawrence said and you know they're in a situation. Nobody really knows who was right or not. Mississippi state played georgia two weeks ago with about forty five players. I don't know what the numbers are. But one of the concerns about vanderbilt all year long has been what's going to happen as a head toward the finish line. Not only losing but burning out of player. Is kobe issues. Opt out and it's happening at a couple of other places as well so Appreciate that very much. So let's get to the calls at eight five five two four two seven. Two eight five and dylan is up. Next hey dylan. Thanks good afternoon there. Yeah go right ahead. And i'm sorry i'm we're having audio issues here. Every time i hear something. I start to get very nervous of god. You're glad you're on thank you. Thank you longtime. Uga fan and just had a quick question with the vanderbilt gave getting cancelled safe. Florida uses the tennessee. How bad does the game being canceled. Hurt georgia's chance of going to the sec championship. Good question yeah. I think that's why you're not hearing anything definitive. So i'm trying to remember georgia plays next week. Who's the opponent next week of what we had it up a minute ago so i think i think what what's going to this is going to be called a if if this is not if this game doesn't get in. I think it's going to be called a no contest so it won't hurt georgia nor will help them. So i think Georgia next week would have missouri. So georgia the probably. Here's the problem for georgia. Let's see they would. Both were georgia and florida would both have two losses. I still think georgia would lose the tiebreaker. Yes so florida's going to have to lose again. I don't think that's going to happen. Florida needs to lose. Hold on if florida loss this week and then next week to lsu then then we're back in business here for georgia okay. Okay yeah yeah. Yeah so this This game George ends up winning the division on the georgia vanderbilt game. Well i take it back. I mean there's there's still some wiggle room next we. Nobody knows what's going on in terms of a couple of schools Vanderbilt has issues an has issue. So you could still do some swapping next week. Hey thanks for the call. Appreciate it very much. Randy is up next to. Hey randy go right ahead all our. We're doing great. Thank you for the call. Yeah thank you first. Time caller to the show I'm a big tennessee. Always fan and With the game tomorrow with florida and then still having texas a and m. vanderbilt. I was just wondering presumably. Say we lose to florida and a m in hypothetically say lose to vanderbilt team. Do you think that jeremy pruitt job security is safe for next season or do you think he would be deeper on the hot seat randy. It's hard to look ahead two weeks. But i think that would be a disastrous situation. For for jeremy pruitt would fill reverse what he's already done by giving him a contract extension. I doubt it but it would certainly put a lot of pressure anyway. Let's go to a break. We have more of your phone calls. Eight five five two four two seven two eight five. Many more guests will start. Hi there this. Is julie foudy host of the podcast laughter permitted. 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Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. Welcome back to the paul. Finebaum show presented by johnson ville. We walked you back. It's great to have everyone here. I want to go back in Comment on something. That came up a minute ago. A south carolina fan called in and said that i think south carolina could go to a bowl game and i said no they barely won only a couple of games it turns out that And i as i was saying it i started to wonder about that but because of the pandemic the the. Ncaa lifted that six win bowl rider this year. So essentially everyone is eligible. Every school is eligible for a bowl game in the sec. Because there are a number of sec teams that could move up to the college football playoff or to the new year. Six games as it stands with nine contracts after the new year's six games. It's possible that almost anyone could be eligible for a bowl game this year. Now there's a question of whether you would would vanderbilt acceptable invitation with with an intern record. They probably wouldn't wouldn't necessarily be included but some other schools could so. I wanna make sure people understand. All bets are off right now. Your record is not You don't have to get to any number of wins to qualify. You do have to be invited and the sec. Controls a lot of those slots as i said. Let's get back to the call. Eight five five two four two seven two eight five and bill is up next in florida. Hey bill go right ahead. Hey paul Great fan appreciate you taking my call Eight for life but more importantly. I'm a big sc fan. And i just heard the news about the venom at georgia game and how disappointing it is those twenty three bulldogs seniors in the question. I had just retired as a county athletic director Down here and provide where. I have sixteen high schools and you know every year and of course you understand this to be in alabama. We always had to deal with hurricanes and anytime we had our career kane in the area. I'm on the phone with the other. County athletic directors throughout the state before our teams travel and we always aired on the side of safety and there were plenty of times. We cancel games on friday and friday rolls along. And it's just like another sunny day in florida. And i just kinda wanted your take. I mean the safety of the kids comes first but with that. Issue cancelling two games in a row hours before both clemson and beer in virginia had to travel and now hearing about georgia. It just like your take you know. Is there a better process. This is the nature of the beast. We're dealing with or should schools do a better job of the learning those schools and that fan base that. Hey the game's not going to be played. We'll bill First of all appreciate your insight and what you've done. I am fairly certain that within at least the sec. Everyone knows what's going on these availability. Reports are due early in the week at the conference office in birmingham. So if you're in the georgia vanderbilt. Case i'm sure there's communication i mean we're not talking about you know foreign enemies here. I mean these these. These athletic directors are all friendly. You know what. I'm talking about because you deal with it and have dealt it. So you're you're keeping everyone in the loop. And i mean there is gray area. Though a i'll use the example from earlier that mississippi state could have opted out of the georgia game. Two weeks ago. they chose not to. They played with forty five players. But vanderbilt's a little different. I mean there's not a lot evidence by what happened with sarah four. They are not a. I mean they had a thin roster Before the first game right so and And i agree like say it could just be the nature of the beast. You know switching the pro. Sports look denver. Went through you know they could second guess themselves but you know what they put them on the senior i think in that case roger goodell was really trying to make an example of them. Saying you did this to yourself. You had you. Had you had uh two. Or three healthy quarterbacks disregarded the protocol that we've been issuing you being from from the world of intercollegiate athletics. You understand the mentality football coaches they want to play. They're not thinking of a way out there thinking of in right we've got a couple Teams and in one team is traveling To come up here. And i know our whole team. They're missing players and cova but as you know in high school sports you get either play. You're out there. There's no do overs well again. Like i say. I appreciate you taking my call. Great show Hopefully next fall. We won't have this kind of discussion. I don't think any of those whether on your side of or on this side. I don't think any of us want want to go through this again now. I agree my friend thanks again. I'm hearing from you tomorrow. The defeat at work and enjoy the rest of your day graduations on your career in high school athletics. Joe is up next in florida. Hey joe you're on the air asia go right ahead. Hey paul i love your show. Thank you quick question in light of the georgia vanderbilt cancelation or postponement. You think there's any possibility that kentucky south carolina game could be moved up earlier in the day. It makes very much sense to do that. Yeah that game right now is in prime time and there is now that afternoon slot. I mean i lived in lexington a long time and i can tell you. Saturdays in december are not just miserable and it makes so much. No hey i will tell you. I have done many alive show outside in in lexington in november and someone who hates it when it goes below seventy you know when that wind starts kicking in howling and two years ago. We did this show before Think it was two years ago we did show before the kentucky the georgia kentucky game and it was there was snow and ice and Yeah yeah it's ridiculous. It'll thirties founded by the time. The game's over which reminds me of the ground Hey thank you for the call. It reminds me the great. What mark twain quote about the the coldest winter i ever spent the summer. The last summer i spent in san francisco. I mean. Lexington is called so as missouri so as knoxville tennessee. I lived there for years. I mean these are cold places in november and is now early december. So that's why. I'm this weekend every every year. We played the sec championship game inside the first two were outside in the first one nearly killed everyone even in birmingham alabama and nearly killed everyone who was at legion field that cold december day. Let's continue and kyrie is in tampa and you're on the air. Hi terry hello mr paula. How's life treating it today. It's good thank you for asking. Hope you are. Oh yes excellent. i I'm sure you woke up this morning. And sit t g i f. He s every every every friday. You know you go through twenty hours a week putting up with us and so it's it's gotta be a stressful job terry. Let me let me jump in there. This is what i love to do. And the these are the four easiest hours of the day for me. I kid you not. This is what i do. This is what i look forward to. And what i would do not doing it. Well that's good to hear because you're very good at it thank you. Hey i missed the first ten minutes of your show trying to get rushed to get home because your must see television thank you. What do you think about that high school kid. Yesterday that assaulted that refuse in jail. Now i just saw them. That's the whole the whole playoffs in south texas We're a player I had the the association is kicked a team out of the playoffs and the young man has been charged and it is a brutal brawl If you have not seen it. I don't know that is You know words as a writer. No words can describe that. I saw it was brutal and It just he was a college He was a big time. College recruit you know. He was defensive player of the year at a high class. Over there in texas He was a great wrestler tracks stores. It's it's tragic because you know you hear that at every especially early in your life from your parents from your teachers from your coaches if you play ball you know one moment can change your life. And here's a guy who had everything in front of him and it's split second. I realize the pressure that ten of the moment affects people in different ways. But that's why you have to have your wits whether no matter what you do Thanks for bringing that up. We'll talk about a little bit later. We have a lot to do with. We're only an hour in on breaking news friday unfortunately with with the game being postponed and another. Thank you for listening to the paul finebaum. Show podcast the paul finebaum. 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"They even though fans can attend this year's masters. The tournament is using the flexibility of a hybrid cloud to scale their capabilities. Now everyone can be a patron learn more at ibm dot com slash masters cried passion and patron tree of college. Football leaves here. This is paul finebaum. Show our to podcast. Hey welcome back. And we'll talk to you a lawrence this coming up here in a minute on the postponement of dandy in georgia. Don't forget all mrs also pause so there's a lot to consider as we moved into this weekend and into let's grab some calls here and connor is up next in texas connor paul. How's it going. We are great thank you. Hey longtime auburn fan here. Just when get your thoughts on the future of gus malzahn. I think he If he gets fired after the season. And i think we'd oh twenty one twenty two million dollars. What do you see happening in auburn. Yeah i i hear a lot of smoke coming out of auburn in relation to tomorrow's game i think it's pretty important. I say that because coming off of the alabama and waxing i mean people. It's turned remarkably notably for malzahn in terms of public opinion. That could be a natural reaction. It is the iron bowl. After all. So i think tomorrow is critical. It's a winnable game. I think in most people's eyes but the tone and tenor of that game is really going to be critical because after that a road game at mississippi state is not going to really sway. Anyone so I i think that's an incredible amount of money to pay out but check back with you tomorrow night. Yeah i agree. I think it's a little too expensive. We'll see how he death against them. Yeah thank you. I i just think i still think he's okay. But you just never know how fans are going to react and how boosters are going to react and remember there. There's there's a group down at auburn. Some very influential. I might add. That have never been completely satisfied with him or at least not in recent years. Let's get back to the calls and talk to you. Richard who is next. Hey richard Welcome to the show. Paul help you today. thank you very much. Let me ask you. Did i hear you say as i was saying that that oh mrs scheduled to play texas am weekend. No no almost scheduled to play. Texas am next weekend according to the new schedule. But right now you know ole miss and vanderbilt have paused activities. So i don't know what's going on there. But i mean the good news for all mrs. They didn't have a game this week. Because of the lsu knew they were suspended there were supposed to play the game and the game got moved around of course and that turned out to be a break. So you know. We'll know more over the weekend probably going into monday. But according to some people it's not it's not a guarantee that game can can go on right now based on this the circumstance. Not looking promising. Would they have a question for you. Though i what would it take to go. How state in the playoffs. If they don't make the games i believe he was see famine. Miss actually The house stay is definitely a top four team. They just haven't been able to prove in. A lot of the critics are saying a lot of colors and critics are saying that you know. They haven't proven theirself but it's not their fault. They haven't proven themselves. Just it just it just saying like a top four team to me. I mean i think right now they are top four team but but you know with four games on the schedule if that if that thing doesn't change and it looks like it will. It looks like they're going to play tomorrow They'll be okay but they just need. They need a better sample. When when you have alabama and eleven games at the end of the game and in florida am and all these other schools knocking down double digit games. And they're sitting there four. That's a that's a leap of faith to go with them. Hey thank you for the call. Bill is in tennessee. And you are next up. Hey bill thank you for taking my call really. Enjoy your show. Thank you appreciate that very much. And i'm not hearing bill so let me me try another call. Here and kerry is up next. We'll see even go back to build a minute carries in texas Hey kerry how are you doing paul carey. I'm doing well thank you. I'm a. i'm a big fan here with the most levelheaded analyst out there in college football. I just wanted to get your opinion if they'll house word of playing a big ten title game. Do you see alabama know. State may be playing each other in a national title game this year. We think it's entirely possible because as it stands ohio state if it gets into the playoffs will probably be the number four position. And if alabama wins out there will be a number one that would be the matchup one in four just like he was in twenty fourteen. I just believe. I watched a lot of college. Football believe alabama house state or the best two teams in college football this year. Yeah i mean i. I can't make that determination yet. Until i mean i just need to see more of ohio state. They're only really big. Game was against indiana and it was a top ten game but they were a little bit sloppy. But you know again. We're according to their seasonal. They leave out the fact that they were up. Thirty five to seven. That game though. I'm glad you mentioned that. Because i i had forgotten. So that's a that's a really important point and that's I will cease to be critical. That i'm going to go back and watch that game. Hey thanks for the call carla's in college station and you're on the air. Hello carl mr mom. How you doing today. How are you good. I just got a quick question for you here. I'm kinda getting worried down here in college station. That them boys. In austin my wise up get rid of that coach and higher urban meyer. You think of that. Well i think they're going to wise up and get rid of tom. Herman the only thing i don't know is whether they'll be able to land urban meyer. What you just don't think they got the money to compete. Oh they got the money. I mean they could they could. They could end up buying ten coaches But it's just a matter of getting ten coaches mentor finebaum. The issue is they have to convince urban meyer of taking the job. Nick is up next in virginia. Hey nick hey paul thanks for taking my call today. How are you. I'm well thank you good. Sounds like i got the back end of that. That phone call from carl college station. But i did want to talk to you about urban. meyer in texas. i think it. Maybe i'm off base here but texas might be looking at the contract that am gave jimbo. Fisher that seventy million dollars and it's more of a question of how much more money do you value. Urban meyer at over jimbo fisher. 'cause that's seventy five million seems to be the mark. How much higher know value or more. Well let me say this. About urban meyer. He's made a lot of money coaching and right. He's not coming back. Whether you know the difference between a talk. Like i know all right. I mean act like we all have a lot of money and seven million versus ten i. It's really not a big deal when you're making that kind of money. So urban meyer can command whatever he wants. If urban meyer told texas. Listen i'll do it. But i'm not coming there for under ten million dollars a year and i want a ten year deal. It's done. They were willing to to make a deal like nick. Sabin eight years ago and saving laugh at them right. Absolutely let me ask you this. Do you think that the fan base that completely realistic fan base that. It's university of texas Do you think they would be able to stomach. Texas offering urban. Let's say ninety nine dollars an urban just says now he just doesn't wanna coach his health is family. Do you think that's easier to stomach for. Oh i remember nick. Having lived through that covering the the nick sabin story. I never believed sabin was going. I had a source told me that a group of boosters had come up with one hundred million dollars and saving later told me and others that he didn't want to go there because he just didn't like the structure he i remember him saying one night that you have to answer to too many people and there was it never got that close. I think is agent. Played it for all it was worth and then but to this day i've had texas fans Come up to me through travel and say oh. Yeah we had nick sabin. No you didn't I've talked about this extensively. I mean mac stuck in the middle of it all because you had a couple of billionaires who were trying to go around him and push him out and get it in. I don't know whether urban wants the job or not. I mean urban issue isn't money. It isn't whether he thinks that's a good job or not. It's the issue with urban meyer's whether he's healthy enough to coach the reason he left two years ago at ohio state. He was having severe headaches. He had neurological issues. 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Yeah geico motorcycle. Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percents or more and we are back and we been trying to connect with lawrence laura In athens and i believe we finally have hers. So i'm going to get out of the way here. Because i really wanted to hear what lauren has to say. She was slated to cover the vanderbilt georgia game tomorrow with all the excitement. Was sarah fuller being expected to kick in and obviously so many other aspects of this but now the game is officer lauren. Thank you so much for being with us. And what is the latest. Yeah it's been an interesting chain of events. I drove into athens yesterday from birmingham. I'm based out of and got up this morning. Started working towards our production meetings and we were just a few minutes away from meeting with Kirby smart and the coordinators a couple of the players here at georgia and about two minutes before we were waiting to hear from him. We get word that the game was going to be cancelled and not played in a to say it. But in this time are you kidding. Wait what like we're just hearing this now and we had talked to the vanderbilt coach's the day before we talk to them early thursday and by all indications. They felt confident that they were gonna play this game that the numbers were there that they were at least at the threshold. Of course anything can happen in with testing happening throughout the week. Obviously sunday tuesday and thursday test results coming back on friday. Certainly the numbers could have been up in the air and coach at indicated though that they felt confident. And you know there were a couple players. Though that were indicated to be unavailable after we had received the initial i guess depth chart and so then there was the other concern. Maybe something whether it's an opt out or whether it's kobe related contact tracing injury. We don't really know what that means. Obviously we were just told. Those players are unavailable. So it's kind of interesting how things panned out and believe it or not when we were on the call With zoom call before kirby smart jumped on. He flipped the flip the channel up. We saw the video he said. Hey guys all right. I'm going to see you later. And he said he had to go talk to the players because he had just also learned the news about the game being cancelled. And paul tell you. I think there's a little bit of disappointment there especially from the georgia side of things. This was supposed to be their senior day this was supposed to be their opportunity to recognize. Twenty-three seniors on the football field Later tomorrow afternoon. And certainly that not being the case now so i think that's a disappointment that they won't have that opportunity and then of course with this game being postponed until the following week december nineteenth given that georgia will not play in the sec championship game. There's no telling that things will even improve or increase. The chances of bill being independent even able to play in that game whether it's due to injuries cova contact tracing and or opt-outs and that's still becomes a kind of a fuzzy picture at this point because we don't really truly know who's available. Who's not and for what reasons well very interesting. I think lauren's point about The disappointment on the georgia shied is pronounced. Lauren thank you very very much for the report but there is a lot of the underlying Angst i think because of some of the things that that lawrence said And you know they're in a situation like this. Nobody really knows who was right or not. Mississippi state played georgia two weeks ago with about forty five players. I don't know what the numbers are. But one of the concerns about vanderbilt long has been what's going to happen as they had toward the finish line not only losing but burning out of the players. Kobe issues opt out. And you know it's happening at a couple of other places as well so appreciate that very much. So let's get to the calls at eight five five two four two seven. Two eight five and dylan is up. Next hey dylan thanks. Good afternoon dylan you there. Yeah go right ahead. And i'm sorry i'm we're having audio issues here so every time. I hear something. I started to get very nervous of glad. You're glad you're on thank you thank. You won't come. Uga fed and just had a quick question with the uga vanderbilt game getting cancelled. Say florida loses tennessee. How bad does the game being canceled. Hurt georgia's chance of going to the sec. Championship good question. Yeah i mean. I think that's why you're not hearing anything definitive. So i'm trying to remember georgia plays next week. Who's the opponent next week We headed up a minute ago. So i think i think what which going to this is going to be called if i if this game is not at this game doesn't get in. I think it's going to be called a no contest. It won't hurt georgia nor will it help them. So i think yeah georgia next week would have a missouri. So georgia the pri-. Here's the problem problem for georgia. Let's see they would. Both georgia and florida would both have two losses. So i still think george you would lose the tiebreaker so florida's going to have to lose again. I don't think that's going to happen. Florida needs to lose this. Well hold on if florida loss this week and then next week to lsu them then we're back in business here for georgia okay. Okay yeah yeah quite. Yeah so this This game if georgia ends up winning the division and the georgia vanderbilt game. Well i take it back. I mean there's there's still some wiggle room. Nah nah nobody knows what's going on in terms of a couple of schools. Vanderbilt has issues am has issues so you could still do some swapping next week. Hey thanks for the call. Appreciate it very much. Randy is up next. Hey randy go right ahead all our youth. We're doing great. Thank you for the call. Yeah thank you first. Time caller to the show I'm a big tennessee. Volvos fan and With the game tomorrow with florida and then still having texas a enam and vanderbilt. I was just wondering presumably. Say we lose to florida. And and hypothetically say lose to vanderbilt team. Do you think that jeremy pruitt shop security is safe for next season or do you think he would be deeper on the hot seat randy. It's hard to look ahead two weeks. But i think that would be a disastrous situation for for jeremy pruitt would phillip fulmer reverse. What he's already done by giving him a contract extension. I doubt it would certainly put a lot of pressure anyway. Let's go to a quick break. We have more of your phone calls at eight five five two four two seven two eight five many more gas. We'll start napa know. Nothing causes holiday stress like the words. Some assembly required well. 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Finebaum show presented by johnson. Ville we welcome be back. It's great to have everyone here. I want to go back in Comment on something. That came up a minute ago. South carolina fan called in and said that i think south carolina could go to a bowl game and i said no. They barely won only a couple of games. It turns out that. And i as i was saying it i started to wonder about that. But because of the pandemic the the ncwa lifted that six win bowl rider this year. So essentially everyone is eligible. Every school is eligible for a bowl. Game in the sec because There are a number of sec teams. That could move up to the college football playoff or to the new year. Six games as it stands all the with nine contracts after the new year's six games. It's possible that almost anyone could be eligible for a bowl game this year. Now there's a question of whether you would would vanderbilt invitation with with an intern record. They probably wouldn't wouldn't necessarily be included nap but some other schools could so. I wanna make sure people understand that all bets are off right now. Your record is not You don't have to get to any number of wins to qualify. You do have to be invited and the sec. Controls a lot of those slots as i said. Let's get back to the call in eight five five two four two seven two eight five and bill is up next in florida. Hey bill go right ahead. Hey paul Great fan appreciate you taking my call. gator for life. But more importantly i'm a big sc fan. And i just heard the news about the van amid georgia game and how disappointing it is those twenty three bulldogs seniors in the question. I had just retired as a county athletic director down here in bombard where i have sixteen high schools and you know every year and of course you understand this to be in an alabama. We always had to deal with hurricanes and anytime we had hurricane in the area. I'm on the phone with the other. County athletic directors throughout the state before our teams travel and we always erred on the side safety and there were plenty of times. We cancel gave on friday and friday rolls along. And it's just like another sunny day in florida. And i just kinda wanted your take. I mean the safety of the kids comes first but with that. Issue cancelling two games in a row before both clemson and beer in virginia had to travel and now hearing about it. Just like you're taking you know. Is there a better process. This is the nature of the beast. We're dealing with or should schools do a better job of the learning those schools and that fan base that. Hey the game's not going to be played. We'll bill first of all. Appreciate your inside and what you've done. I am fairly certain within at least the sec. Everyone knows what's going on You know these availability. Reports are due early in the week at the conference office in birmingham. So if you're in the georgia vanderbilt. Case i'm sure there's communication i mean we're not talking about you foreign enemies here. I mean these these. These athletic directors are all friendly. You know what. I'm talking about because you deal with it and have dealt with it. So you're you're keeping everyone in the loop and i mean there is gray area though. I'll use the example of from earlier that mississippi state could have opted out of the georgia game two weeks ago. They chose not. They played with forty five players. But vanderbilt's a little different. I mean there's not a lot of evidence by what happened with was sarah four. They are not a. I mean they had a thin roster Before the first game right so like i say it could just be the nature of the beast. You know switching. The pro sports look with denver went through. You know they could second guess themselves but you know what they put them on the union. I think in that case. Roger goodell is really trying to make an example of them. Saying you did this to yourself. You had you. Had you had a two or three healthy quarterbacks disregarded the protocol that we've been issuing you being from the world of intercollegiate athletics. You understand the mentality of football coaches they want to play. They're not thinking of a way out there. Thinking of a way in right we've got a couple Teams and playing in one team is traveling To come up here. And i know our whole team. They're missing players and cova but as you know in high school sports you've either play you're out there's there's no do overs well again like i say i appreciate you taking my call. Great show Hopefully next fall. We won't have this kind of discussion as far as i. Don't think any of this whether on your side of or on this side. I don't think any of us want to go through this again. No i agree my thanks again. I'm hearing from you tomorrow. The defeat that work and enjoy the rest of your day. Congratulations on your career in high school. Athletics joe is up next in florida. Hey joe you're on the air asia go right ahead. I love your show. Thank you question in. Light of the georgia vanderbilt cancelation or postponement. If you think there's any possibility that kentucky south carolina game could be moved up earlier in the day. It makes very much sense to do that. Yeah that game right now is in prime time and there is now that afternoon slot I mean i lived in lexington a long time and i can tell you. Saturdays in december are no just miserable and it makes so much sense. If they would do. I will tell you. I have done many alive show outside in in lexington in november and someone who hates it when it goes below seventy when that wind starts kicking in and howling and two years ago. We did the show before a thing was two years ago. We did show before the kentucky. The georgia kentucky game and it was there was snow and ice. and it's Yeah yeah it's ridiculous. It'll be in the thirties by the time. The game's over which reminds me of the ground Hey thank you for the call. It reminds me of the mark twain quoted about the the the coldest winter i ever spent the summer. The last summer i spent in san francisco. I mean lexington is called so as missouri so as knoxville tennessee. I lived there for years. I mean these are cold places in november and is now early december. So that's why. I'm this weekend every every year. We played the sec championship game inside the first two were outside in the first one nearly killed everyone even in birmingham alabama and nearly killed everyone who was at legion field that cold december day. Let's continue and kyrie is in tampa and you're on the air terry. Hello mr paula. How's life treating it today. It's good thank you for asking hope you are. It's excellent i. I'm sure you woke up this morning. And said t g i f he s every every every friday you know you go through twenty hours a week putting up with us and so it's It's gotta be a stressful job. Terry let me let me jump in there. This is what i love to do. And the these are the four easiest hours of the day for me. I kid you not. This is what i do. This is what i look forward to. And what do not doing it. Well that's good to hear because you're very good at it thank you. Hey i missed the first ten minutes of your show trying to get rushed to get home because your must see television thank you. What do you think about That high school kid yesterday. That assaulted that ref. He's in jail now. Yeah just saw them canceled their show. The cancer the whole the whole playoffs. Yeah this is in the south texas We're a player I had the the association is kicked a team out of the playoffs and the young man has been charged and it is a brutal brawl If you have not seen it. I don't know that is You know words can as a writer. No words can describe that. I saw it was brutal and it. Just he was a college He was a big time. College recruit you know. He was defensive player of the year at high class. Over there in texas He was a no great wrestler tracks stores. It's it's tragic because you hear that at every especially early in your life from your parents from your teachers from your coaches if you play ball one moment can change your life. And here's a guy who had everything in front of him and it's split second. I realize the pressure that ten of the moment affects people in different ways. But that's why you have to have your wits whether no matter what you do Thanks for bringing that up. Talk about a little bit later. We have a lot to do. We're only an hour in on breaking news friday unfortunately with with a game being postponed and another. You're listening to the paul finebaum show podcast and thanks for being part of the program as we have made it two friday. The second hour is live. And even though we've lost the vanderbilt georgia game pause. They were off this weekend. We will still make our way around other schools and preview some of the bigger games of the day earlier about an hour ago. The sec announced next week schedule and the proposed schedule for the following week. Remember originally back when all this began This weekend was supposed to be the final weekend of the regular season a week off before the championship game. But because of all the chaos. We are going to use next weekend a weekend. We weren't expected to use following weekend. Let's get back to the calls and check in with mike in knoxville tennessee. Mike thanks and welcome to the program. Thank you paul. Gradients from knoxville tennessee. Great to hear from you it's It's been a while since i talk to. You know we got rain down here right now. Pretty pretty significant rain so it could be a deciding factor tomorrow for the florida game. Koi swamped used to the the rain. So we're just calling them the cheer my balls zone and Polk do we got a chance to pull a miracle out. Tomorrow they had to make the South east conference east much more lighting and exciting time of the year. So give me give me some reason why you think might pull it out. Well i think that Well i'd like to see the backup quarterback play more but You know who's is soon to be gone and Lot to suit up for some more playing time. But i think he's got talent not think we've got talent we still got If we ever learn how to stop sweep left. And i don't think we've got a pretty good defensive line down here. Paul this offense. We seem to be stuck in the mud. i agree. Hey thank you for the call. David in oklahoma david. You're on the air all good afternoon. I just wanted to call and get Another perspective earlier in the day a caller call in about the liberalisation of players right. And i've been working in human resources on graduated from college at. Oh you and i just wanted to say like players right through. Not a bad thing paul In human resources you know People have arrived to join together in concert too. You know. Negotiate and players are a resource human resource that drives a lot of industry and so It's interesting that it vilify that but we can also talk about seventy five million dollar contract for coach. So i just wanted to say that I encourage players to You know Work together and Do all they can because they work hard. And there's no such thing as a free college education they do work for and if you made an hourly equivalent If it were a wage it would be interesting to what that came out too. So that's all. I wanted to say and boomer sooner. Thank you very much for your call. Let's continue how about bill in tennessee. Hey bill hey paul. I hope you'll lose you this time. I'm so sorry. Cut your vote area of tennessee that my calls. My phone doesn't work too well. 'cause i can't afford wifi yet. Well this one sounds good Listen i i wanna thank you I'm i'm disabled. I've talked to you a few times. I've been listening to for now a couple of months and you have no idea how much pleasure you give me on bad especially on the bed day when i'm just i just can't move i'm hurting and such and i listen to you when you lift up my heart because you're so kind to everybody and you know and your concise and your deliberate in your approach in the way you talk to people you so respectful and that is so fresh in his soul beautiful and i just want to thank you for that because it really the bad days it. Forgive me It gives me a distraction. Next me feel better. We'll bill i. I can't thank you enough on behalf of everyone who works on this program what that means and i am so delighted that You call and i hope you'll continue. And and i got one more foia though you just hang in there. Yes the van de kicker that day. Young lady sarah four. I'll tell you. I'm going to try to make it as quick as possible i was. There's run in high school and that that more on the called yesterday and gave you grief about anybody on that. Football team could have kicked the ball. That is such bs if you know what i'm saying. Okay because i as in soccer. I was six foot tall. Weigh two hundred and forty pounds. And i was i was a full back and just like the just like the the goalie. You gotta be able to boom that ball when the coach tells you to okay and you gotta have that strength in your leg to really moment all right and it's a it's a it's a florida eye coordination and you damn well better know how to do that. Or you're gonna make a fool out of yourself and the the the football coach at my high school always picked on me. Because i was a run and he saw me in a soccer game and then he came and tried to recruit me. Here's the kicker and i told him what all you've done for the past three years in my life in high school is make fun of me and pick on me. Because i was this mealy mouth little run now all of a sudden you want me told him you. You know what i told them. Don't because i wasn't a i wasn't man i was just doing some fun. I enjoy playing soccer. I enjoyed ronan triax. You know and this this this jerk you know just like all he he can kick. He can kick. Maybe we should get him on our team. And i just told them you know what i told them. So god bless bill you you take care of yourself and good days ahead and let's stay in touch. Thank you man. Thank you pleasure to visit with. You and mike is up next. Hey mike thanks for the call and good afternoon my there. I'm sorry yes sir. Thanks for taking my call. You bet great. All the discussion about ohio state trying to find the big ten of way to get into the playoffs and so forth. I wondering if you had an opinion either no discussion of of fairness and while i realized there's no fairness in this world I'm thinking in terms of for alabama to make it to the playoffs. They're going to have to go Undefeated in an eleven game. Sec schedule we're trying to get ohio state. Who have five or six games might even make their own. You know conference championship into. Is it fair to fit through things like that together. In terms of the potential they've had for injuries and and one team is fresher as opposed to wore out than the other one Is there a fairness issue in the playoffs. I guess is my question for you. Know it's a legitimate question. I and i think you can look at it from a couple of you can look at it from a couple of different perspectives. Ohio state wanted to play to the whole season. They were determined to play college. Football starting in september and there president voted in favor of it. The league when against them ryan day was vociferating in his support to get back to play which ultimately they did and it's caught up to them. So i'm sympathetic to allow state in this regard. 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Ben Reiter  Over the Edge with the Houston Astros (Capital Allocators, EP.166)

Capital Allocators

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Ben Reiter Over the Edge with the Houston Astros (Capital Allocators, EP.166)

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A documentary podcast about the scandal that tarnished the houston astros. Join me on the show. Two years ago to discuss astra ball which chronicled the astros rise from cellar dweller two world series champion in the three years after he predicted it would happen on the cover of sports illustrated what happened. After was a shock to his system and his podcast is his post mortem team and on his work. Our conversation discusses what happened benz assessment of the team and his book and his conclusions in the end. Ben found that the astros story is about much more than baseball. It's about power money. Culture and accountability about a modern world where everyone is seeking an edge and about who ultimately benefits from that world. It sure sounds familiar to our world of investing conversation. Peaks your interest. I strongly recommend having listened to his podcast. The edge teddy show is sponsored by connections. 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I strongly suggest you give can to try at Dot com slash test. that's countless with seek. Please enjoy my conversation with ben writer then great to see you. Thanks for having me back. Ted. yeah. I was looking back. In the last time we recorded on the podcast. It was august. The two thousand eighteen astra bald probably just hit the bestseller lists and things were riding high show. Why don't we dive into what happened. Things have changed a little bit since august of two thousand eighteen ted. I would argue that. The astros remain a model organization right an organization that we can learn from but now we can learn a lot of different things besides how to turn the laughing stock of sports into a champion. In a few short years we can learn about some of the pitfalls that sets organizations might encounter along the way for people who haven't followed this story essentially last fall exactly a year ago. The athletic came out with a story revealing that the astros two thousand seventeen championship had been underpinned by cheating by science stealing specifically they had players watching a video feed behind the dugout and cracking the opposing catcher signed. Which are the finger sequences. He uses to tell the pitcher what pitch to throw on any given delivery and transmitting that information to hitters at the plate by the very new school high tech method of banging on a trash can so this obviously undercut in a significant way. All that i written about the astros and undercut the astros story of success and it made me immediately feel a deep responsibility to go back into the story and to get to the bottom of it to understand how this cheating scheme this sign stealing scheme played into this broader story of innovation and embracing of technology and success that i had told so i very quickly dove back into story. I thought i was done with and spent most of twenty twenty making my podcast. The edge to really approach the story from many different angles. As you've heard it you've listened to it. What was your initial response. When first heard about this last fall there are two parts to it. I i was blindsided by this news as somebody had spent so much of my career stretching back even before. I wrote my book. You know. I've been with the story since two thousand fourteen when i was with sports illustrated and went down to houston an embedded with the front office for a while to just look into why. This team was so terrible at the time and if they had any plans to get better so it spent so much time on this story that i was hit by a ton of bricks. This happened right. I was probably more surprised than many people. But also not entirely shocked if that makes sense if you can add those two together because when i started reading about what they had reportedly done and i started thinking about the astros program and the people who ran the organization this was an organization that was entirely devoted to finding an edge in everything that it did in embracing whatever competitive advantages. They could find whether it was in drafting players whether it was in trading for players whether it was in training players whether it was an onfield strategies every single thing they pushed to the extreme sign stealing something. That's been going on in baseball forever. It's not actually illegal to steal signs. It's legal to use technology to steal signs. But the first recorded instance of science stealing was in eighteen. Seventy six so. I started to think. Is this part of the astros program. Do they take this age old baseball tradition and as they did with so many other things weaponize it but in this case did they go too far so that was kind of the framework through which i started thinking about this story right away investigating it. The framing of your podcast. Which i just loved started with this one. Pitcher sort of major league pitcher whose career may have been derailed by that cheating right mike bowl singer. How did you go about coming to frame it that way. Believe it or not. Mike bolsinger was like the first guy i wanted to talk to about this story. It came out that he had been severely impacted by this probably in late january so the moment i read about who he was and what happened to his career. I knew that have to talk to this guy for one big reason and a lot of ways people were looking at this. As almost a victimless crime. Riots like everybody does it. Yeah maybe the dodgers or negatively impacted by it. But you know. It's just part of the game. But mike bolsinger was this borderline columnist quadruple pitcher in baseball terms. Meaning that he's probably too good for aaa probably not gonna have a tough time hanging in the major leagues. He was hanging on by his finger nails and in august of twenty seventeen he runs into the astros and they absolutely him they blow 'em up right. He comes in in the middle of a game. That stores already ahead. He's a pitcher for the blue jays and he gives up like four runs gets worn out. Hit after hit walk after walk goes back to the dugout goes into the clubhouse is sent down to the minor. Leagues never pitches in the major leagues. Again after this right has to go to japan for a couple of years now. He's kind of out there. As a free agent turned out after people studied the exact pattern of the astros sign stealing. He had face them on the night of its peak. Like they'd banged on their trash can more times on that night then against anybody else so this puts a human face on this story and this is not a guy i mean. Maybe they would have been him up anyway right. Maybe he's career was gonna come to an end no matter what but he didn't get the chance to find out fairly so he was a guy knew. I really wanted to start with to put a human face on this crime and to kind of show the emotional stakes the goal on with sometimes almost the slapstick elements of it. When you're talking about trash cans and things like that and as you walk through these interviews what did you find as you went through the ranks of who is involved in the managers the general manager and the ownership the big part of my mission. Ted was to find out or determine. Who's to blame for this. The commissioner's report. Commissioner rob manfred issued a nine page report in of twenty twenty in which he largely pinned the blame on the general manager of the team. Kind of the visionary architect of this whole program whose name is jeff luneau and also the manager. aj hinch. this was the clear. Take away from the commissioner's report. These are the two guys who were suspended for a year. The players even though it was characterizes a player driven scheme there were given immunity in exchange for testifying so they were not punished at all the commissioner in the very first paragraph actually which stuck out like a red thumb to me the very first paragraph of this nine page report completely absolved the owner of the team. Jim crane from any responsibility or accountability. Whatsoever so i really wanted to take my time and go into this and figure out who is to blame and is it really. Just jeff lunar. Aj hinch does it go broader than this within the organization. Does it go broader than this within major league baseball. That was a big motivation of mine to figure out exactly why this happened and who deserves accountability for it and as you dove into this who was willing to talk to you and who wasn't this story it's still very fraught right now even as we're talking and i you know i worked on this podcast or eight or nine months. There's a lot of people who are very motivated not to talk of headed to move on with their careers. I imagine that a lot of them are being gagged for lack of a better word by the powers that be you know. It's obviously major league baseball once. Not talk about this. But i didn't want to allow that. I think it's important to shine sunlight on what's happening in this scandal. And on the power structures that exist in a major industry like major league baseball so hard to get the players to talk the astros players. I did get opposing players to talk about several of them. I did get after a lot of trying. Jeff luneau the general manager of the team to talk. You're not talk to anybody for nine months. After the story broke. I talked him for five and a half hours and what he says is very revealing. Yes so what did jeff say. Jeff is a very intelligent guy obviously. He came to baseball from mckenzie. He was a founder and silicon valley. He'd been baseball for sixteen years at this point but he's still viewed as an outsider in the industry right this very insular industry. And he's very convincing. Ted as you've heard because he listened to the series. He's very convincing about why he did not know this was happening. Is players hiding this from him. They're actually to sign stealing scheme. Going on at once one was happening. The video room one was happening among the players very convincing point by point why he did not know about any of these schemes but one question i ask him one question. I weigh very heavily in the series is should he have known like okay. You don't specifically know what they're doing isn't your responsibility to know to try to know how to ensure the compliance of your organization as far as following the rules. Those are two very different questions and major league baseball as i said did an extensive investigation into this even they can prove that jeff lunar new you know tens of thousands of emails and tax. They interviewed like dozens and dozens of witnesses. Many of whom probably didn't like jeff luna very much they could not prove that he definitively new. They think he did but they're not sure. But that's a different question to me. Almost the more important question is should he have known. As the general manager of the organization. There is this whole question of getting an edge and incentive schemes and what is crossing the line and what isn't and baseball you mentioned. I guess sign stealing was okay but using technology to steal signs wasn't how did this happen on this team where they crossed the line there. Many factors is almost a perfect storm of factors that led to this in the absence of any one. I think probably wouldn't have happened or would not have blown up in the way it did one. Is that sign stealing. Is this age old tradition in baseball in episode. Three kind of take you through the pretty hilarious. Actually history of things that people have tried to. do you know bob feller. The great indians pitcher went to world. War two you interrupted his career for three years to go on a ship in the pacific and he brought back this high powered telescope and he had it installed in centerfield in cleveland stadium and they would still catcher signs using this world. War two go. There's dozens and dozens of examples of this from across the games history. There's the torrent of new video technologies that is flooded into major league baseball clubhouses. Over the last decades there are really pretty lightly regulated. You're talking about high definition video you're talking about replay review systems. This is just like catnip to players especially the savvy players and the league didn't really put many rules on their us. So there is that. There was this specific makeup of the astros clubhouse in which one veteran in particular one coach in particular carlos beltran and alex cora had a lot of influence in there and in most ways that influence was exerted and really positive ways as far as mentoring helping the younger guys get through the season all that but in this way as far as leading them into this science doing thing it was a negative so there is that there is the fact that a lot of people didn't like the astros right. A lot of people wanted to see them taken down for reasons that in many ways we're deserve one of them is that they were a change agent. they were disruptor and their strategies worked and that really piss people off and the fifth is frankly the culture. I don't think you can overlook that this where iconoclasts were exceptional redo things differently. We're the astros. And i think that played into this activity as well and again. The question is where does that come from. Who's to blame for that culture. And i have an answer. That's different or at least more complicated than the one. That's popularly believed. And what's that answer. My answer is that it largely comes from the top. I talk a lot to jeff. Liu known this podcast and understand how some listeners would say that it's sympathetic to luneau. And i'm certainly interested in what he has to say and i believe what he has to say but i'm not absolving him for his role in this by any means but two things can be true. Jeff luneau can be responsible. He certainly takes responsibility on some level and he's served your suspension and he's probably blackballed from the game going forward. He's currently suing the astros for twenty two million dollars because they tore up his contract firing him for cause in relation to this. But i think there's other people as well. And i think that s get into in the very end of the series an organization's culture as we know is largely or significantly set from its top. And i think that the fact that the commissioner who mostly has actually employed by the owners of major league baseball the fact that the commissioner so obviously sought to absolve the owner of the team. Right off the bat for any responsibility on any level. That said something to me. It's almost like the commissioner protest too much on that so i dive into that in the podcast as well. Why do you think the commissioner did that. What are the incentives as the commissioner that would lead him to absolve the head of the organization. When something like this happens there are a few. I think he wants to limit the damage and luna says this pretty extensively you want to say these are the perpetrators and this has happened throughout baseball history right whenever there's a systemic problem one of the things explorers that sign stealing was not at all limited to the astros right. Nobody believes the team doing it. They might have been pushing it farther than anybody else but they weren't alone but if you can hold some public executions you can suggest. Hey we're taking this seriously. Also we've dealt with the problem. So i think that was part of it and also quite frankly a lot of people think of the commissioner as this almost like judge like figure presiding over the game looking out for the good of the sport all else like a steward. That's not what he is. I mean rob manfred even describe until his almost a ceo and the board members slash shareholders. If you will are the owners the owners of the one who hired him the owners of the ones who can fire him. The owners are the ones whose pockets. He's trying to fill increasingly more every year. So it's not an impartial. Judge at somebody who works for the guy or at least you know. This is one of thirty guys. He works for and it would be very very unusual for a commissioner to come down hard on an owner accept a really really really extreme circumstance and this one obviously didn't qualify so then when you take a step down from manfred down to ownership you did walk through the interesting history of the owner of the astros. Yes as we know houston has always been a hub of innovation. Elise start you know starting wildcatters through the space race technology hub now and that was the spirit in which the organization was founded by judge. Roy hof hines in the nineteen sixty is kind of larger than life. Character down there. He was a federal judge. He was the mayor he was a businessman. He was the one who conceived of the astrodome. Which was the first domed stadium in the history of the world. This was his vision. So i love that part of the show. Because i wanted to establish houston as this place where change happens. Change happens in sports. Change happens in all sorts of industries. The one thing the judge could never do though was win right like he had this great stadium. People loved it as exciting. Never wanna world series. That was left to a new innovator who came to town at the of two thousand eleven. Jim crane is the current owner of the astros. He made his fortune in shipping and logistics freight and logistics in the eighties. He started his company with a ten thousand dollar loan from his sister. And now he's a billionaire he's got a conglomerate he's a mogul he's a titan and in two thousand eleven after a pretty long approval process for some complicated reasons he became the owner of the astros. He bought them for about six hundred million dollars. Less than ten years later they're worth estimates between two billion two and a half billion so this is in many ways his greatest investment yet. Right a quadrupling. Your investment in under a decade is probably pretty good by any measure plus. He's been bringing in revenue every single year. I asked someone in the podcast. This is the biggest scandal in some measures in like baseball history or at least in recent decades in baseball you go back to the steroids era. Did this materially affect. Jim crane the owner of the team or the team. In any way he says no. He was fined five million dollars. Five million dollars right. That's the maximum fine then. Owner can receive in baseball. He lost a few draft picks but keeps. His ring keeps his players. Keeps the franchise valuations and the franchise. Valuation is really one of the least understood parts of like a sports owners. Play here because we look at yearly revenues which are cloudy to begin with because owners don't open their books. We know what all the players make. We don't know what the owners make but sports teams like never go down in valuation and people never want to sell them so the entire to that valuation goes to the owner. That's not shared with anybody else. Who helped create a wealth. I players don't get stock or equity in the franchises. They play for so. That's really the long term play here. In some ways year revenue would ever is almost inconsequential thomas secondary to owners. Who are looking at what they're going to get when they sell the asset she. You mentioned that claims approval process wasn't so smooth. Why was that the case. There are several reasons one is that he had tried several times before to buy major league teams and they need other owners approval to buy. It hadn't been pleased with how gone about it. He kind of gone behind people's backs and things like that. There are other issues too. He had the eeoc had a hundred page report some years earlier. Documenting discrimination within his companies hiring practices that were discriminating against minorities. There were discriminating against women. There is a manager at his company. Who had been sent to jail for war profiteering. There were some questionable things in his history. And look i get it. You're running a company of thousands and thousands of employees on something like that. You probably can't conceivably know what they're doing at all times but you also couldn't help but think about that pattern when the astros signed stealing thing happened right it's like yes once again. I'm the guy who benefits the most from this company. I'm the guy who owns it. But i'm also the guy who whenever something goes wrong and say i didn't know about that. I don't have any responsibility. Accountability for that does seem to be a pattern over the last bunch of years. You've had unfettered access to the astros in a way that very few journalists do and you wrote the story. i'm wondering as this played out and you dove back in. How did you think about what you might have missed. Why wouldn't say was unfettered the last several years first of all as want to be clear about what my access was in twenty fourteen. I did have really good almost unprecedented access in my understanding. At least since. Billy bean invited michael lewis into the as for moneyball. This is not something that teams do let. Journalists sit in on meetings talked whatever executives they want so back then it was as they got better and maybe needed like press less. It became tougher and tougher to get inside that already had a lot of relationships and sources and things so is less of an issue as far as the access the actually probably the better way to have access right which is not to have to have the door opened for you so that was really the nature of my access when the suing scheme came to light. Ted i got a lot of messages saying how could you not know about the trash can banging you were there. Some people said you knew about this and you were hiding it. You know things like that people can say whatever they want to understand why people are upset about it. I did not have that kind of access right. I was not in the dugout. I was not in the club house. Not in a position to hear the banging. They did this to one hundred pictures that year. Some of these guys guys. Twenty years of experience most of them didn't hear down the field etc. I did go back through my notes and my recordings spent a lotta time like try to see. If there's any threat. I might have pulled. That would have like unraveled. This sign stealing scheme and there really wasn't what i did think about was had. I missed something about the culture of the team. Or had i perhaps like underplayed a certain ruthlessness to their program to this drive for efficiency and success maybe above all other considerations in some ways to like the financial ization of baseball back in twenty fourteen. I concluded that. I probably had most of my reporting happened before thousand seventeen which is the year which the cheating happened. Now's a big part of my task. And my goal in this podcast was good to go back and look at you know what i think. I didn't see i didn't know to look for. I didn't quite understand all of the implications that this extreme modernizing of this organization might have. And i think when i look back at it now. The sign stealing scheme is a symptom of them. It's obviously not hard to draw a parallel in or world of investing and investment managers and rooting for them as a fan would or maybe in your case for journalists to do well. I'm curious in that period of time as you look back. Are there questions that you think. You could've asked that you might have had an instinct to ask. But didn't that might have pulled the thread to what ultimately ended up in crossing the line. I would think it's less about asking questions and more about framing the framework through. Which i'm looking at this story. There were some people at the time including evan drellich who was a houston chronicle reporter back in two thousand fourteen twenty fifteen beat writer for the astros ended up being one of the two reporters along with ken rosenthal. Who broke the sign stealing story and twenty nineteen. He was probably the biggest critic. The astros were doing turning people into numbers viewing players not as humans but as assets. Maybe he was onto something in some measure. Part of me says look. Baseball's always been a very brutal business right. Baseball's always been a business in which a player could lose his job in an instant. Just like mike bolinger did so. Wouldn't you rather if you were player know that there were like very strong analytical reasons. Here's the evidence why you're being sent down to the minors as opposed to the coach. Didn't like you or something like that the way it used to happen. There's something to be said for that right. And in some respect were all numbers like we all receive compensation or all valued like this valuation approach. To everything in baseball interrogating those a little with a little bit more critical. I at the time as something that i wish i had done. So let's say you look at it from today. What changes in the game. And how do you think differently about. I think very little has changed. I think people are going to be stealing signs in the same way. That's for sure. First of all nobody's gonna do with the astros did second all. The league has belatedly instituted. Some very significant rules like real regulations. About how you can use technology how you can't use technology but in a larger way this is the way the game has gone right. The astros were once at the vanguard as far as the valuation slash efficiency based approach to team building and running the organization. They're not really an outlier anymore. This is how everybody operates were stuck in this time between when we think of baseball as america's pastime like oh owners owned teams because they love ball and they love fresh cut grass. And all of that. That's just not how it is anymore. Baseball's a ten point seven billion dollar industry now as far as we know and now ownership is diversifying and all sorts of ways into cable networks and a lot of teams have property. Real estate plays surrounding the stadium. If you've been to wrigley feel that any time recently. You've certainly seen that in chicago. So this is a really big business. Run with modern cutting edge big business strategies across the sport. And maybe fans don't care ted right like the end of the day. Maybe they just care that they have a winning team on the field. They don't care what the owners doing. they don't care about how equitable the pay structure is or anything like that. But i think it's important that they know about it till you make that decision for themselves you're describing it as a pastime that's become a business driven by money and if you walk through what that means that money gets driven clearly what happened with the astros to the winning teams and so the question is what do you do to win. Well that's another problem with is that the money doesn't always get driven only to the winning teams. Winning is in baseball in particular less incentivized than you would think so. There's plenty of teams out there. Who don't seem to try to win very hard. They'll do anyway because of the revenue sharing structure because of just the fact that team valuations. Continue to go up and up and up. No matter what they do i mean. Look at the miami marlins sold for a couple years ago to the group that included derek. Jeter i forget exactly what was definitely in the mid one billions right for probably the worst franchise always there is so actually. I think it's a problem that winning is as broadly incentivized as you think so. What does that imply for the way the game has changed and in particular i think the most apparent from fan's perspective is the culmination of kind of infield shifts and home runs and strike outs. Which makes the game much less interesting to look at. But then when you compare it to other sports there are these evolved rules. I can basketball. You have the key and they moved back three point line and so at what point in time does major league baseball. Think about changing the rules to make the game better to watch as tyra something very smart on this stuff the other day and he pointed out that basil not the only sport fence currently being driven to be the most efficient perfect version of itself. It so happens that in some of the other sports like that actually results in a better entertainment product arguably right in the nba. It means is more run and gun. it's more threes. it's like a more open game. Same thing in the nfl. Really aided by some rule changes but it's kind of opened up offenses like high scoring is more exciting. The most perfect efficient based version of baseball means. Nothing happens essentially as you say. It's a lot of strikeouts hitters. Sell out to hit home runs. Fielder's shift so that went hitters. Don't hit home runs. They'll be in perfect position to catch the ball. Very little athleticism in a given game. So i don't know if it's just like the specific nature of baseball's rule set that results in this. But it certainly problem that the commissioner is going to have to address probably via rule changes very soon. But we've seen the so many times especially in baseball. There's always this like butterfly effect. They changed a rule. And then all these other things happen. That are probably not as good and not as anticipated so base is very traditional but it's traditional changing. Its rules for a reason because it knows if it changes one thing. All sorts of other negative results could happen. So yeah i do think especially 'cause at the end of the day it's an entertainment product. I do think. We'll see the commissioner trying to make some significant changes. Maybe it's to the strike zone. Maybe it's moving the mound back to get more offense in particular more action on the field sometime soon as you looked at the astros and thought about creating the story of this podcast there are plenty of examples of highly effective organizations. That then crossed the line. And you can think back in the financial world. Michael milkin did that. Some tape bernie. Madoff did that. What did you find in the culture that led the astros to doing that. It's many things just to sum it up. I'll say that the ethical backbone of the organization was not always apparent. Jeff luneau the general manager as we know took the fall and i talked to people and they said i've never ever thought of jeff is a cheater. He would never encourage the breaking of rules. He was kind of by the book. Guide certainly pushed the rules as far as they can go and find all search loopholes but he'd never break the rules but that's different from insisting and instilling a culture of rule following. It's actually quite different. When you think about it is guys would send him emails and there be little mentions on page five of things like this system and the dark arts and luna's defense and granted. These are like two emails. The league found that luna actually turned over to the league out of sixty thousand. And something like this was mentioned. in right. and leonard's defense is everybody knows that. I don't read past the first paragraph of emails. I didn't see these things. And if i had i wouldn't actually know that they were to rule breaking anyway and that could be true. I've talked to people who said i do not personally believe the jeff lunar knew that this was happening rally people within the organization. It's very hard to find somebody who says otherwise. But that doesn't mean that everybody knew we better follow the rules in this organization. Or we're gonna get in trouble just wasn't a priority and i think that was coming down from the top. I think that's coming from jeff. I think that was coming from. Jim crane it was not a priority of the organization. So i think that contributed to it. As i think there's just a general lack of oversight in the organization part of the reason the organization was so successful is hired very very smart people and put them these pretty low level. Pretty low paid jobs. And we're like you know you better produce here or you're out or you're not gonna move up is just a lot of pressure and i've come to learn this how it works. A lot of hedge fund certain hedge funds your year over year performance is all that matters. If you don't hit your number you're gone so these guys were incentivized to probably push the line a lot. Further and further and further every year and one thing i found was very interesting. Is that. there's this structure in baseball called playoff shares. Which had heard a little bit about is essentially like teams are compensated for going further in the playoffs again. Like you get a share of the gate receipts so in twenty seventeen. If you're the astros and you win the world series it was like four hundred and fifty thousand dollar bonus per player which is actually a lot of money. Even for a baseball player. Minimum salary guys would double their salary based on this plowshare but the players are also responsible for voting on who else got a cut of these pleasures which non-players and those could include people like the guys who worked in the video room who were helping the players out all year and these are guys who make fifty thousand dollars a year. Maybe ninety thousand dollars a year if you're a manager so if the players decide to vote you wanted these playoffs shares your salaries going from ninety thousand five hundred and fifty thousand right now. The players decision. So where are your incentives. Gonna lie like you're going to try to keep these players happy and give them any information. They want improve your worth them. Hoping you're going to get this enormous bonus at their whim. When i think about it when i think about like why did people in the organization do this. Why do these video room guys do this. That's frankly the best explanation. I came across follow the money. So you mentioned the hedge fund business and there have been some parallels for sure. The most recent crossover with baseball of course purchase of the mets. And you framed your last episode in and around. Steve cohen. what are your thoughts on that for. Some reason as thinking about steve cohen's story in relation to the story from the very beginning back in february back in march urine before it partially because they use the same terminology. Like this idea of edge. That's what the astros at always say. We're looking for ed looking for bleeding edge. Probably in part because a lot of them came from the financial world or at least the business world. And that's a steve. Cohen was looking for two. But then when you start diving into the way. The organization for structured the way accountability was distributed who face consequences for wrongdoing and who did not face consequences for wrongdoing onto the defensive. I didn't read the emails. Which if you follow the steve cohen story you know that was a big part of his defense at various points. The crossovers were just significant. The resonances were significant. And i thought that it showed how some of the problems that have affected. The finance industry have now crept into baseball from the beginning. Lo and behold the week that this episode comes out like eight months later is the week. That steve cohen does a welcomed celebrated press conference as the new owner of the mets. And somebody. who's gonna people are gonna gonna open up. His pocket books like he does for giacometti sculpture. Or something like that. But i didn't think it was interesting baseball having just gotten through this huge ethical scandal cleaned up the game. We've kicked jeff out for a year. We've kicked the manager out. We really care about ethics and then they turn around and they rush through the approval process. A guy who's had this sort of history on wall street and who by the way is now like the richest owner in baseball by a factor of three and got me thinking about which of those things actually matters more among other things so in the last decade or so. We've had this wave and baseball. We had the whole steroid scandal. Now we have this. Maybe the culture of major league baseball hasn't changed. And so as you look out. What do you think will be the next surprise the next edge. I think there's going to be a lot coming as far as health. Health is a big thing that teams have still not really cracked as far as especially at a key pitchers healthy if you wanna look at it from an asset perspective which. I don't really like doing anymore. And i think journalists should get away from that. How do you maintain this assets value over the course of your investment. So things like that. But frankly if i look ahead i think on a labor front baseball's in for a really rough time coming ahead because i think that players are just seeing things as less and less equitable. You see a season in which the ownership the commissioner really put the screws on the players during the covid seasons far as you know like salaries and how much we're gonna play months of back and forth losing all this money and like two months later. The mets are sold for two and a half billion dollars. If you're a player like wait a minute like this is actually what the industries valued at and yet suppressing salaries. You're firing employees. All replace your crying poor. I think that that might just be fuel on the fire of a labor battle. That's probably been coming for a while. Have been the last time. We close out the podcast. I had asked you finish this great bestseller. What's gonna be next and talked about stories. We certainly didn't expect we'd be talking about this again. So we are you focusing next. I'd just finish this thing last week if you can believe it. I was recording the final episode. The day before it dropped. I tunes apple podcasts. Wherever wherever you're podcasts. But i do think as you found ted. I think there's something about this medium that's really rich and really allows for kind of an emotional storytelling side. Certainly like to look for season. Two of the edge. I don't think it's going to be at the astros. I think this time. I might be done writing about the astros. But exploring these lines between cheating gamesmanship between ethical behavior and unethical behavior. Maybe in sports may be out of it. Those are certainly questions that i think about and really at the end of the day. It's about investigating. How power works in these industries like. That's really what the story is about. Who has the power. How does the power operate who doesn't have the power at the end of the day. That's how i saw the story and just to close out on the end of this story. You now have a bunch of people that have been treated quite differently as you said like clan the owner. Everything's fine luneau zada baseball. Aj hinch just got rehired. Beltran corre how have you thought through consequences. I won't say. Aj hinch is back as a manager of the tigers. Alex cora who was the ringleader along with beltran of this whole thing he was rehired as the manager of the red sox. And i've been wondering why a lot of people asking. Are you surprised by this. Not rice i all. They did pay real penalties for this being suspended for a full season as a significant penalty. No matter what and second of all there were kind of insiders there are ballplayers themselves. They're more part of the firmament of major league baseball there were very well liked their proven winners so yeah. It makes sense that they're back. Jeff luneau i think we'll have a tougher road while especially now that he's doing the astros for twenty two million dollars. That probably doesn't help his chances but he was always somebody who never quite shed his outsider status and a lot of ways. He embraced that he liked being that iconoclastic figure ruffling feathers changing things so i think that he'll have a harder time getting back but again he somebody who is so talented and so visionary and has so much experience in all sorts of fields. I wouldn't think you'd have trouble getting a job of some sort. Sometimes all right. Ben as you look back on this whole experience what have you learned that you wish you knew at the beginning a lot. I wish i don't wanna say ted. That always look twice at things. That seem to be too good to be true but i admit that i along with everybody else might have been a little caught up in this rise as exciting rise. The astros and we predicted on the cover. Sports illustrated in two thousand fourteen. This terrible team's gonna win the world series in twenty seventeen and they actually did and it was fun and what they did was new and it was like intoxicating in some ways and it wasn't all bs right like they did make a lot of really positive innovations in major league baseball and they are model organization that and they helped people to like. They helped a lot of players. Get the best out of themselves. Who might not have anywhere else. They brought a world series to a city that had been thirsting for for fifty six years so there are a lot of positives to this story but just always be more critical and always look under the hood especially when something seems like a fairytale because it usually isn't if you make it this far each week you're probably ready for the closing questions but wait. There's more if you sign up a premium membership. You can access our premium feet which includes an additional set of closing questions each week and removes all the ads from the show including this little pitch to subscribe hop onto the website to sign up. Thanks and let's get on with ben. I have a few new closing questions since you were last on the show so let me rip those off. What's your favorite hobby or activity outside of work and family and probably reading just all day long writing reporting product. Too much of it reading on twitter buddy. No just reading for sure as one of them other than that. I'll do anything to be in or on open water in any capacity so reading and water. I guess and along those lines. What is your favorite book. You've probably heard this one before on the show but it's the powerbroker her by robert caro. It's almost painful to read as a journalist. Because sometimes you'll rena single page of it and you could tell that carol put like months of reporting into that one page and their twelve hundred pages but as a new yorker. You need to read this because you'll never take a walk drive around the city again without thinking about it but also you know. His main concern is power and what he always says. Power doesn't always corrupt but it always reveals and that kind of underpins every story and it's something that i kept in mind every single day as ours reporting and making the edge create one more before return to a couple of for premium members. What's your most important daily habit. This question always makes me think that. I should have a habit as i could probably use one beyond the basics of hygiene and all that i basically been working on this podcast like fifteen hours a day since the summer so i guess my habit was working on the podcast and i'm gonna need a new one now that this is done. Ben thanks so much again. Thanks to anytime. Thanks for listening to this episode. I hope you've found a nugget or two to take away and apply in your besting and your life. If you'd like what you heard. Please tell a friend and maybe even right review on i. Tubes you'll help others discover the show and i thank you for it. Have a good one and see next time.

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An ingenious proposal for scaling up marine protection | Mark Tercek

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An ingenious proposal for scaling up marine protection | Mark Tercek

"Happy world, oceans day. Okay. So you're about to hear something a little different from the nature conservancy. This ambitious idea is part of the day, Shas project. It's Ted's initiative to inspire and fund global change. Learn more at Dacia project dot org. Earth's oceans, they're beautiful inspiring life sustaining. They also as you're probably quite aware more or less screwed in the Seychelles, for example, human activities, and climate change have left Kohl's, bleached of a fishing has caused fish stocks to plummet by diversities imperil. So what can we do? Well some form of protection obviously nature is very resilient. When marine areas of strategically protected entire ecosystems combatants back. However creating marine protected areas is an easy. I you have the issue of figuring out where to protect this overlaps with that international fishing, route intersects with this fish hatchery. 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So what exactly does smart ocean conservation look like how did we get the money, government support, and careful planning, but takes into account both local economies and complex ecosystems? We want to share with you or Dacia Siggia from the nature conservancy it seeks to address all of these things in one fell swoop. They've realized that debt held by Ireland and coastal nations is the very thing that will enable them to achieve conservation goals, TNC's idea is to restructure this debt to generate the funds and political will to protect reef. Mangroves and fisheries. For example, if you refinance your house to take advantage of it, but interest rate, maybe use the savings, insulate your attic. That's what blue bonds for conservation, do for entire coastal countries refinance the debt. Then use the savings to create marine protected areas. Of course, sovereign debt restructuring is more complicated than that. But you get the basic idea if investors put in forty million dollars, now it can unlock as much as one point six billion ocean conservation. And this is how the work gets done step. One negotiate the deal, a coastal nation commits to protect at least thirty percent of its ocean areas in exchange, the nature conservancy brings investors public funders and international development organizations to the table to restructure a portion of the nation's debt hitting to low interest rates and longer repayment. Periods step to create a marine plan symbol tenuously, the nature conservancy works with marine. Scientists government leaders and local stakeholders to create a detailed conservation plan. When that integrates the needs of the ocean with the needs of the people step three activate for longevity, TNC establishes, an independently run conservation trust fund, the savings from the debt. Restructure goes into it to support numerous protected areas, the trust, and hold the government accountable for its commitments ensuring that the blue bonds finance real protection efforts could this plan work? It already has in two thousand sixteen TNC helps create a national conservation plan in the sessions. TNC restructured twenty two million dollars of the government's debt and in exchange. The government agreed to protect thirty percent of its marine areas today. The Seychelles is on track to protect four hundred thousand square kilometers of ocean. That's an area roughly the size of Germany. The Seychelles is protecting its coral reefs is replenishing its fisheries. It's improving its resilience to climate change. At the same time, it's strengthening its economy. This success is making other governments take not many want to be part of this. There's an opportunity to scale this up dramatically, and fast TNC is identified twenty more nations, where such a plan should be possible. But to execute the need seed capital and to put in place local teams who can develop conservation plans work with all the stakeholders and stretch the deals, if they get the support they need over the next five years. They could protect four million square kilometers of ocean. That's ten Germany's this will increase the amount of protected areas and all of the world's oceans by an incredible fifteen percent. It would allow vast tracts of the world's coral reefs to replenish, and give safe harbor to countless species. This would be truly incredible. And it's really just the beginning because they aren't twenty countries in the world with this kind of debt, conversion work, there are almost a hundred with this approach. Everyone wins governments local citizens funders and most importantly, our oceans. So, in fact, we all win. Earth's oceans. 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Effectively Wild Episode 1614: The Most Difficult Free-Agent Contracts Draft

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Effectively Wild Episode 1614: The Most Difficult Free-Agent Contracts Draft

"Everybody on the road. Those tall free tall. Thank god jeff. Hello and welcome to episode sixteen fourteen of effectively wildly baseball podcast but then graphs presented by our patriot supporters undelivered of the wringer joined five. Pnc similar flow high. One of the reasons. I was sorta pessimistic about this. Offseason was the prospect of re-litigating the sign stealing scandal again. But i was not expecting actual litigation which is now what's happening so jeff. Liu now sued the astros on monday morning for breach of contract and he is alleging that he should not have been fired for cause he should have been fired just like most gm's or fired where they're entitled to whatever their contract called for and because he was fired for cause the astros got out of the money that he was owed which he says in. The suit is a lot of money. According to this they signed him to a contract in two thousand eighteen for more than thirty one million dollars plus performance bonuses and unspecified profit sharing interests scheduled to vest from twenty twenty one to twenty twenty five so he saying that this cost him more than twenty two million dollars in guaranteed compensation and additional benefits. He is also saying that the penalties that the astros were alta subject to where the product of a negotiation between manfred and astor's owner. Jim crane that it wasn't that manfred impose these penalties that he sort of went back and forth with cream on. What would be acceptable. Don't know if that's true or not. But i know that. Mlb is probably not pleased with this. So we've seen cora get rehired we've seen hinch get hired by the tigers. Luneau seems to be the one who is out in the cold. And i guess he is just burning all the bridges which may be were already burned and he's just saying well if i'm not going to get my job back or a job back. I'm just gonna sue him for all they're worth and maybe also make a headache for rob manfred which it seems like. He has a grudge against him a lot of money that they gave him. Did you know. Ohio is making that much money. I did not know yeah. I didn't know that gm's probably were like. I knew that friedman had gotten a huge deal and that was sort of seen as the Like the most Kinda prestigious contracting gm. And had i. I didn't realize that. Just like i mean you know not like jeff luna's like you know considered replacement level or anything but i didn't know that just like gm's were making thirty one million dollars now apparently. No i don't know how many years that's for and that was coming off a world series winning season and that includes bonuses and profit sharing. So i don't know exactly how he's getting to that number but it's still a big number. Yeah i kind of did adult like like yes. Friedman had to be recruited. He was swooped in on by a much larger budget team. And so in that kind of shocked everybody at the time even like the the amount that he was given seemed to be like a a new level but luneau is just there on the team presumably. They you know like you just wouldn't i don't know i wouldn't have guessed i would've guessed if i if i guess i would have guessed. Three point. two five million a year for three guaranteed years. That's moving. i would've guessed thirty one million. That's a lot yet is so there's been various claims on each side like whenever it was last month. When did his first interview where he broke. His silence insisted again that he didn't know about the sign stealing scheme and then there was an article in the athletic were unnamed. Mlb sources came back and said that he did or that. There is strong evidence that he did and a lot of this seems to hinge on lake whether he read his email st- fully that like some of the emails had info about this in them at some point and maybe he didn't read the whole thing like it doesn't paint him as a great boss if he didn't know that this was going on i guess their degrees of culpability here and it seems like he was dismissed in part at least for just not making clear what the expectations were or what the new rules were and just not telling the players are the field staff what they could or couldn't do so he's trying to clear his name may be a little bit. He's trying to claw back this money. Which i guess makes sense given how much it apparently is and maybe he's also trying to make manfred in. Mlb look bad and it would not shock me if there are things about mlb investigation that the league would prefer not come to light because it seems like they were eager to get it over with a lot of people. Were not happy with how it was resolved. I think it's understandable. That players were not suspended. But i think a lot of people did not understand that they were not suspended so i don't think. Mlb wants this to come back and and for another offseason to be about the science duke scandal and for who knows what documents to come up during discovery here so i wonder if he's just angling for a settlement here or maybe that's the most likely outcome so that they don't actually have to air all of this. Apparently it's not clear whether this can proceed in quarter whether it would have to be subject to arbitration according to the terms of luna's contract but seems like he's either given up on getting a job in or he's just ready to sort of fire. Whatever ammunition he has here. And i'm sure the league would like to silence him if possible. You think that this rules out the possibility of him getting a different job in baseball. I think it helps and i think he was already the least likely the other two guys hitchin. Cora have already gotten those jobs. It didn't seem like people were lining up to give a job the way that they were winding up for. Hinch cora and it just seems like a lot of people don't like and they like hinch and maybe they like court to and so they were willing to forgive. I just a you keep sort of like framing this as burning the bridge. And yeah i'm to figure out whether you think there actually was no bridge and or whether you think that if there was a bridge that would actually burn anything. I think there might have been bridge to some sort of position. I don't know whether someone would have just given him a gm job on day one. But i think he could have gotten some special assistant job or something and some less public less visible role in than may be worked his way back into a more prominent position. When people's memories faded. I i think that could have happened. This seems to me. Like i don't know bringing this up again. I guess you could say if he's trying to assert his innocence or that he didn't know about the extent of this then he's trying to clear his name he's trying to make himself more palatable but it seems to me that just like going back into the breach year and suing and suing. His former team might make another team. That would consider hiring him less likely to do that. And while this would occasion is going on like you're not going to hire him while this cases preceding probably and. I don't know how long this will take to straighten out. So i think is bridges. Were more burned than the others to begin with but this probably burns whatever was left it at least for now. He could probably just switch into some other industry and and get a job if he wanted to or if he was making this much money then maybe he doesn't need to get a job for awhile he's probably fine. Yeah can you imagine thirty one million dollars. Can you imagine how much money that is I can't imagine working any job long enough to get thirty million dollars like any job. I had any job that i had. If you got me up to. There is a point that i would quit working and that point is probably way less than thirty million dollars in other news. That mlb probably does not want aired. I talked a little bit less time about the justin turner decision and the lack of discipline. There don't know if you have anything to add on that subject but it seems to me that it was kind of curious how. Mlb pivoted almost about faced from almost entirely blaming turner in its first statement to being a little more measured and taking some responsibility on itself for turner's conduct or their. I guess failure to prevent turner from doing what he did in the statement that they released on friday and that might just be because they conducted an investigation and talk to people in. There were some mitigating circumstances but it could also be because he's just kind of want to move on from this too and that if they had tried to suspend turner than maybe some things would have come to light that would have reflected poorly on. Mlb to possibly the decision not to pull him from the game in the second inning when the tests came back which we talked about but also there have been some comments by a couple of dodgers in recent days that really cast into question the whole concept of the bubbles. And i've been talking about it and referring to it as a quasi bubble on the show because it wasn't really an actual nba style bubble. But i think we were told that it was maybe more secure more impermeable than it actually wasn't and that was one of the reasons why i someone said jack. Benny are former epidemiologist. Guest said that maybe it was acceptable for them. Not to pull him from that game because they'd been in this quasi bubble and because they hadn't had a positive test for a while. But max muncie sorta sounded off about this and it was mostly just defending turner or going after. Mlp's what he seemed to think was unfairly targeting turner. Which i don't agree with but muncie did say. Unfortunately somehow he's it in a bubble that was supposed to be controlled by lp yet at the same time there was mlb staff. There were reporters out on the golf course. Walking outside of the security zone doing of the stuff they weren't supposed to do and justin pays the price for it and now they want to put it all on justin. Joe kelley went off at greater length about this and he said it makes sense that someone got the virus. It's secure zone. But it was the first time in my life. I have felt insecure. I was insecure in the security zone. It wasn't called the public. It was called the secure zone for people who don't know what's at a nice hotel a beautiful hotel in las colinas and there is a golf course there and i happened to have a room avila green which is pretty crazy because it's a secure zone but my room i would say is no more than twenty yards from the green. It's still open to the public. So it's a bubble except golfers are hitting golf balls next to my window and then crossing the secure zone tape line. People are yelling at them and the gophers are yelling back saying no. I'm going to get my balls. It wasn't as secure one. Might think because like i said there were still golf course open to the public twenty yards away from us every single day. He said we weren't allowed to play golf. According to the rules. And the tears. But i saw a lot of golf clubs in the hotel. I know for a fact that people staying in the hotel were playing golf. That weren't baseball players. It was media. It was on field talents empires. They were still allowed to play off etc and he also added hotel staff. They come deliver room service. They're supposed to leave it at the door and numerous times they come in the room and deliver your food and these hotel staff members go home every single day to their family and not stay at the hotel. so how is it a secure zone or bubble. We got lucky. I feel like and then he said if we weren't aware as players to try and stay away from getting it and let our guard down. I'm sure it could have been more than just one. So i wasn't in the quasi bubble i can't speak to the conditions there but it sorta seems like if they had tried to come down hard on just the turner and really scapegoat him. You know whether fairly or even more so than he clearly deserved then. The dodgers who seemed to all very much like justin turner and have his back maybe to even greater degree than they should probably would have come out firing and sorted demise the whole quasi bubble enterprise i so i would not be surprised if that was one reason why. Mlb backed off a bit and said you know it's it's our fault too. What a fun league says right now. We just transition seamlessly from gm shaking down the league because they don't wanna spend another offseason on the cheating scandal to the to the league's You know figleaf updated press release speakers. They don't want people looking too closely. Their bubble yes. I don't know. I mean people aren't mad at justin turner forgetting kofoed. They're mad at him for coming back onto the field and then taking off his mask when he was standing next to other. Humans like doesn't really feel like how close the golfers joe kelly's balcony is relevant to whether justin turner. You know like infuriated people with his actions. Once he realized that he was infected with deadly disease. Right yeah. I don't think it makes what turner did less bad but i think maybe. Mlb could come in for criticism if they had tried to say. It's alternates just this rogue player when they didn't maybe acknowledged that he was in conditions where it would have been more prudent to take him out of that game before it even got close to that point so i think the fact that maybe it wasn't as secure as it was presented or or is some assumed could make an be work a little more rash in just letting it even get to the point that he could come out or he could stay in the game for as long as he did. I can't remember if i asked you this. But do you think justin turner had been on second base. When the test result came in they would have pulled off the field. I kinda think kinda think. They would've waited till he got back. In i guess in fairness like his probably not gonna infect anyone when he's standing out on second base but you never know i mean it seems like there is not much or any onfield transmission when they're out in the air and probably not standing next to each other. Maybe the risk is a little lower than when you're off the field but he should have been it just it would have been so visible like the way that they ended up doing it where it was between innings and then like either people notice that he was gone at first or no one quite knew he was gone or with the sequence of events was and then all of a sudden the game was over but had come out in the middle of the game and told him to because he wouldn't he was pulled from the game so there would have been epic. Discussion may be an argument of some sort about it. It would have been very visible. So i think they would have been really pretty desperate to avoid that right. Well we can transition guests from With gatien and ensuing over the science killing scandal and suspensions or on suspensions because of covid to the free agent market is. Is there anything you want to get to before we do our topic today. No all right. Well we are here for our sixth annual free agent contracts draft and as we have counted you completely cleaned my clock last year to such a degree that if you had just broken even you still would have beat me handley because i just i had one of the worst drafts that we've ever done. Probably it was a disaster but the way this has always worked and we'll continue to work is that we will take a list of agents ranked with their contracts estimated. And it'll be trade rumors what we have been using lately and we will try to find places where we disagree with that list and we will take over or under so If someone is projected for a certain amount and we think they will make more than that we will take that player and say over and then whatever the difference being if we're right if they do end up making more than that estimate than that amount is credited to our ledger and say if it's under if we think they're going to underperform the projected contract and if nothing happens or if we're wrong if we guests in the wrong direction than that counts against us right. That's how i ended up in negative territory last year and At the end we just add up all the overs an under and see if we picked in the right direction and last year. I think the last couple of years. We drafted eight players piece. It's eight players a piece. Yeah it does it. Did we say that it has to be four on each side the nobel. No i don't think so okay and it's like you get five million for being right and then you get a right. That was a new wrinkle. less time. Right yeah it was. Yeah yeah so. I guess so. Forget what the details were. But yes i think you get something just to be right at all and then you also get the amount that you're right by added to your total all right and that'll be tracked in it's In the google sheet that john chinyere keeps for us. Which i will link to and this is a tough year to do this. 'cause i don't think anyone really knows what this market is gonna look like but everyone assumes it's going to be bad and so going into like i wasn't even sure if we should do this draft again because if it was just going to be taking the under on everyone and then like you know having some impulse to celebrate getting it right when when you know if it's just players getting underpaid or getting less than they would have been worth in previous offseason so i don't wanna be like taking a victory lap about that all offseason but i think. Mlb trade rumors obviously has factored that into its estimates. And i don't know about you. But i do have some overseas. I'm not going all under so hopefully it won't be too depressing. Yeah i think there are plenty. That i would have overs on normally. There's so many i would have over on normally. Yes that my mind is not gonna be able to adjust enough. So i definitely am still all my first response to every one of these is over and then i have to remind myself why these are so low in the first place right and there has been a guest one somewhat prominent free agent signing one player. Who is on. This list has been signed. Robbie ray went to the blue jays for one year and eight million. Which isn't over because mlb trimmer. Sediment one year six million. So it's possible to go over in this market as a whole is like It's pretty bottom heavy. I guess or pretty evenly distributed like the top of the market. There a few murky guys. Obviously mookie betts could have been on this market but signed the expansion so there's not as much top tier talent as last year. Let's say but. I think there's more depth but you know i think even more players will be added to the free agent list as the players. Get non tendered. Sometime soon probably. I don't know how frustrations going to work the year. That's a whole mess. Kaz arbitrations based on comps. And you know what players got paid before and this year there is a short season. So you can't compare counting stats. So there isn't really seemed to be of a method that everyone has agreed on for. How arbitrations gonna work this year. So that's just going to be a a bit of a mess to anyway. We'll see but let's get to the draft. I guess just curious like Is it your hunch that collectively i guess collectively do you think that. Mlb trade rumors looks. I don't know i'm asking you to maybe give away too much. But are you in a state where you feel like contracts are in free fall this year or that. They're still resilience because the most the best evidence we have for resilience probable is that mookie. Betts got his extension and that was a huge commitment by a major league team that there will be baseball and fans that they will keep selling tickets in the somewhat near future and that was not a small investment. Right i mean they put almost half a billion dollars behind the idea. That baseball is coming back in some way. And that's the biggest investment that any team is is going make or put behind a prediction on the future baseball like trevor. Bauer will get paid plenty. But no one's gonna no one's going to be asked to put four hundred million dollars behind their belief on the future baseball the way that the dodgers did put four hundred million dollars behind it and then on the other hand i feel like the brad hand day was the day everybody went. Oh my gosh. Like it's an earthquake because brad hand so correct me if i get any of this wrong I haven't been following it that closely. But brad hand cleveland's closer was had ten million dollar club option with a one million dollar buyout on and Cleveland waived him in the hopes that someone would basically take him so that they wouldn't have to pay the one million dollar buyout so they had already decided that he was not worth nine million dollars for a one year deal and then they hoped that someone would claim him so that they wouldn't have to pay the million dollars and nobody did which suggests that nobody else thought that he has worth a ten million dollar one year. Deal and brad hand just to be clear is an elite. I mean he's like a top five for lever in baseball. Probably right now. He has been for five years. He's been the top of the league's relievers. He would have been and all star for the fourth consecutive year. This year he had a one point three seven fifth this year. He's as good as they come and he's thirty and we know that closers were as good as they come. Generally speaking if they're not super bowl are looking at somewhere between three and five years and somewhere between probably fifty and ninety million dollars and so probably in a normal world with brad. Hand a free agent. we would be talking about. I don't know four years. Sixty eight maybe for him. Maybe and instead he cleared waivers. Nobody would take maybe the well. Do we know for sure that nobody wanted him. At one year and ten million. Maybe they knew that they wouldn't be able to make it. Put a trade together. I don't know what do you make of that. Yes it seems like no one really wanted him and now he's a tree agent. I guess like maybe he'll end up. Getting something similar to was his was four but probably not much more than that. I guess one would have to assume so. It is sometimes misleading. When players clear waivers were talked about this in the past but sometimes players clear waivers. Not because nobody wanted them. You know it wants to pay him what he was owed on his contract but because they knew that it wasn't just going to be about putting in a waiver claim but they were going to have to put together a trade with the team that waved them. Anyway i don't know if that's a factor here at all and clearly. Cleveland wanted to be rid of that entirely and so anyway the point is brad hand one year. Ten million dollars is like outrageously low. Four recent standards of elite closers. Yeah i mean. He was some philosophy. I could see whether there may be some nitpicks that you could make but that was pretty concerning yet and when it was just cleveland not exercising the option. Then you think wallets cleveland. They're super cheap. They're trying to trade francisco indoor like they haven't really invested in that team but when it's everyone who has a crack at him and doesn't take him. Yeah that's that's worrisome. So i don't really know what to expect. It seems like a lot of teams could maybe have different evaluations of. What's the likelihood that we're going to get a full season in next year. And that fans will be in the stands. You know there's some good news about vaccines as a reason to be optimistic. I don't know different. Teams suffered to varying degrees this year because of the lack of attendance. So there's just so much uncertainty. It seems like everyone is pretty united that it's going to be bad so we'll see how bad all right so i don't know who's who's starting here you one last year. I guess that gives you the right to choose that. Have we do this i. I don't know how we do this. Random number generator pick a number between one and two and i've generated and you pick a number. I say one or two two it was one r. Okay i go. I all right i will take. Let's see. I'm trying to remember how i even play this game last year. I i remember. I took garrett cole with the first pick thinking that probably it would all be won or lost because his contract would be so much bigger than everybody else's that there was a pretty good chance that the prediction would be off by a lot by like sixty million dollars in one direction or the other. Like if i picked andrew simmons at twelve million for instance. Well maybe he'll get two years in and twenty million or maybe he'll get one year and ten and i can try to guess which one but there's there's a very limited upside there but i figured you know when's garrett cole predicted to make three hundred million you're probably going to get like a pretty big margin there and you can rack up points anyway. I did that and it worked so this year. There isn't a three hundred three hundred million dollar player here. I'm going to go with. I'm gonna just i'll try this. I'm gonna take the under on trevor. Bauer that's going to be my first pick. Two hours predicted four years in one hundred and twenty million dollars. of course bauer has Has in the past suggested that he would be interested in short term deals for as much as possible so that he could maximize his year to year salary kind of basically betting on himself that he he saw an inefficiency in the way that players took longer deals that cost them year to year and so if he thought to do that any way he might not take a four year deal at one hundred twenty eight million dollars as this prediction goes but furthermore this if there was a year that you would not wanna lock in a lower average annual value it would be the year when teams are all panicking about covid. So i'm to just guess that trevor bauer will go out there. Be willing to take a two hundred and forty million dollar deal if it shows up but that he will also be willing to take a one year thirty six million dollar deal. If if that's all there you know if that's what he's looking at yet. I was going to do the same thing and with any other year with any other personality. I guess you would project more than this probably or or at least this much you would not take the under for one. Twenty eight coming off the season that he had of course. It was only a two months season but still you see the leading candidate to win the cy young award. He's certainly one of the things is yes i that's true but he might actually be you know at. We're still be a second or third or something and coming off that sorta season normally. You're looking to cash in on like this. You know would be great timing for him in most years but it is this year so i don't know it would go against like the history of free agency. Basically to say we'll take one year deal after having like the best possible platform year but because it's power because he has said that thing about one your contracts going year to year and his agent said something fairly recently saying that despite his comments about only taking one year deals like they're open to any of deal which you would expect like. Why limit yourself if someone wants to make an exorbitant offer. But there's some possibility that he would actually do that or take short tim europe just because of the market as you said and i don't know like maybe teams will Wanna see what happens if there is some kind of crackdown on foreign substances as has been in the news again lately and he had that huge spinner expect. Maybe they would want to wait and see what happens. So yeah i could see it Being fewer and less money. So i think that's a good pick and there aren't really a lot of other places to go for like a a huge strike here for one of us because there are only what three contracts on this list that are projected for one hundred million or more. And i don't know to me at least the next two. Don't look wildly out aligned. Ernie thing so. I don't know that there is a place where i could stand to make as much as you could potentially make with the under on bauer. I guess i will take the under unst. Roman at foreign sixty eight. And i don't feel great about that but i think the fact that he missed the entire year because He had a calf injury and then he opted out. And so there's some uncertainty there. He also has a qualifying offer attached and as we speak. He has not actually rejected that. Yeah no that's a good. That's a good strategy. Always anybody who who's like a potentially on the fence about equality offer. I think you're only good pick last year turned out. She jose abreu right taking the offer even though it was less than the average annual or more than the average annual value of what you. I can't remember anyway. Yeah that he ended up signing the extension mmediately signed me extension. That would have made you the but yes because there. Yeah yes so sturm. And i think he probably will reject it. But i don't know he's he's on the border wind he has to think about it like clearly he is thinking about it because he is not yet rejected it as we record on monday afternoon so some potential that he just accepts it in which case this works out for me and even if he doesn't accept it then he does have the qualifying offer attached. So there's some free compensation there and he missed the the whole season. So there's some question marks about how he will be in two thousand twenty one so you know and even if he doesn't wanna take the qualifying offer he could. I suppose still take a one year deal for a little bit more than the qualifying offer just to demonstrate that he's still healthy and good and then in better off season go for the picker long-term deal so stroman. Yeah yeah he. Yeah yeah all right. Good good good. Pick especially with the qualifying offer. I'm gonna take over here. I feel like. I do want to have some overs and i guess i'll take the over on. Marcello is predicted here at four years and seventy two million dollars. And you know i mean. He came within thirteen points of winning the triple crown. He's is he thirty at he. He's not thirty yet. He will be by Wednesday but he's not right now he's still twenty nine. Which makes them young for a free agent feel like in a normal year. We'd be talking about maybe five and one twenty five for him. It's just impossible to know what any of this is going to do. But let's just say that in a normal year. I would expect a lot more than eighteen million dollars average annual value but even in this year for years might be a little light. I could see him getting getting five Especially coming off that year with his age and with the hope i think of a universal the h. around league in the somewhat near future and also you wonder whether maybe the bargain that teams and players make this year is that the salaries are going to be a little lower because of the uncertainty of twenty twenty one but the length might be a little longer like that might be the bargain like teams might be willing to give a little on length as a as a salve to players that are really frustrated that they are not giving on on dollars. Yeah the thing about him. That gives me some pause because he just. He had an incredible offensive here but he had to settle for a one year deal last offseason. Or at least that's how it was often described that he had to settle for one. And so whatever concerns teams had about him then maybe not entirely allayed by a really great couple months and i think the defense like he won a gold glove a few years ago. No one thinks of a musical governor now and the defensive metrics are somewhat split on him but the statcast based outs above average had him. I think as one of the worst outfielders again this year and in limited time because he d h -t most of his games. So that i guess tells you what the brave's thought about him. So i guess actually. He played such a limited amount in the outfield that he wasn't actually listed as one of the worst but he was still in negative territory according to stack. So oh that. But i think there were questions answered on offense because he was one of these guys who had great statcast metrics and hit the ball really hard but also hit grounders and no one was really sure if like the expected stats for him. Were actually what you should expect. And this year he did great and he hit more balls in the air. He was fantastic so right handed bat not too old. Yeah in a normal year. You would probably expect more than this before the season. I said something along the lines that it would be very hard for me to to have that. Sixty games was not enough for me to really dramatically reassess. A player especially a veteran player. No matter what happened. Good or bad. And that i felt like there were very few players. Who's who who's public. Perception was going to change very much based on what happened in twenty twenty like if it was a bad year. We'd say i'll. It was a short sample and a weird year and it was a really good year. We'd say well. It was a short sample and so there might be some adjustments made to what we think of player but for the most part i thought that whatever we thought of them coming into twenty twenty we would still think of them going out at twenty twenty and i was. I mean. I think i was wrong about that for myself personally. There are lots of players that i think a lot differently about now than i did three months ago. You mentioned that teams might think that the same problems that they had with those oona coming into the year they might feel like he didn't answer them because it was only sixty games. Do you feel like there are a lot of players whose career trajectories or public perceptions have changed dramatically based on those two months. I think so. I think probably more in the positive direction. It seems like if you had a really great year maybe people are more inclined to believe that whereas if you had a lousy year than people will just write it off as so it's weird. It's small sample. it's twenty twenty which doesn't really make sense. I don't think unless you think it's more likely for like certain players to be disproportionately affected by the stress. And the lack of fans in the stands. You know the psychological aspects of things but that's kind of my senses hit like people are just more willing to write off a bad year and treat a good year as actually indicative of improvement All right i think i will take an over as well. I'm gonna take gonna take marcus semi-in over he is at one year. Fourteen million on the mlb trade rumors list here. And i think that on the one hand he had a a really lousy year heading into this. But it's what we were just saying he had you know a bad two months and i think he is sort of viewed as maybe kind of like a one year wonder because he had such a great twenty nineteen and he was third place in. Mvp voting but it wasn't really a one year thing because he was really good in two thousand eighteen to at least on defense. according to the metrics he's become a better defender overtime. And maybe not so much in twenty twenty but again you know two months of defensive stats who knows so. He's been like just like slightly below average hitter like every year of his career basically except for twenty nineteen and so yes. That's probably not who he is but he too is fairly young he just turned thirty in december. And if you believe the defensive stats he's been you know either an above average player or an average player or a superstar over the past of four years. Or so he's he's been pretty consistently good and he's young enough and he did not get a qualifying offer which make you say. Well that means as didn't think he had much of a market that They didn't have to give him a qualifying offer. Because you know. I guess like he have taken it and they don't wanna be on the hook for that but you could also say well. He's free of that Draft pick encumbrance. So maybe someone will pay more for him. So i would just think that on a one year deal he could get more and that he someone who if he wanted a multi year deal it would probably be out there for. What is the qualifying. Offer this year. what was it eighteen point nine. That's what it was last year so it didn't change. I don't remember okay. It feels like the the way that the qualifying offer is determined based on the previous year salaries has created a a well. This year is going to be really weird. Next year is going to be really weird right because if you just assume that salaries are going to be it was. It was seventeen point eight last year. Okay so have you assume that if you assume which maybe this isn't true and maybe teams aren't assuming this but we're kind of thinking that based on brad hand if you assume that salaries are actually going to drop for free agents this year than the qualifying offer becomes disproportionately daunting for a team. That is affecting everybody else to to To make less and then next year if get back to normal and the qualifying offer is based on this year's salaries than it's going to be too low next year qualifying offers not surprisingly not making sense considering that the whole concept behind it doesn't make any sense. I'm gonna take the over on. Dj lemay okay. Dj lemay projected project not projected predicted to get four years in sixty eight million dollars. I am really. My brain is having a hard time. Squaring a couple of things here. I keep thinking that That the right answer is the undrawn everything because the world is falling apart. And then i'm looking at these numbers and thinking. Well he's better than that. Yeah i'm just thinking like ben zobrist. Few years ago made for years and i think fifty six as a free agent and benz was four years older than the mayhew is and coming off of you know a couple of years where he had been like three win player. They dj lemay. You just led the league in oprah's plus and on base percentage and is basically going to have a second consecutive top five. Mvp finish and is only thirty one. It just seems like again. I'm not doing a very good job. Balancing what. I know about the world with how i react when i see these numbers but he was like total superstar for two years like i mean one of the five in baseball for two years. And he's not that old and he plays a handful of positions and everybody says when's the last time you heard somebody say something bad about detailee meeting people talking about dj mayhew like he's not they people compliment him as though he's not good. You know like he gets all the compliments that you give a role player. Meanwhile he's putting up. Mvp numbers yeah. No he's great. Defense hits all fields. Just seems like maybe he would aids. Wealth has been good in colorado has been good outside of colorado. There's nothing really bad that you can say about detail hugh so yes. I think that's a pretty decent pick. All right i think i will take the overrun charlie morton and this is like a limited upside. Pick clearly but charlie morton is predicted to to get one year and eight million. And i i know that the has declined his fifteen million dollar option so he's probably not going to get fifteen and certainly not from the rays at least now. He's on the open market. It just feels like it's not really an open market with morton. Because he's talked about retiring. He lives near tampa bay. It's possible that he will only want to play for tampa bay. And i would think that yeah maybe tampa bay decline the fifteen million dollar and thought. Well we'll give him less than that but wills will still resign him. And i would think that that would take more than eight a again. Like i'm just kind of angling for the five million dollar bonus and maybe a few million here unless someone else comes along and gives them a multi year offer something which like he totally deserves somehow. Yes. he's still a really good pitcher so it's possible that someone will come along and offer him enough that he says okay. I'm willing actually to live somewhere other than tampa bay if it's just a one. T market in that team is tampa bay than clearly not going to get much over eight million but like how can you justify giving him a pay cut or not giving him more than eight million based on how well he is pitched so i just think like if he signs anywhere and doesn't retire it's got up on the the upward direction of eight. Yeah i remember when we used to play. What would you pay richhill. Yes charlie morton is the same age. That rich hill was when he hit free agency. And i i think i would. I would happily sign charlie morton to any contract that i would have signed richhill to at at that point and mean i think if i were making a an offer to charlie morton right now. It would probably be three years and sixty three million dollars. Yeah right if it were a normal year in a normal free agent. P totally deserve something like that. Yeah yeah so all right. So that's yeah. I just assume that more more and can retire but he might if he does. I guess it doesn't hurt me but doesn't it to you. If he retires. Do i get a negative for. He signed for nothing. I don't know it's tricky. Because like what if what if what. Trevor bauer retires like. Would i get nothing. That wouldn't seem to make. Well i hope but that wouldn't make any sense because it seems to be like the spirit of this game trying to mark. Yeah but the going rate does that mean you have to take does. Do you get credit than for the highest offer. That was out there. The highest confirmed offer if he turns down. Eighteen million from the yankees. The that now because you can never totally trust those reports. I don't think so okay so we're calling it retires. They won't be because no one wanted to pay him anything i think so. I don't know we'll yes. We can leave that up to the judge. But i have a stake in this now but i think that's in the spirit of what we're doing all right. I'm going to take the under. I'll take the under on. I'm gonna take the under on didi gregorius yet. I had that on my board. It's three years and thirty nine million dollars and you know he. He didn't have a very. He did not have a robust market for his services after last year. And that was partly because this. I think that he saw this year's a chance to play the proverbial billow contract season. And it wasn't a bad you're on the surface but the eggs velocities on his batted balls. Were really kinda troublingly low. And so i think that this might be a situation where his raw stats if he had had a one twenty. Ps plus one hundred and fifty games than it'd be easy to say. Well that's that's how that's how he does it. He has low exit velocities in one twenty. Opiates plus in sixty games. It's a lot easier to fluke into that sort of thing and the exit velocity is is probably you know is not a fluke. I mean he might recover from. It might be something that he improves on. But we know that that reflects how hard he actually hit the ball. We don't know that he was really particularly good hitter. He could just kind of hit into some good luck season so combination of age trajectory coming into the season and like i said the exit velocity makes me suspect that he could have a hard time talking people into three years. Yeah no qualifying offer. And i could see him getting multi year deal but three at that rates it. It seems like i mean he did he got one and fourteen for twenty twenty and then he made good so well. That's the what that's the question is like a lot of this because even if you have right he got one and fourteen and now this prediction is three and thirty nine to three at thirteen. And if if it were not for the pandemic than than you would say well did he make good is is his is does. He seem better now than he did. One year ago will. He seemed better now than he did one year ago. And i don't think that he did. I like i don't. It's not clear to me that he lay. I sort of feel about him. Like i did last year. In fact i might feel slightly worse. Just because of the tr- like i mean in two thousand eighteen. He he was electric like he was at that point he really looked like a star. Now he doesn't he doesn't look like a star to me anymore that it's a it's all a little slower to little softer and so i don't think that it's necessarily that. He made good. And then you just add onto that. The fact that who knows there's that chaotic unpredictability about the market. Yeah and there are a lot of shortstops available. Not only this off season but next offseason. J. jeffey just wrote about this kind of a glut and of course if they're out of free agent shortstops or shortstops available on the trademark market. Then that means there may also be a lot of teams in need of shortstops. So it's not like the market will be flooded in. There won't be any demand but still there are a lot like we've talked about semi-in and then they're simmons and then there's gregorious and there others international players lynn door etc so it's it's not like he stands out on this market aright. I will take the over on. Alex kalemie at one year and six million way down the list. Alex komi and again it's a reliever and the the market being what it is and bread hand being valued apparently the way that he is. Maybe there's a limited ceiling here. But alex colome may is a closer coming off a season when he had a point. Eight one year. A and not a fluke. I mean the the point eight. One era was a fluke. But he's been a very good reliever for several seasons. Now he's been very durable for a reliever hasn't really been hurt and i just don't see why he would not easily exceed this like i. I see that there's some concerns like he. He did not strike out a lot of batteries. that is for sure he had a thirteen point. Three percent strikeout rate infect. His strikeout walk percentages. Were exactly the same so that is quite concerning of course but he also gets grounders. He has had years when he missed bats. And not that teams are like paying for closers anymore. Or paying for an ira but Even his you know peripherals were pretty good. And he's just been solid for so long and uninjured for so long that it seems to me that he would be a pretty safe bet for some team. That's looking at least for a setup guy for a couple years let's say so. I think he could do better than that. I'm gonna take the over on. jackie bradley. Jr. this prediction is two years and sixteen million dollars and legislatures go back to de gregori. Let's just assume that. Actually the three and thirty nine for says just right which i have no reason. I'm just. I'm just guessing here. I have no reason to think that it's not so three years and thirty nine for dd. Gregorios plays a premium position. Coming off a a one twenty plus you know a poor year before that but a previous good years with with good offense so that all basically describes jackie bradley jr. to a lot of ways he's the same age gregorious by the way as well so bradley. Jr. one twenty oh. Ps plus last year. He was like i think he was. Maybe top ten in the american league in war because his defenses always fantastic and it was presumed to be by these metrics that struggle with short samples but presumed to good again last year. That makes perfect sense bradley. Jr. you can just admire his defense with your own. Bear is And i'm like gregorious. The good offense came with a somewhat worrisome. Exit velocity bradley. Juniors average exit velocity was six miles an hour higher than gregorian which is a huge huge. Obviously a huge tier above. So i mean he's he seems like like in a normal year again. I think in a normal year. Think you'd be looking at you. Might you might find four years and fifty million dollars. And i'm not ruling out that this could turn out to be a somewhat normal year. Okay all right with my next pick. I'm going to take james paxton over at one year and ten million dollars and there's so much uncertainty around everyone there's more uncertainty around paxton than most. But i just think he has been effective for quite some time. He just turned thirty two. You can't really expect much more out of him than i don't know of one hundred thirty innings or something at this point like he's topped out at one sixty in his career and he's coming off. A another injury plagued deer when you know when he was healthy in pitching he was still missing bats. His preference were still pretty impressive but he did lose a lot of it just seems like that was maybe because he had a back injury and he was perhaps coming back a little too soon from that so this is entirely dependent on him getting a clean bill of health and with paxton. I don't know how clean bill of health can be at this point like you're just gonna pencil in some amount of miss time here but if he's more or less healthy given his track record of pitching well when he is available i think he could either get more on a one year deal or maybe some team has some sort of like incentive laid in multi year. Deal for him to rebuild his value. Just seems a little light for me but again who knows. I am still trying to figure out the eight million dollars for charlie morton all right. I'm gonna take the over on brad hand. Oh bring it back. The world is weird and uncertain. And we don't know how many stadiums are going to be open next year and we don't know for sure how long season is going to be an all of that. However i think that i think that probably the number of teams trying to win should be about normal i think for the most part teams still wanna. I think that you're gonna have roughly the same amount of teams stink. Now's a good time to make our baseball club. Better and brad hand is like he would make any baseball club. Much better it just clears day. All teams need more relievers. All teams need the teams that have good relievers. They even want good relievers more because they can see themselves in the postseason and they wanna have a deep bullpen of crete relievers. I think that brad hand is going to have like i. I know that. I know that he just pass through waivers but i think there are going to be twenty two teams that call brad hands agent and so out of that. I think that things will shake out and he will end up getting if not. Maybe i don't know maybe the numbers are weird again going back to what i said earlier. Maybe the numbers get really weird this year on average annual value. But i think brad hand ends up with maybe a four year deal. I think some team gives him for years and so instead of two years and fourteen. I think he ends up getting like Four years and thirty six yeah. That's what he's getting four years and thirty six. that'd be quite a twist all right. Well okay think about it. Let's say you're a team that can get brad hand for one year in ten million dollars. Do you want that when you could get him for four years and thirty six. I mean this is the this is one of those cases where the one year deal actually doesn't have that much as much upside for you like. He's a total bargain for all of those years. He's not he's not he's not bad and i don't know maybe he's maybe he is. Maybe the velocity dip makes him risky in. That's what everybody is reacting to. So maybe they're all laughing crazy sam right now but for years thirty six million brad hand. Okay i think i will take the under on jaco torrisi and last year i was pretty bullish. Otc and in fact. You drafted him in. You took the under on him and that was a big score for you because he took the qualifying offer last year and it looked like he made a big mistake by doing that. Because lots of pitchers who were not really better than jaco. Teresi got more money than he did it. It seemed like he had maybe misjudged the market. Because we were coming off a couple cold winters and spending was back last year at at least for good players and or really was one of the few who did not cash in in that market and now things might work out poorly for him again because now he sitting free agency with no qualifying offer but having missed most of the season with injuries and having pitched pretty poorly when he was available he made four starts with a six five nine. Yara an intercostal. Strain in blister issue. And i don't know like last year at this time. I think he looked really good. Coming off the twenty nineteen season. He had great peripherals. Now it looks like maybe a little bit of an outlier or you. You just can't really be confident in him. The way that you can't really be confident in strowman. And so i think maybe he either goes for a one year deal and tries to reestablish himself and make more next year or maybe just a a two year deal or you know goes for the security over the dollars or something but seems to me like this might be a little rich shirt or at least more than he'll get although not necessarily a bad deal because if he comes back and he's healthy and he pitches like he did in twenty nineteen that would be a steel Yeah i'm still looking for. How are kirby. Yates and greg holland. The same amount here. It's a good question all right. Wow john lester five million. I should have read to the bottom of this. I will wow. There's some famous people at the bottom of this list. Getting one year deals bird. Like four million bugs chris archer. Wow yeah four million. All right i will take carlos santana the money over the over. You took him and the guy giving you room to maybe gas okay. I mean i think that the if you're talking about how a sixty game season can really mislead people on statistical side the the two main ways you're going to have some crazy wars because the difference between like plus three and plus seven defense in sixty games is is absolutely margin of air territory and yet changes you from being like eighteenth in the league in warren like eighty fourth. And so there's going to be that and then you're gonna have batting averages and there were a lot of really good hitters who hit twenty this year and part of that. Is that the game. You know it's a low batting average environment. But i think that like batting average fluctuates. A lot and it fluctuates in sixty games. A lot and so you look at somebody like carlos santana who over the last five years has been not not at the very top level of hitters but consistent and one of the probably i know thirty or forty best hitters in baseball throughout that time and then the batting average plummets to one ninety nine. It drags a lot down with it. But he led the league in walks. He still to me. Looks like a very good hitter. Very strong hitter very controlled hitter. And he's a little old and it is true that a one year deal might be all that a early old age slash first baseman is looking at right now but i think that carlos santana said who i picked. I think he's i think he's got a little bit more than that in. And we're what is this the seventh round. yes hand in the seventh round. I'm looking for places where i might get a half million dollar win All right i think i will take the over on android ten simmons at one year. Twelve million. And gosh. I i just think of him as such a good player that that just seems low to me. Maybe i'm overrating him but this year he was. You know basically a league average hitter which is more or less where he usually ends up. And i guess it's concerning that for once. His defense was not off the charts. Great and in fact was in negative territory according to some metrics. Now it's a small sample. of course. He had an ankle issue which may have hampered him and the ended up opting out like in the last week of the season. Which you know. I don't know what to make of that. I don't know if it's just that he figured the angels were out of it and he'd get a head start on his offseason or whether he was having a difficult time with this year for whatever reason and once it became pretty clear that the intels were out of it he decided to to stop cutting out so you know that makes me think that maybe he was just not very happy. The the season for whatever reason you know if he didn't finish it out then maybe there was some difficulty. Maybe he found the circumstances to be trying in some way that could account for diminished performance. It's not like he was bad and he's only thirty one and he has been probably the best defender in baseball over the past several seasons and i don't know we talked about how many shortstop sir available but boy entin simmons. You wouldn't want that guy for multiple years. I i think. I still would or for more than twelve for one year so i will guess that someone gives them that you could be right. I remember having a conversation wondering whether you would get even that much so not convinced. I'm i'm looking to see what i'm looking for a second source on defense because if you just look at the trend on his defense i mean it starts for years ago. He was the greatest the greatest shortstop that there ever was and then his defensive runs saved halved in twenty eighteen have again in two thousand nineteen and then dropped basically to two zero last year and so so there is a line. There is the direction that it's that it's going but you know trajectories like that are often often misleading. And usually the answer is actually backup in the middle somewhere. But you know. He had zero barrels last year. I i i don't i'm not a i'm not a generally a barrel aficionado. Just trying to figure out how you even do that. How how do you. How do you manage to have zero barrels. It's not like he didn't hear ya. He had he had find numbers. His exit velocity was fine. Launching was normal and yet somehow he did not get that elusive barrel. Yeah it is odd. All right last one i will take. Wow the cubs paid john. Lester ten million dollars already is out. Because he had a twenty five million dollar option he could be. I should get if i take him for the over. I should get the ten million. I'll take john lester as an over one year. Five million dollars. I mean i don't know right. He's his name brand waste. Executive is a proven winner. Exactly if you need to I feel like if you're a gm and you want to demonstrate to your fans you had a big offseason made a bunch of splashes you do need to get a legit splash. You need to get someone like a power and it helps if you have to legit splashes but then once you have two big legit signings and if you then fill it out with a bunch of famous thirty seven year olds it. It looks better and better to the season ticket buyers so like you make the too good deals like you go get i think The ideal offseason this year for a team. That's demonstrating its commitment is that you get like bauer lemay. You and then you get like john. Lester and mike minor league. No cole hamels cole. Hamels is a good one mark. Lanson i mean. Lcs closer mark ryan anderson. You get him and it just looks like you filled out your twenty twenty two promotional calendar. Already okay my last pick. I i will take urpi gates. You mentioned him earlier at one year and five million i'll take the over on that like Two thousand eighteen twenty nineteen curb gates was like one of the very best relievers in baseball and Had some injuries this year. But i could see teams going for more than this on one year. Deal or trying for a multi year deal. Where maybe they get more value in the second year so yeah curb. Eight and I had a bunch of guys who were just kind of like in that territory. Who i wrote down but didn't feel any better about than the ones i picked like. I considered taking marc bolan. 'cause you know one year four million for a name reliever like him who has been good. You know not like elite but pretty dependably solid for several years. Now thought about him. Thought about travel may be at two in fourteen thought about cesar hernandez over at one in six thought about cole hamels over at one and five as he mentioned and i did think about the overrun justin turner at two twenty four. Just you know. Leadership etcetera side from post world series lack of leadership and i wondered nelson cruz over at one and sixteen. Yeah we we did a whole episode on him. In september fifteen eighty eight and he's been socred and seems likely that there will be universal the h although that's not official yet and he is said to be seeking a two year deal and as you have documented. You don't always get what you seek. But it seems like given how great he has been and with the market that he might have that he might very well get a two year deal from someone so clear sixteen easily but i didn't take I thought about the over on every person all right. Well we did it. I have no idea who had the better draft or whether either of us did better than a mobile drusu knows anything this offseason but we tried. It's a tradition. Well after salmon. i recorded. We got some news out of maricopa county not election news this time. It was tony larussa. News jeff passan and others at espn reported that larussa was arrested in february on suspicion of driving under the influence and he was charged with the i on october twenty eighth which is one day before the white sox team. The white sox reportedly knew about the arrest at the time so this was not a surprise to them. And a white sox official told bob nightingale that larussa will neither lose his job nor face any disciplined from the team. Because of this so add it to the list of reasons why this was such an odd hiring. I think when meghan. I talked about lewis's hiring we didn't even get to the dui that he had been charged with in two thousand seven. I was aware of it but there were so many other reasons why the hiring was strange and the process behind the hiring with strange that a thirteen year old you. I didn't even come up as far as we knew it was a one time thing. Now we know it was at least a two time thing so maybe we'll talk about this more next time as more news services that when he pleaded guilty to the two thousand seven charge larussa said i accept full responsibility for my conduct and assure everyone that i have learned a very valuable lesson and that this will never occur again. Well it seems to have occurred again. And there's really no justification for that that will do it for today. Thanks as always for listening. You can't support the podcast on patriotic by going to patriot dot com slash effectively. Wild appalling five listeners have already signed up and pledge some snowmobile out to help keep podcast going and get themselves access to some perks. Michael birtles polander. Michael mandelbaum chris. 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43. You've Stopped Progressing, Now What?

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43. You've Stopped Progressing, Now What?

"Hey Come on going to. Watch the project. Spoken. Only way one eighty. Two fifty, what is up? Guys for Selah and you're listening to the show for the realists say goodbye to the lies the fakeness and delusions of modern society and welcome motherfucking reality guys. Today we have a short episode, but very important episode. It's a it's a it's going to help you figure out how to get yourself unstuck, and I'm gonNA cover one of the biggest things that you can do. You can literally do it right now. To help you get. get past that feeling of. Spinning your tires or being stuck in the mud? You know where you're doing all this work, but nothing really seems to be happening. We're GONNA. We're GONNA talk about how we can switch that literally almost immediately, but before we do that. I WanNA remind you guys. You know. We don't run ADS on the show. We don't run ADS for the show. Our show is completely organic in its growth and. We depend on you guys to spread the message. 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Who Plays For What Now?

Mickstape: The Barstool Basketball Podcast

3:59:15 hr | 2 years ago

Who Plays For What Now?

"When when when when you're a young lady gang one middle lane anything strange remains found one of the best kept secrets at platinum would have to win the game when she goes without not bad store if you're still stinks oh yeah pretty good then i did all this stuff the apple people told me that dumb and do some more stuff on my own i did that i upgraded installed some things none of the word hell yeah yeah so enough about it looks like within a i dunno my head is just a job like i dunno who plays for what team andy it'll be anymore i think the good thing is is there still a long way to go like don't even bother trying now the sooners you learn that a lot of change again that's what i think i like i rarely listen other basketball podcast not bad yeah now all these takes a terrible in the individual friend genuine a but i listen to like simmons and then like the low post wet roads like just just ryan drill it in my own head like where people have got i say i went the other way this where i think i listen to every basketball podcast like just since the quiet decision i'm just like i need since the made in the five and you found some sense not none no not yet we're open minimal sense but will get the okay yeah i was gonna so i had to do a shit ton of driving a like for the last seven days so i have not looked at my phone a ton but every time i do your yelling about the thunder i can't believe i cannot believe what is a jumper writing about we just start man yeah but like this is gonna be i assume which will be along will be done like forty minutes and people are gonna murder makes a but yeah no it's gonna be a long enough i i went to a main what did you do for you every week i got mad about the fucking paul george right so that's why we gotta start that what what in your mind if if a trade truly where inevitable stop you right there because that's where i think it all falls apart will go off i don't disagree but that's why i said if okay if a trade where inevitable like if paul george got contentious which it doesn't sound like he did a what would have been like all right i come the thunder got a great package back no that's the thing they like if you're looking at this result over process the result was they got a great trade packets hundred percent agree with that i don't i'm lower on those picks 'em because once you just hope the clippers be good so i don't think those things are gonna be good he brought butler and even if they're bad they're number like top three picks bad so you've got a lot of i don't maybe and sure like shea and gallon or that's fine my issue is if but no i have to trade paul george 'cause he's contentious i have to put him on the open market i have to not just not just the two teams that one goes around like the renault they i mean they have the right to life outcomes becomes a westbrook now go ahead with just like they were rescued open right exactly what happens yeah so i that's why i can't even include them it's like i get him asking and they're just like yeah no for sure it's like they got the farm they got the phone from one team they got one they don't even think they got the farm that's another part of it you would have liked to have seen like herald would like the clippers still has lou will they still have herro they still have landry shamet they still have jerome robinson definitely for peace in this again if i'm trading the best player in the deal i need all the assets not just the best one yeah and i even get like you're not getting it for those guys i okay give me saying i need another cheap more chief production also clippers are gonna say no exactly that's what i'm saying also if i'm trade it's like okay you're getting paul george you gotta take schroeder to you gotta say that when did we get under the cat like dating get off robeson they don't get off patrick patterson i think schroeder adams has too much but at the very least you gotta take one year rovers and they didn't do that like again the picks matt and now it's like where they tried the trade ross before the market wasn't there what'd you think the market is now they know people know you like that that's my great because if it's like okay we were gonna offer a paul george should open market picks was i dunno ping by could match the player was i think a lot of teams come asset yeah like i didn't get any like that that's kind of what made me like stop and think i was like if we just didn't sign kemba and paul george did hit the open market i feel like he could have been had hunter that like that's my entire point because at this point like oprah to george like what if ange is willing to give like jaylen into my own thinking would say he is like i think that's the point you have to put him on the open market will end in a low is hammering this point home but it is just true and what it was you were trading paul george or trading for paul george n y nine percent do you do now without offending every team probably not like i don't think wise like yeah i'd like to living boss i think that's where it falls apart but you don't know all you know is why wanna play with paul george and maybe it could have happened other places that that's the thing it's not like what's gonna happen in one of those two places like the lakers couldn't make it work nowhere else could make it work raptors couldn't make it work so it was clippers or bust bust in the thunder were still like yeah no sure we have no problem by helping creggan acquiescence dale see that's what like again i dislike paul george like he i i kept saying here the top three season and people i could see why people disagree with that he's not a top three player no but last year he finished third in mvp third and defensive player of the year they made first team all and be like i don't know how that's not a top three season right off regular seato which were going for yeah it is regular season obviously people saw him like hurt in the playoffs like the last time we saw paul george who is getting a us three pull up three from half court doubted news i a good reason ars man so yeah i mean people like ever ever if feels like paul george and it's the same cycle every year around like late january it's like oh this guy's a maybe the mvp and then the playoffs and that's why we call this bum playoff p y this guy stinks a i think now that he's like clearly the second best player on his own team that's gonna be tremendously i don't later this year last year forever now here's the best player on the thunder i'm saying he's the second best player on his own team oh i got you got you got you i still like man on my i got another two i might be jimmy butler but will get to that a sure thing about like the clippers defensively is so much fun like before i even get to the quick last build on what you're just you're just hanging from i'm looking at partridge playoff numbers and that wasn't great series east twenty nine nine boards forces in the playoffs useless yeah so it's like i see the people telling me it's like you're trading in at his peak and i disagree like i don't i refuse to keep putting feelings on this guy that's what it comes right so i could see that side of it which you're like okay he's twenty nine this is the best he's ever played maybe it's downhill from here but i'm looking at like he's twenty nine and he had the worst i was like the worst thing you're gonna have a one of the worst duran had the worst yeah they'll say that they're one of the worst good aesthetically the worst injury in the four years since he's played at least seventy five games every single year he just had like what he's done the last half of the season or we just find our shoulders were mush so i i could see again both sides at the beginning of the end 'cause he's twenty nine or i'm just shooting look at it like okay let me stay in which to healthy shoulders that's why i can't can't put a ceiling on an it's like it's like the wear and tear even since indiana where he's just been covering without question other teams number one option every single night now is just gonna be like he'll get some number ones but that's just to give why arrest like in game breast like he's mostly gonna cover two and that's probably gonna prolong his peak and when people say downhill to like yeah he's getting older like how down hillary talking is the question because it's not gonna be that steep of a drop off from like this year the next year and the year after that that's what i'm saying so it's like i like it's another reason why it's like well you know at the time those picks conveyed while be thirty two and paul george i think it'd be thirty three thirty four okay i all right like we just saw lebron be forty one play after seeing the make with thirteen mall and be like i'm fine with rolling the dice yeah i can't imagine being worried about that like i don't i don't see many people bashed the clippers with this move but a radio so they break out so they're out there and it's like i don't unless you're a lakers fan which i guess they're just trying to find some sort of spin zone but everyone else if you're bashing the clippers this move like i don't i don't know why now mostly just a firm me for bashing the thunder also like i feel like it's gonna flip i think by paul george had a league the league seemingly this team in point i think this year that's gonna be a while so now it's it's like okay now i can't really put on my energy on defense like i finished top three when i was leading the team in points in lock it up right so that yeah clippers do that honored times that amount but they can't do it anytime anytime if sam presley just says no you just like paul understand i can't do that like you i well i do it where it's like i can't do it without at least offering up to the open more i appreciate you asking nicely and then i kinda think what else people were saying we don't wanna unhappy paul george to everybody's happy like everybody even just the ways in which on the plot of the plot their way out adam silver with a semantic was talking to at the mit thing like players around happier than ever yes we don't want pod jordan happy well detroit paul ross is unhappy rocketry stephen adams event and i get it like a different level the player but it's at a certain point that's why is everybody the ask nicely ticket to go one specific team is just like well they got a holiday didn't get any other bad contract a gallon who's expiring like he might have a great year and then just about oh definitely i don't even think finish the year they're out again if they're just gonna keep flipping everything in this is the start of a complete tear down it makes more sense but again with a chair i'm trading the best player first half the people like you gotta get under the luxury tax and i know like you're not gonna just get off roberson adams i get it but i'm getting i'm not starting with roger not directly to one team that's where it falls off the track me they were like oh yeah unless that would just go sam less just like such closers offer you can't possibly turned it down and i guess in his case that's what it was like the pick swaps and all that but i dunno again like be like they're gonna four picks at twenty twenty draft the celtics sixty three picks in this draft and it was like oh my god they try and get up to him i think people like some of those picks are gonna be by the time high school players come in i don't know why people hype what they still can't scott college players know they're searching i think it's gonna get better with less evidence like anthony simon's like second and maybe he's like maybe will see he should have went second all alone which i don't i don't get that like upside of it so i guess that happiness about it they're gonna snow to know they definitely will but it's just more as a fan you consider yourself on like a man when if towns would come out a win here is a senior here we could have got him at like the pick you know what i mean people try it could have been trying trying one night a range of the pick correct that that other part of it sure but they try and just expand it used to be like off it's not a top three pick in sometimes still is and it's not that high asset but it's like author high school kids they're like that six seven pick all of a sudden the deeper drive it's not true but you could sell yourself that life clearly impressing and like i've seen people say like his for his job security i will say i don't i feel like he's got ultimate job security i don't think he definitely yeah i also i don't look at it like he's like a great draft like his runs lately in the post lottery had been hit and miss as all as everybody are not drive but the point is that's what all these lottery picks might be like seven maybe in the twenties where say hit or miss endorsed like i traded a guy like top three twenty nine years old directly to one team that yeah in i would assume russia's gonna be moved probably miami i dunno but if you wish to miami that that tanks the value of two picks no definitely i don't even think i won't say rula mouth like they're just gonna overpay but i like the look there last otherwise and it's like okay this trade really stop i do feel like we've been hearing about these miami picks a fruit maybe seventy years now a i've never like miami is long as riley's they're they're those picture never gonna be unless the new lottery just happens to give you a top three pick a miami never in his tours the top of the draft ever know and that's the thing or someplace wish to the top for it's like you might get that but you might fall right down from like for two nights right like that that's what happens when it evens out and it's like okay so you're bad for these picks is it paul george and collide leonard get old the pat riley in miami like bottom out who they who their highest ticks since then like beasley like since then i feel like they just haven't they're like yeah it'd be nice if i will be forty and forty two before will win twenty games again yeah beasley is really the only time they like the hang sang yeah 'cause then that's why they've been in the twenties so yeah it was just it was just like bam those guys in that range yeah so i like if he does what i think you should do and what the clippers just did you just run up so many paper man you should might be anything we've got so many of them right in a presley to his credit like doug that immediately then i would agree but it's i think he's not the start attacking some of these picks to get off the contract from the sound but it's possible that they just got off jeremy grant for as like they got a first rounder back you couldn't do better than the denver first right there the number to like you know what i'm saying that could be the twenty eight minutes late denver might win the championship yet right jeremy grant good that's all i'm saying i really like you got my what a what a tiny thing of like a team in the mid twenties like the thing like the jazz there's something great player they might take that to said they might get the seventy that could be the twentyone i think co why a waiting so pretty much everyone had already committed money in signed elsewhere really fucked over the lakers an oklahoma city field just come paul george i get he was busy winning a championship but like set about tax like a month ago when he when he was going down the list matt here the way i wanna butler wanna katie gave you got down his list apologize but it's like if he'd just been like hey clippers to one other person they were like sounds good like i will lakers probably have maybe they go all in on jimmy butler something a i love it's a fun oh yeah that was very funny what is it into a lakers is i don't know why he hates them more than i do but i appreciate it yeah like i just exactly how you do it like you wait it out now they get danny ferry like man that's a fifteen minute near the laffer danny very bad pay casey p is annual a lot you talk about a guy the one off season eight million jcp yeah he doesn't get like over the top bags but he gets back now that's like that's the right bag you want it because if you look up like oh he's making twenty six million but he becomes a running joke forever right but now i sat back twenty seventeen eighty eight seventy this guy's been i would say he feels like the the perfectly average player to me what she he had to have been one of like clutches first clients right they must that it could i'm just trying to think of why they keep giving him like they must be like listen if you come with us like just look casing pace none of you even atkins spelled full name but he's the richest in this room because we're with you believe in clutch first and we believe in him like he's just a he's stepping under armor if you already have a river 'cause you you got it on the ground you believe a i'm not talking about the thunder you know i know you're not i can't believe what's like like i thought about it the second the i woke up and i was while you're awake when it happened i know when the now are very much woke up to yeah so that was that was what happened to me too and immediately felt like see the thunder like over even if it doesn't get traded like there's not gonna be the same an auditorium so you have to for sure but i just like i think the founder might just be cursed from how they look seattle i think the only explanation to what just happened over the last eleven years i think i think it's just like honest it's the game man like it's honestly just like all this started like every time i talked about why people will talk about like how great san antonio and they are great it all started to they won a roll of the dice and got tim duncan that's how it started correct okay see portland took over and they hit on duran yeah a good sleeper that guy who went under the radar at a what's a texas tech i think he meant it like they now again credit to them for a lot of people again somebody didn't take different it's sometimes i think that's the case then of the line is if i give all the credit for like a boxer westbrook harden person isn't like certainly the good gm i don't wanna see what he thinks he's bad but i think he's a flaw jim oh yeah yeah there's no question about that i do you like i wouldn't say like top three five but he's certainly not bottom fifteen now like i feel like he's like top tennis because he's like he turned yes serge ibaka into the bonus over deeper that in depaul georgia and paul george into this correct so it's like i get that talent right at the same time and he handed out all these contracts that's got them hamstrung right now yeah that's part of it to like he's like stephen adams got the same exact contract as young as he picked campaigns like some like they still haven't been find like a wing shooter some fucking like kevin martin right like that's where it's like okay he's not perfect but i do like top ten that's fair i also like why are we saying besides the best jim i don't he's not honestly right it's like not even an issue like somebody posted when he flipped i think grievous vasquez enter the pick there is no one pal and the picture became oji like that's why he's the best way for years ago yeah i don't just jerry west of the name it's technically the clippers gm i don't know what his title is a i think he's involved in he's like the only person like everybody were tired of this takes divisor off like he's the only one the property like take so that means it like oh absolutely like i'll give good advice if anybody needs a mind oh it's not no no don't miss the point though yeah i i do think he's he's he's hands on it's supposed other people i think it's just a way to give guys money like differed from their time in the league essentially filed a but yeah no it's aside by like i dunno like we had like i don't do it down the raptors right now they're still fisher a playoff team with young guys who are growing like i don't it doesn't like the worst thing but it's not great i wish i would have preferred having collide leonard and a but they're not unlike the worst position of all time no like i i agree if it's agitate westbrook along with paul george like again west bush clearly better than seattle right now but it's like i get it at one that says you're homegrown guy to control what you pay him it's not gonna be anywhere close to what russia's make it right and so like if it's if they do it and then like a wide reaching into the five year then yeah i probably do it but it doesn't sound like that with the case so i agree why they didn't say what about quiet for a china think paul yeah if you do the full four then a new i think i'd probably not do it yeah although if they want the full force of plus one but he's one mistake for years anyway and i know yeah paul george then i would do it yeah i think i would have swells just because like eat like i i like the way i appreciate the way not you but people been talking about what the hell man yeah no not you but people have been talking about ross like i get the contract stinks but like he's still a really good basketball player that i imagine if toronto just rolled out westbrook paul george why why new whoever the fuck like that david when the east this year no question yeah like did you listen to a lower wall which and they were saying after wall it's the worst contract and and i i just i can't can't believe this they said they didn't think they could get wiggins for westbrook straight up and all the stats yeah i heard that that chaos that in scale isn't coming up island beria a hundred percent hundred percent and i get it like they wanna like save room for dangelo russell but if they could get one off of wiggins i do afraid i think we're gonna the worst contract only and only wall county does he got hurt bombs in great i'm so saint paul's is worse and wagons i gotta go to this longer think the year longer paul's got three years left we got four yeah that's fair also think like chris i think chris paul if he could play a role like kyle lowry did this year that's where that's just portion of his career i don't know what the hell forced inland and we're gonna check cashing course it'd be bad rj barrett force in what let's go let's i i'm trying to like every single team 'cause every team does have brand new players like if if you're a fan of a team you've got new players that's just a fact you have multiple let's go i just pulled up all of the teams so let's start to see someone tweeted on the players on the kings now what about let me say it was just a like summer league put up a sacramento kings projected roster in its maybe forty players like a love it a lot like some of these guys it's yogi ferrell deer and fox are pal account guy buddy healed justin james cory joseph a van judge merrick coach a trevor aretha marvin bagley harrison barnes a belief a bug donald vich cody dams a when you're on gabriel bj johnson harry giles rashawn homes costa coop is in caleb swan again a great a decent nfl decent smooth thirty five win team if i've ever seen one that's a playoff mlb roster they extended forty man and i i feel like we're starting when the games no other guys would start with the kings were starting with the games they have so many planes gambling like i'm looking at rota world has i think updated did you notice that damian jones on the hawks estimating the office of they were cain good they'd be that's absurd diligence three david ever within it they've got their third string center right now is dwayne deadman they just gave forty million dollars in that might be like i don't know they got drowsing one rashawn homes to deadman three costa kudos for say judgment on this night there there is it's just one of those like man i'm like if they had just signed home and i if they cut out deadman let somebody else play dead manner either i think it's just one of those like we just need to snips here and i'm just betting on the younger this is why i think those two primary debate harrison barnes either i wouldn't have made him that much i don't even like opting out keeping but after that a twenty five year i think twenty to perform the kingdom i will just say you want the twentyfive i don't know thanks well the savings that much larger if you're gonna take like a haircut like sixteen right yeah that'd be different a but fox he'll bagley so that's a nice like young well two out of three young buddy lt oldest player in the league like that's a that's a nice the kings are confident now i think that much is mostly confident now they they are 'em like they bet on walden maybe it'll work out i will say they've got lot of pieces the choose from so i don't know if that makes it easier or harder is a coach but it's like okay you have fox healed and i'm i'm tempted donovan they're like three in like bagley those were fitting everything around those like for three or four thirty starting a reason am harrison by a third string platoon gonna be great what a hold on i'm trying i'm trying to think how we could wrap up teams that clearly are winning the fight like what what should they be trying to do over these next i don't wanna say year is next year's free agent class by all accounts is terrible i haven't even looked at it yet but everyone just signed yeah no it's not i think it's it's like dream on andre drummond derozen millsap millsap yeah like that's the that's the eighties the biggest hypothetical one but he's not on the market so maybe we'll get to the lakers now for you're gonna talk yourself out there is no no no no i add their income selfish led the study of massive waste of time i ever would never ever do i go to these kings though what what what should their goalby over these next two years i think just lead like that same young three of four just let them run honestly just let them run like the i won't say things are wide open but it does like they're more like legit contenders then we get a year ago oh definitely make the finals i wanna say when i just say to get out of each conference so yeah yeah like bill drew young core and again you have a lot of depth over the course of the regular season i think it's gonna be too many mouths defeating but there's gonna be a time where like other people like injuries got i'm dropping like flies and it's like no we paid harrison barnes twenty two million dollars for this exact reason so i think it's just like just see keeper today another frequent to you all but that's what did they like bio pic of something i thought they had like a traded for picker something i don't like they've got enough they don't need any more people hope they didn't get anybody i would just thinking another shirt off yeah find out they got like i'll be damned i had a hell they get tyler hero to yeah they have four rockies but they all appear to be either late second round picks or undrafted yeah i guess like i think that under any circumstance i buy a car guy could make the team now how's he gonna make the top twenty eight i dunno i could stick but yeah just just keep seeing how they know they're gonna be this good this year keep seeing a bag with a healthier bagley you're three four five buddy turning thirty maturity does so yeah i made you a not this year but do you think next year they could make a playoff run i think they were close and this i just i think this year they could like things have shifted a lot and again there's still so much they could shift i'd say many new pieces of many pieces they have they've still got continuity like their top five six back holly stan left with like i feel like they're like they're fine with this they got like homes in deadman they've got the continuity that a lot of teams in the west don't have right now just in the league well yeah the major players at least like over the course of the regular season hopefully that's where they pay some evidence you sneak one out of lakers while they're still getting their kinks out you sneak one pass the clippers co why download management and it's like oh boy at the end of the season the seven seat i think that's i don't wanna i don't wanna like pull up vegas over unders yet so i think this should be the question will be better or worse than the pelicans i played better that guy taking the belt niger so we let you guys know me i i know i think they'll be worse not by a lot but i think they'll be worse i gotta get in shape man they just felt that that he murdered kevin knox and he was just like all right i'm summer league i've i've completed listen people forget what happened before when knox's bussing like he came back for sure but it looked like a boy that's a bad sign you gotta come back to prove yourself against kevin kevin knox still three threes in his that either way he he probably felt that you know is i on he'd be brought up on the tape do like that wasn't just me a side issue to the phoenix suns everyone's favorite team in phoenix they're the worst team in the league stoked about oh yeah why am lying now i like my i get why they like getting rid of josh jackson i had no idea why they're just gonna buy out or other xactly what you want it right like camden grain maceio brit like veterans know how to play against shoot any nfl say quarters untouchable but i'm not gonna like this guy that'll be signed two minutes after we released some feels like something that could be traded yeah i'm i'm looking like they have a lot of a lot of pieces to i don't forget rubio's not on the one i'm looking at i guess and then like they revamped miss you know so they have rubio tyler johnson in tied jerome and say point guards in a coal dog just sounds like they're brilliant upon john why don't they just brought back javan carter order and they are designed jaylen brown ricky rochon buddy so yeah i'm sure akobo could be had after one solid year coming over from a different country and not exceeding on a nineteen when team i think he's clearly a problem they've got dario saric who it's it's telling me he's only been a league three years it feels like he's been on four teams in the last like five he payment jimmy butler may why jimmy butler get like they got a lot of like the kings have a lot of stuff i get this is a lot of stuff it's like okay like ricky rubio okay frankel messy okay the orioles okay cam john like oh okay he's a player there's no doubt about it would you spent like capitol on these like i feel like you could cobbled together eighty eight very nice five audibly allotment of players they have how they play together in are they gonna do better than the other five human beings on the other team on a given night probably not but certainly five basketball players i think is getting off josh jackson but i really like i'm sure will get how many memphis having a home run of off season oh yeah yeah will definitely get them we have literally twenty eight dirt twenty seven more teams do a the sun later i'm not even asked about like a stretch where they're the worst team in the league yeah now they're gonna stink and i think they should trade banks just really well that's rude i'm just saying no you're right if you just ask nicely now 'em that okay yeah that's what i wanna hear no more player empowerment shit we have none of this like if they just yeah we want this happened absolutely paul the players around the league yeah like i you just ask nicely adam over beryl what could you do you got the hall for i said getting off the name is bad contracts are getting their ugly sites he didn't even say please so he would while you you get the team cancer adding your loss angeles you're on ninety six sunday oh yeah fix that you're a loss angeles lakers nothing he just has so much so if you told me like four years ago that rondo avery bradley in bogey will be on the same team i'd be over the moon but you know what i can't believe you're not now i'm not a i constantly feel bad for bogey like kevin the rat tore his achilles you still got a max deal boogie tore his achilles in this guy's just happy that have a job posting it's not great that's why you this is textbook case always take the money you're gonna rest out later yeah i'm fine with it at they have quinn cook which is definitely a basketball player who he's if he will be starting when you're in trouble but if he's on your team i'm fine with well right before we came on the i guess the lakers announce lebron james is gonna run point fulltime someone james gonna do what he's been doing the past fifteen years okay which ended up only only the lakers they ask you announce a little bit like on us in year three like hey we're gonna try like no we know that we liked experiments anthony davis at the center lebron eighty bogey coups ma recently added avery bradley rage on rondo quinn cook alex caruso jared dudley is here for some reason casey p danny danny green yes i said that no danny green tobacco beer a toddler is the same better the new orleans pelicans oh yeah that's been a problem how much better a lot 'cause one they have incentive to be better like the pelicans could do whatever the fuck they want this year they contain may doesn't matter that's true the lakers all the incentive in the world they're gonna be there that's a that's a tough foresee really oh yeah like this is a lot more pieces and i thought they would have 'cause there's like they're still gonna get a buy out like they're still gonna get quarter they're still gonna get like a dollar somehow they're still gonna get so like walking into the season one lebron aside this is much better than it's a much better sit by troy down the better fit than land stevenson definitely like quinn cook i can shoot incan also play with lebron lonzo couldn't so it's like coups ma you i thought you know what he is like if he's willing to accept the bench role which i guess probably out of the bag for i don't know maybe they do you like if you're just you're off the off the bench score and it's like lebron this time you know coups looking scored twenty five eighty miss attack kouzmouk us four twentyfive so this is like horton tucker maybe i like caruso i think he can really play like regular season that maybe more so i i think they're i think they're getting home court definitely so last year golden state was the one seed not anticipating that happened now denver's the two seed they feel like they're gonna be in the chop oregon there'll be in the top four portland was the three seed no this is day max out shortly on joel after signing a four year a seven hundred ninety four million dollar do i think again i just said you take the money figure it out he's out of that you heard it here first based on everything he's been saying on this like press stories spent on it sounds like he's itching to team what other stars elsewhere okay yeah so i i need you here the i don't have them as a lot for top four okay but they might say a houston was top for i don't again maybe they're not a lucky they've got continuity good ebay and then you chocolate yeah now utah is the five i think then they have the same recor they won game apart no portland in houston and were tied utah utah three games back i just see you targeting homeport yup just in oklahoma city was six i feel like we don't even know they're definitely not a playoff team right now right now they're they're taking a step back spires i'm not getting home court when the clippers the clippers are getting on the floor clippers lakers nugget jazz that's my highest right now like that's my home court team i think there's one team i might put in there above the lakers but will will get to that when we get to them a lakers they're going to make the playoffs happy for them in whose name the clippers i think they're gonna get home court i think the pelicans though considerably so yeah that that's yahoo is dangerously far behind on who's on the clippers 'em now they're loaded that's why i can't they didn't get the font i got i got a good bit of a farm basically got too much left if you've got the foreign from a team this lakers team this year a what's that closing five i so much like louisville pat beverley a the two best wings in the league and whoever the fuck out say what depending depending on the outs i would lean herrell but it probably depends if it's a bigger guy probably knew but but that's the beauty of it it might be shamet some nights right if it's like we just need we just want that extra wing ish guy out there like you got paul george leonard in beverly on the court i unless you've got like and embiid type center i play playoff just about anybody any other center right you just got the gist of them so a and there's another one like but what they have right now they're not done either they're gonna get some of these guys i'm gonna say maybe they could ban maybe like they they are equal dollar like one of these doesn't have one of these elite team yeah that feels directs i think maybe he'll be calling feel like a laker goes bad where the phillies i don't see it they they don't really fuck with the elton brand now i know take money out there oh sure yeah yeah i have a i feel like the clippers making the finals i as a writer vita i'll pick them at the save like i don't know what seed they'll finish i don't know what what number initi 'cause like the jazz could be like the two seat 'cause i think they're gonna try and write like they don't have many kinks the workout riots as far as finals yeah i think clippers there's lakers will be a tremendous western conference final end where where jocks will thrive what these guys although paul george new deficit down in clear clear some areas so a man that was eastern conference they don't count bro jv man were bored yeah we don't know any of that rain but where like what those two thousand eight through through twenty twelve celtics like she was early to see the get in the playoffs doesn't really matter what seed we are and that's what collide just did with that obviously they were the two seed but collage load management a word was saying that they don't even know if it's me ready for the start of the season a side like you wanna you want paul george the peak during the playoffs which no james figured out yet a fully right so i i think docs like i think the lead clippers call me crazy tyler i think the clippers are in a good spot right now i'm looking at the they've got a strong seven if those guys if neither one of those guys played fifty games they just go pay that patrick beverley shamet lou will jerome robinson gives you something like rodney mcgruder is solid something michael dreams back as we watch his back much true wilson chandler like i again that's the that's the team made eight see last year minus gallon ari right now shea but it's like okay if we just were plotting those guys in around sixty games a piece of george and co why a unique and said yeah no i think they're gonna be okay i know a lot of people were worried about the clippers today summer calling it the worst team in franchise history i think they're gonna be alright i mean it's no be duty a clipper no of course not the golden state warriors i gotta say i can't believe they're being as well i like they turn literally nothing in the something big time i i feel like there will obviously be a drop off but i think people are over taking the warriors a little too much like i think they could still be a top four seed yeah they're one of those look like a like i don't have been there right now but if they made their necks mix like they keep making our they can't get quality got i got willie cauley stein cauley stein and see the newest warriors one dangelo russell again an all star like loonies back i presume he will be healthy yup jordan pool livingston i don't know if he's back it'll probably be at a lower number which makes it a collapse hurt a bit later robinson glen robinson that's a solid signing omari spelman yeah they just did the swamp that jones per spelman so sure i'm really transit they got picked up lingers something like that's a good sign but not yeah they'll they'll make the playoffs also think we like we might get a vintage steph season but yeah i know i i think that's gonna come out like kick ass this year i think the one thing with this team is throughout the regular season on most nights they're just gonna know how to be mediocre teams and that's gonna rack up a ton of when i think that'd be the good ones too i agree like dream on like they're starting the year off with the dream on staff andy angel like healthy and ready to go and then they're going to add clay crawley like beginning of march male like late february i would assume a that for is like a lot better than maybe they trade dangelo fell in covington and whatever else or maybe they can hold him any you've worked perfectly with what they do i dunno i just know they're gonna be like really good and they have like a lot of players players and they've been in the finals i like the last five years yeah like i like three month plan for his next contract i think stephanie about this like everybody does average thirty two year thirty to a game like that right there in recognition when he was on the plane us and kohl's shit man step still went all the way there i mean lessons on commandeer the plane own choice and you know he i thought is one of those teams coming back come back specifically for that oh yeah yeah that's that's called a yeah i think steph is going like arena people they already don't need anybody say we've been counted out so now they did people are counting them out i think steph about the fucking snap it's a yeah i think since i won't say his last but this is the first time since katie out there that he's been an actual mvp get it again and i noticed odds are i tweeted the other day about whatever they are now i would say yeah i agree there you go you from the odds yeah i know who's the favorite jama's i believe so yeah you honest is the favorite stuck with second never mind i'm an idiot suffered southville hammered over yeah no i mean for the one i i like a hardened that which third davis is fourth which i feel like it's way too high for who anthony they davis now i could see that i feel like if like lebron's not gonna play bad enough to where people are gonna give davis enough credit even if his numbers are great i think it's gonna be one of those like if they do load management it's going to be like oh why david seventy four games this year right anyone defensive player of the year any like wow new orleans while we forgot all about that sound like you a lot like i think you're gonna do it like that's why i don't he's a lot like you said top a for this time of year kick i just think yoga's easier path to get there like if i if you're gonna give me both those at the same number i'm gonna go yoki i might take both of those sure i think they're both good dammit westbrook next which i don't hate i do i like nah for a triple double not a chance he just did it again he's on trade he's my literally unhurt like they would just name though like i don't think detroit oh you don't think detroit and i'm i heard that rhode island like detroit has to do like detroit can't say noted that they'd be the big imagine if they're like enroll now oh that wall just recovers yeah now we like we think reggie jackson and a look what are you gonna quit i think waiting and talk about raw yeah we're gonna get to that i've been reading it much wrap up the warriors where where do you see them we how deep do you have them going into the playoffs i would say i'll say they've earned if they make the playoffs they're gonna win around then i think it comes into play okay where you're in that lower seed like are you looking at like the clippers second round are you looking at the nuggets second round but i felt like a second make it to the second round at least that's like match up yeah yeah i could be a thing to where it's like the nuggets have all these lofty expectations maybe they're the one seed golden state which like before five and they will go and say it's just like oh yeah we were gonna blow you out of the water bottles it might be like a thing like like the nuggets fisher just like plant proceeding is like okay yeah 'cause if we get out of the first round we get the the nuggets one in the clippers a two week now we could take the nuggets right yeah will be there will be some it feels like march games matter this year i think the entire season like just because it really is relatively open on both sides i do think it's got it's like okay you want their home court like toronto philly was the closest like a series could be and so we have a 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terrific rick philip is their only point guard and bradley bill the one guy correct he is a so it's like him jordan mcrae cj miles troy brown i got davis ride times where i like they gotta move on a thomas brian yawn miami ruining like i really wanna lower upside but i do think you'll be able to contribute right away yeah so i like that many games they won't know what no look like the one thirties i see them and that was what six worse on the e i think i could see them winning like thirty two again which said okay really like a little bit of a terrible place the the lottery odds i dunno oh what's that it's like is bradley beal going to be on the roster for the entire season is well that's where i could see like if he gets traded by a see the the deadline what's that like the last day of january now 'em around that could be like yeah that could be like eight wins just shake locked right off that they trade like i don't i don't think they trade him in season i think he's got i think next year they could decide if they wanna offering the super nice guy thinking you don't have do anything that and apparently the owner just like loves him like you're not gonna say anything including bradley bill so i don't think he moves honestly i i feel like they should because again when next summer it's like nobody's gonna be available next summer somebody might overpay at the deadline they may have a summer so yeah i would i'd i'd hold on i'm kinda think he's got two more years guaranteed so i would hold onto him but he's the same drew holiday and i know people like they feel similar to you're like people are like oh yeah they could just get him and if i'm those guys seems like now like i i'm good i see what paul george just got so i'm i'm yeah he's got next up a twenty seven year after that twentyeight problem i'm old and they better worse and the pelicans they will i often do the east to west man now they're worse yeah they're fisher bureau landau magic they should triple russell westbrook yeah absolutely watching this package base aaron gordon bomba okay i think the i think when you when you for expiring contract i feel like the the thunder jumping that i feel like they should that's why i could get the like westbrook untradable and like nobody like again it's clearly different lines with like you know you do whatever it takes it all in baytown i'm gonna join your team again clearly the enquirer westbrook but he may only be how many straight years it's like if you're also you're also like the magic some instantly the most relevant they've been since like i'm just gonna say team at the white house has got a lot for you you brought back you're all star guard boot an added in all india guy i feel like that's a team like when a lot of regular season games what they do in the playoffs again who knows right and you also like how you're just sell jerseys like i dunno who outside of orlando magic fan buying any of these players jerseys right now with jersey wouldn't even by that's what i'm saying like gordon maybe if you're a huge like dunk contest fan a homeowner machine right now though if you very and ironically loved the song mo bomba a by shack wesson you brought that jersey during that a stretch where that was the biggest song in the world i could see that being out that there's a whole evil marquel foltz is on this team like i dunno spam okay yet gordon fornia april westbrook work straight up i do think you throw in bomba and based on anyone if we need to like we don't need any picks to switch fan yeah based on based on a wild june in low this would be an absolute to a tree russell westbrook for a dead body why sampras and got holes yeah casket including i'm just like i'm looking at okay fornia has two years left maybe not help maga opt in modern golf tracks money unexpired and this year the model golf gordon and bomba and i would say from westbrook and it's like yeah you gotta take back patrick patterson right you gotta take back roberson one of these guys were trading you russell westbrook the magical like i remind me i'm looking at it now like a you could send back foltz thunder thunder i'm like i'm good but i think it's tough but i'd like with both sides do that that they should like you're like okay we've got shea we've got gordon we've got bomba we've got some cat freedom when i'm paying the luxury i guess what the repeater tax interest carolina saying that you still got all these critics like are i campbell people's chris mannix would like they're gonna work with russ defined like you guys gonna trade into where they use the best hall as like a like that's that's the precedent you say when you trade a guy in the gas nicely now you gotta pick where he got slipped feel like the nfl out of me is like okay we'll jones is coming to us with two years left on his deal should we redo this deal absolutely what if we do we literally have to do it for everybody and so now it's like okay well i don't i don't know if russell wants to go towards their worst market you could be stored in orlando we've seen that so i think i think the damn or the hornets i feel like those two teams i honestly don't feel like ross would get too caught up in the market i really don't i don't either like i've seen like charlotte i could see the jordan thing but i think the jordan guy he's not of that caliber of course but you're telling me charlotte wouldn't if they just by okay pick one pick one of bridges month a pj just a young yeah and some of these contracts the match will swap it out that's worth like orlando that sounds like a good deal yeah i don't disagree especially if you're mike so you're still bottom out if you're oklahoma city which is the whale each other right where these these second bit like when you make a trade like that paul george one i almost view those picks you're getting from the clippers in denver and miami as you're stuck in hack because your bottoming out so it's like that second pick is like yeah let's swing for the fences we already got a guy in the top five 'cause we fucking stink well i mean that's the beauty of the two i do think it'd be a way that is attach all these picks to get off they broke even but yeah they're under the tax now they've gotten early nerlens noel and the hamilton yellow show and it's just me in the front row just clapping and crying trying but if you're like westbrook you go to a team that has won made the playoffs eight see but made the playoffs you joined up with another all star trek like they still have isaac they still have porn yeah they still have dj augustine they still have whatever folks becomes they still have a africa main tenants ross and again like what the eastern those pretty shaken up like feeling with different boston looks different charlottesville in different toronto i would just say milwaukee looks exactly the same yeah yeah miami looks different sort of like okay where ac they can add a thirteen mile lumbia guy i would do the whole meal fashion are they better worse in the pelicans i'll say better i would not like i think they'll make the playoffs and they don't make the playoffs they might but i'm not sure but that's how i got there i think the magic you're gonna make the playoffs they've been heard from russell westbrook i'd i'd be thrilled with that i think he should do a lot of color wave with the george and stuff oh hell yeah a the miami heat another potential westbrook destination a hitman 'cause like just for the purpose of those like they're probably gonna get somebody else in tanked in any way but we're not gonna help them unless i'm saying pro clearly likes helping his enemies i swell guy the thunder actually just say like minor league they're they're the ultimate g league team like they get to play mbh that's fair trade off whatever i guess just pillage them whenever they beliefs on the only if you told me i could get justice am bam then i'd be willing to offer the cycle my pit bull i okay i'd they just have those guys start building what we're building like i'm not even worried about twenty twenty four but i do think i i need both of those guys like yeah go took one i'll just go to orlando right but they see dr gina waiters butler fulltime down so they could anybody else number whiteside meyers leonard leonard leonard and james shit like yeah there'll be a playoff team they're using like thirty eight forty four forty four thirty eight this year probably i think there'll be a playoff team at one and yeah you said thirty eight thirty nine forty three a flip that around there'll be a sixteen access sound like they stole a trade dragic a sort of where people can go at this point how do you really have their own rules yeah yeah that you really do have to move like at the beginning of free agency if if if you want like as many options as possible like why would you already has the the first ten moves planned out before you even think about what you wanna do it is that you have to wait until everything is done like coen's like okay this is that we get this i felt like in the middle feels like no man's land yeah electrical wildland yeah this is going back to acquire real quick and she already a better gm the lebron at any point either jim everybody with jerry west side you i'm gonna say i'm like why salo what's happening with the spurs who's like knows you know fuck me over a mile west of toronto properly when a championship a man neighbors like i would like to play with paul george i certainly don't wanna live in oklahoma city now a interesting that also goes it's i wanna hear everybody talk like that now but nobody will go to the clippers over the lakers nobody will go the nets over the knicks there the the front page story of the new york post man i don't think anybody cares about this shit anymore i think it's like good as long when i like how much it matters that's why it didn't matter the clippers will rent organization or was it just where he could play with his friends at stanford kadian kyri doesn't matter like i'm sure it helps there in new york but whether you're just like you know doesn't both and doesn't matter that the you know you snags but that with this move will fuck i just wanna play apology or i think their confidence especially with the nets was a factor so i think if you just want i think in new york both i i don't know how i feel like it has to be for both yeah but i do think people still wanna play for the lakers regardless of the front office is anthony davis just forced himself say oh for sure because even like the lakers and knicks they're only the lakers away more martini then the knicks were sure like just speaking in terms of like is incompetent they are they went from like kobe till ibran couple of season between kobe right to lebron got anthony davis like they're they're still making moves despite the incompetency the mixer just like doing a yes the knicks always get put on tv like prestige steve level of bnb egg if there's no on that people like okay they're just gonna roll their cap space over the twenty twentyone that's one oh yeah honestly if i let you idiots like we're we're what i don't get it like we don't outside of the first time the browser free agent we don't ever parttime the bulls they're gonna get me once an they won six times make fucking rings is the next like why right there the third biggest market and i get the get from one to three norma's but they're still the fucking third biggest market in the country right the next belong below the bulls when people start talking about free agents and all this shit like there's no rhyme or reason to consider them anything else listen you understand that in the nineteen seventies don't you know don't do you understand what it's like when the big apple is but it's like no 'cause i'm why leonard was born in nineteen ninety two i don't like it sounds legit sounds like he like why talk the magic magic did the lakers into so koalas light okay now i wanna be at lambeau to the other place andy andre jordan did that for katie correct ranged without kyri one of the go to the net katie just wanna be a new york indiana's well a i'll scope it out and you guys this place i know this other club down the street way yeah it's a it's an extra never gonna get anyone they had and all mbh talent they trade him away for nothing with her cats but leave nothing out of mellow or they made all yeah no i sure did a where were they just need the knicks need a smooth stephen jay selects i brought up westbrook a or told me that there is no feasible way the thing you got the contracts to match in take on westberg like they don't have enough salary leftover to make up for it there and i was like what is well there's a way out it could happen right now but yeah december sixteenth whenever i say that yeah i don't know if that's what again rutgers people would like that's the only argument like if they're oklahoma city residents we've got to trade line at the knicks for the magic where would you rather go comprised of magic that's what my what's the argument for the knicks outside like it'd be and he just made himself westbrook a household name in oklahoma city like we're supposed to be like he's he's popular like amongst kid i think regular people just know who he is for the most part i think there's a household name i dunno fees jet like i think everyone knows russell westbrook like he's he's much more well known and paul george right definitely i mean he's a much worse player now i'm trying to screw yeah right now he's would they just have too many low salaries but yes so like the second those contracts are available to me i want it they do bear westbrook's just just busted for a boss will get plenty of rj barrett bashing on the horizon don't you worry man oh man also i wonder though okay who's at the charlotte hornets they should try for russell so wessler kevin jerry yeah like there's no need to be picky about two point guard no not yet nine centers the two point guard epstein issue but you gotta be an expiring right died now he's got two more years seventeen years they've got this year next c b m nessa marvin williams said gilchrist christmas expiring and i will say little league i still doesn't worry she left me a lot of money there we go is you're done okay yet another words marvin williams kidd gilchrist emily mark for westbrook work and i think again or like it could be bridges or pete like whatever it's like we're just gonna roll the dice and again if it's that untradable shit in maybe a first round pick something i do i do love south everyone in the world can get traded and it's like russell westbrook mvp sorry man like china china sounds nice this time of year it is the same again with chris paul a fully like you get the data contract will sound like a bad idea we're like right now it's like like really sons were like no no no we don't want that a fifty million dollar ricky rubio police still chris paul for at least a year ricky rubio who never that no sure wasn't very rubio is guarding james harden backwards this year i'm sitting on a double if the worst team in the league a he might be if charlene by do they do absolutely ashley there another tastes like they they just have so many just it's matt players but they're not bad players marvin williams like m k g like cody zeller like i would like these guys were bad bad and these guys were at a top four picks and not the eleventh pick again like despite kimber things like there's just a point like miles bridges like dwayne bacon has a bad like also like the sons of bad right yeah it's it's a shame for guys who would be in the league if they were just became free agents they all get signed by jane right it's just to the extent of the role of the hornets i'm playing first what they'd be in an ideal situation hunter percent so that that's like if they could get off two of those contracts they bring in ross again play the jordan stuff or whatever like i think like they they loved kimber they've shown no love a guy russell love it like i i think them in orlando make the most that if you're if those two factors are are out your sam presi those two factors or on your table which one do you lane orlando yeah i agree with that just because i still like gordon and i still like bomba especially there's a role in it like in this case it's like i like my league or bridge is one of those guys but i'd rather the other roll the dice and plus it's like marvin williams you might could flip him yet like m case against not bad you're just waiting for that contract to expire like gordon you know i'll take that i like the plan will be the keep gordon bomba in shape that will be three of my building blocks of ice at the big three but paul yeah i mean it's a fun young shame that you could sell a plan to you're fans around right get the young guys want you remember that we have these guys cost control the ref on our traffic the hornets i just it just dawned on me i need to figure out who's in next year's draft know why bother none of the ship matter on iowa's care to you the hawks america's darling gene it all a lot of stuff they do some things i'm surprised say i got rid of spelman so so i i'm not in the sense that i'm not saying sources splitter the guy looks like he's just shouldn't have been a first round pick like nobody thought even before the only other team is gonna take a first round is rob pelinka excuse me the lakers in the proper language like that's crazy so i feel like they're like damon jones was found before he got hurt officials okay we don't wanna pay this guaranteed contracts and or if i just need like young bodies honestly yeah they got one and as you pointed out the spelman specifically say the hawks drafted him in golden state smoltz trying trying to be a dream on a sort of the famous gonna figure it out federal knocks it would be golden state yeah so i get like they've got i still don't get the evan turner for bays more trade not as peculiar i don't like i get they've got allan crab now i get that one hurt or i think heard it and have a good season yeah yeah like i don't i don't know about most improved level but made make life he gets enough minutes made by connor collins alex limos good reddish will be able to step into a nice and been tro trump of course i can't imagine parts and never does anything though like it it's killing me that a channel carson's is only been in the league eight years you know he played a florida when mike miller so that's not forget about it has lum a course in detroit just put in georgia in hell forty forty minutes of hell i gotta say this board parse if they keep comparing don't wait he by the tear it lanta even getting it in in memphis man on man he had known party boy if if parsons and like if travis kelsey inexplicably got traded to the falcons if they could just take over atlanta partner and the click of a scary so i i think the one thing i like bruno oh yeah i think he's in places like yeah i mean they had themselves a fun draft they took on a lot of money they knew this wasn't the time for them the strikes now this is exactly what i'm talking about when i when people talk about the fucking next if you're honest and you're just like you know what it's not working out milwaukee i get we we try to years in a row running it back a there just isn't enough here you're a free agent two years from now obviously there's a lot that's gonna happen between now and then but based on what we know today would you rather sign with the socks young core or whatever the fuck the next step on the court jr smith you know what i'm gonna say no for sure but yeah hundred percent because again i just don't know it just feels like really old thinking just die hard like i just don't think these like i think the market can definitely help like lebron with the lakers because elway period i think like saying fickle wind like they wouldn't have teamed up in salt lake city right so it helps but again you have to show some level of competence and again as bad as the lakers have been they still got lebron still able to get eighty this is store or i can't say store is really just one bad move and since then the nets have been hitting single after single showing it they were competent right and that's all that matters in that yeah so if you're like oh yeah he wants the bright lights again respectful does he does he know the different but you know what i'm saying he just got up in the milwaukee and i know he's been the place at all but if you drop drop to in a different vibe doctor in greece you wouldn't be able to like what's the capitol i just put you in downtown but wow that's a gorgeous of the cats no this is fully bottom you idiot ten minutes west west of like oh wow what just happened to the things that were still inflame bottom like i'm like why is this just the capital's way not to be like donald said just like all shook just looking at the big light but i think we like he could have been in space jam they don't want their i think he just like i want to do it here now if i can't i'll have to readjust at that time but i have no reasonably be honest doesn't wanna sign right now and again that could changed what am i hit right now he just i mean the story came out minutes eliminated is like man if she doesn't change around these parts i on boy spanked smoking no got symptoms and get the fuck out of balance thirty four this guy so i mean again but i'll say this like you twelve months ago you have a paul george in the bag you think this gravy in this and not so again on right i don't think you can even look at that anymore oh yeah i think like this is very cruel off season for a lot of fan bases very cruel i think a lot of bandy i think that's what's gonna help dealing with a lot of during the day though there have but it's been like cruel not all wants to certain teams come in waves and the thunder got hit last and maybe the hearts we can't say it's like i hit most recently i can say is right yeah yeah fair fair fair refrigerate like damn i trade they were worried if you've recently second bill they won big modem wow he couldn't cover knocks this guy's a bum yeah so i i like again but with twin debt in co why it's like we did everything possible he just went for whatever reason he didn't want us that's why i don't think you're gonna make any moves for okay what might happen three because you just don't know again correct christians like this is a great got russell westbrook paul george the west is relatively wide open that's another when people give me it's like they like it they lost first round two straight years admittedly it looks bad but you can also then tell me that the west is wide open this year because one of the contenders you helped create right if they just kept paul george and westbrook who's definitely above them the lakers i would say maybe i don't like okay place metra that the nuggets will be above them yeah like who else like the as were definitely above them understand jazz i played the jazz abetted and then everybody else out there in the mix mix and after that it's all leading like they write you know i i was shocked to hear low say that he started before the go why paul george news broke that he would starting to work on his like a post free agency called eliminate the stress figure out like playoff teams me he had oklahoma city running back just like not even in the playoffs how hard yeah i heard into i don't yeah they went forty nine games last year yeah and they got off to a horrific start that's like they won forty nine the two seed one fifty four and again they ran into the trailblazer like they got mowed down by team they ended up making the conference finals right like is it is it that bad of a season where it's like now we would never work you know and now now they're rebuilding it's tough man oh man i'm weird even got to undo what let's finish the hawks boggles one they but they better worse in the pelicans a no but again that that's part of the design but they won twenty and this year they might do that again what it'd be like oh they didn't get better but it's like no no the individual pieces got better right yeah 'cause trey like a couple of game winners like those might sway the other way but then they'll just went other games outright instead a oh yeah i i they won nine games at how are they seventeen out they're gonna have a winner right at home this year that's my on whether that's what they're gonna do on the road i think is gonna win and recognize her worst team in the league yeah there's one at forty one i'm like i'll be damned this is the worst division in basketball right yes another reason i think they're going to like the best team is what like be whether a heater the magic yeah i guess yeah the heat the heat now the magic were the only team last year they made the playoffs the other two teams put all the rest of the teams they're not delivered let's go to be pacific northwest when i actually just a north west division will not go nowhere near the pacific is starting a new job okay jasper so nice little team they do judge like they quite they're gonna hit the ground running to they've got some new piece of work in but it's not like boy i work on a guy like mike conley have you noticed noted square paid mike a miserable just dropped wanna be if not be best signature shoe of like the last ten years but it's really strong it is better yonathan who i think they're not but i do the fighter do look good i will give credit there but i i like i like i like to be honest to but they they feel like they just very like almost lays lee redesign like like if kobe in state in the league one year more i feel like those within koby signatures i thought you could have said that like paul george or like kyri like a low time i'll tell you that's just kind of style now maybe some about like even the color blocking on this where it's like the even the paul george is there a little bit more unique i'm also widely understood the see what color apology like now they have like a real color way not that really even matters anymore but i think in playoff of red white and blue oh yeah some some strong pg fours in the horizon how some bootstrap for now you see the thing is i think they head into this simply because again they're planning twentyeight you can't watch and i'd like i'd that's why the spiders are good there's not too much good ideally you wanna have a spider twenty so you have to like tweak a little bit at a time that's why i really like beyond just i think it's a good opener issue i think the color ways they're gonna give it a lot more but i think at least if just enough like freedom for them to be like okay now we tweak this because i wasn't the pot in between the pg one and two twos and threes it's like okay now we got something right yeah i dunno despite is it just felt like say they played it safe but not as safe as the youngest one so that's why i'm giving the more credit that's fair and again yeah those why they good i would take the young says the yeah those are very good a savings you see like a data rose rose never had gross always had dogs you always bad thinkers white too bad yet dwight they had twain i was terrible they've had harden harden spend mostly like deep there okay yeah i like some of the they're getting better yet atrocious but they're not great they john wall shank out loud to show their water i'm okay the russians or or not the russians a deliberate definitely getting better willard's okay i'm carlos michael's at all when they came nasty summer by okay sober they're getting better yeah in a loser okay but adidas coming out there strong predominant metro makes me feel like donovan mitchell basketball player will even be better because of that still into low so he did yeah no there'll be there'll be good again i think they will be home court yeah i could see that it is one of those things are where everyone's so high on utah that it makes me a little like one of like i get it ended his basketball basketball we it's easier projection like oh the patriots sign chatto cinco that's gonna be fifteen touchdowns zero a so yeah we're like a pretty good idea but i am a little starting with the nuggets i remember you saying the same for the night and then bam to see oh for sure and also leisure if the jazz just don't play the rockets like other antiquated go back can't play kenny not player kenny not play against james harden is doing some of the center should we've never seen before right it's like if as long as a portland can avoid drew holiday they'll make the western conference finals yeah i'm talking like oh boy the town of blow it as a ton of blow it up at a time just say okay we need to get the five states then before sort of like a like two very different decision but i do like i i'd be shocked if they were like unless the west is just so tight that like the one seed in the eight seed were like a three win difference or something like that like i'd be shocked if they were lower in sexually no i think they're even they won fifty last year and then one from rubio the conley that's a win they're going from jae crowder the bogdonovich that to win like ed davis is like they'll still have that big option like famous but they've got more jeff grief at the minimum with a good signing for them through a bit of jazz thereby right right right like they still got ingles about moody april what they got it for the good like he had a decent you're in new york xm hopefully this year maybe yeah possibly like i don't know they i think they don't make some noise as you see portland trailblazers heavy drastically different looking team but they didn't stay stagnant they didn't do anything huge on the free agent market a they pick the late twenties got a guy mid twenties got a guy a lot of people are high on a saturday running back but since i saw lillard and mccollum in that sense they're they're running back their their top to what do you see fair other than lillard demanding a trade and blowing it up what else do you see that's the only thing you know i think they should try forgotten are okay like that's to me that's the exact like they read they doubled down like the type of team like america will be out something out whiteside that's fine like whiteside skull a playboy player oh yeah like bays more evan turner i find nurse will be back at some point like that calendar play more minutes but they still have the same cj and then big i think cavanaugh i like that in between guy i know what it would take the ghetto but i think they should get going on my tastes like i think i'm gonna leave in simon's or little like a future pay yes all right that one day and may i guess you'd have some back a probate more phase most probably like he's there for that reason but they i guess you could have just been turned i don't get that true simple idea bays more i keep hearing great things about simon's i dunno like propaganda ganda just trying to pump up his trade value but if he's like that nice maybe they slip up now for something i dunno but yeah i wouldn't either simon's or little 'cause i wouldn't trade collins but yeah i think they're like a gallon when are you i'm trying to think of like a similar player like that who could be available but i think that's what they need like they lost heartless they loss after route i mean like who's defending sure who's defending co why for paul it's like body type even have to put up like you don't have even evan turner anymore you don't have more with friday's rodney hood yeah rodney hood noted wing defend and again not locking up either but he could at least give you a steady twenty on the steady seventeen i play on the air right like who's going down who's in theater regarding lebron on the flight zach collins like come on i think in god's been making and guard guard anybody in between which is what we've seen quiet leonard like i want another guy that looks exactly like me so it's like yeah who's guarding lebron i don't even know who they have at the garden i will say michael porter she's like jay claiming put now he's in minnesota now oh that's right shit this is why we're doing this 'cause my everyone's on a new team and the lay man is a in minnesota but it's like if you have any sort of bucket get over like six foot four it's like we have for you my friend who the hell the garden and i'm not even gonna have to be like a star player which i who garden jason tatum on that team jason tatum or maybe stand ups after i think he's gonna have a good year i really hope he does i think you need to take a look at the owners for spring spring i would say at lax division in a movie at the very top of that i even like this ain't why the garlic rudy gay no this year though rudy gay bashing with this roster that don't like somebody in that just like him but like who do they have to put on dodging not a show like just that not assault who depend on ken thompson like again just body type was not a soul whoever put on buddy he'll look like a big six six like i don't even have to be able to put on a i mean like like the tobias harris type coups type who i don't even know like what body type there i mean i guess this is what their their long term i hope was a little bit even that's a very long time but they made the idea that that doesn't help the now it all right like who like they need like that josh richardson adjusted british i would have been like a a great pickup for that right but yes now i think they should try gallon are i think he's attainable i think he would say that yeah i agree that or not is when al does gonna say they should have just signed mirror church before he went overseas with that doesn't fully held down with the they got a good i agree skip over the thunder i feel like we talked a lot about simon there unless you have any more westward takes i'm ready see the shade maryland's patrick patterson show pretty good i'm also made is like you couldn't get out stephen adams that's like that's just a two year deal that's why like right now is really nothing but expands matter but cap space doesn't matter 'cause you creating a forty eight hours nothing makes sense whose nets are in minnesota timberwolves i think they're just waiting for dangelo trade i think like covering telling kogi be first should do it and that's why they would still have de angelo kover in towns andrew wiggins and so tired jones is a restricted free agent right yeah i think he signed this tinder today oh no i stand corrected any he signed a grisly he's an offer sheet twenty eight million yeah i thought someone gave an offer sheet so do you bring him back here in minnesota a i honest i only do it if i think and flip them in their deangelis trade anonymously actually i think i do because team expires after this joe he just can't shoot ashley see on a new tires yeah i saw someone maybe it was a francis retreating some ties jones says that made him out to be the best point guard in the league no they play really i think like with the numbers like how have you gotten in a camera you know again i said what like plus minus how much better they play on the court with him and his find it now i think like i i don't know if that's compared to like in verse jeff team which would make sense but he's good he just can't shoot like i get the heat turned in decent year if they don't really like they lost road so i think i would imagine if tire who's from synergy ties jones ranked indeed ninety nine percent tile an offense efficiency this season a after adjusting the virus passing is six point seven assist to turnover ratio and half court an eight point no assist to turnover ratio in transition ranked first and second then then be respectively so in open court him a leading the charge is as good again how about you then i will resign a this is from december the timber wolves are plus seventeen points a win covington sarcasm jones on the floor together obviously sarge isn't there anymore but they still to those guys yeah that's the biggest 'cause i like they stunk covington didn't play this calendar year at all so yeah i would i would run that back because absolute worse i could probably trade him the golden state in the dan slow traffic right after that the worst case scenario you as tires colder covington in towns with dragging around andrew wiggins a or kobe out there as well what if you had the option the get westbrook now or wait for probably de angelo would you like you know you could get westbrook right now dan like they might keep him they might open it up to every but i don't know i'm tempted to say westbrook i i don't hate that but i would probably just wait thirty angela just cause i know how much towns likes dangelo there and this is what i'm like all right well if we get i know where it up the timber wolves we haven't been great fights on so if we get like his best friend and that's what it seems like it is like i'm trying to move to keep towns longterm more than it is to win right now not hundred percent like that's all this is about these guys wanna play with their friends so whoever the label once in the play where so so right yeah and again team seems more friendly than i've ever seen him play they were willing to sign and trade yes it was traded politely like if they just haven't understood right now then yeah i think the only way i do it for westbrook is if they get off wiccans that's the only that's what that's what i was thinking about like i'd have to think about it right i get off wiggins right now because i think like okay if i can't get dangelo i could probably still get west for the thunder having traded up yet i know improperly still get hofer dangelo unless they were like we want some weekends in that case i'd i'd pull the trigger today still try get dangelo could you still have the same massive right sure it was a terrible idea like when i would i would try to like westbrook having him in day one helps you stay competitive then you get dangelo by would work defensively they can't be picky it's like we got a guy who can help right now and the guy who is best friend are good friends with our star yeah i think that's the most best move by far as just like just like i feel like we're seeing more outlets like can they win small anymore it's like the warriors are dead like i dunno anything we think like thought for the past two years is true anymore right and it's like the clippers where everyone's new favorite team there two six seven six nine wings a and then cards like beverly and lou willer smaller guards who have vastly different skill sets but like their top four isn't even even heralds like west six ten bags like he's not just george might be wide right like six for like paul georgia's is taller than that so it's like a that's i'm play by the beauties of they complained like the two three or three or even like the four five a right over the fuck they want but it's like i don't want to like do you need to be able to like again duran steph and clay are on the same team anymore like this is it this is obviously a different mb like the last time they will happen yeah lebron in that campaign one over the long fucking time ago only one of those three guys is really even are playing basketball this year knock on wood shit so it's like you know they're like in the mix once they get clay back they'll definitely be in the mix that's why yeah for sure but if they could add like yeah the dream on clay stephanie seventeen just drop covington oko being they're not gonna pay their helmets agree yeah i'm gonna say covington's essentially just a younger dollar like that's just fix literally exactly what they need and kobe the younger covington doing exactly what makes though they better worse than the pelicans as currently constructed as currently i'll say better they're better than neurons i said better i like they they have the they have a better player like no reason the tank and i'm he's gotten better every year since like i'm just so many just comes kicking in there well we all know he turns it on right after you all star break but even like he he always sustain that and then turns it up so it's like oh yeah fisher last year after the all star break this covington filthy like they were one of the top three five ish deep into windows to get losing gifts i wanna bring him back that hurt but if y'all go better if if everyone could be free agent today you could start a team with a wherever you wanna would you pick designer towns first who that's a good one i shouldn't watch yesterday's game they were they wrapped in jersey around i dunno i think i'd go town home call me homer not but he's he's relatively to me like a bird in the hand still also can get a lot better yeah and it's like i think zion has a chance to be special special but i'll say this man colors jim looked lost a smaller he just a lot bigger in college jams and be like that oh boy listen to a george outside at purdue the celtics a took him they traded a young toby marshawn brooks from on draft day in college i was like oh this guy's gonna be starting center for a decade the second he stepped on a summer league corners i got the shooting guard what's happening here yeah now and again he's like he'll get his conditioning together but there were a couple of things like he's i think zion had a jump shot blocked i dunno if i saw that old near in college yeah everyone's without taller yeah so is that the answer who would you go that could that could really see both sides yeah no it's it's i feel like people right now who is now just be honest nominate people watch september sweeter 'cause we are in love with karl anthony towns but the people right outlasting screaming like a design by a lot you fools like i could see that side of it i see that's the thing i don't think it's a blow out one way or the other i really don't i think if it was poll rely on one like i would disagree with it but i think we call it it'd be like eighty twenty rule things out oh for sure that means young gary's brand new i just i am a rip the ball out of kevin knox his hands and dunking on his entire family lineage but a challenge but i don't think this is i think there's a hot take were gonna start hearing soon i don't believe it but i do thanks tousands wildly durable on top of everything else he does really well designed might just be like bo bo jackson's since where he's just way too strong and essentially gonna rip like is this quiet clean off the bump like i don't think that's like crazy things i think that like again that's part of it that's wild like town to the relatively certainly that's part of it i'm looking at yeah he missed five games this year most he's ever miss suppose zero he missed coming into this year so again for looking at also paul jordan versus so high on car down and getting hurt more but yet like that where it's like okay no diomede nb conditioning and again it's it had i think he just turned nineteen like the day like so it's not a concern but it is a thing where like town just keeps getting better and i know he does i just i dunno refused believed it defensively a guy like it's the same for yoga and we saw in the playoffs he could he could not be a nuisance right at times i've met a lot of plus defensive plays after i think towns candy that i think i think ryan saunders cutting corners that second year it might have been like a talent thing when he's playing the details he can't sustain he's physically too tired to play like that all year yeah it's certainly possible so again last year towns played a seventy seven fewer games also played thirty three minutes thirty seven and thirty six year prior so you know if they're gonna blow okay now we'd rather less is more of you then that's why i played better i think they could hit the ground running with an all all mb a player in bonn might be that but again he's gotta get like the conditions that'll take some time learning bay balls that were sure fast so i'll go timber wolves and see denver nuggets i think they stripped gal in order to stay the same things like portant here right now and they said like millsaps who manages old buddy deacon guard they kind no you like he's smart enough and long enough to like portland would kill from millsap put some journal say they would but even then it's like oh boy tobias harris is backing up millsap on the like oh no paul georgia's got him in the pick and roll again they really did nothing like of every team they've they've done the least that give jamal murray a hundred and seventy million dollars things not they've got jeremy grant that's a good choice celebrate very good point about that but all right so yeah they were talking about yeah we got german grand we think of germany grow boy listen it is now not only the mellow years moves by a a big nuggets guy i like those same but i wouldn't be like wing defender he's literally you know germany i think that's a home run your parties like exactly what they need i thinking cain right like hopefully vanderbilt can instill will be that type but right now they have like i think that's what you're gonna be and that's extremely valuable role player like jeremy grant right it's what a porter out man i read the i'm really starting to get worried that got literally just that he can't he can't stay healthy for anything like always stocks yeah it really sucks so i don't and again out where everybody all shook it up by okay why add the one thing we didn't have last year a one of the things we didn't have last year and just run it back with a a superstar and are richest man ever cool yeah 'cause like they have a nice guard rotation station that's gonna get points like even if murray has an off night like morris will probably be on or barton will have one of his like five different other beasley right feazel he's going back tori craig's nice player a and that's just millsap yoki plumlee rotation with jeremy grant now and again you get to work importer you get to work in vanderbilt bowl bogus the take his sweet time sure does so i have this new thing i think they're getting front court i think it all depends on like matchups 'cause i i still think they need that like if they would have picked up jeremy grant and like alpha through camino i'd like that's a home run off like that exactly what they need it right but again maybe they could still i think it's still acquire that guy so i i could see them in the congress finals this year they went that far this year oh yeah no i think that's i think right now how then am versus the clippers would probably be my western conference finals like i had to put money on a thing that's probably where i feel like the safest with my money i would say between those two and the lakers offer like any two two of those three if you told me those were conference finals i like the nfl's right then and there that say the rest of the northwest so yeah they even michael hart i dunno i just think they need one and again they they could get whose name yeah i mean i wonder if they'll be although it is one of the al eight james but there's so many bio guys ginger like there as many this year but they're just always bio guys feels like there's going to be more this year because of the coffers and the stigma dollars with the world and feeling like that i think jay are gonna be available it'll be some more people the toronto raptors i get upset of the finals feels like so long ago it was i really think they should just run back this team is a victory lap like i don't even care about prospects any like i don't know why leaving has to have them under the less that's the only thing i'm like i would pay the luxury tax for maybe i would you wanna fucking championship but yeah i i would run back everything to the t i so like they were like this is what everybody said like my style like a chance the blow it up this is everybody's fired after this year right so it's like this lowry at thirty three off the sauce twentyfive baucus twentythree bandleader eight you wanna bring him back but that's it then it's time to pay seok on but you if you're like we have you're scottie pippen right here and he signed and massage willing to stay and they got cat like don't figure something out that's what good by the way i picture what is going to is going to be like half season victory lap while simultaneously saying what he's got out of like oh gee norman powell a see akam benfleet like young core if they ask how do you think it'll be like i think it'd be their rotation like those minutes need replacing no no no they're they're going to play heavy minutes i was when i met just it's like seeing all right should i be looking at a trader lg or should i be looking like keeping here to build long term a friend of vehicle that's really don't know shit about you drive how closely you what the other guys color particularly the good one bad ones don't care for a but then around the deadline like if someone gets hurt all of a sudden it solves a getting the call oh hundred percent that's what i'm saying they got three four guys you could do for that's exactly what run it back right yeah i'd run it back in around the deadline just start selling off parts not that i'd be tanking by any stretch i still think they have enough players there's a even if they sold off warner to the older guys that they could make a run west but not run but good in the playoffs worth a an end just like it should like scouting my own team essentially you know they like their gravy this and again like that's like that's the situation where it'd be like okay now i'm not gonna trade kyle lowry to the sun's just because they had like i just wouldn't do that too but what am i doing like okay yeah like at the trade deadline to get you to a fucking i don't even know everybody stack now we if we get you in denver would you would you like the like would you rather play it out here or like it's up to you and he's like yeah like the compete okay you make the move yeah yeah or it's like dallas is better porzingas is healthy in their veteran they think they think they can win this year right say okay you're like do you wanna like it's completely up to you i'm not gonna i'm not gonna send you the charlotte like you that's a very you wanna championship with the very least i can't you last season i can whenever asset right anything worth that much westerly montana that trade the raptors better worse than the new orleans pelicans better i would agree i think they're not like obviously they they preferred i ask why yeah like a single raptors fan would disagree with that take a bouncing around the worst spot especially especially if they happen besides still this is slowly turning into that would you rather have youngster brad stevens i think about i hired james harden reiterate it but yeah i think the raptors like i i dunno they're still have a lot of their good players they lost their best player but a listeners and low made this point i'm glad someone way smarter than me did 'em but they were in the perfect position to go after why because the fallout isn't isn't as severe hungover another yeah another team if they trade at all they're young assets who were more integral to the foundation of the team like aca birtles nice player but like toronto right now it wasn't like man i wish we had him over championship like it's not a single person thinks that way i don't know if they still want you could have set a frisbee i if they traded seok on and they still won the championship is like what can you do space talent talent so yeah why was a perfect storm the trade yeah in it obviously paid off in the most perfect way but how repeatable is that i don't know that i feel like that's what i'd be more willing to find out oh definitely now there's still a lot like what the clippers just it that's a risk you take a listen i'm gonna risk i think it's likely obvious moves another thing people were like well you know kimball just let the show just like kimball walker nothing one clear is in between the trading got two years out and let walk for nothing right but it's like if i if i just hold onto him anthony davis killed any type of liberty had may still got hall for right and absolute like i like whatever opera like like you think he's the only bad bet you it only takes one and i think he's he can't be the worst one davis and lebron james like he might be in the bottom third but he ain't the worst one no know whoever's running the next on a given day but the worst one first of all you don't wanna unhappy paul george killed his trade value does it cause these it sounds like if they want you gotta play okay just tell and maybe that's the way it should be said if if this is even which is that i'm just gonna say even the guys like the least happy guys or the the biggest malcontents from last year kyrie irving a team just punted there a fair young controllable all star star point guard bring him in over him younger healthier happier catty man the the lakers just straight at like seven years worth of number two overall picks to get anthony davis like it's not even knowing cares just there will be will fix some they're different over here like probably not but i get why you want them right and again like what david griffin doing like he's turning stuff in the more stuff right which is like you just increase your chances of hitting and again to cruise to a person who's credit yes yep yeah again if that's what he does and i'm sure it's what he'll do either good yeah but man oh man this whole what's the point of the fucking open market but i don't even know how do they fix this in the neck cb because now it's like okay a guy going into one year i think it was what we were talking about like guys just kind of understood tampering when the guy had one year now it's like two years left now guys like what the hell so i don't know what i like i don't know what can be changed legally 'em but yeah raptors in player i think there is some simple things like i do feel bad for some teams more than others like the knicks i have a hard time feeling bad for i got the market mcadoo feel bad that they have the market but it's like today on radio stephen jay was telling a story that a and this to paint the nixon a bad picture not even like the next yeah i know i know i know the knicks are peanut butter back like a hitter saying that kristaps a when he first got drafted was most excited about being able to play basketball in like a professional facility any hour of the day number that i heard that on the low end when he got there he'd be like oh so let me open like they'll give me a key but there won't be any one rebound for may very well have like the like i gotta bring my own ball right there's no one there i take my ankles like you know how like when you bring your own net man down like i think it's just that's just tweeted out to people like i just need someone come rebound like if he could have got those but at the same time you shouldn't have to do that like kind of like yeah and that's why i buy that you're market doesn't matter because you really can't even do the basic thing i can't imagine like they own the gym like who sixers pedro intervene electricity in and out and he's like i don't know where the lights all right it's tough mccain where you go this log it on my way out of the play less that seems like some type of stuff that if i were college it'd be like institutional chaos like the knicks you'd have to be like sold at public auction police auction to whoever happens to be there that giving day now listen if there was a in the nfl teams i think opposite they would ride that's how much like that's the gap between like people care about the nfl it'd be 'cause even like the bengals like they've made playoff multiple times brown to accomplish that now lake but there's somebody doing and what the like the giants jets do something every single year and the next thing is like no thank you were just like there's a year oh boy you're really try like i would i don't know if it's like old buyers are big market biased i'm trying to be like sensitive to that like i'd even haven't been in new york many times i know i still don't understand how big it is on a media and i never will but i just don't know if it matters anymore i just don't like i know my generation i don't think we care and these guys now eight years younger than me like hey like if the internet all designed ever know like he's from i think spartanburg small city whatever south carolina but the world's has been in his hand seems like twelve right so it's like hey i don't need new york like and again now they're not doing these things i think the andre jordan basically kept farm no if you wanna be a star and company that ain't the way jared dudley said that he did a podcast with road he sold a direct on the knicks no on the net noon he was going to the lakers he right now there is a great organization they just know what they're doing the knicks though and i think that's what guys care about now in the playoff player empowerment did they just wanna go the confidence market organizations they will now have their prime squandered by like guys like selling draft picks for nothing and even even like the competent organizations like why wasn't gonna go the clippers unless they got paul george because he's like yeah you guys numbers but like i don't want all of them just yeah yeah weighty year just because you weren't able to pull off a trade yet 'cause you don't wanna trade like a twenty twenty seven protected first round pick the i i can't believe they did then trade what do you wanna do is like okay stay well wow benefit why doesn't choose my team either way this has nothing to do with me i could just hang up okay okay you got me jerry west just taunting him the the names i hear lawrence frank and michael winker so i'm get like that that's just a three headed snake of the clippers yeah i do hear lawrence rags name a lot which is good because i i've always i dunno ever since he he took over for byron scott with the nets in rattled off like the longest winning streak to start a coach's career that i think luke walton z only one who beat but luke walton even get credit for those winds so it's still lawrence frank somehow i ever since then i've been like i liked this guy this is what the celtics throw our doc like he's i think he runs like a lot of analytics if i remember what he was doing like went rondo would throw gatorade bottle and yelling talk rivers lawrence frank would just kind of take him to the side and be like all right this is what rashly gonna do don't listen to the batman well that's a that's travis travis schlink started the hawks gm starter evan assistant coach and it's just like guys just like overtime you're like okay i'm better at this right just lord trend goodbye okay actually i'm like i clearly know basketball i'm just better on this side of it right and he's killing the philadelphia seventy sixers they're getting home court i think they're the tuesday donated that's really that's really how i'm looking at teams now like i feel like it's your home court team are you i and i said yeah are you the sons who were should be delegated but it's also like we've heard for years just like where there's no way you're gonna do like making the playoffs and does nothing i usually get worse drastic by with the clippers and that's just did it in i feel like it had to play something into those guys choosing thousand percent even like as as much as i was against acquiring has thomas and making the playoffs that year just 'cause i want it a top ten pick like i think that played hugely into getting in horford than hayward the next year whether or not that veterans one stop and if it did happen right hunting like that's like that's really all you want a chance like you get to the playoffs anything can happen and it's like okay the nets showed this off bacon also schoff de angelo the trade chip so it's like okay now with dave like oh well they should have painting got eleven six seven seventeen trading away tori impressive the way so it's like yeah of course those two guys were like they wanna or with another person but also like yeah this is why weaken arrange that it could be audio but were big market an were confident and we have a playoff team and we have a good front office and we have enough cap space but you ran your friends right or you could go to the knicks who don't understand that you could play basketball around the clock the knicks i can't wait to get to the next but a the sixers yes i think that's because they're going to be very good right like a when i say it's like the top two seed they might rather start but they would be my like if i had to pick a team to make the finals i like i said it would be denver allies say i would say it would be silly in milwaukee in the east yeah i agree and they have an area to people like and gardy honest relatively well so i think they're gonna if that's just another one of those like i just don't know seeding like load management i do think a lot of people gonna try to do that fuck it up because my only the raptors go like okay i embiid you're not gonna play monday okay how about sunday and fuck that up but yeah i think there'll be really good they think of their entire depth chart i think they've got some they'll go out and peace and but after like there another team like what they moved around what they're starting with is really good is there another team like two years ago in the playoffs like they're they're six and seven guys weren't even on the team before buyout season a i think they're gonna be real attractive james to wanna join a choice we end of the year and elton brands never not trying to make a move i'll tell you think he's upset on his hand you're crazy right sit on your hands while it robs you of your best player i guess i think josh richardson getting a bad hassle like i feel like he really made i've just heard people like it's a lot of points with his last year's numbers and last year they estimate being number one option he's not a number one option it's like was decent i think that could be a number one option which is not enough it all bases off of that right yeah i i feel like more people that i've got i've having been super online this past week a but i feel like everyone i've heard talking about josh rosen spending in positive terms i think it's great pickup what's a lot of justin turner it's like they have no space by horford can't shoot he just does if he's willing to do that and i think josh rips again when he he's got thirty six percent on six times last year with a four percent he shot thirty eight percent i think he's doing less shooting he's more efficient i think i think though right and if embiid stops in horford start i think they'll be fine right man like tobias a fine shooter like i don't yeah i'm not worried about the phillies gonna be fucking really good like the if you wanna say like they're gonna miss jj like yeah i agree i think certain parts of jimmy's game yeah i agree a hey i think a lot of the east around them and got either a full staff or like two steps worse than they were last year a but i yeah i mean they've they're returning joel embiid who would probably be my pick for like i think she's going to win mvp this year would be the year to do it a i don't i will be there when you think he's a loser that they i mean they added al horford who is really fucking good a ben simmons is really fucking good i think we'd like they've been simmons here yeah that these really look like really like he his numbers were the same but i feel like he got better just unnecessarily show had been in the playoffs like butler kind of took a which is kind of necessary but it's like i don't know if that's what it is that bad for seven by he will be like supposedly like oh no i'll take it over what you're doing is working old man but give it here so i'd also they're committed at least financially knows what they might be in a late next week now that doesn't matter but yeah i think he's got a really good year and that if they can get some sort of production from either motifs whereas a year they're just one of their young guys off the bench that's gonna be milton mhm like they got mike scott back i think nfl backlit like they i think they'll pick up another couple of good better than republicans agree yeah i wasn't even that i feel like there's obvious seems rhyming saying that about globetrotter veteran pal here's the same way will ask that question for the new york knicks oh boy they're not like i feel like the kings upper like they just i i like the players they finally decided way too many players right and it's kind of a little bit of like what we were saying what charlotte to where it's players slamming in bigger roles and they're probably perfectly suited for foot would still be in elsewhere yeah it's it's also like if you like that's the downside of punting on your cap space immediately you miss out on these guys but you also missed out on the trade where the clippers pickup heartless and a first round pick which they used the senate get paul george like that's right you miss out on an i think they signed off like way too many people that don't complement each there is don't compliment rj and also rj oh yeah yeah i saw likes being here i say is more turnovers and points anderson's combined did you see any of the actual game flow i should say that's like the numbers the numbers are the numbers you're gonna have a bad shooting night that's nothing summer league the way it looks so listen real bad it was very very bad i will say to be fair the rj barrett don't you don't you dare bj's or nineteen year old jason tatum was like not great in the summer league doesn't trey young stumped last year so so like there's more than that but there's one it was to me it was the worst part of his game it was honestly everything i'm afraid i that's what scares me like the overlooking clearly open teammates to like force a bad shot and the traffic with a couple of times like end of the shot one particular like end of the shot clock you knew he was going iso and the guy just said on every single like damn near to shooting and it's gonna tease choreograph and stuff like that like you guys just try and make the roster and it's like he doesn't look nearly as smooth as he did that's what like as big a strong he'll get that but he didn't look and it's fluid to me i think it might be a conditioning thing to he who would like trey young he's missing shots those will go down he's a good shooter right with bear is just like he was playing his style of game it just wasn't working and like that's exactly what i'm afraid i do also wonder like a guy like beret he plays at duke all the way through like the end of march and they like middle marked off admit it's not even like yeah a couple of months off 'cause he's just like prepping fair on a call with the same with that guy's been going hey there are three astonishing so hunter percent yeah so that's why it's like i i do agree like what it looks bad you're just like oh boy but if i'm a knicks fan right now i'm like we've got rj that's are future go julius randle like he's gonna be decently fun to watch further two years of his contract like i we've been in worst places knicks fans see the thing is like if you take beret stunk off summer leading it'd be sold on knocks goes nuts game like that player but he's like four threes in a row and the first yeah so it's like i just think i'm looking at the players now rj bear named tbone sandra bullock's doesn't need the ball in his hands like dotson doesn't i didn't know they had henry allen's and that's the thing oh yeah 'em ellington in gibson like those or guy like i'm name like six guys they don't need the ball in their hand it only five the complaint and none of these guys starters right knocks barest start no for sure but i'm saying who he's gonna start with overpaid who needs the ball his hands when he can't shoot a if it's gonna be late and gonna start over smith either way it's the same thing the same issue yasser a one port is way bigger issue right yeah like when randall and things are gonna be going through an or portas like that's their appeal scoring big traders gonna run his off that which i play but not as and not like true like i gotta give i saw it i do wonder peyton hashtag they have the ball in dennis smith has the ball in julie is like not he importers like not passing is not what they're known for they do other things will end it's like there's rj just standing around the seat in summer it looked like he was waiting his turn and that's what scared me to it's like okay i got the ball now it's my turn iso that's what scares me because i think now it's like i i'm not getting the ball back i've gotta show my stuff because next is gonna be elford been wayne ellington get the look then taj gibson get the book and then jewish gift to looks and then bobby portis get the look and the mitchell robinson listen mitchell robinson yet by far their best player so it's like knocks gonna so i think they signed way too many people didn't like i like ellington and bullock around rj but i think i would have signed like randall and taj gibson stop they're not against our today as well i wouldn't wouldn't be randall i would have picked randall i don't think i just i don't see why need overpaid i'd rather just see what i have everything and dennis smith and rj those and be my bar right but yeah taj gibson and mitch rob's will be my centers randall and maybe knox and that's my amos knocks off noticeably bigger which again that's this year one year two right i imagine he'll play for his youngest player in the league last year flat rate doesn't he's still nineteen nineteen knock distilled nineteen is for one full year in the league same base so it's like yeah like metro rob's on the venue his touches i do wanna see what dennis smith has i don't i was never that high on him as a prospect but i don't think he's been in ideal situations yet so i don't i don't feel like i could say on him yet so i thought okay dennis smith rj they're gonna be my by julie will do the bulk of scoring taj gibson and mitchell robinson my big leagues ellington and bullock my space and with israeli the rj show with some dennis smith we still we haven't had that feels like the ideal year tummy instead it's a boy we've got a clear out for a brighter day cuss yeah data thirty last night yeah no he was cooking so when it's like another mouth in the fast break yeah frankie smokescreen just feels like a loss like i imagine he if he gets traded for like a second round pick but westbrook this and tradable can't do it mitch robson look great like he looked at level of good that you wanna say like oh yeah the year to for me i'm clearly much better than everybody here for you know it'd be a seven i would you i wouldn't i wouldn't be surprised if they shut down from summer league the temporal is just said tell her is gonna not a not play there are some electric and worked with like the actual team yeah it's summer league is probably see a terrible idea like oh definitely or i guess the the timing of it is by cabinet disclosed the draft after all these guys have again like just been traveling in labor for parents but workout you have been playing for game full court basketball as i drove around the home but now i haven't it's an actual picking a game and a four month august like for pushing the further and further on how they keep pulling it up and that's what i lay august but it starts like media days like the second week of september now okay i do we need as much break between the draft i guess it's not even that much breaks you know there isn't one of the other ones that trip and several months to their season correct i really i still think you could get away with summer league like three weeks from now like in that three weeks on end of july yeah like individualized running into the beginning of august they used to have like a decent break before like media day preseason it's like okay let's try and get the new orleans like three weeks and learn i get fucking teammates names but you don't get a reasonable basketball basketball shape learning some plays 'cause every like basketball wise it didn't look good at their he succeeded out like only his athleticism which will work because he has that but yeah it was like the guys like you know please take that jumper and it didn't look good that's why we've been proud to end shoe meetings and shooting commercials of the past six we are the next the worst day of middle age now they've got too many like none of those players i don't think are bad that they think they have too many confident players i think the bills too confident of coach like they won't be that bad even though they probably should be they're gonna win thirty two what they should be aiming for twenty two but then they drove at this year and didn't get zion hates the brooklyn nets i think they're gonna fail well i feel like they're gonna be good next year i think everybody solid this year because essentially the same team they had last year plus kyrie irving instead of dangelo russell a healthy liver annoy also tori imprint also you know like for whatever his flaws like jordan averaging double double last year and i get like even be empty numbers but i wonder if he had this entire thing in the bag i wondered why he's like why would he tracked into this regardless right he's like we're whatever i do like listen we've seen one guys don't have it you we've seen one guy stinks it'll look like eleven and thirteen whatever fucking range last year i think he just had this in the bag yeah i just people have said he's like don don i don't agree with that is you like prime lob city andre also know if there's a middle they're not even that like i'm looking at his career harris history at last year as a nick he shot a seventy seven percent from the free throw in dallas nearly eight percent so it's like he does better faster and better free throw an average eleven eleven in two blocks and again if you're platooning that with jared allen and you just added infer nothing that's a plus that's why i think they're gonna be good what kind of good like where do you have the nets the net and that took it home court okay their home court good part of me wonders if kyrie is gonna play the whole year i don't think they need him to honestly home court i think i don't think again he'll deliver dinwiddie were handle that just fine yeah but dangelo was also contributing know for sure what if it's like okay if we know we don't need it all year they will avert what's coming back dangelo took the step every sixty games a week and how they cook with the young guys also have to be worried about like playing too well this year and then durang coming back next year just saying absolutely caused problems i feel like everybody already knows all about you spray it calls that obviously yeah when there's uncertainty when everybody knows the deal a what do you think of kevin the rat changing his number i don't know if he did like on that time i don't know what the seven fourteen review article it's because it's gonna be one fifth of the player he wants before the injury while the mets got hosed why one for the seven i mean yeah i get that like why why the analytics drive and he's got stinks you change the ninety nine but how many games are sitting out last check caches shoes i'm also that yeah sure i will say that duran a like a biggie addition jersey might have to get that i'll say it looks good i don't like seven is the number though not in basketball it looks weird try thinks he's been like some best seven like lowery's been seven that's what i'm saying like it's fine but i don't i don't like it i like it a juice i don't like it on a lotta guys i do like juice that don't i don't like it looks better on the vix but a yeah i don't i don't love that number like not violence like changing number whatever just doesn't which lebron going to say anything on the today show back six and six on that thing i guess that's the one that killed good richer somebody they just i think a in that picture from the space jam set like our first before it was announced that eighty what's gonna wear twentythree lebron who's wearing six okay that makes us yeah i just assume it's going back what if they retire twentythree in sexual lebron with the lakers i think that's the entire plan moment like that's why he was so you think he was so willing to give that up come on i think he wants his jersey retired about three different franchise and i think he wants them to different numbers like kobe that'd be very funny a one hundred percent i think he's thought about this that he gave it up like that you know how many twentythree jersey there so last year and people like what the fuck do those same people have already bought a lebron six hundred good that's what he looked like you were good fucking yeah i think that's gonna be interesting this fear because no one everyone sees him as a like title contender on the horizon just around stop playing an now they almost got a little bit of the win taken out of their sales like they dominated they want a free agency it's like oh my and that's what's what's even happening and then koalas like wait till you people fucking see when i got coming a housing benefits and a good get the heat offer yeah no there's a split like the he was gonna die just because the rent wasn't going to be playing now it's like totally dead because of what the clippers have done an it's like eight were just lurking freer that's why i could see that being beneficial to them 'cause people are taking them seriously at the beginning of the year katie is not even their their wait until next year it's like no they could definitely make noise this year a i'm just like they could really have any season it wouldn't surprise me that's what i think like again like the raptors at home court last year they're out celtics have home court i think there'll be in that mix the pacers i don't get home court the net worth six right then an end with all the stuff that comes with it the age you all day there on the court kyrie irvings better dangelo russell that's great that's why i think that's really yeah i feel like they're comfortably i'd be surprised they didn't get home court i think their damn near yeah 'cause i i think there'll be it'd be bucks sixers and i think like gimme a third wouldn't surprise me and then like celtics pacers again but like there for fire 'cause he thinks housing it stinks oh the bottom the bottom six yeah bumps things real but i think the playoffs on both sides like i think if you're a fan of about ten maybe eleven franchises right now you could convince yourself that you could make the finals not even necessarily certainly when it but make the finals and i wouldn't say you're in absolute idiot protecting the yen like other nineteen percent of those every bad team in like even just a random next year would rather watch grizzlies pelicans wizards bowls even the bad stuff is more detaining you know without question a a team like so when i was saying the thunder the latest team they get hit with just a gut punch out of nowhere one of the the first teams and it felt like it happened to late in the process when it did happen but the boston celtics when al horford opted out not to restructure his deal but actually leave a felt like it happened too late and now as i look at how they're constructed not the worst team i've ever seen sixers agree that the sixers are one of the two best teams and maybe basketball i don't think he was ever up in after i think that's where he meanwhile yeah yeah how reconsider oh no he didn't gauge them up until the very end and then we just offered less money than philly went out that i mean yeah you gotta you gotta take the whole meeting yeah i think there'll be again that i think that for five home court issued mix i do still stay heavy i think they're they're missing a big i don't know who it is i think it like it it it could be gotten that so i think there'll be in there for five range again and i probably i put the i'm not to how the pacers i think about it so i'd i'd give them boston home court right now that's about where i have some four five 'em i do love kemba i don't know how to feel about him wearing eight i appreciate ix already have a anton walker number eight jersey so i'm ahead of the game there a forty one and he's like wow i'm getting a new people where my jersey for one yeah they ask tyler brian you like oh no no i it's i i'm i think like as far as the game goes completely depends on if they were it's gonna be last year say word or the guy they signed coming out of utah i don't think it's gonna be either but i think it's gonna be good i think i think he could be like most improved good like seventy five percent he was in utah yeah like any like if he's just really just going to like okay you're you're backed up basically what you're going to be whatever it is this what by for the most part it's been what two years now this way it'll be had been it'll be two years yeah so it's like okay yeah he's a really good passer and they just run like more often storming back like a pass the ball defender and can like from what i like consistency and i don't know if that was part of the getting back to it part of the conditioning is like oh yeah he looks great one my offer one night that sounds like conditioning not like basketball skills i think that'll be that i could start having a good year this year see like now that we know some of what what's wrong with that team i do wonder if it was conditioning or if it was just like you have certain nights everyone fucking hated her mother nature is fine a i mean again it could have been both but it's like one of those things like like kyri with some of that it's like well he's not here and i am so direct you gotta and somebody said he would like jaylen hated kyri which is funny they say outright but yeah i can't imagine he would alone so it's like the lesser of two evils nobody hated hey regarding the bad guy or weirdo or anything they just were like to just be better at sports and you really can't feel like i just need some time i think this year he's gonna be fine i think he i think he's gonna have a good but i still think you had there been away safer shirts dot like cancer is fine he is their best free banner they've had he's a great remaking by yeah yeah baby in my lifetime a guy like eleven tonight if nothing else right and he's going the like even i looked at his numbers when he went from sitting next to portland last year was that last year zanex oh yeah jesus christ a like in portland on the way better team which i feel like is more comparible the what boston and has this year as opposed to the knicks at any point in time a lot to say come on if he's gonna do that like for a contract that is like nothing like i'm fine with that a i wanna see a lot of robert williams this year because why not now never never a they brought ties back which are like grant williams wasn't a big but he is gonna play a lot of for a i don't think are johnson mb i player which kills me to be so much fun see that's the like with all those guys it's like a it's a fine mix but yes i come out like somebody to replace like a bruce elliott flash bangs just one more solid big i think you get that so i wouldn't be surprised i don't really know what a like if you can just released john i dunno like what stage of contractors in 'em but like if i would love to see taco fall on this roster because why not i mean it may be at my onto based on like if his options been picked up at this point in my career you gotta pay you to a certain extent anyway michael just touching them get we want on the roster right i think he has any team option oh no way now can you hear me now again yeah it's his option this year you're paying three million how guardless so yeah i haven't been some beer cottonwood if you're paying number go to a but like a a closing time five as long as you're not playing like science embiid you canal chombo mark is tatum in a genuine mark anthony hayward out there and i feel like that's a match up nightmare for another team a nightmare for another team has no more sure i'm just fucking like one point game you need a bucket like that's a strong five down about their games like that strong five down from a business and need at least one big well i think it would have betrayed the would you trade the methods picker drumming i mean just i know financially that doesn't work a no financially that doesn't work like a what is drumming selling any of the three drawn missouri agent next year right john is a free agent next he he can opt he's gonna opt out this summer so yeah so yeah but it's not something that's completely tying up and i don't know if the getaway like a a tree young guys that just that that memphis peck yeah i would i would do something along those lines memphis back yeah i would i would do something along those lines would you trade the pick four definitely some bonus definitely yeah but not like the intent prior to like immediately work this year but just outbound on the workplace year no for sure but even less there that says to me just get again getting off at i just don't think that picks gonna be that good and i think even get like a legit like something now in later drummond's young enough to maybe you get a man keeping so bonuses young up and you have roster control pick protection laws are much more severe now that protection like we just don't fully know what the new lottery is yet like it was going to shock two years ago not out yet they switched up say odds and it was like the lakers have the fourth pick all of a sudden my top five protection is like a very hefty principal protection protection sure that's why it's more like i don't really care about it that's really awesome i'm not gonna speak like this year next year i just think that that grizzly peak probably 'em but yeah i wouldn't wanna tie my cap space like i wouldn't want us to a guy who had three if there were center out there were like awakens contract like yeah no if there were some but bomba's for young guy though he has fervor bomba bona's yes yes a tremendous like the mask and work on after like got happiness ross smart house will be involved now have this ross like a smart ass involved i'm sure how much the exact same contract is cancer two years time maxine contractors cancer two years time okay yeah so i think yeah i'd have to be after like some coming i'm guessing yeah boot tice i think even get again driven makes alive but he's still in the old contracts anybody on the old contracted feels like it's it's worth yeah but i'm excited about some play a see what some of the young guys like lifer it's not playing in summer league but he is like practicing with a like i'm pretty sure he's in boston remember that now we can't be practicing with the team they're rebuilding his shot is good sure other cars and i wasn't gonna be really good i like carson there was a lot so as like if he could be like it'd be like just like i feel like we've lacked that bench scoring scoring for bringing him anes will bring a cancer off the bench kanter might start i honestly have no idea but if we bring those who off the bench hypothetically like that's a lot off the bench i think that's what it is that's what it's like still still fisher whereabout shows like size that small and concern but yeah like per what but all things considered yes this is they're relatively good a rendition of what did it would have dyer a few weeks ago like a worst case like maybe like trending in the complete wrong direction now the dust settled in like the the team's pretty much locked in unless something drastic happens like those i've seen much worse celtics teams definitely will future who's a there is one more thing i wanna say 'cause it's a related to juice a did you see this article that article that came out today no germany fast company and i never heard of before from fast company a but i saw the tweet and it just in celtics star so far so good celtics jaylen brown wants wants to fix american school jaylen brown a americans which i assume he's already done with by the time that articles been posted assuming he's already done with by the time the article from stick the sport a but i there punch a tremendous quotes from juice on this but the last paragraph prisoners but the people look at me like jaylen you're on ebay player what do you complaining about like just landscape the barriers sightings but why should i forgot about the people who didn't want to shoot over a million who didn't because they pour baby well what the hell ninety million million jump shots to be able to stand in front of you today might go through the german it could be a little bit smoother for the next kid and i plan to bridge that gap he also had a lengthy quote about starting a revolution a starting a revolution kyri kyri such like here hi friends who like just happen on a thought that slowly drift away out of his brain minutes after he says it jalen's like no i wanna start a revolution never gonna do it's gonna happen on this day at this time this are gonna overthrow a capitalism i really like many of you do you think they they really ain't i don't think they were i don't think they saw i'd i stare third i did not align what do you think it was like encores stuffing things just like personality class sometimes just not a fit like i don't i don't think those guys like when he when he said that it shocked me i feel like they pride and get alone i don't think of it like onsite like i'm thinking when they see each other again i eighty five what am i heard i dunno i like that shortly after the season that a someone didn't like jaylen because he thought he was a like an intellectual a which i like mit she thinks jails in the actual so i don't know that for sure listeners i don't think it's like an axe by jaylen like oh i think he's genuinely like very smart a as i say correct yeah the buyer myron role shit yeah some josh world a yeah right rosen obviously really want this man a same reports said at a jail and didn't like kyri because he was just a fake intellectual like even like what discover mendy you jalen's like i just i just find it for you yesterday shutdown yeah i mean again i could see that but i do think kyri recruiting guys but the net dirty find this fucking hilarious that hysterical just after the game is that you know guys catch up with you know me you andre katie brooklyn the now i do think there a a timeline out there where a time like either cash just don't wanna trade got rid of the celtics or he doesn't wanna get he doesn't come to the celtics two years ago and the celtics just like don't let anyone else they just stick stick with the young guys like andrew stick with kyri underwriter like boston looks pretty good there just waiting for two guys like also strolling and then they just signed to guys like us just rolling sure maybe they just wanna be a new york that certainly i wouldn't rule that out but nothing that will never know and now boil boy again it's it's the friends network now so cofer sure don't go there and horford tell me oh they rank anyone horford spellings like almost out of the league so that one doesn't concern me as much i i you play their so horford the dot and yell ryan pointing out of nowhere in the past like two years i haven't been worried about philly at all still it's just much better now kevin durant's in that same draft class crushable out of the playoffs next week i gotta say nah i'm probably the next next next thee like i said yeah but but see andre scouted the knicks and gave the no go kyri scouted boston averages those plays stinks kevin durant's like really i like most of those guys who's now trust me like all right and it is really all it is now that's all all it is is saying who's gonna be on the i think they should start picking worst people for the team olympic try out like like manno man that will kill you know towns and booker but the monte morris got invited like wow i didn't really accumulating martin martin right to vegas every like two years first team usa like those open practices everyone's like man i wanna play like i mean like i just found out these guys they're like they're honest if this is the name of the game but yeah i need a good player i think it'd be like you gotta be a great guy to be a good recruiter like as i am on the talk the talk the bears bears good stay reddish a good a good kenya were crawley pretty well rex ryan man again so yeah just i feel like that was the things like katie kyri andy on driver three other guys hung out a lot they olympic that's how they should form now walk on the wild let her know i guess i'll keep playing basketball that sounds all right okay the san antonio spurs in san antonio spurs who are paying you talk about me it's and he finished they finished first in three point percentage last year second field goal percentage second in their own division barely made the playoffs completely forgot out they don't they don't take three hit 'em a lot don't take on the strategy they have like that's that's no melissa murray coming back he missed all of last year span derek whyte who looked good last sheer contract year derozen which could look like anything contract probably look the same as last year in the seven years before derozen but still last year seven years before he might he might be on the move you might not boy new york knicks dave still got marcus marcus i they brought back rudy gay for demar charles there for reasons like killed and brady going on in the summer league does a string of hits like like that's gonna win forty five games slowed lani walker in year two grass lani walker year to yeah i can't get there is more to me like again if we're just seeing how this league is played now you're gonna have to let a player do whatever they want i don't know if we look at the spurs in this high regard anymore and again they're still like they're gonna be fine but they like they looked in the dunk they handled that well congrats when you you hit the lottery amended not pretty good wrote congratulations and then after i don't know how much morgan go like i don't they handled the situation for the cause even if he was always going to elway they still missed out a peak season of him good it sounds like they didn't wanna let him rehab on it or they didn't trust his word on on his body yeah so that's why i feel like mid city itself i'm like a big free agent am i going there anymore like like i'm like kyle lowry might go there okay but it's like a they're not winning anything i don't know who they're recruiting i don't know i don't know if they're naming as much as they used to and these words might bite me but i'm fine with the with the spurs of wonder if they were just like hey why we knows you don't wanna raise sign here that's fine but we'd rather lose you for nothing if you promise to like compete this year which i think he would have that's what i'm saying if they were just like okay the whole last year you play what nine games like seventeen seventeen single digits what it feels like okay yeah like if the if the whole point of that he played those nine with so they got this year from him in san antonio right and he walks it's worth it because if you get this year alone from him like i'm not guaranteeing a championship but i feel like they make the conference finals at worst if you told me they have this exact version of while they got the hill on his own time but he's just that low and they maybe maybe they do win it all again they were busted in golden state fast before and if they don't have a baseball golden state the conference finals there's no duran they might go to the finals anyway they might smoked a boxer whoever's there so so and again if he walks after that he walks and then you could do so that's why they i think they botched this and i don't know why they're not getting because they didn't tim duncan and great as it's like oh they hit on parker man like for sure hundred percent hundred percent that's just a lot easier when you hit on tim duncan having one of the five best players of all time typically helps that's what i've been told typically what i've been told right and it's like why up to the level he's at now i think it's fair to say he would have got there regardless like there's a point where it's like well he had a heater hook up with the spurs with a perfect match at this level he just would have got just a matter of time he's just such a high level and so it's like what they had that made a great trade for him for sure and helped him get to that in a completely missing gotta keep all this even for year because you traded him for getting ms if they even got so jaco minute trade is like okay you got it i got my making all starting next year oh gosh they tried to hit the ground running it named james that's what i'm saying like you did they get norman powell at least get a wing new get like somebody did not give me a shark while you will get a center and you got twenty two centers already and you know you couldn't find any like for big big man between twenty five ministries 'cause i'm i i just like the spurs are living like a clear they're not like knicks bad but boy oh boy you talk about living off yesteryear they even the first round two years straight to but they not getting the heat the thunder get no now they shot at one of like okay well why was hurt well okay well you didn't let him get healthy and then flipped him you want one more game in the regular the season and lost in the same first round and again as we said cohen i probably would've went to the clippers regardless but you punted like the last season of like historically great season postseason run including so they made it to me i think that's fair they better that's fair you're talking i got the better but i'll just it's like man oh man i his personality just didn't mess there collide leonard personality but how do you keep get or expect a keeper star with any kind of temperament other than widely like they got some nut right louis again one of one they got cohen who again again they did they did they trained they traded for him but again he might be a one one to just a unique talent like the botched it man oh man they to strike first rounds but they they not getting the heat oklahoma city get they're not getting the heat dame guy before this year name again as good of a package oklahoma so they got the fall george not doing any payments that these are facts but it's like the spurs last two years sixty seven sixty one forty seven forty eight and i don't think they have any realistic way to get out of that range right like like who's committing there right now it's like yeah i wanna i'm ready to pop i wanna win now 'cause i feel like anybody hunger is like i don't know how long you gonna be there i think the best the best tony i just be like pairing all sandwich that they're young guy which again that's like to their credit that's what they do but for this season i mean i i'm they'll probably make the playoffs but i don't know if they should i think they should clip derozen right now improperly altered to but i mean it's one of those things like stephen adams can't move do you think like altered chef seen i that's why i honestly i'd rather it's like i can keep a workaround aldridge hiking with the roads i've got derek whyte i've got murray coming back i got lani walker i got maybe kelvin we got guards and the rosa can't shoot he's younger very durable he's like you know charlotte orlando had disrobe yeah it'd be three zerosum wouldn't but they may be like i'm trying to think if orlando doesn't want a west where you think they would give up derozen just like we just want another all we know tomorrow's gonna be all fun eve with all of the all star see their worst places to be like like bomba for gordon pry both but i would you do that if you're both at the same packets for westbrook really i dunno i kind of feel like gordon so you'd have the if i'm trading fritter if i'm going for derozen i'd want basically that cap space going into next summer so gordon is not on my books anymore and see what you got free year but that would almost be more like a move like hey we got a great free agent class next year but we think we could get one of those top guys see that's the thing derozen is gonna be the top guy there'll be another like that class think so it's either i felt like if you're trading fern derozen right now you're basically saying he's armed next year after just like we're gonna have money next year but orlando could also be like okay we could like again the top of the east we make a move up a little bit we just add another all star caliber sure if he's gonna be the same player in the next six years so i if i could get again more big y you should've traded fucking jaco porter but no you're bumping gordon about yeah let's go and start this off and maybe the market if the lakers had any young assets go i guess just trading to their they whiffed the norlin the new orleans pelicans it's who's next house say i think stars will be better themselves and tell us there'll be good but i do a lot of everybody's loved every single moves they've made and i think it's gonna be like there's still a lot of moving parts and that's still a lot of not having anything so i think there'll be they're gonna be a fun team to watch just look like they've got like pet sitting out a win now we've got some real like rookies upside but again like zion gotta get better conditioning how many minutes havens radio play right now i don't know how many minutes mchugh alexander walker ready to defend right now it's been two years so there'll be a process but they're they'll be fine there'll be fun to watch i really liked the pelicans this year i really like because there's like that because there's that level of pissed off westbrook was winter rent left no one's ever gonna reach that again as an individual gonna reach that again but i could see the collective of like lawns literally dribbling ingram lonzo all of them being like seventy five percent of them being like as fired up in the past and like when lonzo southie has been very good defensively he's shown some signs on austin him andrew together could be terrifying especially resigned on behind them i liked derrick favors alive they got jj redick they're like they have enough favors veteran is so they're like they have enough hopefully guide them through close games and squeak out some wins and then they've just got guys with one right top tier talent that they haven't necessarily consistently captain sooner but ingram last year before he got hurt a angling january honors a monster a if he's gonna be healthy like i don't see any reason why he can't be really good healthy like i don't i think zion why can't be really good yeah that's why like i dunno i remember thinking it'd be like a like pissed off i just think it'll if they're just able to be there on the court and play their games because again lebron changes everything lebron james had had you ever played in your life and now it's like you just don't think they're gonna play more of their games and yet they're both healthy they're gonna be again i don't know how many windows gonna translate into but that's the beauty of having all the cases we don't necessarily have to and i think you could argue maybe we should never be concerned about that they just do whatever the best interest of you the i'm a i mean they're designed makes any team like one of the top league pass teams but like i mean there's just a very fascinating team based on everything that happened yesterday team he's on everything i dunno i think they're gonna be like really good immediately just 'cause i think that's how good silence really good immediately just 'cause i think that's i think they're gonna make the playoffs i don't know if they're gonna have enough but i do think they're gonna be really close even in a tough west and the east that'd be like a five seat topless like a further west i do think they're gonna battle like i i don't see any reason they can't be as close in competitive in the kings where for the majority the season last year yes will say i've completed men in like falling at nine ten range would be and very competitive they also got set up a new one they got my man mills back two years fourteen different spreading spreading the bag around me for one i liked the city you think there'll be better than me okay now now yeah and now this mobile it'd be really funny is took a four was just like oh i'm ready now by the way just like kevin by on it just in case where did she dallas go 'cause i saw they let him go and i was like i would have kept in there's been a perfect time to see what here in the memphis grizzlies who's your favorite team i think i think they're having a great off season go on i love with john moran i think that but his brandon clark after yesterday dragging it out in our shared i realized that happened last had it in trade for again so bazeley sure i think badly might be very good i think brennan clogging gonna be nbp's like relatively soon so i like that from memphis they got it would look like if they're not just gonna like oh no when i'm just gonna give you sorry i know you like bass nicely but we can't do that i don't hate them take like rolling the dice art taxing either by the thunder just a bad spot i'm willing to if the sun which is the first team news dot com will make sure everybody makes a very a keen pick up by that gene jonathan who will say i just i feel like i've liked a lot of what they they hired the new coach i would've kept bickerstaff but apparently the good the new coaches rave review rex every new coach of the best coach ever so yeah they have a lot of like what they've done just nbs play 'em like mountain a dillon brooks slo mo jae crowder bruno i think word two years after he was supposed to be good so he's ready supposed to be good entering burn already cooked now i gotta say i was watching a one time be i think the japanese guy after they got him politically and he makes their team he's gonna play staircase life yeah would be i think you said he's like six eight six nine okay i just make some really good parents like balancing eunice i thought he had a really good year they lost alon writing will get i think that's a great sign up for dallas i would like if they kept alon right but but flyer in grayson allen might have ties joe conley might have titus jones got karl anderson i think they've they've got crowder who i think will be fine in the locker room working flip equal dollar saying i dunno i dunno where joke him noah is going to japan's very strange a part of last season it was very strange avery bradley was to go play i dunno which laker which version lakers host the bad one oh wow i doubt rondo yes every i never left as much as rondo much thrown no last year round of it that stupid fucking game winner against us toronto god damn do last year struck a point went on the clock no problem too much time i'd argue no problem too much time i'd argue also think triple years they did you who is the the damn a woken wilkin did you see this wilkins smoking he's a he's a writer who's been around a long time he's a he's a rear yeah no the named adam you gotta take all right from somebody right or give me a novelty a boy to this giant triple j both interacted with a triple j i think those bad a whereas tickets those tell me that in unheard of for dan wilkin nbc has just shown jamaran in the stands meeting chili cheese fries and jaren jackson downing owning some chicken fingers on friday jack all caps to the grizzlies even have a nutritionist to the grizzlies even having too much drama quote tweeted in did the the sponge bob main sees fifteen a so he'll lower case de capital of the mocking tyler lower kc capital some will say he didn't really commit to doing it he didn't do like every other literally supposed to have to wonder if he's correct drives this nbc effing gandhi drive and then jaren jackson responded this tweet about us eating a crying laughing face crying laughing base i love how proper everything is written out prayer hands march guy where everything is no prayer hand smart guy working for island so you had the grizzlies are probably gonna be it's a good thing they didn't get the top pickens i on because boy oh boy would that lardo get even fathom what's that lardo get even fat mhm some good man i gotta say triple j b star talk to i dunno if he made all drifting i think i got i think he was like i'm all in on it i think he was second thing okay if not he should have been i listen i'm very pro where nearly as pro a triple j podcast is we are towns by guest triple team says we are towns but yeah there's no reason to be out on mattresses made better jerseys for this next memphis and the clippers need snacks immediately new jersey new jersey i think the grizzlies can work drivers definitely need the houston rockets also need new ones after they just change them heading into this year and they already stank but a they pretty much of the same same the same thing as good or bad anymore more like normally be good good a nother sunday will find out what's bad so you will find out a sudden they're they're li like i just keeps doing it like also a maybe my girl told you right now james harden average thirty eight and ten next season you'd be like i i would you think about it i yeah i've not we got decent album you yeah okay so i'm just gonna keep guessing he gets a historical declines even slightly play the i don't think chris outlines the season on that thing i dunno where he's like it's again it's only so few players like again might be hornets friend george guy bring them home but i don't making any team any it'll be somewhere you get somebody else agent which we didn't listen we didn't see mellow just being out of the league as quickly as we did well that's and when his contract ran out he was done that's the thing with paul he's just got his contract that mellow his last year they paid lingo way paul got three more so we at least to where we're from that ship feed it i dunno it'd be very finance here's some just like bottom out i don't even know what number that number would look like but now that's like the owner is apparently like after telling them they spend anything he got the first looking was like oh hell no so he's he's not doing that he's also not buying the buyout tight i gotta give you money they go somewhere else fuck you which i don't i don't disagree with it but he's not by now chris before we say we give you a i dunno thirty one and call it a square he's like no no exactly like i'll i'll wait the other seven please what i would call that i'd be straight up i think so do both sides do that i really think they do who the only i don't think oklahoma city does it just doesn't come with like any young piece it's gotta come with no shirt on like they don't even have a young if it came with like capela yeah okay if you like give us capella and paul we'd get off adams and russ i noticed save some money 'cause i just know adams adams makes more i think all sides do that i think all sides do that flew i feel like the raptor the rest of the rockets will get adams and flipping in two minutes while untradable between it's week everybody's tradable i refuse to believe the russell i i just i on the rockets on like calling them right now offering trade oh i don't know if it would be interesting again yeah parts new durant's like why did they tell me they were gonna do that i wasn't playing with this weirdo well i think the only is like if i'm i'm not you find out i gotta be honest conversation what russia's like you like do you need it to revolve around you yes why because they're so yeah okay dench we gotta send you the charlotte like if you while you're gonna play nice and play nine then i'm wiping the houston orlando or get somewhere with another star so it's gonna be detroit out of all the change but now let's 'cause i've thought about it earlier on the train to like oklahoma city has a team because of chris paul oklahoma city in a kind of like i feel like the fans already know they're rebuilding but i feel like a lot of it won't be like are it's not ross it's not a good team but this is this is the reason we have basketball i feel like they wouldn't be completely pass the house and big of a fuck about i'm old bitch our team hey pass the ball back this year fans said you could turn the ball over get off the court belly users crying shea shea shea hey i made me nervous i'm just yelling patrick patterson's name over and over again in the average anytime anybody but chris paul's borough other teams just how like wake forest more life skills a diamond it happened i also wanna like road road work on the rockets is with harden is must see absolute must see well that's it's like if if russia is really gonna be like okay last year i'm willing to take a step back i think it's interesting well he's like i'm just wanna let you dress like i get it i think it's interesting because i chris paul was still good like you just overpaid saying like west like you just be it'd be a different type of a whopping one chaos with each other but you know which one doesn't work but then again they might just like well the warriors only ten the bean is now the wars and no more so how far in houston go if they just say as they i will say sitting around would you take them a union they maturity and think they know you go well now they call them personal lakers i think it would be interesting a dangerous because if you like that again feels like a match up to i think like utah have home court but like they're they're just better they have been a bad match up for utah for like they get them in the somehow get them in the first or second round maybe maybe confidence fine but right now what they say like i'd probably take golden state's like returning for they're returning three plus dangelo which are very closely in houston houston i mean they were all healthy like seconds long as he's like i don't think then it'll work clay back as long as you want a healthy back in you know what i mean that's just like healthy yeah i mean you'll be happy when they need they dallas mavericks they dallas mavericks definitely what steps do i'm not sure i do like the one right allied along right i feel like twentyfour for forever and now some how much longer than you thought early reverend now much older than i thought he was he's like twenty not holding the point of the game he might have been it's been like i got maybe conceivably like always coming out toronto's batch and like always like it just didn't seem as much david exe use the same draft this terrorist regime as much to say we are so i'm just wrong he's twenty seven is so wrong yeah i like doesn't step on jalen brunson but it also gives some somebody who condition one which i'm really glad they didn't step one yeah jalen brunson a so him bronson john chick a sim hardaway junior courtney leads tim hardaway junior chris hemsworth we signed although i haven't heard chris cleaver reassigned power numbered a i haven't heard like any weighing about like kristaps a health progress we got the full max max so it'll be like eighteen months since they've got bullied and so i mean if they if they get the i get i feel like it's coming out that he's been looking good in workout so i guess they're like now he's back like this is what happens where the knicks been let you take you're right so i feel like he'll be healthy it's and it's so you're not great play between the stuff we have like mark cuban i poured for jaylen brown poor maxi cleaver massey got like four years like four thirty five would have both of them might have got to yeah for thirty five good maxi powers and cheap either they're a they better not allergens either there or not say 'cause you don't know kristaps house yes so i i'm assuming for like they just gave him i'm a i'm taking it like he got game one so i would say yes if chris apps isn't healthy better yeah okay i'll go pelting this is if you could have do luca designer who would you take sides will slide it why 'cause i don't think his offense is broken his like his shots not great now i get that but i don't think it's not great like i dunno fence simmons is ever going to be able to shoot because he refuses to do with the correct way this is i on i think we'll be able to correct shoot at a reasonable level in his career reasonable love an i don't like he'll get closer to lucas offensive capabilities and luca will ever get to silence defensive capabilities to silence defensive but that's more like again like i get it could it's two way but if it's like luca is the exact off into the piece that you would want like the way they mbh going it might just be hitting his stride like it's a perfect time and i like it'll be fine defensively i just like i i feel like i've seen the times and win multiple defensive player of the years of things and make all mbh ricky apps like again he's a rare prospect but we brought that stuff doesn't happened like like it's just that he he might be just that rare what it's like for deep into like go bears plants and defense defense and i've seen is like a like he should be a primary mary playmaker and it's like i don't know if that's signs of bush i think is best use of kind of like feeling in right i agree and elite level ideally is like like a dog will now here's i divers there it's yeah but like it's like primary i don't want the ball like of course he can do it that's part of the appeal but like i don't want him like bringing the ball up the court now that's waste i want him in transition run you know he if he gets thrown rebound runs the break up one logistic you want out of him same with luca you don't want him like passing out to someone what i do is i on at like he doesn't see the primary playmaker for others but the fact that he has that in his bag and i do think there's been some elite tool for him like that matters no for sure you'd go luther i don't hate it i i'd probably go i go trey young cam reddish well obviously you don't give me that is now she drives x yeah no they sure can't do it on a the chicago bulls as we wrap up are alaska friends here who the fuck plays where edition of mixing what bad young koby white very shocked thomas a shutter anti thomas cetera seems pretty good too that i kinda get i just feel like between he levine kobe i feel like somebody getting mixed out enough like it's probably gonna because he was mcdonald man that's just not like if i can't remember somebody said it like of everybody in the driver koby white with andy 'perfect process perfectly klay spur anybody he had somebody older to do like everything and it's like now one he doesn't have his teammates right younger than they were at a carolina and it's like well sat you're gonna have the ball the main gonna have the ball a lot you're bigger don't need it that much that's what i guess it might be enough otto porter is gonna need i just feel like they have i will say too many ball handlers but if it's like if he's gonna be a spot a guy like top seven like hot takes for a spot of guy but i don't they'll they'll be interesting place hopefully carter's healthy markkanen amy might make the all star team a clean auto porter's will be good i think levine might levine might make the all star game like they while by twenty sixty two that i like i know what's happened before but i i mean there were allegations right i dunno jim boylans ready to a let me see how many they win last year were like okay i think there'll be better this i wasn't i think all the young piece of take a step in the east to west math i think what about your cleveland cavaliers to talk about dyer a but i don't like either their last two i can't say i don't like guard i just don't know anything about obviously sex like i dunno high fits with sex and they got terrible contract i do think they should like they should move kevin love like that feels like any obviously i might offer and oklahoma city like do you wanna try to give russ kevin love those college but really fully in ontario down or i would say okay ross the kevin love linkup in charlotte and how they hey they're all about friends man like i don't know how we got so where's the patient together like love goes back to forty two worthy no shot kevin love comes back now seventeen but some good evening charlotte seafood junction brennan i still only twenty seven brent he is another can't believe you are still on right in the same age sex i just hope brennan i felt like brennan like feels like he should have been out of the legs like three years now and he's not even like that close to thirty now he is how much you think he's made like over seventy seven twitter okay this is fifty but this does include this past year where he made fifteen sixty five and then another fifteen yeah 'cause like seventy one showers man i feel like the last daily science now is that can't be right the hardy homeless five four seventy that doesn't include yeah yeah so that doesn't include his rookie deal haley's companies closer to eighty a i didn't realize garland was firm gary indiana so that makes me like a prospect more are already like i i hope you the great i just don't i don't know anything about a man i'm just like i'm decided like the euro guys on the gas it didn't play enough i'm just like i'll i'll find out about do i find out what michael porter tenant freedom did i ever went nb again a yeah i'll tell you another porter jr kevin porter jr herbs like his general attitude on life is a attitude on life true i dunno there they they stink but they have nb i players everywhere i look every one of these guys nb i play everyone a technical inch i gotta say they gotta be make us in luxury to maybe i might be just dan gilbert so richie just kind of contaminants here so i can't believe jairus and it's not like he's got a weird contract for i think you'll be traded to 'cause it's like on guarantee yeah i thought everything i've heard is gonna lakers everything yeah like i that's why i'm surprised they haven't trade him somewhere trotta good asset to some so like oklahoma city or something we went immediately we only want the cap space like here's like rovers infer j r smith we immediately wage errors and then he goes to the lakers then you get off i don't mind i guess person tops and just has no trade value if they mvp is not someone who like milwaukee should get him just a program at horford milwaukee yeah oregon philly should get a it's a like again i think they should get banned in top were getting all those guys to defend argue that book you know it's like why just being like i don't wanna have to play against paul george anymore so i get i exactly that's exactly what we want after lipscomb shifting okay thompson that when you i thought he had to i i could see like i would take on one year tristan thompson about like a playoff team that might be the big shot honestly you their worst players to get in memphis pick forget i'm all in times i'd i'd i'd be right back to be announced in phillies had i don't you would you you do missed his flight district there's only one year yeah i would do that 'cause i think it'd be very content alone i did i did i i find so yeah that's when you're eighteen million and again like that would get them get off their books jaguars is fifteen but that'll be gone and i get i'm i think they should trade kevin love to wherever russell westbrook or the lakers i wonder if they get it but right him but you have to take care to license you wanna you know the caps the worst team in the league caps yeah they might be down there there and they should watch now you like they look to g i would sexton with garland yup a quarter when you're order i feel like brandon knight is gonna have they not quite that level but like a shrine of air gordon i'd be thrilled just friendly got dumped on by d andre jordan again that'd be the same gamba also by kyri yeah they make the playoffs holding like he's just you know for sure that but he he only does it on the biggest so you're not doing that game twenty two definitely games they say you're like they're on the same team now you shitting me a coach i'm not blameless like he's i think he's too young and he's as bad as like the contract has been he's still like bounced around a place if it hasn't been just like a goal way another twenty seven games like he shot thirty seven percent from three last year like i just kind of like again before lifesaving oh boy tyreek evans like okay he just he just need to get healthy healthy the good player or maybe this thing when they're down eighteen mhm the dog that's usually what happens when the bell rings didn't rang just parked in front of reason in rang a the pistons the pistons of detroit detroit russell westbrook a yeah couldn't otherwise i don't really know what to make of this team this team i mean it's like i think there's a debate or like there's a cyber just trading blake but i'd hold people i would trade drumming because again i think he's opting out jackson expires after this year and i would just whatever i different drum and they've got like bruce brown will good kyri thomas konare eric grows on the draft rose on the draft a dubai but yeah they're like their growth if you're gonna keep shooting forty percent from three then yeah i would trade dramas just might be the strangest constructed roster we've seen yet this might be the strangest insurance it's just pretty much spraying parts they're not the worst team in the league the worst even just off blake on like they might make the playoffs again they were a playoff team that's pretty much exactly the same so they if make the eighteen against such a strange construction and i'm sick looking at that roster may have set a roster you're unsure of indiana pacers so bonus turner tj warren doug mcdermott loan is pretty much the front court german brogden holiday front court a what's his name goldie but when comes back assuming he jumps back when he comes back assuming i that's i dunno the injury worries me the bucks have been willing to walk on lead brogden foot walk worries me like the pieces individually makes sense like picking up tj warren for nothing that's a steal i really just i know they're going big and again like the death lineup doesn't exist anymore so maybe it can work but i really think they should trade i would not risk this not like just being hamstrung i think we've seen the deepest could be really good the often in the playoffs it's just too easy cigar i don't disagree i do i'm higher on the menu you are i do i do think products will be mostly okay a it's really like when all the depot comes back really hopefully it's the middle of this year but i honestly have no idea and they just seem to have enough guys who can score and i think their defense is gonna be really good al tickets through over the course of the regular season like they won forty eight games last year or so could they do that again i think that's like unreasonable for only one forty eight but i could see them get like a five seat again but i could also see like giving there and just like a meeting happened to acquire terrible i don't see much so yeah or just drives me that's what i'm saying so is like again add the injury is not a good one like i'm at the bottom of the that the quieter so attached to the top of the kneecap that tendons where the muscle meets with the ball that's the quieter september in and other people's case he tore that tendon right off the top of the kneecap generally people who have this older folks that's the compelling thing about his injury in the young man in the prime of his athletic career he's just not in the normal range where we see a lot of these injuries i started thinking about potential bad injury that could happen michael patellar dislocation in ac l injury quadriceps or patella rupture even patellar fracturing breaking the kneecap in of all those things unfortunately the injury injury ola depot has held again like an athlete that that was from a doctor for a doctor so i'm really like i'm worried about that i feel like my issue is whatever team they have they're locked into it right now like warrener's three years who else brogden for years over depots contract if you're keeping the bonus reagan after resigning and it's like this just feels like a good this just feels like a good out faded team again you will win a lot of regular season games this is like a very low ceiling team right very high floor so i'd be i'd be surprised if the same missed the playoffs and and then matters to support the compete but i feel like this even bigger look like i think when you have a roster of guys like that i think you just insufficient go get some ways it's weird because i don't have any draft capital which would be that would make some real dangerous a bad pick on their own like a relatively they don't they gave those upper brogden so if i you you're you're down i think two picks off that about you don't really have like tj leave wasn't quite a player holiday i don't think it's quite an asset not that i would give up on but it's not like they don't they don't think they have that further piece yet i think it's the bonus like that's worth like i i think they're at the trade him and i think sooner rather than later all right that there are some better the pelicans last but certainly not least last week the team what these small this roster i've seen so far the team what they that's what they're now for the milwaukee bucks that's what they're no no brought back mostly their exact same from last year minus brogden plus robyn lopez minus a today do one more thing madman take this country has more on what i feel like there's one other thing much wrong about that long were they traded their pick they got he's now so they don't have a gotcha really wesley matthews like a hundred and eighty million middleton matthews yeah that was a good yeah i i've always been a big wesley matthews guy although it's not like i feel like they're like they would still be the favorite to begin once they won't see a i think philly loaded up specifically the beat them i think really loaded up an i don't will see if it works a i'm will see if it works a b palestinian shack and then get knocked out a but a boy yawn assembling so contemplate big minutes in the playoffs playoffs another step in dante that's what like i get bright lights between bring it they brought georgia back like what team him wesley matthews and dante you've been somewhat replicate that easier then broke my heart brooklyn brook lopez so i i get it but they still got ellios over which i feel like you feel completely out of the rotation they have dj wilson who i like and hope doesn't in middleton batch middle middleton's back he had like an awful playoffs but bledsoe still coming off his best regular season so i feel like at the very least he he'd be counted on regular season playoffs i we don't know yet that's like you'll have like another i guess if he plays a lot of games which he usually does like all defense caliber season yeah yeah no like they got some sort of the same that is get them to a point where they wanna be this year they're gonna win at all and outs to wide open for that if you told me they like if you came from the future and you're like bugs on championship i wouldn't be shocked yeah it's they they made the finals maybe they went up this year they just ran into the raptors team right yeah they lost dominant they lost to the troops will be dominant in six games wasn't it they were up to oh yeah the warriors jeff right nobody else even got up to oh on him so there's again in the first year but jonas's donna twentysix twentyfive so they're they're fine yeah now i i don't think he's in vp again though no i would agree with that i don't think were like they do clarence friends they want everyone out one out of the owner of anybody ever win three mvp like ever again like right after might get 'cause he got two in a row where i'm out any but it's like oh no honest will get one and embiid will get one will get one anthony davis will get one everybody's avenue doctors like what the i should have for card to tell me about a brother forty eight a game of thirty one now a first team all defense first of all do you got yes all right james back that cmb in where most of the people play now where most people play was wasn't everything she choked i can't believe i can't believe equipment did that a nearly four hours a day which is good i saw a pie by jake dropped like a three hour episodes kfc radio has been dabbling another three hour episode videos a range three hour yeah real cute tom a lot of people think we've forgotten how to talk for periods of time about things that really not that important buddy i don't think so really i think again buddy think again what's you're finals before we get out of here as of today finals before we get out of here as of today i will say books clippers is that the worst rated i'll say clippers winning where it's raining finals on ebay history that's the worst rated finals others in the tape delay once no either way it's not really do hunger by the rating i'll watch it now that'll be like that's just it's starpower 'cause they'd be like oh these guys had a team up in this big market versus a a shark she honest and little bitty town but if he leaves going in new york i'm gonna go yeah the clippers winning i'm gonna go clippers over denver in the west philly over milwaukee in the east and then the clippers over philly adams oh boy no but i do think embiid right now a is my mvp a pick but i don't know if that's what's gonna be when we do are like season preview she's also i'm wondering like are they gonna count for like the lowly might and intimate stuff because i just like embiid wouldn't be my you're gonna if they understand it it'd be the only place sixty one games but those sixty one that's what i meant credible yeah i don't hate that but as of right now yeah yeah i don't know if though i think it'll say will see if it's true load i don't think you're gonna load management and then also an injury that takes off like fifteen games you know what i mean like i think if it's like clear load management i mean how do you know what what the right now he's the managing the same load the three weeks yeah i i write out i dunno if i guess i don't know if that's my pick come a early october but right now that's where i'm leading to a stiff paul george playoff pace getting his maguire's just gonna leave all these guys who can't like kyle lowry don't worry don't worry friend okay earrings paul george no worries tile i gotta say i'll say this if he lifted and talking about like what paul george getting way where you go from next year so if next year is the number two if we like we both say as of right now they're winning the championship if they win the championship and he's basically if he wins defensive player of the year probably makes second team but i get wins they've been clearly a first team all defense all that and i i'm i will say i don't think he could win finals i mean people why but man it would think human defensive player of the year what's cool is that a better see that's that's where i feel like the load meant like just like paul george like seventy five games last year why play like fifty i just don't know about first share but i think it's gonna be when those fifty eight legs and they're both on the court together it's like oh yeah he's not as good as back like i just don't know people who believe in ghosts or what yeah well the thing is like even regular season last year for sure wasn't collide defense which i think was just i don't know if it was him just getting back but i like when when it counts i just don't think regular season anything i wouldn't go why they why did make they all start do that's a sure i'd much rather than i mean we don't know thank you a but but he liked that caliber season is that better or worse than what he did last year like last we might have seen what he could do as a number yeah which is a great season but if we find that he's just scottie pippen the issue is that a better worse that's why it's like all we gotta say we've seen paul georgia's brown if he's willing to accept okay this guy's clearly better than me i'll gladly be his one be i don't know how we could say we've we've seen the light of distress individual statistical season but like the best interational 'rational paul george product right 'cause i think he tried it before the season i think you'd never average more than like twentythree twentythree twice twenty two last year this year he jumped twenty eight so he just like gets back to the twenty two range but again because he's definitely get no second best defenders while getting a number one and like all his shooting percentage of grace but he starts passing the ball more like he's just like a twenty four the eight boys last year she's made it more like what he might get the nine boards six assists twenty two points he's playing defensive player of the year decent that's why i don't think i don't wanna say we've seen the best of the paul george i i can't put this type of cleveland and i don't disagree and i'm excited that as depressed i was winter i got her africans are worried about the caliber of basketball we're gonna get this year i'm still not as excited as i could be because were missing one of the all time greatest players prime season maybe his last words we might never see a prompt we've gotten so that's still sucks but it's it's hard to be upset about where they mb is that right now how's it always bounces back and honestly i want like a woman could be injured but like duran being like this is my big splash on moving and then this happening just completely still yeah they're gonna do is the most direct thing ever sort of like it might be like him next year like i get the like nobody derozen incremental be the big free agent next year me coming back will be bigger than any any you think ben's i on dot chicken traded to the timber wolves flow child is like god damn maybe if they if they if you ask nicely stringent mb eight innings that's what kevin guy that was saying so i have no idea how you get a year ago the man like where the concert now moved their asylum case you didn't hear it i'm back and again like rightfully he made he made a business decision and rightfully so but they were just like absolutely thank you can buy guy unhappy man you can you have anthony davis unhappy he'll he'll ruin your season you'll get no trade value for have nothing to look forward to sunday though don't get it tyler it's just not today i just don't think recipes tom tom recipes florida recipes recipes nessie car responsible fled the smash that donation button please and thank you i dunno rent talking about hopefully westbrook gets traded between now and the next show but will figure out how to his wife of disagreement agreement on i can't play with a guy like well twice already having them skip the skyway from me at also can't like again what if any year yonathan like milwaukee like i like i i have no idea where the amazon is what is the best sport in the world man your food to the nfl nothing nineteen fifties thinking you're still thinking big markets a but then he brings on right into this that began muslim smooth dispense bomb in the front pushing through the taco truck on the screen it'll be gleaned from the gotta get when i don't know single good a couple of times will be legal they squeak costs can stream game where this goes cold you know josh allen the blood moon we don't publish walking out of thomas b edsall when they i wanna make money when james now she told what to stand down nickel nickel man come stand not me some money in their okay from the gotta win i don't know a single good so we don't drive drunk couple darnold will be his name is attorney craig craig maybe he can kind of i mean it really deep from the gotta win i don't know why hunger single we'll drop a couple of times but don't let me let me let me squeeze man

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"Starts Gametime tracks prices in real time from thousands of trusted sellers then shows you all the best last minute deals with prices up to sixty no ducts is brought to you by game time your new GO-TO APP for the best deals on last minute tickets did you know NBA tickets tend to drop right before the Games here is the here is the problem with the double rim it generally is paired with an atrocious backboard like a rock hard backboard we are stepping on the beach the only place to go and read your emails and tweets jd it to the APP store or play store now to download gametime and score awesome deals on last minute tickets it's really well designed and so fun to use the to tap checkout is crazy easy I went a little nuts last night pull the trigger on some wraps tickets tonight's Argos tickets this weekend in Hamilton antic it's to the musical cats in December I'm not GONNA be in Toronto in December plus it's a simple question with a not so simple answer because people were heat about them this when the feedback was crazy so I wanted to get your thoughts guys which is worse when it comes week our first question though it comes from me because most Z.. Last night you tweeted out an image that I came across on Instagram I thought it was really fun week keep them coming emailed no dunks at the athletic dot com or tweet us at no dunks INC or use the Hashtag no dunks we got a lot of questions again this to play pick up ball outside which is worse shooting on the Double Rim or a net with no mesh the no net does anyone have a strong opinion double rimmer it's odd thing in August and I hate it my only regret is that I didn't wait until closer to these events to watch those prices drop oh like you have the softest of touch when you're trying to finish inside on a double rim because that backboard is generally not kind when paired together Oh my shots and then you gotta go chase the ball rush doesn't doesn't slow it down yeah I one hundred percents agree I mean Li your jump shot is obviously the here in Toronto Task Trae Lee down in Atlanta what's up boys a what's up what's up thanks to everyone who emailed and tweeted in questions this net it's no net and I agree it's all I mean sure the double rim isn't kind you've got to knock it down but if you're shooting and the board at the end of your last season he basically seemed like he was going to be the resident Knicks Fan what happened that question from Gordon Oh of a kicking him on the way out and we acknowledged that on the show however somebody within the Knicks Organization took offence to that and the PR person did not play since X. Date because of a knee injury and missed X. amount of games because of the knee injury so that was a bit frustrating but you're right I'm with you guys that you can sort of adapt it helps you work on a little bit of more of an arc on your shot to get it up there but the goes through the hoop and there's no sound that's awful you WanNa hear and feel the rip of the ball gone through the terrible especially especially for me up image of a full screen image with all of kristaps quote unquote accomplishments and some of his not so great accomplishments including has not played since somebody somebody has to be accountable for that and then leaves in his pocket for Lewis at PR person's pocket for the rest of the season he's a huge knicks no no no all right first real question first question here dear team no dunks I was just hoping we could get an update on the state of lease Knicks fandom Eh just yeah it's just it's miserable I hate and honestly someone for me like I don't play my eyes are not amazing so and I'm not playing in New York and went to the garden tickets yeah you can buy me I'm fine finally as tuned all of our so I'm imagining you're not even missing on a double rim so I'm not surprised that that's your choice but yeah you gotta know the ball goes in when you're shooting there's nothing is a separate entity from the Knicks and Lee came up to us and voiced all those opinions and we said sure okay but the knicks own MSG weirder than when a shot goes into everybody's like was that an airball just completely drain it. I thought you were a great shooter what's happening here at least you can keep a score when you have a double rim was Chris Mannix had an article that David Fidel's position is already kind of on the hot seat which which feels absolutely right with the Knicks and Julius randle was probably the best one and now it's just like they have a glut of guards they've got rg Barrett who's playing great and taking got a good handle randall and he always seems to sort of get himself caught out even though he's actually you know putting up reasonable numbers for the team so I'm I'm following the Knicks contacted us and and Lee took the call and Lee and Lee heard this man who basically said you know the MSG network which broadcast the Games real let's recap because it's easy to forget why Lee is a huge knicks fan because during a knicks broadcast last year after the trade of KRISTAPS Porzingis they it's great here and the ones where I play like it only has to rip a little bit and they replace it it's great it is do you prefer do you prefer the Nylon Mesh not to just get that come on man you fake in the funk you ditched the Knicks immediately all you can talk about now is how good the Dallas Mavericks aren't how Great Chris you want instant success and are prepared to go through the motions the one player I haven't enjoyed watching Sofas Julius randle he's he's he shouldn't dribble the ball he's he because you know they didn't they traded all that Porzingus and hoping to get Zion they ended up with RJ Barrett who's actually leading them in scoring he's been good but and tonight replaced and it was never quite the same yeah you ruin your ball quicker though sure sure really be with it you beat it up on the chain chain match all right let's hear from you guys on that one which is worse mentioned the Knicks at all this season I haven't you know what though you must have been crushed when they struck out and free as well yeah yeah it was a pretty typical yet devastating summer for the Jordan Games Alonzo tree are buried to some degree on the bench it's that has been thrown for a loop their whole guard rotation although rj when you want to see the knicks maybe start to improve again but they won a three right now they're only victory came against trays bulls is I mean to with Dennis Smith Junior and Reggie bullock losing family members and bullets out with an injury gap that but Smith Junior missing some games here it's tough so purrs up to the sean the perception part okay so we're all in agreement thanks for sending that inskeep subject still amazed by the fact that even on all the door Zia's looks in this New Jersey he's sort of in a mass pocket as well yeah true it's true no wonder cargo shorts unless I missed something y'all didn't give your guesses for the next player to throw up a fifty spot yet who you got that's great solutions on twitter who starting us off some positive signs coming off the bench is actually looking comfortable in that role so that's good but you just feel chaos and drama is not too far away from the I already sore Internet I think he should but of course we know that how things can quickly deteriorate in that city and particularly as a coach if they do going on an awful long losing putting up fifty spot the Charlotte Hornets have been pretty bad defense oh farther twenty-seventh in the league they got a game in Golden State some of these younger guys into something better because I agree with these kids I would much prefer to beat a good nickname than to beat up on a trashy nickname for sure all right next email here on Saturday gimme Steph curry our next fifty point game okay we'll call him the game very nice Lee who you got well we received some good news implant though he's not the most athletic rookie that you'd you'd ever did see he can get to the whole and he's not scared everybody wants the Knicks to be good there on Tuesday night I will go with harden though harden has been garbage from three and the guy still managed to put up forty so he's going to have one of these games where he catches fire and in an odd because we expected them to have a glut of power for its because they signed all these power forwards and in the off season a three guys as recording this on Wednesday hit forty plus we had Kyri hit for fifty in his nets debut and then we had heard it on Monday night do I mean everybody's ready for it because MSG is is the best arena in the world you'd like to see it going crazy with victories they are they're going through some personal tragedy right now on that team I am of course and hopefully the next can turn it around but I think it is going to be another long season do you think physical survive I hope so I don't WanNa get you in trouble don't see anything this number so I went with Brandon Ingram who has been he's been hot darker yeah he's He's averaging twenty seven points per game for the New Orleans Pelicans especially I like Marcus Morris when he basically just out of the League in the preseason you know that was a funny moment you want that gave me it's floor once and get to the rim from three point line it's too much of an ask for that guy it's just too big but showing no fear of going to the rim so I I like watching or you'll chain Mesh well I'm actually Pasha to the China China yeah yeah we used to have it at the ALTUNA studios remember already see them just dropping further behind I think they're starting to use Randall at the elbow more watching some of their games instead of the three point line and Randall can put the ball he's there needs to be given an opportunity he's only season in a bid in Memphis so this is only the second season in New York so I would like to seem have at least three or four years and see if he can really mold minutes from the guy that they traded for or got for Christmas presents and Dennis Smith Frank ntilikina buried on the bench Alfred Payton is starting the with lots of shot attempts he's also shooting fifty percent from the floor and fifty percent from three those numbers won't last but the guys balling out and one do the spurs have the best guard rotation in the League Rights Andrew S. They have John Murray Derek whyte Damara Roseanne aw all good guesses I went down the list a little bit I didn't want to go with a a stud I like I like the you know the the dark horses for that underrated and deep rights Andrew Spurs undefeated haven't talked about them a lot classic Spurs move classic no dunks move maybe I guess he's going to miss at least one game maybe to here but I'm GonNa say him he's going to be back early authority had a couple of high thirty point games I think he's got the game for it to get fifty appear it's good for rookies shooting a great percents right now from the floor and from three to slide to see nick going a bit of a tail wind seven in a row and give some hope because right now they're already one of the three you can Kentucky they have no current all-stars though so that to me is a major point against them when you're talking about the best guard rotations in the league to me do you guys think does he ever does he have a point here though best guard rotation in the league with all those guys I just listed they do have Kelvin Johnson it looks like a baller already that should play expected is averaging twenty seven and five sorry twenty seven and three excuse me with the two steals sort of being overlooked there in New Orleans because all the news about cy on etc and they play really fast he's had a thirty five point game high but he could just before we went to wear here and the trae young did not need an MRI on his ankle and he's listed as day-to-day hopefully trae young that means any of those guys yet very very productive for the nuggets so I mean the spurs are good but the net and the clippers dementia but I like the nuggets setback threes dropping and he splashes six seven eight whatever it is and I think it's coming sooner rather than later put me down for James Harden for our next fifty task that game winner last weekend as he said I'm interested to see if they bring back the Marta rose and because of this guard rotation emailer mentioned Andrew mentioned because odds there Jamaal Murray Monty Monty Monty. I'll get that don't worry Beasley Will Baden Patty Mills Brin Forbes Lani Walker the Fourth Marco Bellin Elliott. It's a spicy one and throwing a rookie Kelvin Johnson who these guys are under doc he'll opt out and they'll give a Richard Jefferson four year for forty million that's what Richard Jefferson signed for a discount on that twenty seven million dollars I think we're GonNa see it from trae young anyplace the Bulls next week they give up some polling that might be a good one hope he's back for that one for short every dinwiddie cares levert Garrett Temple Joe Harris that's a really good guard rotation as well so those are the top two to me I'll throw in the Denver Nuggets I think they've got a very solid core between the clippers and the nets with the Clippers got Patrick Beverley Lou Williams if you WANNA consider Paul George or Colli one of those guys is kind of Ard Landry Shamet is also there and then for the nets it's they're going to do it again but does that stunt the growth of the Jonty Murray or Derek right maybe a little I guess he's they're gonNA play him with somebody but anyway they're good some Gary Harris as well throw him in the mix that's a pretty solid rotation of guys you know that God rotation sort of shooting guards Ford it sort of fluctuates a little bit but I think again after we see the week that they've got coming up they got the clippers the warriors both on the road and then they got the Lakers the spurs playing well and get some wins over those teams extract but I think he's actually the right coach some of those young guys because in Miami he was a very good assisting coach you would sort of connect with lots of different when you got Lebron Bosh and Wade and those guys but I I and I don't think those are really equal I got paid more and I bought some bacon with or I didn't know middle ground said Trae they have no current all stars it's a good way of skipping around that D'Amato Roseanne didn't make the all star team but he is a solid solid play for them whenever but they're not like spurs are amazing I think there's a reason why we haven't addressed them that much fairly kind scheduled to start the season and they have they weren't even blowing all the defense you haven't some of those young guys that's that is a good squad good young squad especially then you throw into Roseanne next email high no dunk sink can we ban the free going for forty thanks to twenty one made free throws and then we had Anthony Davis go for forty thanks to what was that one twenty sixth through twenty six that on they beat the wizards by two and then they beat the Blazers I was that was a solid win no doubt but it close game there let I think we are going to be talking about the spurs a whole lot or very very little his near triple double it's the dumbest phrase in basketball I wouldn't say I had a near pay raise or a near Bacon Sandwich ridiculous and that's where David's right then you can ban it but if you're one short in one of the categories for triple double I have no problem with it I'm with you on that take Landa they still replace the Mesh Nets yeah like everybody else I've lived one side I mean it goes yeah you're measureless after that how many players got a triple double last year fifteen wow it's a lot higher twenty eight yeah think about thirty three I can't count how many that's from David J got going for a giant with that well I think the triple double itself has become so watered down than yes then we're going to be talking a lot about the spurs they go three and the in those three games they're five hundred and the right they're they're still in the mix they're still a playoff team players were tied for sixteenth with one triple double here but it's approximately over thirty I'm surprised by that I thought it was way more the amount last year I did it so eighty percent of the league okay you got to count the total number of trip Paul W we were just talking about food he couldn't get through all right so we've got curry we've got trae young we've got hardin and we got a wildcard there in Brandon Ingram good bet good guesses all right next coming a little less like notable to even mention it to throw it in there it's like okay you got one but we don't even address it anymore so there's something to it but that got he's got a lot of studs Tamar Dea WanNa give him a big contract extension he's he's actually got twenty seven million for next season but he's got a player option and they've already it's not much of an accomplishment to get a triple double so if you get one grade but don't get near a triple double because everyone gets one these days I understand guaranteed the markets ultra just contract for next year so are you going to go forward with Dhamar in La as your guys is feels like a spurs thing to do right now to to bring him back it feels like I'm still with the if you're a ten ten nine you're near triple double our next one here this one's from our g a missing all the classic drops where is my anything could still happen showdown against from Rei. Yeah I guess that Means Missing Matt really isn't it I mean JD WANNA break it down for for the listener why are we not having so many drums well we Atlanta and there's been I don't know ten squelches so far that I'm GonNa have to go back and surgically remove and the Internet connections not great it was so close to a five and five he only needed to more steals tumor steals as a lot of steals it's all relative but near means close triple double means triple double what else is we are we're on shaky ship as it is right I mean we're sitting at a card table in an AIRBNB in Toronto three of our other guys the daily show the nuggets losing to the mavs in a close game and what's wrong with Yokich I don't think we address that he did have a triple double early saying you know we are a little obsessed with a triple double still when it's like Yeah ever gets yeah but what are you what are you supposed to say these are literally just words that mean exactly what they said six of the League you're right when you say you're one one statistic short but I guess when people start saying Oh he's flirting with a triple double that can really be the way the offense does look good though and our email or Andrew does have a great point with the back deep but Guiseley Patty Mill Patty Mills in Marbella Nellie and a and all that to say you know the drops are it's they're gonNA come back it's just a matter of we gotta get our we gotta go I did play guys in Atlanta Yeah that's true forgot about that part so don't worry they're they're coming we say it I guess is is it just feels like it gets around and I agree with you it's been watered down but not you know it's still sort of an exclusive an NBA team you don't want to be peaking the first month of the season we'll add some wrinkles the playbook as the year goes on that's right and the other thing is that you guys can't hear the drop even have to give up an assuming merkich comes back healthy returns to form what would adding Gallinari pushed the blazers into or would add in Gallinari Puszta blazers into at least fringe contenders you're going to play offs Sherefield this thing are the knicks excuse me are the Spurs good I'm not I'm not convinced yet that they're really really good no they beat beat the Knicks I in in in one of those two guys Kevin love or Gallinari which one would you prefer I think senator makes a good point that love isn't the strongest defender Awesome last year and the thunder don't need them into rebuilt he's a great stretch for does need the ball but can absolutely get a bucket when you need one he also doesn't hurt you defensively like Kevin love what what would and he was near a triple double if a guy has ten of something ten of something and nine of another what are you saying he had a double double and another nine he had a near triple double we know in a contract season tends to play harder tends to be a better player but what does that really get your long term I don't think it moves the needle all that much for them I think they need someone else this show crosses the border every stinking day shown what diplomacy is all of them next email here hey guys so the consensus seems the West is stacked as always but also wide open and I'm hoping to see my blazers as at least darkhorse contenders don't love whiteside still if he can hold it down until and the blazers need a big right now they need him to sop up minutes until nurtures back and you know the better he looks the more trade value he has more chance he has a getting a better contract so the word that's that's what you're saying I agree with you when you can't mean you're right it can't be like eight or seven or something like that and one of the categories that's Noor comes back and plays within himself it could be fine but we would still need another guy gallantry seems like a perfect fit to me obviously there's the injury history but he was back in the same room and we get a system to yeah yeah yeah you're right you're juggling a lot of balls as it is that's true then have to worry about dropping in lender status and that's from Senator Batman that's how he signed off so that's our dressing has the four on the blazers in theory yes I like it contender for me right now yeah whiteside playing well as mutually beneficial to everybody like you're saying he's in a contract year so he's trying to put up numbers trying to have an impact having whiteside decent this year is huge for the Blazers and I'm with you I think they need more than just one piece though I don't think gala Nari or Kevin love alone is the think Elenora had a bounce back season last year in Los Angeles and I think he's gone he can stretch a floor knocks down those threes and the blazes desperately need another guy who can score and shoot to take a little bit of the heat off Cj Dame because it does feel that when they need a bucket it's basically just one of those guys GonNa want to get it works toward an extent also I think is going to be like kind of way they will last a good team you know we'll make the playoffs but still they are a little short of a tree set off sixty percent off that's like Audrey Drummond shoots from the floor then twelve million fans have downloaded the game time APP and discovered the fastest easiest way to get into the game oh an hour is not a great defender either and he tends to be prone but I just feel that the blazers are still missing that one piece whiteside who can be a threat to score into shoot so I like Gallinari as a bit of a fly but in the long-term if with Damon cj they need someone else who's a little bit more reliable I anything you could have four points and four rebounds and three assists in your seven minutes of the game and you're flirting with triple double thirty seven and we just gotta get back in the same damn room slash seem damn country the baby step to all of this but don't you worry we'll take but it hasn't made out of take them well I think the conference phone calls last year but they do need some extra help offensively and the rumor has been out there that the blazes the Jason Yeah I think what was it a ten ten was even brought it up because I think you guys are right it's what's it'll exactly it sounds so good now how great is it going to sound the same broom drops will be flying hopefully hopefully that's right just it's fair either but it does sound ridiculous when it's guys like you know twenty seven seven and seven yes ronn close triple double but not really or when a when you're like man attacks that definitely you definitely don't want you playing there's no net then you wouldn't have a clue with the ball we need that's right but I need to help with the it seems like they need a little bit more big man help a little bit more shooting and a little bit more wing help you can't get all of that from either Galleria or Kevin Love but whiteside has such a big contract answer that's why to me Mr Brainwash the trade machine got busy last night you could trade us on whiteside for Marvin Williams and MK. Gee I don't know but you could do it that's the two guys and expense for a decade and he is the one who introduced me to podcasts which indirectly led me to you guys when we first met John was never interested in sports after recommending your podcast he's one of the that is from Joey scribble long long long time member of the tweeted the week army he's asking for help there you know next one oh it's not Senator Batman believe listen to this this one's from Joey triple scribble Dj that's right hello most avid basketball fans I know I was wondering if you had any advice that I could share with my friend about marriage or to me about giving a speech at the wedding thanks Jay slash starters slash no dunkers one of my best friends John is getting married in a few weeks and I have the honor of giving a speech at his wedding I've known him for just blazers team that would overpay him to stick around and then you know he he's been good it was great last year for the clippers but he does miss a lot of games and is he going to be great going into his mid thirties definitely want him in that lineup it's a little bit of a worry that Danilo gone are in his expiring contract year he'll be thirty two next season it seems like he's he's an expiring contract make something like twenty two million dollars a year Kevin Love Trade for him you obviously trading for for a bigger longer contract they look to move him and gets more pieces back they have a million draft picks as it is and some young talent there but they're always looking for more I'm sure so this is something you can see happening I I buy it a couple of smaller contracts that add up to whites number I love the idea of going are you on the blazers if they could make it happen he's been playing well to start the season again I don't know if he would help this year right now for sure and the Blazers sent back a young guy I don't know if they would send an assignment plus an expiring he's more I mean they love Simon's but a young plus plus that bays more exercise going anywhere I guess Gary so then you're not getting them I don't think I mean yeah if you're want Gary Trent sure just yet but he's not that he couldn't help you one of those guys would make sense in Portland I do believe that to pair with your explosive backward to have a little scoring in your front for the thunder he's like he's like a twenty point game score no five boards two assists he shooting great he's forty two percent from three on a lot of attempts six attempts per game vice for his friend about getting married or advice on how to give a speech at a wedding the twenty the weekend on me shout out accumulator is DJ purpose the wedding. So I'm taking myself out of that the department never hit a home run I actually think giving a speech at a wedding is pretty tough my one bit of advice would be don't do a countdown I did a countdown as best man speech once and I still looked back to this day nine years later like come on man you're literally looking at no cards for a wedding speech with with marriage lead than I have so Lee why don't you yeah well I I've never given a good speed Dr Yeah I know I know I know I mean just to get an asset though it's going to be walking probably this offseason but we'll see great questions Senator Batman what advice I give you you gotTa keep it short you just gotTa keep it tight GonNa have a tight three and five minutes up there you can do a lot you can do a lot in a short amount of time especially if you're already hearing a bunch of speeches the worst features are the ones that just go on and on and they ramble on and on and you're like okay yeah we get it you love each other move on already does a great job there well there's a tough one test why don't you kick us off it is tough us a little bit more experience I and you don't think you can because you got so much to say that's wrong you gotta edit we really I wish we had Mattioli on this podcast that guys get a lot of speeches as sort of a- and the day before the wedding we went on a boat cruise awesome was in Mexico it was great fabulous but the maid of honor it wasn't it wasn't planned it was just great and she was a good sport about and what about any marriage tips anything just quickly Lee what's your that one for sure so yeah just keep it tight don't be afraid to use a prop either at one time I was best man at my brothers Unbeliev- what's your one marriage tip always think of your wife to keep her happy I mean like if Whoa come with these ten funny jokes ten funny jokes they're not funny and they are jokes the number Astros ceremony or a best man or whatever he's done a ton I think and knowing mattio he would give the same advice I'd say edit at is true you know because sometimes we get into a little expensive everything no I mean you sometimes it's hard to back down if you know you have to compromise keep you happy yours it was the wedding and she was fine obviously so when I introduced her as she was coming up I handed her a plastic bag killed it was the biggest laugh of that hey no dunk squad so hype it have you guys back you make watching the NBA season that much more entertaining my question for you as a heat fan do you think that if Jimmy Butler it's tough man tough sometimes the best advice I've heard is from Jerry Seinfeld which is try not to go crazy at the same time ah I like a good emotional speech though I like to shop but I didn't say you couldn't be emotional thing you don't need to go on for motion or can actually hit up repeating yourself because that's what tends to happen they just keep saying the same thing over and over and over again right but yeah you can was horribly seasick like puking she puked all over the top deck she puked over the side she'd puked for the entire three hours so the next really really well I'm glad because I can imagine if you're in the audience and people say all right I've just got a little help point prison put some work in achieve this level of reputation that you are this guy's a hall of Fame Guy Yeah He's in you guys have those stats are have those accolades enter in need to get creative to I once did a powerpoint presentation with my buddy Sodhi because he's a real digital guy so we went with that and it worked out reputation to some degree with the voters and I don't think Jimmy Butler has that number one guy reputation obviously there's a bit of a cancer in a locker room there's no textbook there's there's no there's there's no way of just I don't know I can't put a finger on what voters because nobody nobody knows but the you just have to I think it's hard to advice on something like that because it's so different for every it is personal and no one really knows why some relationships losses hired today he would go to the hall of Fame Butler he's a four time all star four time all defensive team two time all on your team guaranteed you're a title contender if he's on your team right now you've got a good team not necessarily a great team so I mean the accolades are there and he has actually done it's okay having a long distance relationship and now situation then that's probably good every relationship I have right now is a long time because of coming into the NBA after playing in college for a little bit a sat on the bench for a little coming off before when Dan was with the Bulls then it became most improved player then he became the AH that is so true and it actually speaks to our longevity as well because six of us or five of us now inter something maybe yeah why would they do they're not trading Simonsen Golan Ari expiring deal I guess don't do it you gave like ten here ten yeah it was me I was co best man for my buddy nick with with our other friend Adam and we're like so he had the three rings but again he had sort of comparable like he was great to a player all defensive type guy pretty comparable the Jimmy Butler did we all take turns going crazy having our little moments in our little hissy fits or whatever but yeah as long as one or two of the people involved still quite

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Episode 2 - Our Favorite Lender

Two Peas In A Podcast

03:40 min | 1 year ago

Episode 2 - Our Favorite Lender

"Good afternoon, everybody. It's Michael Parker with Coldwell Banker here in Florence South Carolina off and we want to kick off our second episode of the two peas and a podcast podcast. So this afternoon, I'm going to hand it over to Doug summer friend. He's going to talk to you a couple of minutes about somebody we both loved business with and that's Movement Mortgage. So hang on tight for Doug. You'll be with you in 1 second. We sure do appreciate you folks listening to our podcast today, but now here's a word from our sponsor. If you haven't heard about anchor it's the easiest way to make a podcast. Let me explain number one, it's free. There's creation tools that allow you to record and edit your podcast right from your phone or your computer anchor will even distribute your podcast for you. So it can be heard on Spotify apple and many more you can make money from your podcast with no minimum and listenership. It's everything you need to make a podcast in one place download the free anchor app or go to try to get started and Michael you're so right choice while their favorite company in 2008 moving towards started by Casey Crawford former tight end of Carolina Panthers Oh Carolina. Yes, and he desired to put God first in his life. Go God God and Families First. Oh family family's absolutely and so he created moving mortgage and it's one of the fastest growing movement mortgage companies. In America today and 2012 Casey started a foundation and today is given over 22 million dollars. Can you make how much twenty two million dollars? Yep, it's not going towards stadiums. It's not going towards anything in anybody's name. It is absolutely towards Ministry. He created a charter school. They'll tell Charlotte spent $12,000 all day as tuition-free million twelve million. Also three million dollars to a downtown incubation of for companies to no-cost to low-cost home office that they have a place to start out at without any worry about overhead. Also each month Movement Mortgage ask its employees. Tell us who your favorite nonprofit charity is and we want to give $10,000 to that. So they do that East every month. Also moving mortgages involved in Central America and South America and Mexico You wanted to give away shoes and book bags right now. They're in Guatemala ministering to on a mission trip. They even went to Uganda Michael Uganda Uganda invested more than 1 million dollars on Eleven Hundred Acre Farm and which they employed fifty people. So moving mortgage is putting their money where their heart is, and that's God first and family. So until we meet again next week folks. We're going to learn more about moving mortgage and we're going to speak with Kelly Schaeffer. Who is the loan officer here in Florida to tell us even more, Well, thank you Doug and folks we can't put our endorsement behind them strong enough Movement Mortgage, and we appreciate you guys listening this time and hang on for episode 3 coming in just a couple of days.

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Hour 1: Still No Word On Kawhi

Get Up!

43:58 min | 2 years ago

Hour 1: Still No Word On Kawhi

"Morning it is time they get up let's go why can't the decision that will reshape pnb this season for certain is today the day we got loads standing by with the very latest meanwhile the sixers make a decision that seems like a no brainer but will win championship we've got differing opinions pants later in the program by will unveil my walk brennan being mvp next year you might call me idiots but i'm telling you i'm absolutely right anytime they get up on a one day and we delighted you're along for the ride from new york the first of two shows today as always delighted to have you here again we put together are panel bontemps is back richard jefferson is ready to go laura's here and we got we got a lot of barnum over here sippy see a little bit earlier that you're on immigration i've got no problem with alex morgan still celebrate and guess what you don't like it stopper be on who you're watching the soccer game watching us yesterday i've been to the soccer i watched that sadly so is channeling and we were i thought all right we've got huge news to get to this morning and obviously all of it centers around batman all lies remain on why leonard is the last major free agent domino the fall he's yet to make a decision as to which team he will sign with the best shape of the balance of power in nb eight as a result and so all of the questions all their eyes and all their insurance to adrian origin ascii were standing by with us live from bristol on co why watch good morning well what are we hearing as of now well there there was in order here of presentations over the last few days among the clippers the lakers and the raptors going last and quiet leonard's got a decision decision to make in the league is kind of at a standstill waiting for him to really decides the balance of power in in in toronto is going to get the goal last a in this process and obviously he's the most familiar with the messiah jerry in the end the group of teammates who just won a championship what is it any way of breathing any tea leaves in this understanding as i asked the question then he seems to be the most unreadable superstar in sports is there any indication occasion i guess first and foremost we know those presentations have already taken place a no i i listen i think that they're i think they're habit presentations that have taken place the raptors 'em a may still be up listen the teams teams have simply been told this if information on your presentation gets out you're really impairing you're chance to sign collide leonard and so 'em you you understand why teams are keeping this a so private and a his camp is not allowed that information and really get out but what we do know is those three teams are meeting a this week in a salsa not unexpected decision a until at least later today a possibly tomorrow on july fourth of july fourth as i recall is when kevin durant announced he was going to golden state if you years ago will stay with me here will come back to you in a minute let me take this to the table i i i will ask this question first it wasn't what we planned but but tim bontemps is one who covers the league what do you mean from the fact that they this secretive about it if if any word gets out about this we will have a shutdown you're opportunity here what what what should a person take from that if anything i would say permit this is quiet leonard going through the process the way you would expect right this is a guy who you know as we talked about before the show doesn't have a social media following he doesn't have any kind of public presents like he's a guy who makes decisions based on what he wants to do not what anybody else wants an in this situation is not gonna be you know we're not gonna have this leaked out about what once he wants to do enough to monster is gonna be i'm gonna make decision i wanna make and then i'll tell you i like about it is that it shows me that seems candy hey all these lease all this stuff that goes on if something's important enough they can keep everyone quiet and no one will say anything so i think you know to your point collide leonard says this is how it's gonna go no one's gonna say anything we're gonna meet and i'm gonna make my decision in every team has had no leaks no nothing we don't even know what the presentations really i don't magic johnson said something that's magic thing that you've got a video game tournament team but it's it's impressive to me that everyone is capped at so he's not a part of any team is a bit of a stretch it out and he will understand his art of a team pay for it which part exactly is not quite clear okay so then let's get to what we had plan here which is the question i think there's a real one if quite leonard chooses the clippers or the raptors then they nbn will for the first time in recent memory be without what i think we would define as a super team let me chooses the lakers obviously we have one so i through this question up yesterday we were using are after new special sixty two percent of the people who responded on my twitter page believe it would be bad for the league if he joins up with lebron today days in los angeles and that creates a super team farnum good or bad for me i have collide leonard signed with the lakers but i think it's bad and i think what we've seen is in particular viewership of them being the ratings of e n b m b a people tune into watch certain teams play but then there's other nights with a like a man it's really not gonna be that competitive and they don't have a star that's drawing me in if the league he has more spread out with the stars i think it's better overall rural subtly i think when you have a super team yes you have a super villain but there's been plenty of villains in his lawyers lebron james and eighty or together they're going to naturally be villain no i i i completely disagree i think it's great for him be aides have a super villain right in a team that everyone even when we're watching the finals this year it was all about kendall warriors still do it without k d oh my god claes out can step go and do it was fun to watch these guys literally ripped it out and tough it out so i think if the lakers ads why leonard and we haven't even talked about like i said yesterday kyle coups ma in some of these other additions i guess they could have a they have a real big issue on their team as being almost too strong i think the farthest point though the reason this this final felt so kind of like the penultimate moment was that it was gonna melt mark a sea change with this league right for the first time in a decade work and have the heat or the cast of the warriors will just like super team that everybody expected to be there right we expected quite a go somewhere else and have ten twelve teams with a chance to win if he goes to the lakers were gonna be right back in the same situation where were gonna spend all year waiting to see if the lakers lose i think it's important to point out that the lakers will still be good the lakers were still have lebron james anthony davis and whoever else they put around him it's not as though they won't be good and they just probably won't be such a prohibitive favorite that it'll feel like a waste the time where i wanna turn to you and your wheelhouse because you cover college football for his primarily and i feel like we're living right now in alabama clemson era where it feels like they meet every year candidly they do me every year in that a college football final four do you feel like that has been bigger picture good or bad for the sport i think it's been bad in in your poll yesterday about why specifically i voted bads was part of that sixty two percents of things and be bad for the league here's here's the thing about it and when there is a nation rank if there's appreciation of excellent certainly only and you wanna see these powerhouse teams but i think at the end of the day you wanna be able to have some sort of parody in roofer all these different they it could be so exciting for bnb eight a look around and say well we don't really know who's gonna win in the east or the west and my other thing about that the one thing i would say about the lakers is that yes they they will be hated and they've been a dynasty in the past they haven't been for a while so wouldn't be at least a little bit new from that standpoint but either way people aren't gonna like it i i think the parody aspect of it is i mean look i leave out in los what's the pac twelve wakes up every single college football two girls well so crazy gotta happen for us in turmoil yes you know in and i think when you look at the ratings giants had his nfl what drives z nfl in a lot of cases is the fact but there is this change every year yes you have the new england patriots which for the evil empire of it all but the parody amongst other teams who's who's winning the division also draw people into the shop and then you have the jets obviously in their dominance sound like a multiple year i'm not sure why on collateral damage and let me give you the last word on this richard if co why does to the lakers yeah and you put those three guys together with coups ma and whatever other pieces they wind up with around them and they're slowly but surely adding a little bit to the roster as well is it just over i mean if they were if they were went to the next three i dunno in what order if it's backed up back maybe they lose one win the next two they were what am i going winning it can't be completely noncompetitive competitive but what the warriors were the last couple of years was not fund a wall i think given the injury history in the age of lebron james i think they're going to be doing some mo load management so i don't think they're going to run through i think with those guys their goal is going to get to the postseason healthy if they're the second or third i think the rest of the the other teams were just dominate the warriors two years before these were eight and one in the finals that's not fun i don't know why anyone would want was not okay bye let's get to a team that has been that shapes now trying to become another title contender and that's the sixers and we talked about this yesterday with all his report that the ben simmons has been offered a five year one hundred and seventy million dollar extension by fairly the maximum he could receive and both sides are working through the details of extension which is not yet been signed simmons's put up numbers are i just want triple doubles over his first two seasons surpassed only by the great oscar robertson in history those twenty two are tied for the third most in the league over the last two years behind only russell westbrook and lebron james i wanna bring back into the conversation and here's cindy reported this news early yesterday afternoon what what what sort of reaction are you hearing around the league this i mean it's a it's a no brainer i mean you ben simmons is a player you're gonna offer a max deal to right when he's eligible for it a he and rich paul his agent will get this done here in the near future in south philadelphia will have its core a locked up joel embiid locked up long time offer long term and then obviously a al horford and tobias harris who just you know who are signing extensions of new deals with sam steering now you have four and then you know if you want a little pieces around a down the road if you don't like the makeup of you're team well you need have you're you're players under contract long term for them have value in moving but ben simmons and joel embiid those were the centerpieces of the six organization and then they put everybody else around them at this point well taken in wellmade which i appreciate it and again we will come back to you as this morning progressive certainly if there's any news why we will all we are all vigil vigilantly monitoring your twitter feed among other things back to you let me get back to the table here on this so i wanna make it clear what my position is on this because i talk a lot about this yesterday and i was i question ben simmons i understand it as he no brainer gave an extension attention i fully get that and i get that if in the future your plan is to make any kind of moves that involve him then you need to have him under contract that's not what i'm questioning what i'm saying is this if you watch the sixers last year in the playoffs and bontemps you cover them i i know they have a lot of really good players but late in games there were two guys he wanted taking shots were them and they're both gun as he wanted to make a shot for you are both gone jj redican jimmy butler where the two guys you want the ball in their hands in the fourth quarter so i get beat is incredibly talented and i get ben simmons does a lot things besides shoot the basketball but at the end of the day i'm just not convinced those two guys at the core of a champion will look at those were the two guys at brett brown ran all the place for late in games right it was running jj redick off of ten thousand flying around and making threes and stuff like that was what they did and to me this this is a big bet on ben simmons you know elton brand said during the year they were gonna give us mega contract and like i said they need him under contract no matter what they do but at the end of games jimmy butler was the guy with the ball in his hands he was the one who is making plays the final five minutes against ben simmons inhabit if you're gonna give him max contract and having beer point guards if you're in the playoffs he's gotta be the guy of all no no i and i agree i think ben simmons is is such a special player that there would have been any team that would have given him the mac it's more about now we need to see the evolution of you're game and i think at his age you understand that but that's why i'm not high on philly everyone's like they're so talented that al horford who's willing to make a shot don't tell me al horford can't hit a three or running off and they have no one on their team that has a legitimate threat from three and their two best guys that were shooting the ball and finishing games are no longer there here's what i want to share with everybody because the two of you foreign amend laura were having a very interesting conversation and are meeting this morning because you've covered ben simmons in college at l s u and they were pieces to this that i think lot of people including off did not know yeah so sean i mean as we kind of dive into this we would go and go to a shoot around ornella to practice a lot of times been simmons would not be there in johnny jones would run it he would sell it to go to run the practice the other part of the team and then been go and shoot on his own he would do and don't think any did a lot in the gym but to your point earlier in what i think we should share the people is that he wasn't austin with the team a lot of times they didn't translate to making shots and yet right i mean so you going to a gym in you could have a manager or and assisting going to be the practice facility while you're practicing with the rest of the team in and get up shots and there were times where i would go okay i show up and goes better her right no he's not her whereas he oh he's in the practice jim shooting okay so then i go over there and watch him and he's working on a shot he's working on the shot is working on a shot you're like okay cool he's working on shockley here's all this talk about the fact that he can't shoot but then it never translated over the court in so when i when i start to look at that and then i look at the lack of evolution is you're talking about richer as far is bringing that to the gym knowing that he is working on it that is that tells me it is they mental payroll is ation for him right now in the end what understand he had a full year of not playing basketball so you know whether it's broken foot i i believe that he could have come back and play but they want him to sit out the entire year so we sat out so he had months upon months upon months to go out there and just train just shoot just do not contacts up still no shot look i'm not a basketball player like everyone else i've walked into a gym in my life life and played basketball on the first thing you do is just start shooting i mean that's it's the first thing anyone does when they pick up a basketball how is it possible like any of lives this much of his life kind of played here however bizarre the circumstances were at a major ever seen it by the way ever been do apply that around in covering college basketball ideas in the last nine years never once who i walk into embody not practice with the one thing i mean what what does that say about him all the fear factor frail issue from the standpoint of did they didn't want him to get hurt because this it's a one and done guy and this was the more he did for that that that team in that university i also think he was self conscious to be shooting in front of people i which i think plays in all of this he want it to be in private working on that shot they knew they didn't look good and he was trying to fix it but i was gonna say they were too is that a he's always been the biggest strongest the fastest guy on the court right he's always been like the lebron james type guy going up so he didn't have the shoe because he could get to the rim he could pass you could do whatever you need to do and it didn't matter and i like look when we start comparing the other guys in his kind of age generation yada yada air bowling free throws right which is really honest did he drove the ball again you can't have that fear factor you're only the airball afraid you're gonna airball a three step created the greatest three point shooter of all time and he's had a game where he with over fourteen you can't let failure be what stops you from trying to sixty once again were on co why watch all morning long and be with the very latest with all being gay free agency but right now let's get up and go yeah free agent big man willie cauley stein will be signing with the warriors on his deal worth more than a league minimum ten golden state's civil law this is a much better player and i thought they'd get in the shower situation there enough of the dmz russell will sign a trade he's a big who could get to the republican ron pick and rolls with dangelo russell after do a lot more lakers adding veteran jaren generally on a one year worth two point six million ten is definitely in the right type adept things ferrelli we've talked a lot about debt the largest as richard jefferson time on coming back last night i saw yeah but no jerry bell is a really good shooter from the perimeter rican good team defender good veteran presence in the locker room is good no i think it's a great but he was the single anted reason why i decided to come out of retirement to void way more income attorney here in a bag work on it to be nfl cowboys running back ezekiel elliott met with roger goodell on tuesday in regards to win incident rene in las vegas to see their elliott posted this statements of twitter after his meeting with kim deli said i've worked hard to make better decisions deliver up to the high standards at are expected of me i feel do that here and i made a poor decision i apologize kyle johnson at the time and men said he goes on to say i need a work harder to insure i did not put myself in compromise situations in the future i'm dedicating myself to you all of the resources that the league has made available but indian is up to me and i end determined not to be in this position again women's world cup despite missing meghan pino with a hamstring issue he was women's national team advance the world cup final with a two one win over england it was fun to watch alex morgan fifteen foot in front with the header in the thirty first minutes while goalie a listen there came up huge where they critical save force train of filling the big shoes of hope solo on the penalty kick late there in the matchup is great here's morgan she celebrated her thirtieth birthday yesterday posted on twitter after the winds you said this team is special thanks to the be they love things were rocking a stadium and things are continuing to believe without an that's the t one time we will have julie foudy from france today forty four on the uss win as they prepare for sunday's world cup final meanwhile a very sad day across the sport in major league baseball particularly amongst the angels were a moment of silence was held before their game against the rangers in texas to wander tyler skaggs who died suddenly on monday at the age of twenty seven angels would win that game last night but all of their thoughts with their fallen teammate after it was played right now we're at an m honestly there's nobody there is nobody happier to win a ball game and then skaggs you know every time he came off the mound and he just got done pitch and he he stayed in the dugout and just pumped guys up he'd he'd go upstairs and you know waiting in the hallway win win win a ball game there were there were no more energy did he broke loose somebody like him stuff you know first at bat i get up there and all i do is think about you know his jersey with i'm in his walker and you know we want it to you know take him out there with this one more time you know he missed so much the all of us you know what he was definitely my best friend tyler skaggs friends friends around the sport paid tribute on tuesdays nationals pitcher patrick corbin wearing number forty five jersey in his honor drew forty five on the back of the mound indians pitcher trevor bauer had ts forty five written on the side of his cap and also drew skaggs number on the mound tyler skaggs ron at the age of twenty seven years of age and 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crawford or jared dudley tyson chandler joachim noah this is gonna be you're rosters you're gonna be built that with five players on minimum contracts and greenie i'm i'm gonna be make a bold prediction here this group will not make the playoffs next year whoa bobby this dropped a bomb on the show yesterday morning we welcome him back and now we hope that you'll continue to make some waved her bobby but you definitely that one yesterday okay if the warriors aren't making the playoffs who do you have insurance you're team while these are the five right now and i think even with the lakers with five players under contract they are my number one seed denver the continuity factor twelve players under contract mateen those one game away from a western conference finals the jazz the big winners of the summer a boy on bogdonovich mike conley ed davis jeff green trail portland with you know damian lillard and cj mccollum back added assan whiteside a this past week houston status quo brings back that that starting five 'em and i think more here's what we were looking at right six seven and eight and i think for six for me it's oklahoma city with paul george and russell westbrook number seven i'm never going to bet against san antonio twenty two straight years making the playoffs in number eight the clippers west or without collide leonard returns basically the same group forty eight wins and i think when you look at what's left and were not even talking about new orleans here you could make a strong argument for sacramento certainly talked about golden state and also new orleans new orleans could also be potentially in play here too yeah i agree with you one new orleans it just every time i look at that and you just see the warriors kind of sitting up there not in that's it is sort of shocking a bobby real quick before we let you go have you gotten any backlash from that bomb you dropped yesterday i did and here's a funny story so i got email last night from my agent from may warrior fan who is willing to bet me a hundred thousand dollars that golden state would not would make the playoffs or not make the playoffs 'em i asked if we could do maybe you know ten to one here and maybe i get a million he gets a hundred thousand dollars i'm a little bit nervous 'cause my wife would not be happy because it's the college tuition for the kids so that email kind of wet and that that emails deleted that that midnight last night i jump in here about have you made screening and i i there's one team that you left out of this conversation entirely we were talking about it are meeting this morning you don't even have them is one of the options and a team that i think is ready to make a move in the western conference is dallas you do not have the mavericks even as part of this conversation i don't yeah i think they still have you know they still about twenty two million dollars in rome and we don't know certainly kristaps porzingis will be back healthy but yeah with porzingis and luca donncha 'em will see what else they added steph curry here a possibly danny green i think you might be seeing the dallas even today or maybe even tomorrow but yeah i mean we could talk about greenie this is a deep i mean phoenix minnesota teams like that 'em they all got better here there's not a team that's gotten worse in in really about golden state it's about it's really about the western conference end the klay thompson factor eyepopping so well done it will have you back on the program a little bit later you're gonna go through some of these other deals and a sort of rape them good money spent that money spent so we look forward to that the meantime let me take it here's the table you saw his list in order to take the warriors out of the playoffs you see who he's footing in are you buying or not i really liked the clippers i do i think they had a great year but part of the reason why it was so amazing is that it was just impressive the way they finish the season don't tell me that that team if healthy steph curry the two time mvp and and played great with kevin durant's out so he conceded he's still have that extra gear and then you add dangelo russell they have some solid piece is not great but don't tell me that those two guys are not better than what the clippers and roll out but i'm just saying you'll just alexander good young player that'd be a good young player i'm gonna be a good player for longtime nbs doll inari patrick beverley you're telling me those guys are better the dream on green steph curry dangelo russell kevon looney some there's no chance i'm sorry there's no chance the warriors we we are all jumping off the war bandwagon way to quit to look at an injury is always e x factor and everything and one of the conversations i've heard about these warriors is well one injury this guy one injury that got a lot of teams this could be put in that category barring a significant injury or we also under selling the steve kerr factor here steve kerr is at this point by recor and one of the greatest coaches and nbs history now he falls under the phil jackson category of people will say the situation with tailormade in handed to him he can't really prove something this year as he mix and match is new pieces and and obviously without some of the star power that he's had in the past what do you think of the steve kerr factor look steve is a great coach and i obviously i'm gonna respect the fact that he's still the coach these guys but i think bobby's point this is kind of a bet on the depth of the western conference right where there's probably those five teams or a cut above and then the worst probably at the top of that next group but it only takes a separate injured for them to drop out and there are six or seven teams he didn't have the pelicans it's up there i think you're gonna be way better with jj radic and derrick favors the mavericks pierpoint if they get danny green with steph curry with kristaps porzingis with luca donncha which they could be way better so you're talking about eleven twelve teams if they're all in the mix it doesn't take much the fallout were talking about that mix were talking about injuries okay well okay fine russell westbrook goes down with an injury at okay see what do they look like we saw what happened with the lakers what happened the lakers when i went down to like they're not my point i assume that everyone's going to be healthy assuming that everyone is healthy you have a two time mvp you have a twenty two year old all star and then eventually around the all star break for the last thirty games will tell me this if everyone's healthy and it comes down to the kings the clippers in a healthy warriors team and what they have in the final ten game you're gonna tell me that those teams are gonna play better than the name but you didn't even mentioned and all of that another guy who made himself he took himself from being a second round pick that is very questionable coming out of michigan state and i i didn't have a place in again be at all and turned himself into a superstar star who's gonna get some sort of a max contract in dream on green he without lands on the floor extend his contract year without kevin durant on the floor when he facilitate see often showed you again in the playoffs this year just how good he actually could no i i couldn't agree anymore and when you look at a guy that is all defensive player a defensive player of the year like they still have a good amount to at least make the postseason if they're healthy i i'm sorry i can't jump on that as the best argument against bobby is a dream on particular is gonna come out like a house on fire because he wants to get that supermax contract next summer the end get you know when defense where you're making all be eighteen qualify for that so making the playoffs is all well and good and obviously is we could see this coming year in the western conference it will feel like it wasn't accomplishment but the more important question is how many teams feel like they could win the western conference how deep does that go he had he had sort of a group of five and then everyone else sort of coming up from behind do you think all five of those teams have a legit chance to win the western conference that was the lakers it was the rockets it was in portland utah utah and then but i would say right now utah houston and if the lakers get why i would say those three teams and the lakers about why you do not believe have a chance i think they have a chance but i think they're obviously gonna be a cut above it that i i think there is i think denver's one of those teams utah's one of those things mainly because i think those teams can't just go full steam ahead if they wanna get best recor they wanna fight for that i think the lakers will be doing load management forever you body all season long i think there's for our drops houston off that list and he said i think the 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about the big moment of her life and that big safe everything kind of what blink actually a very eerie com kinda 'em in the stadium but 'em just with able to get a good jump on it good reid on it ends on what my way you're teammates i noticed came to right after that what did they say they are they're just they're just yelling unexcited 'em you know it's one of those aloft and get the celebrate goals being scored so it's kind of fun to be part of a celebration 'em but no it's i think that just says a lot about this team in we fight together other and we celebrate together 'em and it takes all twentythree bus took a great moment the female meghan rick pitino did not play in the win over england because of a hamstring issue the scene in the second half of the winning against france where pino totally five goals usa during the tournament they hope they get her back and julie foudy joining us now from france and give us the latest in what is the latest on the status of meghan were pino julie will make a repeat of set in the mix soon after the game she said a slight injury at hamstring of course as you said she said look i expect to be back on sunday the other one in this mix that we haven't talked about his roosevelt who i think alongside nager pino laura is one of the most creative players united states has on the field she has a chronic history of hamstring injuries she mouse they caught on the telecast yesterday when they pulled her off she said it's my hamstring she also said i'm good i'll be back on sunday i believe vegas back on sunday i'm less optimistic about rose but the united states definitely would love to see both players healthy on sunday yeah it'd be great to see both of them back out there nobody americans will play the winner julie of today's match between the netherlands in sweden which of those teams do you think the better matchup furby west i actually think the swedish team is the better matchup because of the history with sweden you may recall they knocked the united states out of the olympics in two thousand sixteen hope solo had the common common they were the cowards they played in the low bunker they got the better of the united states is the earliest united states have ever accident but i think the better game actually from eight spectators perspective would be the dutch so i'm actually hoping they get the dutch because they have an exciting team they have three great for world class players in the league martin's me dima invent ascendant very similar to the united states with three great ford's is well so i am personally hoping for a debt you es matchup actually i think better game i hear ya in either way i think it's great but i'm more interested in sweden just for the revenge factor julie thanks so much for joining us with all the latest brand of course board is it nice cushy anyone else that i want that assignment next year okay here's why simon right now with the game here we call call me an idiot but rj is here i'm gonna make a series of brilliant and insightful predictions and you will decide whether or not you think i'm idiot here's the first one call me an idiot but after all the consternation in all the criticism in much of it was a hundred percent deserved i believe in this coming basketball seizing the new york knicks are going to make the playoffs oh you're an idiot there's nothing there's nothing about this i love rj baird i think he is a piece and that's what the the knicks start start to and they need a start accumulating pizza but they are so far in the playoffs even in eastern congress i don't i i think there'll be back in tank mode by game to buy dangerous take one for the here's the thing no one follow the knicks last year because they gave no reason to follow the knicks were tainting to be ends degree which is just saying that they were just playing young players if any of the young players happened to be playing well in a given game they were taken out they will be trying to win games i believe it will be trying to win games starting this year they put together some pieces that are actually not that bad envy warren to themselves as bad as that recor was a year ago station conferences wasteland there were teams in the conference said flat out can't play at all i think the knicks are gonna make a surprising ron and they're gonna wind up sneaking in as an eight seed and it's not true just because you want it to be true game next i'm not even sure i want it to be true next call trinity at but despite all the hype and hoopla and i think he's gonna be a great player and i'm thrilled that he is in a league i do not believe that zion williamson is going to be the rookie of the year this coming year i i actually i'm not gonna call you're an idiot on this one because i think when we there's so much expectations on their team that he's going to their team's gonna have some success i think if you look at rj baird he might just play thirty eight minutes a night so his his numbers are gonna be elevated same with john moran i think these guys are just going to just play m clay and play quite if you're trying to win in new orleans there's gonna be some days if you're down by twenty he's not gonna play in the second half i think he's going to be the most popular vote i think he's going to be one of the leading vote getters me all star game so there's a chance he might make the all star game but not might might not be rookie of the year i agree you ever exactly pinpointed what i think is the situation here the last time they number one overall pick came into the league in a situation like this with tim duncan in nineteen ninety eight on a team that had other really good players the pelicans i'm not gonna use the word stacked because these guys are not superstars but they have a bunch of good players he will not be expected the carry the load the way a lot of other rookies are going to end let's say this with brandon ingram wet with lonzo ball there's a lot of guys out there that are looking to play they're not going to concede the ham and everything put a bunch of guys they're still trying to prove that they deserve a max contract next call me an idiot but after all that has happened andy extrordinary roller coaster ride did they've been on over the course of the last twelve months i believe the boston celtics this coming year are going to be much much better and part of the reason is because kyrie irving isn't there and i do not mean that solely to slander kyri here's a brilliant player i wish nothing but the best in brooklyn i think there is a chance that will go extraordinarily well but the mix there for whatever reason was a disaster they were infant infinitely better when he didn't play last year than they were when he did there are still a bunch of really good players who didn't forget out of play and they added kemba walker who i think is almost everything kyri does does it within the flow of everyone else's i think the celtics are gonna be really good this year i think they are gonna be really good and everyone talks about they don't have much in their front court but show me one team that has been dominated in the post season that a front court player has really and truly dominant i think that danny aines needs to get a little bit more credit he had an injured isaiah thomas gone you got kyrie irving didn't work out gone you just replace all in bay point guard would all be eight point guard with all nb point guard and bringing kimball walk in there that's not easy to do the fact that you were able to pull this off as impressive and i think their team is going to be so yeah i mean look they've been building for a long time with all of these assets and keep thinking what is it he's gonna cash in go all in and have a team that figures to win the championship a lot of us thought that maybe last year would be that here okay okay final one call munity there were a lot of stars around envy there were huge names changing places right now they have would you and everybody else frantically waiting but the twenty twenty most valuable player and they end bay is going to be nicola yokich of the denver nuggets this right here ladies and gentleman was probably the most impressive thing he's done with his basketball knowledge right i will say that i wasn't present minis that said that nice smile because of this one if the lakers are gonna have too many guys if collide go there let's assume that right so you had those three guys which will all be doing load management even if hawaii goes back to back out argos layer go this rondo he's gonna be under load management then you have to look at the westbrook then you have to look at yonathan look at james part i think that the that the denver nuggets will be going all in there they have all of their guys back his numbers are gonna be great and they have the possibility of having the number one seed if you're the number one seed and his numbers are what they are they have a chance to have him be the mvp nicole yokich is most under appreciated player in the entire envy and he was first team all and be that good hideous knows he's twenty three years old and that team's gonna win sixty plus games this year i'm looking at what he did and call me and idiot quite looking at farnum over there call guy but you're wrong yokich tell me why do we forget what steph curry was prior to kevin durant thirty points per game over six and a half assists per game over five rebounds per game shooting fifty percent from the field forty five percent from the three point line hitting four hundred ten to three corners latitude and let me tell you why she won't win mvp i think those numbers they're gonna be similar to let's say james harden at where you're numbers are great which you're gonna be floating around six seven array now you give me a kid with the numbers that he's going to put up at center and they're the water to see all of a sudden it's like yeah that's how we won the mvp p is because his team won sixty games they end up that's maybe that's how we got it okay but flash in how you play also sometimes come come into how people vote yokich that he's i i don't disagree but people people sometimes look at and go that's not the most a piece where you see the star flashing flare ups steph curry that's gonna create all the headlines were gonna talk about and show his highlights a heck of a lot more we will see but obviously i'm in control to some degree of who's highlights we show you're gonna see a nicole yokich coming up next season like well done boys let's run the basis now and let's start in baseball with brewers all starts the christian yelich launching his major league leading thirty first home run of the season yesterday in a loss to the reds now is the third most home runs the national player before they all star break in the last twenty years only barry bonds and louis gonzales ever hit more elsewhere the dodgers literally walked off against the diamond backs were down by ron two outs basis empty in the ninth the dodgers rallied by drawing five straits walks through bringing the tying and winning runs according to their live sports bureau the dodgers of the first team in the live ball era nineteen twenty two walks five consecutive times to end the game with no outs in the middle of the street elsewhere subway series the yankees power bat failed and make the trip back from london record's streak of thirty one straight games with a home run came to an end in a four two loss to the mets at citi field it was the first time since may twenty fifth yankees had failed a homer in a game game they had fifteen seven home runs during that streak and you will see the yankees thought about back as they take on the mets tonight you'll see it on his first pitch seven eastern and as always didn't catch all the action on the e s p n app meanwhile blue eyes candy for everybody here i must say strikeout from the game between the orioles in the raise you're gonna see orioles outfielder anthony santander he's gonna strike outs on appalled that wind up going through his legs all look at it that way i ain't right there i've seen this happen

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Steph Currys injury, Kawhi Stockton, Team Jo or Team KAT?

Open Floor

1:04:46 hr | 1 year ago

Steph Currys injury, Kawhi Stockton, Team Jo or Team KAT?

"What's up open floor? Globe is Ben Golfer last week as Jay z would say it was all good just a week ago here we are having he played for the future should they trade off some of their pieces here we are having this real high minded discussion Aaron Baynes the Phoenix Sense Son Center and now they don't have the rest of the season while Steph Curry's out over on your at at point five others to build the chase center from the ground up to not have steph curry there to inhabit it is and they're showing me like the million dollar sweets where you've got the Personal Butler you know your own and now I'm just picturing all of these Silicon Valley Billionaires Hubris whatever you WanNa call it that's that's what they're going through up it probably will one way or another just because the Games won't necessarily be as interesting but I'm not sure Sacramento's the writers following stars around the country so it's sad how quickly my mind pile up a few more people here down in Los Angeles it's not like we don't already have one hundred fifty people to a team that's going to be basically unwatchable for the next however long it is until burn a selection through the fan voting and player voting process and that's where we're going to start we got a question from Mike and he says with curry out with a broken hand player would be the perfect Tim Duncan to curry's David Robinson in this scenario curry I don't think there's a you know needless to say there's no Tim Duncan in this draft class I was gonna be for them to sort of navigate a path and you know the upside of their team really required having especially if you know over the course of the year a couple months in your staring down having like that's fine and especially you know as we talked about the chaser like you want to fill seats you want to make sure this is a Kinda come for them one way or another with all due respect to Eric Pascal and Jordan Pool in these all of their role players all these quality row guys with more marginal NBA players are more developmental the to do I think that's now out the window yeah I mean I don't think we can overstate snake when awful teams are awful everywhere I don't know what it is about me but I always get offense but it's in play for golden state I mean I don't how much do you think a it's probably too much but I mean if you said they were right around twenty if de Ngelo and line he doesn't penetrate deep into the paint to get like really high efficient looks and so offense yeah it's no secret I'm not the world's biggest ngelo Russell Fan it would be hilarious if he oh if we're pretty much convinced that they're forced lake up the owner I mean either way like that's fine you can have whatever mentality whatever you're thinking with regard to either Dangelo Russell trade or draymond green trade four five year plan of maximizing curry's chances to to trade russell or draymond green or both this season because of I would place my bet on that cap space on some team throwing some good young players versus now I mean you're already awaiting for certain time window with Russell with Draymond I'm I'm I don't WanNa be overreaction or whatever but all chemistry between him and curry and once clay comes back then in the shadow of another guy and that he might not be very good you know he might not ever the next five years I can definitely envision that you know viewing him propped offshoot of the Steph curry show golden state just doesn't really make any sense so I was already I'm young players some picks you know whoever is going to be someone wing depth to try to make the postseason run you know in the in the short term with draymond environment just got really really difficult right and there's not gonna be any way around it so that to a team if they're not competing for titles I mean we know how he feels about here at this point right and so it just feels like a little bit of a mismatch again if you're golden it's two years down the road is draymond green still going to be that guy is he into account all of his miles you know some of his slippage in terms of his athleticism up Draymond Bay legend build him a statue retires Jersey tomorrow and you know especially in a trade deadline window where there could be a bunch of teams jocking Eh what about you I don't know that it would shock me I mean I think there's definitely truth to the idea pick up some things that allow them to adapt but just with that the gradual decline in athleticism and so from that perspective I could see the warriors at least some some part of their front versus what can we get for him now and especially if we get a younger player now and they have a player right now who could be the next running-mate for Steph curry in addition to a pretty jumped too far ahead and just assume that's going to happen a lot really needs to fall into place for the warriors trades but there is a stronger financial argument for these traits next year salaries twenty two million dollars if you have all four of those players that's just to give you should not be paying four guys that much money if they can't even manage we're GonNa fast forward twelve months just based on the money alone one of those four players will not in any other meaningful way and by the way Kevin Durant did some interviews they had last year Los Angeles which I thought was pretty funny second of all though he said look yeah he's just basically look at the salary numbers and there's just no way to do it and there's body of Golden State's GonNa blow this up you know it may not happen in February but contributes to the degradation of any great team dynastic team in particular is the mind you know the next Andrea go dollar the next Shaun Livingston those are very tall orders as Russians because you still have two of the top four or five players in the league potentially on your team the most for him he's the guy in particular when you say something's gotTa give Hughes he's probably the better bet to stick around for a little while but if gold state it just doesn't make a lot of it didn't make a lot of sense to begin with and certainly doesn't now as draymond green in the wake of the slow start you know and the way Golden Curry's overall career narrative slightly I'm not saying that Eddie Ray says anything there's been concerns about his durability for much of his career up the minutes like crazy and so he was able to just hit this incredibly consistent there's a huge question coming into this season can steph curry stay healthy what should his burdened period of time and when you're comparing curry to some of the other best players good health has to be mentioned in conversations about him right like I do think that his fans commit to that right. I can't exactly say I was shocked to find out I think I think those are valid criticisms of Steph in terms of could he have a James Harden like Aron Baynes trying to take charge and you taking a bad fall and breaking your hand I don't see Elise or rank him versus harden who you mention and you're saying okay well I think we can say Steph the franchise and and have him for the next five years he might not be your top pick at this point even though he's no I think your point is taken this particular injury I don't the thinking around where he would rate relative to the superstars I would say pretty much zero for me you know imposing athleticism I mean those kinds of things matter in these conversations and long and because he makes the game looked so easy but you know if he is you know kind of in his health as much as possible like I think that's something that Golden State has to look at and I think anyone a defense defenders around him to make make sure you have the right offense available in May and June to kind of you know do what he does in the big moments because that's that's a track record that has to be mentioned it does I mean I think at a nobody should be proactively taking some time off just to prevent some of the wear and tear type stuff but again and if they followed this way because a guy tries to take charge in front of them which is really a problem with the rules other big news from Wednesday night and it was you know the the brawl I game comments on social media and instagram these guys were really doing it for the grand I got his mom giving me middle fingers that's some serious real estate so apparently towns asks when it comes to Instagram I really appreciate when people do that so now that was nice work by again imagine talking after a twenty point loss you've never been but I got the facts about you don't get it twisted I own you so there's some and I think when I was replays of kind of the altercation and everything else beat I don't think he can take it anymore I think he hit his breaking point and that was a major simmons didn't get either thrown out of this game attack like absolutely nothing for I mean towns tapped out I mean what did you think about tapping out I think he was he was going to die in that situation do you just pass out or do you tap what do you do aggressive but I do think it's kind of a side plot here I think that's for sure well the main guys need to be it doesn't seem like it was de escalation I do think it was pretty aggressive and unnecessary goes back a while now and be has really challenged his manhood on multiple times so you know I it doesn't offend me but I could see how in context a towns would not the messy high profile robbery between two of the top three L. Embiid is just the most frustrating experience in the world I could understand if he is in towns it's you don't WanNa see punches thrown which thankful they weren't in this case it was more just kind of wrapping up and and but the bummer is that we only got you know twenty minutes of both of those guys in what is WanNa make up I want one on one let's sell some tickets celadon arena get been that would be pretty wild the reason why I like this robbery though I mean like most robberies it's the story that you know towns basketball prodigy who everybody knows about kind of the Hallway trickier path to you know stardom and fame early it's also the idea that towns even though he's supposedly the soft even though he plays that tough guy role and there's also the the difference in their they got Andrew Wiggins and then their experience with Jimmy Butler kind of other to a certain degree so there's a lot narrative going on between these towns is game is predicated upon skill smooth offense now he's got great textbook footwork when it comes to you know working in the Post Kevin Garnett thing going or the the crazy dead I tim Tim Duncan thing going where not falling asleep in napping on the court at times but I do think that fully ah for like five or six months so I actually kind of hope that and some of it is to like you're saying the way these guys games and experiences the worst things you could say about Karl towns about you know picking on his defense for example are the Oh and ends up turning the ball over and so I thought was really interesting when you brought up unbelievable we'll stop right there can you imagine if we just flipped Carl towns into have as much success with towns and the rest of the players that they've assembled there would there's an argument that if you have an elite defense every year thanks to embiid you know maybe mine and beads missing a lot of time and less talent you have around him the more you know your roles no I think I mean for one thing Jimmy Butler might still be in Minnesota I do think the sixers would be in a much different place and I think that's the whole crux of the of the embiid it's probably better on balanced but I think just from a thought experiment perspective you would you over the last twelve to eighteen months because I think philly's been the most impressive team in for Jason Tatum and Marcus smart so maybe I'm smarting a little bit from Milwaukee's performance there that we're still in October and everybody knows there's a long way to go they don't really have as much to prove this Oh home happy and to see not only that they blew the lead and there's GonNa be runs from basically everybody on the team That was you know slightly this whole thing is shaping up quite well you've got embiid out there you know living success offensively I think you know if you're Philly I mean you're not gonNa have a different vibe this season they have to be one of the leading candidates to make a significant NC's in avenues we may not be considering in terms of where the bugs could go. I think a lot of it's on the table if if L. Love that you wait in he writes my beloved Timber Wolves are three you know order against the heat this will not continue for long Peter writes but VP candidates. I watched the Anthony Davis put up forty twenty this weekend being the conversation based on the crazy numbers he was putting up right out of the gate ought to make that playoff shop or no I think they could be in the running for it and got it out some impressive wins but some of these teams that we thought would be in kind of the nine to twelve range Bentley if Carl towns is an MVP candidate and not just you know a good all-star center is like Jake Layman a little more effectively all these little pieces along the periphery of the roster. I think this is the best defense if you've ever seen from him and the best complete offensive game we've ever seen from him so I think we'll see but when you look at the situation cold weather climate franchise has not a marquee franchise early helpful but you know he's a Max level player who knows he doesn't have enough help and you know he gets into this mode like Cagey Minnesota or even like that Kevin love that skill is in there with Karl towns you know we can all see it and we writes we can all agree this season confirmation that quite simply isn't human he it out of the team flow and could it really make his teammates better but coli in assists already this season he's moving the ball a lot it's not the Internet are because I've been seeing a lot of buzz on twitter about the new and improved terminator it really is you know if we can take kind of sidebar from the rest of the Janas Inc Board for a minute you've seen in play a lot more in person this year already because of whether offs wants Kevin Durant went down and I think that the shooting aspect having kicked threes and being able to be that main player within a super efficient offense our big I like that he feeds Zubec- very old school he's realizes that if they can get Zubov going then you know there's just wide open shots first of all they don't have that ball dominant point guard whether it's Kyle lowry who Patrick Beverley is And when Lou Williams has the ball it's more straightforward and then I think you know the other issue for him is that his teammates are just really good I mean the clippers are nice king reads and he's going to be in a situation every night where because of his physical advantages a quarter is going to dictate a lot of what the clippers do well and where they struggle and so to see him come even after such limited time playing together it's it's really impressive I don't really know how he flight point guards on a new team I mean look at Mike Conley it takes some time to kind of adjust to and did he already has such a good sense of how to feed them and how to get them in their spots in addition to easy to integrate quieter our offense just give him the ball and everybody in the room starts laughing he's knows just what phenomenal talent sky there too but it's sort of like you know you you go in and play Summer Basketball in the gym right and if best all around player and I think rob you know you and I might have underrated on Wednesday against Utah but I think he's got as good of a shot to win MVP I know you and I have had some you know expressed skepticism as to whether Lebron would still be the best on this season so far and the choir has been phenomenal but we also haven't seen Paul George Comeback Let me ask you this if you could undo the Paula George Trade based for one I don't think you could write because I think quite coming was contingent on Paul being there well or you don't WanNa live in Toronto at the cold weather so you're Kobina the clippers and we don't think the Paul George so you could use you know in trades maybe go out there and snag Draymond Green at the trade deadline Peter out when they don't have things trade anymore when they you know the young players they've all traded away that picks at these things take their toll and eventually you need the means to replenish your roster I think that's where I think I would bet on that variety of players and assets even over Paul George for place to be I mean I think you really have to think about it but I'm also song argument you're going the other way you know one other thing on this. MVP dynamic of Jaren Jackson Juniors game he got tutored by Anthony it's clear he was the most valuable player on the court but Lebron just has a sensation where lake I need to be the center of attention so what do we get overshadowing what Anthony Davis do because

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Issue #209: This is Definitely Important Probably, Guy Fieri Rescues the Restaurant Industry, When Water Meets Capitalism

Important, Not Important

10:14 min | 5 months ago

Issue #209: This is Definitely Important Probably, Guy Fieri Rescues the Restaurant Industry, When Water Meets Capitalism

"Happy friday everyone. I'm brian colbert kennedy. And this is important not important. This is the audio version of our communities. Webby and shorty nominated newsletter. If you're new here welcome your newsletter pairs the most vital science news of the week with this specific data driven action steps that you can take to fight for a better future for everyone you can get your newsletter in your inbox and important not important dot com or from now on. Just listen to it right here. Here's what happens week in climate change and clean energy news. The eighty twenty rule works both ways. We've all been stuck behind a school bus or a cement truck or one of five hundred fifty thousand diesel trucks purposely stripped of its emissions equipment. Black smoke wafting over our windshield or worse our face if you're a motorcycle like me. The health implications are as bad as you imagine sitting there. Watching the plume barely dissipate in the air. Above you pm to less than two point. 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Atlanta Journal-Constitution 12/3/20

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution 12/3/20

"Good morning it's thursday december third. I'm lucas dixon and here are today's headlines from the atlanta journal constitution. Our top story secretary of state brand burger on wednesday called on president. Donald trump to drop unproven allegations of voting fraud in georgia at a press conference at georgia capital ravensburger decried trump's continued insistence. That voter fraud cost him the election in georgia and elsewhere. The secretary side of this week's comments by us attorney general. William bar who said federal investigators have seen no evidence of widespread fraud that would affect the outcome of the election which was won by former vice president. Joe biden president. Trump's justice department has seen no widespread fraud ravensburger said they have had multiple investigations like us and our investigators have seen no widespread fraud. Either the secretary's comments come as trump. Supporters continue to press claims of voter fraud in court. Attorneys handling two of those lawsuits held a press conference wednesday in alfa reta. Repeating unsubstantiated claims that the election was stolen so far there allegations have not held up in court in virus news. Georgia reported one of its heaviest ever days of new covert nineteen cases on wednesday as labs and other providers continue to sort out a backlog of tests stemming from thanksgiving week public health officials say. It's likely too soon to know what impact thanksgiving gatherings and travel might have had on georgia's corona virus epidemic exposures over the holiday weekend. Experts say might not manifest into symptoms that would send people to seek tests for several days. The state department of public health reported five thousand seven hundred. Seventy seven net new confirmed antigen positive cases on wednesday of those four thousand. Ninety four cases were confirmed by molecular pcr testing the highest confirmed case figure since august. Nancy night. Him a spokeswoman for dp h said wednesday's figures reflect the lag in reporting over thanksgiving and the weekend in news former atlanta city councilman kwanza hall gets to walk in the shoes of his mentor. Us representative john. Lewis hall one tuesday's runoff and will complete the final month of lewis's term in washington representing georgia's fifth congressional district. The georgia secretary of state's office said it has already transmitted the election results to washington to allow him to be sworn into office immediately hall defeated former morehouse college president robert franklin in the runoff he at trumpeted his ties to the lewis family during the campaign all grew up in the same neighborhood as their home and lewis son john miles endorsed him. His father leon hall worked with lewis on civil rights issues and finally the twenty two million dollars in federal money that the city of atlanta originally allocated to help people stay in their homes during covid. Nineteen pandemic will be slashed in half and go towards plugging other holes in the city's budget. According to legislation that the atlanta city council is expected to consider on monday the city of atlanta and fulton cobb the cab and gwinnett counties all received funds from the two trillion dollar corona virus aid relief and economic security act known as the cares act in april but the federal government gave them along with other state and local governments across the nation a deadline of december thirtieth to spend the money since then cities have rushed to get the money out the door to avoid having to return it while adhering to strict federal guidelines as to how the money be spent some have done a better job than others according to various reports. That's all for today. Check back each weekday morning for more from the atlanta journal constitution or go to ajc dot com. Have a great day.

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