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"kevin kyrie irving" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"So those two you can cancel each other out. I'd say so. Look the number twos. Which would probably be i would say. James harden gets the nod over. Kate kevin kyrie irving as the brooklyn nets number two guy. He's better than chris middleton. It's not even close. James harden is a top five top six player in the league former. Mvp scoring champion. Overall is a better player than chris. Middleton no offense. Chris middleton who is an excellent player. So there's the advantage right there for the nets their number. Three's drew holiday over kyrie irving two holidays a great defender. You would see him. Probably matched up on on james harden in this series. I put jaanus on kevin durant if it happened. And okay do y'all as great defender. But he's not going to give you the points he's going to do he's not going to be able to shoot like kyrie. Get others involved like kyri again. That's what have the advantage. You look at the head coaching. You think okay. Well mike budenholzer. Who has been there done that been in playoffs. Been in games have has gone. Deep versus steve nash. And you look and go okay. What we'd probably lean for budenholzer. Because he's been there. He has that experience but again in with the talent that is on the nets you would lean that the net to be the favourite so of the top two teams or their top two teams that they could face the nets and the sixers. Yes you could see the nets having an easier time with the bucks. But i think that would be tough tough match for the sixers and it's why sitting right now. I think the sixers are the favorites to come out of the east. They have the guy playing like an mvp. They have the guys capable of stopping the net scoring and they have guys that can make the nets pay for the fact that they can't stop anybody now. Things can change can happen injuries. Pop up Someone has a bad night. some stuff goes wrong. We've seen the sixers in the past. Look good in the regular season and then the playoffs come. And they're not the same team they're just they. They don't have the same chemistry or finishing ability in a series. And it's one of the reasons why it's it's now or never for the sixers. Because they were that young team that was ahead of the curve and word trust the process and they're making strides and they're chipping away at it will now. It's it's been quite a few years. They've had some playoff failures. And it's about time to see what simmons and embiid can do together. And can they get this done otherwise you might have to blow it up and for the sixers you had the question of what would it be embiid or would it be simmons that you keep an coming into the season. You probably thought. Well you'd go with. Ben simmons right low bit younger healthier he can give you more versatility. He can't shoot that well. He refuses issue. Also but joel is like an mvp now and he's being the dominant force that everyone has waited to see year in and year out. And if you're getting matt well okay then you'd keep embiid so. This is the big year for this team is can you with both guys. Because they don't wanna trade one of these guys they want. They drafted this way to pair them and to have them. These young guys grow together now. In the years past we they ran into issues in chemistry has been questioned about those two but so right now it's it seems to be working and we'll just have to see once the playoffs start and how they fair but i'd say right now heading into the season. The sixers are the favourite out east as opposed to the mets. Now we'll see what happens. Could the nets go out and find a defensive guy. We'll we'll get into that. With the with the buyout market lingering and approaching as kicked off with blake griffin. Getting bought out. There are some names that i was looking at today. Thinking where could they fit in. Where would be a spot that you could realistically see them. Want to go because anybody that gets bought out isn't going to go to a a crappy team. They're gonna leave and go find a team that they can play for the time when a championship and so. That's what i want to. Next is talking about those guys again. Blake griffin is officially a brooklyn nets. Does help them were. They already a favorite. I say no. I say they weren't adding blake griffin does not push them in my eyes to be more higher up. It's a move that okay. It's a nice move. And you can kind of let bruce brown back to they coming off the bench role it adds another guy to them and a star level player. Now he's not the same star level player that he wants was so it'll be interesting how he mixes in. Does he automatically starts. Does that push joe harris to the bench. What are these lineups. Look like for the nets. And how will they they go small blake griffin gonna play the five. It'll be interesting. What steve nash does with this team. It's interesting adding blake griffin. I will give them that and to watch what happens and see how they fare together. Obviously deandre jordan blake griffin were teammates in lob city with the clippers and they came short of their expectations. They always wanted a championship. He didn't get that they're so they're hoping that together now they can help bring it because they're not going to be the two focal points on that team it was. You had chris. Paul blake griffin deandre. jordan was the pecking order. Here the jordan live in and of focus for the most part. He's catching lobs and getting rebounds and blake griffin. You're gonna have to see what you can get from him because this year. It hasn't been the same. Been a little tough. He's only played in twenty games. Averaging twelve points a game and the pressure on him. he doesn't have huge stations. It's not coming in and you have to lead these guys. You have to be the top score. It's come in the apart. This team and contributed in that way so it could be helpful for blake griffin and the nets may have made one of the best moves by taking him even if it was keeping him off another team because he had gone to other teams and maybe help them more. Maybe been better situation wise for a team and then that said you know what we're not going to risk it. We're not gonna let them go anywhere else. We're going to bring him in. We already have a great team. We already have some great shooting. He can only add to that and not hurt us and we keep them from going to a rival. So it's interesting move. You can't blame the guy for wanting to go there but we'll have to see if it works out for the nets or not. Because i still think give the sixers the edge in being the favourite coming out of the east. They can score. They can lock you up but the nets will be really fun to watch the rest of the way they have been all year but the blake griffin move. It's a fun. It's a funding the here but in terms of actually pushing them further into being a favourite. I say it doesn't do much for me. You feel free to disagree and let me know that you disagree. Tweet me at mr meows at gmc basketball. Let us know what you think if the bigger move is has solidified the nets as the clearcut favorite. We're not because for me. It just it..
"kevin kyrie irving" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"Welcome back to the GMC basketball podcast. Last segment we discussed. More. RECAP SODA Games Saturday. Games. Opposite discussing everything that happened. On Saturday all the results from my thoughts on the results of the Games and everything like that. So obviously, that was what we talked about last SEC. So this segment, we're going to get back into Sunday games and talk about my previews of the next Games obviously Laker Houston game three, and then also game five between the heat and the bucks for that we have the article again, you know obviously y'all awesome news here near before getting in right into action, and we're going to be actually talking about the Chicago Bulls to start off. Obviously they have a head coach vacancy right now and they're looking at some guys and right now they're doing their due diligence and currently getting trying to get permission for a lot of assistance. Around the League potentially interview for that job on article why Stop Pike? We're GONNA talk about right here. The Chicago, bulls? Interview a long list of candidates for their head coaching aixing after firing Jim Boylan. Adrian Word Give Espn reported the Eastern Conference team was given permission to interview plenty of assistant coaches including those who are still on staff and playoffs the Milwaukee Bucks, Darvin Ham Denver, Nuggets West unsaid junior. MIAMI. He staying Craig were among those the Bulls were granted permission to speak about. To the job. Elsewhere, they were allowed to speak with Dallas Mavericks Assistant. Jamal Moseley Stephen Salis of Philadelphia. Seventy sixers. In Minnesota. Timberwolves. Associate head coach Dave Vendor Bull. The team will also speak to former Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson. ACTON new. DOCO. Both stand out on that list who DOCO was an assistant coach for the seventy sixers to season. It was giving up notable prayer degree given and has notable predatory given. He spent seven seasons on the staff of all time. Great Peg. Popovich on the San Antonio Spurs. He understands what it takes to build a winning culture from his time with the Spurs and that could translate to Chicago. For Atkinson, he was in his fourth season as head coach of the nets. When they fired him, he went twenty and sixty two in his first season in twenty, eight, fifty four in his second but led into the postseason in his third. He also had the team in playoff position before. He was fired despite being without Kevin Durant, the season and Kevin Kyrie Irving I in stretches. Whoever takes over the Bulls will be in charge of a team that with a potentially bright future even though it hasn't won a playoff series since the twenty fourteen, twenty, fifteen campaign Sakho v Louis Marketing Kobe White, and window cartoon represent a solid in talented young for the in Chicago has the fourth overall draft pick in this year's draft boy was enables to figure it out with this group of the boys are the Bulls are doing their due diligence as they attempt to find someone who can in the future Obviously ever Chicago Bulls Fan. You're definitely looking for someone who can mess with these young players, the Bulls, a lot of young talent. A lot of young guys who have start potential Kobe white shows he scores Academian can score marketing score when no Carter Kiki make big plays if he if they can develop the team, the right. Chemistry. And the right coaching there the Bulls to Meka be playoff team next year. And then that GONNA say a lot because they have the talent to me to do it obviously young teams the biggest things to get them play defense. Obviously that's something that maybe not every young guy understand and listen to very inexperienced to in the League technically compared to other teams but if they can find the right head coach of all the candidates interviewing. They may be able to be able to maybe break through a little bit this next coming season because the listeners expectations for the pools and you'd never know things Katina network. They may feel like baby book breaking up the core potentially which I'm sure they don't WanNa do but obviously, they're probably going to end at another great young player to their core this draft. Pick. So it'll be interesting to see where the Bulls are going to be looking like next season. But so now we're GONNA get into the previews and we're going to preview the Milwaukee Bucks in my in he gained five and Houston in La Threes. So in this to me, this Miami Heat Milwaukee. Bucks series big question obviously going into game five is will jaanus play we honest be able to go give it a go. It's going to be interested in what happens to me I think of Janas doesn't play. I think the heater GONNA take. Janas does play. You're GONNA take the reason why I say that is because. It's kind of funny to say this but I think walking might have a better chance if he doesn't play. Because the only problem with. Janas plane is that he won't be one hundred percent. It obviously, he re injured it. So his anger may be even more tender than what it was when I started this game. And if the honest isn't able to give them what they need, he could become a hindrance on the offense and defensive ends because you don't think Miami Miami knows he's he has a bad wheel. You don't think they're gonNA go after. So what may be better for him to sit out this game and really get that ankle ready and just hope that the book another win and give him an extra day or to rest so that he could get his ankle back at a into better shape by the time game six potentially comes around there but extend the series. The are aware of what's going on right now they understand that they go series out. Don't give Milwaukee Life because what could happen is what could be happening in the Boston in Raptor series you have a team who is down spirit could have been broken. Then they got a game winning shot and then they won the next game because they have now confidence they have new ridge resurgence new energy, and now they're into two series dogfight lasting navy. Miami's to give the walks the Milwaukee Bucks any type of momentum, any type of. Energy because. They're already got some energy from winning a game with their star coming up. Now imagine if they're started playing the next game they want again. With yards comes back, they're going to be even more energized 'cause now they're back in the series they got their best player back and they feel like we definitely can win game six and seven. So I'm sure. MIAMI. Heat. Especially knowing the history of that franchise. You would never expect them to be on that side of history and I'm sure Jimmy Butler knows that I'm sure you might see a vintage Jimmy Butler game. If you see what happened to series game one big game gay to averaging gained three big game for average game. So game five is due for another big performance. He may look at this is listen we all need to play around with these guys. We need to go ahead and take care of business. We need to go out here and win this game writing drop thirty game. Because obviously, Jimmy Butler has had to step up. It doesn't seem like the bugs have had an answer for. Obviously, you can tell from gained four. It was very even scoring, and that's one of the things that makes dangerous Miami, such a dangerous team. They have guys who all score. Robinson's when the best points us in the group Jay crowder has found the range in this series groggy we know what he can do. He can have a big game people forget the Dragon knows how to play Tyler Hero. He doesn't play like a rookie sits and takes big big shots Bamut about who had his best game of the series so far even though it came in a loss I mean, this is what you would wanna see from Bam Twenty six twelve. I'll see why you have a problem that. So clearly you know they, they know where they are right now and so go ahead and try to take care of business in game in game five and go ahead, write the series up because the Boston series is leased guaranteed to go if in terms of the after this game is play at least another day. So potentially up to three days, rest Miami could potentially get three to five days arrest depending on what they want to start the eastern conference finals. And, that obviously is much rest will be the rest of team they're..
"kevin kyrie irving" Discussed on GSMC Sports Podcast
"People have asked me. You know what? What do I think about calendar decision to go to the Brooklyn Nets. It's an interesting one I. I know, I. Understand that argument on why he shouldn't have left because again he was on the best play he was the best player on the best team in the League and maybe the greatest team ever he was the best player on maybe the greatest team ever constantly winning championships Golden State stayed together after this year after they got over their injuries next season, they will be titled Favorites and they would one hundred percent win the title yet again. But you have to understand where Kevin durant coming from Golden State was never his team I. Understand people are like Kevin Durant soft. He just he goes on the media he goes on social media. He interacts with twitter and Blah Blah Blah. That's athletes do nowadays Kevin Durant the only after to do that, and at the end of the day Kevin Durant has reached the face. He said the same thing this Lebron James Lebron James. says. This folksy has done exactly what Kevin Durant is doing. Lebron. James was in Cleveland. It wasn't working out. They're not winning Kevin Durant was in Oklahoma City, and despite him you know getting to a finals and get into multiple Western Conference finals. The NBA he didn't WanNa Championship. So e just like the Brown, he wasn't winning. He then goes to a super team and he's the best player on that super team a team that was already good before him. You know the Miami Heat were a good team before Lebron? James. They were and even even getting get Lebron. They were still getting Khris partially would have been a good team without Lebron James Golden State maybe the Golden State Warriors were a better team than the Miami. Heat were before Lebron James came again there's a little bit of disparity. It's not the exact same thing I. Think Kevin Durant had a better situation Oklahoma City Lebron did in Cleveland think the Golden State Warriors better than the mine he but similar thing wasn't working out needs to go to a super team and he was the best player on the Super Team on a potential dynasty Lebron with the heat and then Katie with. The. Golden State Warriors Lebron do he got his championship? He went back to his legacy. Lebron wanted to clean his legacy up which was what go win hometown of Cleveland, which he did and Malibran is in that fourth and final stage, which is pretty much. You know boosting the brand getting as much statistics and championships as you can some left Cleveland again to. Los Angeles Lakers Kevin Durant is at the third stage. He's trying to boost legacy he went from not winning. He went from stage. One. Prove how good I am try to win a championship. Okay. I can't WanNa championship phase to go when you're championships. Set you know get have a fantastic legacy go in with another team potentially just like Lebron James said and stage four brand and everything like that. So Kevin Ramsey show he's GonNa go try and win with the Brooklyn Nets and I understand you know kyrie irving gets a ton a heat from being you know a lot of people consider them to be weird out there or things like that but in my opinion. Kevin. Kyrie irving went healthy when he's actually playing is still one of the top five point guards in the entirely. He's still an incredible player and I think him and Kevin Durant Games work because Kevin Durant in them or close friends and I, I. Understand there have been multiple times games don't work right. But the guys are best friends off the court. The game's going to work Lebron James's game really shouldn't have worked to they're both slashing physical guard slash forwards they omitted work because how good friends they were off the court it's going to happen and same thing with Katie and Kyrie on the nets I think that this team can be the best team in the east next year. Now here's some things I would do. First of all, they're going to hire tyler is their head coach i. Can almost guarantee that they're probably going to hire tyron Lou whose elite assistant of the Clippers right now he obviously the Cleveland Cavaliers when the Braun and career there as well. They're going to bring him in. He's going to be the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets after the bubble stars, they have a fantastic player on the team already Spencer. dinwiddie he is maybe the most interesting trade peace in the entire MBA because he is good enough to headline trade package going to a team that you know might be moving on from top player at Bradley beal a Don Mitchell of Victor Oladipo comes to mind as well. Zach Levine those four guys Brooklyn will go heavily after heavily. And then don't, they're not going to be the only horse in the race. The Miami Heat are going to guys Denver Nuggets will be the Knicks I think the Bulls could potentially do even they might. They're probably moving off Sakhalin I digress, but they're not going to be in the race when it's going after some of these guys who might be on the trade bloc but it is really appealing spot and again they have Spencer weedy who I think could potentially be the best player in any trade package offered to Bradley beal pure player. The other guy could think of is maybe if the heat decided to offer up tyler hero because of how good is potential is maybe but. Spencer dinwiddie is a fantastic consistent 20-point-per-game score who could carry the load for your team. If you're going through a rebuilding would be a great guy to have in the locker room again, next year if they could get somebody the cash. Spencer Agenda for guy like all the depot, Zach, Donovan Mitchell or Bradley beal I think the the another Brooklyn Nets are going to be the maybe the best team in the east next year and Kevin Durant next year. Believe this folks son Riper is going to remind everybody how good of a player he is? I know is coming back from a torn Achilles but his game isn't just based off athleticism again, he can shoot from anywhere on the floor. Kevin Durant. Will remind everybody next year how good of a player he is and I don't care how weird careers or they need a new head coach of their trading Spencer Dinwiddie Watch out for the Brooklyn Nets. Next season, they're going to be maybe the top team in the eastern conference are we're going to take another quick break on the other side of the short break I'm going to be breaking down each and every Playoff matchup we have pretty much. It's all set in stone now besides the Stephen in the western conference but I really do believe it's going to be the Portland Trailblazers from going to throw them in for that everything has been determined I'll go through each game or each round round-by-round who I believe will win I will give you an updated version of my MBA playoffs will get into all of that right after this short break..
"kevin kyrie irving" Discussed on Open Floor
"You know what's that medal really worth I'm not sure why think alive is worth it's like you know Kevin Durant out so the nets are going to be kind of influxes your victory really just wanted to you know to Max out the spacing but I I like Ingram there the issue with that is not only the the kind of beating he's GonNa take as you mentioned but then the rebounding where had a hand or deflect or kind of redirect some rebounds to his teammates now there's injury just flat out sucks ban yeah they don't have a great they don't have a great answer they really needed to of a deep and interesting roster that can shuffle around in a lot of cool way and yet is going to be the centerpiece of all of that so if you miss a point guard you mrs shooter another big so you just want to bury for no particular reason whatever your definition of this this feels a little basic but I think the blazers are that team and some of it's just you know for me they went to the Western Conference finals last year they have a lot less continuity than you would think they really only have you know a excluding use of Merkich they have like three guys basically returning magical miracle run all things considered that crazy super overtime game against Denver You know no one really saw it come in circa gingery last year so what is your barometer for disappointment here we'll so I think internally if you were to ask the blazers they would probably consider making the playoffs but losing in the first round of a disappointment and I think that's obviously a very realistic scenario and if you polled media members fans or people with other teams I think they would say that it you know a very plausible disappointment would be missing the playoffs altogether which as we kind of broken down over the last couple of episodes just the sheer number of teams in the West who could be getting in there I think you have to consider that a possibility not only from an injury standpoint where you know God forbid what happens if Damian Lillard missing twenty games but even if everyone's relatively healthy the West is just so good I think there's a lot of avenues in which the Blazers Kinda get boxed out of the playoff picture so why don't you trust Damian Lillard I mean what right what does this guy have to do to convince you that he can carry any set of teammates into the playoffs or towards a competitive you know final output when is it that you're that skeptical of this new group because when I look at this team mean Rodney Hood call it's Hassan whiteside those guys are all to me clear downgrades from the guys who were in those spots last year whether it's heartless Amino or Nurkic right like I understand people are going to go white said it's got these big numbers come up like we who whiteside is collins definitely has some upside don't think he's that guy yet Rodney Hood I wanNA believe you know it's still kind of Attest a daily test to believe that Rodney Hood right and look at some of the other guys they picked up off the scrappy whether is tall for his own yeah or guys who just kind of bouncing around Powell Gusau getting very much from those kinds of players consistently night tonight over the course of the season on less the counter argument would go were underrating Damian Lillard ability to impact his teammates into to pull you know good play out of not good players so where do you fall on that dilemma like I think a lot of people would say guys like James Harden Steph Curry Lebron James are going to elevate their teammates do we not give Damian Lillard the same respect I think he deserves some of the same respects both in terms of how he plays and the gravity he brings as a player and then obviously the culture aspect as a leader and I think there's again a lot of good signs in terms of him trying to take a guy like whiteside under his wing and kind of show him how the blazers do things and get him I used to the culture there it's just like this is the highest degree of difficulty assimilation that the blazers have undertaken both in terms of white specifically and then as you mentioned just kind of across the board trading out talent for slightly lesser or at least slightly different talent and I think guys like a menu and heartless are very easy to overlook in terms of their contributions for is really important to the blazers and the the way they defend in the way they kind of manage games what they bring to the table as rebounders in cutters and how that plays off low Lillard and mccollum do I just so tough to replace that and at the same time you're losing a valuable shooter in Seth Curry you're just Kinda missing a lot from what the blazers the Blazers and so I think you know certainly deserves a lot of credit for being a great player and kind of elevating his teammates in certain ways but they're kinda starting from scratch rather than starting from you know a fifty plus win western conference is finalised I hear you my disappointment is a team that you put in the Western Conference finals it's the Houston Rockets I will say this largely because I've been trying to defend James Harden for so long if they don't break through this year after having Golden State being the only team that can really stand in their way if they get tripped up in the playoffs if they start getting in some of these shouting matches between the stars like they did at times last year's playoffs if the China thing just hangs over them because of what Maury tweeted if Tillman for Tita is just continues to be unpredictable and a little bit of a destroyed action if even just kinda minor injuries around the edges limit their ceiling a little bit right Or if a guy like Clint Capella happens to miss some time there's this a lot of different ways I could see this thing going wrong it doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be a disaster but to me their expectations as an organization this season should be title period and I'm not sure that they did the right things over the last six months to set them up a set themselves to maximize their chances there and for that I'm already kind of disappointed and we'll see how it plays out I think they're going to be very good regular season team I've got faith in to be consistent reliable producer that we know he can be You know I think that the Westbrook question for me really become uh-huh important in April you know not so much in October or November but I'm just really bracing for the whole story aligned to kind of go sideways from this Organization of course I'm not rooting for that but I'm I'm preparing myself mentally because there's just too many kind of icky vibes out there I mean I think they're going to have to be really good when Westbrook has the ball and even in a playoff series when the pace slows down they're going to have to get some fast break points around to get some easy transition for secondary break stuff they're just gonNa have to be really good when he's kind of in control of the offense because we know what a heart and offense can do and even the playoffs for as much heat as hard and takes the rockets overall acquitted themselves very well the plot basketball it just a matter of a couple in a couple spots in certain situations he's run out of gas in certainly in some big games I don't think he's beyond criticism in that regard but the stuff that has the ball is going to be kind of the big variable because if he's still kind of inefficient as he was last year which was you know maybe effected in some ways but he's always been a player who's reliant on athleticism reliance on kind of being right where he can he can burst off screens where he can really beat you to the basket and then finish really well all if those things aren't happening if he just kind of is that guy now than the rockets are gonna find themselves in some trouble because Chris Paul for even in his athletic decline could run a hell the second unit offense the rockets were always good even with James Harden off the floor because Paul could really run that show and if West can't do that and he didn't do it last year very well for the Her without Paul George but I think we attribute some of that to the spacing and the players who were there if you give him good spacing and a good supporting cast and played a good pays and he's still not efficient things get pretty dark okay man same question Eastern Conference who's your biggest disappointment I took the Pistons and I think it's because they're playing for literally one thing which is to make the playoffs and I have a sneaking suspicion that they're just not going to get there you know they improved what was a pretty flawed team on the margins a little bit you know there's some there's some kind of marginal uptick but they still just don't seem quite good or balanced enough to break through and I think they have enough kind of challenge in you know if you'll pardon the pun enough heat coming from below them that they're going to get kind of conversation love it wordplay I hear you like or margin for error is pretty thin right I mean we saw what happened when Blake couldn't play in the playoffs it got so dark so fast and it wasn't like he was going to single handedly change that but his absence at times in that series basically guaranteed it right and I think that's kind of the same deal can't he play as many minutes it's shoulder as much burden. Bs consistently dominant as he was last season I think it's easier to bet no than it is yes at my biggest disappointment though is the New York Knicks and luck it's very hard to be disappointed in the Knicks at this point I think expectations have been very carefully calibrated for this organization or the last twenty years certainly there in the dumps but I still think it's possible these guys are going to be really bad I didn't like it any of their summer moves basically at all I think it's going to be a very challenging developmental setup for RJ Barrett they really did him no favours. What's however in the guys that they brought in you're already hearing grumbling about roles during the pre season from some of their overlapping guys redundant players I'm not congenial guy you know I'm basically at all still out on him and then I do think at some point doesn't the PORZINGAS trade second guessing start to come back in really big time way I think that they sort of dodged a lot of initial criticism on that deal because it was anticipated they would get Kevin Kyrie Irving? Obviously there was a huge outcry of anger in July when they didn't get those guys and everyone's looking around saying wait a minute why did we trade porzingas and of course to a real degree porzingus is damaged goods from a health standpoint and then also has very serious awkward issues that he was dealing with but Ah porzingas comes back a place well or you know God forbid from the Knicks perspective it looks like a Star Secondary Star for The Dallas Mavericks really generating a lot of positive buzz and excitement you know with with Luca and porzingas mean knicks fans are sitting around saying wait a minute what have we've been doing here for the last two years why did we trade await the only guy who was worth anything to put together this Franchisor this roster which really makes no sense that's so out all that up I could see that being very disappointed in you know even by nick standards a rough season I mean I for one will not abide the idea that a team that publicly apologized in free agency for not getting anyone good could possibly be a disappointment this season well look let's not bag on them for that because in you know as we all know it's hard to apologize I mean you know and especially when you have to do it in a formal statement because you completely screwed your job so I'll give them respect for the public apologies a lot of other things that organizations done over the years that Certainly are not worthy of respect but I think it she was the least they could do right now it's fair and you know and I apologize for airing them out in that manner that's big of you that's very you don't you feel better it's hard to do it's hard to get those words out of your mouth I'm sorry but sometimes it feels better hey the worst teams in the League Western and Eastern Conference I I don't think there's really a way around this or that much room to argue I think it has to be the grizzlies and the Hornets the grizzlies even the sons in a worst case scenario just have so much more. NBA Ready Talent in the grizzlies do and in the Hornets even in a relatively weak eastern conference and certainly a bottom half of the East it looks pretty air when you're talking about like the Knicks as you mentioned the cavs I think maybe there's some teams in the running but when your best player and certainly your highest paid player is terror actually maybe Nick Nick prospects aren't that exciting either to me it is the Hornets I think the cavaliers have a chance to be pretty bad too not exactly breaking crazy ground there but I just.
"kevin kyrie irving" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Welcome to the undisputed podcast i'm your host jenny taft podcast is the full show from today's episode of undisputed from start to finish they've got a busy slate so skip shannon let's to remind everybody and welcome to the undisputed live off angeles i'm jim sharpe good morning guys you know what's so funny butter do is get your fired up about the net you don't know how you know how about twenty four hours you know know you know okay helped me out okay yeah i don't have to speak twentythree really you'll always be you don't do that he demanding change teams all of us to let it go bygones be bygones not me we don't have time to get to with free agency today but let's start with the biggest movie of the day yesterday after months of rumors kevin kyrie irving in brooklyn wells reports katie will sign a four year one hundred fifty four million dollar deal floss high rate will sign for four years and a hundred and forty one million those contracts last in the max that way the napkin also signed andre jordan had interest in the next however james dolan reportedly i'm not prepared sinus max deal because of that achilles injury katie is expected to miss all of next season shannon surprised argue both katie n kyri decided to go to brooklyn about surprised at all skip this for the most part most people thought katie was going to leave and then somewhere shortly before the all star game or during the all star game we starting here in the rumblings that k d and carry were going to be a package deal now we couldn't they couldn't settle on the team a lot of people thought it was brooklyn some thought it was the knicks a come defined that katie kinda wanna go to the knicks kyri one we go to brooklyn they ended up going together to the brooklyn nets but i'm not surprised at all skip and i've said this before i thought the nets had the better of the two roster after a they have everything better other than the building because when you're talking about the knicks you talk about madison square garden ali frazier fault there and billy joel sold it out and j v show oh you get all this rolling stone rolling okay rolling stone sold it out but when it comes down to basketball at the end of the day doesn't matter where you play in a matter of the brand of basketball envy organization set up the nets have everything's better better run better coke i don't know that i think david phys there's a better coach i think so go ahead i will say this i just felt the nets had the better of the peace escape i've said this before the thirtieth was the day that you know people start like you start here's the creep out and then the first the day would you guys consign but these deals have been in the works for months these agencies have been talking to these teams get nobody's doing a five hundred eighty million dollar deal and our these guys have already had him when guys are that contract contract for twentyfive thirty million they know they got something lined up their agents have a shore them we got team eight this will give you multiple year deal at basically that fame money harrison barnes opting out of twenty five million skip yeah when you got for years eighty eight coming down the line al horford there's a reason why big al opted out of it because he knew his agent had informed him we got something better so if i'm not surprised in in in in in any stretch because what we started hearing if that caving in kyri are very close they might be as close in any other two players in the league though they'd never played together but what we're starting to see skip if you wanna get i gotta play with you go there but wimpy because where that miami heat thing foster the bron delayed bars i thought it'd be overweight olympic right vince foster at the rio olympics so i am not surprised whatsoever i don't know how true it is but everybody it says that the knicks will not give k d because nobody saw red medical basically you buy skip i got a carpet sale i let you see you buy today as he is
"kevin kyrie irving" Discussed on In The Zone with Chris Broussard
"Anthony Davis sweepstakes to try to do exactly what Balsams trying to pair, Katie and AD and Kyrie together this trade to me, totally remove that, from the table, you don't have a twenty traded away, your twenty nineteen pick you try to wait, you're twenty twenty pick up because. Of the rules. The only reason they could even do that is because they have the nuggets twenty nineteen pick to sign and trades. There's a lot of complicating factors. They don't have the assets. And now they've traded away their picks. And there's no way you can get Anthony Davis to commit long term. And so, for all these reasons the nets if they were hoping to pair, Kate kyri and Anthony Davis via signing kyri and trading day was that's now gone. It's kyri, Indiana, low their hope of kiting kyri, and Katie kyri. And Jimmy Butler, I think is a very real possibility depending on what happens there. All those things were there. One last point, there is one place Cairo could go and recreate the exact situation. You're talking about with the exact guy he had it with the first time, but you have to cross the just real quick that the, the big team, it's out there on the island is the Knicks right now because the nets if they wind up with kyri, even Tobias Harris think it's pretty much is high on their radar as well. If they wind up with those two guys, it's worth dealing those two first round picks the Knicks traded Kristaps. Porzingas to clear this cap space, and I don't want to hear any more about porzingas didn't want to be there. It's going to sign a one year contract. That's spin. They traded away. A franchise cornerstone in his early twenties to clear double max cap space to get Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving, if they only wind up with one, which they could have had anyway, I think they hold on. I think their hope was Kevin Kyrie Irving. I think they traded away, so it could be Kevin Durant. And somebody, I resume when I think is worth trading porzingas for I think if they Katie and Kim by think it'd be well worth that's debatable. I mean Kemba twenty nine thirty years. If we had more time we've debated aunt lose.
"kevin kyrie irving" Discussed on First Things First
"Big try to wait, you're twenty twenty pick up because. Of the rules, the only reason they could even do that is because they have the nuggets twenty nineteen pick to sign and trades that there's a lot of complicating factors. They don't have the assets. And now they've traded away their picked, and there's no way you can get Anthony Davis to commit long term. And so, for all these reasons the nets if they weren't hoping to pair, Kate Kyrenia, Anthony Davis via signing kyri and trading Davis. That's now gone. It's kyri Indiana, slow their hope of kiting kyri, and Katie kyri. Jimmy Butler, I think is a very real possibility depending on what happens there. All those things were there. One last point, there is one place, kyri could go and recreate the exact situation. You're talking about with the exact guy he had, it was the first time, but you have to cross the just real quick, the big the team that's out there on the island is the Knicks right now because the nets if they wind up with kyri and even Tobias Harris, what is pretty is high on their radar as well. If they wind up with those two guys, it's worth dealing those two first round picks the Knicks traded Kristaps. Zingers to clear this cap space, and I don't wanna hear anymore about porzingas didn't want to be there was going to sign a one year contract. That's spin. They traded away. A franchise cornerstone in his early twenties to clear double max cap space to get Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving, if they only wind up with one, which they could have had anyway, I think they hold on. I think their hope was Kevin Kyrie Irving. I traded away, so it could be Kevin Durant, and somebody okay? I reveal when I think is worth trading porzingas for I think if they Katie and Kim by think it'd be well worth that's debatable. I mean twenty nine thirty years if we had more time we debated lose. Tonight's game for Klay Thompson will suit up after missing game three with that strain Hammy warriors find themselves down to one in the finals for the first time since they trailed Cleveland in two thousand fifteen despite trailing and despite all their injuries. Steve Kerr says his team is unfazed by the situation. It just feels like. This as usual. Honestly, I hope that doesn't sound arrogant, but the benefit of having been through five years of this as we have literally seen everything. You know, we've we've lost a three one lead..
"kevin kyrie irving" Discussed on First Things First
"If you're a betting you should bit Kyrie's going to go to Brooklyn, but you should be betting. Katie is going to go to the Knicks. What is Brooklyn offer that the Knicks? Now. Structure for starters. I mean, look, they have the foundation of a team that if you add Kyrie Irving to it could take step four how big that step forward is the Knicks for decades. Now have just said, look, we're the Knicks will attract for agents we've got Broadway Manhattan address, you can do the Knicks never shown the type of infrastructure that the nets have the Knicks now have David fill which I think, is an alluring piece at that equation. But the nets are certainly more fundamentally sound with their organization. The Knicks are I want to add one other thing because I had heard earlier this week when the kyri net stuff reached something of a fever pitch that the plan in Brooklyn was going to be signed kyri, and then try their damnedest even it was unlikely to get knee. Anthony Davis sweepstakes to try to do exactly what Balsams trying to pair, Katie AD and Kyrie together this trade to me, totally remove that, from the table, you don't have a twenty traded away your twenty nineteen. Big try to wait, you're twenty twenty pick up because. Of the rules, the only reason they could even do that is because they have the nuggets twenty nineteen pick to sign and trades that there's a lot of complicating factors. They don't have the assets. And now they've traded away their picked, and there's no way you can get Anthony Davis to commit long term. And so, for all these reasons the nets if they weren't hoping to pair, Kate Kyrenia, Anthony Davis via signing kyri and trading Davis. That's now gone. It's kyri Indiana, slow their hope of kiting kyri, and Katie kyri. Jimmy Butler, I think is a very real possibility depending on what happens there. All those things were there. One last point, there is one place, kyri could go and recreate the exact situation. You're talking about with the exact guy he had, it was the first time, but you have to cross the just real quick, the big the team that's out there on the island is the Knicks right now because the nets if they wind up with kyri and even Tobias Harris, what is pretty much is high on their radar as well. If they wind up with those two guys, it's worth dealing those two first round picks the Knicks traded Kristaps. Zingers to clear this cap space, and I don't wanna hear any more about porzingas didn't want to be there was going to sign a one year contract. That's spin. They traded away. A franchise cornerstone in his early twenties to clear double max cap space to get Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving, if they only wind up with one, which they could have had anyway, I think they hold on. I think their hope was Kevin Kyrie Irving. I think they traded away, so it could be Kevin Durant, and somebody. Okay. I resigned when I think is worth trading porzingas for I think if they Katie and Kim by think it'd be well worth that's debatable. I mean twenty nine thirty years if we had more time we debated lose. Thank you for listening to the first things. First podcast, remember, leave us a review and tell us what you think subscribe to the podcast on apple podcasts and catch us on Monday to Friday. Six thirty AM Easter for Chris Carter, Nick. Right, Geno will so long. Buddy.
"kevin kyrie irving" Discussed on Get Up!
"Let's build this thing on our star players. There has been magic Larry. There's been Michael Jordan, and there's been LeBron James and there've been a lot of other great players, historically great players during that time. But none of whom moved the needle, the way these guys do Michael stepped away from the sport after the ninety eight finals, it took a step backwards. And we're talking about in historically, great team won three straight championships wish accused O'neil and Kobe Bryant on it. But there is no doubt took a step backwards in the absence of Michael Jordan, and that will happen, whenever we see the end of LeBron James, which maybe we've seen in. Maybe we haven't we've seen innovate. I think if I mean, in the finals every seen him, well, we see him making these deep runs in the playoffs again, certainly no guarantee of that also, though, the subsidiaries as many will to build. I mean if it's the Springhill production, if it Space Jam the move. Coming out. He's done all these other different things that constantly keeps his name coming out of your mouth because we're talking about. And he also takes his way he takes himself off social media during the postseason with. And he does a lot more with uninterrupted. So it's just like Braun and his team are all over the postseason all the time. So when that's not there, you've definitely feel the absent you guys are both players, but you are also fans, do you personally miss seeing him in the playoffs? I do from a standpoint of us. Never knew what you were going to get last year. Everybody wanted to see how Bron going to do this last year. No, Kyrie Kevin. Love is very, very different team. And all of a sudden he goes and has seven seven forty point games has a fifty point game in the finals down three two against the Celtics and the Celtics have never ever lost a game seven at home until the brand name. So you're watching games even as a casual fan. You might not care about what you wanna see what this man's going to do. I think while he was playing that we parse his game so much. And then I'll tell you item. Moment. The other night watching Steph curry play without Kevin Durant with all these all these guys. And it goes back to we talked about this when they were down three one and you're when he actually won two games. And in two thousand fourteen fifteen championship and you start looking at that Rosser like Matthew delve adobe play forty plus minutes, every night, it's about, you know, like Tiffany, Moscow off, like they know Kevin Kyrie Irving. No, Kevin love and he was able to get to wins. I think there's a level of appreciation. You have four his greatness in moments, like you can't compare the impact that a player can have on a team sport in the same way you can't individuals sports. We're going to look at the television ratings and say, well, Tiger Woods at the masters does X to the rating. No individual player in any team sport. Could do that. But there is no more significant player in American team. Sports right now than LeBron James. I don't think that's an opinion. I think it's a statement of fact, while in other NBA news RJ, Barron, who will be very high pick in the draft in a couple of weeks scheduled visit.