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"zaire smith" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"So be interesting to see whether he can turn that into somebody will be, you know, this'll be as age Twenty-three season. So he is going to have to show something this year Zaire Smith who, unfortunately, in our news items suffered a Jones fracture. The usual timetable for that is ten to twelve weeks or so though certainly seen guys experienced complicated. Or contract bonuses for being rookie of the year that keep them out for longer. But it Smith should hopefully be ready around the time of the start of the regular season. But as a pretty raw guy, he I thought showed some strides means another guy, just it's gonna be baby steps with the skill level for him for a time when indication of that is he's playing the two and the Sixers love running all that d. h. o. Stafa and that really wasn't very effective at all. He had two points on eleven possessions of handoffs a death, letting Philly wrote a little piece it about how he's going to have to develop in that area. Overall, three point shooting was three out of fifteen, so not too great. They're either although we looked at least comfortable taking a few. He played six games. The injury happened to after summer league was over. You'll remember that he played a lot of four at Texas actually making the transition to the perimeter. Her, what else did you see from him today? Well, so I was reminded a lot when thinking about what czar Smith is going to be as an NBA player of his now teammate, Robert Covington where he's going to have to provide consistent defensive impacts. I mean, it got lost a little bit in everything that happened in the playoffs. But Covington was a wonderful defensive player during most of the season and Sarah Spitz going to have to get a lot more consistent. He's going to a lot. There's a lot of the mental part of it that he's going to have to adjust to. But then it's also making shots and providing value over Elsa cutter, making good passes, not having the ball stick, and I think Smith has. He has the tools in the toolbox to become that type of player, but that's always hard to do. And I think that's the best chance for him to succeed, but it's going to take some time I, I was a little bit. You know, there were times where I thought he kind of understood what was going on defensively, but he just didn't really couldn't really put it all the way together. So I thought that was was intriguing. But yeah, we're going to have to see what the shot. But what I will say he didn't make many of his threes in in some early, but I thought the mechanics of shot were better than I thought there'd be granted I had. I had a very low bar. This is, you know. This is not me expecting him to be JJ Rettig or anything like that, but I liked some of that kind of stuff. So hopefully the Jones fracture doesn't really set him back and and get there. But it's nice that the Sixers don't need much from him this year because I think it's going to take him some time. Know the thing that stuck out to me a little bit more his general activity on offense more so than on defensive. At this point, just to an active cutter likes to get on the offense of glass can get up for some pretty nasty tip dunk, hosted sixteen six assists succeed me in six games, and that's a pretty decent number for this player type, especially in the lowest system varmint like summer league. The downside of all the cutting activity that he has is that sometimes he just would cut an inch just wouldn't space back out to three kind of be hanging out seventeen feet from the basket. No-man's-land messing up the spacing in transition. You know, he would bring the ball up in transition, but he's not really pushing as hard as he can. He's dribbling defensively is worried about getting the ball stolen, but yet he's definitely made progress with his skill level. From his time at at Texas Tech for cork yoed. He dropped forty in the first game against the Celtics and then really struggled after that..
"zaire smith" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"We up column I I a lot of my Sixers from general, Dave, Kyle Nubia suze brilliant beat reporter for the Sixers that Philly boys here's I. Live with us right now hi Kyle morning Angelo Kyle let's go back to I guess yesterday, when you heard the news. About Zaire Smith The fifth consecutive high six. Are, draft pick, injured, before. He started his career, but after the draft did you cringe or did you chuckle I, sorta just thought in, my head and welcome to the club Almost like an initiation. Process at this point to to be. A part of the? Group he he's gonna sit in just fine? I think is it is there any sort of a logical explanation are, they going crazy over there that it happens every day here now I mean some of those. Angelo you now you're sorta came in with the injuries like Nerlens Noel came in with. The ACL problems while impedes problems were well documented right from there and it's just. Been a series of bad block and really confusing events that happened obviously it's strange because it's, happening to guys that. Have clean bills the house coming in. You you have no problems no worries about them getting hurt out some of them are happening away from the team, to Zaire Smith's injury happened at a camp that happens. On Vegas the developmental thing for for young guys entering the NBA so So it's a kid who's out there working trying to get his. Game better before you start the season unfortunately he must have landed wrong or stepped wrong we, don't have a ton. Of information on it yet but it's. It's definitely a bummer you know what's amazing I gotta take a minute here to human emotion Michael bridges for thirty, eight minutes was a six it was the dream come. True When he found out that, a fifth straight year the top. Pick broke, something did. He cannot say this worked out okay I'm all, right with this now. Because it's not me bridges. Is healthy right now isn't it He's probably thinking he dodged the, bullet right His mother's going she's probably thinking I think today she's thinking Brett. Brown that you forget my kid. Outta here he would have only broken some As silly as that. May seem that's naturally where your mind or something like this happens like we've been we've been joking about stuff like. This for a. While ago can't wait to see what injury. This, guy, comes up with. And so on and so forth and won't be hold. It actually happened so no longer. Just a a joke, anymore well again, and I don't I don't come in every day to rip the Sixers they, make it easy from it so Confirmed for. Me Zaire, Smith has. Broken be Joe he has suffered a Jones fractured the fifth metatarsal on. His left book can? You, confirm that yeah My understanding of what? Happened Why can't the Sixers say that statement states from Daniel Medina? Out the boss alone Asaka he said he suffered a foot. Injury during this development camp. He's returning for further evaluation updates will be made available. Wants a diagnosis is determined they can't even tell me what the. Nature of the injury is why not A question. That you'd have to ask. The Sixers and how they are with this sort of. Stuff they're not we're not going to get a lot of answers. On this Kyle tell me why they are that way, their job is to inform the fans why are they that way so yesterday I know when the report started to come out and when I eventually. Got confirmation on this, they're on specialists had still not seems I air day obviously knew that it was serious enough to he. Had to return from this camp, in Vegas I'm with you Andrew like they've they've very easily could have given you more information, than they gave while still remaining in. Office they sort through their their options what they're going to do to get him back on the court in short? Order for. All I'm asking so far this off season how's it going Oh good or bad, for the Sixers It's going fine I mean it certainly was not the inspiring off season that I think a lotta people including yourself one in an expected with the the expectations that Brett Brown. Formerly Bryan Colangelo laid out for you I mean when when you go into an off season and you're, talking about LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard and Paul politics and you, come, out of it with Wilson Chandler Mike, scala.
"zaire smith" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The moxie, game marketing games which is the Olympics of viral sports such as table tennis using only the head, a, combination of dodgeball and juggling pulled trick shots and rock paper scissors And then later on tonight in primetime APM the dodgeball World Cup I'm down with all of. These a lot of, these sports I can drink, during so I'm on board the the only, one I'm probably really not going to be as gung ho about would be folks, dressing up in Star Wars geared and fighting each other with light sabers The oh Joe all day long cornhole right. Now by the way if you care James Baldwin is beating Adam his ner in I think the second the second set in their big cornhole match on ESPN two the o- Joe right now First and last on ESPN radio and the ESPN app it has been. It's been a rough off season for the Philadelphia seventy Sixers they were like. The feel good story the NBA right and beads sit in the process, for like five minutes, after they, beat the heat in the first round, of the playoffs we were like legitimately talking about them being the the favorites in, the, finals and then after Brett Brown. Really, refused to, call timeouts in game two we? Kind of realized oh man they're? Not as good as the, Celtics but? Still they win? Fifty, games so much fun lot of personality and you thought okay sky's the limit for this team plus you know what could they do this offseason could they trade for quite Leonard. Could they get LeBron James what's superstar could they add well they didn't get quite. Leonard, and, they got like a. Cursory meeting from like LeBron James, agent to his, agent didn't get LeBron they didn't get any. Other superstar their front, office they lose Bryan Colangelo because apparently his wife couldn't stop. Tweeting from a burner accounts And now their first round draft choice Zaire Smith Has suffered a fractured left foot did so during a, developmental camper NBA players in Las Vegas Zaire Smith you may remember that. Was not the guy Philadelphia seventy Sixers took first they took with, the tenth. Pick Mike l. bridges from Villanova bridges. Philadelphia kid his mom works for the seventy Sixers and then right after they do this real cool, interview with him and his. Mom at the draft they trade him to Phoenix they get Zaire Smith and Smith becomes. The latest Philly rookie to suffer a. Foot injury twenty fourteen. The process began since. Then Embiid footage re, Simmons Ben Simmons. Foot injury Nerlens Noel first round pick. Twenty thirteen his entire. Rookie season gone knee injury last year's number one pick Marquel Foltz injured his shoulder and. A sense, totally forgotten how to shoot a basketball in fact the only rookie that didn't have, any, kind, of preseason injury during this whole process Jalil Okafor and he ended up suffering a knee injury during his rookie year that ended his season The good news is this Embiid and Simmons have, since recovered they are rising stars right rising stars in this league the foundation of that franchise but the seventy Sixers we're looking for some really really good. News they have gotten on this off season the Celtics are better, just because they're getting their best two guys back the raptors are better. Because they just traded for Kawhi Leonard who's a top five player, and I'm. Gonna assume that Leonard is healthy and. Going to be fully engaged the seventy Sixers haven't gotten better and while it's a little bit of, a stretch to say they. Were dependent upon a rookie stepping in and making them better when you don't get LeBron. And you don't get you don't get. Anybody else of real. Significance you're kind of. Dependent upon dudes you, add in the. Draft and I'm seeing no official prognosis. For Zaire Smith I've. Seen nothing to suggest he's going to miss the entire season or even anything to suggest. That he, won't be able to go the the first night of the year but still this, is, the, latest piece of bad news for a franchise that has gotten a lot of bad news Ever since a regular season ended where they got nothing but good news and it's, very fair, I don't believe in curses if you're affiliate fan to wonder are your first round draft choices cursed meanwhile Which, don't on Christmas besides you know opening. Gifts and pretending to love your family watch some hope LeBron James and the Lakers going to play. The defending champion Golden State Warriors on Christmas day league sources confirmed, to ESPN last couple of. Years it's been LeBron and the Cavs against Golden State the league wanted to put competitive games on TV so the Cavaliers aren't going to be on against. Anybody any decent but Lakers warriors. Christmas day one of several nationally televised NBA games on what for a lot of casual. MBA. Fans is really kind of the opening day opening night of the, NBA you're gonna get Philly and Boston you're going to get, Utah hosting Portland in in what's really kind of kind of fun interesting matchup you're gonna get the nets. Were always home on Christmas. Day hosting the Milwaukee Bucks who, ever played on Christmas since nineteen, seventy? Seven We're also going to get the. Oklahoma City thunder visiting the Houston Rockets that's always got the potential for fun Carmelo Anthony. Playing. Against his former team so that's other Christmas day Slade on ABC, and ESPN headlined by Lakers warriors would should be a lot of fun Christmas day first and last. On ESPN radio and the ESPN app the further we get into the, Ohio State and urban Meyer investigation the more it. Feels like urban is gonna, stay plus what the ex wife of former Ohio State. Wide receiver coach Zac Smith, had to say about the investigation it's coming up next on. My leg in for my colleague junior first and, last on ESPN radio. And.
"zaire smith" Discussed on One Shining Podcast with Titus and Tate
"I think that'll come into zaire smith okay the spurs like texas guy that they know about they get that miami twenty twenty one pick which is barely is you know the the greatest thing in the world that everyone's been valuing and salivating over as as a trade peace so i i don't know that that's that's one crazy theory that i still latest yeah how many years out can you trade draft picks i have no idea i think you can do whatever i like a pick tinder i really do whatever when they traded doc rivers the coach when the when the celtics traded doc rivers that's when i was like okay you can do anything like anybody else it yeah if i was a small market team i would just trade like all of my picks fifteen years from now yes try to like just go all in because you know like there's no there's no telling you even going to have a team senior like if you're the as back if you're the yeah if you're the pacers you're like i'm not i'm not one hundred percent sure we're still going to be around in twenty years they're probably gonna move us to seattle or some shit who knows what why don't we just trade all of our picks and and the for the twenty forty draft in stockpile or assets speaking speaking of the pacers can i get your definitive pacers take on land stevenson they they declined his option how do you feel about that i'm i see everyone's like up in arms about it i i've always hated land stephen that's how i know i'm not a real pacers fan that's how i got a real patriots beat everyone who likes to pacers love land stevenson and i i'm like the only guy with the brain that watches these pacers games and his like the stewed fucking sucks why why are we get excited about he blew in the brown james ear one time and he got a reputation as a little brown stopper yeah like everyone loves them for i don't i don't know i've always hated i hated reggie miller on the pacers because like reggie was that way with jordan where like he was in reggie actually obviously had a lot more talent than than later this is the most what relating stevenson has ever heard he'd just get compared to reggie miller my biggest frustration with the pacers is always that they're got the they have these players that are just in tagging mystic towards the actual good players and that's like what the team exists as a whole to do is like we're not actually the good team we're just the team that tag is it the good team and tries to beat the good team yeah you play short but just you're just pest dan we tagged is them yes no it dude like i was raised in a basketball was the good team it was many years ago it was a different era but back in the day indian used to be good teams and but it's still it's still smart bass is cheeky basketball players you know it's just a little thing it's cheeky cheeky it's take us down you know that that's that's that this this is always my station though is like all the same people in indiana that have to if the hoosiers don't make a final four and five years they want to coach fired in get him of here like we only we only want we should win the big ten every year we should go to the final forever your those same people like when the pacers lose in the second round or like damn great year we we we held the braun lebron one game you only scored twenty six on us when he's been average forty a game in the playoffs like that was a good series we we had them right there those saying i don't i don't know.
"zaire smith" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Sustainable zaire smith with whatever it was last season in college basketball forty made threes i mean it's or forty three point attempts like that's is that sustainable i'll say this a buddy of mine who went to texas tech and he watches every red raiders football game every raiders basketball game the minute the trade happen he sends me a text ll that's a texas tech fan who is not a villanova fan not not a philly guy didn't grow up around here and he was hoping that mikhail bridges would come to the sixers this is completely impartial thirdparty perspective texas tech guy who's watched zaire smith his entire basketball career which is i mean really been one season pack sends me a text message ll again written forum god bless him maybe eventually he can become good but catch the celtics man i mean i'm not i'm not so impatient that i'm willing to throw away the process we've got to have a star now we need instant gratification let's get kawai leonard i'm not instant gratification guy but i'm also not hey let's just keep kicking the can down the road patient the second patient ben simmons is twenty one today he's gonna be twenty five twenty six twenty seven fast same thing with joel embiid i mean windows in the nba they close quick people forget this when the miami heat got together not six not seven eight that was realistic when lebron gave that press conference or pep rally whatever you wanna call it and he's popping off that all the championships they were gonna that was very realistic at the time and then dwayne wade got old and then chris bosh scott old i'm not saying that ben simmons joel embiid or as old as dwayne wade chris bosh were but ken man like windows clues faster than you think orlando magic years ago and then shack had an ego and penny was the franchise and jackson like it they split up the oklahoma city thunder they'll be here for until james harden gets traded and kevin durant leaves and now it's just russell westbrook and carmelo anthony opted was contract today and not saying that the sixers you know the gotta gotta gotta hurry up you know you got maybe a year to win but i mean well if short man stuff happens fast samson marlton he's on.
"zaire smith" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Mekelle bridges mother works with the seventy sixers every single day in camden then what thirty minutes later i'm guesstimate so much i it seemed like it was thirty minutes the on thinkable happens the kale bridges is traded to the phoenix suns he co from staying home to as far as possible away from home traded to phoenix for zaire smith in a twenty twenty one i round draft pick what no way there was a collective in that moment when we found out there was a collective sigh that could be heard in the gym at sixers headquarters where they had the whole setup there was a collective silent no they did when it happened i absolutely hated the trade you know as i mentioned ridge's mother works with the sixers knows brett brown very well jay wright is a regular at the sixers facility let's say i don't mean like every single day but he's there often after sitting on it while waiting for their second pick and waiting for brett brown to come out to speak to us which i knew he would after the first round i then understood why he made the trade but it comes with a lot of risks what is mikhail bridges ceiling in the nba robert covington maybe maybe a little higher they're basically the same player to three indy players who can get hot good and transition but when they're cold they are called little saw i don't wanna call bridges soft because he's yet to play an nba game but the perception of a little soft needs to be learned to be more aggressive what does that get you in the end it's a role player right rope every team needs a role player but yes just a role player not a superstar zaire smith is a gamble he's raw he's incredibly athletic when you hear i mean you hear every traffic.
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers Draft Picks
"Ninety four wip beginning at three the day after the nba draft the sixers introducing their first round picks kyw's john johnson was in camden with friday came the seventy sixers introduction of their newest draft selections and texas tech guards ir smith in wichita state's landry shamet with the draft now in the past comes the all important off season i asked brett brown about his confidence level and landing a marquee player whether it be trade or free agency i think is going to be a challenge it certainly is possible we are certainly going into this ready to fight and tell us story reporting from sixers headquarters in camden john johnson kyw newsradio texas tech product zaire smith said brett brown told him he reminds him of collide leonard on defense and h l draft the flyers taking left wing joel farabi with the fourteenth pick and also took high school senator j o'brien at number nineteen those were there two first rounders and arena football the philadelphia soul evangelist of the washington valor for what was twelve days ago with a sixty three twenty eight blowout in our nation's capital seoul go to six at four on the year that sports from sports radio ninety four wip mad marty on cape whatever you newsradio up next on kyw newsradio ultimate.
Sixers trade Mikal Bridges for Zhaire Smith, first-round pick in NBA draft
"The hustle of the city to the charm of the suburbs plan your trip that i set the philly dot com sixers picked up to players in the first round of last night's nba draft and today they were introduced at a press conference over in camden kyw's john johnson has more on the sixers with friday came the seventy sixers introduction their newest draft selections and texas tech guard zaire smith in wichita state landry shamet with the draft now in the past comes the all important off season i asked brett brown about his confidence level and landing a marquee player whether it be trade or free agency i think is going to be a challenge it certainly is possible we are certainly going into this ready to fight and tell a story reporting from sixers headquarters in camden john johnson kyw newsradio la's down in dc open a weekend series with the washington nationals tonight phillies give the ball right hinders zach eflin he is four and two and a three point four three era in june has been good for him in three starts this month effluent three and with the neo raya one point nine three beat the brewers last time out with five solid innings of work is mound opponent will be veteran right hander tanner roark who has three and seven with a three point eight seven earned run average phillies lineup tonight against roark sounds like this cesar hernandez leads off at second base then it's reese hoskins.
"zaire smith" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Thing is he's at this moment in time he's better than zaire smith right mike yeah i think that's true to a great extent i think i think and i think it was pretty clear about that you know here's the thing i mean i believe me i i love mikhail bridges i love him i love him as a person i got to cover them last season i i love him as a player but the sixers are asking themselves is mikhail bridges enough to get us over the top to get us to the point where we can reach the nba finals into the eastern conference that may or may not have lebron james and even if we're good enough to to get to the finals are we good enough to beat the golden state warriors with the way they're constructed or the houston rockets if they happen to have lebron james and i think in that regard you know it's almost like they're they're quint and chief brody going out looking for the shark i hear i think that you know they're trying to gather as many as many possible assets as they can so that they can make themselves ready and able to to go compete for a championship i am more interested in the emotional part than the you know me mike very often i just say so you're very good at that aspect of sports also this a very difficult question but you gotta help me with this one will you cover villanova you've got to know jay right one of the nicest people in the world jay is ticked off today feel for the kid what are you reading rights mind for us right now please i think jay is probably i mean i'm sure he got with sawed you know with a mojo in the same way most people who follow the sixers and philadelphia basketball felt last night low here's a here's a kid he's got he's gonna have four kids drafted last night maybe as many as three and it turned out as many three in the first round everybody knew bridges was going to go first and you know he's not blind and he and brett brown or close you know he had to know that mikhail go to the sixers at ten was it real possibility and then it happens here's a you know here's one of the best kids i've ever coasted villanova he's gonna play for my hometown and be a team everything looks great and then you know twenty minutes later the kid is traded and not only is the traded but you know if you're jay like everybody else i'm sure you're watching the way it all played out where you know michaela's giving all these interviews with the sixers capital and he's talking about how wonderful it is that he's going to be able to play for the sixers and and everybody through social media already knows that he's been traded to the phoenix suns and that's that's kind of an unfortunate consequence i think of you know modern media and the way things go you know it well he wasn't the only one that happened to consider what happened in the trade the you know the hawks in the dallas mavericks where everybody knows the trae young is going to the hawks and donald trump is going to the mavericks and these guys have to talk on tv is if i'm gonna look forward to playing for this team that i'm not gonna play their dino i almar gani had a tremendous comparison out said it was like the playoff game the confetti confetti again guys right perfect we're all celebrate was the same confetti they regenerate the thing about it mike i really curious about this happening in the social media world we're into that did you tweet after it came out did you give an instant analysis of the pick of michael bridges by the sixers are you kidding me everybody know tweeted it after the trade what did you do after the trade you.
"zaire smith" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Phillies new mvp wildlife for your seventy sixers sixers took villanova's miquel bridges with the number ten pick in the draft amalgam kid whose mom works for the organization in human resources and then about forty minutes later philadelphia has traded the rights of mekelle bridges to the phoenix suns for zaire smith who was the sixteenth pick in the draft the suns will also send a two thousand and twenty one first round pick that they have from the miami heat to philadelphia espn's adrian woessner hausky reporting the developments this while bridges was talking to the media about joining his hometown team he wasn't informed until after that press conference but took the decision like a pro degree spot phoenix and i can't wait to go down there and get to work that courtesy of nbc sports philadelphia now head coaching interim gm brett brown loved bridges as quote one eight but the sun's offered package that was two intriguing texas tech wing zaire smith and a twenty twenty one unprotected first round selection which day compulsively flip for somebody great pick might be the thing that links a possible trade and we have a one b in zaire smith in nineteen year old athletic wing who plays defense and impressed brown enough to warrant to pre draft workout len he was like i really like your game is really interesting he was just like curious like you like we're gonna make some happen apparently he did seventy sixers also took wichita state point guard landry shamet with the twenty selection and after several trades in the second round wound up with fifty four th pick shake milton the combo guard at a smu villanova's dante even chen zoe went seventeenth to the bucks amari spelman thirtieth to atlanta and jalen brunson thirty three to the mavericks phillies open a weekend series at the nationals tonight at seven.
"zaire smith" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"It's funny but it's sad sad hearing his mom is so excited look at any mother in that position is going to be really excited their son just got drafted by nba team right it's so great night it's a crowning achievement all that but you could just hear in her voice and if you were watching last night you could see how excited she was that her son was going to be working and playing for the same team that she is a ploy by and it was going to be great and it lasted forty five minutes because after bridges did that interview and did a full press conference where he talked about growing up watching the seventy sixers and how he can fit in with ben simmons and joel embiid he was traded to the phoenix suns who had the sixteenth pick in the draft and ultimately the philadelphia seventy sixers decide to take zaire smith who was selected by phoenix with the sixteenth pick so the sons get bridges bridges mom doesn't work for the sons the sixers get zaire smith there's a lot of explaining to do fortunately from espn in los angeles george sodano did that exactly that for us last night we just spoke to brett brown and he talked about how difficult decision it was for him they thought they had their guy kill bridges who he said would play right away like he was a plug and play type of player a three and guy that did need the ball you'd be perfect which talked about how much he loved the kid and obviously he loves the bomb and that they have turned down another author for bridges previous to the phoenix offer but when the phoenix offer came in for a guys you're smith who they had them ranked one won't be on their or on top of the fact that there was a twenty twenty one unprotected pick involved e felt like it was going to be impossible to over we've at and to pass that up and he basically said that brett brown had to overrule brett brown the coach who probably would have wanted the guy who could play right away now smith is a six four guard from texas tech he averaged just over eleven points a game five rebounds maybe he's the better player bridges was the better story and just looked to me you know we were talking before about the knicks and i say this as a knicks fan they had the ninth pick right before philadelphia he was the guy that i wanted because he just looked like he could slide in and help a team immediately and from a nick standpoint.
"zaire smith" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Has been traded traded by the seventy sixers to the phoenix suns who send a philly their sixteenth overall pick they took a forward from texas tech by the name of zaire smith suffolk l bridges was for about for about an hour maybe a little bit less than that it was the coolest story the nba draft and it goes from being i think the the most heartbreaking here's george sodano from espn la he was helping cover the nba draft on espn radio last night discussing the trade that was the story of the two thousand eighteen nba draft who just spoke to brett brown and he talked about how difficult decision it was for him they thought they had their guy pretended to kill bridges who he said would play right away like he was a plug and play hyper player a three and d guy that didn't need the ball you'd be perfect which be talked about how much he loved the kid and obviously he loves the bomb and that they had turned down another author for bridges previous to the phoenix offer to win the phoenix offer came in for a guys you're smith who they had them ranked one and one on their board on top of the fact that there was a twenty twenty one unprotected pick involved he felt like it was going to be impossible to overrule that and to pass that up and he basically said that brett brown gm had to overrule brett brown the coach who probably would have wanted the guy who could play right away and you can't help but wonder how would this apply it out if if bryan colangelo and his wife didn't have burner twitter accounts because now breath browns making all the decisions he spoke at his in the philadelphia seventy sixers press conference about why they chose air zaire over the kid from philadelphia mikhail bridges as i said before really was one eighty one be like we really and they're really different because mikhail probably could come in and play now you know come in and and really like embrace an immediate role now and here is this thing that can develop into something incredibly unique i really feel that and so there were two different styles of reasons why we chose who we chosen anointed them one eight one brett brown the the coach and right now key decision maker for the philadelphia seventy sixers they trade mikhail bridges from villanova and they trade him to phoenix and they get back as a your smith i just wonder what the conversations going to be like between mckell bridges mom and the people that made that trade when she goes back to work she's involved in human resources i just i'm wondering what that conversation is going to be like him look she works for bray professional sports team you know i mean she she she gets the this is sometimes sometimes how things work and decisions are made i'm sure it's been a really hectic last couple of weeks for her not just her son being said to be drafted but i would imagine there's human resources implications with the whole bryan colangelo thing i got to imagine in all seriousness that you know she understands that this is how these things work sometimes and you've got to make tough decisions and they're going to be criticized and there's going to be hurt feelings and there's gonna be some awkwardness but ultimately it works out when i don't get is from a basketball standpoint like i don't i don't know i don't i don't know what that the seventy sixers are doing mikhail bridges was for my money at least look i'm a knicks fan the knicks had the ninth pick they took kevin knox i'm happy with that i wanna mckell bridges now i'm not an evaluator but i watched that kid med villanova become the quintessential and it's kind of a cliche term three and d guy he looked like he fit the profile of someone who could slide right in on that team that has some young superstars and his obviously gonna make a big push for the brian james and be an asset he looks more ready made and that's that's kind of the verbiage that all these evaluators are using the more ready made guy well if you're the philadelphia seventy sixers you're not doing the whole trust the.
"zaire smith" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"The two thousand eighteen nba draft the philadelphia seventy sixers select mckell bridges and building university he looked like a feel good story the hometown kid villanova star stays in philly to play for this hometown team team of which is mother works for you can't script this type of stuff only the sixers rewrote the script for michael bridges trading him in his rights to the sons in a deal that sends zaire smith to the sixers essentially swapping the tenth and sixteenth overall pick the sons also sent a 2021 unprotected first round pick via the heat to philadelphia and that was key to the deal his brett brown was more of a brett brown the general manager then brett brown helping the coach right away is that one way to look at the trade if you will completely because i live in the city with you all i watch villanova i love his mom i love this college coach there is a human side of this that's really kind of hard to explain voters wants to the nettle soup kitchen looking for space boaters gets away.
"zaire smith" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"With the tenth pick in the nba draft the seventy sixers select michael bridges and trade him they traded him to the phoenix suns and instead the sixers now have zaire smith and here's what i gotta tell you because i'm i'm trying to digest all of this to write this is this is crazy you get into this situation where we've spent weeks now where the expectation has been that michael bridges was going to be the guy he had the fit right at all the things that you were looking for in a player that could fit with the sixers right now and what where we thought they were going bridges was that guy he is a guy he's a captain on a national championship winning team he's a local guy so they have a really good relationship with villanova brett brown and jay writes relationship is very well known so they're gonna have a very intimate relationship and know what this kid is about two more details than you could get with other draft prospects they come in and work him out a couple of times privately and you see the skill set that he brings to the table he's a three point shooter he's a great defender he's a smart kid he's a role player he's not a guy that's going to be this diva blowing up the locker room he's the perfect fit for what the sixers are looking for and for a team that with fifty two wins getting to the second round of the nba playoffs you thought hey this is it this is their way of saying we are trying to win now we're going to add bridges we're going to add a superstar and we're going for this thing and what the sixers have told me by saying that they're going to trade bridges and instead get zaire smith who we've had a lot of people in tonight and dirt under just on the phone and they're saying that what's going to happen with smith that he's a project you gotta teach this kid how to shoot and so i imagine like this trade was like you got the train rolling down the tracks right sixers with those fifty two wins with embiid and simmons and everything just seemed to be clicking on all cylinders you got this train it's rolling down the tracks full speed and you're ready to go and compete brett brown saying just a couple of weeks ago maybe a month ago that hey we got to add a superstar player we're trying to take this thing to the next level and then suddenly like it's a cartoon as it gets to that intersection that that v in the tracks someone just pulls the switch real quick and suddenly the switch the sixers entire direction changes this isn't just changing player for a player this is changing a trajectory of where you think the sixers are and where they're going to be for the next couple of years this big trade and what i'm learning from this trade is that i think about it brett brown is the coach and the general manager right now he's punting he's looking at the future and brett brown saying that the sixers are not ready to win now how's that make you feel eight eight eight seven to nine ninety four ninety four powell nine four nine four.
"zaire smith" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Along with you i see flames color analyst chris black in espn dot com nick redel i'm jonathan hood the minnesota timberwolves round the clock one of the more disappointing teams in the playoffs last year there's a reason why tom hasn't had a good night's sleep since the carter administration so bad defense the defense of the wolves lost a lot to be desired along with the issues internally with jimmy butler andrew wiggins there there's something that you saw firsthand covering that team did you not that team has a lot of issues that they gotta work through this summer or or figure out what they're gonna do it's it's not just jimmy and wiggins it was towns and everybody at times and if you're the timber wolves in your banking on towns in to be the guys that lead you to some nextstep they've got to mature and they've got to show more on the floor in order for people to feel good about where they're going longterm the millennials get along with the drill sergeant i mean that's the theme of that team right wiggins and karl anthony towns will put up with thompson the long term i don't personally think they're going to have to worry about that too much because if tom does not win this year i wouldn't be surprised at all if a change is coming at the end of this company that's surprising there's a ton of money left on tom's deal but this team was built to win right now the basketball to why you make that deal for jimmy let's go up and see what the philadelphia seventy sixers trade the draft rights to mekelle bridges the tenth pick to the phoenix suns for the draft rights to zaire smith the sixteenth pick and a future first round pick and with the twentieth pick in the two thousand eighteen nba draft the minnesota timberwolves select josh okogie from georgia tech nineteen year old georgia tech guard fits the three and the mold with a seven foot wingspan two hundred and eleven pound frame can make a standstill three in very competitive on the defensive end should be able to guard up to three positions but he's very rigid with the ball and doesn't have a great deal for the game questions about his ability to make the simple play in the half court josh koji shooting guard from georgia tech part of the wolves mix fisher thoughts about minnesota before he breakdown josh look hoodie the timber wolves were supposed to be one of those teams that were competing not only to the playoffs for the first time in fourteen years but to make some noise once they got there you lose jimmy butler for a couple of months that it's going to hurt always the broader issue with that team is they're they just don't always get along mean they don't all get along jimmy wants to be the alpha guy he impose his will on the group and he had a hell of a year when he was on the floor but you sign the andrew wiggins to amac's extension to be one of the best players the best wings in the league he is not that guy he is i don't believe he is that good i don't believe that no matter how much work he puts in he'll ever be as good as tom wanted him to be with karl anthony towns he is a very very skilled offensive player defensively there are times when he absolutely is going through the motions which pissed off a ton of his teammates and was a recurring theme throughout various parts of that year so when you're the timber wolves and you've locked in all this money to wiggins you're going to lock in all this money to towns and you're unsure of what jimmy butler future holds after this coming season they better win right now because if they don't win big this year i really believe tom may be in trouble job wise and i also think the jimmy which is another story line to follow out all summer here maybe elsewhere a year from right now utah's on the clock what do you think of what minnesota did.
"zaire smith" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Zaire smith also has signed with poom i he is projected to go sixteenth to the phoenix suns so actually eight and smith if this draft would hold what we see the mock draft they would be teammates but they have all signed with puma and listen these are business deals i mean nike's out that we know of the other brands that are out there and i don't think there's any doubt that jay z is going to have an influence here again with what he's done with roc nation i certainly has been huge but just how monstrous he is is having an effect on these guys so this is a big deal we already seem like you mentioned the agency world but as far as the creative outlets for this and with the athlete version of these are the first nba players assignment this but skyler diggins wnba the former notre dame star has been signed a puma deal before this now she is a puma client and iraq nation client with jay z and then on top of that not long ago riano who also works with jay z musically put out lineup puma shoe not too long ago so this is a brand that trying here to deliver on the idea of culture and they've said they want to integrate what we're doing in music in culture with these guys that are firmly a part of that as we've seen athletes regardless of the league whether it's the nba or the nfl be more involved in these outside cultures in shaping things around their league i think this is something that's going to appeal the guys as well as fistfuls cash well this money will always talk but the reason that they brought in jay z was he thinks he can bring in the guys which will bring them wanna sign with so it's it's all circular here right now without a doubt and so here we go as far as 'pumas concern the last person they signed vince carter who am i the way so so playing but this was in nineteen ninety eight my god whom assigned vince carter nineteen ninety eight to a ten year deal although that contract was ended after just two seasons but i like this how they are they brought the old with the new before unveiling its new basketball sneakers this week puma signed the first it's first signature athlete walt clyde frazier to a lifetime contract to integrate ceremony in new york the brand new silhouette is expected to be a modernized update to frazier's iconic original clyde sneaker from nineteen seventythree with a nick construction and today's technology soft on i mean this is a this is a thing with with this generation well yeah i mean it's social capital it's like anything else in a lot of these guys now that are signing these contracts are guys that grew up understanding the significance of sneakers and just what it means in your cool factor so for these guys to now in their minds i'm sure go to a different spot i think i saw this quote from marvin bagley because with a lot of this as we saw with that fbi pro you have sneaker companies tied in with these circuit circuits for a u basketball and all these different places where they get these hands on their hands on these kids young so they create the sense of duty to these brands later on marvin bagley basically he said listen nike's nike adidas adidas i've got a chance to get a lot of money off this and go to a place now where selfishly as i look for this as a sneaker fan and as someone who just enjoys watching this.
"zaire smith" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Texas texas in a rally they need their leader evidence to be a big part of that he had twelve second half points against purdue zaire smith at thirteen in the second half sack smith at ten they need all of those and then some the ladder to struggle site your smith got off to a good start he had five points in the first minute and forty then unheard of after that mainly because of the foul trouble now trouble has been pervasive for texas tech justed gray has three desires smith zac smith and brendan francis each with two revealing alva mcgill bridges in amari stolman sat for long stretches at the end of that first step for two thousand but the guys filling in for them especially devere cosby route three did really well are you talking about those files it was thirteen twelve in favor of texas tech when zaire smith got his second foul with thirteen twenty two in the first it has outlook look good since then da da as they call crosby roundtree he's one of the main reasons four points seven boards and an assist well just a gray is going to start the second half with the three thousand for texas tech with evans culver zaire smith and audio say we're going over there starting five brunson booth bridges possible at skillman twenty minutes to a spot in the bottle for texas tech needs to good things to happen quickly they'll have it to start the second half moving from left to right here's keenan evans handing off jared culver met by booth gouves laughed tries to go left wing tipped away by rugs have been comes right back to pulver walter evans penetrates to the elbow takes it out to the wing gives a desire smith fifteen to shoot smith driving on paschal steps back turns down the three gives on his right to culver covert drives us dumb split has taken away by bridges so texas tech after all that turns it over there i possession near turnover the beginning of the possession an eventual turnover at the end shaky first possession brunson backing in from the left wing against devon's brunson gets down to the.
"zaire smith" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Of seven the line making five of eight has paschal makes them both keenan evans on the bench through the time out for texas tech on his bed left toes moretti will continue to run the point seventeen and fifteen going over marie picks up the dribble at center court against calling espy the sixty freshman has come on for the wildcats here's culver for the red raiders rightwing moretti gets him elaine moretti up and traffic fires went up no after a couple of hands grab i'd even foul called against texas tech justin gray came flying in he wound up on the floor but he got called for the foul and that's to now on grey's of to texas tech starters zaire smith adjusted gray with two and it's the seventh team foul against the red raiders and that'll serve to get going over to the line for a one and one it'll be paschal just to to a moment ago going right back to the stripe that's unusual villanova struggle they're number ten in the nc double a and out of three hundred fifty one schools in freethrow percentage twenty three of twenty seven against west virginia the other night pasco bakes first so they get one more zaire smith who had been sitting with two thousand cups back in just a grave just got his second foul sits down for texas tech keenan evans will come back it as well and so will zac smith zac smith a big night on friday night second one also good for pasco so he's already made five or six free throws villanova's villanova's back up by four nineteen fifty spirit rolling the dice a little bit cy year smith on the floor with two fouls evans left of the circle brought about brunson zana's right to moretti smith left wing to evans to the corner francis oakland three at ribs the basket no jed battle for the rebound even shinzo comes away with it sanzo brings it down the center of the floor stopped by moretti swings and rightwing footbridges than al brunson big plates of britain's dry the light left hand layup down the rebound grab zaire smith driving from the white shooting with the left.
"zaire smith" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Straight talk brought to you by straight talk wireless best phones best networks no contracts i'm joined now by red raiders freshman zaire smith and zaire take me through that final sequence that we just heard what's going through your mind out there with the turnover and then to pretty good looks for the gators to try to tie it scared me a little because i'm not a good team most men when the ball goes in three point line but i would just shooting just trying to get the rebound but it was kinda hard but i'm glad they miss right before that of course you had the alleyoop slam keenan evans able to find you is that one that you guys have worked on a lot through the course of the year who worked on all my life the guy just stole it up not gonna finish and to get to the to the sweet sixteen down the nc double a tournament first time this program's been there since two thousand five what does it mean to this program for you it's a blessing courses including me he said he wanted to program roy he believes he can do it with me and he kept to his word and now look react when you look at some of the other teams in the conference some of the other stars that you've had to play against throughout the course of the regular season in the conference tournament you feel like you guys have been a little bit overlooked by some of the the national people the prognosticators the pundits that were looking at the teams that could make a run in this tournament i'm not sure really wasn't focused on that we just played are dancing and whatever food they were free range rain we just played a game and we knew capable of doing now you go to the sweet sixteen get a chance to extend this run is it a one game at a time kind of approach for you here is a difficult not to think about the fact that you might be just two wins away from final four definitely one one game at a time we can't get too high we can't get to love alright cy year congratulations on a great win and best of luck in the sweet sixteen sarah sir thank you for having zaire smith big night for texas tech eighteen points at nine rebounds seven assists straight talk wireless nationwide coverage and america's largest and most dependable four.