25 Burst results for "Zach Levine"
"zach levine" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Let's just use player ex player x. Who's awesome and thirty and his on the supermax and decides he wants to be traded. I don't want to name a player because the fans especially john everything going on with With him and everything like that as far as that. If that player is traded y- does their their salary basically go back to the original percentage. Which would have been. Let's say thirty percent of so essentially. I've signed the supermax and i think to go so though the proposal you both heard is i signed the supermax. I'm making thirty five percent. Yeah when normally. I'd make thirty percent so and that's like a sizeable chunk of money every year as a reward for signing that supermax i get a no trade clause. That's and i get a no trade clause that under some of the proposals being submitted last almost the entirety of the contract until the last year on the so. I can say no to trade. You know thank you. The flip side at is if i go to you and say i'm out trade me. I go from thirty five percent to thirty percent because the point of that thirty five percents. I stayed with you. If i'm not staying with you. i go down. I got news for the league. The players like that very much. I would say that is a definite no. They're not anytime you money that you've already have that eventually you're going to be taken away from you. That is a almost a dealbreaker from your from the player standpoint. So i would see that not going through but that's kinda what teams are thinking as far as tweak as far as tweaking supermax rules here and i even heard a couple of guys on teams. At wonder. I wonder if that would backfire. In the sense that players would then not even sign those super mexico's because they're like why bother. I'm going to demand a trade and lose money. I'm not gonna sign it anyway and it sort of creates even more player movement and retention almost by accident. Now you could game these out years and years events. We don't really know what's going to happen but i did. I did think that was interesting. The other thing is the current extension rules are it was. I think it's great that the league the union agreed to make it easier for teams to sign players to extensions. Because i think it's good when players stay with dirt teams and they're happy and the teams have done well around them on on the other hand the one hundred and twenty percent limit almost punishes teams for signing guys to what turn out to be value contracts almost punishes those players by making them wait super long design extent because one hundred and twenty percent is not good enough in the poster guy for that right now. With zach levine. Goals should be able to sign zach. Libya new currently makes nineteen year to an extension. They can't they couldn't unless they opened up a gargantuan amount of cap space which is going to hurt their team. Zach levine should be able to sign an extended now at his true market value by the way he tore his acl. He probably thinks about that every once in a while but the bulls just can't do it because they cannot one hundred. Twenty percent is way below what he perceives..
2021 NBA Free Agency: Bulls Strike Fast With Deals for Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso
"Thing long term on the bulls. I'm thinking that they might have one free agency yesterday. Because i love the lonzo signing. I love the caruso signing for them. Billy donovan is building a culture. They're the guys that can play with. Zach levine and don't forget they. They added nick which nicola which last last season the deadline the bulls are trying to make the playoffs and much like we've talked about that. The league is better when the knicks are pretty good or good. I still think the same thing from the bull standpoint as well chicago matters so and by the way we've got a couple of things we've got a cup. I mean man. There's a lot of breaking news. Just happening right now. So here's the deal. Woge breaks the story steph. Curry agrees four year. Deal two hundred fifty million dollar contract extension with the warriors so steph curry will remain a warrior for the rest of his career which is fantastic news.
"zach levine" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"Many points has more points than draymond. Green zach levine. Saying that as as bam at a bio more points than jeremy grant and bradley beal. I mean a very good basketball player. Obviously but better that the should be producing more than bradley. Beal and zach levine. Draymond green. i don't know suppose that they have four active. Nba players that team for active the players. The united states has all mba guys in their team who are supposed to be stores in this league. All mba guys on the they made all nba team now mining the. Forget me look. It's one game right. They had play together. Nigeria's play a lot longer together. I understand that a lot of times. When you don't have good chemistry and you don't take a team seriously and maybe you don't come out and move the ball as well and play with an openness mindset. You're trying to get used to each other. You move through a game. That is through a team that shoots the ball really well from three because the three point shot does keep you in games. I understand all of that. That makes a lot of sense right. it does I get right. I get however it doesn't excuse losing to nigeria austrailia fut- right. I'm not trying to say the nigerian not cable. Nothing like me. The prove everyone wrong. They'll go win when they A medal in olympics. May they will right. But i.
"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. Each and every day every day is different. And that's what i love about the unknown. And i'm gonna treat it like that and we just gonna continue to bill because i think we got great mas and organization that really want to coach the whole person. And that's what i'm really excited about. You decided to upgrade your outdoor deck. So you ordered the essentials. Power washer said a patio chairs and a shiny new grill. And you use your bank of america. Customized cash rewards credit card choosing to earn three percent cashback online shopping and up to five point. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.
Embiid scores career-high 50 points to lead 76ers past Bulls
"The seventy Sixers got a dominant performance from center Joel Embiid as they held all the bills for a one twelve one oh five when it be scored thirteen in the fourth including six in a seven nothing run that put the Sixers ahead the state and be finished with a career high fifty points the first such as player to score fifty since Allen Iverson that it back at two thousand five speaks about twenty games is used and it all begins and all big numbers but just one minute of the cross was needed for me and then I'm gonna I'm gonna do it the bias Harris added twenty two Zach Levine had thirty for the bulls Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Chicago Bulls’ Markkanen Out 2-4 Weeks With Sprained Right Shoulder
"The Bulls lost the Washington 105 Water won their sixth loss of eight games despite 35 for Zach Levine, But the Bulls trailed from the second quarter on They will be without Larry Marketing 2 to 4 weeks with a sprained A C joint in his right shoulder. That injury suffered Friday in
"zach levine" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Show on the ESPN Chicago app. So you're smart speaker toe. Listen to ESPN 1000 Have a tweet here. Abdullah, actress Black and that Adam a Abdullah. Trilogy, 773 says if the Bulls trade Zach Levine That would be the equivalent to trading Jimmy Butler, who's been thriving on center stage since the trade. Don't miss held to that trade, pay him and add another, Max. Well, sir, I don't know if you've ever watched Jimmy Butler play basketball. I agree with you, though he has been thriving on the center stage. Jimmy Butler and Zach Levine are not the same. Jimmy Bowler is a much much better basketball player. Exact Levine so Just because Levin's the next Player who perhaps could be a trade piece, perhaps a star at some point I don't think Zach has what Jimmy has. And by the way, this is just an awful I know. I told you before the show. I have a bunch of MBA notes that I have not gotten to this week. No, I got and we have the color suit, but just side note. Have you noticed the record for the Miami Heat Right now? They have six wins. Right and so like I'm looking into I know that Jimmy Butler was out for a little bit. Jimmy Bullard has been out with Cove in 19 testing slash protocol. Since like January 10th. They're hoping he'll be back at some point this weekend. Like I wonder if that's even enough time for them, though, like climb anywhere in the East like that, like the whole Cove in 19 shaping the teams who are good, not like him. Being out. Basically the entire month of January has killed the Miami heat side of that's all I wanted to say you have a tweet there, too, as well. Also between you get all of.
"Grading Jason's Predictions" - Episode 040 - burst 3
"You said that the cubs would miss the playoffs that year. Two nine hundred and you were corrected fell apart. The bears would make the playoffs in two thousand nineteen. That obviously do not happen and that you would do the dishes at home. You would be nicer. Oh wait that was. One of my predictions never mind. We'll we'll take that one off. Okay i like this here. The end of the summer early fall of two thousand and nineteen are episode. Qb or not cuba's mitch trubisky with nfl networks. Charley casserly. You predicted that kanye west album would come out the next day and it did it. Did that was the day before homecoming. Yup and how do you feel about that that last album so the album suck don't know i i can assure you as they come out. They came out that day at school. I remember right after a test. All right you also said that the bulls were going to make the playoffs and ridiculous and absurd. Possibly forty six wins. Yeah now that has not been happening. Has it all right. We move on then to the cubs new manager episode twelve david ross knock grandpa rossi and that was with author. Dan yeager that joined the show. You predicted that. Zach levine would do the dunk contest in chicago. He'd been not He's not he was going to if you made the all star team and he was stopped so technically i was wrong but he had every intention of doing it until he got from the all sorts of you also predicted that the grammy nominations young thugs albums. So much fun would be not in. I had a huge problem with the grammy. Nominations that you back to back years the rat. Nominations have been just absurd so that didn't happen and actually a lot of Very well well versed people in the music world no pun intended Thought that that album should have won the grammy and it wasn't even nominated how That was incorrect. You also predicted that kris. Bryant would be traded that offseason which would have been prior to last year's pandemic season which obviously did not happen. But maybe it should have right. Maybe you should have happened. Oh no absolutely should have happened. Yeah exactly all right. Let's go to our giving. Thanks on thanksgiving. Two thousand nine nineteen. We did not do predictions. That was a mini episode in. Which you pretty much ripped everyone that you've ever sat next to in my family during thanksgiving that made a lasting impression on my family. Let me just tell you that episode. Fourteen back to david ross. This time with the interview. That i did with david ross. You predicted that. During the winter meetings the sox would sign dallas kaikal. And they did. They did and they did. Yep you also said that they would make a trade for a controllable player defined that and they did make changes. So would you identify someone as a contract player. Think back That they would trade her controllable player. Okay so they did not. But what the dallas cycle was pretty darn big so i'm gonna give that to the clinical moods pretty big. I think should get credit for that.
"zach levine" Discussed on WGN Radio
"To do 15,000. Maybe even 20 and some of those mass vaccination sites have been opened in Illinois as well. Meanwhile, eight new cases of the covert 19 variant have been reported in Cook County, including Chicago. Variant known as B 117 that spread throughout the UK was first reported in Illinois. Back on January. 15th. The nine Illinois cases range in age from 12 to 63 years old. Now. With WGN SPORTS Here's David it Black Hawks will be without two players for tonight's game in Nashville forward Alex to break it and defenseman Adam Beau Qu'est both placed on the league's covert 19 protocol list. That list includes players who test positive or have an unconfirmed positive test have symptoms or due to a high risk close contact. They can't return to practice and games. Until they're removed from the list. Be town, The Hawks and Preds played back to back games tonight. Pre game 6 30 face off its seven here on 7 20 w GM, the Bulls dropped their second straight losing the Boston 1 19 0103 at the United Center, despite 30 for Zach Levine and a near triple double for 30 is young. The Bulls don't play again until Saturday. Today is the one year anniversary of the death of Kobe Bryant last night, his former team one in Cleveland, the Lakers over the Cavs won 15 108 LeBron James with 23 in the fourth quarter, and he finished with 46 2 games postponed on Monday in the NBA. Because a covert 19. The Sacramento Memphis game had already been postponed and the league added the San Antonio New Orleans game to that list. David it WGN sport now the forecast from the per Maciel Weather center. A winter storm warning continues until five o'clock this afternoon that includes cities like Chicago. Waukegan, displaying Schomburg. Cicero, Oakland and Oh Park. We could see a several more inches of snow as we move through the day with some of those highest totals near the lake in northeast winds gusting as well up to 30 MPH. Could cause visibility issues as we move through the morning and afternoon and then in the afternoon Lake enhanced snow expected with the portions of Lake County, Illinois and Cook County Impacted highest there. Those lake effect showers move. South through Cook County in the northwest Indiana Tonight High near 31 Today 23 for a low tonight and then Tomorrow cloudy with a chance for snow showers along the lake in the morning and 25 for a high right now in Chicago. 30, you know, hair 31 at midway. Already along the lakefront Kenosha reporting 29 light snow at all of those reporting stations this.
Coby White Scores 21 As Chicago Bulls Rally To Beat Trail Blazers
"Kobe white scores. Twenty one and the bull's rally to beat the blazers won eleven one away. They were down twenty but they came back What's the big takeaway well skates. I only got one thing for you. The polls are hitting me win of the year the first twenty point comeback in the nba. This season i saw some highlights from the clippers versus the spurs. They're talking could they be the first team to pull off a twenty point comeback. No they can't but the bulls did as a crazy game. What a night. In the kirby household bowls blazoned on the deck owl's blazers on deck election results trickling in on the computer a luxurious matchup out there red and black both teams january five going down in history. But this was a weird one. I said the bulls gave up a twenty point. Lead thirty nine point eight three pointers in the first quarter. Blazers look like they on fire. It looked like it was going to be sad. Trey kerby coming in on the show today. But i had the faith skeets i said. Just stick around the comeback bulls. We'll take care of this. And somehow they did a billy donovan has gotten something. Out of zach levine. Feels a little bit different. He was out there over passing the ball in the first half of the game but kept getting teammates involved. This ended up being a really nice team win. The bulls had so many guys in double figures. They ended up with seven players in double figures. Everybody was doing something everybody was bored in. This was a fun game to watch like. I said the balls have this huge comeback being a dagger three under a minute left. I'm upstairs everybody else in the house asleep. I'm just jealous like this back in my arms against each other legendary stuff damian. Lillard basically didn't make a shot in the second half did make the one that was most important knockdown down that three from the right wing. The purest swish. You could ever hope to see if you're damian lillard but this was just was just exciting man. I was going nuts in the
"zach levine" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"Sunday we had a horse competition Allie Quigley from the Chicago sky moves on knocking out Chris Paul Zach Levine advances beating Paul Pierce earlier on ESPN radio Taylor Twellman John Anderson which is the bigger upset there Taylor Trey young going down or Chris Paul going down Trae young pardon and it's not a shot at Mister big shot himself but Zach Levine I figured with no ability to dunk would have been limited but I didn't know Paul Pierce was gonna play on one leg and have one arm but tied behind his back why is it that I mean my hip well he did but it was in the garage getting tuned up so we just couldn't pull it out well done there with the wheelchair but Trae young losing absolutely but I'll tell you one thing Trae young should lose because I think Mister big shot is correct Chauncey Billups saying I'm not sure that who puts regulation I'm not sure the court was regulated there was a lot of skepticism around Trae young's you've been and where he was shooting hoops trying to Bella's rallied past Trae young and he advances so we've got some final set up and the championship as well for Thursday on ESPN nine o'clock eastern time my colleague Chauncey Billups in one semifinal Allie Quigley and Jack Levine in the other semi in the championship Thursday nine o'clock eastern on ESPN first great to see fun to watch but with all due respect to shooting hoops in the driveway it's not quite a gusto time for straight talk brought you by straight talk wireless Easter Sunday was supposed to be the final round of the masters.
"zach levine" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Sunday we had a horse competition Allie Quigley from the Chicago sky moves on knocking out Chris Paul Zach Levine advances beating Paul Pierce earlier on ESPN radio Taylor Twellman John Anderson which is the bigger upset there Taylor Trey young going down or Chris Paul going down Trae young bar none and it's not a shot at Mister big shot himself but Zach Levine I figured with no ability to dunk would have been limited but I didn't know Paul Pierce is going to play on one leg and have one arm but tied behind his back what is it I mean my hip well he did but it was in the garage getting tuned up so we just couldn't pull it out well done there with the wheelchair but Trae young losing absolutely but I'll tell you one thing Trae young should lose because I think Mister big shot is correct Chauncey Billups saying I'm not sure that who puts regulation I'm not sure the court was regulated there was a lot of skepticism around Trae young's you've been and where he was shooting hoops trying to Bella's rallied past Trae young and he advances we've got some final set up in the championship as well for Thursday on ESPN nine o'clock eastern time Mike Conley Chauncey Billups in one semifinal Allie Quigley and Jack Levine in the other semi in the championship Thursday nine o'clock eastern on ESPN horse great to see fun to watch but with all due respect to shooting hoops in the driveway it's not quite a gusto five a straight talk brought you by straight talk wireless Easter Sunday was supposed to be the final round of the masters fifty.
NBA set to televise H-O-R-S-E competition with league stars on ESPN
"Of NBA could we see a live game of horse you know not the way you and I played but the NBA in ESPN reporting of that the network and the league will hold a competition involving current players a few W. NBA players and some recently retired players the current players perhaps Chris because Chris Paul Zach Levine among those that have been mentioned so look we'll take it right better
"zach levine" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"The mailman Devon Booker. And this is the one where you might get mad at me. Zach LeVine move. Iraq and got my spot this yet. More work. Zoom in the playoffs. Once he takes off his uniform, once he takes off his warm up and plays a playoff game. He passed me too. Fair enough. You didn't object on the on the others. So how many suits did you have ready for every occasion? And, and did you say you had a red one for the bulls in the event of the Shawn Kemp to Jalen rose trade for Scotty Pippin? How close was that to happening? Anytime you on the phone talking to the general manager of one of the teams you feel like it's a real good chance for it to happen. And I had to suits, but to Jack's place in Detroit. And head to suits on deck. Lime green with a green Gators red and white which everybody saw with the Ray Gators and some people think it was the best people think it was the worst. But either way, I was I was living my best life. I know you're happy being Jalen, but Jalen, you could have been Scottie Pippen your life. So much different. If I was on the ball. Oh my goodness. You totally be on his off. Number thirteen team. If you had simply been a part of that trade put Zach LeVine ahead of you can see Jalen on get up weekdays from eight to ten on ESPN also. Download and listen to the.
"zach levine" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"I mean, there's just I mean, I'm not reporting anything, but we played you Jalen stuff. There's just so much smoke around the. Bulls, and whether it's Darius Carlin at four or somebody else, but Shams just tweeted, not that you need to know this, but it is a done deal at one two and three. It's the three guys that you are expecting it was, I on joh-, an RJ Barrett. Even the Knicks complaints. I'm glad that I'm good with that. So now the draft falls to the pelicans, and that's where Zion is. And that's where David Griffin who used to generally manage the Cavaliers, what will he decide to do who will come up and get the fourth pack will they draft the player? Well, Atlanta, come and get it will the bulls, come and get it. And we'll do they think so highly of Darius garland, that they would trade Zach LeVine and I pulled that question, and we can get into that at five o'clock after we talked to justify if I'm the pelicans I'd much rather take something if presented to me that looked like bulls seventh pick this year Zach LeVine than Lanta with eight. Ten in something else if I'm the pelicans, right? Well, but we'll see if that's if that's something that is being discussed. Let's go to Jesse Rogers live at Wrigley field. Joe has finished and Jesse joins us right now. So what was his take on the lineup again? Oh, well he is talked about this, the last few days that he wants to get discussed so going, and the only way to get him going to, to give them a pass the chicken or the egg..
"zach levine" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"And you say, give up would, you know, you're not saying, do it, it makes me uncomfortable to be posed with the question of giving up. Zac levin. I would not I would not even think twice I'd say no to that deal guys. Alkyl Wien is, is the is the pivotal piece in my opinion alongside Lowery market. And those two guys. Yeah, I probably would not give those guys up unless there's something greater than a dairy scarlet on the other side. Yeah. I probably would not either. I probably am with you. That I would not have heard a couple people, Ricky Donald Espy nations at I'll give up Levin and seven to get the four what though. Oh, no. Make me most excited come Thursday. If the bulls end up with Kobe white or Darius Carlisle, those two guys that, that I'd be most excited about you said, you'd never say honor for me to the number seven in Levin for three or two. Okay. Yeah, I could be convinced that if Jay Baer. Yeah. Or Jaama rant? I don't know why everybody out a lot with RJ. What's wrong with RJ? Are you kidding me? I say that I like is going to be an all star in this league. Don't disagree twenty plus point per game score death. And officiant clip. Zach LeVine, if you're drafting being you'd be pretty happy. So that's what I'm saying. I'm not giving up seven and Zach LeVine to get three. What am I what did I complex? Let me see Zach LeVine. I wouldn't to be honest, I wouldn't either. What, how are you confused on why you're so low on? R RJ, Barry. I'm not low on him. I like him a lot. Mike question is how did you improve your team if you gave up your first round pick? And if you believe are eating a legit star or Josh Miranda, legit star, and you can get one of those two guys and you convince them that a lot better than okay? If you believe R J, Barrett is going to be markedly better than Zach LeVine than gifts. You make the deal. And I'm not fully convinced. He's going to be markedly better in xactly, exactly. Being as is the kind of impact that he's almost guaranteed to make an. Yeah. You can you can exceed a lot further past that. All right. We gotta take time out. We'll get to more of your calls. Jay had to move to Danny. What time is Jay coming on kid twelve twenty five? So it'd be out of Carmen York. No, no. I'm talking to eastern eleven twelve eleven twenty five..
"zach levine" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Connect different thing to have a murder board for how a three team trade might work with potentially Zach LeVine, or Aaron Gordon or and, and have those strings on the wall, because that's the speculation here. Greg are speculating about it. Off the air too. It's it just feels. You know what it reminded feels a lot like the that whole Chris Paul scenario. Is it, by the way day of Chris Paul? Is it just now with social media? Don't we know a lot more than we used to? Well, you, we know nothing because I think we know I remember when pal Saul got traded to the Lakers. Yep. There wasn't even a rumor it's just what we will on morning in pal Gasol was traded to the labor ballers, just like bam. We I ten years ago was actually February of two thousand eight eleven years ago. But now it's like we know every possible detail and we're making up our own traits. Oh, yeah. Yeah. You know. So it it's the NBA media now is so expansive. I mean, you know, we, we put in, you know, we, we deal with Mark Stein or Howard Beck or Zach Lowe or Ramona coming up in just a couple of minutes. Wind horse was on yesterday with the Sodano show. We had. Hey, let me get Ramona's coming on next. Right. Let me get this pivot to something else, because I knew that you'd be interested in this. Mike silver Michael silver, who works from the NFL network did an interview with Sean McVay and remember, you and I were kicking around the idea that they would not extend your Goth that they would just bring in another quarterback. And by that, by the way, that started with first Barnwell Bill Barnwell, and then who's the foot NBC football dot com guy, Mike flooring, Mike Florio who hit, and they both believe that and I said, I think it's a load of crap. All right. So Sean, McVay, just basically jumped all in with you. Here's what. Mcveigh said on NFL network, quote, whether it ends up happening this year or next year there is as zero percent chance. Jared goff's not gonna get an extension that he's worthy of so McVeigh says that they're given him an extent extension and even the other day, we popped up. Sportscenter during purgatory. And Jared Goff was giving an interview, and he was asked about it, and he had Ken, lackey knew somebody, somebody described it as a sly smile like he knows who's going to be in the, the thing is how many teams in this league have got quarterbacks who just don't work. It's a it's a league where there is a shortage of quarterbacks and lots of teams don't have a good one. The Rams have got a really good one who through for what a thirty two touchdowns and thirteen picks last year through for forty seven hundred yards. I mean those guys just don't grow on trees. I think in, here's Michael silver issuing his own comment. There can be thousand reasons for speculating, but McVeigh's not leaving any room for a quick -ation here. They are extending him. So McVay is trying to say look, stop putting this out there because it's not happening right? Yeah. I always thought that the idea that every four years, you could go out and find another quarterback doesn't doesn't make sense to me, doesn't make sense to me there too hard to come by there too many bus well in the league. And now girlies question, Mark. So if you have your quarterback box checked. Yep. You don't know what you're gonna get out of the tailback position anymore. Maybe running back by committee. They resign Malcolm Brown. They used a third round draft pick on running back. They I think that you don't wanna mess with the stability at quarterback if Jared Goff Rusi can get it done, then you ride Jared Goff. But then aired is going to be out there until they actually do it. And by the way, the, the reaction from reporters who were at ramps camp about Daryl Henderson, who's the running back. They took from emphasis, third round who they say is like a clone of Darren sproles say, like he's, he's a video game out there that he has got unbelievable speed and explosiveness. And it's going to be a handful in space. So I think that running back by committee is something that we're likely to see. No. All right. Coming up Ramona Shelburne will join us from the finals..
"zach levine" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Showing that clip and tell me whether I should play or not play like, Michael. Michael that nobody else. And clarify. Never I knew I was going back on time. So there you go and there's other stuff where he talks about. He wasn't going to be made a commitment. He wasn't gonna let his teammates down. So really good stuff. If you check that out on the slam magazine basketball question stands, if you get the first pick would you if offered to you trade it for Anthony Davis? Does he is he's going to sign an extension? You don't make the train of Hawaii. I no, I'm not. No, I'm not. I don't think so really I don't think so the younger more cost controlled player where you hope that he is one of the top players in the NBA LeBron type. But that hope could you know, obviously, what would you do you try to trade? I take these shore thing for a top five player. And what are you? When are you now because, you know, more cap from because you have Otto porter you've Zach LeVine, you have AD now outta porter will not be signed in a couple of years. But in the meantime, what are you? And then two years older. I'm a team of one of the top five players in the NBA. I find a way in a position list game. I find a way see my hope is they get Zion. And now all of a sudden they're in a different world when it comes to recruiting that this cap room that they do have becomes more enticing for another player to. Except and then now you've got a core of free agent Zion. Williamson Lowery Markkanen Zach LeVine. Yeah. I don't know if that I don't know if he's a recruiting all right off the bat. It may take a couple of years before people go. Yeah. Want to be there? I want to be with that group..
"zach levine" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Makes all the difference. Zach LeVine scored thirteen of his thirty nine points in the fourth quarter hippie, go ahead layup in the closing seconds. And the bulls beat the seventy Sixers one eight one oh seven on Wednesday night in a game that really feature to enter it did so LeVine line hits that lay-up misses the free throw. So there's like half what what the second ago or in that area there in the ball gets inbounded LeVine actually helps break that up. But and the clock ran out but the ball never got touched. So technically when you inbound the ball, you have to wait till it gets tux before wrecked. The clock starts the ball. Never got touched. But the clock started and the clock ran out game over right fans are leaving players are going to the locker room the rest actually had to call the players back out because they put half a half a second back on the clock. Another chance for Philadelphia to get the win. They didn't. So so they came out for the second ending the game. But here's the best thing about it. The second. When everybody thought the game was over in the players even left the floor while the fans are leaving as well. What happens after games in the NBA is that's where you get a random drug tests. Sometimes you'll come into locker room and you'll have to provide a sample right away. When they got called back to the floor. Auto porter, jR was mid test. Taking midstream mitzvahs midst who was literally taking his drug test when they came back and said, you gotta come back on the floor. He now he didn't go back out guys go on without beyond good to be here. Why can't just stop this thing? That's bad for you painful. You can't do that. That is that amazing. That is one of the better drug test stories hurt two endings in the game. But the best part is Otto porter to couldn't go out for the second time because he was busy. You guys are good. I gotta listen you go out for number two. I gotta finish number wall..
"zach levine" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"So we're going to have part of a second remaining. The polls are going to be back on the floor with Philadelphia. What are we seven bulls? This game has not been officially place in the hawks yet and the both respective teams are coming out of their locker rooms. Talk about strange and weird. So Zach LeVine as you here with checks worth Kee on the bulls radio network hits the go ahead layup in the final seconds. He had ten points in the fourth quarter, a thirty nine overall. So it's this crowning moment as the bulls are trying to rally past the Sixers except after a review of the horn sounds right after he makes that up on what would be the inbound possession for the Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers except that it they determined upon looking at the clock that it was a premature horn. So the horn went off before the clock even started. And so they had to go back reset the clock figure out where the teams were what they were doing as it turned out. They were all in their locker rooms already, and they all came back out on the court except for auto porter who was in the middle of a drug test. So he was selected for random drug test. And could it return to the court because he was with NBA drug testing visuals? So anyway, they put a last second on the clock. And as you hear the bulls radio network was in a commercial and had to cut that short and come back out and have Chuck's worse. Key tried to explain what had just happened. So it did turn out that despite the weird ending. The bulls pulled off this rally and got the victory. In fact, Jimmy Butler had the ball go off his hands. Then what was the potential inbounds with a chance to try to generate a late shot for Zach LeVine big game for him thirty nine seconds, thirty points. Excuse me. They'll those final few seconds kind of let the air out of the building for a little bit. And and Tobias Harris who is with the Sixers now since the trade deadline and recognizes that they have trouble at times closing out games.
"zach levine" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"How about this in the games porter has played all right? Five game winning streak. The only one they lost in their excuse me was the one he missed. There are also six and two in games porter has played okay. So I guess also besides being the laughing stock organization and having an idiot for now these guys they're all tired at the end both team. Yeah. There's no doubt. Fifty four minutes. Fifty five minutes Zach LeVine. Oh, this just thank thank you. Thank you. Okay. Wow. The bulls died in at two AM last night from the Atlanta. And is this right? Right now. The bulls are running suicide drill preparing for tomorrow's day away. They are not running suicide. There you go. Okay. Eric red with the I not running at least to our best. Now. He's going to give them the Chinese gonna give most of the day off. So there's a laughing stock. They are being coached by high school idiot. Coach. Number. One Ditka years ago said we became a team today was very famous couldn't tell you what it happened a year before the Super Bowl. Maybe they want a big game and the coach. Today. And it was cool the time everybody likes to laugh at it. Actually, I think he did that with the saints..
"zach levine" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Right. Right. I am done. Watching the brothers Johnson. I've seen plenty. Okay. Nice skies. Cool dudes. We had our moments get out. I'm done. I'm kind of with you on that one. But bam Justice in jails I like those three no we can find another j rich. We can talk ourselves into another Justice Winslow type that has a high ceiling. We can do all this. We can't even find another. Bam. I know it's hard for you to wrap your mind around. How can we replace bam out of bio this rotation player on a team? That's just three games under five hundred. I know it's hard to let go, but people let go because one man's Tyler Johnson isn't another Jimmy Butler. It's another Zach LeVine who's probably too good. But says we'll hear though Justice. That's cool here. He does have he does have really cool hair. But what I'm saying is who we give me give me some names like throw someone out. I will like what some crap did you that Chris Bosh a sixteenth highs paid player in the NBA this season sixteenth highest paid player. Why want other bad players because you're not going to get the whales. And I'm just. Scars wants you bad. Like gimme Jabari Parker instead of Tyler Johnson. Let's just do that. Yes. It's a terrible contract. But it's different. I'm sick of this. It's three games under five hundred. Yes, let's take Brandon Knight. Instead of James Johnson. Let's just change it up bad contract for bad contract. I'm just don't want to see the same guys. I've seen this team for ever. I like Justice window. I want him to keep him. Are you so holding out hope that you can get a whale with Justice wins out here? I'll give you another example contagious caldwell-pope Casey p overpaid can hit a three occasionally instead of like packaging Kelly Olympic for Jimmy Butler and that failed because this front office. Let you down Miami. Yes. Trade Kelly Olympic straight up or contagious caldwell-pope. How about that? And I do like Casey p about that name fresh things let go of the Anthony Davis and the porzingus Jimmy Butler pipedreams and come back down to reality..
"zach levine" Discussed on The HoopsHype Podcast With Alex Kennedy
"I think that when he came into the league, you know, you saw the evolution of him going from kind of a guy to put off the ball to a guy that could do some stuff on the ball to now being a guy. That's the primary handler, and you know, in actually doing really well with the with the wizards, you know, even though they're they're banged up injury y. But you know, he's a guy that can play off the pick and roll can play off the off the catch to play on a triple threat to pin down convinced relatives or levels. You know, whether that's picking up fouls and getting the free throw line bid range three pointers at the rim. But he can do it all, and I I'm glad that he's finally into showcase kind of that he can lead to team because I know that that was a big question a lot of people had and and I'm I'm excited to see once, you know, he he has the ability to be on a winning team and kind of have pieces around him that can help them out what he can really do. 'cause he's a winner. He's a winner. And and there's a few guys me a BA that do anything to actually impact winning. And he's one of those guys we've talked about, you know, how you hope someone like Zach LeVine during the losing season similar Gordon Hayward coming back from injuries. Well, what do you do? A guy is being mentioned intrigued rumors like Brad Beal throughout the season. There was some talk about Washington possibly shopping him. And you know that happens for. For a lot of players, obviously. But are you also talking to them through those things or did you leave that to coaches or their agent? You know, how do you handle that kind of thing? Had. No, it's a big part. I mean, I always joke around I tell people draft noting trade deadline night at only two nights of the year that I kind of worry because there's there's no control. You know what I mean? Yeah. Can't change anything. And so the truth is the best advice. You can give a player is ignore it. He, you know. And and and the other thing that the casualty and doesn't realize how much false information has put out there to try to adjust the field. You know, you might see. Hey, this team is interested in this really that team. Just leaking information just to kind of trying to swing the dealer try to throw people off guard. And so the truth is it's very similar they draft. And I you know, the draft bloggers that have mock drafts. Might get in trouble or whatever year. And I said, you know, you guys don't have any picks in the draft. So you guys really don't matter. Same thing with show all the people online reporting. None of them have the ability to trade players. So there's no reason you should worry about it. You know, and they always give trouble there like if wage in twenty hundred it's not real. So it's it's one of those things that you know, we just wait until things actually happen. And once they happen, then you're just go from there. Right. You mentioned the UBS reports being leaked out by teams or someone with an agenda. I'm actually reading articles about that..
"zach levine" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The five years later. Come on. They were so ecstatic with their win over the Cavs today. They decided to bring in mellow they feel they've got a chance to the listen when you beat the Cavs in the regular season, you never know what's going to happen. When you get in the postseason, you get the Cavs. Maybe in a first round matchup. Maybe you can take them out. You never, oh, wait a minute. This is straight out of Kenny Williams playbook. This is an. This is paxton's Griffith except Griffey at least was in a pennant race. You know, he played in that wildcard game. Did he make the thrill? Yeah. Routes a runner at the place. Yes, he didn't 163 the blackout game. Okay. So tell me just parse through this as quickly as you can. And tell me what the benefit is. I believe the benefit is they're getting more cash to buy out guys jersey sales. Rollo and Jabari if they don't trade them, and they're doing the rockets another solid, but don't you have to pay Carmelo salary? Paying his salary then some but it does it saves them against the cat. I can't be talking about money. Hello. We're talking about the balls. That's what do you mean? Why are we talking about money? Maybe the responding Zach Levine's outburst over the weekend. Did he play makers? They're not they're not come on. They're not doing anything. Are they? I hope having a fun with this joke. Yeah..
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"She's on the second floor and a gallery with other dinosaurs. And plant and animal fossils from her era. Sue was moved from the main floor to make room for maxima one hundred twenty two foot long Titanic sore. I'm Kim Gordon with neighborhood news sponsored by wintrust Chicago's community banks. And now WGN sports. Here's Kevin Powell. Thank you, Judy. The Blackhawks have played much better over the past week going three one in one and they've won consecutive games. They'll look to make it three straight when they visit the avalanche in Denver tonight. I of five meetings between these two teams Colin Delia probable in net for the hawks. Chris Boden has your pre game at seven thirty here on WGN face off is at eight. The bulls will be without Zach LeVine and Bobby Portis tonight and the foreseeable future. Both dealing with ankle injuries bowls currently with the worst record in the NBA. They host the magic tonight. Final game before nine day holiday break for the northwestern. Wildcats they're eight and three they host Oklahoma. Welsh Ryan arena the Sooners with just one loss this season. Cats coming off a forty two point win over Chicago state earlier this week David and Joey Meyer have the call at seven forty five on AM one thousand and WGN radio dot com. Doesn't sound like Eddie Jackson Aaron Lynch will play on Sunday against the forty Niners. Matt Nagy says there doubtful Jackson dealing with an ankle injury. Lynch an elbow bear still fighting for a top two seed in the NFC they enter week sixteen tops in the NFL with thirty five takeaways. San Francisco is last with just five and in baseball. Daniel Murphy headed to the Rockies on a two year deal in the cardinals have added relief pitcher, Andrew Miller, the home