19 Burst results for "Tyrese Maxi"
Joel Embiid, short-handed 76ers rally to beat Bucks 110-102
"To all them being took over late in the fourth quarter to enable the 7 a 6s to pull away to a one ten one O two win over the bucks Down by one and be scored ten points in a 16 four run they gave Philadelphia and 8 point lead with one night he left the play I'm just happy that whatever is needed offensively and defensive is just trying to take my game you know where I can just help my teammates And be finished When the game high 32 points tyrese maxi had a 24 Giannis I did a kumpo had 25 for Milwaukee Michael luongo Philadelphia
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on WTOP
"Get back to rob woodfork. All right, the wizards try and hang on to victory in Philadelphia right now leaving the 76ers one ten one O 6 about four minutes left to go in regulation of their rematch from Monday night here in Washington, a very strong game for kristaps porzingis and Bradley Beal. Both topping 25 points in this game Beale scoring 19 of his 27 points since halftime the sixers led by tyrese maxi scoring a game high 32 points as the sixers again missing Joel embiid tonight. Staying in Philly game for the World Series underway between the Phillies and Astros, you're down Alvarez getting a hit off Aaron nola in the top of the first inning, the Houston comes up empty though and we remain scoreless in the bottom of the first. And if you got 5 million 5 $1 billion laying around, you could buy the Washington commanders owners day in and Tanya Snyder exploring potential transactions involving the team, which could range anywhere from looking for minority investors to an outright sale of the franchise. How do you feel about a Taylor Heineken? That's been kind of talk around town for a while now and I think coach Rivera does a really good job of keeping that away from us and letting us focus on football. We can't control any of that. What we can't control is coming here and trying to be the best football players we can be. So again, us players were paid to come in here and play good football. And that includes chase young. He was on the practice field for the first time in nearly a year. Don't count on seeing him against the 6 and one Vikings on Sunday, though, still has that big brace on his surgically repaired right knee. Rob woodfork WTO
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on WTOP
"Sports at 15 and 45 powered by Red River, technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red. Let's go straight to rob Woodford. All right, World Series game three in Philadelphia rained out. It's postponed to tomorrow at 8 p.m., this pushes the remainder of the series back a day, but the 76ers here in Washington reigning on the wizards parade. They lead by double digits now ten one O 7 97 as we have under four minutes left to go and regulation of this one and it was a close game Philly would use an 18 to two run though to seize control and big game for kristaps porzingis 25 points to lead the wizards, but no answer for tyrese maxi who's got 28 to lead the sixers who oh, by the way, don't have their best player in Joel embiid tonight. The capitals in the third period and Carolina, it's a two two contest, both of the capital's goals coming in the second period. Alex Ovechkin, scoring on the power play. It's 5th goal of the season. On the eve of the NFL trade deadline, the Baltimore Ravens acquire roquan Smith from Chicago in exchange for second and 5th round picks. And journeyman linebacker AJ Klein Smith, by the way, leads the NFL and tackles currently. In fact, nobody actually only Bobby Wagner has more tackles than Smith since he was drafted 8th overall back in 2018, Monday Night Football in Cleveland finally, we have a score of the browns getting on the board with a touchdown and a two point conversion. It's an 8 zero lead for the browns over the Bengals approaching halftime and the Washington commanders getting some good news on this victory Monday as Ron Rivera today announced chase young will make his return to the practice field this Wednesday. Rob woodwork WTO sports. The top stories we're following for you on WTO, the man accused of attacking House speaker Nancy Pelosi's
Siakam scores 20 as Raptors beat slumping 76ers 119-109
"Gary Trent junior scored a season high 27 points in Pascal siakam had a double double as the raptors dealt the 76ers their fourth loss in 5 games this season One 19 one O 9 Siakam delivered 20 points and matched a career high with 13 assists while playing against Joel embiid I'm always going to go off my respect That's it I put the work in And yeah I'm never going back down from anybody He was four of 8 from three point range while Trent was 5 for ten Toronto was 16 of 37 from beyond the arc overall and beat in tyrese maxi each scored 31 points for the sixers I'm Dave ferry
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"I told herring last week who told me voted for sharp or for smart, I was like, that was, you were the victim of misinformation. A Russian Facebook op got Marcus smart. Defensive player of the year. Wow. Okay, so that's your number four, number 5. That was your number 5. That's number 5. All right, tell me your number four. Number four Joel embiid and we are ejecting James Harden from the duo and going with tyrese maxi. Number four, I'm sorry, man. Blown away by maxi preseason highlights. What is this? I don't want to overreact to the NBA playoffs, but NBA pre season. Highlights. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, tari east future all NBA guy down there in Houston. No, maxi he's fearless and he's gotten better each year and if that continues this year, he's going to be an all star because 15 to 20% better than what he was a year ago is like a really, really good player. The question is, can he ever be average on defense? I don't know if he can get there. But if he can, he's just going to be a full on superstar. And I love him as a pint sized sidekick to Joel embiid. This is more about how much I enjoy watching those two together than it is about them being better than Jason Tatum and jaylen Brown. If I'm a GM, I take Tatum and Jalen, but as a fan, give me maxi and Joel embiid. I mean, I love maxi. I think he's already so much better than Tyler hero, someone who I for some reason just continue to dump on on this podcast. Max is very good. A lot of people are already coming out with fatigue that max he's the second best player on the sixers. I'm interested to see how that shakes out in the backcourt this year. Also what it's going to be like if embiid and PJ Tucker are good enough defensively to cover up for major maxi and harden minutes together in the playoffs is going to be interesting, but I like where your head is at, dude. You're like, you're like, give me the pure hoovers, you know? That's what I'm about, man. You'd be great on the ball, don't stop podcasts. Oh, God. Sure. I'm willing to hop on whatever. That wants to happen. Not all representation is good representation. I just need that. Okay. Ice cold for row. Who's your number four? My number four is Giannis attempt at kumpo and drew holiday. Oh. Interesting. Okay, make the case. I mean, it's the Greek freak we saw with him and drew did it together last year taking the Celtics to 7 games and they probably win if they have like the third best player on the team's not Bobby portis. I mean, no shade to Bobby portis, but brook Lopez is creaky back. They've poured us west Matthews, who played his ass off, but is also like in his mid 30s. Grayson Allen inexplicably still starting every game, even though he was terrible. Oh my God. Yeah. Yeah, I think drew, I would rather have true than Middleton, even though Middleton is obviously very, very, very good. Just that sequence drew had at the end of
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Will be in business if they can go through the plow. So that was the three games of the series. They'll be lifting the trophy. So yes, that would be good. They never have to have control. And good luck with that. And I think the second one is the one you nailed is we saw it against the heat who just went after Maxie and Arden, the longer that series went, the more Miami just said, forget all this cute stuff we run just fine James and tyreese get them switched on to Jimmy or Tyler hero and let's do something and make it happen and it worked. And I just don't know a way around that other than maxi has room I think to grow into a good defender. I think he can be a decent defender. And I don't know if that's going to come soon enough because we know what Arden is and it's not going to work out. They're going to switch everything as many things with Hardin as they can that don't involve them being switching and try to protect them like that. We know what he is. You know, the two of them on the floor, no matter how you construct a lineup. And I thought, well, what if they put Tucker at the fore and took out to buy his hairs for defensive purposes, they really need to. So you have house and Tucker together, melted and tuckered together. Melton's got a 68 wings, and he's a little undersized, but just playing around like maxi Hardin, house Tucker, and bede. So you have two guys who are sort of tailor made to guard the two alpha wings on the table. You still have the two targets to hunt. It doesn't really change the fact that both those guys are on the floor. I think that's the number one deterrent to just anointing them equal to Boston and Milwaukee. And the third thing is, man, I can't believe we're still talking about this. They got James Harden. They staggered minutes. In the playoffs they began trotting out the kitchen sink lineup. Black called it the kitchen sink in my notes, which was when embiid rests, you throw all your other good players on it on the floor. Maxi Hardin, Harris, you're all playing because we can answer it and nothing works. They still crap the bed whenever embiid is on the bench, even that kitchen sink group against backup units or what passes for backup units in a playoffs was a minus in the regular season. They were -12 per 100 possessions when Hardin played without embiid. It just can't happen and were in your of our basketball gods number like 9 of them trying to figure out how to survive without embiid and they just haven't been able to do it. Harrell helps, I guess. He hops during the regular season. He's not helping in the playoffs. We've seen that that script play out. And look, I do think some of the additions they made will help. I think having guys like Melton and house and Tucker, they are deeper, they do have more depth. They have more athleticism. I mean, Joel was really, the reason they're a lineup struggled last year was to your point. They had nobody who could guard anybody other than Joelle, so when Joelle was off to court, it was just a layup factory because even if their offense was okay, their perimeter defense was just terrible. They didn't have athleticism to come up with these things. They really struggled. And that's where, like I said, the tyrese maxi question is just the thing that's going to hang over this team all year. You look at Miami with Tyler hero, you look at Golden State with Jordan Poole. You look at Philly with tyrese maxi. All three of those teams have sort of the same question they have to answer where those guys are really talented offensive players who are minuses at the defensive end and if you get into a high level series, how do you counterbalance that or do you have to go in another direction? And I think tyrese maxi made huge strides forward. He's a super, he's a terrific player. He's a great kid. It's an awesome story. It's understandable everybody in Philly absolutely loves a kid. But if you're looking again at playing the teams like Boston or Milwaukee or Golden State or name your elite level team in the final couple rounds of the playoffs, that's the kind of question that's going to be asked of you and you've got to solve it if you're going to advance and it's not just as simple as while those guys are really good they'll figure it out. Like you said, they were just targets last year. And that can't be the case if you're playing in the Conference Finals in the finals. Part of it is internally, I think the belief that we're just going to score a lot of points against everybody. Particularly when embiid and harden are on the floor together, you can't keep them off the fountain line. They're just going to be an elite offense. And I think actually their experience in the playoffs last year against, again, the two trickiest switchy, most malleable adaptable defenses, maybe in the NBA in terms of the schemes they play, how they can switch things up. I think going through that in year one together will help them because Hardin and embiid saw every coverage you could possibly have, including tons of switching and you saw and I think this will be a challenge for them. You saw them sometimes struggle to get the ball into embiid when teams would switch in front and dare you to lob it over the top to him. There were some segments of games where they couldn't get the ball to him in the post. I looked this up to him in the last four games of the heat series. Joel embiid had 7 post touches combined. 7 and four games. That's according to second spectrum. He averages normally like 13 per 100 possessions. He had 7 in four games. Now, now you watch those games though and they found some ways around that stuff. They would just get them the ball at the nail facing up against a smaller guy and you would bulldoze and dunk or get a switch, harden would sometimes drive right at those fronts and get around them easily. So they learned some stuff, but that's that brings me to the next question is, PJ Tucker's gonna have to make a lot of shots this year from the corners because if you put one non shooter on the court with them, all that fronting, switching, doubling, just gets so much easier and that's why he's a big acquisition because he will make enough corner threes probably to make you pay for it. And that's where a thigh bowl was just drawing dead. Playing thigh bowl became just playing four on 5 on offense. Nobody was guarding him. They couldn't get the ball to embiid.
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Bench said, we talked about Melton house, those are maybe my two favorite bench guys, and then the backup big man is, you know, mantras Harold, they just signed, they have Paul Reed still, George Yang is there to play the four or the 5? I mean, they've put themselves in a position the way they stagger minutes, right? They stagger not only hardened and embiid, they stagger hardened and maxi two, that Matisse style, who's become a lightning rod for them, shake Milton for Concord, was like, those guys don't even have to play unless their skills are absolutely necessary. We can talk about some of the lineup machinations that we can see some of the options they have. I mean, this is definitely by far their best team since the Jimmy Butler year. And I think it's really good. Yeah, I mean, they have a really good team. They have a team like I said before, that's finally built around Joelle that makes sense. There's not any weird pieces that they have to fit. But I think, you know, to me, the thing that really is going to define their year and you brought it up is what happens with tyrese maxi. And I think some of that is can't tyrese max to make another leap because last year he came in the year as a huge question mark as the starting point guard on this team with no Ben Simmons and he played really well, took a big step forward. But the bottom line is if I look at this team and you're, again, we're looking at this as championship or bust for them, right? Basically with where things have gone. Well, but that's to me, that's what success is. Success is, are they going to be a team that can make the Conference Finals can make the finals can win a championship. But they made the second round a bunch of times. They've gotten drilled in the first and second round a bunch of times. They don't get out of the second round again. That's not going to be good enough. They have to get beyond that. So if you make the Conference Finals, you're a championship contending team. To me, for them to get to that level, they have to figure out a couple of things. One is, can Maxie take that jump? And two is, what are they going to do when they're playing late in games? Because they have a weird for as good and deep as their team is. They have a bit of a weird roster in the sense that if you're playing against some of these elite teams, again, can you win late in the playoffs with tyrese maxi and James Harden on the court together, or do you have to have tyrese maxi off the court at the Anthony Melton there to actually have some stout defenders on the court to guard some of these elite teams, sort of like what we saw with the warriors, where Jordan Poole, especially late in the playoffs, there were a lot of times he was not much of a factor because he was a guy that could target at the other end of the court. I think that's going to be one of the big questions of this season is Kan maxi and harden hold up enough defensively. And if not, what are the moves, Doc Rivers is going to make to try to counterbalance that because I just don't know if those two guys can be the foundation of a team that's going to be good enough to win a title defensively when you're going up against true holiday and Chris Middleton and Jason Tatum and jaylen Brown and some of these other elite teams are going to have to play to get where they want to go. Well, last year's team had no one to guard those guys. Absolutely nobody. The best teams in the league really Milwaukee in Boston, the best teams in the east. Have two of those big wings that can really just kill you as scores and passers. And the date real quick, Zach, the day I knew that I at least personally knew the sixers didn't have a chance, was right after the James Harden trade. The day they introduced him, they played the Celtics. Right before the all star break. And oh, James Harden didn't play. They lost that game by like 50 points. I don't remember what the score was. They got annihilated. And they could not guard Tatum and brown. And you just looked at the to your point. You looked at them on the court, they didn't have the athleticism to keep up with those guys. They had nobody to put on them. Now if PJ Tucker is able to play where he did the last couple of years with the Anthony Melton with Daniel house, they at least have options to throw it guys like that, that they just didn't have before, which I think for all the talk about James Harden to your point. It's these additions they've made in the way their team finally makes sense. I think that gives them a much more realistic chance of advancing than they really had last year and before that. Well, when they played Miami in the second round, Tobias Harris got to Jimmy Butler assignment for like the first 5 games of the series. I mean, that tells you all you need to know Tobias Harris has actually become, I think, an okay defensive player. Yeah. I think still better despite some rebounding issues defending up a position at power forward than down a position I'd like an elite ball handling wing like a Tatum or a butler or a brown, but they just didn't have anybody else, particularly when standing green went down, even Danny Green's getting a little long in the tooth as they say. Now they have PJ Tucker. But I agree with you. I think if I'm answering my own question, why not Philly? Why not us? Why not Philly? Like, remember the Red Sox? Why not? What's going to do it? Why not us? Number one, I just can not trust James Harden in a big, in an elimination game. He had in an elimination game with his team facing elimination.
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Unlikely outcome. But the thing and then the third thing I thought about all these thoughts is guns, how could you do this to tyrese maxing? Tyrese maxi would have to be, I mean, you're golden boy. You're beautiful son. You have to be able to move off of tyrese maxi to make this happen. How could you? Yeah. I want to unpack all the reasons why what's happening in Brooklyn and the deterioration of relationships relative to KD and him building that team. I want to get into all that in a second, but just from what you're talking about here, whether or not the sixers could pull it off because again, high ranking members of the sixers being interested, not surprising how you could potentially pull that off much more difficult. You mentioned tyrese maxi, there was recently a pick of Matisse thigh bowl, George Yang, Tobias Harris, and tyrese maxi at Tobias Tobias Harris wedding. And people sixers Twitter were making jokes about that basically being their nets trade package. I don't think that's getting it done for KD, and here's another problem that makes it more complicated. The sixers have no first round pick in 2023, 2025 or 2027 because of the stepien rule. They can't trade picks in first round picks in 24, 26 or 28. So you're looking at 2029, right? I mean, I just don't think a package of no first round picks and three guys along with tyrese maxi gets it done for KD. There are delusional sixers fans out there who say no. I know, I know this will shock you who are worried about trading maxi because they do love maxi so much. He is such a fan favorite. He has really taken a step up and he is 13 years younger than KD. All of that said, those people are insane. Of course you trade tyrese maxi if you can get KD. I just don't think the sixers have what it takes to get it done.
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Crown jewel, tyrese maxi, or whether or not they're going to try and like basically swap out their depth for more depth for better depth and kind of mimic what you saw to some extent the warriors have there, which is like they could use some combination of 7 to 9 guys in a much more productive way than the sixers work is like right now I'm at that point where when you watch the finals, you're at the luxury of having your team in it. But when you watch the finals, that looks like a different sport than the one that your team was playing and you're just kind of like, I don't know what the road map is to that. I say this a lot, but the finals to me informs every decision I'm thinking about for a draft and free agency. If you're offering me a guy who can't play and what I just watched and why am I interested in that guy? You know, you can get gimmick guys that can win you around or two rounds, whatever, but you're right. It was depth. It was defense. It was two way guys. It was chemistry and continuity. The irony is, if you don't, if you traded simmonds for something else other than try to do the star model, you probably would have had some of the depth that you're talking about. If you do like Simmons for buddy and Halliburton, it just feels like you've got a couple more pieces to throw. You've got like a couple of different combinations to try. Yeah. Well, you can't do that. You can't. The first decision is James Harden. What are you hearing? There's all kinds of weird rumors about harder right now about Philly trying to get him on a shorter deal about maybe him exploring the fridge and studio space. What like Brian Wilson with pet sounds? Is this part a little bit? There's some San Antonio. He's always got along with Popovich. He always liked Texas. There's some Houston comeback stuff. No. I don't know what to believe. The Tillman harden reunion? They're back. They're going to hash it out. Listen, if LeBron and Dan Gilbert can reconcile, I'm not really that anything. My guess is that Philly will sign harden, but it will not be for the match. I think that would be insanity. Opt in and then two years on top. So he gets his, he gets his opt in here, and then I think they're going to do two more years extension. And walk me through the Philly fan base as they react to that news. I think that while I think as long as it's not the full, the full 5 year or the full, I guess it would be the 5 year if he opts out, then he can get the 5. I think everybody is comfortable with it. We made our bed. This is who Daryl traded Simmons for. He knows hard and better than everybody. We all saw that he had basically 5 good games in him in the second half of that season. I was basically on acid after those 5 games. I thought it was like the coolest thing I'd ever seen. And then it all fell apart. He was pretty useless. Maxie became the second best player clearly on that team over down the stretch. And then Tobias may have usurped harden in the playoffs. So it's just kind of like, it is what it is. It just can't be for four years. It can't be that this long-term commitment to them. And your convinced maxi stays on the team. Unless they go for this build deal that weirdly people have divine from windhorst appearance on greeny, where it was like he kind of laid out a scenario in which the sixers were looking for additional talent. And then there was like, it was basically intuited from something went or said that that was Beale, and it would have been Tobias and maxi for Beale. Tobias and Maxie for Beale. Well, I said this on my podcast in February and you know, I don't just throw shit out on the pod. It's usually like this is stuff I believe in and I'm saying it for a fact. And be wanna Beal that was always what was going on. And you know, the front office was pushing for hard and then Bill got hurt and it's made the decision for them. But I do think there's a B and B thing. And you know, I think it's a possibility. I just, to me, I don't know. Doesn't that feel very like three, four years ago thinking though? To be like, we're just gonna get in be hard and be together and then we'll worry about filling out four through ten. Maybe we'll get, it's like, can they even afford PJ Tucker if that happens? Like, I don't even know where they would get the guys to fill that out. We just watched this happen with Brooklyn. You know what I mean? I don't want a team that's so top heavy. So you're saying it's like walking into Netflix and being like, I have an idea. It's a show about it's during the tech era and it's a little like WeWork and it's just too late at this point. It's the 80s there are these kids. They found another dimension where you guys buy them. What do you think? You guys don't have anything like that, right? I think the three star thing is shot at S.W.A.T. for a variety of reasons. I'm with you. Especially because once you turn your franchises over to these guys, good luck. To some extent, I think it's still dictated. There's like a popular.
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"In a weak restaurant conference, the last team that got into the playing game in the Western Conference needed only 34 wins to do it. You needed 40 plus to get into the east. So let me ask let me ask you this, sure, 'cause you know, I don't know, sure. Well, problems all year, man. Did a shitload for this exercise? They had different kind of problems, Jimmy, you know that though. Again, I'm not a discounting one and B did, but have you ever seen a single guy carry a team quite like yogurts did this year? When he went off the floor, they died. They collapsed, they were probably, I think they would have been the worst team in the west without them. And instead they were 48 win team. Bobby, you act as, again, he had a great season and he was the most valuable player on the Denver Nuggets roster. But what he did above anything and everything that other players did in the entire NBA. No. Joelle averaged 30 plus points led to do you know how hard it would be to lead the league in a score when they don't? There's nothing wrong with second place. Well, yoga should understand that. He shouldn't be second place. Think about this for a second. Joelle is doing things that the league is legislating him not to be capable of doing it. I like this. Joel led the league in scoring in a league that doesn't want citizen even play, let alone score. And he did it with tyrese maxi. So isn't great. But max. Max is a revelation, though maxi is more of a new are you sure that he did it with maxi or did he help max to become a better player? I'm sure. Let me ask this question. I like that. Bobby, let me ask you this question. The last time I checked was the MVP has a way of elevating the place. It's just a game. All right, let me ask you this. Should the NBA MVP play defense? Be shut down by grant Williams. What? Exactly. What? Good question. Should the NBA MVP be someone that grant Williams can shut down? Well, Kevin Durant was he's one of MVP and I guess he's kind of been shut down. Why you said arguing last year? Batman. Batman has shut down some people here by the way this year. Defensive player of the year considered..
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"This way. But if he could do this, why didn't he in the previous game? He's such a confounding player in that way 'cause it's every time you have a big moment, you're never quite sure how James Harden is going to respond to it. That leaves you on pretty uneven footing in a series against a hyper competitive team like Miami. It certainly has me guessing as to who's going to win that series. I've got no freaking clue. Yeah, this is almost a don't bet on it, series. Yeah, I would keep your money far away from that series. I like your point about hard and because I actually feel the opposite, most of the time. It's a big game. I feel like I know what's going to happen, which is he's not going to be very good. Today was surprising. I thought he was a perfect response. This is a perfect response by him. First quarter right out of the gate, he got his first dunk in this game. I think his second dunk since January. Not a great metric over his last few months of health and mobility and explosiveness has not been any kind of vertical athlete to say the least. But he got up for this one, and he was marching to the free throw line in the first quarter too. It's going to be interesting to see the matchups as well. Because you mentioned butler Ann Lowry, during the regular season, butler defended tyrese maxi 54 times according to second spectrum the most for Miami defenders. Lowry was second and 39 times. And if either one or two of those guys that creates a domino effect in favor of Philadelphia, because now you get the hardened equation in there compared to their past matchups. And despite some of his limitations, despite some of the past performances you're talking about, Bill, this is a brand new environment and a brand new situation for hard and now where now there's the option of rather than having to deal with hard and against the teams of the opponent's best defender. Oh, you could throw it into and beat on the post. Oh, you can kick it out to maxi who's gonna make a quick decisive decision attacking a closeout, you know, rotating the pass for a corner three. The circumstances are different for harden now where if the scoring isn't there, he can lean into the playmaking on nights like he did tonight, so I'm with rob there that with harden. You don't always know what you're gonna get, but I think now we are starting to find out that he can lean into the passing when he needs to. When you talk about a new environment, I think we should include south beach as an environment too that might be an advantage for Miami with hardening. That's fair. I will not argue that. The last time you played by Amy in a series, he was terrible. Who knows?.
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"That's actually proving to their benefit, right? Is it the bucks are incredibly reliant on Giannis? And you go down the list, the warriors and Steph Curry, the Celtics and Jason Tatum, the sons are built a little bit differently than that. They don't have that one guy who is the center of their universe. Booker is their most important scorer and their most complete score. But they're an ensemble cast. And I think that that's made it a little bit easier to weather the storm, especially given it is a one 8 match up. In the next round, it presumably would get a little tougher, or if they were facing a team with the stock as the warriors right now, it would certainly be a lot tougher. But I think they can weather this because with between Chris Paul's playmaking and we saw the shooting from bridges last night, we know that they're tough defensively. We know they've got a lot of shooting in general. They've got size. They've got versatility, Deandre ayton can carry you with stretches. They have enough to kind of get through a one 8 matchup. But again, I don't think the pelicans aren't your typical number 8 CD. That team changed quite a bit when they made the trade for McCollum and Larry Nance junior and we're seeing how tough that team is. Yeah, they're given a team that I thought was had a pathway to the finals, a heck of a time. Another series that has tightened up, the sixers, of course, up three O and then have dropped two consecutive to the raptors, Joel embiid, the injury to his hand, where is this series shaping up to be can? In the Doc Rivers conversation is still out there, right? Losing three, three, one series. Now they're up three O. It went to 3.1. This is right in the Wheelhouse for everybody to talk about. Where are we at with this series? And how are the sixers are the sixers going to cough it up? My question for the sixers is where is James Harden? I mean, look, this was one of the defining moves of the season was swapping been Simmons for James Harden and Daryl morey going and getting his guy again and Joel embiid has had an excellent series despite the hand injury, but the hand is not going to get any better. We know he needs off season surgery for it. And that's going to present some troubles and some limitations, perhaps. They've got some other firepower there with tyrese maxi Tobias Harris, but I mean, James Harden, James Harden is the guy who you went and sold the sun and the moon and everything else to go get. And he is supposed to be the guy that you ride if your other star Joel embiid can't do it the same level because of the injury or just to take some of the pressure off of him and to balance the offense a little bit. And this has been a fairly Ho home series for James Harden and people talk about Doc Rivers in three one. There's a lot of nuance to that to get lost. I won't bother with that defensive Doc Rivers. It's about the players in the end and James Harden has a horrific postseason record in games that matter. So we know that no team has ever come back from three O one a series, but a couple have gotten it to 6 or 7 games. And this one looks like, again, the raptors are the same way I talked about the pelicans. The rappers are tough. They're really balanced, they're a bunch of interchangeable parts. They play their butts off defensively and they got a lot of light that they could cause you troubles. And game 6 is in Toronto. From the sixers can't play because he's not fully vaccinated. It's not going to surprise me in the leafs now if this goes 7. I had actually picked Toronto at 6. That was my one bold pick before the series started. And I don't think anybody saw it going the way it did going down three O and then winning the next two, but if they make this a series, I'm not going to be entirely shocked. No. Prophetic, for sure, if they are able to find a way to get it done. Managing a couple of games from tonight in particular, the bulls. This team, of course, heading into the all star break was the best team in the east, the injuries hadn't necessarily mounted up, but now they are at full force, right? Caruso and Levine are not going to be able to go tonight because of those injuries. Is this bulls team just a product of being hit with the injury bug? Or is this a team that just under Billy Donovan hasn't quite figured out how to close the gap in the east? No, I think this is Billy Donovan's done a great job their front office has done a pretty good job as well. Preloading this past off season with Derozan and Caruso and Lonzo Ball who of course hasn't played in months now because of his injury. If they were a hole, they're not a team I would have picked to beat the bucks anyway, but we saw what they could do early in the season. And they were probably a little ahead of themselves. I don't think they were quite as they were never destined to be as great as they looked in November and December. But at full strength with ball with Caruso, this team, obviously, is more than respectable. I never saw them as title contenders. I didn't think they were going to be going to make a lot of noise in the east in the playoffs because you had too many established powers there between the Celtics and the bucks and the nets that they ever pulled it together, which of course they didn't. But the sixers, there's the heat, there's just a lot of established teams. And so the bulls are going to end up essentially where they probably always were expected to, which is a team that's had a breakthrough season. There are playoff team again..
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Usually run, they ran about like 37 per hundred possessions in the regular season. That's 23 per hundreds in this series. We'll get into that. But anyway, they switch and then tyrese maxis in the right corner and whoever was on tyrese maxi, I can't remember who it was goes to rescue van vliet out of the embiid matchup. So there's this little window where tyrese maxi is like semi unguarded. Right in that moment, Hardin, who's a genius pastor, zip understands exactly what's going on. Probably anticipates it. Zips maxi the ball, and the whole key to it is maxi's gone before he even catches the ball. He's running into the catch. And that's why he's so good. And by the way, you watch some of these. He is a one man fast break. We overuse that phrase. And you watch some of them? Toronto needs to win the offensive rebounding game and they know. And they're crashing really hard from everywhere, including sometimes from like the top of the arc, which is dangerous. Every time maxi sees that, whether he gets the rebound or someone hits ahead to him, he's gone and it's one on one. No one can stop him gone. One man fast break. And by the way, the other guy, I don't really care where James Harden ranks on the hierarchy. It's fashionable to Don James art and I get why the other guy we haven't mentioned. Hold on a second. Hold on. I'm not saying that to be fashionable. He has no burst at all, like well and forward. But don't you think sometimes don't you think the weird part of his sometimes he does when he's gotten Gary Trent on him, he's blown by Gary Trent, Gary Trent sick. Maybe that's why. He's gotten inside inside water, so to speak on Fred van vliet, but malachi Flynn stuffed him one on one malachi Flynn. If first of all, if mount kaifeng's in the game that's bad news for Toronto and not only that, there are times he passes out where they're giving him his right hand. They're giving it to him and normally hardened just takes that and says, look, I'm lefty, but you're giving me it. I'm going. I'm James Harden. And he's passing out of it. So yes, I agree with you. And I'm not saying you're being fashionable. I'm just saying, we get caught up in this who's the second best guy, third best guy, whatever. The guy I was going to mention was Tobias Harris, who very quietly has 46 points in two games and being perfect to buy his hair is. He might have played his two best games as a sixer the past two games. Like his with the way their team is, he might be their best perimeter defender, which is, you know, an issue window it onto itself, but he's been great. And he's catching and shooting now, which is even said, he was talking about it after game two. He's always been a guy that's used to kind of catching the ball, holding the ball, isolating, doing stuff. And he spent a lot of time since the trade focused on make it quicker decisions. Doing a lot more catch and shoots, doing a lot more, you know, get the ball and move it. And when he's playing like this, when he's aggressive and decisive, it's really the thing Doc Rivers has talked about since he got to Philly last year after having him in LA when Tobias makes quick decisions and his decisive and aggressive. Even if it's just an aggressive pass, he's a much better player than if he sits on the ball and waits to think about what he's going to do. And he has been decisive at both ends. He's been super aggressive on Pascal siakam, he's really played well on him. He has been terrific through two games. And they're going to need him to play like that going forward, you know, when they probably faced Miami in the second round. Yeah, he's got to have, he's got a bottle up a little of what maxi has with his decisiveness. You know, like Tobias is the guy in the restaurant who's looking at the menu too long and the whole table is like, dude, can you just order and tyrese max he's like, I don't even need the menu. Here's what I want. Go cook this for me. The other thing you mentioned siakam, just a random aside. I actually think Doc Rivers and other popular punching bag has done a lot of nice things in this series. Notably last night switching and bead onto siakam and putting Harris on a chua or in an OB depending on where hard it wanted to be. I thought changed the whole game because siakam was having his way with Harris and embiid is going to give him jump shots, Pascal's not going to want to take him. Now he's not going to just give him 18 footers. He's going to contest those and if you run siakam a chua pick and rolls, they're just going to switch that because embiid's already on siakam anyway. I thought that was a really a really smart adjustment. And I think the staggering patterns are pretty good, like he's not over staggering embiid and hard and he's even sat them together here and there, which I don't really like, but he's not, he's minimizing the minutes they're apart. The reason that's happening is because tyrese maxi has taken a pretty massive step forward and he's the guy that's carrying the offense in those moments, right? Like that was the thing. The reason the game shifted at the start of the second quarter of game two was because the raptors went James Harden pass. Like to me, you have to now play James Harden to score..
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Yeah, I really was unimpressed again with Philadelphia today. Yeah, you watched that one, I didn't. So what'd you say? I just don't understand how teams that have never done anything together collectively carry themselves like they have done something. You know, it goes back to that Celtics team with Kyrie. I couldn't stand them. Couldn't stand them. Constantly talk about how nobody can beat us in 7 games. Or Milwaukee's going to win four in a row. It's going to be humiliating. A little bit to the Atlanta piece that we talked about a little bit earlier. Like what right do you have to carry yourself as if you fucking done anything? And Philadelphia doesn't have guys that have individually done anything. And they just can't be bothered. Maybe it's because it's a Sunday, I don't know. But they can't be bothered, right? They can't be bothered to defend, to close out, to take different stuff seriously. And then they start the fourth quarter. It's like three straight turnovers. Well, they got nothing from their bench either. Nothing. And there was a good piece, I think it was Hoffman from the athletic that wrote about how bad some of these minutes are with the backups and it's not just, hey, shocker breaking news, the backups aren't as good as starters. But it was really good that these Deandre Jordan minutes have been disastrous. And I also thought he made a really good point. I thought Hardin looked the healthiest and the most active and engaged. He's never been, like, at least a couple of years when he first got there, which is always kind of that new car smell thing that players always do. It's like when you're meeting the in laws for the first time, like you're just on your game, you're asking questions, you're pretending you're actually interested in follow-up answers and all this kind of stuff. And be like, oh, that's really great. You do exporting importing too. So that's terrific. So harden played that way for like a week. And then slowly, I was like, wait, is he lost a step again? What's going on with him? So I know those guys think they're just, it's all going to click. It's all going to be fine and as much as I love him beat and I do. And the maxi element maybe calms you a little 'cause it's this other dynamic. Like, I don't know what ceiling I'm supposed to put on tyrese maxi at this point. Like he and Jordan Poole for me are now guys where I go. Why am I supposed to have a ceiling on either one of these players? The shit max he's doing for his size and finishing the way he's doing it at the rim. And then on top of the shooting and the fact that he's off the ball doesn't have the ball as much now and he's still he's better. Maybe gives you some hope for Philadelphia, but I worry a little bit about a post offense being your central go to thing in a playoff series. Well, today they lose to the raptors this score 88 points. Danny Green three points off the bench. Niang, who I think is one of their best 5 players. He had 11. And then Paul Reed Deandre Jordan and Sheik mountain was zero. They don't play cork bots anymore. I think Doc is just completely given up on him. And.
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Sending Ben Simmons along to the nets. We've seen three games now. One back at home last night, the 26 points, 9 rebounds 9 assists. Everybody else contributed. They dominated the Knicks once again. I mean, what do you say? Three, three games in. It's been against the likes of the Timberwolves and the Knicks, but how much is that playing into this and how quickly the success is looked early on? Yeah, I think that when you look at both parks with Brooklyn and Philly, I think it was a win win for both. I think in Philadelphia's case, I know that they had to give up a lot to get James Harden and you don't want to underrate some of the depth that they sacrificed with having a really good shooter and Seth curry. At least having another big and Andre Drummond that can relieve Jerome beat if he gets into foul trouble. But the reality is they were in a position of some weakness where Ben Simmons wasn't going to be playing at all this season like. He just made it clear he was never going to play in a sixers uniform. So just by virtue of the fact that they have now an all star on the floor who's available. And one who's really good in James Harden shows that, yeah, this is going to work out now. I think when you look at James Harden historically though, he is really good in the honeymoon period. He does the right things. But there are question marks of two things. How much long-term will he be willing to deal with whatever sacrifices with Joel embiid? He's had a checkered past with playing with other star teammates with doing that. And then I think the other thing is the health. He has struggled with injuries the last two seasons. And even if he is playing really well or doing the right things now in Philadelphia, that's another concern that health could take a turn for the worse for him. And so I think that all illustrates the point I was making earlier with Brooklyn and Philadelphia that it's very high risk high rewards. So I think from a chemistry standpoint this season, there aren't going to be any issues. Maybe there are next season, but the health, the health part is something that's an unknown. Yeah, well, it's always is. You never quite know, especially when you're playing the basketball position. Or game. Two more questions around Philly. I mean, when the trade was made, I mean, there was a lot of jokes made around James Harden who has never been able to finish a playoff series. And the head coach, who's been in scenarios where they've been up three one and these were two guys that have both been exactly what you don't want in when you get to play off time. And now they're part of it. Do they cancel each other out or is this a real concern around either one of these guys and I'd be able to get it done? Come on. Yeah, I think generally for both guys there's a lot more extenuating circumstances that explain the shortcomings. But I attach that narrative more to James Harden than to Doc Rivers. I think in fairness to James Harden, them losing to the warriors look, they were a dynasty team and they were the team with the Houston Rockets that were most successful at leaving the warriors of vulnerable when they had Kevin Durant along with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson draymond green. But I think there is something to be said with James being able to know how to coexist with teammates. And I think in this ties to the health standpoint, he has a track record of wearing down the postseason because his workload is so heavy. In the regular season, part of that's been by design because those teams played four names needs James Harden to play as absolute best, but it's also I think a reflection of him. Not willing to make those necessary adjustments. I think in Doc Rivers case, look, he's not blameless specifically when the clippers blew that three one series lead in the bubble. But I think a lot of it had to do with historically either injuries with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin coming up at the worst possible time or in this case with his last season on the clippers. Personality is not meshing and specifically Paul George not playing well. Not to say he's blameless, but in the pie chart, I would put him maybe third or fourth where when you're looking at James and the reason for his shortcomings, his own shortcomings would be at the top of the list for that. We're speaking with Mark Medina, NBA writer from NBA dot com. We'll get you out of here on this question. I think a very welcome surprise. To this trade where you ultimately thought with James Harden coming in there would be less opportunities for tyrese maxi. But he's exploded. He has really taken advantage of this and has been a big part of utilizing the opportunity with this trade. Yeah, and I think that this is a reflection of his growth, he's been really helping the sixers there and it also shows why they were validated and being beholden to, hey, we're not going to deal with tyrese maxi in these Ben Simmons, James Harden negotiations at the 11th hour. We're trying to get him and thankfully the sixers held firm on that. They did have to give up other sources of depth, as I mentioned when Seth curry and Andre Drummond, but tyrese maxi is the real deal and I think the sky's the limit for him. Well, the warriors seemingly are heading down a different path from how they've played and started this season. Is there any worry out west right now about the warriors and their championship dreams and goals? I don't think internally there is. Look, they've been missing dream on green for an extended period of time. I think that they would be worried if they got any sense of draymond green wasn't going to be coming back for the rest of the season the playoffs. He's obviously been such a game changer on the defensive end for many years now and while the warriors were able to sustain his absence for at least the first few games. It wound up catching up to them. But there is optimism that his returns pretty imminent. And I think the other potential source of weakness is that they don't have a lot of size. Kevin Looney is fine, but he's a role player and James wiseman, it remains to be seen when he'll return and he had an up and down rookie season. So when you talk to people around the league, some people give the Phoenix Suns the edge because they have that size advantage with having Deandre Aiden and having a really good backup in javal McGee. But internally, so long as draymond green is back, the warriors are optimistic because they can plug draymond at center and they feel like they're really skilled enough with their small lineups that I won't even matter because they have not only the obvious answers with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, but they have a really good blend. Of young and veteran players that can play in the offensively and defensively at multiple positions. That that won't wind up catching up to them. But we'll wait and see the suns are the real deal..
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Your favorite podcast app. Get ready to laugh and learn. I am flaming road. I am. He cashed a check, she made the money we spend it. And along with my co host, Lauren Hogan, laugh and learn is a weekly podcast bringing you the latest headlines, keeping you informed, inspired and entertained. You never know what you're going to hear, especially with my mouth. Listen and subscribe on the black effect podcast network. I had radio app or wherever you get your podcasts. All right, let's turn for a minute to James Harden, who made his debut with the 76ers over the weekend, played brilliantly in these two games, averaged 28 points into game shot 57% from the floor, shot 57% from three, handed out 14 assists per game over these next two. Granted, it was against the Timberwolves and the woebegone New York Knicks, but it was impressive. So I want to go kind of go first here though, Howard, because I'm not surprised, right? I've been saying every time we talk about this or I write about this, that the next three months or four months. However long it goes for James Harden this season. Are going to be great for Philadelphia. Why? Because you have a motivated James Harden out there on the floor. He's motivated by people criticizing him for how it ended in Brooklyn. He's motivated about being a good teammate. Someone that can find a way to mesh his talent with Joel embiid to mesh his skill set with tyrese maxi to be a leader out there on the floor. The next few months are going to be the very best of James Harden. And on top of it all, if he does all those things, there's a pot of gold at the end of that proverbial rainbow. There is a equivalent of a 5 year contract, or a four year extension, whatever it's going to be for more than a quarter of a $1 billion waiting for him. So I expect James Harden to be the a plus plus version of himself of these final few months of the season. What's always worried me is what happens when James Harden gets that bag. What happens next year when you get into the dog days of January and February and Joel embiid is putting his hand up for a post pass and James Harden dribbles the ball 18 seconds on the perimeter. What happens when Joel embiid, who is not known for keeping things to himself, either on the floor with his body language or afterwards in postgame interviews, says something that irritates James Harden. We have seen James Harden, effectively detonate two franchises in the last 14 months. Houston, he, I think he was on sturdier ground there to do that because he'd been there a long time and that team was clearly on the decline. Brooklyn though, it's all better roses, that first year, our first half year, however long he played there, and then when the going got tough, James Harden literally got going. Say, you know what? I'm not doing this. I'm not feeling this. And force his way to the Philadelphia 76ers. So I'd be, I wouldn't be scared at all about the rest of this season. I think he's gonna be great. I think next year, if you give him that quarter of a $1 billion contract, you should be worried week by week about what happens when things get a little bit rough. Well, maybe things won't get rough. I mean, I think that's the gamble here is that, yes, when things go sideways, James Harden checks out. We've seen it happen enough times to know that that's a risk. And we should not base too much on these first two games as you know, not exactly the highest caliber of competition. They've got some tougher games coming up, and we'll see how that goes. But things could not have gone better in the first two games of the James Harden Joel embiid era of the Philadelphia 76ers. Could not have gone better. Both guys thrived. They look great. They play great. Day one, and then there's this. Like, how about, I'm going to read these composite numbers for the last two games. 24.5 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game on a shooting percentage of field goal percentage of 6 6 7. That's not embiid and that's not hardened. That's tyrese maxi, the guy who, if you were a critic of this trade or concern trolling the trade, it was maxis had this breakthrough year. How is he going to function when all of a sudden the poll is not in his hands and he doesn't have control of the tyrese maxi is like kicking serious ass and like 12 or 16 one game 8 for 14 from the field and next. And that was a legitimate basketball analysis concern, right? How's this going to impact this really good young players emerging? I mean, he's been fantastic, even better than he was before. So I really like things could not be going better. So you're right, Chris, as long as things are good, and in the near term, while they're trying to pull this together for a championship run in the near term. Everybody's going to be on their best behavior. I think it's legitimate to wonder what happens down the road if embiid and harden are not on the same page or if there's a game or a series of games where somebody is do it a little too much and they get but Hardin's also at a point in his career where and look, I believe like not everybody, not every superstar wants to win at the highest level as badly as the others. Some do some do a little bit, some do a lot, some that's all they ever think about, I don't think James Harden's one of these guys who's going to be satisfied just to like hang it up one day being a top 5 all time score and having made a ridiculous amount of money. I do think he wants to win at the highest level. I do think he wants to validate the fact that he's not just a great score, but a great player. And you need to win at a higher level to move from one column to the next in the public consciousness. So I think he will do his best to make the partnership work. I think embiid absolutely sees himself as somebody who could be an all time great, but needs to win at the highest level to do so or to validate it or confirm it. So I think it can and I still go back to, I know it was a smallest of sample sizes. But when hard and Durant and Kyrie Irving were together last season, they look great together and Hardin gave up the ball a lot. He was more than willing to keep the ball moving as long as they were winning and those guys were in a great rhythm. So I'm like, I'm weird. As somebody who's been critical of hardened at various stages, like I'm weirdly optimistic about this partnership. Like I think it's going to work. Yeah, but didn't you just kind of made my point for me though? Last year, his first year with Brooklyn, things did get tough. Obviously with injury issues to some of the guys, including himself, but he was so desperate to erase the stink of what happened at the end in Houston that he did all the right things that he did morph his game into more of a playmaker mode that he did embrace a role opposite Kyrie Irving, that he did kind of try to carry this team when he needed to and be the facilitator when he didn't. And he did it for, you know, the entirety of the season. And then next year, things got a little bit tough. And putting aside the Kyrie stuff, which obviously is a discussion unto itself. Like, Kevin Durant didn't tear his Achilles. Like he had a knee injury. It's going to get him back onto the floor any moment now. So I think when things get a little bit rough, it just seems like James Harden turns. And again, I don't think it happens this year. But next year, armed with the security of a 5 year contract, if things aren't going his way, I'd be concerned about it, I would. If I was Philadelphia. You still do it, but it's just there. It's always there. You're right. And I don't dismiss that at all, but as of right now, I'm bullish on what they've got and the potential there. You're a very positive guy hard. We always acknowledge that about you. I'm Emilia..
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Like when you look at the sixers, the hole that they have is a Ben Simmons sized hole. The contours of a 6 foot ten man who can run like a deer. I don't know. Who could that? Who could that shadow be? You know, possibly shut down Gabe Vincent. You know, maybe maybe that's not too much to ask. You know, like that kind of thing. I think you and I have always been in our conversations like outside of like podcasting and stuff like pretty pro Ben as like a concept as like a player within the sixer system. And I weirdly find myself getting a little bit more frustrated watching Joelle than I ever do getting watching Ben. And I know that's saying something since Ben Simmons literally became a performance art piece during the hawk series in the playoffs last season. But like, you know, watching Joel embiid not score for the last 15 minutes of the game, getting two really ugly looks. And a lot of that is down to I don't think a single player on the sixers knows how to throw an entry pass. I honestly do wonder they've got coaches for everything in video analysts for everything. Should they just hire John Stockton to be like, you bend over here and throw the bounce pass to his right hip so that he can continue his. Do you know what I mean? Like there's some basics here that are missing. But yeah, like I kind of still pine for Simmons. But to this exact point, this roster was built not solely around Joel embiid. It was designed around the contours of Ben and Joe. And they don't have personnel to immediately fill those gaps as good as tyrese maxi has been, and he's adorable, exciting, talented, young guy with a lot of upside. He's a very different player than Ben Simmons. You know, he is not the guy that just creates transition opportunities and creates open threes and brings this odd mix of speed and size and basketball IQ. This is not a knock on him, he's just a different person. And I don't know how you find those attributes that Simmons offers because in my opinion, you know, I'm a big Simmons fan. I think he's a great player. I think his scarcity is what makes him so valuable and has such an impact on winning games. There just are not elite shutdown perimeter defenders in the NBA. There aren't that many guys who are great facilitators to have both of them in one man. It's like the 96 summer jam or however you would put it in the rat parlance. Do you think that some of what's happening is a bit of an indictment on what Tobias Harris is in the NBA right now. In terms of, you know, there is a version of this sixers team, I think, where and bead is carrying the weight for most of the game for the first three quarters of the game, but as things get a little tighter and maybe he gets a little bit winded. A perimeter offensive playmaker is able to get his own shot and especially in clutch just like create offense for himself. And that's where Simmons is typically become marginalized at the end of games when his file shooting or is just lack of jump shooting and his lack of ability to space the floor comes into play. And then I think this season was like primed for that's what the money's for Tobias. That's why you're paid the way you are. And yeah, you're a third option, but this is where you become a second option. What is like the sort of ripple effect of Tobias style on the sixers in general? Well, I think there is a point to be made that the current Philadelphia offense looks surprisingly like the playoff Philadelphia offense when Ben Simmons was ushered out of the half court offense and told the stand in a corner. And he got a lot of blame for that, but you look at the offense now and it's so weird that looks exactly like the team when Simmons wasn't given the ball enough. And I was shrieking like a banshee that they need to give bend the ball, clear the floor and let him attack. And that's where we've seen maxi do a lot of damage. So I think in the case of Tobias Harris, he's one of those guys who's always been the same player his entire career. And I don't know if he can step up. I don't know if he's playing significantly worse. He just strikes me as being the same guy always. And at times the jumpers are falling. Sometimes they're not. I don't think he is a great player. I don't think he's a bad player. Yeah, me neither. I do understand that he is now a target of scapegoating and there are a lot of people saying, well, it's to bias that's the problem. Man, this has been the same Tobias that's been on like 27 different teams and kind of put up the same stats as entire career, except for some hot shooting streaks here and there. So like I kind of find him blameless because this is who he is. It's interesting that he's having at least in terms of perception. I don't have the numbers right in front of me comparing this to that breakout clippers here that he was having when that sort of everybody is everybody has abandoned lob city, but Tobias is here. Clippers team that was kind of a really fun inspirational squad. But him being at least in pedigree, the best player on that team compared to I think he's supposed to be obviously in the current roster construction. The third option on this sixers team and somebody who can officially get a variety of kinds of offense and be really useful. But when you push them up to two and when you make him the best perimeter offensive player that we've got, then it just becomes like an unfair kind of spotlight goes on. I mean, one thing for him is that he's just shooting really poorly from three. We know he's hesitant to just let it rip, but I think him shooting below his career average from deep is also an impediment to him really letting him fly. So his field goal percentage is right with career averages. He's just missing a lot of jumpers in the way that he was not doing last year. I don't know if there's a trickle down effect from Simmons absence where he's not getting the same looks and transition because we know Philly can't run it all now. They're 30th and the league in pace. But my upside for Tobias here is that he's a pretty consistent guy so I would hope that those numbers will edge back up and he'll kind of hit his averages. I don't think he's a 31% three point shooter. I think he's a pretty league average. The guy across the board and we kind of joke about him being like net zero because he is like right in the middle there of the crosshairs of like, this is the average NBA player. Like he can do a lot of things pretty well, but none of them brilliantly. And solid player, not bad. Expensive for net zero though. The price tag is a little hot and is immovable because that's like I mean, as we're getting into these as we're getting into trade season in full, obviously the sixers are going to be at the forefront of all these kinds of conversations. And look, there's in my mind there's the ideal version of this where it's like Daryl calls David Griffin is just like you've got a problem I've got a problem Simmons for Ingram. Let's do it. And I don't know whether or not that he's Ingram to duplicative with Tobias in terms of some of the physical space they occupy the kind of game that they like to play is Ingram of quote unquote fit within B, I couldn't tell you, but Ingram certainly a more exciting prospect than nothing..
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"I knew coming into the season that dejante would be their primary ball handler. And he's, in some ways, he hasn't really improved his efficiency. But a lot of the numbers are up in a big way without turnovers going up by the way, which is really impressive. And he's averaging like 1999. It's just like something that you don't see, giving all defensive level defense. So he's my pick. He was my pick then. He's my pick now. Miles bridges you mentioned has looked great even though it was three point shootings falling off a little bit. He's probably the Clubhouse favorite to win this award I would say. And I wanted to shout out one other player and I hate rewarding first to second year leaps because I just don't. I don't think that they like you're supposed to improve. That's just like what it is. So I don't like doing that. But tyrese maxi is making the type of leap that's just like, what is even happening? So he's the rare case. And a few years ago, devonte Graham was in this category for me where it was even going on. Right. So tyrese maxi is another guy who I want to just quickly shut out. There's a lot of candidates. I just don't think that John Collins quite cuts into that top tier. Can I tell you who I picked because it's pretty embarrassing. He's embarrassing. I'm glad I picked this player and I still have high hopes. But can I guess? I promise I have not looked it up. Can I guess? Yeah. Was it Jordan Poole? No. Which would have been a sick. Okay. I'll give you two more. He does this. I have no other guesses for you..
"tyrese maxi" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"Wow has the fall flown by. Can you believe it, dude? We're talking about playoffs. We got the college football conference championship games this weekend. By the way, I was in the daily wager document. Bryce young -200, I saw your note. I think that's the play right there. After what he did against auburn, I think that distance him against everybody else. You know, it is interesting how it's all going to materialize. I understand the defensive players getting some buzz. I actually think they might cannibalize one another. There's not one defensive player. So even if those voters do get a little cheeky or if that's not a little fiery, like last year going wide receiver, they might just chop it up. But I think you're right dude, because I think after what happened last year, people are going to be more inclined to get a little bit more liberal with their voting because there's not a dominant candidate like we've seen in years past at times. So I think if guys want to go defense, you've got Aidan Hutchinson who had the huge game for Michigan. You got a couple guys on the Georgia defense. You're right. Those are gonna eat up each other's votes, and ultimately I think Bryce young is gonna clean up when it comes to second and third place votes. Yeah, no. So I'm really interested to see how the Georgia defensive. If it completely undresses him, then we could see it wide open. Right, but I just don't think that's going to happen. I feel like Saban's always had Kirby's a number, but obviously there's a reason that George is favored by as much as they are. So thank you for supporting it. I need that moral support. But remember, I was on Bryce young to start the season. I thought it was. Yes, you were, you know, the value of Alabama. Everyone was like, oh, Alabama went at all. I was like, well I'd rather do Bryce young. Anyways, so let's get to tonight's card. I say we start in the NBA because there's a high profile game with sixers and Celtics and bead has been turned for Philly. What's your read here? All right, I got two plays I'm gonna make in this game. I'll start with the side. I'll play the sixers plus the three game open four and a half down to three now, not much of a surprise to see the sixers money coming in Tobias Harris and Joel embiid have opened back for two games. They've had an opportunity to knock the rust off. Rest should be an issue here. 6 years played on Monday and the Celtics played on Sunday. Boston, the Celtics have been very good defensively. They've been very shaky offensively. And that's why you're seeing the total dip in this game as well. I mean, I think we're down somewhere around two O 5 right now. So having three or more is going to be extremely valuable down the stretch in this game. I just think this is a big opportunity for Philly to get up. Everything they've dealt with this season from Simmons into the start, then the embiid situation testing positive for COVID. The injuries. Here you go. You're pretty much all intact. It's an opportunity to get up against a big rival who you had a lot of success against last year. I see Philly rising to the occasion. I think they're going to win the game. So take the three, and then at the same time a little on the money line, but I got to prop in this game. I like more than anything else. It's really juicy, it's minus one 60. It's tyrese maxi going over three and a half assists. Now if you could find four and a half assists and mitigate the juice, I would play over that as well. Maxi's scoring has dipped the last couple games. Why would that be? Oh, because Harrison and beat have returned to the lineup. But in those two games, maxi recorded 9 assists each time. I mean, he's averaging 5 assists per game for the season. So his average is already over three and a half. But now that embiid and Harris are back, he's taken on more of the facilitator role and he's got 9 insists in each of those games. I'm shocked that this is priced at three and a half at minus one 60. I have no problem laying that juice and at the same time if you can find four and a half or if you can find tyrese maxi double double because he still scoring and double figures, that's gonna be a nice price as well. I just haven't been able to think that one up yet. That's a really good breakdown. And this is what we've talked about in the past, whether Pete draymond last year on his run, bookmakers don't like moving parts, you know? They want both teams full strength, power rating, let the chips fall where they may, and we'll follow some sharp money and tweak the lines accordingly. When there's guys out and things like that, that's when you can really find the most vulnerable. And I think they're vulnerable and props more so than regular game lines anyway. But you certainly have a justifiable angle. I like it, and it's a smart play. For me, I can side with the Philly side. I see the logic there. I'm on two totals, both overs clipper Sacramento. We saw with the king's defense did last night with the Lakers with sans LeBron, still gave up a boatload. Clippers are just a team that wants to chuck and duck and go up and down. They'll have their scoring loans. They tend to play down to their opponents sometimes, but I still like the over in this game. I also like the over in the Denver game. Things are getting back to normal with the nuggets. And the magic want to push and I like that over as well. So a couple totals for the people in that anything else in the association. Yeah, I have a total Fourier as well over two 31 between Milwaukee and Charlotte. Charlotte has been an over better's dream.