20 Burst results for "Zach Collins"
N.B.A. Owners Set a July 31 Restart, All in Florida
"Zach Lowe's senior writer for ESPN in host of the low post podcast. Zach. We're GONNA have basketball We think we're going to basketball. We'll see on July whatever July thirty first, or whatever, but yet knock on wood back on everything. Knock on heads. We stay healthy enough to have basketball. That's true I should never say anything definitively these days, but we are closer to having basketball because the NBA Board of Governors met on Thursday in voted twenty nine to one on a plan for the League to return. Return to play in Orlando at Disneyworld, twenty two teams, eight regular season Games in possible plan term, involving the eighth and ninth seeds We're GONNA have a lot of time to break down the logistics of all this how it's going to work from a public health perspective, weather not can work, but I wanted to bring you on today to talk about the basketball ramifications of this decision. Why do you think they went this particular route? Well. I think as you might expect. They were trying to balance money midst about basketball and love the game all at, but I think that it's mostly about. How can we maximize? That's why they didn't just take the sixteen playoff teams. They've tried to threadneedle of. Volume of games. Fairness to the teams that were in the eighth spot when when the seasons stopped in some potential excitement for play in teams, particularly the teams that were chasing Memphis in the western, mathematically had a decent shot, a much better shot than usual with seventeen eighteen games left to catch them. I want to talk about New Orleans and Portland particular, but I I wanted to ask why not think they went with six additional teams? Instead of four was America just clamoring for some wizards basketball, so watching the wizards. It's sort of like playing roulette. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose sometimes you leave the building weeping uncontrollably. The one thing wizards are not. This season is boring. Both those teams really wanted to play I think part of it was probably well. If we're going to have a plan in the West, it's GonNa Look Kinda dumb. If we don't have a plan in the East Lake of we just take the east team so I guess we gotta take someone. WHO's the least crappy east team left? Okay Washington. You get in well, then we have to balance it. So who's the next lease? Crappy West, okay, Phoenix urine I, and then suddenly twenty two. My opinion and I said this from the beginning, it should have been twenty. There's a hard quality gap after twenty I see no reason why these teams had essentially zero percent chance to make the playoffs are going through all this rigmarole adding seventy or eighty bodies. Me The reason why it doesn't really make sense to me is if you had told me okay, the western conference is going to have a plan tournament with three four five teams, and it's GonNa last a week or ten days and we don't want the Eastern Conference. Eight playoff team sands Washington just sitting there waiting I could buy that, but displaying tournament is not a tournament. It's one or two games. I just don't. It doesn't make any sense to me why those teams? They're not to pick on them. I just thought so get it. The PELICANS obviously were playing much higher level Oncein Williamson came back, and actually had a better point differential than Memphis for the season stopped Then you've got the blazers who are nearing full health right, which was due back after an injury marsh before all this happened. and. In hair and Nerkez the deck and Oh, I think he's hurt. His leg. Oh, his leg is right. Narco hits the deck. Which of those teams do you think is better situated to make it in Portland was also slated to have a decent easy scheduling. Everyone focused on New Orleans easy schedule because it was the easiest but Portland in San. Antonio were slated ABC. Schedules. I think you would have to go with New Orleans. Only because a they were playing really well already in. Be Like it's it's. It's exciting that use of Norwich and Zach. Collins are back in their. If their backup for these long layoffs, but they're also back after long layoffs in Nurkic in particular is coming off one of those traumatic leg injuries that it usually takes people a while to get maybe a year. Even a season at took Paul George Longtime for instance to get back to what they were before. So I think you'd have to go with new. Orleans but I would not underestimate portland.
"zach collins" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Is subtle you think it I I get this ominous you know back handed head high and also the thing just doesn't doesn't seem to you you miss judge at the end he was stopped by a bunch of that was just the Kerry from the wind behind the line drive so all the runs in the inning or charge for the record Jerry Blevins I thought to the back room off the guys benefit as a single to center and then also he's going for the catch and seemed to be lingering we think always gonna catch you no no no no that is a very hard wind it was blowing straight out the center here is Zach Collins now just go with the three men out feel this time he drives one down the right field line that Bali is one hopping up against the wall many of the stories began to tie the game Collins digging for a second and he slides in safely with the double is six to six big wins has kind of been the theme since last week and I just it's been blowing hard in Florida as well as your call have a start for the Yankees the other day reading for home runs he went back and looked at the replay of the wind was a gale blowing out to center field Daniel Palka goes into second base as a runner for Collins and here is a chancellor comfort so far.
Rodney Hood suffers torn Achilles during Lakers-Blazers game
"Some quick injuries. Here we mentioned the Portland Trailblazers off the top of the show. Rodney Hood went down with a torn left. Achilles versus the Lakers. He was having a pretty good season By his standards of pretty good season for them and they also needed him he was eating up a a ton of minutes. The hits keep coming for the blazers. They're still without knowledge. They're still without Zach Collins Quickly for the two of you you know we mentioned maybe they go allowed to make a play for love but this is just an absolute killer for a team that has been decimated by injuries. Yeah I I. It certainly doesn't help things because if you're looking to use camp as more as as A trade peace like you need bodies on the wing you need more guys that can play minutes out there and there. There are so few reliable options for them that it's it's hard it's going to be hard for them to sort of serve serve every need they've got. This is why you need the best versions of Damon. Cj and you need whatever you can get out of mellow and the other big because it's pretty dicey when you get to the wing and the backward I mean this is the risk with Rodney. anyh- always right inconsistency on the court what you were saying he has had a good start to the season but also with health issues. So I'm sorry but you can't really count on him to be like like a supplemental guy. Yeah if you're lying on Rodney Hood you're already in a pretty dangerous place
"zach collins" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Know collide leonard made a choice this weekend and it was a choice of trust in you didn't hear anything i mean i'm reading these stories on collide leonard and paul george and there's things going on for like forty eight hours end a not a peep not hey pete calling right colin wrong a top but he our 'em i'm seeing all these these odds this morning about all these shifting odds you know might might take away on this stuff is in the moment it feels like a big win for dnb be because utah and denver a dallas is good and milwaukee obviously toronto's gotta rebuild so it's not it's not a huge win for them but you go the vegas board it's the clippers won the bucks the lakers the warriors sixers warriors rockets jazz denver boston portland i wanna throw this out do not forget this this is one of these things it was not talked about this weekend the portland trailblazers acquired assan whiteside last year of his contract they also have to other centers daylight nerve catch bringing back slowly often injury and zach collins at the trading deadline the portland trailblazers are going to have massive expiring ring contract from hassan whiteside they're gonna plan until early trading deadline 'cause nurse ditches hurt the portland trailblazers who have maybe the best back court after stepping play in the league rodney hood nurses that collins they won't be able to move that hassan whiteside contract and teams are gonna line up for that baby 'cause it's twenty five million nf expiring do not be shocked if a team maybe in the east is willing to give may really nice piece per hassan whiteside expiring contract so nobody's talking about portland a keep your eye on the blazers this is eight time and i don't remember i think we've seen it in college football where the south just feels better they're just more good high school football players in the south a the west and the east i mean who's the third best team fourth best team in the east there's gonna be a team like a like a dallas they're not gonna make the playoffs i mean there's there's going to be good mbh team so right now i don't agree with this a n v eight championship odds they have it in vegas clippers box lakers war on sixers warriors rockets i have the rockets lower i have the jazz higher i have denver higher i'd say clippers won a warriors one day and then i'm just gonna wait and see on the lakers i i i'm not rushing to judgment there's just all the lakers make a great movie poster the clippers make a great movie i wanna see if the poster becomes the
"zach collins" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"I think it's one more guy who can create his own shot on top of everything else, they have in this young nucleus, savitz, Tobias Harris that keep benching it's somebody like that, if they could add that figure out a way to convince Millsap to come back. I really think that, that's maybe the most dangerous team in the west next season if unless the Lakers can add that third free agent. And then Portland's the other one Portland has some trade pieces. Do you wanna do your information Simmons thing? That just the reports I'm getting out back on Anthony Simon's are through the roof and that, it's, it's not talent. It's none of that. It's just if he puts together, he's going to be a monster. So they have okay you'd stay in playing sounds really aggressive. But I wouldn't share it unless the guy that told me that has been right. Almost all the time on players. Yet, I've heard similar buzz with just them being really, really delighted without worked out. So they have him Zach Collins, who I like that necessarily little who people feel like they stole in the mid twenties, and they have expiring contracts. They have Meyers Leonard, they have they have they traded for the bays Mark contract. And then they have mohawk less. They have the ability to basically put together any trade-. They want over the next six to seven months, and, you know, it could be from. Hey cleveland. Here's here's some expiring for Kevin love and we'll throw in year little or whatever it could be something low like that. Or it could be something more ambitious. It could be them going after, you know, a top twenty five guy. But I do think Portland's going to do something big. Have you heard anything about that? I don't know that it's I don't know. I don't know what it is right now. I've only heard, you know, the person that was high in Simon's as the person who was telling me the first time they're hearing about what CJ McCollum was doing there, like this guy's nuts. He's going to be a stud. And it's like, yeah, no, I really liked him. No, no shut up now he's going to be awesome. And so. Yeah, same stuff. I'm here and Simon, but Simon is going to get out there and play which is easier said than done with those twos in the back court. And if he were really, you know, sometimes I'll push back on it'd be like, if he was really that insane. When you wouldn't Portland found some minutes for him at some point, you know, and you know, that's, that's just me doing kind of my routine of, like, wait a minute, before I get carried away with this thing, and share it on a highly rated podcast. But Zac Collins I like law that you and I are in agreement there. But I I've got to see a little bit more now this year. You know, I've gotta find like I get see you be able to fight a little bit more out there on the court. So then you add all those pieces up together like who is it who? 'cause there's always the next pissed off star like it's happening in six months. I don't know who it is right now. But it's, it's always, it's always going to be like, you couldn't it would never be smart to say. Oh, no. Actually everybody's really happy now in the NBA again every top players totally comfortable his current situation. Somebody's going to get really mad really soon somewhere through the beginning of next season. And maybe they have enough pieces of load up on it, but it's, it's much better than everybody demanding that they break up their backwards. So I would have said Bill, but I think the wizards have done a nice job of being like can everybody stop at the Brad Beal stuff for trading him this one of the best fifteen assets in the league, please stop? We are not trading him. We want to build around Bradley Beal on the other hand, the blazers could overwhelm them with Bradley Beal offer and put put together a Lillard McCollum Beal..
"zach collins" Discussed on First Things First
"Transition rob them was only one that was owned it right? Then he went to the referee and told him right after double dribble. He picks up the ball. I didn't see it in real time. And it's right after right before highlight. That's the reason why he's got hurt legs jumping off into legs legs that warriors lasers from Saturday. Draymond green gets in transition finds Jordan bell for the dunk great play here. Jordan Bill redeems himself at their missing an easy one earlier. Draymond staying in with them. That was one of the things in the second half that led to their comeback. Most teams would be very lucky and very happy to have won passers good as dream on or Steph, the wars, of course, have to. An it's been part of how great they've been the last couple of weeks. More warriors Quin coke with a nice move at the point finishes with the land. Oh, got left hanging stuff. Well, listen. You get this is that Zach Collins that is that Collins. I mean this rock abate rock by baby on them a little bit Quinn. Cook gets to the rim. You got no chance out there. It's really nice. He brought the ball into his body. He was getting ready to shoot it. And then he moves his left hand. And just put him to sleep all. That's a nice little dribble. Move no one had to trying to do what Steph curry getting left hanging with the five stresses? There can be no corny on the. You got left hanging sticking with the warriors, blazers, now Steph curry is mentioned has been the star since Katie went down, but it was Draymond green triple double, which allow the warriors to take down the blazers and game three one ten ninety nine year. Final twenty points, thirteen boards. Twelve assists for dry on his seventh career playoff triple double third of this season. I believe all on the road. I'm not mistaken series now all, but over the warriors lead three games to none. All three games mind. You without K D. You're Steve Kerr after the win. I don't even know what to say about dream on a I main. mean he was he was like a wrecking ball out there. He was used destroying everything in his path the, the pace that he was generating was incredible..
"zach collins" Discussed on Big Time Basketball
"His best ball Q has gone off the charts in the last I would say this season at times, but really in the playoffs. He's showed me a lot. I wonder if I'm trying to think of who would give him the best. Who could guard him the best and I don't wanna look ahead but I gotta believe dry mind. Green is going to defend him at some point, I remember g definitely guarded him in the past when they played Milwaukee, but I mean, Yana seventy seven feet man. I mean guy in the NBA, I mean, that would be your guy, though, to, to I think it'd be mine to more. So even more than like Al Horford because that his aide like Tremont half the savvy of Al Horford house, h he can't do it every night. Like, if you gave out of the seven days off dominated, but the wear and tear of the seas of NBA playoffs will get to him. Trae mime I coach Draymond, and you can give him ten twelve fifteen twenty things you want him to emphasize in this and he will be able to do all of them. That's he just a special defender. He's big. He's strong. He's competitive, he's smart. He's has quick hands. He can hold his ground. And he could fly could take charges rebound. And when he rebounds push up the floor. He's always in great position defensively, when Steph curry takes a crazy shot, he doesn't over pursue the ball on the offense of glass, just because he has a great balance. So definitely if it's warriors Milwaukee, if you're a basketball like you like this small things about the game, the dream on Janas batch. It would be a fun match. I would I would tell my producer keep keep a camera on those two guys. Yeah. No. That that's going to be wide. Also, keep one on Draymond green and Zach Collins I think something's going to happen there. At some point. That Collins man, we came out of God Vega. I was like you gotta have a physical presence in this league. And I didn't know your you see him kind of lean. It's like I don't know. Man. He is really impressed during these playoffs. He's not afraid does not back down and he didn't. He didn't bitch about not playing when when they brought any cantor Andy, and he took his me, just kept working kept getting ready. I'm gonna be ready. I'm going to be ready, then Dirk iskoe's, Al. And now he's thrown in the fire and he is delivered. I'm telling you, personally, I would play him over eat cancer because I think he has I know he's Kansas better offense player. I think that Collins makes a much bigger impact. Yeah. I think that's what we're going to get to the warriors, Portland. I wanna ask you what you thought of game one. But yeah Kanter the warriors have a way of making him look really bad at the defensive end and is so much more athletic. I gotta believe that that's something starts. Thinking. Yeah. So I think when I look at that I think little hangover from game seven for Portland et is human nature matter what you get done with a series you X hail. But by the way, while you're ex hailing Japan on a plane, you're heading to go stay. You're watching film. It's human nature to let down a little bit. I expect Portland to be so much better. I actually expect Portland to wing game too. I know you're gonna ask me later on. But I, I really I don't know if they're going to win the series, but the Steph Steph and Klay magical run. I feel like we'll slowdown today and I feel like Portland will present challenges to Golden State that almost like we forgot about how to guard state because they had Kevin Durant. So I do believe that Portland is going to win this game. If and only if Damian Lillard is healthy. Now he says he's healthy. But the way he played a game seven makes begs to differ, the way he played the dead. Series makes it seem like what is up with this guy? And know the way that he played game one. He's an explosive guy. Why is he not challenging the front iron like he was in Oklahoma City series? So that is something that if Damian Lillard comes to play in the hometown of Oakland, and I'm not saying he has to play great..
Kerr calls Currys NBA royalty ahead of West finals
"Finals? We will see Kevin Durant to start the series. We will see Steph curry and the warriors facing off against Steph curry and the blazers Steve Kerr calling the curry family. NBA royalty quote, what a great story says their parents Dell and Sonya. Must be having the time of their lives. Although he says they'll certainly be conflicted over the next couple of weeks as for the series, and what we can expect ESPN analyst Legler, Golden State has more guys that can jump out and guard switch and guard little McCollum, then Portland has to guard their key. And that's what it comes down through for me. So I give the edge to Golden State. But absolutely think that Portland's going to be in this series. They're going to be in these games. How long it lasts? I don't know. And if Portland steal one out of two they're so good at home. Maybe this becomes a different story if they can get one of those first two games. There's no question in my mind, they can play with them for their super confident right now that they can battle in the way they're backwards. Play many believed the rockets were the big test for the warriors in this postseason. But it's the blazers out standing in the way of Golden State, the guys PTI, I look at Portland as legitimate team. Kevin is not gonna play game on. I don't wanna play games. I'll be does the series. Here's if even strength. This is what I would say to you that what Portland is very good at Golden State is great at and that's the difference. But if Kevin Durant does not not one game. Now play the whole deal Portland can win are different Charles Barkley on this show and his show and other shows. Charleston goes. I said what? Now. I'm sorry. Did you hear me Portas coming out of the west? State how compelling series, and we're gonna talk about Golden State gonna pick Golden State because of what I just saw him to Portland Tony is an irresistible team. They're so likeable. I know you're going to underestimate them because. Yeah. Spent the whole spring telling people you've never seen them. Interesting Denver and get your I ninety five dollar and to underestimate them. I'm going status cheddar, that's respect. Now. What spec them specked on your name? And whether or not you respect them. There are those roar projecting forward to a warriors bucks match, the NBA finals or max Kellerman on first takes us, perhaps we should pump the breaks out K D still favorites. I think they're gonna win the series, but without K D. It's it's tipped much more into a balanced series. This series is really this is the head like just as the east. It's now it's a wide versus the freak. Who's the best player in the world? This is which team has the best back court. Right. The champion Houston. We saw that. Sorry with chips on the line. That's not the best backward. They got out plead by the back court the reigning champs. Golden State Warriors. Splash brothers. Stephan. Clay over we got a new number one contender Stephen and the new number one contender is the Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard and CJ McComb. That's the number one contender to the throne. That is not so lopsided. You said Damian Lillard deserves to be all NBA overstep this year. Just saw this performance. CJ put on that's a worthy adversary for Klay Thompson bad man that let's look where the where the vulnerable without K do their best defender nowadays, by the way. What are they? You have a big who can play while. They don't have. Turkish hold on timeout. A second house Kanter on offense. And he wants it house Zach Collins, and he wants it wherever you look on Portland. Not only do you have a guy who can play. But you have a guy who plays with heart. We see the difference. These guys play with heart. They match up decently in many respects with Golden State. They can kind of do if not neutralize Golden State does do things some of the same things that Golden State does. One of the Western Conference finals here on ESPN radio. Our coverage begins at eight o'clock
"zach collins" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Win. I said it'd be put a game. I said I just feel like it's our time. We paid our dues event through the through the ringer small playoff success after we had to roster turnover. Back to back sweeps. We stay would imagine. I kept saying it's a reward in that is reward in sticking with your stance. True to your team. We dog it out, man. We knew what was going to be a long night. We dog it out man this team win. Obviously, you struggle shoot the ball the night. But you know, you have to have other people win and not one guy wins the series much less than NBA game. Right. I mean talk about Zach Collins, Evan Turner, mo- heartless. They don't start mohawk. This doesn't start to second half. But he comes in. There keeps that up and makes place is we assure unit. You know, I think our strength is in our unity a lot of times. It was about what I do overseas. Does. And you saw is capable of tonight. But we we to some of our parts man, you know, everybody steps up everybody contributes to what we've been able to do to see a Mohan chief didn't play the second half mode starting to second half for them to be able to be to the team in come in with the right attitude. Sex for guys get MS league. Zach started second half the last few games. He's been a peace force in paint yoga's a handful, and he brought it, you know, we compete it taught the bottom CJ brought us home. Evan. Evan was tonight him last night. May I need you any came bitter. David you sense that maybe there was some fatigue from Denver offensively every shot.
"zach collins" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"He he can be useful in certain matchups in this series. But he cannot stop Nicole Yokich, and maybe they should have been more aggressive with doubling or or series of other things. But it seemed like Stotts was more comfortable having Collins defend Yokich one on one. Then he should have been. I told. Understood Collins beefy, he probably gets a raw deal from the referees. Louis does fall a lot. And on that play. I thought he barely made contact with Yokich jumped relatively vertically only hit him with his chest. I didn't think that was a foul. But we saw this in the Philly game two guys who are just like not even that important players getting technical falls. It's like your yours at Collins. You're not gonna throw a tantrum. And now the referee is going to be more favorably disposed to write like if it's the star. Or it's the coach I still don't think it's a good idea. But at least you can come up with some sort of a rationale that you've enough stature that you're going to influence the referee going forward Zach Collins or James NS in the first game are not going to do that. We saw Evan Turner for twelve minutes. He somehow was plus four in part just because Denver's units without Yokich and without Murray. I think they've really missed Murray in because for much of the year they would bring Murray back to start the second quarter and play him alongside Monty Morris. And they just haven't had enough. Without those two guys together and Yokich out of the game as well. But Evan Turner still. I think that was a big time negative Paul Millsap was guarding him. I thought Denver actually should've gone to Millsap against her in the post more than they did. But then I mill sap is their best help defender and Evan Turner is just standing in the dunker spot, but he can't really dunk and the every once in a while when he gets it and he's opening he doesn't take the shot immediately as well. So really heartlessly played seventeen minutes. I know he was in foul trouble in the second half. But he could've come back for the fourth quarter with four fouls. Amina thirty five minutes. It could have been extended maybe a a little bit more as well. I might even say that Meyers Leonard would help more than Turner at this point Rodney hood, only played twenty four minutes that he was playing at the same time as Turner a lot. So to be no reason to play nine guys Turner just hasn't contributed at all in the playoffs. It was a reminder of just how few players with heft. This.
"zach collins" Discussed on The NBA Show
"And I thought it looked to me like for much of the second half that this was going to be a blazers win. And then all of a sudden as I said Jamal Murray just goes lights out and there were moments in the in the playoffs where he has disappeared. And then there are moments when he's just looked like an absolute killer. And this was the killer moment, and it was a killer moving from the free throw line. And I think yeah. Probably get lost in the shuffle. Because it's not pulling up at three and someone's face. But the guy that was doing that. We'll Barton if you will hit two big three's Barton. Stan I've always liked him. But to your point about free throws Jamal Amari goes and makes eleven of eleven Dame Willard who's usually like ice cold from the line one of the best shooters. I'm yeah. Yeah. Cold-blooded is what I meant one of the best free throw shooters in all of the NBA missed a couple of crucial free throws in the fourth quarter. So I mean, this could have gone the other way if not for a couple of breaks the three ball that ends up as a two day miss and a couple of shots. Denver steals one. And now all of a sudden they've got home court again. And it got to the point where we got the the it's almost been overused at this point, the refuse suck the chant that Blake Griffin. So did early in the playoffs. And now Portland does that and I think Dame has been so good in the third quarter tonight was in his night in the third quarter. And I think one of the biggest moments in the game. When I saw it sort of flipped for the nuggets was Dame goes down and tries to get a call makes a layup. He's yelling Scott foster about not getting the call Yokich goes down Yokich gets the call right after that Terry Stotts is all upset. He's about to get a technical. He gets held back by CJ McCollum. And as soon as that's happening. Zach Collins is now standing at the line. And who would have thought Zach Collins if you want to get a technical foul in this game. But he decides to let it be known how he feels about the foul call, and then he gets teed up and then from there it it down. Hell yes, sorta rolling for the, you know, Zach Collins, maybe a bad spot for you to get teed up their guy nobody on the blazers wanted to get up there. But for the young guy to do that in a spot where they can't be giving away points and opportunities not the best look for Collins. It's a real shame. I wanted this like. After the quadruple overtime game. I was really feeling Sixers blazers both going up three one because as listeners if he check. No, I obviously spent a good time of my career and my life watching the Sixers, but Portland is like my Dopp did west coast team. I realize city you were like I would like to go to Portland filed the city I love the aesthetic. I love the team like the whole bit. It's a great place to raise a family. Like if you want a nice like family life suburbia run around with your dog. Oh, how do you have this knowledge? You don't have any kids kids do know. We know that we know about let's hope any if anyone on the Airways knows anything. Please. Right right now. But yeah, Portland. Just I've been I went up there. A couple of times in the fog got a couple of friends that work in Nike. I just Portland's beautiful play. And while you were up there you found out. It was a great place to raise children. There were so many like people running around with their dogs J doing this on you. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. We're wearing their Nike stuff and now Dita's up there. And I think it's a whole little moment for Portland. So I I'm behind it as well. I joined Portland I thought it was a moment for Portland to they had a moment in the first round. They were having a moment after this quad overtime victory. The other night that was just a bananas game. I realized carry had a moment in the setting. Hurry had a moment. Actually. So Seth curry had sixteen points. The first time he's ever scored in double figures in the playoffs..
"zach collins" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Blazers Celtics warriors that I miss any. I think I got him. All he one time average eighteen a game. I saw you guys had his career high for a season eighteen again. That's a you average eighteen in the NBA. You're a hell of a player. Yeah. My favorite go ahead. I would say Jim just, you know for people that the younger audience. I mean, Jim would be a better version of Leandro Barbosa if he were playing today he'd be a great guy off the bench. He could shoot from the outside. He really could drive. He was competitive as hell, and he could defend so to me he'd be making eleven twelve million a year, and you know, and he'd be your seventh guy on a really good team. No problem. There's no question. The green is a -ficiating differently. I guess the debate would only be is that something that you would say he brought on himself or is that just his reputation gets around the league because he's so demonstrative. I mean, he's there's no doubt there's one standard for the other players, and there's a different standard for him. Absolutely. I mean, that's just that's just reality. I mean, that's the way Draymond runs hot. He's been involved in a lot of physical things that was a very poor call by a very good official. But the other thing, you know, just three out of this. And Steph alluded to for gli who'd already foul Zach Collins who was involved in all of this. Before Zach Collins, if you just call that hard foul, a regular deal, you know, all of a sudden net. Maybe somebody swinging exact Collins two minutes later like that was just an official saying Portland's going to win this game. I'm gonna call flagrant just to calm. All this stuff down Collins run around f-bomb and everybody on the roster matter matter if David west reserves counts council being a hospital right now. I couldn't believe how he got. So verbally aggressive right in the face of Klay Thompson. I mean was there contact sure did Klay initiated sure every good scoring to garden NBA for the last twenty five years knows how to initiate contact. He acted like he was a personal vendetta now. And the other thing too is that actually was a pretty well officiated game. They blew the three free throws on staff in the first half. That was terrible. And then the flagrant, you know. But Portland was better they deserve to win. And Steve Gary's very perceptive Steve was doing this for key. Keep it up and standing up for the guys. I mean, it's you know, he does a, hey, by the way, you go and solo. Yeah. Rod rods off today. And then I'm going to be off. I've got the whole all-star break at a lot of travel coming up actually for a couple of different trips until I'll be back Thursday for the Sacramento game. And obviously this show and all that stuff. Visiting those damn kids fits that set. Maybe got three of them, and none of them around here. And I gotta go check in with all of them. You're a good good, man. All right, Bob, Bob, solo next on these sports Hickson Brooks, they start now on be San Francisco ASEAN HD, two San Mateo, the sports leader..
"zach collins" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Wayne, he's done. Murph will be eighty and the giants community fund the golf course guys. That's a social Murph is a social butterfly like you got a shot through your parents. I'm done. No, it's terrific anyways. And francisco. Murph at San Francisco Gulf Coast, you keep saying. Golf club is like most percentage is one of the most prestigious courses in the country multiple times for Murph. Okay. And why not I mean, it's very hard to get on gear. There's all gory. Well, he's true. I'm thinking about that. Hey, have you played San Francisco. I'm telling you, Larry. I I have not that was no my caller, Mike drinks Miller lite Miller. I should say there's no chance anybody drinks Miller is not allowed at San Francisco. No, I I'm watching Kerr last night. All I could think of is if it was a playoff game. He wouldn't have got mad, but he put on a nice little show. And I got a, but I I always love this. What they saying guys fake already? They're not all the guys. I'm just saying he is so smart that I just, you know, he didn't he didn't just lose his mind. I think he just said, hey, why not well because I think that's the old line is I've got to show these guys I don't care for the calls. What did you think of a call the call was beyond heinous? The worst week of officiating in the NBA this year that was the worst call. Okay. And I'll come back. Draymond green officiated differently than the other players on the floor. His rep precedes him at this point. Well, blame him blame. Whatever that's the situation occurs. Like, you know, what enough exactly happened? He destroyed his his his cliff clever. He was he was in go. Oh, he was he did he did that for Draymond green Jody show. Hey, I'm gonna stick up for you, man. Okay. Steve. Oh. Say he is such a smart guy. What was it? What was it like eight eight down at that point something he could see maybe the game wasn't gonna go their way at the end. So what the hell let me give them. A because I think here let's get the team bus rolling early. Whatever. I just like I. A message. A message lets his team. No, the Tae. I'm I'm sticking up for you Dray, but but dream onto it if it's a bad call it's a bad, call did not look flagrant. But you bring some of that stuff on yourself by arguing all the time, you know, and I guess human nature. Okay. Randy's call the horrendous. And and I will say this though, I love warriors players. They split the season series. I hope we get that in the playoffs. I want kings warriors round one give me the blazers somewhere in there as well. Because I love watching the blazers. I think the blazers I think the blazers are really a bad of matchup for Golden State, and I fear them a little bit. And here's why gear. Now, you say fear come on. It's the warriors. Nobody's beating them four times. I get all that. But Golden State so top heavy there. So star driven that they're band. She's like kind of an afterthought right Portland's bench now with all the buyouts and all the additions. This Portland's got on the bench right now. Rodney hood, Evan Turner. Zach Collins who got into we'll get into that. With Klay Jake layman who's playing credible. The former terp playing incredible basketball Curry's brother now that cantor. They picked up scowl a busy air from Sacramento. I mean that that's a damn good bench. That's a deep deep basketball team with a incredible leader in Lillard the big man now that the warriors can't really matchup with Noor kitschy. So he's special Lillard shoes last night. Ever see she's like those those green ones, I don't like that. I I like the uniform look on the shoes. I know uniform, right? Yeah. But but what they wanna do and part of the color scheme. Yeah. But if your shoe company says, hey, try these. He he's he's a terrific player. I tell you though, it makes me happy. It's a see Steph curry brother, he had a nice run last night. And the game we saw over the holidays he came in. We we have to go see Portland, and he did the same type thing plays for a few minutes hit some shots. And when you live in the shadow of a brother like that that is, you know, at the very top of everything it's just fun to see him. I I always root for him. You know? What's funny? You said that because three point contest is not. Yeah. Yeah. He's shootings Seth curry shooting. Forty seven point five percent on threes last. I checked that's the second best three point shooting percentage in the league. Yeah. And I was just saying to Brian in our pre show meeting we were discussing. Breakdown. Somehow Larry must be coming in then at six AM because I happen. Most days I walk in with him from the lot we it's funny. You still got to go back on those call to nine thirty conference call and we went down, and we were going through the three point shooting contest. Yes. We who. Do you got a great won the contest if you'd pick anybody? But Steph your yet to pick him don't you now know listen to the camp. First of all, this would you got? All right. Devon booker. Who's the defending champion? He's been hurt. But Booker you got staff one in two thousand fifteen. He's obviously incredible Saudi healed now bad Sacramento. That'd be a big feather in his cap. You get Dirk Nowitzki on his way out of town. Now now now he's not playing enough. Seth curry as I said second best three point shooter in the league by beating runner up. Yeah. You get Danny green who I think is making like forty three percent or something like that three point shooter. But now now it's going to be the curry Brosio, Harris Brooklyn Brooklyn last night man, there were they go three overtimes game against poor Cleveland Lillard. Khris Middleton all-star. I'm just saying that's better than the dunk contest. I'm terry. That's exactly what I was telling Brian. I said, you know, what this conference call the in the in the pre show meeting inference call at the toll plaza three point shooting challenge is on this year. It's going to be three point shooting challenge should come after the dunk contest. It's that star studded and the dunk contest this year. So not star-studded. They ought to ha-. They always say the dunk contest last if they were smart, they'd put the three point shooter you're betting, and you you would bet on somebody besides Steph curry, in fact, if I was betting I'd bet Seth because I really think the crowd is going to be pulling for him. It is he's everybody knows the narrative tennis backyard. You know, he's he's obviously rolling right now, he'll he'll escape his brother's shadow a little bit and all star week. I tell you I would like to see I would like to see him win. But I think there's something about Steph curry just steps up in. He's he's you think he's better. You think he's the better of the two Curry's? Yes. I know. But I'm telling you, you know, how good the other anybody makes the NBA is good. But that guy can really shoot. If he didn't have Stephanie and over you go man, there's this kid on Portland man when he comes off the bench. But now, it's it's steps brother, but I always root for him. And then his father is going to be honored or their father is going to be honored for his is service all the years in Charlotte. So it's going to be a occurring. Curry weekend last night's game though. Warriors. I, you know, it's funny fits mentioned it in the opening segment of the of the pre-game warriors flu, and they didn't get until three a m Mike. All right. So we got the built in excuse. But sure enough second night back to back. They got in at three o'clock in the morning. No boogie Noah Gadol, and no Livingston Portland's loaded the plane. Well, there, you know, I think coming into last night they were twenty three and eight at the motor center. So I mean now the twenty four eight they're tough to beat in their place. And and he got away late got away late. But did you what did you think of of clay Zach Collins were Collins, basically looked at him and said f you yeah Collins is a young guy believe he's like twenty or twenty one and you should always show a little respect for your elders. But I think Portland was feeling themselves last night. That's a one horse town. I mean, that's all basketball. That crowd is loud. Baseball. They think. Yeah. Well, as you always hear well as may move about Portland, they may build, but. To see your face f you know that. I don't know. I don't know that you're that's one of those you never forget. Well, you never forget those guys. Win wins. But that's the coach and the player still if I'm Steph curry M F, I don't forget that from Draymond NFS fine. It's the it's the whole partner. AM? Hey coming up today. If you we've all heard it, you know, on the end that's crossed the line. Little bit more personal. We're celebrating Valentine's Day. Larry has his top ten slow jams? I'm gonna guess Mike. Again, I missed the conference call Mike you're gonna play our annual review to Alycia. Oh, yeah. We can fire that up. Yeah. Four minutes for why don't you try to just off a two thousand nineteen version? Yeah, I rap anymore. I don't rap anymore since we got used to wrap when I was alone. Wrap..
"zach collins" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"And then even more telling is that they were forced into twenty floaters. So that was pretty rough. And then they only got up twenty three three pointers, which is a very low number. It got to garbage time in the last five minutes. Joe ingles. Put a cap Harada by talking shit to use of Norwich and then drilling three right in his face in the corner. He had plenty to say to Zach Collins as well after he blew by him for right handed layup, so everyone in Utah. I had a pretty happy Christmas as really the defense. It was the big star here though. And it would have been an even worse blowout. Even earlier if the jazz hadn't got eight out of eighteen on free throws in the first half something else. I wanted to mention just to talk about the how striking at Portland floater number is Portland. Takes one of the fewest proportions of floaters in the entire league there at about fifteen percent this year. And remember that number of fifteen percent is glass includes what happened today, I believe that's already been incorporated. Their numbers really know blazer was any good in this one except for Dame Lillard in the first half when he was seven of twelve rest of team nine of thirty six in the first half. I'm sorry eleven thirty six in the first half. And but even day move was not really able to get the three pointer going the jazz blew out the blazers in Portland a couple of days ago. And now have blown them out. Again, it seems like David adjusted their pick and roll coverage against Lillard who had traditionally killed them again that I was at two years ago when everyone was fighting for playoff positioning Lillard could've had a sixty point game. Only missed a free throw at the end of the game in a ridiculous performance and the jazz that I'm impressed with the way that they have worked on despite the they've had a disappointing season overall through they've worked on from their weaknesses attacking switching defenses and then being able to get out on three pointers. They had a solid performance against the warriors the other day and now against Portland is well, Portland. You know, certainly has a lot of guys who are pretty limited. CJ McCall was not able to get any. Going either. And then the biggest thing too is zero free throw attempts for Lillard. We talk about how good is again in the fall on these days. The jazz were able to keep him off the line. Donovan Mitchell getting chance to watch.
"zach collins" Discussed on The Russillo Show
"Take the find another day Hiller or another CJ McCollum you'll be in the lottery forever trying to find guys like that. And I it's crazy. So I think, you know, Zach Collins, I think they're hoping can be that guy. They loved them from the day drafted him. And you know, they've got away on his development a little bit. But I think he's sped it up. He's been he's been good this year. And you know, like the idea that you're supposed to apologize for a team. That's in the high forties of regular season win. There were no question. Lahser disappointed in what happened in the New Orleans series? But I'm not a big believer. And you just tear things up because of a bad week when you look over the longer period and how consistently they played last year. I think you keep finding ways try to complement McCollum in and and Dame and they've listened to got a really good GM there. They got a really good coach. They got two star players. You know, like we said hoping to develop a third one Zach Collins, and you know, you see Meyers Leonard has had somewhat of a revival this year. And so like. Like to me, you keep building around teams like that. Like in u they've got a building full every night. They're really tough to beat at home. You don't just tear that down. And I just think you see what happens. I mean. It's just so perilous getting in the lottery, and you'll just be sucked there, you can just be stuck there for years. And you know, I think they had a playoff right now of. Six straight years seven straight years, you there's not many teams in the west who've who've done that. Well, I look I agree with you. And you know, if they were to get bounced again to like, I always ask people, what did you what did you think that we're going to do? And yes, you thought Portland this past playoffs was not going to get swept by New Orleans. But you know, drew holiday was terrific. Anthony Davis is one of the five players league. And you can sit there and say, well, you to break up the back court and had a big like who's the Vic like tell me what tell me what my options are. Because are my options that I'm competitive with one of the best backwards in the NBA. Okay. That's one. I really have that one in front of me. What's the other option? Like, oh trait. Split it up for somebody worse for other pieces. And so my team's good. I mean, unless Lillard decides to go nuclear one day and team up LeBron then, you know, if he's still okay with it. Then I'm not in any hurry to break any of that kind of stuff up. And that's usually I feel about all these teams, and you have players who like being import you Lillard in McCullum have loved being Portland. Not. It's not. You know, free agents are lining up to go limited Pacific northwest. They just aren't they never have ever. And so when you have players like that who embrace the market who who love being there. You don't get rid of them. And listen, they tried to use their other pieces together third, you know at different times of third third star. They they tried to get Paul George at different times. And you know, when when he was, you know, in Indiana coming out in like in the didn't have enough pieces to to do it, or, you know, in the end, it took a different deal. But you know, you've got it. You're gonna have to take a risk somebody at some point. And and hope you can sell them on winning and solo any organization and forget the geography, but you know, part of why McCullum Lillard have liked being there is the environment in the organization. You know, they had a great owner Paul Allen, you know, the front office. You know, Terry Stotts coach and old Shay. And and and. You create an environment with those guys wanna be a part of it..
"zach collins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"A boatload of Jack on flooring that's gonna make all of. Your neighbors envious check out my friends at lumber liquidators There are? Major part of the program and they're all. Over the smack off which is Friday We are efforting Zach Collins. Portland trailblazers. Big man Jeff Eisenberg coming up next our third hours wide open top of. Hour number two we talk about the smack off serious serious beefs on. Twitter over the weekend I've got a, preview of the golden ticket recipients that's, coming up too All that at the top of the. Second hour but right now as, mentioned? I'm joined by a forward. Center for the? Portland trailblazers eleven points eight, rebounds and, three blocks, in, yesterday's win over Boston, he was a freshman team or Atkins AGA. A McDonald's. All American he was the ten pick overall in last year's draft we are. Joined by Zach Collins right you have your good morning how are you I'm good how, are you guys doing great great to visit with. You I ask you you're, coming out that strong game that I mentioned off the, top against, Boston yesterday so starting right there how pleased were you. Without performance and how the team played overall definitely pleased I think. Those my best offensive game so far I offense has. Been probably the weakest part of, my? Game you know throw some. Really this year Defensively I felt like I've been pretty consistent but, offensively they had to get, into my rhythm a, little bit yesterday I felt really good so I was happy to do that but as a team you. Know we've been playing you know pretty consistently, and pretty unselfishly the whole the whole. Summer league and when you play with guys like that? And, team would? Only, boost your. Own your own performance Zach Collins, joining us for those who. Think that the, summer league games maybe you're not as competitive maybe not as important then they're not. Watching my simulcast right, now because we wrote and some video of you rocking that mask? You broke. Your nose before the first game and yet there you were playing yesterday what happened and how has it been. Playing with, that busted nose mask yeah Kinda funny it happened at the end of the first practice for some really, we were we, were playing defense and. I got hitmen knows like. What are the ten seconds left in, the practice and it ended up being broken and you know the whole. Day we are trying, to figure out what we had to. Do they put it, back into, place and then, I got, fitted for a basket and it all, kind of happen you. Know and I was out of contact the whole week so it was kind of a it was. Kind of a process but luckily it wasn't as bad where I would, need surgery or anything you, know I honestly don't, even think about it anymore unless I touch your get hit there so but the Basque helps a lot. You know it's it's kind of it's not, the greatest thing to wear trying to. Play a game but you know I protect by now? So, it's all? Good Joining us so what about the. Approach I mean that win takes you. To the semis of the summer league and again there's? That argument that. The summer, league results don't really matter very much but as a competitor you're looking to win, every single time you take the court so, how do, you go, about approaching these games yeah definitely. Anytime you're in it doesn't matter what league you wanna win I think we. Have every guy this team on the summer league team, wants to win whether you know it's it's it's? It's a big deal or not you know we want to win, whatever wherever we're playing so the whole time is the way. We came in with the cold and went the whole summer league so now only two games away from doing, that our, really excited about that I think it's really interesting. And it's even more interesting because of where it is in Vegas. Now playing in the summer league means that you're back in your hometown. We were, a legend at Bishop Gorman what's.
"zach collins" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Trailblazers, big. Man Jeff Eisenberg coming up next our third hours wide open? Top of hour number two we talk about. The smack off serious serious beefs, on Twitter over the weekend I've got a, preview of the golden ticket recipients that's, coming up too All of that at the top of the. Second hour but right now as, mentioned, I'm, joined by a forward center. For the Portland? Trailblazers eleven points eight rebounds, and three, blocks in, yesterday's, win over Boston he, was a WCTC all freshman teamer Atkins AGA. McDonald's all. American he was the tenth pick overall in last year's draft we are joined. By Zach Collins Zach great you have your good morning how are you I'm good how are you guys doing great it's. Great to visit with you let me first ask you your strong. Game that I mentioned off the top against Boston yesterday. So starting right there how pleased, where, you, without performance and how the. Team played overall Definitely pleased I think my best offensive game so far Offense has, been probably the weakest part. Of my. Game you know draw some relief this year Defensively I felt like. I've been pretty consistent, but offensively they had to get into. My rhythm a little, bit yesterday, I felt really good so I was happy to do, that but as a team you know we've been playing pretty consistently and pretty. Unselfishly the, whole the whole summer league When you play, with guys like that You know what only use your own your own performance Zach Collins joining us for those, who think that the summer, league games maybe you're not as competitive maybe not as important then they're not watching my simulcast right now because we wrote and. Some video of you rocking that mask you, broke your nose. Before the first game. And yet zero you were playing yesterday what happened and how, has it? Been. Playing with that busted nose mask yeah Kinda, funny it happened at the end of the, first practice for some relief we were we were playing defense and. Got hit in the nose like literally ten seconds left at the practice. And it, ended up being broken and you know the whole day we were trying to figure, out what we had to do. They put, it back into place and then I got fitted for a basket and it all kind, of happen you, know and I I. Was out of contact the whole week so it was kind of a it was kind of a process but luckily it wasn't, as bad where I would, need surgery or anything you know I honestly don't even think about anymore unless I touch her get hit there so but the. Basque helps a lot you know it's it's, kind of it's. Not the greatest thing. To wear with China play a game but you know? I, protect my? Talk That Collins joining us so what about the approach win. Takes you, to the semis of the summer league and again there's that argument that the summer, league results don't really matter very. Much but, as a competitor you're looking to win every single time you take the court so how, do you go, about approaching these games Yeah definitely anytime you're in a matter what league you wanna? Win and, I think we have every guy team on the summer league team what's, the win weather you, know it's it's it's a big deal or not you know. We want to win whatever wherever we're playing so The, whole by the way we came in with the cold and went, the whole summer league so now we're. Only two games away from doing that you know really? Excited, about. That I think it's really interesting and it's even more, interesting because of where it is in Vegas now playing in the summer. League means that you're? Back in, your, hometown. Where you a legend at Bishop. Gorman what's,.
"zach collins" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Come question now of what to pay him at a guy with somewhat of a prickly attitude i think overall you have to be pleased though with the steps that he's made defensively to be able to anchor a good defense we didn't know that that something that he had in him necessarily in will he doesn't look like the most athletic duties got good hands do some dumb reaches a rose raw but good hands can block some shots to just take up space his quick enough to actually get in front of drivers and you mentioned how badly teams of shot at the rim in how infrequently also with the team so i think you have to be pleased with his development overall hope that he can have a little bit better of a season with a little bit more judicious shot selection although willie ever get that through side maybe maybe not depending on if his contract needs are alleviated of turn zach collins who a guy i think i would say is looked better than the stats of indicate yeah i've got a good representation of that is his block percentage is two and a half i thought it was way higher than that because you see certain game his night you know i think it was one where he got the post game interview i've trying to remember who it was against me utah i'm trevor who was guest he had like three blocks in a couple of minutes do you have that and it's like okay now not in that way then he has these nice games shooting thirty two percent from three but it's just it is hit or miss and so that's you wanna look at the totality of it because it all counts encouraging for collins again it's just his jump shot looks much better than it did early in the season he's not taking his lawn to load up he's it was taking this exaggerated jumped forty still does that some but it didn't doesn't seem to be doing that as much to me i haven't really broken down every one of his shots from the beginning of the season to the end confirmed that but when i've seen him he's looked more comfortable out there never getting fouled is a little weird for him.
"zach collins" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"But but it always felt like the blazers were just kind of missing a guy they didn't they didn't have the glue guy draymond they obviously don't have it threat but what kind of feels like to me is that damian lillard kind of said like okay i'll be a half a guy i'll be like i'll just i will i will play so well that like i'll at least make up for half of that supposed guy that we need because he has been that fantastic and nurik has really stabilized them i think having somebody throw it to in the mid post and kind of stabilized their offense he's a he's a legit role option zach collins has been much better than i think people expected him to be in this first using these stretch option he's he's tough inside he's good on the glass alfred camino has always been a solid wing defender the blazers are a nicely constructed team and so i guess the the question that we all have when you reach this level right when you when you start playing this well every man you're playing really well but are you good enough to beat the warriors that's what we all sit here and we ask ourselves can you beat the warriors four times in a playoff series and while i don't necessarily think that the blazers are built to beat the warriors four times because i don't know if anybody is i think that they they are legit threat in the western conference to really i mean to really be dangerous because when you walk into a playoff series with lillard and mccollum and the ability to hit fifteen to eighteen threes in a game that makes you dangerous and that's how good the blazes are in just the chemistry and the rhythm of that team to me they they look legit they look like an absolutely legit team one thing that i've i think that is really underrated right we talk about we talk about chemistry where you know especially right.
"zach collins" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Fears strapped is loaded in centres to and not no matter what it affects the supply in the playing time however how many of those guys move in effect this list will we'll have to wait and so that affects how you think about these centers and the resources they do because if there are you know there's a guy that portland take with their first round pick the nets in an even stronger reason like let's say you know with a late lottery pick or even zach collins who they took last year i it's such i just don't pay these guys just really really don't pay these guys would just to bury because these are does work hard on their insurer skilled but it's it's a resource allocation modern and better that's what this is and scarcely matters it's like the running back position in football were it's it's really important but there is so many guys they can do it and you can use them in different ways and i'm really a big fan unless you know exactly what you want from your center of getting some different guys than mixing and matching as the situation presented itself i've enjoyed team there are some teams that can even do that with their backup centers they they have one guy who makes more sense in certain teams and in other alec bogin has been used in this way at certain moments in time and you talked about clint cappella being an interesting one the other guy that i think is may be the most challenging guy to predict in all of this is favors because what he wants what another team wants who is cnsa that he's there end because he's unrestricted as opposed to all these other guys that restricted but he's still young a baby a team would say hey we'd rather have capello but we're never going to get geico cappella so we can get favours but at the same point maybe he gets the mid level exception and just ends up being a really nice contract yeah well and that's why when we were talking about the trudeau in the other day owes lurked especially now with he and go bear playing better the owed now one each week with those two guys getting significant minutes together you know they're not just like trying to split those goes up as soon as possible and with.