24 Burst results for "Walker Kessler"

"walker kessler" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

05:02 min | 5 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

"Gobert trade done. Now let's let things settle. Let's see where it all goes from here. And then we'll figure all of it out after that. So I think now we're kind of sitting in a spot where, all right, whatever comes next for them, you know, because they're Ross or it makes no sense right now. I mean, they've basically one center. Because you don't have a bookie is hurt. Right now. So it's they're only centers, walker Kessler, the first round pick, they got from the wolves and the Gobert train. They still have bugged donovic. They still have calmly, they now have Clarkson and Malik Beasley. That's weird. That's not really a great thing. You know, Patrick Beverly, does he make sense on? Because he stared to buy him out or trade him, I don't know. Yeah, so it's one of those things where I think there's probably more work to be done. But as to the prior topic, there's just not a lot of urgency right now because who are we competing against? What are we rushing to do? Let's just kind of let things play out a little bit because we're now we're seeing as teams are taking care of the last pieces of business. We saw the Knicks. Finally, complete the trade with the pistons to send berks and Noel, which finally will open up the salary cap space signed Jalen Bronson, but that's what we're starting to see now. And then it's 8 and Colin Sexton still sitting out there without a deal. Another highly regarded restrictive free agent. And then Durant Irving. So it's all just kind of let's wait and see. This is funny that this stuff is getting done because like we've been acting as though this stuff has done or weeks now, right? But technically it had officially gone through at this point, even though even if teams were operating as though it has and we were too. But in any event, we'll see what they ultimately do there. They don't really have a center that was what connected them to Deandre Eaton but doesn't appear that that's in the cards for the Utah. There were some reports from the jazz B riders that that's just not a thing and they're pretty tied in with the Utah group, but it gets changed some as Danny ainge has taken over and I feel like that's relationship has changed a little bit but yeah, I don't think we're necessarily going to see them be a player there.

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AP Sports SummaryBrief at 7:24 p.m. EDT

AP News Radio

00:59 sec | 5 months ago

AP Sports SummaryBrief at 7:24 p.m. EDT

"AP sports I'm Dave ferry A person with knowledge of the deal says set of Rudy Gobert has been dealt by the jazz to the Timberwolves for four first round draft picks between 2023 and 2029 along with Patrick Beverly Malik Beasley and the rights to 2022 first rounder walker Kessler Two American men advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon on Friday while two were ousted Francis TFO and Tommy Paul advanced Yannick center beat John Isner and Steve Johnson was beaten by Cameron nori Top seed Novak Djokovic lost just 7 games in his straight sets victory Metz pitcher Max Scherzer is now scheduled to make his return Tuesday against the reds More than a month after straining his left oblique The three time Cy Young award winner hasn't pitched since May 18th against the Cardinals Jim Montgomery is the new head coach of the bruins the 53 year old Montgomery spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the blues The sharks have fired bob bugner and his staff two months after the season ended the decision comes as San Jose remains in the market for a new general manager I'm Dave ferry AP sports

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Winners, losers from the Rudy Gobert trade to the Timberwolves

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 5 months ago

Winners, losers from the Rudy Gobert trade to the Timberwolves

"A person with knowledge of the deal says senator Rudy Gobert has been dealt by the jazz to the Timberwolves for four first round draft picks between 2023 and 2029 along with Patrick Beverly Malik Beasley and the rights to 2022 first rounder walker Kessler ESPN first reported the deal and says Jared Vanderbilt is also going to Utah The AP is also learned that Chicago guard Zach lavine and trailblazer center Yusuf nurkic are staying put after accepting new contracts and that the Celtics have required guard Malcolm Brogdon from the pacers for a 2023 first round pick and 5 backup forwards I'm Dave

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

02:04 min | 5 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"You're fighting for your spot, you're fighting to get meaningful minutes. Celebrate it and enjoy it and these guys, the real world and work starts now, but I'm happy that they got to this point. Yeah, totally. And I'm totally with Matt on this. Like I am ecstatic for all of these kids that got drafted. One thing we talked about throughout the year is that this class, maybe not the best class in the world. I kind of made a case in my wrap up thing at the athletic. Maybe this class is a little bit better than what we think it is. Purely on the basis that the guys who were drafted fit the absolute direction of where the NBA is going. There were no guards under 6 foot three drafted. In this first round, like no, no, maybe no, no. He had none. 6 three. But Kennedy. Kennedy didn't go in the first round. 32, yeah. No small guards went. Really only Mark Williams and walker Kessler went as true big plotting centers, rim runners, et cetera, a limited guys, right? It's a lot of versatility. A lot of wings, a lot of guys that fit the paradigm of where the league is going now. A lot of versatility, let's switch ability, a lot of. A lot of guys that really, it's not trying to fit square pegs into round holes anymore in the NBA where teams draft strategy maybe wouldn't match their. What their coaches were trying to do on the court, right? I wonder if there's a world where we look back at this draft now and we see that because teams have gotten smarter at looking at who they should be evaluating, maybe there won't be as many all stars, but maybe this will end up being a bit deeper of a draft than maybe what we said at the time..

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

04:22 min | 5 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"Glitching. Oh, boy. Sorry. I was looking at Larry Sanders once he played. He was 2010 NBA draft, so I think we might have had like a little carry over, but I don't remember playing him. Could be rocky. 35 against this or something. Yeah, so great chop locker. Walker Kessler is an unbelievable shop locker. He's so good at just keeping contained in being able to not allow guys to turn the corner on him. He is so good from the weak side. I worry a little bit about him being able to be the effective rim runner that we hope. I think he actually does kind of need to shoot it, which he has shown signs of, although he is going to have to do some work on the mechanics. I think he has enough touch to get there at some point, but we shall see..

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"walker kessler" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:32 min | 5 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"We have a lot to do today. We're a day away from the NBA draft and very likely auburn will have the first pick in the graph. Maybe two or more of the major players will talk all about that. This afternoon as jabari Smith could be the first number one pick in auburn basketball history, yes. We are aware. Auburn football has had a few. The man who is coached these outstanding players is Bruce pearl and he is joining us now, coach, good afternoon. It's great to have you back on the program. It's great to be back with you Paul and who would have ever thought that we would be having a discussion about an auburn basketball player. Men's player being drafted number one, the country. So it's great to be with you. Well, I know that is something that you're proud about because these are your guys and your team. But tall, let's talk about what it means and what you are hearing as we are entering into the final 28 hours before the draft. Well, I think what it means is, you know, we try to talk to these guys about coming over to make history. And jabari Smith came to auburn and he made history. He won a championship. He stayed close to home. There was a time when, you know, that player like jabari would have to go to, you know, one of the blue Bloods in the country to get developed as a pro and the win championships and he was able to stay home and do it here and add to the legends of the cam newtons or Bo Jackson's at Charles Barkley's. The Frank Thomas and so it's a really significant accomplishment. Paul, what I'm hearing is, you know, you know, Orlando's got to make a decision where they want him or Pablo or Chet. And I think those are the three names that we hear, Jay and ivy, maybe next. He's the first NBA guaranteed all star that I've coached. He's the best shooting man his size and college basketball last ten years. He can guard multiple positions and he's a fierce fierce competitor. So he's got, he's got the makings of an all star. I know you've been through this before, often, but when you have a player like this, you know a lot of these NBA people. What does that dialog like and how often do you hear from them? We ever move a lot, and I think, you know, they can overanalyze things one side up down the other, and sometimes there's a lot of gamesmanship that take place on who you bring in who you don't bring. Who are you talking about? You know who you're trying to downgrade what trades could be going on. It's a real sport that draft is a real game. But for me, he just turned 19 fall. I mean, he played his entire year for me at 18. He affects winning. He Orlando's got really good pieces. They've got some really good players. They've just never been able to put those things together. I think jabari, I think he obviously, you know, can do it. And I can tell you if Orlando doesn't take him number one, okay, C is gonna be thrilled. You know, at two. But all signs indicate that that's where he's going to go. That's not the only player auburn fans are watching. What about Walter? And what do you hear on him? You know, Paul, it'd be hard for me to ever remember a college player that made more progress than one year than walker Kessler. He's at North Carolina playing less than ten minutes a game. He's playing behind bay cot in a bunch of other really good players. He got better at North Carolina. North Carolina did a really good job with the player development piece. They just didn't have time and space on the floor. And then he, you know, Steven and I had recruited walker for years and fell in love with his family and y'all liked jabari just got an incredible family. He comes into a different system. We play faster. I play him facing. We let him shoot the three ball and probably more than anything, Paul, defensively, we extend defensively we switch defensively all of a sudden. He's having a guard guards and he's pressing up and he's looking like he can move his feet and he can guard again one through 5. And he started to impact ball screens and what people just don't realize. He's not 7 foot. He's not 7 one. He's 7 one and a little bit more and he's a tremendous athlete. The best player I've ever coached in the air offensively in defensively. You know, where does he go? He just received an imitation to the green room about three hours ago. Only 24 players have been invited, of course, there are 30 in the 30 picks in the first round. That's tells you that the NBA office believes that he's going to go in the first round. We believe it's from place between the high teens and the early 20s. So we're talking about jabari Smith and walker Kessler and so coach, what he's going to the green room, where will you be tomorrow night? You know, I'm going to be there, Paul. We're going out there with some coaches and some fans. And I don't know whether I'm going to be down there or not. Honestly. I've been asked, I almost want, I think for me, it's going to be too emotional. You know what a softy I am. And I just want to honestly want to sit back and I want to watch jabari and his parents and his grandmother and just poke that in. And if I feel like crying, I want to cry. And I want to just watch walker and his parents and his brother and sisters and just soak that up. And just be happy for them. So I don't know. Right now, right now I'm not planning on being down there, but I'm going to be in the building. And I'm just so excited. And auburn's never had two players go in the first round. And I'm such a bad coach that it took two first round NBA draft mix for us to get to be ranked number one to country. And when the SEC championship. You know, coach, we're talking about walker. We're talking about jabari a couple years ago. We talked to you about getting to the final four. I know these things start to affect you a little bit, but I mean, you're a guy that ten years ago, you were out of coaching. Many wondered if you would ever come back and I know tomorrow night is just another one of those blocks along the way, but discuss this journey. Well, it's blessed. I love the SEC. Like you. I love this week. I love this conference. And I love.

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

04:55 min | 5 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"Right, folks, we're going to bring in Zach and Jacob. They're going to come in. They're going to chat a bit about these questions that we've got. I think we got a lot of great ones. Into Matt and I's Twitter mentions. We got a couple here coming on the YouTube chat, which is good. So Zach, Jacob, whichever one of you wants to go first. Shoot, Matt and I, a question. All right. Kind of perfect here because walker Kessler was one of the last draft props. You guys did. So at gym teacher two 15 says, if walker Kessler is there at 23, do the sixers draft him. Why? It's very specific. Yeah. They've had a big, they've had a question with Biggs for sure going back now like their backup center position has been an absolute nightmare. For a few years now, do I, if I'm drafting a 23 and I think the sixers just given Daryl morey's draft history, he tends not to like drafting young players. I think he might try and use it as a trade chip in some manner. Just given his past that has nothing to do with what I've heard that just has to do with me like judging Daryl in like knowing your scout on the GM basically that's involved here. I think that if you're drafting a 23, you need to take a guy that at least has a chance to play in your closing lineup and I don't think that walker Kessler has a chance to play in their closing lineup. Yeah, you're being drafted more or less a backup at that point, right? Yes. Yeah, you don't I'd swing. That's what the dress here for, you swing for a potential starters. Guys down the line, although walk test is a good player. I don't think he starts with the pieces that they have. So I would not take them there..

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

03:49 min | 5 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"It's not that he's done anything to hurt his personal stock. Other guys who just helped a little bit more and you start looking at the age and second guess if he can be a three indie guy and what else does he do? So I'm going to take over there. Yeah, I agree. Over plus one 50, that is like a very strong one for me. Zach, let's go a couple more. Dyson Daniels. Over under 7 and a half minus one 95 juiced. I think I'm going over. Just slightly, which is very slightly over. I haven't met 7 right now, so this is a pretty dead on number. If you're making me pick, I think I would go over. The thing that's interesting for me here is that the over under is juiced so strongly toward under here at minus one 95. Dyson Daniels over is plus one 60. I think I like over 7 and a half plus one 60 if you made me pick here. But it wouldn't be far over. I can not see him getting out at the top ten. Agree, I'll go over. This is another trade dependent one with Sacramento at four Detroit 5 Indiana 6 Portland 7. Even though it's 8, we've heard kind of floated offers whether real or not, but at least gauging the market, those could be completely different teams. And somebody could just be leak froggy to get him at 7 because I think New Orleans likes about 8 San Antonio 9 stay away had to I'm going slightly over though. All right, Zach, give us one or two more. Walker Kessler over under 24 and a half. There's been like one easy one so far, I think. This is difficult. Yeah, I think I've walker at 25 right now. So either I'm honored like we're getting here. That's great. Yeah, I think I would go over. To be honest, I think that this one's close though. I go over the same thing. I was looking at my draft board and it said the 25th, it went Milwaukee Kennedy channel or Dallas. Like, Kennedy Chandler, who's he drafting as a type on my end, but I would go over there too. Yeah. Zach, let's go. AJ Griffin. Over under ten and a half with the over juiced minus two 65. I would go over here even with the juice..

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

05:49 min | 5 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

"So I like to pick here. I don't know if Phil is the team, but someone should take him. Yeah, he's definitely as upside and at the end of the day, everybody needs great players and shooting for upside at this point of the draft. There's really no cost of doing so. Goodman, we are going back to you. Pick number 24, the Milwaukee Bucks. This is a team, they're very, very good. They have some good players. They took Boston to 7 games in the Eastern Conference Finals without Chris Middleton, who are you taking? Walker Kessler. I think they need a big year. Brook Lopez was heard for the majority of this season. He's not getting any younger, I don't love Kessler. I got to admit, but I think he's kind of the best true big in the board right now and he fits a need for at this point, which I think kind of Ryan can probably weigh in on this, but if you're picking in the mid 20s, you know, how much does need supersede because you're not talking about a big disparity in talent. So I think in this situation, I would probably go with walker Kessler who's a great defensive big man. Yeah, go ahead and answer that one. Yeah, this is a pick I can see them Milwaukee Bucks actually making. They have financial issues as a luxury tax team. Their payrolls very expensive. And if you look at the history of the late first round, especially the later you get into the mid 20s and closer to 30, most of the players fail in that range. That's just historically what it is. So if you find a guy who's a positional fit who can give you some rotational minutes, even as a backup as your 9th tenth man off the bench and keep in mind if you hit in that range like Memphis did a few years ago with Desmond Bain, that is so valuable because you get a player who produces and you get that salary slot for four years. You know, which really, if you have financial issues, lets you do a whole lot else. So I think this is a pick. They would actually make them. And they Kessler's shot locking is incredible. He's obviously a little bit stiff, but I can see them saying, let's lock in a potential backup center at a low cost for the next four years. Don't worry. Matt, walker Kessler, one of the best shot blockers that we've seen in college. Will that translate? Are you worried about that translate into the next level? No, I think the shop being translated. My only concern here with this pick is taking the guy that doesn't fit the coach's system well, bud likes playing stretch pigs, four spacing with the honest. And I personally am not buying walker Kessler's ability to stretch the floor. His mechanics aren't broken. I don't know if I don't know if he's a shop maker when it's all said and done. So that would be my concern. But he's a good player in the stop blocking does translate. Sam, you got ten seconds. Do you think the shooting happens for him? I don't know if the shooting happens, but I do think it's a real defensive scheme fit. They do run a pretty heavy drop under bud and that is going to be helpful for them, I think, off the bench, but the shooting is a real concern..

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

03:24 min | 8 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

"12th of the grizzlies, or out of Kansas, abaji, 13th Atlanta, and then walker Kessler the big guy there from auburn transfer to UNC going 14 of the hornets. It's way early here. How confident do you feel about that group still being in that lottery flirting with lottery area? I'm not the biggest Johnny Davis fan. Wow. He's cool. He's a cool prospect, but I prefer all the other guys that you mentioned so hand Eason abaji. Those guys are just tough play hard, multi positional defenders. I think this year's draft class is filled with guys like that. Who can just contribute to winning and play their role and play out at a high level with Davis? I mean, there's a lot to like there too. Don't get me wrong. He also brings down a defensively too. What is it? I'm sorry, I mean, just give me more on why you're not as big on him. It's just the perimeter jump shot. With guards who haven't proven they can shoot with any consistency, I have some concerns there. With what he could turn into as a shooter. But maybe over the course of time it gets better. Like other guys do, it's not like he's a piss poor free throw shooter. He shoots in the high 70s. So there's a chance he turns into something he brings it as a rebounder. He brings it on the boards. He brings it on defense. He's the type of guy who even post up, you know, he could be used to different positions on offense. So there's a lot to like. But I think there's less certainty with what you want them to be, whereas with sohan with Eason with aji. There's a lot of confidence with who they are. And with walker Kessler, the other guy you mentioned, I have no confidence. He played the worst game of his life for auburn. And that last game was, I don't think he played a single good possession. But he was great all season. So how much do we factor in that he played like this abhorrent, ugly game, and his potential last college appearance versus, hey, he was actually really good all year and an important room protector for this team that people were scared to drive to the rim to face him because he's so long, so big and so skilled around the rim. So I don't know, it's tough to balance that out. But also walker Kessler just from a, he just kind of bores me compared to some of these other prospects, but we're talking about whether I'm in or out on them. Yeah, it looks like all the gigli guys took a bit of a hit, at least on this mock. Is there one gigli guy you like? Like significantly more than others. I mean, is it Daniels? I love Jaden hardy. I still love Jaden hardy despite some of his struggles because I think he got better. He got better over the course of the G league season. His scoring efficiency improved, his feel improved, decision making improved, even as the defense got a little bit better. Hardy, hardy, I think he's with Chris Haines this week. He called himself the best prospect in the draft, and you liked that confidence, but also if I'm drafting hardy in the lottery where I have him ranked, I have a 25 on the mock draft to the grizzlies. If you're drafting him high, I'd want to find out, does this guy have the understanding that you're not going to get utilized like the number one guy in the draft? And that your role was going to be more insignificant early in your career and you're going to have to be patient and grow. But the personality aspects is where a lot of those guys, their fate is going to be determined. Yeah, look, I get it being confident. It's not white, I told Chad for that he should have gone number one. I was like, okay. He.

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

04:14 min | 9 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"The last 5 games, I think they played like, if not the exact same number of minutes, it's like within two or three minutes of one another. So they're both playing a crazy amount of minutes now. I don't know. I don't know. It's a Kendra also had a great night last night. Like 29 or something like that. It took 1718 shots. So it was more guard based than it generally can be. Yeah. Okay. So you're going to make me go now at number. Yep. Oh, God. This is gross. Number 18, I'm going to go Mark Williams. That's why I had I like centers. This is the this is the opinion of game theory podcast. I love centers. Center theory. No, Mark Williams is a terrific terrific rim protector. He's a terrific rim runner. He's been in double figures, I believe in four or 5 straight games at this point, where he is just comfortable. Like you know that you're getting on a team where he plays as the 5th option offensively. Every single night because they have so many guards and perimeter players that are going out to score. You know you're going to get ten points literally just off of offensive rebounds and runs through the rim and out in transition. It's literally the role he's going to play in the NBA. And we're getting to watch it. He is an incredibly effective rim protector. He's one of the, I don't know, ten best defensive players in college, basketball. Absolutely like that. Great measurements, 7 foot tall, 7 foot 7 wingspan. I think he is still just figuring it out at this point too. Like he is still a higher upside beyond what we've seen so far. As he continues to learn, okay, I need to be in this spot and drop coverage. I need to be here rotationally on the weak side. He still misses a few of those from time to time that I think take him below walker Kessler a little bit in terms of overall defensive effectiveness within the college basketball setting. But his ceiling is higher than walker Kessler on defense because he says the better measurables he has better athleticism. I have him like one spot ahead of walker Kessler right now..

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

04:31 min | 9 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"Yeah. We do. We really do. Early in the season, I was kind of like, well, you know, like on what level should we just trust Scott drew, like Scott drew's playing Kendall Brown, just drastically more than he's playing Jeremy sohan, but as the season has over the last 5 games, I think they played like, if not the exact same number of minutes, it's like within two or three minutes of one another. So they're both playing a crazy amount of minutes now. I don't know. I don't know. It's a Kendra also had a great night last night. Like 29 or something like that. It took 1718 shots. So it was more guard based than it generally can be. Yeah. Okay. So you're going to make me go now at number. Yep. Oh, God. This is gross. Number 18, I'm going to go Mark Williams. That's why I had I like centers. This is the this is the opinion of game theory podcast. I love centers. Center theory. No, Mark Williams is a terrific terrific rim protector. He's a terrific rim runner. He's been in double figures, I believe in four or 5 straight games at this point, where he is just comfortable. Like you know that you're getting on a team where he plays as the 5th option offensively. Every single night because they have so many guards and perimeter players that are going out to score. You know you're going to get ten points literally just off of offensive rebounds and runs through the rim and out in transition. It's literally the role he's going to play in the NBA. And we're getting to watch it. He is an incredibly effective rim protector. He's one of the, I don't know, ten best defensive players in college, basketball. Absolutely like that. Great measurements, 7 foot tall, 7 foot 7 wingspan. I think he is still just figuring it out at this point too. Like he is still a higher upside beyond what we've seen so far. As he continues to learn, okay, I need to be in this spot and drop coverage. I need to be here rotationally on the weak side. He still misses a few of those from time to time that I think take him below walker Kessler a little bit in terms of overall defensive effectiveness within the college basketball setting. But his ceiling is higher than walker Kessler on defense because he says the better measurables he has better athleticism. I have him like one spot ahead of walker Kessler right now..

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

04:31 min | 9 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"Yeah. We do. We really do. Early in the season, I was kind of like, well, you know, like on what level should we just trust Scott drew, like Scott drew's playing Kendall Brown, just drastically more than he's playing Jeremy sohan, but as the season has over the last 5 games, I think they played like, if not the exact same number of minutes, it's like within two or three minutes of one another. So they're both playing a crazy amount of minutes now. I don't know. I don't know. It's a Kendra also had a great night last night. Like 29 or something like that. It took 1718 shots. So it was more guard based than it generally can be. Yeah. Okay. So you're going to make me go now at number. Yep. Oh, God. This is gross. Number 18, I'm going to go Mark Williams. That's why I had I like centers. This is the this is the opinion of game theory podcast. I love centers. Center theory. No, Mark Williams is a terrific terrific rim protector. He's a terrific rim runner. He's been in double figures, I believe in four or 5 straight games at this point, where he is just comfortable. Like you know that you're getting on a team where he plays as the 5th option offensively. Every single night because they have so many guards and perimeter players that are going out to score. You know you're going to get ten points literally just off of offensive rebounds and runs through the rim and out in transition. It's literally the role he's going to play in the NBA. And we're getting to watch it. He is an incredibly effective rim protector. He's one of the, I don't know, ten best defensive players in college, basketball. Absolutely like that. Great measurements, 7 foot tall, 7 foot 7 wingspan. I think he is still just figuring it out at this point too. Like he is still a higher upside beyond what we've seen so far. As he continues to learn, okay, I need to be in this spot and drop coverage. I need to be here rotationally on the weak side. He still misses a few of those from time to time that I think take him below walker Kessler a little bit in terms of overall defensive effectiveness within the college basketball setting. But his ceiling is higher than walker Kessler on defense because he says the better measurables he has better athleticism. I have him like one spot ahead of walker Kessler right now..

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

04:31 min | 9 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"Yeah. We do. We really do. Early in the season, I was kind of like, well, you know, like on what level should we just trust Scott drew, like Scott drew's playing Kendall Brown, just drastically more than he's playing Jeremy sohan, but as the season has over the last 5 games, I think they played like, if not the exact same number of minutes, it's like within two or three minutes of one another. So they're both playing a crazy amount of minutes now. I don't know. I don't know. It's a Kendra also had a great night last night. Like 29 or something like that. It took 1718 shots. So it was more guard based than it generally can be. Yeah. Okay. So you're going to make me go now at number. Yep. Oh, God. This is gross. Number 18, I'm going to go Mark Williams. That's why I had I like centers. This is the this is the opinion of game theory podcast. I love centers. Center theory. No, Mark Williams is a terrific terrific rim protector. He's a terrific rim runner. He's been in double figures, I believe in four or 5 straight games at this point, where he is just comfortable. Like you know that you're getting on a team where he plays as the 5th option offensively. Every single night because they have so many guards and perimeter players that are going out to score. You know you're going to get ten points literally just off of offensive rebounds and runs through the rim and out in transition. It's literally the role he's going to play in the NBA. And we're getting to watch it. He is an incredibly effective rim protector. He's one of the, I don't know, ten best defensive players in college, basketball. Absolutely like that. Great measurements, 7 foot tall, 7 foot 7 wingspan. I think he is still just figuring it out at this point too. Like he is still a higher upside beyond what we've seen so far. As he continues to learn, okay, I need to be in this spot and drop coverage. I need to be here rotationally on the weak side. He still misses a few of those from time to time that I think take him below walker Kessler a little bit in terms of overall defensive effectiveness within the college basketball setting. But his ceiling is higher than walker Kessler on defense because he says the better measurables he has better athleticism. I have him like one spot ahead of walker Kessler right now..

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Smith's 3-point barrage leads No. 2 Auburn over Vandy, 94-80

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00:41 sec | 10 months ago

Smith's 3-point barrage leads No. 2 Auburn over Vandy, 94-80

"Jamari Smith had a season high thirty one points and second ranked Auburn extended its home winning streak to fourteen games by defeating Vanderbilt ninety four eighty Smith was seven of ten from three point range as the Tigers improved to twenty four and two overall twelve and one in the SEC like I've been soon like I know I'm capable of as of late but also you know as I was also on the council called star you know I try to do it I can you know because a lot of the Tigers made seventeen of twenty four shots in the second half I toward seventy point eight percent Walker Kessler scored a career high twenty two points and had seven rebounds seven blocks Robert Scotty Pippin junior had twenty nine points six assists and five steals for the Commodores I'm Dave Ferrie

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Kessler blocks 12, gets triple-double, No. 1 Auburn tops A&M

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00:44 sec | 10 months ago

Kessler blocks 12, gets triple-double, No. 1 Auburn tops A&M

"Walker Kessler recorded his second triple double in six weeks and the third in Auburn history as a top ranked Tigers bounce back from their loss to Arkansas by would be Texas a and M. seventy five fifty eight Kessler's line feature twelve points twelve blocks eleven rebounds he's the fifth SEC player with multiple career triple doubles thank I got team is like our own all my teammates you know they make it easy to wash us because there's so they know that I can walk the shots of the crowd the guard to me Alan Flanagan scored sixteen points for Auburn while Katie Johnson added eleven Jamari Smith had nine points and eight rebounds for the Tigers who led by as many as twenty five I'm Dave very

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Smith, No. 1 Auburn pull away from Oklahoma 86-68

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00:39 sec | 10 months ago

Smith, No. 1 Auburn pull away from Oklahoma 86-68

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

05:42 min | 11 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"A case rooms in all American yet. But it's coming. Since December 14th, walker Kessler is averaged 14 points 8 rebounds and 5 blocks while shooting 73% from the field. Oh, yeah. He doesn't miss by the rim. He doesn't. Like if you get it right there. When he's on the court, the numbers are crazier in terms of like impact. When he's on the court, auburn's defense is 9.1 possessions per 9.1 points per 100 possessions better than when he's off the court. In SEC play, auburn, auburn's opponents take 5% fewer shots around the basket when he's on the court versus when he's off the court. Because they just don't, they don't even go in there as often. There's not as willing to even try him. Teams are shooting 47% at the basket in half court settings when walker Kessler is on the court. Like it is insane with his values. Him in Christian colloquy right now are the two best college basketball defenders in the country. I don't really even see like a debate between anyone else to be honest at the moment. Like he auburn is like running up and down the court and they play like a frenetic aggressive style where Katie Johnson is up and guy's shit in constantly playing over aggressive hyper aggressive. Walker Kessler is the guy that unlocks that. That's totally what it is. Those guys and those cards can take those chances and bail out and dive out of plays because they know he's on the backside. And if he's not, oh yeah, here's jabari Smith waiting for you too, who's also like a shop blocker. It can also be a good defender as well. Moose's feet and cut guys off. He can switch and jabari smith's fine switching walker counselor can switch and then recover and get back. There's a few plays where he was screened at a high ball screen and he was a step behind, but his length is so long that he would still catch up either block the shot or alter it. When most guys when they're beat with a step, it's like forget about it. Somebody's got to rotate. It's a basket to kick out. Here's a three in the corner, we're screwed. He still made the offense pay. And it's like, you think no one's behind you? You go up and then it goes off the backboard. It's like I'm in trouble. That's kind of the guy I thought he would be coming out of high school. I'm glad he's starting to unlock it now. So I'll be honest in the minute he played by the end of last year at North Carolina, like you saw a lot of this. Like eat a lot, not just by a lot. He was better than not playing through the beginning of the year. Yeah, no question. He's gotten and he's gotten much better. Like he is clearly taking the summer and improved drastically. If you're North Carolina, you got some regrets, I think. We all got some really aggressive play. That's wonderful. You got some real regrets that you play garrison broke three times as many possessions as you played walker Kessler last year. Was he like preseason all first team ACC or something though?.

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

02:59 min | 11 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"I know people said that forever. But he sets these big screens, he rolls. The tag man wasn't hitting him. He was just kind of like all alone. So their throat by the rim to get really good hands. You're just like Tapping in and dunk it. The thing I don't mean disrespect to severe Wheeler necessarily, but like most of Kessler's points came as a result of Wheeler, either not getting screens called out for him, not navigating the screen well, or in the first half, particularly near the end of the first half, auburn ran two or three straight sets that I sent U a photo of where they particularly put Katie Johnson in the corner, ran like an Allen flanagan ball screen and emptied out one side of the court and were essentially putting pressure on severe Wheeler to remember to tag. Walker Kessler on the backside, then he just like didn't do it. And that's why Kessler kept getting these wide open dogs. So. Kenzaki needs to work with severe Wheeler on that side of like off ball defense. He's a very aggressive point of attack defender. He's not like a useless defender. I don't mean that necessarily. It's just that they need to work with him on the team defensive schemes, I think. And the NBA Scotts have talked to their impressed by the mobility improved mobility of walker Kessler. They're impressed by how he's getting up and down the court. Obviously, the hands finishes out of the dunker spot, rebounds, the thing that will unlock at all is he was like a trailing shooting big in high school. He would still do everything else, but had a reputation to shoot. He's I don't have it right from me. I think it was like four for 27 from three this year, like 18%. That's not who he is. Like if he gets the volume up, the shot's okay, it's a little bit off the right shoulder. It's a little hitchy. But if he gets back to that high school guy with the interior development and a mean streak that he has, with the length with the soft hands, he's better than I think I have not like 38 right now. He's better than that. He should be end of the first round for I would say almost anybody. I don't know if he is aspirations if he's going to declare whatever, but a guy that I don't think I've taken seriously enough as a potential prospect for this year's draft that could make an impact potentially as like a 5th starter, they don't run anything for him. They'll hit him in the high post and he's a pretty good interior passer. But they don't run straight up post plays for him, but he made his impact felt almost every possession that he's on the court. So I'll be honest, I think walker Kessler has been the most valuable player in the SEC during conference play so far this year. You look at his numbers, he didn't start super well in non conference play. Like I don't think that given that like half of the season has been non conference play or like a third of the season's been non conference play..

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"walker kessler" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

06:26 min | 11 months ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on The Lead

"Shooter really good three point shooter. So they know they can get a bucket from him at any point. The other way. Going to take it from there. He's got it from there. You got a hug him. I think he's got the ability in the leg. To stretch. He's just lit up the crowd again. You know, his father played at LSU who played in the NBA a little bit overseas. So I've always felt like kids who grow up with that as their model besides having excellent DNA, which of course my kids will never have. He also grew up understanding what it takes to be a professional player. You know, those two hours that you're playing a basketball game is a small fraction of the time and effort devoted to being great at this sport. And so a real strong presence in the home with his mom in terms of the values and just really came to auburn with a square head on his shoulders and with good intentions and his heart. And he's a really good teammate. You know, Bruce even told me that he just didn't quite appreciate the intangibles. Clearly, you could see the talent. But the intangible is not just to work hard, but to fit in, be a good teammate. Do all the things that you need to do to be part of a winning team and not just someone who gets a lot of statistics. So the physical gifts are not all that surprising, but everything else that goes with it. The fact that it could surprise Bruce pearl, who had obviously recruited him and spent a lot of time with him and seen him play a ton of games in high school, just tells you the kind of season this kid is having. I think on every single draft board that I've seen every person that I'm talking to there's a widespread assumption that you probably Smith will be the number one pick in the draft. So enjoy why you can't auburn fans. He ain't gonna be staying long. So that's the jabar factor. Component number two behind this auburn success has been in your words. The Kessler effect. So for anyone who hasn't watched the team, introduce us to walker Kessler. Well, the folks who are probably most chagrined to see walker doing what he's doing, are fans of the university of North Carolina, because they are having a horrible season and last year as a freshman at Carolina Kessler played under 9 minutes a game now. They had some other guys in the front court who were very good players, but he actually almost went to auburn coming out of high school. He grew up about an hour and a half away across the state line in Georgia. And at the last, he took this visit to North Carolina and like a lot of players do fell in love with the place decided to go there. So once he went into the portal, it was a pretty easy decision for him to come back. And again, as good as we all thought he would be in as good as Bruce pearl thought he would be. He realized early on that Kessler was even more dynamic as an athlete and as I wrote in that column, Bruce has walker Kessler doing what 7 foot sophomores in college usually do not do. And that is switching out on ball screens and what that means is when a guard comes around a ball screen, he'll do a complete switch. So now you have a 7 foot one center guarding a little guard, 1920 feet from the basket. Most coaches would have their center play what's called drop coverage where they're getting help so they're not left in that one on one matchup. And by pushing Kessler to do that, it has made him a much better defender and made auburn a really good defensive team because Kessler is also number one in the country in blocks percentage. So he's the best rim protector in the country. With the left hand to be such a force at that rim. And then when you throw in his ability to play off the pick and roll, finish at the rim. A floater. Underneath you can't let them get the lane. Walker Kessler with back to back slams has let the arena up and cut the lead to four. He's only averaging 11 points, but again, he has the ability to really blow open a game, even just having to worry about him on those hard rolls. So he had 19 points against Kentucky and Kentucky has a really good player in Oscar. She weighed 8 for ten shooting 7 rebounds to assist two blocks. That's a pretty good day's work for mister Kessler and a big reason why they won the game. So they've got these two dynamic stars, but foreshadowing to the second part of our story, you've also got to have people get along, which leads us to the third part of this auburn equation, the chemistry element. What's the story there, Seth? Well, in contrast to what's been happening at Memphis, which I know we're going to talk about, you know, a big part of managing your program these days with the transfer portal being what it is, is managing egos and setting expectations because there's a reason why guys transfer most of them aren't very good to be honest. You rarely see a team's leading score transfer, at least from a power conference school. Now, what happens is you can get some mid major transfers and auburn has a very good one and window green who came from eastern Kentucky. They're coming in looking to shoot. They're coming and looking to score. They want to make the NBA. They want to show that they belong. So to ask those guys to come in and fit in, can be difficult, but what's really difficult is to ask the guys who are already in the program to accept these guys and compete fairly. And everybody gets out on the court, but eventually only 5 guys could be on the court at a time. Now Bruce pearl makes things a little bit more palatable for everybody by playing a deep rotation, which because of the tempo and defensive pressure he applies he kind of needs to do. But they still have to be willing to take sometimes those supplemental roles, sometimes coming off the bench playing fewer minutes because somebody is better. And that is not easy to do. I can tell you most coaches struggle with that very thankful for whatever reason and a lot of it frankly is luck. It seems to be working in auburn. Everybody's on board on the same page. And they certainly seem to be enjoying themselves with all these wins. Well, Seth, taking all of this into account, the talent, the chemistry, the coach. Is there any doubt in your mind about how far this auburn team could go? Well, there's certainly capable of winning a championship. I would just caution everybody maybe to tap the brakes a little bit. It is hard to win a national championship. Ask Gonzaga, right? You know, they are certainly on track right now to be a number one seed. I'd be surprised, even if they lost a couple if they fell below the two line, and that makes it easier because your games early in the tournament aren't as difficult, but so much can go wrong between now and then injuries, especially can be a problem or just bad luck or somebody gets sick. Are you just running into a hot team? You know what happens. It happens. So they are absolutely capable of winning the national championship of Bruce probe the first to tell you there's no guarantees in this all we know is right now it's the end of January and auburn is.

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Streaking No. 2 Auburn wins 80-71 over No. 12 Kentucky

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 11 months ago

Streaking No. 2 Auburn wins 80-71 over No. 12 Kentucky

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Courtside with Seth Greenberg

Courtside with Seth Greenberg

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Courtside with Seth Greenberg

"6 time putting him in situations. Walker Kessler, who has not played as well. September is a very dynamic physical guard that's going to get up and underneath. Both teams are going to get up and down. There's no doubt about that. Both teams are going to be built on the defense back. You can't defense. Suffocating. Absolute suffocating. Their ability to get their glass suffocate. They're going to challenge not everything. That game to me is going to be I mean, tomorrow, that game to me is going to be not a good game. It's going to be an absolutely I agree. Big time good. The message you can state, I want to see Michigan state against loyalty returns every single player of a camera crew. Don't return their coach, Porter Moses, or I Oklahoma. Two Valentine is a former graduate assistant for Thomas. Valentine's brother, obviously, Denzel, played and was yeah. And Michigan say to a final four. They're a great opportunity terrific young coach. They've got the core of their team back. They're playing a similar style, but playing a little bit more freed up in a little bit faster offensively. New head coach, his first big game, Yukon auburn, you're talking about a four hour period of holiday ESPN of high level basketball, great drama. And then in the evening, I'm looking forward to seeing Baylor. I want to see Baylor throughout I want to see just how good they are. I want to see that choir has been so good. It has been Mitchell and Jared butler. I mean, those guys were terrific. And Mark vital and his toughness and physicality. Multiple positions. I had a chance to watch bail a practice. I was really impressed, Scott drew is just gets those guys to buy into. Who I thought was maybe going to be seeking shots. He's not seeking chances, make good decisions. So you know how much I love Matt Meyer. He's your guy. So I'm just sitting down and watching Baltimore and really kind of getting again, it's not where teams are right now. That's the biggest misconception. Baselines, where teams are going. And I'm excited to see where teams are so see how much they can grow as the season moves along. I absolutely agree. I tell that's gonna wrap it up up the coach Bill. We'll call he's a very busy man. Football and a lot of ball for the rest of the week. This is going to be a great weekend right from this. We go to the ACC Big Ten challenge. It's just going to be next 7 to ten B 12 basketball. Yes..

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"walker kessler" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"walker kessler" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"The three for the right wing in and out and Williams has the Duke rebound inside. It's more of the right sideline Baker. He'll launch another three. This one short off the rim rebound run down the baseline by Davis for North Carolina. Good pace so far, but it's a pace that will favor North Carolina. They want to get up and down the floor, and so far, that's the way this game is being played Davis with it out of the top of the key, watched by gold wire. It was on the right wing now backs that dribble up Get it too short, sharp working against Williams. Bubbles of the foul line stops right there. Pitch it out to Caleb. Love Driving right gets around. Williams leads it. Williams blocks the shot out of bounds Look like love had a little bit of an angle. But Williams with those long arms swats it away. It'll stay with Carolina with eight to shoot. Arguelles bring Walker Kessler into the ballgame, Least. 71 freshman will take the place of Brooks. Mark Williams changes the identity of this team because it allows Matthew hurt to play a little bit more off the ball around the perimeter. Even on Defense Carolina with it. Yours, Kessler and the paint turn to the baseline, fadeaway jumpers side of the room Short and Wendell Moore has the rebound for Duke. We're on the run down the right side of the floor stops beyond the arc, watched by Davis run the dribble back out between the circles. Get down with left hand now. Work double high screen set up, works off the hurt screen to the left, turns back toward mid court. Get it out to hurt. He'll launch the three top of the key that went off the left side of the room. No good, long rebound batted out. Baker's got it for Duke. Maker with a pump fake it sit down, the more just off the right block turns shoots and scores to first bucket of the game for wind. Elmore That's 1912. Carolina. It won't be a lot of opportunities terms of second chance opportunities for Duke. So great to capitalize when you get one Kessler with it out front. Takes a dribble handed off for love works is one of the foul line. Try to get it back to Kessler rolling to the basket nearly thrown away. Kessler, seeds and inbounds, where it's picked up by more for Duke will hand it back to Williams and back to more. Well, 13.

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It’s the same old story for North Carolina basketball in loss to the Wolfpack

CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

04:09 min | 2 years ago

It’s the same old story for North Carolina basketball in loss to the Wolfpack

"On sunday. We spent several minutes discussing a disappointing blueblood with the hall of fame coach kentucky led by john calipari today. We'll spend another few minutes on another disappointing blueblood with another hall of fame coach this time it's north carolina and roy williams the tar heels fell at nc state on tuesday. Seventy nine seventy six so now. Five and three. The other losses are texas in iowa best win over stanford ladder you and i both had north carolina projected as the third best team in the acc in the preseason. Are we still confident. Unc is a top three in the acc. No did i really have them third. I looked double checks man. it's not ideal right now. we both had it. We both had it. Virginia duke north carolina in that order. Well i didn't have carrots. So here's where. I differed in the preseason with some of the projections yours and and others. I did not have carolina ranked in the top twenty five portion of my one two three fifty seven. I i put carolina twenty eight. And i remember before like settling on an ultimate order like my first initial like. Let me throw everything at the wall. I think i'd carolina like thirty six or thirty seven and the reason was they were so poor last year. I mean historically bad. It was one of the five or six worst seasons in school history. Statistically that i was just. I wasn't totally sold on them. Going from fourteen and nineteen a season ago to being if your top. Three team in the acc You know that's probably a four seat at worst. And i wasn't all in on him there. I thought okay. Maybe they can get along the lines of a five or six seed and that was really what wound me wind up with me. Booting them up a little bit. But at this point you know. I watched the majority of that. Nc state game. I would argue. It wasn't even a three point game. Nc state truly beat them by six or seven points now five and three losses the losses all respectable so. It's an interesting situation with unc. Here lost texas in a really really good game championship. Which was obviously nashville. Then they lose at iowa but it wasn't that competitive ninety three eighty. Now they take the road loss against nc state. The win against kentucky and cbs sports classic has almost no value. The win over stanford is solid but otherwise charleston. Unlv north carolina central their next game at georgia tech a week from one. We're talking here. On december thirtieth so i think there is still the chance and with all due respect as always to leaky black here. And he's actually. I think he's. He's been good in spots but they're not as good as they should be. I still really love. The frontline is still think. This could be one of the courts in america but it should be noted fourteen thousand nine hundred last season. Now it's five three. And i'm not gonna guarantee you that this team is heading to the instability tournament and in the preseason. Unc got by on its jersey name. I don't know i. I was always a little hesitant there and some of that has come to the surface. This is clearly clearly not a top twenty five team right now. In north carolina as you mentioned the go fourteen and nineteen last season and the reason that i had them in the preseason top twenty five and one thought that they would have a really nice bounceback season because they in elite recruiting class featuring three five star freshman. The way they're supposed to go from fourteen and nineteen to really good is that three five-star freshmen are great. And they're all fine. I guess but none of them are playing like freshman of the year candidates like against nc state day. Ron sharpe had six points. Fourteen minutes walker kessler had three points and twelve minutes. Caleb love had eleven point four assists two turnovers in twenty eight minutes. Like if you're five star freshman aren't gonna perform like five star freshman consistently well. Then you're not going to go from from bad to to really good. You can go from bad to good from bad to respectable from bad to an ncaa tournament team. But you're not going to be elite unless you five star freshman perform at an elite level. They are not doing that right now.

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