17 Burst results for "Van Blee"
"van blee" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"When they get to around one you know he's going to have seven games under his belt of being the number two option on a playoff team. He's electric we we've been. And, you know this was a complaint during the regular season that Denver Fan and NBA fans were levying might alone everybody say, why are you sitting on MP Jay? And I think they had good reason. I mean the guy with his injury history. You know his his NBA maturity, maybe his own sort of maturity as a as a kid growing up into the League marine right God God, bless them on the instagram with a conspiracy theories. He's been canceled three times already and only been a week but from basketball perspective. I mean, the ceiling is woj up here. I mean I I mean, it's exciting. Well, there's two things they really need from him. Or need from somebody like him that he describes his fell one as that he can actually shoot. And that's a team that's pretty spotty like their best three point shooters Murray and even Murray's a little up and down depending on the week. But he you know he's a good shooter but the stuff he does around the rim and Yokich it's like giving Yokich this new toy it's like when We. Get barked box every month for Matt for dogs and Willie Our beloved Willie opens the Bark Box and pulls out this thing and it's just so it's like the greatest it's hilarious. It's the greatest day of his life. The the Michael Porter Jr.. Just came out of the bark box for Yokich and now Yokich is twenty feet from the basket and he's got this guy making these little sneaky cuts. He said with these passes and then he's going up in the air but kinda sideways he's he's one of those like. Does. Not many forwards who have the athleticism like that to bend left and right? And I think he's really exciting I. You could argue is the second best offensive player that did and he merely played you said this two minutes ago and I don't disagree that they're not going to be in the finals this season. But I love Denver for next season, I can't wait to see you know if they have if everybody can be healthy and they enter the season starting Christmas Day twenty twenty. If all things work out that Denver team is formidable, it's deep they had they can go a lot of different ways. We you know bet bowl bowl is going to be my pet my pet project, but you know he's getting run and the development of of him on that team into into potentially an asset they can be like a ten to twelve player deep team. Will import went in the draft he went fourteenth. And we all thought it was a good pick immediately. We all thought he was a couple of picks too late and at the time. This is a fascinating draft. The Knicks take knock nine. I mean just a tough tough twenty years for the next Maceio bridges goes to Philly and then they trade him to Phoenix. Shakeel Alexander Goes, eleventh? Man. And then the clips are on the clock. With. Two picks. And they take they take myles bridges a Jerome Robinson. They traded bridges but they they had these two pseudo lottery picks. In could have just rolled the dice with porter on one of them. It actually would have been like a genius move right and then they could have just stash porter now granted he probably would have been dumped in that. Okay. See Trade for Paul. George but. My point is a I. Don't think he should have fallen that far and be he came one pick away from your beloved wizards Oh. I don't WanNa. Hear who were fifty three took Troy Brown. WHO's that is your teeth he's he's he's down there. He's in the bubble he's He's half of an NBA player the Whiz, through the. The the gizzards have you know one and a half MBA he's one of those ads. Okay. Good. I haven't watched one second of the wizards in bubble But I think if he goes to the wizards. He Nabi he probably just gets hurt and. It's a no no definitely something bad happens to anyway I I at the time it did it makes sense that the clippers that enroll the today 'cause everybody's this guy healthy. He's a top three pick. Had the back thing but that's right around the time. You'd take the run at it anyway It's fun that they're just letting him loose and I don't know what it's GonNa mean for around one. I think there's some real defensive trust issues with them at the that's why he got benched the first bubble game I like that in texted his coach Next. Guy Next Wildcard Guy. And this is the most proven guy in the bunch Fred Van Blee. Oh and I mentioned him because we saw the playoffs he had this jekyll-hyde thing where he was horrendous for the first ten games and then he was unbelievable for the second thing games you're talking about last year last year he singlehandedly Kerry Toronto to the tunnel I mean he he caught fire and the and it was what it was that it was like is this is this a hot streak or is this? Is this the player? He's GONNA become. and. Then over the course of the air, it was like, oh he's actually good. And now you're seeing like him and lower together and something going on with that but. It's Kinda like a like a poor man's Lillard mccollum Combo now with with the offense getting from to go. Sure not is at high of a level as those two guys but it's thirty six points the other night. I mean he could fill it up. This is this is the thing with him and he's been doing it that this is why before this started you me in the 'cause. Talked about. Sleeper teams that we liked that could really make a mark in these playoffs and I, just love Toronto and yet, and he's a big part of it and they've really demonstrated all the reasons why I thought that they had a chance to to go there just mature. There are mature team that plays confidently they know who they are and they just go out you know in in some respects, I feel the same way about Houston. Funny Enough I. Looked well, I, think that they sh- they've been playing like serious basketball. They've been playing true to their identity, right? Making the small ball thing work and they have been daring teams to to to you know punish them and weirdly enough teams have gone on stretches of punishing them, and then they go away from it. Milwaukee is the biggest example of this that Milwaukee Houston game. Should have been concerning for Milwaukee fans because well, it looked at the solution was to give honest the ball in the post and they did it a bunch of times in the fourth quarter and then they stopped doing it and I don't know why they stopped doing it. With Milwaukee and the. To La Teams I'm trying not to overreact because I think their destiny going into these playoffs was secure plus no. But so yeah, I I don't mean to. overreaction..
"van blee" Discussed on Pop Culture Cosmos
"Classroom from LAKER's fastbreak pop culture conflicts and insights force fantasy football and you state and here while I cry with my box of Kleenex I on the underground the podcast you can catch it on every single major podcast I always from the underground it is my good friend Mr TJ Johnson we don't cry in a tissue box but we pretty much on Seoul box the entire yeah it's coming checks in the mail is what I was told but listen in the first game of a long NBA season other big weapon with the irs fully loaded so had the clippers fully staffed either missing a lot of people as we weren't healthy and interested in little proxy battles Syrian. Larry we have ultimate goal to win a championship is funny because trying to arrange a show with you sometimes is very in my bed trying to respond to you back and and I'm just like do it but you know what it is just one game once again I talk at Tj Johnson around the podcast before we had an out I gotta ask you one thing when it comes to fancy go ahead to ESPN YAHOO IS CBS whatever and start picking teams and all yes that is really just how he still there he's still available I gotta give them the situation in Toronto now he's back to being a man he's GonNa see his the Pasco and so I think that it's important that because he's going to get such so you want to look at those teams that don't have options and say okay he's going to be something that's assist he's GonNa do a lot of those small things he's not going to be your best player let me be very clear what if he stays healthy the full season I know there's always a little bit injury prone we'll have to wait and see I think Fred van blee especially with the way he started off could be someone minute Pascal Crm is really tearing it up and I'm glad I have one fifth sixth seventh and eighth rounds if you can give him because I've been able to pick them up in those latter but the thing he does is blocks and three pointers so he can get eight when it yet but he still young every now and then you're going to see a sign of that explosiveness he's showing you maybe a little bit of larger picture it's still not time yet and you might be needed to look forward to in the seventh eighth even what's definitely somebody to look at right there for you so not a bad pick momentum half status was when he was drafted because he was drafted very high and I'm hoping he'll pan out it's been a great episode I WanNa thank you so much for joining me any last thoughts on the Lakers I guess somebody pulled out the handkerchiefs but everybody don't handkerchiefs yet. We are one game in we're looking for championship. That's the goal that still do a lot of great things to come for the.
"van blee" Discussed on Pop Culture Cosmos
"What's coming up on? Friday is funny because trying to arrange a show with you sometimes is very funny because we communicate at various points given day. I mean you responded to me at four. Am Your time. And I'm in my bed trying to respond to you back and and I'm just like I I need it. The thumbs up couldn't quite do it. Couldn't quite do do it. But you know what it is just one game once again. I'm talking to TJ Johnson from voice from the underground. You've got to check out his awesome podcast along with his good friends us. And also as well Mr Jason Dutch each and every week on voice from the underground the podcast before we had announced. I gotta ask you one thing when it comes to fancy basketball because there are still drafts going on this week because you know people procrastinators just you know they're out there. Oh I gotta do fantasy basketball. All right okay. Okay so I gotta go ahead to. ESPN YAHOO IS CBS. Whatever and start picking teams and all that? If there's one sleeper that you think people need to go to in in the fifth sixth seventh eight rounds somebody in one year drafts. That is really just how he still there. He still available. I gotTA give them. Who would that be man Calorie I think considering the fact that he's he he's in the situation in Toronto now he's back to being a man I'm going to see is the Shooting up he's on the wrong side of thirty. Never been the most athletic guy but he's still one of their top options of next the Pasco and so. I think that it's important that because he's going to get such. I just remember when it comes to dependency about usage is about their ability to stuff stats. And he's going to be a high usage player considering that they don't really have a lot of options so you want to look at those teams that don't have options and say okay. He's going to be something that's GonNa be last quite a bit. Where can I short my team by utilizing somebody of his his talents? What's is GonNa be a a decent shooter is going to be a decent fructose shooter? He's GonNa assist. He's GonNa do a lot of the small things he's not going to be your best player. Let me be very clear But he's got to do something that can get you some points that you didn't realize you needed those points. No spot so I'd go with a car alarm caliber player. Not Bad that bad. What if he stays healthy the full season I know there's always a little bit injury prone and he did sign an extension for year which now he has two years on his contract? which which you can get a little bit overconfident? Maybe a little bit complacent Wa wait. See I think Fred Van blee especially with the way he started off could be someone index might take his points assists away from him especially threes. That's the case because he played outstanding at first game that could be a precursor for the rest of the Season Minute Pascal. CRM is really tearing it up. And I'm glad I have one of my leaves something good to look at if you're trying to raptors fan or a fancy. Is He basketball fan. But the one guy I would choose that is still lying around the fifth..
"van blee" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"By going to give it to us, every single night on top of the fact that is physically capable enough. So yeah, again, a guy who I could see really going anywhere from ten to twenty five just because of you know the teams with, with multiple pigs. But then some of the risks that come along with him. Mike have you sensed any like is the needs of teams. How teams are Bill? What's important to teams in evaluating players has anything jumped out with you. And you're talking to guys this year about something that's changing or evolving, or is become a bigger priority than you've heard, or felt in the past, I think teams watching Fred van vely and what he's been able to do are wondering, okay, who is the next Fred vanfleet, who is the guy who has the not just like oh, character. We're not looking for boy scouts right? Like, who is this tenacious all odds are stacked against me guy, who's gonna fight scratch, and claw when his backs against the wall? And that's what I think teams are looking for, you know, we all know you can see talent. Right. We know Zion is good. Or we know RJ Barrett is going to be a good NBA player, but who is the sixty one who everyone's gonna count out and say he doesn't have this. He doesn't have that. But he has the mental makeup to exceed expectations. And I think that's what teams are zeroing in on now more than ever. Mike you brought up an interesting point with Fred van, Blee, undrafted out of Wichita state and a lot was made in the finals in the playoffs of, of a raptors roster. Raptors team that wins the championship without a lottery pick on it and we were in the conference finals, and you're looking at ya'aseh Tenneco against Leonard. Both drafted outside the lottery. Fifteenth overall and. You know, it's funny people always talked about the pistons teams that won a championship sort of without a true star that we would never see the team's Joe Dumars John Hammond, Bill in Detroit, that really didn't have a superstar that we probably wouldn't see that again. We may not see this one again. Right. Like unless Colli stays and they do it again. But that's in this day and age that's almost impossible yet to see what they did with guys like PASCAL. You know, I remember he was playing at the combine. He played in front of every single NBA team. It's not like he was hidden in, in France, or Cameroon, you know, like he was at via combine had the play everybody watched him. And if Toronto didn't take him where they did. I don't know who was gonna take him next. You know. And so guys like that. Norman Powell overachiever types. I think those are the guys you wanna put around a guy like Leonard if. If you have a star inquirer Leonard who, by the way, has those attributes himself, which is what makes him? So rare, you wanna put these tough scrappy dudes who've been counted out their entire life. Like I think the personality that, that team showed in terms of its grit and toughness and then having you know the defense versatility in all those aspects as well. But I thought that they had just had the perfect match of toughness of guys who've been counted out late bloomer types, and then Saul who can kind of keep things flowing offensively. Like like you said, extremely rare group. But I do think that it's going to open some eyes to scouts in terms of looking for guys of that nature. It speaks to the scouting in Toronto, the player development and Dwayne Casey and prior a lot of that work was done when Nick nurse on the staff and case and he deserves credit for that group. You know he played. Through a lot of PASCAL comes growth in his youth. And I remember seeing really noticing sack and for the first time his rookie year in a preseason game. We're in Vancouver. There are playing the warriors. It was Kevin Durant first preseason game. And I just had noticed them at summer league. And I really was getting a look at him for the first time..
"van blee" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"From the right way. Great rebound by Gonzalo, and then finding Leonard on the opposite side behind the three point line, though, is I triple of game six three point. Toronto lee. All big green to the free throw line outside. They get dollar flips to curry back to Andrei open for missed it long. Rebound Lowery's got it at the free throw line outlet quiet half Thorpe. Sixty seven sixty four Toronto letter Vic celebrates in the late Jeff stops double teamed. Now tries to get out of it past Begley prod on travel, badly driving, and hassle by curry, that's great all in the third quarter against Steph curry. Percival Percival could have been called the wall already gonna travel. It was that close, but then, again, give Toronto credit because they reshaped themselves and immediately got the ball moving into vanfleet. And he said, I know the clock is down going strong that a vast and bleak goes to the wine. I wanted to see a replay of the Leonard because we didn't have a great angle appear and it looked like the ball was tipped as he was in mid air, by Draymond green. We're going to see it again, on our replay look like maybe dollar got a hand in there. That was a tough no foul that woulda went for the warriors against. Co I Leonard extent bleed hits two free throw right now. Just think of Leonard. He is playing with two guys with black shirts on in Trier time babies always been w sixty nine sixty four Toronto, etc. Beats traffic great fee to looney missed in traffic with Draymond green tips. It in memory told you now you gotta take Gary a defensive board is dude it didn't do it in game five. There's a letter tough drive in the lay throw contact lays it up in a chance for three for coli Leonard, as Toronto, expands. The lead defy was great one on one. He saw the mismatch he could take off the dribble and a defensive man coming on double team from the left side of the lane was just late. Foul was on looney went for the block with the lie letter deep second on looney one free. Throw coming for Leonard who hits fifteen points for Colli letter, seventy to sixty six raptors with a six point lead. I remember in this series. He's averaging eleven fell shot attempts tonight, he only has to their scurry floating through contact shot. Back iron pops out. No good bread. Van vanfleet will get ticketed with that one two free throws coming note before the shot. Eight oh five to go here in the second quarter third quarter. That is the first guy van Blee. It'll be a dollar trigger from the MIR. Right siding to looney crossing. Eight minutes to go into third down six are the two time. Reigning champs down to their last loss. Thompson outside the high post got it back to drain on drive straight pass to the right. Dollar hill rise since fifteen no good. Paul tips last touch by Toronto. Seven forty nine on the clock here in the third. Will be Steph curry to inbound on the baseline looks in sends it out. Looney up topic dollars tend to shoot Andre the dribble. Spins on Lowry. Lost his balance goes, deep guy, contact missed the layup and Audrey will shoot to as Marcus all that time. The secondary defender after Lowery went down. It's cold with a person. I like what dollar did their you know, he's having a good night's an idea eleven points before that drive. The big thing is he's five for eleven. He's very active. They're looking for, you know, the third guy in that starting lineup. The score points in his answer. The big question coming into game six could help out the splash brothers big dollar now. The twelve points off the first but in that first half the center position with looney. And cousins, definitely bid was the third them that thirteen. Free throw. No good rebounded by Leonard five point after league seventy to sixty seven seven thirty five county the play in the third rafters attack. The basket to our left with belie letter at the top against curry now. The Daley Thompson onto the corner van played a three around it out. Three about saved on the line by on just in zone. Again, I that's the first time in this half that's been hurry against Siaka gets a pass to bury sick Golden State within two as craft as he's got threes in the third up to fifteen points. The Saul hits the diving Lowery down the lane missed. The layup tapped out the Seattle five Lowery wide open. Good. Tap decanting has it in transition. There's against van blades. Had it knocked away out of bounds that they call the Fowler Lowery. They did Lowry from behind with trying to chase it down. And that's four on the rafters point guard camp. Alita KP chase him down. He came from half court, he was way behind, and he came to dried for the block. Now he doesn't think that he found again. But the referee on that baseline makes the ball and then you say yourself, hey, he's got his fourth. We still have a border and the half the go. You did not want to have that happen. The limit has been it's they tried to sell it, but the replay shows got a piece of big dollars risked fourth foul on Lowry. Time out in Oakland. Six fifty three to go in the third Toronto seventy-two Golden State, seventy. You're listening.
"van blee" Discussed on Open Floor
"So it was kind of night where everything went wrong for Toronto. Reminded me a little bit of, like, you know, when Milwaukee looked at their worst, right? Like all of a sudden, the court, seems smaller, because they can't hit anything from outside and now your main guys is working so hard to do anything and try to keep you in it, but it's not coming smooth but also. Like there was a moment where he needed to step up, and that third quarter stretch when they're going no field goals for six minutes. Like that's quite eighteen zero run. That's when your best player needs to step up and do it or do something, and I thought clay kind of took him out and Golden State's defense kind of took them out. And if I was raptors fan, I'd be concerned about his leg, but I would also be frustrated by that response. Yeah. Well, and to go back to what I was saying about staff, I think, what I what I mean by, when I highlight his passing is that like that is sort of what differentiates him from some of the other dominant scores throughout the league because, like he's able to still be such a net positive even when he's not scoring. I know people gotta roll their eyes when they talk about his gravity and everything else. But like it's really true. And it's the difference between Steph and guys like Westbrook is like Steph can struggle and still be like, really tough for everybody to deal with an open things up for else. And that's what Kowa was struggling with tonight. And granted, he didn't have Klay Thompson. Kyle Lowry has not really shown up offense through the first two games. Siaka started to look human tonight in a big way. And we said fourteen for seventeen probably wasn't going to happen again. He went five of eighteen didn't hit a three of them were just rough couple of them were rough in that, like you could tell he didn't really want to take them, but knew he had to. And that's never great spot to be in. And that's a real question for the raptors going forward. Like I think defensively they're gonna hold up every game and be able to push these guys. Particularly if Durant doesn't come back, but, like I don't know where the scorings gonna come from. I mean, Fred van Blee has really been awesome. Like it's not a bit. He has been also guarding Steph and he's generating offense with hustle, and threes. He's also been awesome in the media to this guy has some crazy quotes like there were asking him like what happened in the third quarter. Well, I wasn't on. The court. He didn't really mean it like that. But there's like some like he talks like a superstar like some of the quotes he was giving about how I call our pain. And you know what when he's out there on the corporate you like as your teammate like it's a kind of quotes, that guys who are like top ten players give because they feel like they're untouchable, like he sort of has been Taliban-like in the media, I would feel that way too after his book series, by the way, I'm flawed for at least like three or four years after that performance, for sure. So here's my question, though, hearing, you talk. I'm worried are is there going to be an over correction about how well Toronto's offense compla- given that they look great? When Siaka him Gusau and green world playing well in game one. But all three of those guys were bad tonight. Right. And so is the true somewhere in the middle. Yeah. Maybe I think that's certainly plausible. But like you also listed a couple of guys who I wasn't really sure I don't know how should I put this Siaka is good. But like just call them what you want to really. Believe in this guy. So okay, honestly found it a little bit disorienting to have to spend the ensuing seventy two hours after game one pretending that all of them are like, really, really good..
"van blee" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"It took away a lot of the dribble handoff. And also normally, how Steph curry and Klay Thompson, make a pass and then go inside of the offense. And before you know, it, they're popping out to get open jump shot. They did a terrific job with switching up cow. Laurie van Blee Kawhi Leonard, PASCAL Siaka, Danny green. They were prepared and they did a great job of limiting the Golden State Warriors from the field. Well, they also want to recognize is the defense that van bleed played on Steph curry, especially in the second quarter Bev lead. You know, he's a good defender. Of course he is. But he really really kind of stayed right on steps hip when he was matched up with him. Do you think they'll do more of that in game two? Well, Fred that leaves one of my favorite players and it's not reasons that you would imagine his way, stay spin. And then he got it Chris pair lines. And I think you miss a little bit like Drake. I saw him like they kind of resemble one another. And this guy comes in off the bench. Whether he's initiating the offense or whether him and cholera in the game together in a change in off one another he does a good job of making his open shots. But as you talked about playing Steph curry that's a job in itself. Staying in front of hill trying to play without Fowley. They did put curry on the line, a lot, but each of his points were earned and he wasn't as a fishing as he would hope to be. We'll all this factored into the game one loss, by the warriors, but there is no factor. They will win this series more than the presence of Kevin Durant. Who's arguably the best player in the league. If not definitely top five in the league. There is some new information. Chris Hanes and Yahoo sports are reporting that people in the worriers organization expect Kevin Durant comeback, perhaps in game three more likely in game poor. Now they haven't really gone on wax, and said, a like giving us a time line. At this point yet, what does this information change in the series for you? It changes that game two or three is one they really going to need them because I believe if the warriors, get down ole to and or they get a splinter Rondo. And then the raptors go to Golden State and go up to one it may be a little too late for KB to come back and have the impact that he had before he got injured. Look at boogie cousins. This guy was starting to all star game last year. A terrific NBA player. He came back from injury. During the NBA final did a good pass for a layup during the game. And we know it Kisco new blah, but it's gonna take him time to get back into the flow. Same with k d you know all of these conversations we had about the analytics of the ball movement, and how was going side to side and how the ghosts they were getting more passes it. Cuts without Katie in the lineup that's going to be an adjustment to put them back in, and this is why pick the raptors to win this series. I'm not a fool. I understand the greatness, other Golden State Warriors. I've seen this flash brothers, I covered them up close and watch them with three of the last four championships with Draymond green. But anytime three of your top six players are dealing with injury. They just don't have the debt that they used to have..
"van blee" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"This would be the thing like the shit head on his phone being like they wanted it without you, dude. That's where you went, and he liked. That's you're right. That stuff would bother him. I love I love most of the time when things get super weird resports I really don't want this to happen. I think the Rancho you'd rather the warriors lose, so that Durant. I just heard the criticism. I think the work you'll I think the worst thing that can happen for me, somebody who just loves basketball, and who likes to rant respects them is the word sweep without him. And they finished the year nine to know that the rant and that just goes, it's the fucking asterisk on his basketball resume. Now he has to go to New York win the title at that point. That's like I have to leave now I have to beat you guys. And by the way, we run through all the east and just predicting Phillies. Gonna roll through this thing and everything we, we've complete left out the entire summer of moves, and how different those teams could look, so that's yes, at least worth bringing up as you mentioned that going to New York. I hope that doesn't happen. And I also think Toronto Toronto's, too good to get swept by the word. It's not happening. So that's probably out. But they might you know, I think who is going to be a real problem for them without without the rant. I actually think they need him in this series in that, you know, they're, they're playing dress code, and they're playing McKinney. And these dudes that, you know, they're just a little light on the swing may be watching Houston tape and going. Let's try to get away with what like when PJ Tucker can arm bar curry on a curl, like that's what we need to do. Because, as soon as it gets play, Portland was like, now, this is way easier. So this is one of the things with Toronto. I can't wait to see what they do. cO why c put him on. You know, I, I had a couple people tell me they didn't understand why they weren't putting. Bledsoe on Koei in that series because apparently he doesn't love being guarded by smartness. And that there's some success killing success. Potion with that over the years where just guys that are like really in his grill like trying to disrupt his ball handling could be thing. So I talked to. One person takers, just like why don't they put bullets on his like such a great use of wet? So 'cause like the Celtics think would put Marcus smart on them. I don't think they would guard him with Tatum in Jalen, the they would have gone smaller, and try to make him like post up or something. But the words don't really have that guy to do that. So that, that's just going to be Igwe dolla who might be dream on Goodall J minds thing. But now if you have Draymond now you really have to play loony, which is fine, which is fine because he's been great. Right. I think it's I think it's but I'm thinking for that. Like are they gonna have quite close on Steph? Wisey guarding a dollar dream on. This be the Larry series. We've been waiting for forever. That's what scares me of Toronto fan is that as much as we can start talking about all the moving pieces of and, you know, I think everybody does this thing with Golden State, where it's a little overrated where they tried to do this deal words like well you just play big against him, like, well, a lot of times when you try to do that. They make you look stupid and loonies real peace looney can legitimately play. Whatever big position you need right now. But you keep getting back to like, van Blee in Lowry gonna run around and chase chase clay in curry, I would think they're gonna use Kaleida disrupt that at some point unless they feel like wise and all the way healthy and that they need to manage him in a way where he's still giving you thirty eight minutes. But you know he's on offense but it would almost feel like a ways to keep Kawai defensively on those other guys, the could this be the Larry series where he's just I actually really.
"van blee" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Though three point nine to go in this great dynastic warriors run. They're going to have to start on the road as Toronto at fifty eight wins during the regular back in about the overtime rim hair. Then go back to game for five. Just think an engaged six the execution defensively and then getting the right place at the right time. And then doing a good job on the foul line Toronto. Raptors lead by six one hundred to ninety four three point nine to go just to get it in yet today. Shot clock assaults. Got it one second ago as it's written out of bounds. We got point six on the clock before the party really starts Milwaukee will trigger one last time. What a see here at Scotiabank they're all other feet. Inbound a hill launching three at the horn of the good they've done. They finally done it. The raptors are the Eastern Conference champs. And for the first time ever, the NBA finals will be played on Canadian soil the raptors take the final four games, and the Milwaukee Bucks in six games in the Eastern Conference finals. Very impressive. Their key players came up big in this game. And then also the bench lawns again for the fourth game in a row was outstanding. And then you look at the other end of the floor, but defensive under the floor they could not have played better down inside the last three minutes in these four wins. Absolutely beautiful though. I Leonard right in front of us a big hug for Janas Denikin ball. And I'm sure Leonard the finals MVP of twenty four teen telling you on his better days ahead pile Lowry. On one end is lifted up. One of his young sons. There's the second one in his arms, a champ Eastern Conference championship hat on his head Kyle Lowry has waited forever for this moment, then he has it and the new daddy, thread, van Blee, who has played so well down the stretch of these last few games standing by with our Michael Wilbad Fred bleep. Congratulations hottest Eastern Conference champion south. Sounds sounds pretty damn good crowd man is of interest. They deserve it as country deserves it, and understand, they're working on butts off, and obviously one step closer. It's an awesome. It's awesome ago guys are down fifteen points in the third quarter of a walk is playing really well, what's the conversation like, in your huddles, even on the floor? Gotta turn it up, turn up a little bit. We're not gonna let rebounds are not are, you know, deterrence from going to where we wanna go. We had to turn it up knots, wherever take it said, no level early in the series, you have some struggles later in the series, whether it was Milwaukee were here. You got untracked you'd an enormous three pointer in this game, tell me what does white hitting over something like Norman Powell comes over the rats delays. He has had any sleep. You can't that hard. You you've had he been. Yes. The birth of a child, and like I said the ups and downs of a series you hit that three what happens after that for you personally to be in this game. I can debase work, more better yourself. That's, that's the model for me bands to believe in myself. I got a great support system at home. Great seem as very organization believes in me and stock what they're for form. Finally, you need a Leonard late. It was almost like he was pasted themselves before the end of the third. What happens there? You guys actually talked about his role at the end of the thirty. This do it. I don't know if he's listening but I'm screaming out on there. You know you got to go win this game for us. He was kind of clues in a little bit. And then you saw taking up there, not a big bug in third go big plays in the fourth. And and you know best player in gyms got to close out the game for us. And this is why you guys got into what you envision. Yeah. That's why here. That's why. That's why. Here and no another step in our journey when China converse. But opposite will join us right now. We'll see in the finals. Congratulations. And thank you Fred badly with Michael will the Eastern Conference champion Toronto. Raptors and van Wli Huby at one point was three for twenty five from three point land over a ten game stretch the last three games of his Eastern Conference finals, fourteen of seventeen he picked up where Gani green couldn't get it done. So it was a smart move. The lead them in the game. He Danny green out, even always a good defender. Because this guy with the shot clock down time and time again made a pressurized three. I'm saying why Leonard JIRA good.
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"JJ John jastremski with you right here on the fan, and this guy's probably so sick face, and so sick him voice because he had to television with me for the last four days, and I figured perfect time to have gone. He has an off night before he can enjoy a little New York City. The NBA's hop in with Eastern Conference finals with the Knicks thinking about the summertime and we welcome in my fellow panelists from the thread. Check him out on the action network. His Twitter is a sensation. Rob Perez, worldwide wa be John. So maybe a basketball while boy, how's it going? It's a little weird talking to you over the phone. I'm not gonna live say hearing me on the phone or actually looking at my crazy. Hand gestures. Face over half hour. There's no running when you're right in front of my face by what we can do this on radio to going to love, and I appreciate a couple of minutes, my friend. Let's do it. I hear Eastern Conference finals Milwaukee wins first two games in this series then you see Toronto not only storm back and win two games at home. But they go on the road and goody, and they come from behind and Leonard is the better player in the series over yon-, or something Toco. So how surprised are you, my friend that d- Toronto? Raptors have now gone out and won three consecutive games in this series. I'm not surprised that they're up three two. I'm more surprised of how it's happened because when they went down to it looks like they were left for dead. Right. That's where after team all, all playoffs has really missed their bench, and that was probably the pride and joy throughout the regular season that they could brag and say, we have. Eleven guys on our team that could start for any NBA NBA squad out there right now in between Fred van Blee Norman Powell, Jeremy Lin, search box, they just kind of disappeared the magic series. And in that Sixers as well. But what we saw with Fred van plead who had the best game of anyone last night, last two games with Norman Powell stepping into being that primary secondary score opposite of Leonard. They've really sunk their claws a little bit of a pun intended, there into the Milwaukee Bucks. And when I say that to you JJ what I mean they're controlling the pace has done all year. That's why there's still a sufficient, they played his patients base. They run their lanes are able to execute in transition. Unlike anyone including the warriors in the NBA and how the raptors countered that if they are making a half court game, they're turning every possession into a bayonet. Foxhole mudfight. And that's the way they want, because they have five guys that they can switch on any screen wonder five from tile lowered its yakim Leonard. They're switching everything they're slowing the game down, and they're throwing double teams and Santa Kubo in the post waiting for him to catch the ball, then they're sending it. So we have to pass every single time. It's small adjustments that have really paid off for them. And the bucks. Honestly. Can't figure it out. Robbie we've seen this with NBA teams in the past where they're coming onto the scene. They didn't have to deal with that adversity and losing a hard fought late round postseason series, so many different examples over the years. And I think we could be looking at one here for this walkie team put from game six perspective, Jaanus aside, who in your opinion has to have the big game, who is going to have to step up and give them that secondary source of scoring if they're gonna force this series bat for game seven. Well, the answer is Chris Middleton simply because he's the he's the all star, that's running with John, and they need him to play to an all star bubble. But the X factor is Eric Bledsoe, who coming into last night. Game with eleven of forty five from the field. That's not a typo eleven forty five per guy. You know first team all all defense there and was really the, the glue of what how good this team was throughout the regular season. He has completely disappeared, and he's not good enough on defense to make up for how bad he's shooting. So when able to. Be that nuclear weapon that he was for all those months, he's going to have to rely on creek, Milton to create make shots who's not doing it because they rely so much on, then you go to Bledsoe. Has not been that guy. So I'm going to really challenge, Eric Bledsoe. To stop having. It's not been a bad game. It's been a bad series like he is invisible. And that's just unacceptable. Because when you have honest going on four and he's got coli Leonard on him as one of those four it's not gonna work in a seven-game series. We're asking the question how the raptors score enough points to win this seven game series. You have to do this seven times JJ now we're asking the same thing about the bucks. The narrative has completely flipped, rob. Forget about a ratings perspective. I'm talking about a competitive standpoint for the NBA finals who would give the warriors series. Would it be the war? Would it be the Milwaukee Bucks would have been the Toronto Raptors before the series started? The answer was absolutely the bucks because they have over the warriors. Well, and if you're playing game one and game two in Milwaukee with what we seem to that crowd, and they have the power to outweighs the lawyers, I say the only way to beat those guys is you have to play a different style of ball because you never going to beat them at their own game. The bucks would like they were good enough. And now that we're watching this transpire the series goal ballots, in the spotlight is on these guys Jaanus at the foul line. Having seriously Chuck Knoblauch mental issues going on. I think the answer is going to be the raptors simply because they have the tween the calms the Lowery. I'm starting up the lowers the Bacchus the Leonard, they can switch everything on Steph curry, and Kevin Durant, not out there. They have three months tres on the defensive side of the ball that can make his life in absolute living. Hell, we're why wa rub Perez who joins me a ton on the thread over this and why you could check them out the action network Keesee sensation on Twitter with the late night. NBA coverage in never know what you're going to get from wall. And walk throughout the week. We spent a lot of time talking about the dynamics of what this all team MBA means for Kemba Walker and eighty million dollars. I don't care way. You're playing eighty million dollars is going to be tough to turn down. I think we're going to agree on this from a Knicks standpoint the goal the priorities probably going to be Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving. But do you look at this caused within Kemba Walker getting the supermax potentially getting eighty million dollars? More from Charlotte. Does that kind of gives you the feeling that he's going to stay there for the foreseeable future? Yeah. What, what just came down in the NBA yesterday for those listening is all NBA teams. And if you are one of the fifteen players that makes the all NBA two, you can potentially qualify for supermax contract, you have to be with your team, you have to be in your eighth ninth or ten season in the NBA is a whole bunch of stipulations, but long story short Kemba Walker. Qualified now. Charlotte can offer Kemba Walker. Jay, jay. Eighty million more dollars. Let's wants to go to another team. He has to turn that down. So in my eyes, there was absolutely no way. No way he turns that down have to offer it like they don't have to offer the supermax, but ill say that they do. I don't know how does that even come back home and play in New York. And in front of the Bronx, high school playing the garden where he's made a name for himself that is not worth eighty million dollars. And let's remember that he took a I'm speaking in terms of NBA payments here. He took a loan contract coming out of his rookie season. He took a four year forty eight million dollars tension. Which equates the just twelve million a year in NBA terms or for someone like Kemba Walker. He's making Timothy Mazda off money. He's making bang money. Of course, he's going to want to get paid because he's a star and he deserved it stink. Kemba Walker in New York dream is dead while I feel right? Now the next move. They're picking draft. They won't move it on draft night, and they'll certainly take or j Barrett. If he's available to him, and then we're gonna see what happens in create with the rent. So at the rant cons brings with him. All of a sudden you have not championship ready but a playoff contender at Madison Square Garden. So what's the first thing you look at Anthony Davis? And if we put enough guy together, can we go get Anthony gave us the Knicks will do that on draft night because draft night is before free agency starts, and it would be a little a little bit of a mistake would be an understatement to say they're going to go out and get Anthony Davis before any of those free agents, make a decision because of what it's going to cost to get Anthony Davis that early in the season. Okay, if it's not Anthony Davis, is there a no, the potential trade chip trade target that you could see, maybe finding his way to Madison Square Garden. I've heard the name Bradley Beal quite a bit, which would take on him. Hi, Bradley Beal's a nice player. But the Knicks had done. They actually gone about things like great in good. They built this young core of players between Knox. Mitchell Robinson, potentially RJ Barrett. They had the nil Aquinas they got the it's like, oh my God. The Knicks are actually doing things right for once. They're not giving out those contracts. The Joe came no anymore. You are not moving three years worth of rebuilding tanking, and good drafting for Bradley Beal because Bradley Beal in house would just Kevin Durant. You're not winning an NBA championship. Would that have to send the entire farm system to acquire him isn't a possibility for sure? I don't wanna eat my words here and say it's never going to happen. But if you're the New York, Knicks you have two options, here go all in with Katie and potentially Anthony Davis or you get a big free agent and how's he continued to develop the young guys who one of them hopefully down the road to be a franchise cornerstone, while I'm what do you make of this Instagram post to carry Irving and? Laker uniform and the king throwing a little bit of a like there, is that gonna be we'll bronze number one targeted free agency China reunite with Carrie. It certainly appears that way. They're all Nobu in Malibu that evening. And LeBron didn't I'm sorry. Hi, my right. Routed together now. Legrand liking spread out looking good. This. It's again right? This is what happens around July. First ever happens only because we're right now. Brown is going out there and do any poll quarter line tampering thing before the war started recruiting internet. So I if they if they bury the hatchet between the two of them, and it looks like that. Yes, is want to get back together. No divorce. It certainly the momentum is headed that way based on social media findings today. Rob Perez action network. Bob claw situation so fascinating to me because he leaves San Antonio. Everybody pretty much done. It was a foregone conclusion, Eddie Beal, Los Angeles, Laker. Now the clippers emerging, the raptors are one win away from an NBA finals appearance. If the raptors go to the NBA finals, do you think he's going to have it in them? The basically say you know what we got to a final, I don't have unfinished business here. I want to take my talents to like to California. What do I just say, you know, I'm with this team? I'm right there. We had a good thing going. How will the rest of this postseason? You think influence here in any way? If anyone out there tells you, they know what they're what who I Leonard is doing an appliance to entire planet. That know what coli, Leonard plans are one of those quite letter the other. The fan of uncle benefits, manages. I don't know if he's technically agent, but deals with him directly, those kinds of only really know any such a nominally rookie so different in so quiet that nobody knows exactly what his plans, are all can do here is interpreted. The information available to us. On the Toronto. Raptors team is arguably best that hopefully on earth. After what we just saw in game five in the walkie. He's in that conversation with the ranch in the Bronx as long as it's constructed the way it is from a basketball standpoint. If you wanna contend for a championship the throttle after are right there, like, hey. Potential not ceiling. They're there. So he wants to win. You should stay and also financially. Guess what he gets an extra year while it's not a supermax from Toronto. It makes a lot of sense to stay there. But this is we're talking about love south at southern California. He's just gone eight singer mansion down in the pan Diego area. And we know he loves living down there. Maybe he wants to play. So my shortlist is raptors the clippers in the Lakers on if he chooses anything else. Okay. Well before we let you go final one for me Durant. We know the war is can win an NBA Totta would Adam Wilson, always probably the best player in the world. He's right there. It's take your pick when, and if we will see Kevin Durant, any NBA finals, do you think he could have any negative impact obviously the rent, we know he's great. We know he's all world, but the warriors right now have such a good thing going that chemistry's there. The cohesion is there. Do you. You think his return in any way if it's in game three or game for the NBA finals could dare I say upset the applecart Kevin ran to me, the guy who rakes up on one side of the bed and just makes a decision for that day. So it could be I'm going to the next tomorrow. It could be I'm going to the clippers and the penalty game could be the option the course option which is I'm going to pick up my player option with the warriors next year. I'm gonna play one more season..
"van blee" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"The lead is sixteen game two back to Pfizer form at the hall of Famer QB Brown. Here's Mark Justice ship. All right. Thanks, a lot and Huby sixteen point lead from a walkie here just under ten minutes ago. Yeah. You liked the fact that they have six guys in double figures. Well, let's face it, the game is still within reach here, a shade under ten minutes to go. The big thing, always, how about this assault and green are great for fifteen again tonight in this game at Siaka. Of the struggling also. So now can you defend and everybody step up and get something done here? But the bench was great. They scored thirty points now in this game for Toronto, Milwaukee out of the break has Bledsoe. Great lob to Janas makes the catch circles around and flushes you gotta in credit, he'd never stops moving. That's what you love the bottom. Keep moving until you get an angle to give him a lead past one or two eighty four Lowery passes up to three goes to Leonard brief in the corner, MRs rebounded by his fifteenth rebound ago. Twenty six points in game two Eric Bledsoe. Now has seven assists, working it up top with nine twenty to go. Let's fly on a three eight. It's always been waiting a long time for that, finally hitting from the perimeter hearing the conference finals, that's his third field goal tonight. But he's one for four and a three wall. That was a brazen shut right there, rendered malade fouled. Fading shot. No good off the glass. He'll go to the line up the. Beyond foul, which is his second reason why I say that is because if you missed that, boom they're out on the fist break. So all right. You made it. That's great. Now, at least as a sport. But if you miss a down and score over sudden they're back in here. Now with a real confident tube number, you honestly, the more important any time block lead time clock Leonard at the first two free. Throws up for Eric Bledsoe. Who shot thirty three percent from three in the regular year. He was over now. In this series till that three point make from distance Leonard one more free. Throw nineteen point game one five eighty six Milwaukee leads Toronto coming up on nine minutes to go in game two Bledsoe. Flood courts Lopez sets a screen pass to miratec open, corner, three no good oxide Leonard the rebound. I loved the screen. It was beautiful screen open him up in the corner news. The free throw line outside Pasco's into the corner Lowery. Steps back for three and connects. That's his shot. He's going towards half port. And as he elevates, he shoots right off dot right shoulder back to sixteen point lead from a walkie one five eighty nine Yata says the ball on the buck logo holding it in his left hand. Now, the dribble of vodka backs off Janas at the three point light Ameritech's catching to triple. No good long. Rebound minute. Tints got it goes to Adecco to his legs. But great diving? Save on the far side. Lifelock. Does on the poor bodies colliding bad. It's going the other way to Toronto that bright in front of us that we had three guys go down, because it was like a body block that three people were taken right down to the floor, and I liked the fact. Mike Callahan was right on top of that. Any called brook Lopez as he took out the legs. Bacha for that file, is second. John is going to come out of the game Ilyasova back in a mirror teach coming out brogden back in Toronto will have the ball in the back court down sixteen eight fifteen to go in the fourth quarter. The walkie has led wire to wire one five eighty nine bucks. Trying to go up to games tonight. Here's the raptors Powell around, too. High screens dribbling hard against Lopez underneath the basket. Circles back out to the free throw line gift to letter. He cuts to the free throw line of pal is past the quarter, not got by Bledsoe with nine to shoot for Toronto. Excellent defensive play. Because the corner man was open, and he was going to rotate through an uncontested three point attempt. No one on the clock. Nine to shoot. We have some blood Lowery checking out Lowry's right forearm near the elbow. They're going to put a little rap on that eight oh, one to go Milwaukee. One five Toronto eighty nine rafters. Got his close as thirteen points after being down Twenty-eight early for now Lowry scored thirty in game one we know he's at double figures score by percents. You put tape on his elbow, Chen, he elevate, and extend on all bits and shot, cheap. The inbound with nine to shoot comes into coli Leonard down sixteen. We just went under eight minutes to play Leonard at the top Leonard bounces down the lane, flips it up. No. And traffic rebounded by hill, God's they came to guys came to block the shot, he had a shoot it high, and it went over the top of the ramp. They've lead nearly took it away for Middleton, but brogden has it now back to Middleton at the high post. Well. Shoot back to the basket against the smaller van beliefs outside, the brogden drives Powell kicking the corner, alias solar story rainbow and a loose ball. Foul against van, Blee took George hill. He or Lowry. Yeah. Very good, Paul, because Dan, plea and lower down there and player was inbetween and vanfleet. Definitely pushes them in the lower back. Easy, call it is van bleed. His second Toronto. Second team foul Malcolm. Brogden be the inbound right in front of us front court left side into Ilyasova set and a half to go. Milwaukee sixteen gives it to Middleton as the height advantage on van bleed back to the basket. Spins base wide shot, Joe Chris Middleton. Yeah. He runs spin move. And it's always out there. Closer twenty feet team point Milwaukee lead one, oh, seven eighty nine coli Leonard. The dotted line has to shadows out of it all up. No, call got up shot. No, there is a call and it looks like it's going to be on Middleton. It is. As well as Leonard grand, the spin move out at the foul line area. He was definitely out now. You look at this and you say Toronto's trying to get by with four little players. Six four onto on out on the floor right now. We'll we'll we'll give lender six five or six but he still trying to get by with four four small people dollar Middleton was a spiff. He comes out, you be with seven oh nine ago. Inbound allow ary tend to shoot two box sets off a three pops out, no good. Rebound hills allow let the Bledsoe. Eric Bledsoe frontcourt back to the basket. Trying to turn the corner on Lowery takes them in the late pushes it up short off the front or Evan rebounded by letter on that crossover now and the crossover Lowery covered. And he desperately challenged shot letter, doubled, again, another wish about beyond the three point line is brogden Lopez somebody's wide open badly. Here's the open man in the opposite corner for three Powell. Mrs brook Lopez the rebound. That's kind of night. It's been Leonard accepted the double team. They make the first best and the second best wide open this shot. One oh, seven eighty nine Milwaukee six and a half to go brogden, right? The circle jumper high off the rim twice. No tipped her out, I think hill was left to touch. It was. At abounds to the raptors. This is like an exasperated night for Toronto. Bad start at first quarter you get down twenty plus points. Then you rally get at the thirteen you think he got it going. They blow it back out to nineteen. Then you get it back down. Again, it's just been that kind of night now on a tell you Leonard is laboring. He is working so hard against the double triple teams thirty five minutes of it with twenty eight points. Here's Leonard into the post again doubled force shot up and count it as he's fouled thirty points for ally Leonard. He'll go to the line for one now that was difficult. Almost looked like as he gets down in their east trap. And as he goes up Ilias so that definitely has his arm pulling them down. And it kind of looked like even rolled up in van beautiful trying to make it a fifteen point deficit, six ten to go Leonard, his nine thirty point game of this postseason three point play complete. Sixteenth of his career. He's got thirty one. Again, just get by these carrying this in, and he's working so hard at that's double triple teams. It's hard to get thirty Milwaukee up fifteen with the ball crossing six minutes to go. George hill finds Janas tip of the circle faces up letter drives, it spins inside, puts it up gets five stores and pumps. The fist. Janas through traffic again. A chance for three great call our break call because that was as soon as he looked and saw, and was Leonard who picked him up he turned, and he was the termined to go down into the paint. He took the contact. That's what you love about at two forty two. He's so strong in the upper body, he can take one guy, no problem to rent Leonard, his fourth foul MVP chance got his free throw. Good twenty nine and fifteen for the Greek freak hearing game to Milwaukee back eighteen points. One ten ninety two five forty five to go Leonard at the top against brogden. Try to cross over to his right into the lane passes to Lowry. He'll shoot at three miss it badly honest with his sixteen three about a game to any honest, flips on the floor arms Bates, the save in front of us to brogden drivers pathway in right into the face of Lowery. It's loose terming toward us at about stays with Milwaukee now. Lau. Sorry almost made as insatiable steal because he came from the other side of the foul line to get in the way of that past. Unfortunately couldn't control the ball, twelve issue. Brogden inbounds to the Greek freak we have five twenty three to go. Nine on the clock Ilyasova near half court gives it up to hill hill with five drives and a whistle against Toronto late in the clock. With five seventeen ago that's passed out Siaka is just fell out of this ballgame. Six foul Siaka with five seventeen to go a sold out crowd here at Pfizer forum, waving him by by Mary member agent, a great job on Siaka. I tat is the Greek who played him Siachen has eight points in this game four for nine and you say, well, what's the big deal in the playoffs? He's averaging twenty points so not only do take him out of the game. Soul and green again five fifteen UB, here we go. Honest says the inbound the prog try to hit the role yada, too far out in front turnover across the baseline outta bows. You got to give credit to the rafters for their fight, but just such a huge deficit and they find themselves down. Eighteen minutes, still bull, best football. The ball has got the go into the basket more times than the other team Jeddah. Here's Leonard Leonard at the tip of the free throw puts it up gets the rattle. No pops out Janas with his seventeen three bound matching his career playoff high hearing gave to Fame's in the post jumped past brogden outside, Malcolm drives mid post into the left corner blood. So for three no good Riyadh Ilyasova, but he pushed off at the loose ball. Fallon Roussin Ilyasova ee toss Lowery Lowery won't out of bounds and, you know, he's taped on that phone, so, you know, you could see he was smarting because he hit the floor. We get a technical foul as well. Coach Putin Holzer is very vocal. On that loose ball. Foul did not see any indication of such yet with four forty to go. It is one ten to ninety two in favor of Milwaukee. So we will step out here. We will take a break from no walkie bucks. Answering everything Toronto is throwing at.
"van blee" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"The Shabelle me I about fault I have seen cow replay the laugh playoff. So that Shamo me up about me doing that. I knew better. So it's. Doc. No mount injuries say when you didn't know better you couldn't do better. But you know, better you do better. And I know better, and I still didn't do better. But it's not over. So stop game for case do straight. You're doing it. What research did you did Steve owned? Because Shaan McVay. Because we saw game one both teams on the home court blowouts on both. Both ends really blew my last night. Toronto Blue them out. So now Cantu Rondo make the kind of judgments that Philly mating games to steal homecourt from them. I believe they can now tobacco. It's almost become unplayable. Van Blee his become unplayable. He's been terrible. And he's been a good Benjamin for them. You know, you just gonna play with three guys. But two guys can we get some markets. All we can we get more than seven point. Because if that's all he's gonna give you could've kept Tunas. But I believe Ohkawa I trust him. We're gonna get this on the record. We have a case of do bet on game for on Sunday wreck. Yep, in there are no points exchanged here because Toronto is actually a one point one and a half point favorite in this game. So I don't even need the points. I'm just taking the home itunes strata. I bet you actually being charitable to you that for the record. I I deserve to have a point and a half says Las Vegas. I don't need is it I'm gonna take Joel Embiid team. I don't want it. Now, the two competent. I don't mind. You bit Utah. It won't the point because you always won't becoming too much. You look Toronto. Go win game. Four four. You want some of this? Don't really drink. Do do you get your drill? So I also I've got to put in perspective what really happened last night because we know all about Joel Embiid, and we know about Jimmy Butler, and we know about all that number two did not happen last night when he needed to happen. This is why I don't trust him. This is why I said, good riddance. This is why I don't miss this is why I'll never get over the fact that he quit on the San Antonio Spurs. He's got quit in him. And I'm not saying he quit last night. But he came up very small. He's about six feet what seven inches tall. He played about five seven in the fourth quarter to remind everybody if you carefully watch what happened. He got on an all time. I've never seen him shoot the ball better than he's been shooting it in this series or in these playoffs looking he was cooking in the third quarter because he cooked for six out of six shots. They went on a twenty five to fourteen run in early in the fourth. They cut it to seven. Points and the between quarters interview featuring Brett Brown. He looked haunted tortured. He looked like he had seen a ghost. He looked shell shock. And he basically said we completely lost our defensive focus in the third quarter. And I don't know if it's what button and he pushed in the sideline huddle maybe Jimmy Butler whose nail the leader of this team is the veteran. Somebody said something that flip the switch back on for Philadelphia because they've proceeded early in the fourth to go on a twenty one to two run. So that guy number two in Toronto had scored fourteen or they're twenty five and that Ron guess how many scored is they lost twenty one to two over the next six minutes. He scored zero. He didn't even score the two each two shots and miss both. He wound up getting to garbage time free throws. And that was his total output for the fourth quarter last night. He scored two free throws and no baskets. That's the guy that you guys are betting on that guy. Really with skip. He had thirty three points. Not get. Okay. It's when you score points, but thirty three points, he got seven for Margus off seven from Kyle Lowry to for ten shooting from Lowry. He wasn't.
"van blee" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"Security around your home. Joan rose. It didn't feel like it. But there were three other games in the NBA playoffs last night. That did not involve Dame Lillard. All I want to talk about his Dame Lillard. But because we're very serious journalists. We will cover some other topics last night. The Sixers didn't just close out the net series. They west the nets. Five to win the series. Jalen rose Embiid contributed twenty three points and thirteen rebounds. He looked great. What do you think about the Sixers performance? Here's what I think other than the drama that I was able to give from Dame and rough and whatever's going to happen with the Spurs and the nuggets series the playoff in the second round officially kicks it off to me. Yes. Because the four teams in the east the ones they get eliminated. We'll be soul searching and not making their goals by not making it to the conference finals and the NBA finals without LeBron. And in the west we obviously have rockets and warriors for the Sixers. I'm looking forward to seeing Jimmy Butler versus Leonard. I'm looking forward to seeing Joel be going up against stout defenders like Marcus soul in search Bachan. I'm looking to see PASCAL Siaka him. Play against Ben Simmons those matchups right there. K calorie knocked down shots. This is gonna be phenomenal series. And everybody's going to be intrigued by well. You mentioned the raptors. And they are in the second round courtesy of another win against the magic. You remember that they lost that game? One is a DJ Augustine three that took him ever since. Then they've made very light work of the magic the raptors beat the magic in Toronto to close out that series held Busa bitch too. Let me see here six points. They completely erased bitch from this series. How did the raptors make such light work of the magic whatever veteran late and team if you look at them, and all of a sudden you add Kawhi Leonard, and Danny Green's championship pedigree, the balances out your roster. You have Fred van Blee? One.
"van blee" Discussed on First Things First
"The one who you think would be the best make the Lakers the best immediately is quiet, Leonard. Yes of all the options that he's the guy because of the defensive questions because eight. Age wise, he and Anthony Davis very similar age. So it's the same type of trajectory when LeBron starts aging he's very similar to AD as far as no maintenance. They don't bring a lot of Baggies to the locker room profession out of big crew around and has made it very clear wants to be in Los Angeles. Now, Jerry West and the clippers are trying to make sure it's the other nights at Staples center's that he has a home home game. But collide, there'd be none of these guys. I didn't even mention him a Walker Kimmy what could be a great basketball with LeBron. He's just to me a tier beneath these other guys. It's funny. I'll start with Kate. Odd coincidence. I noticed that. We'll we'll talk about that against many many times. Speaking at least six seven eight other Tyler. They make the right decision to focus ahead on things. Back here. First things first we are going Byrol. So the patriots won Super Bowl fifty three over the Rams and they're still riding on a high. It was time for Bill bell check to update the old boat. He now has the Roman numeral eight to represent his eight rings to with the New York Giants and six with the patriots. That's remarkable, man. And he wastes no time. No, he did the super was ten days. Get ready got the nine to mission the work pretty quickly. Absolutely. Girlfriend's going to become a wife. He putting rings on his boat. He needed put around that need to put a ring on doing what? Hey, dad know, people that met her and see introduced ourselves as Bill Bill bell checks girl for. Yeah. So maybe he deserves better a master think the both states some people that just what they wanna do not live say to not appoint you're trying to make a man there's a good book to tell okay. Start your morning Leonard scored thirty points nine including the game winner against the new the Brooklyn nets. Woo of New Jersey to when we all Jim we've been doing this a long time guy, the raptors being overlooked Nichols of baby we was covering being overlooked. They are they are quite game winner, by the way, more on that later. He aiming go class. But neither here nor there. The they're absolutely being overlooked the two seeds in both conferences, get talked about less than the three four and five. It's the nuggets out west the raptors out east, you'd think these two teams don't exist. The raptors were the one seed last year, they looked great until they ran into their mental blockage. And LeBron they're even better this year. I was worried about the drop off in coaching from Casey, the Nick nurse. He's been very good. The bench has been good. They're gonna miss Fred van Blee as you made the point earlier a good one. But yes, the raptors are being overlooked in the absolutely could go to the NBA finals Denver's having. A great season and Golden State don't gonna be the number one seed in the west we could understand that number to see they're not getting a lot of hype. But this has to do with Toronto's failure the last couple years outside. Their superstars team is made up of basically the same type of players and the same player so Toronto let's get some respect Kawai Leonard there now big night for Yana strep twenty nine point seventeen boards, eight assists in a one twelve ninety nine win over the bull snicker the bucks the best team in the east best team in the east with the best player in the east absolutely unequivocally. Yes. I was this. I think people are now seeing this year..
"van blee" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Long as you know, some of the offensive stuff. People are excited about comes along a little bit. Yeah, and they still have a ton of other options to your view Siachen certainly, you know, as as a four, maybe even five norm Powell still probably capably. He had a nice game the other day before a leave with a minor injury, but he's capable of stepping in and then they also have in the back court, a right end vanfleet up. Both of those guys have successfully played at the two Benfleet was in the closing lineup, a lot of time. And while you might say, while a lot of what they can do is switch with this team in the big appeal, Benfleet is a little bit better at that. So depending on the match up, you might be able to get away with him and he gets maybe one more shooter on the floor. So they've got a lot of ability to mix and match. You know if the other team has big wings, maybe you leave green and Leonard and an OB all out there. At the same time, it may be even go Siaka at the five and then Lowry is still a bulldog in the post. If you need to switch. There. If we talk about a closing lineup for the team Lowry and Leonard, you'd think are certain to be out there, but I'm not certain that anyone else's necessarily. Yeah, I'm with you and you just, you know, you kinda made the case for vanfleet and right, and I was gonna you know, I was going to make that point as well. That either I don't necessarily see either of them starting just because you want those dual ball handlers in the second unit with a little less playmaking even if you know, comes along, I think you'd still like those two guys playing off each other, but closing line-up wise. The raptors have always played a lot of two point guard ball at Bambi. You mentioned Lowery being a Ballade. Van lead has done well on chasing two guards who off ball specialists at him. And Larry King kinda change be a little versatile between the two guards spots at and then Dhillon, right? We even saw him guard some true wings last year time. So those guys are right in the mix as well depending on the playmaking need. But yeah, I'm with you. I don't think I think we mentioned the six potential starters. He could throw Seok them van Blee. And right in there as well. And I don't really think you can go wrong with the five in there. You mentioned the outcome at center. It doesn't sound like we're gonna see a lot of that early. They haven't really practiced a lot like that yet from what it sounds like. But that's obviously interesting against some bigger teams. You know, you look ahead to maybe playoff matchups against certain Boston lineups or certain Philadelphia lineups I'm kind of intrigued by Leonard Annan. Obiang CRM not just as three, four, five. But as a two, three, four, maybe a mon- defensive oriented possessions just where you have that switch ability, but you still have all that positional size, you know, that audit that on Siachen three point shot coming along a little bit. But yeah, there are. There are a lot of fun options here, and I don't think I don't think you've seen the last balanced students getting occasional closing games through especially where he can swing rebounding battle a little bit will with the amount of shooting that they project to have. Now, I think he can really kill people often, right?.
"van blee" Discussed on The HoopsHype Podcast With Alex Kennedy
"Pretty much at feel matt because the teams that are down or all had impressive seasons and stuff but it just seems like they're all pretty much screwed at this point after game one there was a shy of demar derozan he his face just you know ghosts and by tunnel was pretty much over and they're all they're all done pretty much within the next game i would say to yeah it certainly seems that way we could see a you know one of these teams put up a fight and extended a little bit here but i don't think we'll see series go to seven games or anything like that so let's talk about what's next for these teams that are on the verge of the nation let's start with toronto because i think there are really interesting spot they had an amazing regular season they won so many games like you mentioned you know they they had a lot to be proud of this year but then for the third straight postseason we saw lebron james upset them this year was upset though actually with the way that they did this year it was definitely upset people were surprised by that but like i said he has his team's number the question is should they bring the same team back you know do they make drastic changes somewhere do they make minor tweaks and let's kinda set it up where they're at cap wise before we kind of get into what they should do they had twelve players returning on guaranteed contracts next year and fred van blee is a free agent he's a restricted free agent but i think what the way he's playing this year we have to assume that they're going resign him but before paying red van bleed they're guaranteed salary for next year is already north of one hundred twenty six million in a few weeks ago the nba sent out a memo confirming that the projected salary cap for next season is one hundred one million with the luxury tax kicking one hundred twenty three million so that's kind of where they're at cap wise they're already in the luxury tax before paying for advanced lead you look at the marta rosen he's under contract for three more seasons kyle lowry surge bach have two years left on their deal so next year that trio alone is making more than eighty million dollars in an end that jumps to eighty.
"van blee" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The left pearls around a james pick steps back an open three around out rebound balance cheap throttles gotta run them to start the second half lowry into the front door off the yoenis pick shakes away for the big dies left it only takes it out on honor ob touched evangeline open right side three overshot the rim loosen the paint valid judas left hated hope was deterrent he's still muscled it through koga job by lower to get a chip on that ball to keep it alive for valor judaism the second chance points continue to keep toronto in the area go they have eleven fifty seven forty four we went on top ten and a half to play for the thorough bills spitting on band bleep bleep stays with him is he bribes right hands it off to love love at the top one bounds throws into a cutting over baseline left bounces at the smith fly corner open three off the he'll no good and the rose in the rebound and he sprints on the front court sideline right rosena rocky first half drives baseline rain over hill no foul kicked it out the lowery prospered van blee touches on an ob left corner threes off the heel they passed up a couple of looks they're lower should've held onto it bobby believe maybe should have taken a here is the blonde from the top beat by on an ob so he kicks the love for three missed it from the right wing lowery the rebound quickly on the for toronto lowry works at right into the body of corporal knocks him down no foul yeah you hit the deck lowery one of the following do callahan didn't call anything here's been shaking on over in from the right god underneath into traffic to shovel it out still loose on the baseline recovered.