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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

Newsradio 830 WCCO

07:54 min | 4 months ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

"You know One of the interesting things about sports is You know, we had these conversations like when will the baton be past? You know and in large part there, you know, loosely based for the most part impossible to prove full of projections and opinions, which are which are fun. That there's no riel tried intrude recipe to know when that actually happens for each situation, whatever the situation might be, but When you watch when you watch the eyes, you know you can lean on all the numbers and the advanced metrics. Generally, your eyes tell you pretty good story watching games. Watch him if you know sports, watch him. And If you're on point with the rents things your takeaways. Khun generally guide you in the right direction. I say all that. To set up this question. Symbolically. Has the baton been past? Or is it in the process of being passed from LeBron James as the main impetus to a possible Lakers Championship? Two a one A. Or one be impetus to a possible Lakers championship behind a D. It feels like that, BT especially last night where he outscored LeBron Not that you're counting, outscoring your your teammate. But he outscored LeBron by 20. You don't know me, and he took the shots. He had 28 shots LeBron, 16 So I don't know if in a traditional positioning of that conversation, like all the baton is being passed in a D is exercising his rights as as the rightful star of the Lakers. I thinkit's Mohr Maybe LeBron is just so much and I'm given maybe LeBron too much credit here, but he's realizing that that's naturally happening and he's he's diamond up, man. He's he's given a ton of assisting at nine last night. You know, and he's actively looking to be a ball distributor as opposed to. I need to be the one to take 28 shots in the game. Now they did clinch that I'm one overall spot last night with their victory and think it's great for them over the Utah Jazz. Obviously, I think it's great for them. That's what they've done all season long from the very beginning is like let's execute ourselves. Our or position ourselves as a team that's going to be fighting every single night regardless of what's it at stake here. The challenge, though, is I see a little bit of what was going on in Cleveland. With this l. A Lakers team meaning when games get tough. It's in Cleveland. It was LeBron and Kyrie. Let's put our heads down together. We're scoring 60. You know what I mean? That this is grind it. And you and I are going to score 60 because we don't trust everybody. Anybody else They trusted love when he was healthy, But I love you. But you know what I mean, like we don't Like we we got to go do this. That's what it felt like watching this game last night, where 80 scored 62 LeBron scored 2020. Score 2020 22. So they had 64 points between the two of them. I mean, It's it's It's half of their offense. Even more so really of their offense goes through those two guys. It's all it's going to take is one of them having a really bad night, and they keep their susceptible to losing. So that worries me a little bit, But you know not to bury the lead. They did what they need to do. And a D over these last three games has become the man and it kind of happened after the pandemic. He's become the man for the Lakers is not LeBron so much anymore. It's amazing that we could even think about saying that I think I agree. You know, eighties really asserted himself and it is beautiful to see He's in his absolute physical prime. You know, you could make the case that you know, maybe next year, and I think we all think he's going to stay with the Lakers. But next year When you know, instead of starting with a new franchise, If there's a transitional period, maybe next year winds up being in hindsight the best year of his career. Yeah, you know, in his mind that his body or most fully and sink it, he knows what it's like the Lakers culture and he's fully used to play what LeBron, it said, or maybe get some better shooters around them, etcetera. But I think you know what's amazing about LeBron James and theirs. I don't even think Larry Bird could do this. Like That you go through the old time greats, and it's a short list. Magic could obviously do this. Not quite. Although he did it when Corinne was out so offensively he could do it when he had to. So maybe I shouldn't say couldn't do it. Not for shooting point of view. But when he played center in the finals and 79 against fielding, they want I think that LeBron James, the ability to Win right while while collecting information his it's There's no stat for that. Yeah, well, then you say it's uncanny. The cue that it takes The resilience, the resourcefulness, the willingness to check your ego at the door like that. I don't even think Jordan had that because Jordan never. I mean not listen. You guys hit last second shots packs in weddings. And when he had the 55 against the Knicks, he had the knoll of passing and Wennington dunked it. Hodges hit some shots, Steve Kerr, But you know very rarely was Jordan, not the leading score. I mean, Jordan was getting his 30 shots, 25 shots a game, no matter what, then Pippen would fall in line Next. Whomever was third was third. What LeBron does of balancing the pursuit of the wind still getting his own numbers and and it's almost like experimenting within a game for future usage. Yeah, that is amazing how he could do that in elevating at the same time. You know, you guys are the big guys around because that's really what you want from a guy who's Who's transitioning into the point guard like you got to be an elevator. It's why all this talk about Ben Simmons. Is this emerging. Great point guard. He doesn't elevate you. You know what I mean? As a point guard is actually gonna be better, I think is a four. Then he was as a point guard because of his is a black of ability to do everything from out there, but the boys still doing a lot of the same stuff. He is, of course, but he's off the ball a lot. Now now when you watch the 76 years, which I think is, it's just interesting way to use him. And play with him, even if it's not primary. At least it's an option. You gotta have an option. What do we knock the Houston Rockets for? Good Your What's your second fiddle option? You don't really have one. You know what I mean. At least the 76 years are developing, you know a different ways to use their superstars and LeBron James is also that, but he's kind of does it kind of naturally, doesn't he doesn't need to be coached into it. He just kind of naturally lets his game evolved so that the best Guy with the best scorer at this any particular moment. He has the ball in his hands. Well, that's him. Or is a D? Yeah, Teak. I mean, the more I look at this roster, and this is no surprise because you and I have cut this up for a while here, but No, We have some hopes. For Caruso. Caruso was invisible. Last night played 20 something minutes barely made an impact on me. That resonated all Caruso's money If they're three points, but you look at their starting five, but I know there's interchangeable pieces like It's not always about the starter video. Johnson didn't start for the Pistons. Vinnie Johnson at primary role down the stretch of so many games for the For the bad boys back in the day coming off the bench, Jamal Crawford You know, even though he hasn't been on a ton of, you know, like winners winners winners Jamal Crawford has impacted games in the fourth quarter for 15 20 years, baby while they started for a good chunk of it, but At least the last 789 years coming off the bench guy playing fourth quarter minutes, but I look at their starters and it's like we we know who they are. But Man..

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK

News & Talk 1380 WAOK

02:19 min | 6 months ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK

"Pandemic so they're really gonna big run and they had really found their way and you know lebron at the Davis and things like that but you know we have to give credit where credit is due you can't just come your way to an NBA title with three different franchises and I know people gonna lose a wall you know because that's the argument right is will bird didn't do this and and Michael didn't do this but it's an entirely different NBA yeah I've said many many times before you know go back to the old days in the NBA you know why the Detroit Pistons could keep John Salley and Vinnie Johnson and Edwards in guys okay now if he pulls guys together because you didn't have Minnesota you didn't have Charlotte he didn't have New Orleans you didn't have Miami they didn't have Vancouver you didn't have Carrano so you didn't have all these other teams that come calling for your wares you know if if you if you took that pistons team and put them in today's NBA yes what someone's gonna offer John Salley Vinnie Johnson a Max deal we look at the first chance that James harden who was a bench player for that Oklahoma City thunder team first chance he got to be free agent somebody came to him with a Thomas gradual and look he's obviously with the best scores if not the best score in the NBA but that's what happened to the old old teams when people talk about you know this team and that team and and all that kind of stuff well guess what he didn't have seven more franchises to pull those guys away and throw Max money and stuff like that out the free agency is just part of the gig in part of the game you know in today's NBA yeah I pull Braun had played in the nineteen seventies and early eighties yeah he probably would have been with the Cleveland Cavaliers for his whole career but that's not how the NBA you know works and you know salary caps in this kind of money and that kind of a it's a totally different league from the business end of it not just you know from how these teams are constructed you'll think somebody would've offered Michael Cooper a massive.

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

02:27 min | 10 months ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Thirty five points off the bench last night Kobe white is the first rookie in third player overall to score thirty points in three straight games off the bench since starters were first recorded in nineteen seventy seventy one I like to think of that is more than just a coincidence so that there's something there don't know what it's going to alternately blossom into but I'm comforted knowing that that capacity is there well he's really good it mean it could mean that he could be really good or that he should be he should be coming off the bench that guys who are that good or can score that much whether they're getting minutes or not should not be brought off the bench you know very rarely we saw Ben Gordon I think he won six man of the year award when he was a rookie I think you know we just talked about Vinnie Johnson with Charles Barkley a couple weeks ago the microwave could fill it up off the Jamal Crawford it's been a guy who's who's been a six man who could fill it up Lou Williams says yes instantly the best six man in late but usually if you can score thirty year usually in the starting lineup especially when you don't have a star point guard or should I heard Neil and Stacey throw this route and then I'll play the boiling his reaction phone number to reach is three three two three seven seven six Neil Aspinall what if the starting is he a point guard and and Stacey sat he's a player I thought it was a good point I think in today's position less basketball whether you're upset with your design and your sex sex who cares if you're a center forward all I know is islands out there and he's a blur he scored thirty points against the Lakers you know is he a center as a power forward okay as long as you find yourself okay on the defensive end where you're not in an entire Mitch mismatch because of the guys are out there which I was I on there is no mismatches because he can do so much but yeah I don't know why you wouldn't starting here's a boy that he was not having it last night this was one of the last questions about Hey it's Kobe like honest I think Sam asked the question do here's a hall of fame guy guy's been in this town forever asking the question to probably one of the worst coaches in Chicago sports has three about Kobe white starting in the near future I keep getting this question dance I'm just going to answer that one more time Colby's in a good place.

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"But, you know, you need you need the great player, which Toronto had you need luck you need seven guys. You need some random does you need like the surge Baca and game seven against philli just feeling it. You need vanfleet over and over again these last two rounds just turning into this, Vinnie Johnson microwave type score. I don't fully understand it. You need like the Marcus all the ability to just be when he's great. It's a bonus when he's bad. He's still knows where he's going and what he's doing like tonight. I don't even think he went over five tonight, but still knows where he is on the four and then you need some breaks. You know you think? Back to two thousand thirteen Miami, San Antonio the famous realitycheck game where. My LeBron misses the three the rebound goes up in the air. They're four Spurs waiting for Wade comes in, and somehow tips, it away from his group force Burs it hits to other people. Sands ends up going back. The LeBron he hits the three comes back down. Why MRs wanna two free throws comes back down? Lebron misses the three Bosch comes finding gets it gives it to Ray on makes it. And then they end up winning overtime but game seven which was just on recently and is one of my favorite Dunkin moments Dunkin has a little bunny over shame Batty as and pinned with, like forty five seconds left. And does this little scoop hook shot like a four foot or that he's made a million times, only at this point? He's probably played thirteen hundred fourteen hundred gains. He's on one leg and he just misses it. And then he misses the tip in for it. And then the Miami comes back down up to and you see the wide shot at Dunkin running back and he. Just, you know, this is a guy is like quiet, never showed emotion ages, pounds pans the floor because he knew like that was the moment. And I think for this warriors team. I'm not even sure there should have gone no game sex. I think Toronto probably should've finished them off and game five you know, as we discussed on the Monday night pod, where you're up six with three minutes left at home that game should be over. Let him off the hook. They did a nice job of coming back and almost closing the door and the date. Agreed throws it away. There's curry with a chance to, to do it. So. Just going and order a plot lines quickly. Coli with one of the all-time Twenty-three game rounds. When we talk about. The great playoff friends. There's been a lot of them. I think my favorite one with bird was probably eighty six which statistically is probably a little bit better than eighty four but eighty six she's peak of his powers. Just ripping through teams and was really great, but they were never really challenged that year. I think when you have the great run, but you also really get challenged that's a little more special. You know, I think Dunkin even in two thousand three ninth grade season for the league but Dunkin, they get through the Lakers six game series against a surprisingly frisky. Nets team that was wired a lot like this raptors team unassuming built around one superstar. It seemed kinda improbable they could win the title. And then all the sudden they were pretty close. And then Duncan put up the a twenty one twenty ten in eight almost said, could you double and was just awesome? And he was awesome that whole series or that. Oh, that whole playoffs. But does coli Ron you go through MBA history? Is. As good as any, any of the ones we saying, it really is an especially for forward with the standard being LeBron Durant's had a couple couple of good ones and Golden State, but never a start to finish..

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

"I'm just saying that what he matched up against him. He'll do something to him. That's what I'm saying is it Thomas scored? He did some stuff but he's not as good. He couldn't shoot nearly as good as just trying to go to point guards in I've had an opportunity, my career. I didn't see Oscar Robertson play. Okay. I get it. Oh, look at the number the highlights great. But Cousy number one, I didn't see any of that guarding Oscar Robertson. Exactly. My point is those point guards back. Then let's just stick to what we saw growing up, he certainly falls into the, the second line. I mean you can even if you wanted to stretch it, you could put him at one if you want to stretch. I if I wanted that argument because of his ability to score at from anywhere on the floor in any given moment, now his defense, isn't the best in a word of bad, but it's not bad tries to face a player. He's a hustle face. Yeah. He's just undersized to the bigger guards in. That's pretty much it. Steph curry brings everything that you could want as a point guard because first of all, he's the best shooter in the history of the game. So when it comes to scoring that we're done. He's the best shooting point guard who ever seen buckets. He also is a guy that finds other people constantly me. We're looking at a couple of back to back triple doubles, that he's had because he's finding guys all over the court. He's getting drain on good looks he's getting Klay. Good looks, he's getting good looks Bucky, setting everybody else in the last thing to your point is look, he's not the second coming of Vinnie Johnson guy that you put on, but he's a good enough defender that you're not worried about putting money but he Steph curry place, defend only worry about the height. You know, somebody is bigger. I mean, you know, you, you get these been Simmons types, and I mean, he's not gonna guard him, but that's if some for some reason as a switch that happens. And he winds up on him that could be a little bit of a Trump. You don't think that Durant has taken some of our fascination with Steph curry away? Because it seems that when Durant showed up we like you just said, a minute ago, the first thing we talked about, is, hey, he just had to go. Join the guys that beat. And then it was Kevin Durant. The best player in the league. Kevin Durant won a couple of MVP finals. That's Kevin Durant is too sensitive. Now it's Kevin. It might be leaving. It's Katy Katy Katie K D that Steph Steph, still one of the best players in the whole damn yes, but we skip, right? Guess what? Guess why though because everything just said it became a story is play. Didn't his play. And I don't have the numbers of front of Mirage probably could do it in between the break. Already. If you'll look at his numbers prior to Katie coming post, Katie arriving his numbers are pretty damn on the sang for sure. What has his basketball play has dipped perception of the level?.

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

02:18 min | 1 year ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

"Like when you had like, you know, this going without? Dumars Vinnie Johnson that whole group for like. Cheese and all of them in Kim show for. Saying magic. For ever. Sound like I feel like that's long gone. Like point. They have some bars traded in. During during the game you in the game. They come these sub UL that high break, bro. Tradegy? So I I was thinking about that me and my my boy taught, but I was like, I'm tone. I don't know whether I would have Gada gag dressed came and said and the crowd and got me a Bud Light is joy. What do you do in that situation? They say he knew before the game. And he he just chose to play. He knows the possibility that that was going to happen. So he chose to play. Yeah. I mean, if it was a possibility definitely play hitting any just. Play it. Oh, yeah. Team. If they trade him he was going going to do, but you shouldn't play should and And other other. them out like, they do they do and that allowed him to play as as if like if you know, for fact that you are right here almost completely deal. Right for sure he's supposed to put him e. People who cut you let you practice all those cuts like you knew I was couple practice. Just need extra buddy. Person to be real can't do about it. That's the decision to organization made. But what's what's hard, and you covered. How me and just being a man or just telling me to face like what it is. Right. That's my only thing with the league with people. You put somebody in that position of power give put somebody in a position of power who is confrontation because that's a confrontational spot globe being confrontational positions. Don't put somebody who's gonna sit there. And void me. When I ask you a question. What you say that is a confrontation position it for sure you can't have somebody in that position..

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Yeah, or we did this in high school and I did it when I was in the US when I was in the US we would do it to. We'd have twenty dollars a day when I was in the ABA was twenty dollars a day as well. And we do the scissor thing or then we do, you know, like one dude pay and other guys that sit at the table in order to save money. So you get done, you're on the all rookie team. Didn't you go play in like Fresno and some other random league? Yeah, it was. That was ended up being the WB l.. The league that your dad was going to be a part of? I don't think it actually made it or they may be verged with the WB l. the world basketball radios, the same concepts, six, four, and under now is playing with the Fresno team played there. Was like fifty game fifty, four game three months in the summer Li, it was funny that the same guy just same guys. I was playing planning the CBA that they were listed at six trying to make an NBA team somehow some way they shrunk to six, four and the summer to play in this six more ninety week, but which was you had to do it. I mean, there was no money in the CBA and that lake paid that they pay twenty thousand dollars per player. I think every player got the same amount of money. In a shocker in a shocking development that did not let stay around all that long. Okay. So then how'd you make the how'd you? How'd you make the Sixers the next year? Did you go back through the summer league thing or. No, you're playing in the WB l. so there was no summer league. No, some early, but Jimmy Lynam ends up taking over for Matty Gupta's Philadelphia becomes head coach, and so he calls me up and coincidental. Detroit calls me up the same teams that wanted to bring the in last year. So he calls me up and you know, they said they're looking for a backup point guard. They got both cheeks as started getting understand like a combo guard Wingate and they're thinking about some other guys overseas, and I say, okay, that's great. But Detroit calls me up Jack clusky was the journal. Thomas. Joe Dumars and Vinnie Johnson. We're the guards and they were looking for backup point guard, and it's going to be between Mike Williams from daler and myself. And we were going to go in both with the same non guaranteed contract on year like non-guaranteed like seventy five thousand. I said, great. So I committed to him. I said, perfect. I know you know, just give me a chance and I'm gonna do my best. That's all I wanted. So I felt that that was gonna give me a great opportunity could be a backup ties area. So Jimmy Lynam is calling me. He says, Scott, no, they're not telling you they're not a front with you. It's not going to be an even deal. Mike Williams has like three year guaranteed. I'd like three hundred thousand a year five, nine hundred thousand and I'm like, well, no, I talked to. I talked to agent talked to him. They said, so. I went back and forth, but finally, Jimmy calls me once again, like those ninety four gonna fly out. He says, Scott. I'm gonna tell you this. I probably shouldn't tell you this, but I'm gonna tell you just like if I was your dad, I would tell you do not come to Philadelphia. I'm not guaranteeing you a spot, but you have a chance Detroit you have no chance. They're not gonna cut a player at gonna, be guaranteed for three years, not going to do it. So I said, okay, perfect. I'm their flew out the next day. Yeah, fast forward or training and have a great training kit play. Woolen exhibition backing up MAURICE cheeks pressuring him up and down the court. He's doing the same to me. We're not backing down from each other..

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Get Up!

Get Up!

03:29 min | 2 years ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Get Up!

"All right, hoodie mellow, any mellow. The waiting game continues for Anthony. It was reported on Thursday that Mela was part of a three team trade and once official suspected to be waived according to leak sources, the Houston Rockets are rudders and according Carmelo and once he becomes a free agent now, James harden, he did way into this a little bit sating. It would be a great acquisition for Hardin recently told the Houston chronicle mellows proven that he just wants to win at this point. So it would be great for him to be on our team. The current roster we have now we've got good guys back and we keep making for progress Jalen any delta Carmelo will end up in Houston. Next season. I don't have any doubts. Maria, I think is going to be an actual really good decision for him to choose to go to rockets for all of the reasons James harden and just alluded to. I would like to see Carmelo age gracefully Alan Iverson wasn't able to do so late in his career when he refused in a lot of situations to. Adjust his role. That's what happens to being a bit. You have to find a way to reinvent yourself. Putting mellow was a character last summer, but that wasn't the guy. We saw an okay seat and four Carmelo Anthony playing with Chris plan with James harden. He's going to get a chance to be sticking their secondary playmaker ONA weeks out of action. So now people running Adam. He can just dive in score and so the idea that he's going to be a eighteen or twenty point score. I hope that that mentality lease him because he scoffed at the notion of coming off the bench, and he frowned at the notion that they didn't use them properly. So I think that now he's going to humble himself enough to understand that Houston has a legitimate chance to win it all and he can't beat a reason or the person that slows the progress. I continue to say the guy he could model himself after if he wants to Vinnie Johnson the microwave, you'll remember fondly as being the guy who would come off the bench with his great pistons teams, the bad. Boy championship teams when they wanted to give guys like is eight. And those guys a little bit of a breather and just came in and was instant offend. You go, go get me like twelve points and a four minute stretch to keep us going so that the starters and the stars, if you will get a little bit of a blow. But the point is because he seems perfectly suited for that. I don't know that he can play crunch time minutes for that team in a series against Golden State who's guarding. Who are you putting if he's on the floor with the Golden State Warriors that have boogie cousins at the five who is Carmelo Anthony guarding. So here's the apples to oranges thing. Vinnie Johnson was never an all star, right? Isn't it hall of Famer terrific. Businessman in magnificent support of big bigshot microwave with that being said, Carmelo, Anthony, in his mind. He still trying to compete with LeBron James still trying to compete with Carmelo Anthony, Duane weight. So that level of humility has to happen in Houston, but you brought up a great point. He was just in the playoffs. This year playing with. Okay. See again. To go Golden State war and the last time I checked that in so well, because he found himself out of position without anyone gar like you just mentioned. I think he learned a lesson there and being with CPI three, it could possibly help to like the chemistry that you would have in veteran leader like that could help mellow except the new role. All right. Our next WNBA game of the week is Tuesday, and it's a match. Begin with an l. but they're looking for a w liberty and the links at the target center and the PM eastern seven central on ESPN two streaming live on the ESPN app..

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Get Up!

Get Up!

03:51 min | 2 years ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Get Up!

"He'll pass through waivers, the rockets are the front runner to sign him. Does he changed things in Houston? The answer is no. I mean Goldens Linda championship offering a toughness skill set and they've never had before rebounding. Passing able to score bringing a little bit of everything in couple of Texas. Well, this was my number one off season acquisition. All right. Now we're turn learn office beginning Joe. I think he's excited does seem to like he's very motivated and wants to go to work. He can feel the footsteps Brady, let's go. Here. Do you. No Good Friday morning still get up. Love it here filling in for fetal long set greenie, Richard Jefferson. The chemistry is so grievous right now. Greenie tried to give our little love and you just had no time for like I was focused. I was really focused. The other direction. I just got my hand up like this. You gotta go Turkey. There was nothing half it out, even more emphatic with the fit. Let's hit God. Baby. We're dog was here you would have. I would swim across the river just to be here with you guys. All right. MBA the way get another hell is going on Fridays. We get loose Sunder have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony, a protected, two thousand twenty. Two first round picks the hawks for dentist shoulders. Probably three team trade according to league sources as by Windhorst wonderfully, put it. This is a so-so trade. For both teams where to go windy, you had mellow. He'll be way by the hawks will become a free agent. The rockets are the frontliners to sign him. He's accomplished repeats at this point this career, but he s he can score. The hawks had camello get waived. They also get Justin Anderson a lottery protected first round, pick in two thousand twenty two thunder. Get Schroeder and Timoteo Larue hobble row and the Sixers will get Michael scholar on the name may have. Around that one. Let me ask a question that I want to bring up here and be windy made me think of it. Do you remember the great pistons championship teams? The first ones Thomas teams, they had the microwave Vinnie Johnson and coming off the bench. It was instant offense at any point in a game he would come in. He would let all of your stars rest and you would you would always be able to keep up. You could score with the other team to me. That's Carmelo Anthony's lot in life right now. If he was willing to be that he could be exactly that put him in the game for a short stretch. Let your stars rest. I'm, he is a star, but let let your primary offensive players. Rest does give him the ball, let them score eight points in a two minute stretch to me. He's that guy. Now Carmelo Anthony is a hall of Famer. He he's accomplished a lot in his career. But if you want to prolong your career, if you want to continue being on high level teams in playing at a high level, you have to be able to adjust. You can't just say, I need to score twenty points a game. I need to do this if he accepts that role and a lot of it is is not a matter of, will you accept your role the, will you accept your role within. Suzy Azam, right? If he will do that, then he can really and truly help them. But that's still remains to be saying he has to be able willy come off the bench. Will he score Willie except that world because he's talked about it multiple times and even laughed people off when reporters have atom about coming off the bench. But it's like if that's your best role to play another three to four years, make another twenty five million dollars and has a possibility of winning a couple of championships. Will you accept that or is it more about being Carmelo Anthony, the starter he won't accept it. And I think it's square peg in around Houston. I just think that offense is so dynamic might Dan Tony who's rightfully lauded as an offensive guru. You've got James harden, Chris, Paul, he was able to make that coexist, you thought there's no way both these guys need the ball, their hands can do it, and Mike figure out a way to do it, but I don't think can get Mellon offense. It's to ice so heavy with him. He slows down everything. He's been allergic to defense is entire career, though scoring..

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Almost did just this past spring in the Western Conference. Finals but this is going to be. Interesting to me, seeing the role the Carmelo, Anthony is willing to take and how he fits It's in with the Houston. Rockets if indeed he goes there whoa JR. Reported on Twitter that mellow met with both, the rockets and the Miami Heat in Las Vegas the the LA Lakers thing is, it's, always, interesting when you pair LeBron James with star and. I don't think Carmelo Anthony's a star, anymore I just think, for me, for the overall growth of that. Team just focus on meshing with the young dudes focus on meshing. With their young guys and getting that group together with LeBron James this year and then chasing a star. Next, season I don't think Carmelo Anthony, points the Lakers closer to. Really contending in the Western Conference? I think mellow can do that in Houston? If he's willing to be the right guy assault someone this morning. Right up a blog post kind of comparing his potential. Role to that Vinnie Johnson with the Detroit Pistons a long time ago during that bad boy era a guy who could come off the bench and get buckets burns second unit defenders and maybe. Not have his own defensive weaknesses exposed nearly as much as a backup if that's the role that he's willing to take Carmelo anthony has usefulness for a very long time if he's hung up on this idea of still playing the three and he moved to the foreign and oklahoma city but still playing the three and getting starters minutes and maybe even getting starters money than there's not gonna be that many suitors for carmelo anthony his careers probably gonna peter out rather quietly first and last e._s._p._n. radio and the e._s._p._n. app it was a procedural move bunch of other teams involved maybe the other piece aside from oklahoma city getting some cap'n relief they also get guard dennis schroder who kind of helps their bench a little bit they're really trying to rev up the bench behind that core of stars they have russell westbrook and paul george they'd get immense cap relief and schroeder is relatively inexpensive whole bunch of other dudes coming and going but the main thing is carmelo anthony no longer remember oklahoma city thunder and gets a chance to be a free agent at the age of thirty four this is first and last audie.

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Most complete team when you look at the last four of the team that aleph obviously we'll see what happens with boston philly i still think boston and the win that tonight but regardless if you stop you steph curry which is very hard to do they got kevin durant if you stop kevin durant which is extremely hard to do they got klay thompson if you start you got draymond green making plays for those other three guy it's and then on defense they could switch everything they're great defensive team they get in passing lanes there they had championship pedigree and then if for some reason you get down to a a one possession game they got steve kerr who was doing a phenomenal job coaching them so i just like they have intro they have the best team we talked about this do they have the best starting five in the last thirty five forty years a great question i mean there's so many night through this out and i didn't realize i had forgotten how deep they were but the bad boy pistons very good so i got a hall of fame back court i got rodman i got laimbeer i got vinnie johnson coming off the bench cooking i've got hot got mark maguire grace or as well i got john salley coming off the bench who practice so i've got i've got a pretty good pretty good roster there i mean even the bulls though michael jordan scottie pippen rodman coup coach you know those guys john paxson they were very good as well i mean they want a lot of games and championships celtics in the mid six great can cream worthy i mean they had like five hall of famers on that team but if i put one picks and one time though the lakers michael thompson was the number one pick but if i put these warriors back in the eighties or nineties we played eighties or nineties rules who you got oh i'm a i would i would probably pick the lakers because there was nothing for kareem like to me i think he's the most unstoppable player of all time one of the most underrated most non talked about great great athletes players of of of a of a generation i made more than that because his high school career he was phenomenal appear in new york his college career i think he i don't even know if.

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"The russillo podcast al weekly espn i tried rate to whole thing and it's it's pretty cool i two months since it's been out it's the number four podcast espn so i'm pumped movie tell you too much of a camera home inspection home inspection team through last week and it didn't go great so we're a little behind schedule but what i did bill to you know making fun of me now about this whole thing that i look outside of my lovely connecticut residents here i call the movie company and early scheduled it so they are going to pack up this place and if they moved the boxes to the west coast and how ready basically forcing myself to move by call the moving truck is coming here and we're packing it up one day whether the house out there ready or not this is great for the ringer for the nba playoffs it reminds me not that compare to bison delay but it reminds me of the ninety seven bowls feeling really good about the playoffs but then adding bison delay and his lefty post up game and just at second score who just stayed didn't expect to get that's i feel about you coming la well i don't what no well i need yeah let me think about how that is actually now here's the thing you you you play starter's minutes for us because you have a job but what you know what you could do is you pop off the bench every once in a while and we just we just feed you we dislike this disick minutes we have recieved he's gained buckets recieve we're just forget where it setting would have been better jobs better but they had vinnie johnson i was trying to think of somebody who got acquired rate near the play or cj brown.

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"The russillo podcast al weekly espn i tried rate to whole thing and it's it's pretty cool i two months since it's been out it's the number four podcast espn so i'm pumped movie tell you too much of a camera home inspection home inspection team through last week and it didn't go great so we're a little behind schedule but what i did bill to you know making fun of me now about this whole thing that i look outside of my lovely connecticut residents here i call the movie company and early scheduled it so they are going to pack up this place and if they moved the boxes to the west coast and how ready basically forcing myself to move by call the moving truck is coming here and we're packing it up one day whether the house out there ready or not this is great for the ringer for the nba playoffs it reminds me not that compare to bison delay but it reminds me of the ninety seven bowls feeling really good about the playoffs but then adding bison delay and his lefty post up game and just at second score who just stayed didn't expect to get that's i feel about you coming la well i don't what no well i need yeah let me think about how that is actually now here's the thing you you you play starter's minutes for us because you have a job but what you know what you could do is you pop off the bench every once in a while and we just we just feed you we dislike this disick minutes we have recieved he's gained buckets recieve we're just forget where it setting would have been better jobs better but they had vinnie johnson i was trying to think of somebody who got acquired rate near the play or cj brown.

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

WPRO 630AM

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

"When sam perkins or kendrick person kendrick not way back when sorry but anyways kendrick perkins is you're starting center you have chance to go get this other power for let's say it's amari stoudamire he's in i know messing with timelines here but the states amari he's kind of towards the end of his career but he's still an impact player and i would argue better then kendrick perkins are you going to go and pay amari more than kendrick perkins again him on your team no not at all not those there's pretty much no situation you would ever do that yeah correct but what about when kevin mchale was coming off the bench for the celtics that is exception to the rule is there ever was one example vinnie johnson might be considered the best sixth man of all time which is why i gave that as an example but sure kevin mchale and vinnie johnson are probably two of the maybe half a dozen guys in the history of the sport that i would do that okay that's that's her as long as they're saying there's somewhere where routes agrees with me but when i look at marcus smart i grew again i grew through on this as well you're not gonna wanna pay him a ton and that's why i'm kind of hoping you know i don't wish injury somebody but i will say if he's out for the rest of the season if he is having problems and he's not able to bounce back it wouldn't exactly be the worst thing in the world if he wasn't able to play for the rest of the season just because you know the celtics will maybe be able to get him back cheaper than what they initially expected because you know it's not going to be he's not gonna be commanding as much money in the free agent market one.

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:22 min | 3 years ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on WJR 760

"And they all wanted to watch or listen to the game so those guys did amazing things for me led by isaiah thomas and bill laimbeer in vinnie johnson and joe dumars and all the rest you've said on numerous occasions that you believe that isaiah poundforpound one of the greatest that it was ever on a basketball court down i still feel that way julius erving said something along those lines at one point chuck daly certainly believe that and you don't win those championships without isaiah he'd be the first to tell ya he could when those championships by himself but if you're going to take anybody away from that team and make them a team that might not be capable of winning a championship it would be number eleven you had to have him on that team to win those titles but he had he had a lot of help and chuck daly once said uh when one of his confidence said you know chuck you were the guy you were the reason we won those championships chuck's at all known on hold out here said first of all you don't win without number eleven and that's isaiah and and clearly you don't want without bill mbr who did all the dirty work and took all the heat from all the fans and all the arenas all over the country and then he said that let me tell you something vinnie johnson accepting his role as an off the bench player behind to hall of fame guards as it turned out isaiah joe dumars made all the difference in the world of that team as well they were searching for a power forward for awhile finally found a great wood in rick mahorn he made a great deal of difference the two great athletes the jack mccloskey later drafts a dennis rodman and john salley made this team very hard to beat checkmated trade for james edwards and a very very difficult guy to cover gave you instant offense and a big guy who sometimes had to be effect most of the time had to be doubleteamed inside there are a number of guys i'm probably going to leave somebody out the great small forwards that we had kelly tra puka adrian dantley and mark aguire all sensational players and that was a team that uh if you really look at that group you see that.

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on 1070 The Fan

1070 The Fan

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on 1070 The Fan

"A little bit of an edge for detroit you go up from bill lam beer you know as much as everybody hated in that is a he was a very good player rebounder defender outside so that's a huge advantage the center position and then member of small forward does all they had dumb they had adrian dantley one year and market wire the next certainly not kevin durant but they are both very good players hoyer's get the ads air power forward slot you had bhutto james edwards a going up against dream on yeah you give the warriors the edge there but buddha he was a sevenfooter who could score he's pretty good player but the debt the depth of that detroit pistons to you've got dennis rodman hall of famer coming off the bench you you have you have vinnie johnson the microwave one of the great six men in the history of the nba coming off the bench spider john salley a sevenfoot defence of monster yang coming off there at bench mean that was a really good i take deck deadweight distance team at a best a seven over this warriors team now you might think i'm crazy if i five three two three four embassy now and i think the forgotten team from that decade and the one nobody remembers and the most underrated team from the eighty's was at eighty two eighty three for philadelphia seventy six what a sensational team that was if morris kicks in the hall of fame i don't if he is if he isn't he should be i'm gonna guess that he is as the starting point guard at at one time he was probably the best point guard in the nba one point of his career before the arrival of magic johnson the here nor mixing were great both them dr jay at twenty nine years old in you know close to his prime and one of the alltime greats of the small forward moses malone the mvp of the league that center in an.

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"vinnie johnson" Discussed on NewsRadio 950 WWJ

NewsRadio 950 WWJ

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"vinnie johnson" Discussed on NewsRadio 950 WWJ

"Of five sad news this morning jack mccloskey of the man who built the pistons into two time nba champions passed away yesterday in savannah georgia with more here's wwl's tony ortiz good morning tone good morning tom jack mccloskey was considered the architect of the bad boys there of the piston's he was responsible for the drafting of players like i'd say of thomas joe dumars dennis rodman john salley he also engineered the trades the brought vinnie johnson bill laimbeer and rick mahorn into the fold those seven obviously forming the core of that team now that was part of the course for mccloskey that's according to former pistons president tom wilson who said the man nicknamed trader jack wanted to win it everything he did well you even mary version extraordinary human being i i'd probably respected jackie much is almost anybody ever mapped and and jiang was key to him as he would he was relentlessly competitive in everything that he did rather is i'm a tennis court or shift in the light but absolutely and basketball and you loved that of jack mccloskey was ninety one years old live at the sports desk tony ortiz w w j newsradio nine fifty two the labor department releases the may employment report today here's daddy w j business editor murray feldman with a preview this morning if the number of new jobs comes in week some believe it will be because companies simply can't find the workers they need and that's why they haven't hired over the past month the underemployment rate which is the number of people working parttime because they can't fine fulltime jobs at last reading was an its lowest level in a decade that means more people who want fulltime worker finally able to.

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