34 Burst results for "yokich"
"yokich" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Yokich. Okay. Which game? Lillard aim, Leonard? Yeah. No, My God. Yeah, he's at home. Steph Curry. Steph Curry. How can you see this is the thing is like it's easy to say, Oh, he's a top 10 player, but then you're like, Oh, yeah, There's a game 10. There's a whole bunch of guys out there that I you know, it's easy to forget about, but he's a guy starting in these playoffs. Who I would have been like, Yeah, He's probably then around 20 top 25 something like that. But he I mean, his game has been elevated during the playoffs. He's on he's on the national map now. When Trey Young is because he's been lost in Atlantic Has Atlanta's been such a bad basketball team, right? And there were no expectation well and look his is what is this? His third year in the league? There was some time where he was. I mean, he was filling it up the statute, but you were like, and that's not a guy you can win with. And I wasn't watching a lot of Atlanta Hawks games. But like watching him now, I mean that kid's a bulldog, and I'm like, Yeah, that's who I want on my team. That's the kind of guy that I want to line up next. J. You played the clip from him earlier. I love how he still is. I mean, it's duties. It's 5 54. No, you still sucks. I have to. I'm contractually obligated to say that, but Dude, you got to give him his props. He sounds grounded. He sounds humble and he sounds thirsty in the sense of like he understands. What is happening around him the young team, they are fearless. There freewheeling and the sky is the ultimate limit. One thing we didn't talk about Kai Jones, the former Longhorns interview today with the Spurs. At the draft combine in Chicago. Welcome. Welcome. Happy birthday to your son, Farris said. That's right. Happy birthday to Ferris going out tonight. Veto have fun, man. I hope there's a large winning ticket already waiting for you. Okay, This will tell me if you if you've read the big casino, Send that get cancer. No, no. Goddamn it. Pretty so, Brandon. Keep them in line while I'm gone. I'll miss you, buddy. I'll miss you sports talk listeners. Jesse, you guys love you guys. So He's a technology another day, another unknown they could bring your biggest order yet, or a new cyber threat. Whatever happens,.
"yokich" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Through the M V P in Nicola Yokich in a sweep, and they're already in the Western Conference finals. Do think Utah is going to win the series, but things to get a whole lot interesting tonight. If Utah loses, and it's two games apiece. So if you ask me this question tomorrow, and the Jazz are up 31 because we are splitting hairs between those two teams. I would go with the jazz. But the fact that I don't even know if the Jazz are going to get through yet, even though I think they're going to win the series Right now the sun to the team to beat their four wins away from going to the NBA Finals. Where you look at the Clippers, they would have to get four in the next round and three in this round. So four plus three is seven, right? And for the Utah Jazz. They still need six wins to get to the NBA Finals, so the sons have a leg up. So timing is everything. We were splitting hairs going into the postseason with jazz and the Suns. I'm not telling the Jazz can't get to the NBA Finals. But right now the sun set the leg up because they already won the two series while the Jazz and the Clippers have not so the sons of the team to beat in the West Yes, I go on sides. So let's talk about that matchup the sons would face as they sit at home and wait the Jazz. The Clippers are battling for the right to play Phoenix in the Western coverage finals. Now, after inefficient first two games from Paul George, he responded in a big way in Game three pouring in 31 points. As the Clippers blood the Jazz It will be almost 30 points interruption. Sure, so I'm watching that game in the Poconos with my friends, and they all know I'm not the biggest Paul George fan in the world. So before the game,.
Aaron Gordon Makes His Debut for the Nuggets Against the Hawks
"All right. Get into a little bit of basketball here. Aaron gordon the big acquisition at the deadline for the denver nuggets made his debut sunday verse. The hawks a solid debut might look the line and say thirteen points on six of nine shooting. That is exactly what the nuggets want. He played really well off to coca shed a beautiful dunk on the baseline. This is what they want him to be. They want him to be a cutter playing with better players for the first time in his career. I mean he's played with better players and vuckovich but not a player. I'm nicola yokich is standards. I just wondered when aaron gordon went over to the nuggets. Would he be able to cut that dribbling out. He played more like a superstar more ball in his hands. I'm going to do this thing on my own. Can he be a support player. He used nicole yoga's gravity pretty well in this game they will pick and roll action going nine shots. The only misses were from three point. Land the more tuesday better with aaron gordon. But he if he can fill that jeremy grant role that they lost last year in the playoffs. Just be that guy who's a third option and hit shots. I mean that is absolutely
Should LeBron James have more MVP awards? Yes, but it's complicated
"All right fellas. Let's keep moving here. Big baller brand versus the king. Wanna talk about this game last night so lamelo basically saying to us. I mentioned this yesterday. That it's just another game playing lebron and as for lebron. It was just another day in the office. Thirty seven eighty six became then talked about a potential fifth. Mvp award lebron running or here my name of some of the best basketball players in the league this year again. it would mean a lot At my age What i'm able to do what i've been doing this whole season You know what our brains at a table every single night on both sides of the floor. it would mean a unbelievable thing for me personally. Is my career so to see what a chips may. Kyle kuzma reiterating. That sediment saying you should want eight or nine guys. We haven't had this conversation in a while. The last time i asked you max i think you had. Joel embiid as your guy. So where are you now. Who do you think's the biggest threat to lebron for. Mvp i used to be very clear. Lebron's the mvp. This moment and beat has now missed too much time. And he's presently hurt. Lebron is the mvp of the league at this moment. The easy answer to who's the biggest threat is james harden. He's playing the best basketball of his career. And that's really saying something and kyrie's been great and have been other great james harden you watch him now. You're watching basketball. Genius like the combination of scoring from anywhere on the floor at historically elite levels combined with the kind of court vision and unselfishness and setting up his teammates that he has shown in brooklyn in the service of winning has been remarkable however pardon also miss time in the beginning of the season because he won on the team. He's on the rockets and he was forcing his way off the rockets. So let me make a suggestion here. I considered yokich best offensive player in the league this year. I think stephen the biggest threat to lebron james. Mvp is damian. Lillard damian lillard a man that you have sat up here right in that spot and apologized to on. I take on this show for ignoring we. We all know him in apology. Dropped thirty six last night. Is he has a colt. Euro kind of status in the nba. Everyone loves this guy used the most clutch player in the league. That is you nets like unanimous consensus that please if not most clutch player damian lillard. He's averaging thirty points a night with assist everything you want. He has taken team decimated by injury destroyed by injury no mccollum until recently and their fourth in the western conference the fourth best record tied for fourth best in the western conference. He's the sentimental favourite. He's playing mvp level. He's shown leadership we all know he has not been recognized. Enough hardens miss time with his team and beads now hurt that you look at each candidate on other teams and lillard is at least as good as any of them. I think he's the biggest lebron's the mvp lillard is biggest threat.
Nikola Jokic climbs past Dikembe Mutombo for impressive Denver Nuggets record
"Yokich. Okay. All right. He's the franchise leader and double doubles right now. Yeah, and I haven't said this name in a long time on this broadcast, so I'm gonna give it a go. He passes Denver Nuggets legend Don't know You're not going to do it all. Are you, Kim Bain Will Tom Bo mop Alando Mo combo, Zhaan Shock One will tumble, John. I mean, kind of a nice job. I think you got pretty close to Carol. I can't. I can't remember my kids. Middle name is but I got that. Yeah. Joker now is has more double doubles than anyone in the history, The Denver Nuggets, and he's 25 doesn't feel like he's just getting started. Dude. Yeah, he had been here that long. Incredible. He was a plus 20 miss one shot tonight. One shot out there, Right, right. I mean, come on, joker would I don't even know what you're doing at the cellar, The yoke its killer. Tell me and Charlotte they pulled him and didn't put him back in the fourth quarter. I think people might not
"yokich" Discussed on AP News
"For four from beyond the arc. He also made nine of 10 free throws, grabbed 12 rebounds and had five assists. Will, Barton added. 18 points in the Nuggets, sixth win and seven games Boy and Bogdanovich had a team high 29 points for the Jazz, whose previous loss was January 6th against the Knicks. The Jazz had won 11 straight before Nicola Yokich with them up in the Nuggets won 28 1 17 victory over Utah. Yokich matched his career high with 47 points, shooting 17 of 26 from the field and four for four from beyond the arc. He also made nine of 10 free throws, grabbed 12 rebounds and had five assists. Yokich had 33 points by halftime. Will, Barton added. 18 points in the Nuggets, sixth win and seven games Boy and Bogdanovich had a team high 29 points for the Jazz. Whose previous loss was January 6th against the Knicks. I'm Dave Ferrie, the Jazz and won 11 straight before Nicola Yokich lit them up in the Nuggets won 28 1 17 victory over Utah. Yokich matched his career high with 47 points, shooting 17 of 26 from the field and four for four from beyond the arc. He also made nine of 10 free throws, grabbed 12 rebounds and had five assists. Yokich had 33 points by halftime, which caused his teammates to implore him to go for 50 just again. One thing that I think the main thing is just to win the game and also I'm gonna score. Uh, hard remarks. I need to just win the game. We'll Barton added 18 points in the Nuggets, Sixth Win and seven games. Boy and Bogdanovich had a team high 29 points for the Jazz, whose previous loss was January 6th against the Knicks. I'm Dave Ferrie. Thank you for listening.
LeBron leads Lakers to Finals
"Assists to close it out to make it to the finals. Did you know last year when they were injury red, and he didn't make it to the playoffs, that he had taken eight consecutive trips with Miami in Cleveland? That is just absolutely crazy to me, so he's going No surprises there when they were up 31. I think it was kind of a done deal. I couldn't envision Denver. Doing it again after they came down from came back from 31 deficits against the Jazz, and then the Clippers like there's just no chance with the star power. Oh, and just the weapons of the Lakers have for for Denver to overcome that absolutely great run for Yokich in Jamal Murray, But you know all things coming to an end and LeBron trying in his career fourth player to reach tense finals. In fact, only three franchises have actually made MBA finals. ATT over 10 Times. LeBron is his own franchise to begin with, right?
"yokich" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Bigger one. He's not a free agent until 2023 A matter of fact, Nikolay Yokich got paid. Jamal Murray is going to get paid at the conclusion of the season starting next year. This is what Nikolay Yokich had to say about Jamal Murray. His play and how important he is. I really truly believe that he's he's Ah, he's a superstar, and he's a really big part of this team. So he carry us today and Bunch of nights, So I'm really glad that he is my teammate. Yeah, well like I I think they got a whole lot more years of being teammates to come. Jamal Murray is 23. Years old. Jamal Murray. I will repeat it again to you. He is 23 years old. This man is going to get Ah $170 million coming his way over the next five years. Nikola Yokich is 25 years old. Okay? The Denver Nuggets aren't going No. Damn where If you want to think about age if you want to think about talent, and you want to really think about the fact that I don't want a case of Jamal Murray. I believe he can be better than what he is. If Nikola Yokich Khun main, saying his conditioning, I think the Denver Nuggets will be alone around for a long time. And I think that the Nuggets are more than likely to not have more staying power than maybe the team that they're facing off against right now with the Los Angeles Lakers. We know LeBron James went to L. A. This is his second year of his contract last year was basically a watches. He was gone with his his groin injury. LeBron James's is 35 years old and a couple of months in December. He's going to turn 36. The reality is LeBron can leave after next season. But why would he He's going to get paid $41 million. Maybe he feels that he can go ahead and start netting, you know? Ah, two years, you and maybe get 45. I have no idea. We have to see what the salary cap looks like. But obviously the Lakers in their immediate future. Over the next I'd say 2 to 5 years. Ah, lot of it is tied to. Obviously they're two superstars. You have LeBron James and you have Anthony Davis. At least in a case of LeBron, you know? At minimum. Minimum. You're going to get another year of LeBron. More than likely. Ah, you're probably going to get LeBron for $41 million in the last year of his contract. Let's see. Maybe he decides to re negotiate. That's been LeBron's M O. It's not like LeBron is is hurting for money. This is someone who's on his way to being a billionaire. And then you have Anthony Davis, the other superstar. Obviously ending His five year $127 million contract. That he saw on with the pelicans. He can opt out and be a free agent this year. And why wouldn't you? He could make $28 million next year. He consigned infer that, but if you can say Hey, give me 30 million over the next, you know, five years. Why wouldn't Anthony Davis do that? And we know how important Anthony Davis is to the squad. I told you every team. We've now moved from trios into duos, and Frank Vogel, head coach of the Lakers. He knows how important LeBron and 80 Arts of the future and now The combo of of LeBron James and Anthony Davis is just You know, the one I was not going to the other one is when they're both going at the same time. You know, we're we're near.
Los Angeles Clippers Complete Historic Collapse As Nuggets Take Stunning Game 7
"Well. This night is going to be remembered for a long time and there's a whole bunch of different reasons why people are gonNA remember it. The laker fans have their reasons. the clippers fans have their reasons. The nuggets fans have their reasons I think I just clip. Yeah they're there It's it's rough right now. I mean I I I think any team that had duplex have experienced. What just there? That is a devastating blow, but I think I just watched. McMahon I'll see if you agree. was. An Absolute Total grade a choke. Oh, not just. All much in the three one aspect I mean that jokes who actually in the three one aspect especially in the blowing double figure leads in the last three games while choke in that even setting that aside, I'm just talking about the actual performance of night. Oh, what it only took him seven minutes in the fourth quarter to get a bucket. Yeah. Okay. We're of P. turnovers than frequent hold on hold your fire is just for a second dinner decided the backboard hold your fire for a sector. That would i. I think what I saw was that was a historic choke job and combined with a spectacular game seven performance by the nuggets or. Spectacular Three game comeback by the neck and look. Let's give the nuggets credit to straight series down three one comeback when Bo series Yokich. There's no. Yeah. But with Yokich is at minimum a second tier superstar right behind the parental VP candidates well. He was a I hear superstar in this game. For sure. He totally eviscerated Kawai Leonard in this game and really in the back half of the series but in this game. especially. Yeah I mean he he was great in this game I mean. Just. Look at the box score Paul millsap only had six points but. his buckets were huge. He played on the better six point three rebound performances. I've ever seen Jamal Murray. We've gotta get in this guy's on the Kahane's factor starting five this year forty points in a game seven. So yes. Absolutely, give the nuggets credit and we've got time to talk nice about the nuggets. But what we need to do right now is pile on the most arrogant bunch of guys. The most Arab arrogant franchises never sniffed a frigging conference finals and hey, props to the Portland Trailblazers back court for completely unloading their troll game. Warden CJ mccollum absolutely deserved to just fire away because you got Paul George and Patrick Beverley acting like they're on some frigging dynasty. They've never sniffed the conference files. Why are they act like there's some you know I mean come on now. So yes, I. I'll be honest I thoroughly enjoyed the collapse and the troll jobs that came along with it.
Nuggets' Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray lead improved energetic effort to beat Clippers in Game 2
"Yesterday the nuggets lead. wire-to-wire top the clippers tie the series at one game apiece a little surprising sure I mean they got off to a huge lead and held onto the victory lead biggest takeaway from the nuggets game two victory over lic. So many positives take of this from Denver they jump. The clippers gave him the off punch in the mouth from the start, which is to say it was led by their styles, Jamal and nickel Yokich. They got lots of contributions from other guys as well. MILLSAP I thought was good in this game. Gary. Harris Marco Porter Jr. coming off the bench gays in the middle of a lift as well and even rant. Jeremy Grant was their defense I thought was exceptional. There was a several times where the clippers were in the pint and there was two or three Denver Nuggets, contesting shot blocking shots, and really making the clippers feel them in the paint, which is important. But the biggest takeaway for me is we knew the clippers we're GONNA come back. This is a twenty point late in the first half and it. was like in the NBA that never lost especially in the playoffs. The biggest question for me would the nuggets be able to hold onto this game and win it, and there was a crucial moment that minutes ago in the fourth quarter I think it was Po Georgia to three brought to a five point game and that was the sliding doors moment of the game. What would the nuggets through from? And began to our and just show that that first quarter net hop surge was nothing more than like. All right. We don't get swept all would they actually be able to maintain what they've played up to for that point and they did they came out and hit three threes after that and basically stretch the game out and Kinda sealed it from there. You know like it was sort of sent the message that the clippers like we're. Not going away and and again, it wasn't just Murray and Yokich was other guy is contributing and so to me it did sort of say, Oh, I, picked I, think the clippers to win this five. But after watching that performance in the way that they won that wire to wire, I'm a little more now convinced that the the the nuggets can make this series and an an a longer series I still think clip is ultimately win it. But if it goes six or seven, now, I wouldn't be surprised because I just thought that the Denver Nuggets after Guy Wander the first quarter they thought it off well, and then they just Kinda sunk from there and Michael Malone said we need to have better energy for the entire game and they absolutely did last night. So very impressive performance from everyone yokich again was great and so is Mary but really important that those other. Guys contribute and make this more than just a sort of a like a like a run in that first quarter just to get just to get system, they actually sustain that the entire game. So that's what I thought was most important for the nuggets at the something there that they can build on going forward in this
Murray scores 42, Nuggets beat Jazz 117-107 in Game 5
"We saw the conclusion. Of one game in the N B. A The Denver Nuggets stand alive against the Utah Jazz won 17 a 107 there. Now down 32. They avoided elimination, Jamal Murray went off. 33 points in the second half plate every minute of the second half to stave off elimination. Finished with 42. Nikolay Yokich. Hey, had 21 points just in the first quarter. Donovan Mitchell continued on his street putting up 30.
Biggest losers from 2020 NBA trade deadline
"Go through the losers of the trade deadline but not really get into the transactions. And who did poorly knows going to go a little bigger picture check car trade deadline's grades. PODCAST trade deadline grades podcast for all the losers etc okay. Bigger picture second runner up from the trade deadline. Losers people people living in the eastern time zone why well the warriors they always planned that late game this season on the west coast but this year here. No one has had to watch him. We get to go to sleep. It's great now. They make the move for Wiggins plus curry and Thompson coming back and US on the east coast after. Stay up and watch them next season. I know you international folks are saying way manage a crap about you gotta be up till eleven twelve one. We gotta be up at five in the morning okay. You're right but this is my the situation. This is my life. It's GONNA stick next year. I haven't a watch getting wigan with every single night if he's in that time slot and I imagine they're going to get national. TV after national TV game right with curry and Klay back. That's going to be weird actually to see wiggins in sort of national TV Games. Because you don't see it a lot with the wolves over his that I hadn't really thought about that and people still hate him. I don't know if that's going to be good or bad for it will be a spewing. I'm sure next season as I think it was. Michael said Scrub those wiggins takes scrub them out of your tweets. Because maybe it'll turn it around. We'll see first runner up very tall boys and young men because the center position in the NBA. Just doesn't in pay like it used to. I won't say it's extinct because saw tall players will still be desired in the NBA. So tall boys can still make it there. But only the cream of the crop are going to get paid like high paid wings or guards for the foreseeable future. Like Yokich or a or Anthony Davis for towns the rest. They'll have jobs it just. It is desirable as it was a few years ago. So young tall. He's can go back to modeling or being cameraman and scrums important position. But do you WanNa play in the NBA anymore. Just not as great as desirable desirable. I would say if the tall buys don't want to play basketball. I suggest stick to tiddlywinks and playstation. But I'm going to give the worst of the week to the Pistons Ha. I wasn't GonNa get transactional but they couldn't get a first round pick for Andre Drummond one second round pick in two you guys who can't even play significant minutes for the cavs as what they got back we got into it on the spot but if the market was that dry why deal. I'm now dealer months ago when he was absolutely balling there's literally conversations about him being the best center in the NBA. Along with those guys. I mentioned Yokich Coca Chamba. I know it sounds crazy. But he was when he was doing. Twenty Twenty S. He was in that conversation anyways he was at the table he wasn't we wasn't one of the big but why not Dealing with it or wait till June. They got nothing. They literally got nothing. I don't see why you rush it when you when you look at it now in hindsight insight because you because you didn't want two more months of bad chemistry in the locker room well it's already bad. I mean bad culture why not have two more months and potentially get a first round pick. That's all we're asking for. I think that's nuts. It's really that's when you look at it. It is well. We couldn't believe it the bag. The beans came back for Andre Drummond. It's shocking yeah you would think a guy that is a two time all star again. That is an elite rebounder who is seventeen and and what type of guy who's pretty consistent. He plays a lot You can't even get a first round pick in today's NBA. That's tough. Yeah but they picked their direction they did the piss definitely picked a direction and said we are we are rebuilding. There is no. We don't even want to be worried about whether or not he picks up that adoption and then under contract for one more year which. I don't think he's going to do anyway still but they didn't want that concerns but then train them in June or somebody else is also going to give via a bag of beans summer. means it is crazy because we've been watching basketball for a long time and when you say those numbers like he's literally averaging eighteen sixty got it is good but anyway some big old numbers and I mean. There's a reason Andre Drummond was the first name really on the trade block. It was him and Kevin Love and know what he's given up a first round. Pick gauge it right. Like they're just like they're like. Hey Man Andre Drummond people might want it for a first round. Pick in everybody in the league was like actually no So there's got to be a tough one for him so now they're playing together. Those guys you mentioned you're on the trade boil hall my goodness yeah. Yeah what literally. What is their lineup? GonNa be. They gotta buy out Tristan Thompson. Or what they're gonNA play. Kevin love at the three clients. Don't get bought out apparent. They never give up money. That's for sure they are the opposite of the rockets. Now we've got the giant cavs at least the giant cavs. That's right I I like it because we always got those seven o'clock starts. The cavs are generally involved in one of those games. The Piston used to be and still be. But you know what I mean. They'll be watching and I'll be tuning in for the first six minutes of those Casper's there's man who loves a rebound highlight every cavs game. I can't wait I he'll be going crazy all by yourself. Isn't it it all these islands would be like. What the in the cavs game? You're like. Yeah there was like sixteen rebounds in the first quarter. You know who'll be watching John Shoe Schumer. I respect that all right so those are the worst of the
"yokich" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Parts, better prices every single day to game seven on Sunday. We talked about the first which was the last and the early game which will be second on our list. And that is about the Denver Nuggets. Leeann the Portland trailblazers by seventeen points where the best home team in the NBA in the regular season it, oh, George call was all of those last week, basically saying that they're they're playing you thinks they were played better basketball, the Golden State. They lose a game six on the road in Portland by double digits. And then they go out come back home for a game seven Sunday ties, which they have that game in the grasp after the first quarter, second quarter and. Fall apart down the stretch says McCollum was really for the blazers CJ McCollum was unbelievable brilliant spectacular. Any adjective fake that's positive. That's this guy was at you know, what to me. It was great to see how he stepped up because Dame Lillard wasn't playing as as good as normally just wasn't clutch towards the end. But he wasn't playing good as normal. So that's what really good teams and really players. Do a step up for each other one guy slacken a little bit here. I'll pick up the slack. And that's what CJ McCollum did. And I think for me. Watching watching how this guy's been balling out. Great CJ's plan. He's not out of a blue blood. He comes out of is patiently school. Okay. He's not out of Kentucky or do. You know, what I mean or UNC or UV something like that? That's so cool. You know, what I mean that a guy come out of a small school? You know, mid may Jones patiently school Lee, high the mountain hawks got to be proud of CJ. That's for sure. Yeah. I don't think there's doubt. I was really good player. I trash choice. He had hike speculations coming out of that school. And any is as lived up to Maine when they need them most yesterday, he played very very well Lillard tributed a number of different ways. You know, wasn't great offensively have the assist had the rebounds. You looked at it. But I also look at Denver team. That's going to look back at miss free. Throws. We'll look at Denver team ban, ofensive possessions, and a Mike Malone team that when they got pressured as you saw them crack and break, and that's a halt the Doug. It's it's rockets and they're gonna want to off season for the Denver Nuggets. Who are as good as it could be at home all season long to lose a game seven in which they have a command early. It's almost like they the aggression from Denver went away after they had initial lead. And then down the stretch of the game Portland was just better. I mean, they executed offense better a little bit better defensively to a big block -ly by the blazers. I mean, there were number CJ that that wasn't you look at and I know the Denver players were, you know, or there was one block where I thought maybe Debra place Yokich, but that was what was on Murray, which was a tremendous block. But I mean, you look at you look at the scenario TASR where for the Denver Nuggets. Have a low all season news on and we've talked about that dynamic backward. They were fantastic history McCollum, obviously, leading the way and again another. I think now that that they lost some aggression during this thing 'cause you know, I felt that same scenario is a different word, but the intensity that they their intensive Denver intensity at home dropped once they had that Lee because this game as you watch it as I watched it. I'm sure you felt the same way. Well, hell of a run. This is done has game. It really felt like vibrant to game the way the commentary was going and those guys that are good job. I'm not knocking them. But it was just a vibe of the or of the game felt like it was going another its way all the way to the end, and it did happen because Portland kep fighting they kept playing and Deva. Let them stay in the game. And you see this happen with teams in all sports at every age when you let a team hang around, and you don't put about when you have the chance to put about and keep playing keep your sense of. Urgency up. It's he's done. I understand that. But Denver didn't do that. They lost intensity. And they lost their sense of urgency. Yeah. They and they couldn't get back when they need to get it back, and I do like the up three late. I do like the the foul scenario by the blazers don't give Denver opportunity.
Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic overwhelm the Trail Blazers
"Tuesday night that nuggets completely pummeled the blazers at home in Denver one twenty four and ninety eight of the big story coming out of that game was Paul Millsap after a pretty tepid series against the Spurs Millsap has been absolutely beast. Ing the blazers he's dominating, man. But he's pretty much scoring a will. Yeah. And I think a lot of it is just like he means so much to that defense that like is basically honed by a bunch of dudes who are younger than twenty six. They're all they're all born after the ninety s. Millsap is the only player born in the eighties on that team. It's really wild. He he's been a real strong stabilizing force for them. I think for the most part it's because Millsap has been on a me new has been on guys who haven't really who don't really possess a lot of you know, playmaking prowess on their own. So he's been able to kind of quarterback from the back line, and it's made a huge difference. I mean that's been the story for Denver is like they're really exposing. Which I mean, we knew it was gonna happen eventually, but Amini one heartless they're just not guarding those guys. They're playing off them. It's letting them hide Yokich yet Millsaps kind of in the middle quarterback in the whole team. You look at like I feel like I look at these two teams. I look at one team has spent the money on Paul Millsap when they had creating space and wants to put them line. Evan turner. And it's like one move like that as such an impact like when you're paying thirty dollars per event. Erin, you've got to have the right veteran it, of course, like it isn't fair to Portland because I don't think most was free that summer, right? No. There's so much luck that goes into it so much chance that goes in the team building. But it's made all the difference in the world. Yeah. The other thing too. I remember size of the I did a big store in Yokich at training him. I remember talking to Millsap about it. And to see him talking about how he recognized that Yokich was so talented, how encouraged Yokich to take up Ford Nicotrol the team how I took a step back and sort of focusing on defense to complement this young star. And this is right. When the whole like Jane bar thing happened in Minnesota. And I was like man, this is what like a great veteran. Does right. Like, I had the ability to change my game to encourage younger players to empower them. I feel like a Millsap to me like what he's done on. And off the court. It's just been really it's a really cool too cool to see a guy like recognize his limitations and kind of make his team better 'cause he could've easily pull Jimmy Butler feed one to and been like, I'm Paul Millsap. I'm making three dollars a year. This is my team complement me. And like you're saying we can do it and get the ball on his hands. He can allot, but he's like chose and take a step back. And now when his time. He can pop in. And I haven't go to conference final Jimmy's out here. You know, fight when players all the time. I mean, it's really amazing that like him and Al Horford or just kind of cut from the same cloth. They shared the front court for so many years and in Atlanta, Atlanta's just like, I can't believe those two players coexisted at the same time. And I can't believe the hawks couldn't do much with that. I mean, they just got burning into LeBron. That was that was always there thing. It was really it was a fun team. It was like a hipsters paradise team, man. And then they may Jeff Teagle a lot of money they make calc over a lot of money. I mean, they made the Mari Carol out of money. Look back on a now like Teague. Caroline, Korver such limited players, but in Atlanta, played with Millsap and Horford, they looked freaking awesome. That one year. They're all stars.
Paul Millsap, Nikola Yokich And Nuggets discussed on America in the Morning
"Night game five in the west semifinal in Denver also blow out the nuggets rock the blazers won twenty four ninety eight to go up. Three to Nikola Yokich twenty five points in one thousand nine rebounds. Paul Millsap nineteen of his twenty four points in the first half back to Portland for game
NBA playoffs roundup
"On the hardwood guys the raptors the nuggets they've regained home-court advantage in their conference semifinals that even their respective series at two games. A piece of good basketball action this weekend Gaylon? Start with the Sixers game yesterday. I thought they had the game in hand about two three one in that series headed terrible fourth quarter stressing poorly the Sixers played, but you know, everyone about Kevin Durant stellar performance in the playoffs for the goals. They warriors who's talking about collide Leonard, I think he might even be playing better than K D thirty nine points, fourteen rebounds yesterday thirteen to twenty from the field in Sixers second year guard Ben Simmons tried to guard Kawhi Leonard, and he got absolutely destroyed. Simmons had one of his worst game. As a pro. Yes today. And then Joel Embiid only had eleven points, blaming an illness. And no sleep Sali's been strange either been great or a no show of this series. But again in that fourth quarter Sixers seven minutes without a field goal. And now they go back to Toronto for game. Five in Toronto lake. You said has homecourt advantage again. And then last night that nuggets blazer series. That's clearly been the most fun series the watch so far. I mean, let's not forget about. On Friday nights. Epic four overtime win for the blazers. But yesterday Denver prevailed on the road one sixteen one twelve they tied to series of two apiece. Nugget center Nikola Jokic Matt posted another triple double. I can't stress enough. How valuable job for these Doug? We all know we can score pass and rebound. But his ability to set screens met freeze of other nuggets players for wide open looks on just about every possession. You take Yokich off his team. They don't even make the playoffs. That's valuable. He is. Yeah. Absolutely. Right. On those screens to getting back the Colli Mike Adams with NBA dot com averaging thirty eight points per game on sixty two percent shooting. Jordan averaged over thirty five on sixty percent of shooting in one playoff series other than that. Nobody LeBron Katie Koby never did it. So we are watching greatness right now in the NBA and in the NBA playoffs, watch TV watching quite lettered in you know, he does everything. So well, but you know, they didn't think he was a good shooter early in his career in Popovich would say that with the Spurs. Now the league three. Point shooter. I mean, he doesn't miss shots as Baker and one other thing I wanted to mention Steph curry struggled where where was he where was he in the fourth quarter? I know everyone is talking about it have you seven at twenty three from the field. But the biggest problem for stent has been his defense. I mean, if you watch the rockets every possession, they attack Steph curry Weber Steph guarding that guy is getting the ball, and they're attacking Steph, and it's getting his head, and it's hurting offense and one other thing you'll Katy at forty six in the warriors loss on Saturday night. But it was a bad forty six matters nothing against K D. But the warriors lose their dynamic of all that ball movement and cutting away from the ball back door cuts. They all just stood around and watched Katie and that fourth quarter. And that's that makes the rocket excuse me, the warriors beatable and predictable negotiating next year's contract. I mean, I I don't I've never seen Katie play. Like this in the playoffs. You're talking about the last three to four games. I I would think I have to go back and look at the numbers, but he's averaging at least more than thirty a game in the last three to four games. I wanna say thirty eight a game and those four last four games. It's been unbelievable. You just make an shots like ripping on caney for scorn too much. What do you? If you want percents from the field. He's doing nothing wrong. He's played as well. As anyone's ever played on the offensive enemy NBA. No doubt about it. Yeah. Well, it does. But it does get stale. It does you know, it does get slow. And when one guy is doing all the work, and nobody else is
Denver Nuggets on to second round for first time in decade after 90-86 win over Spurs
"Brown for the first time in ten years. The Denver Nuggets win playoff series south past Yokich. The free throw line back out to joker now Murray has at ten quarter. Cason cosmic with the call on altitude sports fifty Jomar with twenty three points including that big shot late the nuggets win game seven against the Spurs ninety two eighty six if the team's first game seven win since nineteen
Nikola Yokich, San Antonio And Pistons discussed on CBS Sports Radio
"The bucks are one win away from a sweep in their series with the pistons that after a one nineteen one two three win in Detroit. I Middleton twenty points to lead seven players in double figures, the nuggets did something haven't done in seven years. That's win in San Antonio Nikola Yokich finished with twenty nine points, twelve boards and eight assists. As they beat the Spurs one seventeen one zero three evening up their series of two
"yokich" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"All around by the nuggets Murray, lobs it in opening into Colo Yokich zoo box. Dumped home not gonna count the outside official called an offensive foul on the colour Yokich was interesting. He called him for a hook. But he called the rogue RV city hooked up with the right? Oh 'cause here comes Alexander again gender on the right side to gallon Ori top akitas zoo box. I left side. Now Patrick Beverley Beverly throws it on the elbow over Danilo Gallinari guarded by Millsap throws out of it to Shamet sham. It gets right past Barton. Kickout? Three Alexander's jumper is. No good. Rebound comes down at a coal yoga chats. Number nine leaking out is very bad pass by joker. And he threw it away. Loose ball picked off. By Alexander, Alexandra. Throws it download a su- box. Leans Bank shot. No good. Rebound comes down to the Colo Yokich. Again. There's a double double yoga chants often Murray. He stopped the free throw line kickout three Millsap. Nothing but net. Eleven sixty seven to fifty six as a big shot, the nuggets have to be careful. I yolk has three personal fouls. Now. I want to see in that fourth early in the thirds Shems will take a jumper that won miss. He's really struggling rebound comes down into call Yokich album Paso over to Jamal Murray. Very high pick from Yokich stops inside the paint throws out of a joker. Head fake. Got rid of zubec-, got fouled. No whistle miss. The jump shot. Rebound comes down to Danilo Gallinari. Courtney Kirkland on the call stutter Stephanie drive by Beverly. And then a frustration foul on the color Yokich. Exactly what he can't do. And that'll be his sport. That's a killer. That's just not smart by Nicola. You're.
2019 NBA Standings: Warriors, Bucks Lead West, East at All-Star Break
"Are we really coming up to the all star game already. Really? Yeah. That's coming up this weekend in Charlotte. They've got most of the teams played last night. That'll be their last game before the break. There's a couple of more games tonight. Good ones, though, blazers lit up the warriors won twenty nine one seven thanks to a fourth quarter rampage. That's all Portland outscore the champs thirty five to twelve Damian Lillard scored twenty nine he and seven other blazers reached double figures compared to just two for the dub, Steph curry and Kevin Durant. Each had thirty two wasn't quite enough Portland. Also added veteran Senator NS cater their roster. He was waived last week by the Knicks Kanter also been quartered by the Lakers. He actually signed an offer sheet with Portland four years ago, but never played for them because the thunder matched it and then bond up trading him to New York as part of the Carmelo Anthony deal back in two thousand seventeen. Okay. Mr history. That's it for that. He's averaged fourteen points and ten and a half rebounds for the Knicks this year that rebound total is tenth in the league. So you'd see why the Knicks would want to get rid of him because you know, otherwise, they wouldn't be able to run off a long losing streak. Like they have more about them in a second nuggets nip the kings one twenty to one eighteen Nikola Yokich tipped in the winter in the final second of that game. Paul Millsap had twenty five points and Isaiah Thomas made his season debut for the nuggets play thirteen minutes. Head. A couple of three pointers and wound up with eight points. It'll help them a lot down the down the stretch toward the playoffs. Deborah will stop the rockets. One twenty one to one eleven despite forty two from the beer James harden, running his thirty point game thirty point winning streak scoring streak rather to thirty one games. Now that ties him with Wilt Chamberlain for second. Longest all time Chamberlain also has the longest one at sixty five games in a row bucks past the Pacers one zero six ninety seven Milwaukee we'll go into the break with the best record in the league right behind them. The rap doors they with the wizards won twenty nine to one twenty Celtics left the pistons one eighteen to one ten in that one Brooklyn over Cleveland, one forty eight one thirty nine that one went triple overtime. If you believe that that was a while the seventy Sixers beat the Knicks one twenty six to one eleven that's eighteen straight losses for New York. Joel twenty six points, fourteen rebounds and one twenty five thousand dollar fine from the league for criticizing the referees. Like, he's the only one who does that bulls rushed the grizzlies one twenty to one ten heat too much of the Mavericks won. Twelve to one to one in this clipper sail past the sons one thirty four to one zero seven the clippers now move into eighth place in the west the top eight teams make the playoffs. This year all star game Sunday in Charlotte. It'll be the LeBron James's against the Janas Edoardo Combo's providence column by the first names.
"yokich" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Veasley continues to shoot the basketball and do an ocean three or four shooting the basketball all three of them three pointers and the nuggets are out to a seven point lead on Detroit's man when you're looking at what the nuggets have been able to do so far that keeping the pace. Hi there. It's acting and then kicking out to the generating the right type of shots being able to knock those down here early on. Detroit's rush off of a timeout. Jackson gets it into Bullock leaves back behind him for Jackson. A Detroit will go to work with seven forty. Deputies. Jackson has it between the rings gets a high pick from Blake Griffin. Throws it to Blake on the pick and roll traveled. No whistle in the corner. Three quarters on the way by Brown. No good. Rebound comes down to Mason. Plumlee only gets it across the timeline. Throws it on high right side of the Barton catch go baselines. Now, he stops takes a wing jumper. And that one's no good rebound cleared by Andre Drummond. Drummond has it across the timeline. No one stopping ball. Here gets the patriots win a photo. That was good rebound down at a coal Yokich Yokich picked up by drummer lengthen floor. Throws it on the high right side over the Montaigne. Moore's give them a pit bull fights through a top of the key shelter for three short. No good. Rebound comes down to Brown. Rounded up the right side. Got it out there by Monte top the key to Blake Griffin hands it off hide him to Jackson. He'll try to three. That's an air ball. Rebound. Trump. Man. Just unlucky right there for the nuggets ball just dropped right into Drummond's hand man that timeout cool. Both. Welcome back to earth. Right lante. Moore's has it at the midcourt circle the logo halfway holder in the first quarter yoga Chaz it inside the art hands off behind him over to the league. Veasley takes Yokich turned the corner drives on Trump takes a tough to as a he check shock from Lee Beasley, bad shots election there. Three down to Griffin lake has it inside the art. He's got it out there by Mason Plumlee. Peels off to the left side hands off behind him the ball through the window over the Blake. He leaves it utha. And they're gonna call a foul on Denver as well. That'll be an an one free throw coming up for drumming. So the one thing about Blake Griffin. Is he attracts so much attention? You don't want low so much. That's right. Getting about some people always seen a couple of plays early on where Griffin was able to get out the bullet for three and then right there. He turns the corner attract a bunch of nuggets on defense. He just lobs it over the top to Andre Andre Drummond gets the and one free throw here. Tori, Craig comes into the game for Denver Langston Galloway is the contest now for the Detroit Pistons. Free. Throws goodbye German and here comes Denver Nuggets lead it by two now twenty five to twenty three inside the architects. Mason Plumlee guarded by Blake Griffin. He puts it on the floor hands off behind him over to Barton gives Barton a picky slips at Barton gets down the lane. Crossword passed a Beasley bottles the pass as a Dettori Craig back out on top the Yokich. You gotta hurry here. Yokich stops on a guy takes the contested three. Missed it. Rebound down to Beasley knocking joker shot. Never hit the rim and the Mets offense got pushed back out kind of near half court there late meshach lock in the didn't get a good look quick inbound Bullock leaves it back behind him over to Jackson gets a high picking Blake spins away from it goes against the grain. Good defense here by Denver Jackson throws it off over to Blake Griffin Garda by Tori, Craig he's at the mid post Kantor, clearly, but he gets it over to drummer drumming hands it off in the corner to Galloway. They find jumpers up an end. Ten we're tied up here. Twenty five point hundred back. The other way comes Denver Colo, yoga it across the timeline. Dan's off behind him over to Beasley Beasley throwback over to Yokich yoga face, the past drives on Trump goes to the left hand. He's at the baseline chanted off the plumber who was fouled and that'll be Denver basketball decide. Yokich and Mason Palumbo Blake Griffin. Trying to hold off to Mason plumbing, cannot do it thousand. To fouls on Andre Drummond in Casey's gonna leave him out there for now. And Denver basketball. Trey Lyles come in comes in Mason, Plumlee goes out. Bart looks Israel's it off. The Beasley the attack the rim. Leans voters on the way. No good got his own this. What a backup miss that. Rebound down a German click out with Passover to Reggie Jackson. Jackson stops throws into the corner with a Galloway for three that was good. The choice of a sudden back in the league twenty eight to twenty five timeout alone. Four oh, two left to go in the first quarter on the altitude radio network. Space some regions are vast and empty other areas. We call closets. Fortunately, Kevin from the container store has answers. Right. Kevin..
"yokich" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Hit a wall was dealing with injury. Issues was really struggling lamarcus Aldridge thirty eight points and thirty six clutch minutes, fourteen twenty four from the floor in those in those situations. And like I said just put the Spurs on his back when there other all star candidate really struggling. So how Ronald. Toronto mentioned for the Coyote for catching the bat. I tell you what that's that was as good a defensive plays. We've seen in the NBA this season. No question about it. But that. That was that was in February though, fair. So he's the Coyote is certainly in the early running for honeys factor player of the month for February. But you can have to be patient for that. Third place, and I saw this guy alive on Friday night. And man is he good and should be generating some discussion in premature MVP talks, Nicole Yokich this dude had the best clutch, plus minus of the month, plus thirty eight in twenty one minutes Twenty-three numbers Jackie's bringing the number. Like. Those close numbers, and he had he's a sinner who had an off dribble. Wrong-footed floater with two seconds left to win a row game in Miami, Nicole Yokich, and man, the nuggets are good. They are young. I saw our Bank the rockets without their starting backward. Maliki Morris thirty. They do they've got the best young guard. Craig they got lots of good. Craig was amazing. They want a game over the weekend. They they didn't have Jamal Murray or Gary Harris, and they I was there, and they beat the crap out of the rockets and they damn near snap heart streak. They're they're mad that they didn't. And that was the game after Malone might Malone after that game says we we've been everybody we we'd beaten all comers because it was the first one over the rockets and nine games and the bucks or quote, quote was like two has. I guess they hadn't been Milwaukee. But anyways, call Yokich is the third place finisher here. The man who previously his best clutch moments only came in Gatorade commercials. But man, he's had some talking all George, of course, had forty three points. Forty one minutes. He had that four point play with five seconds left to beat Philly in Philly. That was his second Gatorade commercial moment in the season after he was for a whole bunch potential game winning shots in the last ten seconds coming in. And you know, again, I think hardens the clue cut favourite for MVP at this point. I think Janas number two Paul George in Yokich to me that's three four and what whenever order you want to discuss right there. But this maybe the biggest honor his career, despite the fact that is rain MVP James harden is getting Kahane's factor player of the month. For January yet again. I mean, the storing the score and was ridiculous all month long averaged forty three I think forty three point six six hundred points in a month something that hadn't been done since Michael Jordan, March of eighty seven but in clutch, sixty points, thirty seven minutes, and we all watch what he did in Oakland that game in and of itself to drill the game winner from my twenty nine feet out with Draymond green all in his face. Klay Thompson up and his grill. That's the cone factor shot of the season, so far so -gratulations James harden. Put this mythical trophy right next to MVP trophy York after he made that shot too. A quality quality trash talk after he made that Jackie. Certainly very impressive presentation there for Mr. MacKay was argue, although I would say, and I know it's not always has to be on the court, but we should have given Anthony Davis. Honorable mention for just the cojones is not true trade, but having the machine working on overdrive to get him where he wants that takes Davis senior gets. I deducted points from Anthony Davis because I wasn't impressed with his press performance. Okay. You've got the cone is to make this happening..
"yokich" Discussed on Through the Wire
"Because that was boy is that is a plate maker prime thing. I'm trying to think about. But it was like the best one of the best pitcher role dunes is Murray into cola yoga yoga's, just like the ball things. Like a crazy. That's a very crazy. Who's the best play Doh names out? 'cause I don't know if there's this one because you can't you could say James are, and you can't you can't like name some of these names are not mentioned, you're right here. You cannot miss hurry. But the thing about the Brian is he makes the defense. It's like the he might not even be that. Never. Lebron James harden Simmons and the Kaleo Yokich Lonzo ball. I don't think he's he's not up there with those guys. I don't even think Russell Westbrook's top five. I felt like he got the same jeans are in defense collapse. We said Oga, I'm giving my personal list. I mean, I can understand Russell Westbrook. He is a very big play maker. But I don't know if he's top five Rubio. I don't know if he's a playmaker played for making plays differences pass. That's why I'll say LeBron you got to mention them every time because. Lebron James harden the top two top from me down. What Yokich for some spent on how? Passes. They make you'll ruin. For doing a half here. He do it. I'll have handoffs fake with the don't he actually making a play. I know you lost. Number five. I think he's number five on my list. Not I'm thinking about players. I think for me not any orders, Yokich, LBJ, hard and Ben Simmons. Russell westbrook. Did anybody that like that? Because he's loo just like a pure playmate. We talk to K that's his goddamn bay. I mean, I mean, not liking my like the list of you know, the warriors. He he should be in debate because he could be like him themselves. What about Kris fence collapsed? I think responsibility is a playmaker. Chris Paul deathly. But like, I know my my the Chris Paul thing if we talking prime hell. Yeah. The but like now. Hey, that's the one right there. That's that's the way that we talk completely. Hell you, bro. Right now where you gotta look at stuff. He makes please off the ball to like he makes it defense reactive coming. Coming off screen such a good shooter. It almost said almost everybody else. Bill. Oh. Dallas green both guys go to him in a bag. It's like open layup Steph curry making a play without the ball trying to think of their any sleepers calorie. He's asleep where he not fab he's not tough out. But what are we this? Respect the calories playmaker. He will. Won't he's literally averaging eight it's not it's not as bad as. We we not talking to system we tell him I play playmaking. Yes. He's like nine point six a great season this year doing it. But these other guys this is what they do. And I think I think some of the effect that last year they were such a heavy off. I sold team that he didn't need to play make because when I give it on wall. Boom over calorie without a doubt. Go. Get people pay come on. Now. Dear John John wall is over Cal lowering year. But he ain't though I think the tough atlas stance. We've talked about sleepers John wall. Bone Justice Winslow is not going to name herself this year in list. Yeah. Because it's only been a year, but he's making a name for us. The Kimball campaign got it. But he's I would love to see him take that next scorn. I love seem reaction tries to play me. Me. Let's see five point six who we don't pass. On. Seto Cody Zeller though Campbell, right? Bro. I'm gonna teams like when Kerry tries up the rug. Brought Rhonda Rhonda..
"yokich" Discussed on The HoopsHype Podcast With Alex Kennedy
"The kind of thing that's in comedy has to consider. And then if they make that kind of move all of a sudden, you're looking at them and thinking, okay. Could this be team at takes over whenever the warriors? Finally, come to, you know, they're run comes to an end because they are so young Yokich twenty three years old Davis will be twenty five years old if they were to keep Murray twenty one years old. I mean, they're they're the team that you could envision for years from now being the new juggernaut in the Western Conference. So no one's mentioning them. This is speculation from us. But when you look at Denver's roster, and you see all these young young players and all this talent. And you know, Tim Conley. Someone has tried to swing for the fences before I think it's dark worse team. Keep an eye on. Yeah. I love that you mentioned them for for more than one reason. First of all like, you said there's always a dark horse team that pops up when when these big names get traded. It happens every single time. And usually we talked about earlier with player giving his wishlist almost always a player doesn't end up going to one of those teams. So right now, it seems like AD might be most interested by the Lakers by Boston. It wouldn't be surprised in the thirteen Pompa pop up in there and make a really good case to land them. And then ver- makes a ton of sense. The second reason that I love you mentioned them that we recently on hoop site by article ranking the best young cores in the league. And number one this season was the nuggets just because not only Yokich one of the best centers basketball is gonna be an NBA big man this year, they also have Gary Harris whose onto twenty-five Jamal Murray and have so many pieces that are excellent around him that they can Pakistan gather for a big name like an Anthony Davis. The only issue is that maybe like their draft capital isn't as good because this year they have. Their own pig of falls between one's twelve. And if it doesn't their team through thirty it goes to Brooklyn considering they're one of the best teams in the west right now that's gonna go to Brooklyn this year. But regardless they're so good young young corporate together. I don't see them having a very valuable first round pick over the next few years with that makes sense. I think their nephew for Trump is gonna be in like late twenties, which might not interest in like a Team New Orleans was gonna one high draft picks. I would assume four eighty maybe they're gonna have to put together a package that includes their twenty twenty first round pick up protected as was a twenty twenty two. Pigs picks, you're probably gonna assume they're going to be pretty good. It's gonna be a bottom twenty pig. But yeah, like you're saying there's so many good young players in that team that Denver could last could survive one or two of them in return for a player like the an still have a couple after over to form a really really good team around. What's gonna be in my mind? The best front Gordon basketball. If they're the Yokich any together. Obviously, that'd be amazing. Here's a final piece of my Denver Nuggets. It's Anthony Davis conspiracy theories out put out there prior to join a Denver Nuggets as vice president of basketball perations general manager, Tim Conley was the assistant general manager under del Dem's in New Orleans. He is duties included scouting trade negotiations player contracts and draft reparations. He joined them in two thousand ten so he worked for the Washington Wizards that was his first big break when he came into the NBA he was working for their front office in nineteen ninety eight he stayed with Washington for a while in two thousand ten he goes on to join the Hornets at the time New Orleans Hornets. He was there when they drafted Anthony Davis, and he was involved in the draft prep..
"yokich" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Scoring metric Yokich is the best passing center of all time. And you might make the argument that some of the intangible effects for him. Even though he's not scoring. He will have these games were just totally disappeared. Sometimes which AD I think has done a better job of avoiding this year. But I still just eighty has been at this level for longer. And then defensively there's no comparison between those two guys. I know is the nuggets defense has been better. But when you consider some of the guys that New Orleans is trotting out there and the numbers between when AD is on offer are still extremely favorable to him. So if you wanna make these your team is better arguments ADA's of four point four net writing when he's on the floor Yokich has seven point five. I'm not really willing to listen to arguments of like, oh, the Denver Nuggets of a better record a better point frontal than the New Orleans pelicans. Because when you're off the floor unless you've missed a lot of time to where you're. Off the floor more than you're supposed to be. It's about what you're doing. When that player is on the floor. We're talking about all-star. I just think AD is still a better player than Yokich a better more athletic fewer weaknesses. So that's why I went with him as the starter. So that leaves George and Yokich and Lillard me as locks. A don't think we need to discuss the much more here. I do think Georgia's doing it a little bit with smoke and mirrors offensively. And he's just not he's not the type of guy who's going to really make you an amazing offense by himself. Granted, you know. He's got Russell Westbrook next to you have a lot of shooting. But they just never been that in his career think he's he's a second offensively certainly adds a lot of defensive I, but I'm not gonna say he has more defensively than a d either. So Georgia system is good of a player. That's what it ultimately boils down to your both Yokich Georgia having great seasons. But they are just until further notice a little bit below some of these other guys when we talked about how awesome the top seven players in the NBA are now at Indio kitchen. George smear just a little bit below that group. And didn't thing was lower. But I think Lillard is clearly should be. So that leaves us we've got eight guys not where we're gone. So my ninth actually wasn't as tough Akali certainly not in the same caliber as the other eight that we talked about but Rudy go bare by pick for actually I think I had a number two for defensive player of the year. The last time we did awards. Just a masterful defensive player overall doing a nice job offensively to and while the west centers are stacked in, you know, Steven lamb seven good year. He's gonna get consideration for later spot for me. I think obair has been you know, like, he he fills that ninth spot pretty Abeille for me, especially because some of the other guys that I generally, you know, like, really like as basketball players aren't having as good of a year, relative to even your own standards. So I I had him as kind of another separation for everyone else. Yeah. I think that's fair is just been so good defensively the jazz right back to where they're supposed to be defensively. The numbers in terms of him preventing shots at the rim. When he's on the floor ridiculous. So then he's not going to say some great offense of center. But he does fulfill a role there as finisher extremely efficient these days solid offensive rebounder. So he very good screener part of it's the offense, but he's really close to the lead in screen assists. So he deserves credit for that. I mean, I'm not saying some awesome offensive player. But I do think he's a useful player on that end to be sure there is an element of maybe not having to guard him. But then the other guys who come into this now all really have their flaws at this point in time, or you know, are just not really.
"yokich" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"It's a good point. Do you take such a hard decision? You know, do you take him out of the starting lineup. Just because Gary Harris, Gary Harris, and that he's you know, from a long jetty perspective has earned that starting spot. But the way that Maliki has brought energy and stepped up in Gary wills absence. Really? It's like, okay, how do you balance that that's a tough one? That's why his paycheck is a scotch bigger than ours. Scotch second free throw by Murray. Goody knocked them both down sixty six to forty two is the score here late in the first half. Here comes calling such that again, he has the midcourt circle guarded out there by Maliki visa, there's a high pick from to slipped it again left side over Osman around the corner catching goal in the corner. Pain pain cut off by Jamal Murray brings it back out to behind the three point line picked up the dribble. Skip passes deflected out of bounds. Last touch by. They don't know what's going to be a jump ball. Jump ball. Ref. Couldn't see the nuggets bench. I could went off a Barton to be honest with these pleading his case, but I don't I don't know if I'm buying what he's selling. Here's a look at the replay on Pepsi vision. Yeah. I thought went off of art. Just cut the fingertips. So at the centre court it'll be. Steps into the circle against the coal Yokich. We're gonna start just one over. Jump on. Tonight's tip off is brought to you by. In the tap. Is this time controlled by Yokich? What did he win it to begin the goal? Beasley has it over on the left side over will Barton. Barton. Brings it across the timeline. Throws right side, over the Beasley Beasley stopped at the three point line back over to Barton Barton working against Jedi. Osman fake the drive on them. Throws it right side over to call Yokich back to Barton cuts against the grain goes to the left hand gets in the paint goes back behind him to Millsap in the corner. Open Murray three missed it. He's just a little off balance rebound down to Sexton. He gets down the lane kicks off in the paint. Layup is up in. Nugget leaders at twenty till sixty six to forty four. Across the timeline is Jamal Murray. High right side is the coal Yokich gets to pick from Jamal Murray spins away from the guard gets Jamal catching. Go gets the paint. Throws back out behind the Yokich Yokich right side. The Barton faked to drive there on paint brings it back out to the three point line shot clock at six Barton. Lost the basketball. Got it back. Throws a choker for three. That's an air ball that goes out of bounds. That was a very deep three to make sure you guys all know that that was your mammary rain that was a couple yards behind the three point loss. Jordan Clarkson gonna come back into the game and Jedi Osman will go out. And here comes calling Sexton. Sex. And what's the basketball roll past the half court line picks it up there? They can go to for one. Here have to kill about twelve. More seconds off the clock Sexton drives down to the low block can't shoot closer to layup. Left handed is up now to get the two for one back here. Jamal knows this. He's got to kill about ten. More seconds off the game clock. Here is Jamal might be the only one that touches the ball this possession you Jamal gets a pit from Yokich comes off of that gets down to the elbow lobs. Downloadable Yokich leans in up is up in nice pass nicely. Nice way to close at the rim by Nicole Yokich, how that has got through to I know able to grab that while done difference between game and shot clock here. Seven point eight seconds. Andy Cleveland Cavaliers will wind it down at the mid court circle is sex. Now moves over to the left side ten on the shot clock right now got it out there by Jamal Murray. Jujitsu out there with the pick. He comes off that section stutter step, Dr leans in wide open layup, and he missed rebound down to Yokich nine seconds left for Denver over to Jamal Murray Murray hasn't on the high left side four seconds to go to the right hand split. The defenders gets down the lane takes a runner missed it. But got fouled it. He'll get some old by the way free throws here for Denver to close out the first half if he makes them both. The nuggets are going to hang seventy on the Cleveland Cavaliers the first half. There's been no shortage of offense for the Denver Nuggets. So far shooting sixty six percent from the field. Fifty percent from three ten ten. Ten threes. Not not much going wrong for Denver. Yokich comes out. Mason Plumlee comes in first free. Throw goodbye marine highway one more. Second free throw for Jamal. That's good. There are seventy points late on the Cleveland. Cavaliers one point seven seconds left. Rodney hood will the banked. No good at the hoard all nuggets tonight here in Denver. They lead it by twenty four at the break. We'll take time out. And then my main man Noli has the halftime.
"yokich" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Yokich job. Just get right down right to the right to the paint right to the block it set yourself up Lowry marketed trying to fight him off commits a foul. And now he's at the free throw line. Free throw form is up and in. Joker against Golden State only had four rebounds, a run of eight straight games with ten or more rebounds ended. I'd also equalled the season low form in rebounds with four. Mccaslin. Only good things happen when you put continuous pressure on a diva exactly and Yoka tried here at the free throw line, is example of that. He makes both the free throws. And let's see if the bulls are going to try and get this two for one back, if they do they want need to shoot it in a hurry. Don has it on the high right side guarded by Harris comes off of a pick throws left side over his Selden two for one is gone Selden. We'll take a contest to to jump shot. No good. And the rebound comes down in the colour Yokich and Denver will wind down differs between game and shot clock is one point four or five seconds at the mid court circle circles joe-marie he's got it out there by Hutchison nuggets lead it fifty eight to forty seven nine on the shot clock. Here's a pick from Yokich Murray moves off of that stops picks up the dribble right side of the Beasley and three. Got it. Denver's pig lead of the night the wrote by fourteen sixty one to forty seven. Inbound three seconds left. Selden has it. He gets across the time line Caixa three counts of the goes. And he rattled it out at the horn, nuggets outscore the Chicago Bulls thirty three to seventeen in the third quarter and Denver leads it by fourteen at halftime. It's sixty one to forty seven. We'll take time out in my main, man. Mark.
"yokich" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"I have Davis. Why think the interesting question is if you put Davis on first team where I think Yokich Embiid is an interesting debate. I would right now pencil Yokich over Embiid. But I think that's an interesting debate. I would too in. I had him beat as an MVP candidate. I just don't love the way that team's been playing. I think Embiid beat the if you're going to put Yokich over him bead part of the reason is Embiid is not as good enough player as as maybe the I test suggests in some ways people think he is like he's below thirty percent from three at the forty nine percent. Overall, his assistant turnover issue after interest, which was his big sort of blindspot last year. Whatever it started off strong is now down to one to one again. Like he's like Yokich what Yokich is doing offensively. I just can't be stressing. It's the best passing season by big, man. He's every more assistant. Lebron gets the best. Probably absolutely insane. A big man has Bill Walton didn't do this sa- bonus in the NBA at least didn't do this. There's just never been a big man cage. G who is sort of like not even he was like more of a cagey and unless of a traditional big man like he never pass like no one did this effort. He's averaging seven and a half. Assists the game. It's ridiculous with the Embiid. I like that is I like that is at ten free throws again. Yeah. He he's a very good offensive player. I just think Yokich is a is a offensive player a ad. I don't even though Embiid getting the, you know, he's twenty seven and thirteen but I don't like that. He's not even shooting. Fifty percent has that possible. Well, if you ask them, you might you might tell you about how he has to be a floorspace doesn't like to do that..
"yokich" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"So I I do like this this particular situation for him missed the first free throw made the second nuggets leaders at three forty three to forty and here comes Martin Lawrence second unit played well here tonight in Houston. Top of the key over the Yokich. They go around the horn back over to Monte Moore says one on one with rivers lobs it on the elbow to Yokich Yokich guarded by cappella dribbles with the left hand picked it up. He's just behind the free throw line throws behind him to Lyles Lyle stops back over joker. He's got one foot in the paint shorter player on them spin move hook shot is up in Tucker, tried to flop for a charge didn't get the whistle. Denver back in the lead by five. And James harden, has it across the timeline guarded there by Maliki Beasley throws it over Tucker back over to harden harden, lobs it in the paint over the Capella throws at the opposite corner to Austin rivers. He'll take a contested three batch shot. He knocked at home some announcing that Trey Lyles back for no apparent reason and gave him this basic shooting yoga, Chaz it on a handoff over to launch O'Hare Gomez. Chases Yokich out of the way. The whistle. Offensive foul on the colour Yokich trying to get position on James harden. Joker hates that. Call. Yeah. Because it's not a fantastic. Alvin James harden been trying to do this? He knows he's overmatched. And so he's trying to block these out come on. That's terrible. Outside official Carl lanes it on that one pardon has it to the right side of the midcourt circle. Throws it over PJ Tucker cutter. Gives him a pig. Trickles down to the baseline off to a cutting player Cabello the paint, and he's fouled by one show. Here Gomez known for a steel. A physical screens be set out here. That one by Tucker looked like a football for sure. And he does that he does that for James harden to force a switch to a guy that wants to deal with more than whoever his initial defender is so we're gonna see that a lot here tonight. Jamal Murray comes back in for Denver. Cappella lobs in the corner over to James harden. Eight on the clock guarded by McMullan leak. Beasley takes a top three mystic rebound down to watch a quick outlet pass Murray in the frontcourt, veasley hazards. Beasley tells it to Yokich just behind the free throw line Yokich started out there by cappella joker, puts it on the fourth the left hand gets down the lane leans in layup. No, good rebound tapped to grab by and joker wanted a whistle. There didn't get one hardened goes. Coast to coast. Stops lobs it over the Capelli come down with it layup. No, good rebound tip. But then a foul called on Denver on the rebound. And that'll be free throws coming up again here for the Houston Rockets. And. James harden was able to lob this pass over the top to Clint cappella, and that's just the past the nuggets can't allow to get right? Catches it. And then there's nobody in between him and the basket and. Number one by Capellas up in and they'll have one more. Gary Harris checks back in.
"yokich" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Eight six zero zero four six you could also hit us up on Twitter. I am at gingerly tweets wheels. Is that wheels thirteen hundred and the station can be found both on Facebook and Twitter at Xtra sports thirteen hundred coming up on today's show. Of course, we'll be all over the Broncos coaching search Chuck Pagano interviewed yesterday. We'll give you the scuttle. But as far as how that went Zack Taylor. The Rams quarterback coaches interviewing today. So we'll tell you a little bit more about Zack Taylor, and whether he's actually a legitimate candidate for the head coaching gig with the Denver Broncos. Reuben foster has had hit the charges against him dropped why that doesn't vindicate the Redskins for what they did. And Nick Sabin. Never tex. Never texts. So stay tuned for that. By the way, the Broncos are currently in the air on their way to California. They're going to him Ellie's cliff cliff says. Classes sitting next to him. I'm probably probably because he said taking off now and that was like ten minutes ago or is standing at the window waving by this. You. So yeah, we'll get into that in a little bit. I wanted to talk a little bit about the app says the losses keep mounting for them. And that's what I was going to start the show with and then the first returns for the NBA all star voting came out. And I said now this is where I want to start. So Nicola Yokich is seven in the Western Conference front court voting. It is LeBron Luca Danni. Kevin durant? Anthony davis. Paul George, Stephen Adams, Nicole Yokich, see all this time. I thought Nicole Yokich was like the backup kicker for the Broncos and see and I'm gonna get into it here. Yeah. You're not far off. He's barely edging out. Cal coups Ma and Derrick rose. Yes. Derrick rose has gotten nearly half a million more votes. And DeMarcus cousins who has yet to step on an NBA floor. This season is within one hundred thousand votes of Nicole Yokich. And of course, I could sit here like we do many a time when it comes to hall of fame snobs and all star snobs, and I could see here and tell you about how Nicole Yokich has more assists than every front court player in the Western Conference and more cysts than all, but two of the leading vote getters on the guard side or that he has more rebounds than all. But two of the guys he's getting outvoted by or as more blocks steals, assists, rebounds, shoots a higher percentage than Luca Danni who showed up in the NBA like five seconds ago. And of course, I could tell you that the nuggets are currently leading the NBA's Western Conference above LeBron above the warriors above the thunder. Above everybody in the Western Conference. And that Nicole Yokich is the big reason why. But it's NBA all star voting Yokich is a Denver nugget it. This is not surprising like when I first side. I said. Why can't tell you what I said because we're on terrestrial radio. This is a joke. That's that's what I was something to that effect. Well, it's fitting because because he's nicknamed the joke. No, it's fitting, it is is quite fitting. But you know, what the after I thought after my initial like. Dang it. Reality set in. And I'm like, I'm not I'm not surprised Nicole Yokich is not on Twitter. He's not rumored to be going to New York or LA. He doesn't play for one of the three teams that ESPN TNT decide to show on a weekly basis. So the average, and I mean like average in every sense of the word NBA fan doesn't know who Nicole Yokich is still and here and here in Denver and surrounding community. That seems ridiculous right? This is going on three years now of Nicole Yokich is a really special player. But it takes more than that to reach the average MBA fan. Who are the people that watch whatever team LeBron and the warriors and the Celtics. And then you factor in locally because that's the other part. He's being outvoted by two Oklahoma City thunder players, I do see Oklahoma City on ESPN TNT more than the nuggets. But they're not on it all the time. They're not on it as much as the warriors and Lakers, and rockets and everything like that. So. What is the explanation for why to Oklahoma City thunder players three if you include Westbrook? But he's on the guard side are getting more votes than Nicole Yokich. Well. It's January was third. Thank you wheels. It's January third. Bronco's country doesn't emerge from its cocoon till February and even then they go right back in about a month before the draft. So you look at Oklahoma City. And in Oklahoma City. All they have is the thunder and dirt dirt and the Oklahoma City thunder that that's all Oklahoma City has they have nothing better to do than the vote for Stephen Adams and to also make promoting horse tripping or bear wrestling events. Illegal. And that is a real thing. You can Google it fewer in Oklahoma. You may not promote a horse tripping event. It is against the law. I love the NBA. I love it. I'm basketball guy. I love watching the NBA, and it's not just the nuggets it's everybody. And I've said this before I love watching LeBron go against the warriors. So I'm not chastising people who enjoy watching that would I'm saying is as much as I defy with NBA fans because I am a fan. Of the NBA in general, not just the Denver Nuggets. But NBA fans and a lot of ways. Are the people represent the people that we? Loathe. The most. Are you know, their kids not that we load kids, but they're a lot of them are kids. So there, you know, they don't have they don't go seek out their own opinions. They get it from I take or Twitter, whatever their narrow focused. So they don't spend a lot of time watching a basketball game because a lot and we talked about this when. Making the comparison of Yokich and Yoenis onto Toco Janas onto Toco plays in Milwaukee. Like, why is Janas and Janas is leading the NBA leading the Eastern Conference in votes. Should be the same right? Nicole Yokich leads in the west. And I grant that LeBron and some warriors trumpet, but if onto Takubo is leading the east Nicola yoke, it should be much higher in the west because the Milwaukee Bucks are obviously the number one team in the NBA right now in terms of record and Yoenis is getting Jaanus. The biggest reason why and he's getting a little bump from that. But why not why doesn't that translate to Nicole Yokich because and many of you are right on this. Because you have to watch a full basketball game to appreciate what Nicole Yokich does. He's not going to make. Although I do give Scott van pelt a lot of credit. I think that he does white to show Nicole Yokich highlights, but the the general sportscenter top ten is not going to include Nicoli Yokich is play because he doesn't dunk over anybody. Doesn't he's not a impactful shot blocker. He balks his fair share of shots. But he's seven foot three. He's not a throw it into the first row Jaanus. You can watch an a ten second clip right dunks on a dude. Wow. Jaanus is awesome. And I'm not downgrading Jaanus. I'm just saying the typical NBA fan can appreciate Yanni's and knows about Yoenis even though he plays a Milwaukee. Because they can see him in ten second clips, and they can with the co Yokich, and I hate that about the NBA. So. I've decided that. Most of you. I'm preaching to the choir. I understand that many of you know, Nicole Ioka is you know, how good he is. And hopefully this while you're doing whatever you're doing on add on the internet. Maybe go over to MBA dot com and click vote on Nicole yoga. Few times. And if you're going to a nugget game. That would be a great time wifi is spectacular in the Pepsi center. I hear. Punchy a punch up a few votes at halftime for Nicole Yokich. But for those who may be tuning in because you know, we're we're transplant city. Right. People are coming in coming in and out all the time. Maybe you don't know about Nicole Yokich and how great he is. So I'm going to devote not all the time. Just a little bit of time. I to a new mini segment. It's going to be devoted to how much Nicoli Yokich is a wonderful. Majestic unicorn who not only deserves to be an all star game. But deserves a start. The all star game. And I'm tentatively calling it. Let me tell you a Yokich. I work on the name. If if we don't like it. I appreciate your feedback on that. But let me tell you Yokich. And today's let me tell you Yokich I'm going to set it up like a joke because it's Yokich. Here's the setup Nicola Yokich has nineteen triple doubles since two thousand fifteen twenty sixteen. Do you know how many every other MBA center, including Stephen Adams, whose Lee leading Nicole Ioka Jim voting? Do you know how many all of the rest have in that time? Twenty two q the laugh track, and I'll get this is breaking news. So I haven't had time to put the audio in and all that kind of stuff. So we'll get the laugh track going, and we'll do this because he needs to know they will need to get the crickets going is more like it. Based on that first one. He has nineteen triple doubles since two thousand fifteen twenty sixteen in the rest of the NBA centers have twenty two k. Where's the joke? Well, it's not supposed to be Joe. Yeah. I wouldn't you know, it's it's a higher. It's a higher level of comedy. I don't expect you to get it on the first try. We'll we'll work on it. So vote for Nicole Yokich while you're at it vote for Gabriel Landis Gog because he didn't get in to the all star game yet. He's up for that. Final vote. In last man in is that what they? Philippe Forsberg's in it tapes. Gabriel Landis Gog. So like, I know that your time is valuable and you can't do a ton of stuff. I would much rather you vote for Nicole yogurts and Gabriel land Scott. Like, I like, no disrespect to Gabriel Landis Gog, and I want him to get into all star game too. But like, this is a more dire matter because we're fighting against ignorance here people were fighting against ignorance, and we need to enlighten people about Nicole Yokich, and he plays tonight, by the way. So if you have a friend that doesn't know much about Nicola Yokich. Hey, tune into extra sports thirteen hundred tonight at seven thirty or eight just don't even need the pre-game show, eight o'clock tip off nuggets and kings. And you can enlighten him there. Two eight six zero zero four six coming up next. Chuck Pagano interviewed with the Denver Broncos. What John Elway and company think of the former colts head coach we'll get into that. After we take a look at your Thursday afternoon. Commute. Here's an Xtra sports look at the streets eastbound Fillmore east chestnut. 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"yokich" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Drive time sports of the year. Twenty nineteen off to a great start good. I our wheels. And Ryan with you in studio. This will actually be our final hour on the airwaves because Harvard in North Carolina in hoops. Of Harvard my safety school against North Carolina this evening that was your safety school. Do you believe me, not even close? My you ended up. My New Year's resolution is to try and make people believe something completely fantastical about myself. That was my first attempt. Wordy right. I know you too. Okay. Pipe down over there. I'm gonna say it, and let certain listeners be like you to well too. Right. Just say, you know, what would harbor be a safety school for like, I get the jokes with a Yale in whatever. Harvard vice safety school. I went to Yale like, Cambridge or Oxford. Yeah. Probably. Harvard is as safety school to anybody in the United States now there so bone maybe in in Paris. But if you if you're in the US, if you go to school, and you say it was your safety school. You're lying. That's true harbored and North Carolina coming up at four forty five. And then we have the Avs and sharks. The ads have lost five four five five in a row now. All the bad teams to and it's just one very much as Vegas was in there. True. So. Mostly bad teams. And it's a one goal. I mean, I know it's it's a lot. It seems that way very much because like especially against the kings and against the Blackhawks. That it was a an overtime goal that ended up beating them. But if you look at the Avs over like, it's not just the OT goals. It's always like one goal that. You're just like why why did you give that up grew Bauer or Varlamov? So frustrating times for the app. So have another guy. That's like brand new Frank who's? Yeah. That's right. He didn't farewell on his. The war. Yeah. It's dubois. So Avs tonight. Last night the Denver Nuggets with a victory over the hapless, New York knickerbockers, welcome back. Emmanuel moody, take the l on the way out. Dakota Yokich last night. Did something that only Larry Bird. Has done. And Larry Bird. Did it twice for the record his stat line last night? I mean. Pull this thing up. So I get it. Right. Because with Yokich it's every column has something in nineteen points, fourteen rebounds, fifteen assists, three blocks that stat line right there. Has only been done. Or Nicole Yokich is the only person to do that in the NBA sense. Larry Bird did that twice. David phys. Del take that for data guy is now the head coach of the Knicks. I don't know if you knew that he called him a seven foot three Magic Johnson Nicola Yokich is not like the rest of us. And if there's one guy going into the year twenty nineteen that is most vital to the future of his team. It is Nicole Yokich. He's just not normal. And in the best way. Possible is definitely not a normal center now ages, and 'cause you tweeted something out last night. Right. Stamp new stat muse had this. I'm glad you brought that yes, I'm about triple doubles. I centers this year. Was that what I think it's? Yeah. Yeah. Le-? Let me see if I it wasn't too far away. The other thing I wanna talk about in. This segment was the discussion that I've been having dates, and I got scroll past that here. It is triple doubles since two thousand fifteen twenty six Nicole Yokich has nineteen every other NBA center combined. It's twenty two. Yeah. That's insane. He's not a normal center. No, not normal at all and the nuggets. And I think what would be a move. This seems to me like connecting dots rather than I'm hearing. But their reports today based on the report from Mark Stein of the New York Times, Mark Stein of the the New York Times says that the Cavaliers are willing to listen on Kevin love they will deal Kevin love for the right price. I hate that. Because that's what John Harbaugh is available for right? The right price brace. Yeah. It could be exorbitant. Well, everybody's available for the right price though. Ain't that the truth? Just how high is that price. Yeah. To me, if people are drawing connections, like remember when the nuggets before they signed Paul Millsap tried to land Kevin love in a three way deal, which would have facilitated Paul George going to Cleveland. If you remember this. I didn't like the move in. Because I didn't like the idea of the nuggets like they did with Dwight Howard going the Lakers now that end up hurting anybody right because Dwight Howard was a complete disaster in LA, but the nuggets were that third facilitating team that made a star go join with other stars. And I didn't like that the nuggets were going to do that again and get Paul George in Cleveland. Reportedly it was. It was cranky. And it was the Pacers owner Simon who pulled who pulled the plug on the whole deal. Cavs were game Connolly was game. The Pacers GM was game and cranky and the Pacers owner pulled the plug. I believe is even more the Pacers owner pulled the plug on it. More than cranky. But I think Kroenke was like an like that deal either. But. There are people connecting dots today that Kevin love. Would be interesting to the Denver Nuggets. And. I think that. That is absolutely a good idea. And here's why and I. And I know a lot of you gonna say Steve is already sound the text line. I'll get to that in a second. Kevin love fits better with Nicole Yokich than Paul Millsap. Paul Millsaps does not stretch the floor the way Kevin love does. Kevin love. Also, let's not underplay this at all. Kevin love has championship experience. I know that everybody that plays LeBron has championed ship experience. But if the nuggets are serious about going after the warriors and saying we're going to take on this team. We're gonna take this team head on. And we're going to try to beat them this year. I think to make that swap because that's what you're doing here. You would be basically trading Paul Millsap four Kevin love, and what the nuggets would have to take on is a contract that lasts for more than this year. Paul Millsap has an expired basically expiring it's a team option. So whatever team has the right to Paul Millsap right now. It's the nuggets they can say we're not having you back. And that's what the nuggets are going to do with Paul Millsap. They're either going to say you're going to. Very much restructure your deal to make it team friendly or you are gone that is what the nuggets are going to do with Paul Millsap. There's no way he gets paid thirty million dollars next year. No way. So what the nuggets would be doing is saying we're going to trade Paul Millsap four Kevin love, maybe the Cavaliers need a young piece may be me. Beasley to be thrown to be enticed to make the move by. That's the move. That would be made is basically you're trained Paul Millsap for Kevin love. And I think it's absolutely the right move. If this team is going to go after the Golden State Warriors because Kevin love is a better player than Paul Millsap. And he also fits better with the guy that we just talked about is not like the rest of us and not like the rest of his center peers in the NBA in Nicole Yokich because Kevin love can hit the three with more regularity than Paul Millsap, can and he can rebound almost as well. You're giving up a little bit on the rebounding side, certainly low bid on the defensive side, but you're gaining more. When it comes to a fit with Yokich and the rest of the team. Let's be honest here. Jamal Murray leads the NBA in hockey assists, secondary assists. This is a team that likes to move the basketball Paul Millsap does not do that as well as extending love. So if you're trying to look at the Denver Nuggets and say, okay, they're staying in first place. That's great. What? Can they do? To make themselves better. There's not many things other than waiting for. Isaiah Thomas will Barton. They got Gary Harris back last night. The one move that they can make that makes sense and should be fairly easy to pull off is to swap Paul Millsap for someone else. And that someone else could be Kevin love. I think it's a great move and the obvious retort to it is Kevin love has been injured. But guess what Paul Millsap has been injured? So you're really taking the same injury risk with Kevin love that you are Paul Millsap. And if you're not keeping Paul Millsap, and he hasn't been that big of a contributor to the Denver Nuggets. I think that makes all the sense in the world to go out and get Kevin love. Because again, I think that the nuggets should I'm not saying they'll be successful. But they need to go after the warriors head on. They need to get to the Western Conference finals, and they need to play the Golden State Warriors. It's the best thing for the the the.
Denver Nuggets pound Lakers
"Heard of goes by the name of LeBron James LeBron Lakers taken on the nuggets in Denver. And this one was ugly early second quarter nuggets seven point lead. And look at your mom Murray guys fly by and then he's waving as they passed. Take a look at this. This is this is some shade here drew mammary which twenty. And not had a nine point lead late in the first half lake is kind of hanging around there down five. We gotta done. Lebron? No. We don't go in the other direction. Lonzo will put it in. He's gorgeous seven legs down eight at halftime. Then the third quarter. Denver just opens it up completely and LeBron James really struggling over four from three. That's no good. Lebron actually did not have a field goal on the entire second hand. And the other way, here's Yokich. He's not yo king. He had fourteen liquors down sixteen later Lakers. Still trailing by sixteen. The front is not a good pass. He's frustrated. They look really bad first time in four years. He goes tire half without a field goal. Fourth quarter, Lakers down eighteen points now kinda planet out LeBron and other bad pass going to work at the trae Lyles who will knock down to three from the corner when it's all sudden LeBron five of fifteen fourteen points. Lakers lose by thirty to their worst of the year. Still couldn't make. As much as we could stop to stuff. What it over? Broke. Oh before couldn't make enough shots. Yeah. Couldn't make shots as an understatement. Jalen rose because they missed thirty three's in the matchup against the nuggets. But something else was revealed. And you've mentioned this before that for the Lakers. It's difficult for them when they face a big man that can score inside and out. And how did you see that reveal distinction amongst quality big men in the league skill big man that could dribble pass shoot versus wheel men who set screens. Catch lobs and block shots. The latter categories players like Steven Adams, de'andre Jordan Tyson challenge, avail McGee. And when you talk about ultimate skill
Hour 3: Stan's Nuggets
"Stan Van Gundy has had theme related nuggets. The last couple of weeks is this theme related or is this just a hodgepodge of free flowing. Doug it. No, it's theme related again. Then. All right. Well, what are the three nuggets? Well, our theme today is NBA centers. And we'll start with a blast from the past the four fifty point games already this season from NBA players. Got me looking at the history of fifty point games in the NBA. Michael Jordan is second in NBA history with thirty one fifty point games. But the man who is I will Chamberlain had forty five fifty point games in one season. Hundred eighteen in his career, the still. Thanks for being useless as number two. Stan. Nikola yokich. The Denver Nuggets center is currently tagged with LeBron James for seventh in the NBA in assists at seven point seven a center has not been in the top ten in assists. Since Wilt Chamberlain was second in the league fifty one years ago. That joker wilt this stilts that and the number one nugget from STAN Van Gundy this week is I'm gonna go with one of my former guys here last year. Andre Drummond became only the second player in the past twenty six years to average fifteen points and fifteen rebounds in season. Now, he is on pace to become the first player to do it in back to back seasons. Since Moses Malone forty years ago.
Paul George of Oklahoma City Thunder sides with Jimmy Butler
"Reports have. Surfaced, George Sodano from ESPN is the main source of this. He says that the heat and the timber wolves had a deal done for Jimmy Butler. The two teams were exchanging medicals, which is the universal sports. Signed of a trade is done is. Now, let's make sure that this guy doesn't have a need. That's about to explode. They were exchanging the medicals and Tom tibidow called Pat Riley and asked for an additional piece to throw in at the last minute in the deal, Pat Riley called him in for and hung up. The phone on him. But as you've read reports all week for major awards and asking others. The two teams will certainly the heat hope to reengage with the timber wolves here before too long. My question is. How long till the nuggets get in there. How long till the nuggets decide you know, what let's throw our hat into the ring we have been through this as an organization before at some point this situation becomes untenable with a superstar that wants out the nuggets dealt with that with Carmelo Anthony. So. Could we potentially take advantage because my my guess is? That the nuggets have. You know, thrown at taxed maybe sent a Facebook message to the timber wolves. My guess is they haven't pushed very hard. Nothing more than just overtures and normal GM GM speak. Because one if you believe reports the nuggets label, Gary Harris is untouchable along with Nicole Yokich Jamal Murray, which I think is a nice thought, but. Let's be fair. At what those three guys are one of those guys does not have as high as ceiling as the other two, right? Like, I love Gary Harris. And I love what he's become but to label. Gary Harris untouchable is a little bit. Surprising. So there's that. But then there's also the idea of why in the world would the timber wolves wanted trae Jimmy Butler to the team that they just barely beat out for the postseason last year. And while that's still a valid question. If I were on, Minnesota's sports talk radio. I would be saying do not trade Jimmy Butler two the nuggets if you got to get rid of them get rid to the Eastern Conference. But again, how long? Can put up with questions like that. How long can Scott late in deal with being yelled at at practice by Jimmy Butler? How long can Karl Anthony towns Andrew Wiggins and Jimmy Butler awkwardly tiptoe around each other in the timber wolves locker room? I would say