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And so the first in the first three picks we have the Minnesota Timberwolves selecting Anthony Edwards.
My best fit for that team would be Devin vessel.
Um, nobody is expecting them to take Devin vessel.
Um, with the number one pick.
Maybe in a trade down scenario, they may, but, um, I just don't Don't see that happening.
Um, the with the number two pick, we have the Golden State Warriors taking James Wiseman with the best fit being Anakin Congo.
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Hey, what's up, Shapey? 93 I'm gonna just recap the picks and way got to pick three through pick three.
So, um, we got to Charlotte taking in the middle of all.
And I know you all had a, uh, se ah disagreement with that.
And that's kind of why we're here doing it.
You know what I'm saying? Because the because the fun part is not just watching the draft, but but, you know, um, second guessing and playing Monday was a Monday morning quarterback to to whoever you know makes the picks.
I wanted to say that e think Charlotte takes elemental ball there because I don't see Devante Graham and Terry Rozier having upside of a lamento ball at the point guard position.
Um, it's just, you know, I think that the kid has just got too much outside.
I'm not saying he's better than them right now, but I'm saying in the long run, he's definitely, in my view, a better player.
I think I think I'll both Graham and, uh, rules ear can play next to next to ball.
So it's just you're probably gonna have to pick between Graham and Rose here, right? So what do you think about all three of them? being on the floor at the same time.
That works, too.
I am, um, you know, looked at a scenario where all three on the floor at the same time.
I think Graham thrives the most.
And that's in that scenario because he can, you know, get the one on one attention that that he can dominate.
You know, I'm saying, as opposed to you know, him being on the ball, being focused of the defense and all that stuff.
So, yeah, I think both grows here and and Graham could play well off ball, so it just their willingness to make it work.
So with the number four pick, the Chicago Bulls are on the clock.
I think their team's strengths are they have a young core and valuable trade pieces.
So the valuable trade pieces I mentioned Arthritis Young and Otto Porter Jr.
Maybe even Laurie marketing.
Um, the the young core that I'm talking about is, you know, Kobe White window, Carter, um, Daniel Gafford, Um, and in a lorry marketing, I don't include Zach Lavine in that, even though he's, I think he's 25 but he's not a old player by any stretch, but he's definitely, you know, on on a different type.
Um, timeline or career career.
Yeah, it's interesting, though.
I heard that they like Danny a lot rhythm.
So let me let me tell the world who I have done slaughters to take, and then we can we can get into that.
So I have them drafting, killing in Hayes.
And I think the best fit for their team is killing Hayes.
And it's a that's a disappointment to Knicks fans because, you know, they didn't mean they drafted point guard two years in a row.
And, you know, um, seems like, you know, they seems like the Kobe White thing may not be he exactly what they thought it was gonna be.
Um, so it's you know, either you wait a couple of years to find out what Kobe White can give you at the point guard position or you draft a guy you know is better than him right now and is younger.
I don't know if he's better.
I think they're different, though Kobe White.
You know what you have? He gets okay.
Hey, Had like e Because you're 30 point games away or six or something.
He had some ridiculous run and even on so But they're interesting group, because I know I know.
Twitter really likes Hayes, right? Our Like, you said you went bye bye, Twitter.
So I could see that from what I've been reading, it seems like they like Denny and their new front office very keen on foreign players.
So right, when you look at them, you think they need a point guard? Um, well, so since I don't live in the New York tri state area when I watched the Chicago Bulls versus New York Knicks games in a bizarro way, I wanted to get in Chicago Bulls broadcast instead of the next broadcast.
You know so well during the games all game long, all they would talk about is how they have a gaping hole at point guard that they need to feel okay, you know what I mean? And and so on.
But that's before I even looked at Killian Hayes.
And so my question was, Well, you all knew that.
And you're drafted Kobe White.
Why don't y'all be patient enoughto have him learn nuclear position and you know their thing was Kobe White.
Maybe Lou Williams or Lou Williams type player, like, you know, can combo some, um, you know, but definitely not, you know, right now, definitely not the guy that's gonna be the floor, general.
Get others involved.
Um, you know, and and and, you know, drive winning atmosphere from the point guard position is gonna be a scorer.
Killian Hayes, On the other hand, um, has the potential to be in my in my view, has the potential to be, um, a Deron Williams type point guard and have that impact.
And if you couple if you play, if you're patient enough to play Kobe White um, Killian Hayes, Um Laurie Marketing Daniel Gafford window car for together.
You know, I think eventually that team could be, you know, a playoff caliber team.
Um, so I don't know if that's gonna be with on dso say say, next year or three years, but I think you know, eventually, you know, good point guard play.
Get that team to the playoffs.
What are your thoughts on the on the stories that scouts are not as high on Hayes as? Yeah, social media draftniks are e think I think that smoke man, I think I think I think all of that is like teams trying to, um, it's like it's like a NASCAR race, like, you know, in the beginning of the race.
You know how, um, drivers are always rubbing and drafting off each other in the beginning of the race, trying to trying to, you know, throw everybody off with the team.
Strategy is, I think that's what it is.
Um e I'll take your word for it.
But But I think, say indicates of the Knicks.
The Knicks are going to say We're not interested in trading up right now because everybody is the same.
But you say that just because you don't want Lamento balls or killing Hayes's stock to skyrocket close to draft time, when you do, come back and, you know, make a proposal.
So I mean, like, for instance, they say everybody is the same.
Four through 4 to 11 is the same.
12 through 35 is the same, and you play that because you just don't want to pay more than you know what? Um, you know what you feel like is decent value for a player because the team you're looking to trade with is looking to get everything they can for that asset.
And you're looking to pay the smallest amount possible to get that asset.
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I I appreciate y'all staying patient with, you know, while I go through my whack a issue, but eh? So what do you think? You remove all real quick about Tyree's Halliburton in that spot.
I hear that en ba n b A.
And if you think about, if they're sticking with, if you're if you're sticking with Levine, right and and you have Kobe White, I think Halliburton is actually a great fit because he's a He's a ball mover.
He's, you know, he's a connector.
Like you could play Halliburton with those two.
And then you know, those two ball dominant players and he'll be there to spot up and spread the floor.
And they moved the ball around no issues.
What do you think? Um, it's interesting.
I just, um I think we all have. Ah.
I think the consensus for guys that that value the point guard position like a guy that can actually threaten the defense with the drive.
You know what I'm saying with something, Whether it be flat out, foot speed, shiftiness or verticality.
And I don't know if Tom Rees Halliburton has any of that.
If he does, if he don't Yeah, I was going to say if I hadn't seen it, you know, I'm saying to not to say he's but but at the same time at the same time, Chicago doesn't have, um, issue with spacing because they have bigs that can shoot it.
You know, they have a lorry marketing that conduct in space.
The floor, they have a window. Carter.
When given the opportunity to shoot, he can he can shoot the ball.
You know, I'm saying his issue is is not staying healthy, you know what I mean? But saying out of all these teams at the top, right, that one team, the other team, the other the other team I could think of is, um, is Atlanta? But that's the one team with ah ball dominant player who Halliburton would be a nice fit next to so just a thought, womb.
So let me ask. So let me ask you there.
Since since you brought that up, who is the player that you think the Chicago Bulls should pick in this spot? Okay, I got to I got I gotta should.
And I got who I think they will, who they should.
So you have, ah, who they'll pick.
And then you have a best fit according to Rick.
So which one you want first? The Chicago Bulls pick? No.
But you want my best pick.
Or do you want the who? I think Chicago Bulls GM.
Who do you take if I'm the g m, I think I talked.
I just talked myself into it.
I think I would take a fiery caliber.
Okay. Over killing Hayes. Yeah.
But I think I think they're going to take Danny.
All right, So So the deal with Denny here is, and I think I may have had that.
You know, I have I have Chicago Bulls taking killing Hayes and uncle freezes.
Best fit is killing Hayes.
I think that I think the the the detainee Abd Asia narrative, I think, is, um I think it's forced.
I think it's like, e think Denny is the force year old guy like you, like Like everybody is forcing a year old guy into into, um the top five discussion.
Because when you when you watch it and I know he you know, he put up numbers late, right? And and it showed improvement.
And I think he's bigger than what we what we have been told, I think, and I don't know if he's 6768 I think he may be more like six.
Yeah, yeah, but we won't know until, you know, the official measurables and all that stuff come out.
But, um e don't know how guinea fits.
To be honest with you, I just don't see how he fits into Well, you know what? So they have a new coaching from office, so you can so you can throw the tape from last year and the year before last out the window.
So if that's the guy they want to get, you know, we'll see.
You know, we'll see how how he fits in and that system, You know, I heard any to Chicago for quite some time.
Um, it was kind of like I don't know if you remember the Luca to the Phoenix Suns thing when, before the draft, where the guy Igor such and such, had tight connection with Luca, and he wants them getting the Phoenix Suns job.
But the Phoenix Suns wind up drafting DeAndre 18 instead.
Um, so it seems like one of those narratives Where, Where? You know, you know, all these ties from previous relationships and people's preferences kind of have us thinking that the guy's a perfect fit based off relationship and not necessarily what they do on the court, though, um, they'll make it fit on the court we had because they have the past relationship.
Um, e don't I don't know.
I don't know if if Denny is gonna outplay or getting.
Let me ask you, this is Denny, Uh, 25 30 minutes a game rookie.
Hey, probably is.
I mean, he's playing professionally right now.
You're playing with, you know, former very low tier NBA players.
So, yeah, I think he could.
I mean, he's a guy that skilled he won't hurt you.
I don't think he has much high upside, but I feel like he could.
He could come in and play.
Um, I actually like your theory about the fact that, um, he's being forced, and I think that's applicable to a lot of the guys on here, because that's the nature of this draft, because these guys are there's no superstars.
So the safe guys were being elevated and then he's a safe guy.
I mean, he's not.
He's not a higher class guy, but he's the guy.
You see, they complain in the league for a long time.
So, yeah, that's why.
Yeah, and and so I'm not questioning his skills.
I'm not questioning his his, um handles in transition.
Um, I'm not questioning his transition, his vision, um, in transition.
I'm not, you know, debating his rebounding in his area.
I'm not debating any of that.
His his his growing three point shot.
What I'm saying is, is, um is it a fit for what Chicago wants to do? Um, with if you if you just go by What? What? Um, I keep one of calm Scott Brooks, But building up in Yeah, If you if you If you look at what Billy Donovan.
You get haze from what the three guard lineup people doing.
See? Right, Right, Right.
I think the benefactor in The Benefactor in Bizarro World to me in this situation is Kobe White.
You know what I'm saying? Because, you know, you know that Levin is gonna get hiss, you know? And I mean, he's gonna get his right.
Um, you see, that's why I e I think if you're gonna try to do a three guard lineup, I think Halliburton is a better fit because hes is terrible.
I mean, as a rest he played.
You know, the one thing about Hayes is that he he improves, had a rapid at a rapid pace, so But as the last time as the last time I've seen him off the ball is not his thing, he needs the ball in his hands.
And I don't think that's a good fit with the Chicago.
We can go into the next big right.
Chicago don't deserve this much time, right? Or because when the ball is now in his hand, a place take your upper.
Who's that? Yeah.
Yeah, basically, is a space, take her upper and when he doesn't have the ball.
And I know that's not a word, but whatever.
But then he didn't get.
They said he didn't have a potential to be two playoff ball, but every answer tape that I've seen he had the ball in his hand on the ball is coming his way.
Yeah, but so So he like.
And then he shot terribly off ball.
But the sample side was low because he had the ball in his hands pretty much 90% of the time.
So right, So I don't even know if I can trust the off the ball shot being that bad because it was bad.
I think it's like in the teams, but I think like 30 something shots.
So right, right, all right, I'm curious.
And what's clean? Cleanly gonna dio? All right, so So let's So let's let's talk about Cleveland.
So eso the Cleveland Cavaliers? I have their team needs as being Where is it? So Cleveland, Cleveland, He needs Pete, uh, wings.
Wings wing there because they have.
They have depth at veteran big man.
So they have Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Andre Drummond, Aziz Biggs their point guard situation is Darius Garland. Collin ***ton.
Um um, they play Kevin Porter at the two and three.
I don't like Kevin Porter at the three.
Long term at his size, even though the n b a is going smaller, I think Kevin Porter, um, at at the two has probably the long term deal even in when they go three guard lineup.
So I think they need to get a bigger guard, um, to go to play, you know, with them.
And I think they don't think they have don t X Um right.
He was like, 3rd, 4th string.
He wasn't getting a much burn as I thought, and there was another guard there.
I can't remember who it is.
This, um, I can't remember who the other guard, but anyway, they had another guard there that I feel like they should replace.
You know, I'm saying with some youth, um, So I have them taking devin vessel.
Um, and I know Knicks fans are like dad freezing man, You get a, uh, but but what do you do? I mean, what do you do when you need when you don't need a big and you don't need a point guard.
I mean, what do you do? Do you trade back, or do you just take the best wing player in the draft? Do they not need a big though? So I know, I know.
Love is under that ridiculous contract.
It's just uncomfortable, Believe is a free agent.
And they just traded for drumming, drumming Islam a one year deal.
But I assume since they created from there gonna be sign him.
I actually I kind of like it will be topping here.
Maybe, you know, local product May.
Yeah, that's that's like when the When I was doing the mark, I was like, You know what? This is the convenient and no knock on your the point I'm talking about in my mind now.
I was like, This is a convenient narrative.
Do play that dating.
You know what I'm saying? Getting drafted by the Cavs hometown.
But they still have that.
They still have Larry Nance Jr.
And they still have Justin Thompson.
Just Justin Thompson in the camps already said that they're gonna work on the deal this offseason.
You know, I'm saying then you have Kevin love, and then you have Andre Drummond.
So if you draft Obi Topping, what do you do? And with Obi Topping in a five man rotation, do you five man rotation? You know what I'm saying? Okay, so you know, this is us not having not having the benefit of inside information in the front offices, but, uh, is is love back to the point where he's happy again because he wanted to get out.
He was He was done.
Yeah, with talent.
*** is he was in the comments section A Yes, Yes.
Is he loving again? It's Kevin Love loving again.
Uh, I'm not I'm not for sure.
And in my mind, the perfect situation would be, um um the Cleveland Cavaliers trade.
Um, um Kevin Love to Portland for Nas.
Little and like, draft picks and stuff.
Where? Port, Where Kevin love can go be the this this this stretch for the small ball five.
The veteran championship guy helping them get over the hump.
You know what I'm saying? My only date deal is Portland's always hurt.
And if you add Kevin, love to the mix, you're like and another guy that's, you know, in that mix, you know, kids just hurt.
Um, C j playing through injuries.
You know, what I'm saying is like, you know, how much can one team take it? Basically, Um, but I think Devin vassal hair, though, allows you to go ***ton quarter vessel love Drummond about about a curl? Um, I just can't see.
I just can't see him in a situation where that team that stressed.
So they're a team that that struggles for offensive stretches just like the next? Well, you know, just like most, a lot of young teams do struggle for offense and stretches like when their best score goes off the floor, you know, they can't figure out a way to get easy shot for another guy.
You know what I'm saying? Um, so it Z, you know, and then Plus, I think Okoro is too long.
Obviously, if he was, if he was ah, if he was a baseline, guys, he was like an average offensive guy and a great defensive guy.
Then I could see him, you know, doing you in Cleveland and then, you know, working on his offensive and potentially turning into a Jake Robert type it may be eventually, something better, you know, over the years.
But right now I don't see him as a guy.
I think it z I think he's It's five on five on one end and four or five on the other end is basically what I'm getting at.
Well, to across credit, he can handle the ball they can play makes.
So he's not a complete waste on the offensive end.
I think they got a lot of guys on Cleveland.
They want to shoot the ball, right? Men.
You don't want to play defense so I can see a coral there, but about I e s.
So you have you have faith in his playmaking right now? Right now? I do on the road.
But right now Oh, yeah.
Right now? Yeah.
Right now he's e have faces.
Playmaking? I don't know.
In the half court.
How much? I mean, he could do a little bit a little bit. Pick and roll.
Um, he's a good decision maker.
He's a great finisher, right? Oh, yeah. Fantastic.
So I could see it.
I'm to my two choices.
There is. Ah coral or topping.
And the top and thing is really just like you said, the local product thing.
And I'm thinking maybe they tryto let, like, Kevin love free.
Uh, we'll pick up yet.
That was That's our were actually something happened.
I don't know what happens if Cleveland Okay.
And so with the pick here at Cleveland Art basically, you know, have them going Devin Natural, Um, here, as as their three in D Wing.
And, you know, with the with, um, with the mindset that Darius Garland is a second unit point guard and Kevin Porter Jr is the future of the two position on DSO.
Let's see, I could So that means So that means your point is ***ton.
And and so you do that because, you know, Kevin Porter Jr is multi dimensional.
They can do, can do a lot of stuff.
Um, you know, I think he was probably one of the steal of the draft last year.
I think it had to do a lot with off course stuff.
People not liking some things that may have been in his, um, circle or whatever, but not basketball related.
Um, so I think, I think.
And it also solves a deal.
Where you where now you can have Kevin Porter Jr defended points and ones and twos, and you can have Devin vassal defend ones twos and threes as opposed to, um, partner having to guard everybody.
Whoever the best player is, Porter Jr has thio, you know, guard that person.
All right? I was thinking of coral there.
Um, Cora? Yeah, so that you know, because ***ton Garland k p j Love all those guys want to shoot? Yeah, they took.
They took that kid, will, er to a couple of years ago, but not last year, But so I could see that actually getting picked up is getting picked the head of a car? No, no, I don't think that's what will be taken before the Cora.
He's like such a like a eh? NBA scouts like wet dream or something like like they always have those guys that and then like like they just don't do it.
But I could see they could take a coral or will be topping will be topping.
Those are my two choices.
Because, like I don't think Kevin loves, like, you know you have.
You should have me in art because we think of like, too much, eh? So why would you? So why would you go overtopping when you have Larry Nance Jr Christine? Because she's very nice.
He's not because he's Larry Nance Jr.
Yeah, eso The reason The reason why I say that is because you have your big rotation of Andre Drummond, Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love, Obie Topping Larry Nance Jr.
That's like five guys.
You wanna get minutes to e in like a recap? Um, it's real quick if you could get the capital. You're not.
Okay, so So we have.
So I have on guy.
Let them recap to in just just just just for the sake.
So I have, um, Minnesota going, um, Anthony Edwards.
I have I have Golden State going, Um, they what? I have Charlotte going Miller, the ball on at Chicago Ogoni E kicked three.
And hey, a and Cleveland going Devin vessel.
So you want to recap Y'all's why? If you have one board mine's Edwards Weitzman ball.
I think I put, uh, Danny a veggie asia and then five I put hope you're talking.
You have Denny going for okay? Okay.
I have that too.
She But that's that's different.
So that's that's to me.
I think that's who I'm hearing that they like.
So that's the only reason eso eso y'all Y'all can see Denny in Chicago.
E I wouldn't take him.
If it was may, I wouldn't I would take probably.
Hey, I'll do what you did.
I would take a It's probably for Chicago, right? Yeah.
But like you missed it, though, I talked myself into Tyreese in Chicago.
Halliburton? Yeah, because for a couple reasons, because I'm hearing Wasserman kind of swayed me.
And I've heard a couple of places where a lot of scouts like Tyreese more because of the fact that you know this this draft is so up on down that they like the like, the high floor guys, those guys being elevated.
So But if I was, if you're trying to do a three guard lineup, if you're trying to make trying to get white to play alongside Levine, I don't think you want Hayes because Ace can't do nothing at the moment without the ball in his hands.
Right? And Tyreese is the one guy that those two white and Levin can go crazy.
You'll be there for Hey, as long as as long as the team takes tyreese Allibert and away from the e don't want him to e o Go ahead.
Chicago, do you think Is there any other option for for Charlotte? Aside from ball, that has to be ball.
Uh, you're asking me, right? Um, yes, they could go Conwell.
Can you see Jordan do that? Yeah, Mhm.
But it was not like a combo was a bad college player.
He was pretty good.
Yeah, yeah, but But I'm gonna tell you the reason why I don't see them doing that is because a few years ago, they took a kid named Bismack beyond right, And I thought at you know, Underside Center was gonna be like, you know, the wave and a lot of people did at the time.
And my man and they got burnt really bad with beyond bow.
And it was just e like that.
E Congo is way better.
Probably five times better than that.
Dude, You know what I'm saying, but it z one of those deals where you like, you know.
Should we try this again? You know, I could see a condom.
It's gonna be like either like the best, best center available or low available.
Like I think that was assumed.
You're talking about.
Hey, that's a birdie and that ****, man. You're talking.
Atlanta So number.
So Atlanta Atlanta, pick six. Right.
So here's the thing with Atlanta.
So they have trade.
Young Kevin Herder and reddish.
What's the other guy? Clint Capela, Clint Capela, DeAndre 100 Clint Capela.
And so they have.
They have recommended theory.
Tiu, Tiu make the playoffs at you Don't know what spot it is that they need to really from that they really need to address Personally, I think when guard is the position they need to address, because when trade young comes off the floor, their offense goes in the tank.
You know what I'm saying? But did you drop the backup point guard? This high is the question.
That's that's the question I asked.
So, um, here Here is where I just made a bold decision.
Um, instead of a point guard this time.
No, they're not going.
They're not coming.
Backup point guard, I think I think they might.
I think they're in the market for little Williams.
E think they're going to take as a coral right here.
They got a lot of money there.
E think that they could go for a little Williams in the free agency, so I don't think they would go back a pointer.
Yeah. Yeah, they confined.
Yeah, basically, Basically, what you're saying is they can find a backup point guard off the street, But here, they need to add add legit Blessed best player available on demand, right? Yeah, right.
E could see you them taking vassal.
Oh, Koro or you guys had any available to? So, um yeah, Danny is still available, so Yeah, I could take Will you put vessel going already so I could see your core or Jenny.
Um, so So what benefit does does Did he bring to the team? Like, how does he beat out Cam Reddish and DeAndre hunter for minutes? Um, I was just potential with this kid.
Yeah, e think he's got.
I think he's got hot.
Yeah, you can make plays.
You know, he doesn't just have to be trade young making plays for the team.
So it was a combination you get credit for when you just traded for Um, yeah.
Why would you? Why would you drive accountable when you just traded for a ****in power? And I think they still have the I think they still have that young raw kid, Thio.
They still have Dwayne Dedmon Damon.
And they also have What's his name? Fernando.
Bruno. Fernando. Yeah, that's right. Yeah.
And they also have the other guy who got Clint Capela, Clint Capela.
He's getting paid till 2023.
Collins, Fernando, Deadman.
They're good. I gotta try reason.
Because that Tyree's kinda tyreese can play with with young.
Uh, that za small backcourt like I know you 65 but like their week is hell, yeah.
You mean district right there.
You know, a little bit.
Don't get pushed around.
Yeah, but I don't think I don't think I don't think tyreese is a guy you need to worry about.
Even starting at the point that they have they have wings.
They have reddish reddish steps up.
Reddish would probably be the guy there.
They got Hunter.
Oh, I'm giving them Tyree's on my board.
Okay, I gave them.
Gave him a Cora's.
Well, yeah, and I see why you go Halliburton here, even though I I picked a car with myself, I think, and so the real just to establish something, I picked a coral here not because I think he's a contributor, but I think if he unlocks everything, he could be bona fide NBA superstar.
If everything is unlocked because he has, like, the raw skills, like the super athleticism, he already brings defense to the table.
He already has, you know, some handle that he could, you know, play make a little bit and such.
But if he if he gets the opportunity, um, to flourish on the offensive end and the defensive end, I think you have a hell of a three way to a player in a Carlo.
I think this is This is my Grand slam swing right here for the Hawks.
You know, just maybe trying to find a superstar because at the end of the day.
If he flops, they still have camera edition. DeAndre.
Uh, also, I also have another reason for Tyreese, By the way, they're like one of the worst three point shooting teams in the league, despite having Trae Young.
Yeah, so I wouldn't give him a call.
So So who picked seven? The Detroit Pistons? Detroit? Thats where hes goes on my boy.
All right, so killing him gone.
All right, so I have them taking, uh, Denny every visa.
Yeah, with the with the best fit actually being will be topping.
And the reason why I have many of these you're here is because I had killing go to Chicago, so he's not left on my boy.
But I have Denny.
Did he go in here where you have where he can develop into the three slash four playing her? Yeah.
You go ahead, go ahead home.
I don't know if they have a three.
You don't have a seco.
They got Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I thought you were before.
Yeah, he's like a He's like a knocks.
He's like a three floor shoot from the outside.
Plus, they got a Christian would if they resign him.
Yeah, I would play.
I could see them going.
Would Mboya and Denny, You know, fan e that, like the Christian would.
I'm not I don't Not Christian would as much, you know, But I know some people like, like, not Christian, Would I? Don't they go? They go over, like, overboard, Like e tell you why I tell you why.
Because they take and they do this with a lot of players.
So they do you like Christian would? And then if you ever criticized the kids so they conflate the two together.
When to me, I treat all knicks being someone there in our uniforms.
So I don't care if it took you 15 years to figure out how to shoot.
But if you know how to shoot with your wearing orange and blue, you're good with me.
Yeah, they e people are probably, you know, why the hell did we get Allan Houston? E.
What? Yeah, all right.
There's a difference, right? If I have to sit there and watch you for six years trying to figure out how to play, I'm that's different than you coming in as a free agent and you're ready to go.
So I'm like, So so it's not the same.
I just saw art putting the chat.
That that a coral Maybe.
Yep, But any figure in player, any player like a coral can go.
Either way, he can be just Winslow or he could be quiet.
But I think it's more.
It's safer to say Justin Winslow than quiet because I was a fire.
He's like he's Yeah, And plus, Kawai is a freak like he got.
I read where his hands like proportionately or the size of personality.
Chuck put Tony Allen on.
He got in his wingspan.
What is his wing span like 73 or something like that.
So he was a free coming up.
He's a freak, freakish human beings.
So it just cracks me up.
Whenever some defensive guy comes out the like, he could be the next co I.
It could be the next butler, maybe, but not the next Kawai give Hawaii's Dude.
He's not a big on the cloth for a reason. Exactly.
His hands were ridiculous.
Usually do it with such big hands.
Have difficulty shooting.
Yeah, and handling.
Yeah, probably be able to do all that.
Yeah, well, CO is different, but in terms of of the seven pick man Detroit getting to me To me, Detroit getting Denny is like them swinging for the fences, hoping they get the All Star euro.
You know what I mean? Like, and it's not even All Star.
It's not even your old but the all star player that revives their franchise as a person, as opposed to, you know, the safe play going and getting a guy that maybe, like, you know, 17 points and 10 rebounds, as you know, as a high water mark for their for bear.
If they get Denny and then he's a stuffed.
So if they get Denny and Denny is something like Luca, Detroit wins.
If they If Denny is just is something just, you know, a good eh? NBA player.
Detroit wins, but a lot of us don't see bus potential in Denny.
I mean, I don't At least I don't see them because either because I don't think he's gonna have the ball in his hands like that.
So you have a you have obeyed topping.
Still available? Why? Why don't when they take over topping and just let Christian would walk because they have Blake Griffin.
That building right there.
A salesman? Yeah.
Choice that choice.
Not a great place.
So the reason why I s so they have.
They have Blake Griffin, and they have a huge void in in the backcourt, right? Like they wanna add and some playmakers there.
But do you do you take do you Do you gamble on Carol Lewis Jr here, You know? No, not the way you're not the way your board fell, but our denies board.
Kelly and Hayes is still available, so I would I would I would.
Killian here? Yeah.
Even though i e could be biased and just put some weird name in here just so you know what, that's not Well, that would be a Hey, well, in Chill out, man.
Just a Let it rockets coming.
You know, it's coming.
Just give us a chance to get get through Detroit, like, So here's the thing with Detroit.
I think Detroit has limited the Detroit have limited draft picks.
This draft? Yeah, Yes, I only have one draft pick.
And that's seven.
Eso I think they have to make the safe play here because, you know, if you write with the Knicks, did if you if you if you swing for knocks and knocks is a bus at least you got Mitchell Robinson in the second round.
You know what I mean? E was a sweet swing, though.
Nobody knew what Iwas who was Metro Robinson when we talk.
That was a swing.
E was really was a Like I remember he wasn't like the McDonald's All American game.
I think you know.
So e was somebody? Yeah, a summer e actually.
Like, Whoa, I could play until summer league.
But eso I have him going there, you'll have killing and going to Detroit s.
So next up is before we move on. Freeze.
So you said that was a point you made about.
They only have one pick.
So? So let's say they only have using that logic.
If you have one pick who's the super safe pick right there If you're trying not Thio, if you're trying to get at least a double or something.
I go with many overkill.
I think Obie Obie is more safe.
Yeah, You think? Okay, Well, look at the griffins.
Always hurt, like I don't think that.
And then and then Christian was a free agent.
You could walk anywhere you go anywhere you want, so that might give them leverage.
I don't see what leaving Detroit go, man.
You know, And and so the thing is, is not that I think, don't think Christian was is a bad player.
That's not what I'm saying, because I think he's an excellent of all the players we talked about all summer long, including Damian Lillard and other dudes.
When you look at who impacts, winning the most Christian would impacted winning the most for a team that was absolutely trash eso that lets you know that just let you know if you add him toe other guys that when you may be looking at a playoff contender, if everybody is pulling their own weight in terms of winds and making winning plays, then you have a playoff contender.
In my opinion, you know, it always comes down the money and then also I think the guy, the guy that was impossible for bringing him to Detroit.
That guy's gone.
Okay, so that's so That's one connection.
You know, I could be joining straws here, but at the end of the he's a free agent.
And if you want a Detroit wanna bet on Blake Griffin staying healthy, I don't think they're gonna bet on Blake Griffin staying healthy.
But at the same time, I think they're gonna be I know they're gonna be It's gonna be Who wants him the most.
I think that's always gonna come down because somebody's gonna over pay it.
Could either be us were to be done.
So I don't buy the whole thing.
I don't see him leaving.
Detroit is gonna be He's probably He's probably the best value in the market this off season.
So Wake is the free agent? I don't know.
So shaping 93 you mean start over by doing a Detroit Piston rebuild, or you're talking about trading? Are you talking about trading away Blake Griffin and the vets and starting your franchise? Okay.
So Shapey 93 says, um, the pistons should just do a complete rebuild uh, griffin and and others and doing a rebuild.
Now, if that's what you want to do right here, then I think I'll be topping.
E don't know or even calm Rose by Congress.
And play also has to go.
Because Detroit Detroit isn't a weird situation where they're half rebuilding.
Have trying to create a winner at the same time.
Because some of the guards they rolled out this year you won't be able to pick them out of a police line up.
You know what I'm saying? Some kid named Brown, some other people, some other pieces.
I think right now what they're looking to do, it may be hit that reset button, Find them a franchise player in the draft.
Well, I could tell you tell you the words from the GM.
His words were I quote, they're trying to retool, not rebuild.
He'll be gone in two years.
You could retool when you have.
You could retool when you already have talent.
When you already have talent, then you're like, you know what? I have Devin Booker.
Um, let me find a guy that I can plug in whenever.
For when Devin Booker is not on the court, but they don't have Devin Booker.
They have Lukin on e mean they don't have.
They don't have Anthony Davis.
They have Blake Griffin.
You know what I mean? Eso his words.
So e, appreciate that quote, though, I because I didn't I didn't I had never heard you kind of have to say it, though, like you didn't even comment on Christian would because he was, like, always a free agent.
You think in a place like Detroit I know New York.
You kind of have to double talk like that.
But you think in a place like Detroit, they would freak out.
If you say rebuild, they don't get nobody in the booth E.
So you're ready to move on? Thio.
So So here's my thing, man.
Um, I tried to be is unbiased.
You know, I am Ronnie Smith on that line, like, seven times eso.
So? So here's the thing with the next, I have the next taking on yucca Congo, and it hurts my heart because we have Mitchell Robinson.
Right? So, um, the deal is I think the talent is too much toe pass, even with Carol Lewis and Tyree's Halliburton still available on my board.
I even looked at at the kid Patrick Williams and Coal Anthony and I thought to myself, um without trade Patrick Williams and Coal Anthony for Anelka.
So that makes it makes a con.
Will the definitive pick at this point, um, and and Uncle freezes best fit is Anucha Congo.
Be topping over care.
Lewis over Halliburton over Patrick Williams over Aaron D.
Smith over Coal Anthony.
I wouldn't say he's the best fit, though.
I don't know who Who else, Jeff, On your based on your board, I think there would be a riot among Knicks fans if they passed on Obi Topping today.
We're gonna It's gonna be a right when they see this video because Chuck said I didn't have pants on for one and a Secondly, I passed over.
I passed over a point guard, so it's gonna be a It's gonna be a riot regardless What happens? Eso yeah, man.
Yeah, e uh, good player. He's an asset.
So even if ultimately we don't even keep them, Um, he's a He's a good treating piece or Mitch or Mitch becomes the treating piece.
Uh, you know me.
I don't I don't fall in love.
So yeah, I took a comet.
Was so all three of us to go combo at a You know, I would.
I have Devon back.
Still in your board.
So why don't you have them go to 77 to Detroit, have killing and going to the Detroit? Oh, yeah, that's right. That's right.
But I have killing bones to Detroit, man.
Okay, so So I have and And let me let me let me preface or not Preface.
But let me say this another point of, uh, had a multi pronged approach to the number eight pick.
So the Knicks have multiple picks, right? And so I feel like if you get a combo here, you could get comparable point guard talent at 27 or use 27 38 to trade back up into the draft to get comparable point guard talent.
Yeah, I think it's I think it's risk.
I think it's, um thats why the board falls like this.
It's just kind of thinks, but it is risky.
I don't know if you will get starting caliber A 27.
Okay, It could you could.
It just all depends how it how it falls.
But you may, or you may not.
There could be a run on the point guards in the teams in early twenties, right? Right.
And so and so, you know, again pointing.
But I was thinking to myself, Is Killian Hayes and Zeke Nagy comparable to a neck accountable and maybe a Tyrell Terry? Yeah. Yeah.
That's really either either of those two combinations outside up for but Tyrell Terry's never fall in the 27.
Yeah, people moving a lottery, But you could move, but yeah, but I'm thinking 27 38 together, it was a month set.
Trade up together. Yeah.
Who wants Who wants to be from the teams? Want to go down to 27? Maybe Miami Boston.
Well, know Boston is at 14 books is probably gonna also gonna look to trade up because three picks is not gonna make their roster.
Yeah, right, right, right.
So they have a right now, so they have a glut right now.
And then Boston doesn't just have three first round picks.
They also have ah, for a second.
So they have four draft picks in this draft and me.
So treating trading down to save money no longer really is applicable.
Once you get this far down the price, you're not saying how much money? No. Right.
I don't see how you're going to train back up in the draft without start to start talking about future pigs, right? Mhm e.
I think I asked Chuck and Chuck and freezing this yesterday.
Would you like, should the Knicks look at taking Denver's pick and taking Will Barton's contract on your eyes in the 22? Yeah.
Yeah, I think that's more likely.
Is getting one of these teams to give you a contract for their, you know, taking on abstract for their pick.
Then then 27 38 didn't do anything.
Yeah, I read eso uh So So I go a Congo here.
So So who do you guys take? Care E for the next So topping toppings gone on my board.
So it's top toppings gone on mine too.
So only you have to explain to the next fans why they didn't take overtopping.
Yeah, that's Zo Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Point your man I'm watching my hands Eso eso Here's the thing So here's the thing.
So Chuck's a part time comedian.
Secondly, And secondly, um, I did a video is a video on on our on the YouTube channel And then I gotta get you all to come over to YouTube to man the the I don't have as many tech issues when I do YouTube, but, um, but I have a video of that says that asked Knicks fans how Maney power forwards there's once he need.
I mean, we legit talk power forward all the time.
Like like our our offseason needs.
People were talking about getting Gallinari, Jeremy Grant and Davis four times and then drive will be topping and a you signed Julius Randle, Taj Gibson.
I mean, how many powerful was this one? Is there a law against, you know, not signing or drafting any other player? E.
A counter argument about taking over topping e mean about not taking will be topping.
So let's pretend, let's pretend they don't re time Portis, right? Mhm.
I'm pretty sure they're gonna I'm pretty sure Gibson is safe.
Do we all agree? Yeah, right.
So, Gibson, Mitch Randall in the Congo.
You have No, You have no shooter in the front court, right? No.
Well, my scenario, I'm definitely looking to move random like one of those bigs or two.
If if we drafted a comma, we're definitely moving.
Like Randall or Mitchell.
Alison, One of the things I want to avoid is making a pick that forces you to make to have to make a move right, because there's no guarantee you're gonna be ableto make the move, right, So yeah.
So So you're saying you know why draft accountable here when that may force you to trade Mitch, right? No, you have to look for somebody for Randall Or basically, basically, you can't go into the season with those four.
Nope. You cannot.
But now I think those guys aren't movable.
Accept Taj, maybe.
And I think I think Tajiks coming back.
So e need away them and then like giving a What does he beat? But he didn't want allow you to do that? The CBO, I think that way just come up on waivers.
Think the money.
We ain't got nothing to worry about With regards to money, people worry about the money too much.
Got it? Yeah, but rather spend that nine on something else.
Yeah, I think it gets 9.5.
Well, okay, well, I think he's whether we waive him, he's coming back, so I don't are, but they do it.
He's I know he's coming back.
S so what do you think about the Washington Wizards? Like, what are the Washington Wizards gonna do at nine? I could see them going small forward.
We have tomorrow.
Read much more is a powerful right.
Um, combo, I think he was like, Combo.
He's either one.
So you know that, like Rick still has a condo available.
I got a core available to Wow, Carl Walter Nunn.
It is what it is.
It is what it is, bro.
I'm telling e mean from a from a from just a basketball fan perspective.
I think this draft seems to be a little bit deeper than what I think the mainstream media is saying.
I think the narrative maybe just that.
Like, Yeah, I'm not saying it's full of stars, like, you know, bona fide Hall of Famers.
I do think that the overall death Oh, you know what I'll say. I'll say this.
I think this draft is a b student.
Like it's not a plus student is not the you know it's not, You know, the salutatorian.
You know what I'm saying? Which you only get one of those.
But I think overall, I think the class is like a B rated class, like Oh, that is definitely that was in the All right.
What's up, Member? Yeah, my man.
Some are saying in the building Shout out to someone saying What's happening, man, What's good? So who do you have? So who do you who do you have? Um, going? I have always cop in here.
Uh, I've Devon vessel.
Vessels to 10 to eat.
No, it's a nine tonight.
E going on the board, right? Yeah, E Yeah.
We just flip it.
So I have a coral here.
You have a car? Oh, at nine.
Yeah, I think I think we're all I think we all have guys that slid a little bit further than way, do I? I don't think I have any, I guess.
Um, Corals. Yeah.
And I gotta Congo Congress still available, so Okay.
Yeah, they need a So how does your pick impact the Washington Wizards? It helps with defense.
Their defense is terrible.
Defensive team in the league, you know, like, yo Frank dropped 20 and 10 on them.
Oh, it's close his clothes.
You need defenders.
E That made Charles the night right there.
20 trained against my body.
E I got No, I got no retort to that.
Yeah, so All right, so So next up is the Phoenix Suns at 10.
I have them taking, and I know you're gonna smack me here, but I have them taking care of Louis Union at 10.
I have Tyreese Allibert and go in there a while.
Wow, that is That is very, very smart, man.
And so my uncle freezes.
Best fit is Tyree's Halliburton.
Just, like, just like to pay you pick.
But I don't think they'll I think e think the Phoenix Suns fans are gonna be less open to a good basketball player and more open to a guy that reminds them, maybe of of, um, dollar tree version of Kevin Johnson.
Hey, I don't know if you remember Kevin Johnson and that you're talking about.
You're talking about Kyra Lewis.
I took, like, Tyree's caliber e know what? Well, the sun's air closer to be being a playoff team.
So they're gonna need a guy who could come in and play now.
So that's why a sense is that about what you just said freeze about them being concerned about the draft keeping my last year they took Kim Johnson, so they you know, they can't be shocked.
So I think e okay with whoever they pick.
But But they had the best starting five in the entire MBA.
Yeah, with just get to play toe.
You bray Rubio Booker, Uh, take a salary dump? Yeah, not not good. Yeah.
They can't wait to get home.
They want they just wanna give them for free because they got so much they think they're feeling very generous.
But, you know, e best starting lineup in the entire NBA in terms of that rating school.
Yeah, they don't need much.
I do understand the your pick, the Kyra Lewis pick.
But I think when you get to this point when you get this, this this'll level, that's when you start taking BP A.
Because you'd see me stack like Denver has been doing.
I'm thinking of Congo because he's the big.
He's the highest rated player on my board.
Congo as a backup to Ayten.
Or you could play.
You can play if they wanna go big to compete with the Lakers.
You can play a problem with 80.
Um, if you if you don't and then if you are, it is already there.
I think 18 would probably play the four and Congo plays the center.
Yeah, in terms of in terms of Who's Defending who? Yes, yeah, and then it in, like eight likes to shoot jumpers, right? Right.
And he started extend out for the three quarter.
I know you know a, uh, Karen Lewis Jr breaking down defense's and kicking out to Cam Johnson, Devin Booker or Mikhail Bridges for threes I mean, and And also I just honestly think Monty Williams has thrown his hat in the ring as a top seven MBA coach.
He's been there.
He's been that? Yeah.
Yeah, because because the dude god**** next man to interview him for a minute.
Yeah, and he took a bunch of cats that look like they didn't fit together and made them play and then went eight No, in a bubble when everybody knew it was a drag race to the end of the season.
And they went eight.
No, I mean, they would have had a better record if that if they were able to play with that five for longer stretch.
But, you know, it's like suspension injuries suspended.
Yeah, okay. Got hurt.
I'm in number girl.
You know, you know, Rubio was hurt because Jevon Carter wind up playing a lot more minutes than I think he deserves.
And if it's like Trigger Lewis in that in that role, I think you probably get even mawr out of their offense.
Which is insane thing you can think about, You know, because Jevon Carter is a way Jevon Carter is a upside defensive minded point.
guard, But it's actually a good defender, though.
He's a threat, though.
Yeah, he was a before.
I'm just I just I just want you know that anyways anyways.
So who puts 11? So pix? 11 San Antonio Spurs.
Um, so right here I think the perfect player fits the perfect system team.
So right here I have Tyreese Halliburton going to the San Antonio Spurs.
I think it's, I think it's It's a match made in heaven.
I love the John Murray, you know, But John Murray doesn't bring offense.
He's Oh my God, he's a high upside athletic defensive player.
He's injury prone.
I think the I think Tyree's Halliburton is the play right here.
I think it z not just narrative, I believe, Um, high i Q Smart guy goes to us a team or franchise that values, um, substance over flash.
Uh, I took Jaylin Smith here.
Jalen, Dude, you You are a gambler by nature, Boss e never going to the dice game with you.
A bridge in 20.1.
You know, they got I think they're gonna start looking to the future, so I'm ironically e think they're going to restart their rebuild this year.
When they take on Halliburton, I think they're gonna get rid of the old man River Squad of Rose in Gay and the Markets.
And look to rebuild with the draft.
Um, you know, starting with Halliburton.
Um, you know, they have Lani Walker.
They have Derek White.
They have Jonathan Johnson, baby.
It towards the end of the season.
He was like, ah, lottery pick, like most of the year and then just went so yeah, yeah, yeah, eso So what do you think? About What do you think that bad? What you think of that backcourt of those four guys that I mentioned? Like, who would start and and who the backups do you play Kelvin Johnson over, um, Derek White and Lani Walker.
Um, do you Do you have Halliburton start with John Murray coming back from injury? Mhm.
So? So what do you have you have? So they have Aldridge, obviously.
Center Rudy, get power forward.
DeRozan that small forward? Yep.
Derek White, Derek White.
And there's around the Murray or they go.
Would they go Lani Walker? No, because they might go. Derek White back.
Spurs like athletes.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Or do you go a win here? Is there? Ah, wing that you like Patrick Williams? Maybe your boy Naysmith.
You love that three point shooters? Yeah, they do need three point futures.
I would go either Naysmith or Patrick Williams here, and I'm tryingto figure out who I would have him take.
So you basically want to flip the coin here? Is it? Is it Is it that close or or are you thinking like one guy has more long term potential? One guy plays right away.
I think I would go with with Patrick Williams because he is a 34 And they got a lot of young wings and guards beyond the Naismith, despite despite the fact that you probably the best shooter among them, Maybe potentially, he might get lost in the shuffle.
Whereas I think Patrick William will get opportunity to play.
So I've made up my mind.
I'm going Patrick wings.
E was either doing Patrick rulings.
Yeah, so But he told Jaylin Smith Yeah, I'm taking the upside play here.
Um, so that leaves us with e Sacramento Kings at 12.
I think their team strength is they have, um, Playmakers and buddy Hail the Aaron Fox.
Um, and the other young shooting guard they have? Yeah.
So they have initiators guys that could get you some offense.
Um What what? I what I don't think they have, um, is defense and an overall team that, um and the reason why I say that is because they when when injuries hit them, they just couldn't recover.
They didn't have enough depth to stay afloat in the West.
Oh, eso I have them taking.
Where is that mental? I have them taking Josh Green.
The shooting guard from Arizona, uh, is a reach.
It was one that was crazy.
But are you really like that? Yeah, I like him, too.
So So here's the reason why I What? I felt compelled eso a few years ago.
Um, they signed, um, that levin to offer sheet be four years.
Whatever a million dollar thing and s o in my mind, Josh Green is Kanda, like that type player.
Almost except we're where, Except where Zach Lavine is a great shooter score.
Josh Green is less of that, but he's Mawr defensive.
So now you have a guy that could defend guys.
12 and three for for Sacramento, where you nobody is. Not.
And I don't know about the young kid, the other about Banovic.
I don't know if he can, but but I know from watching games that these guys will play defense in the backcourt so bad.
And Josh Green at least gives them some D and oh, yeah, I like I like jazz screen, but I think that's a little high firm.
Okay? Like he reminds me like one of those, like Tyler hero Clay Thompson picks like kind of players.
All right, but, uh, I'm thinking I'm thinking Patrick Williams for May.
Patrick Williams over here.
Yeah, I got the Smith because Bogdanovich is a free agent, and in the hill, you has choose with the front office, right? He's on the trading block, so I consider Naysmith bigger healed, right? You would put them at small forward, right? You could play him at the shooting guard order Small forward.
To develop his ball handling um, to be even better, but he'll he'll needed to do the same when the infant league.
So, yeah, that's who I have there.
And that kind of gives them leverage in trying Thio find a find a deal for a bloody hell.
Because if I'm a GM, if I'm a GM before this pick is made and they're on the phone talking buddy, you know, like, hey, man, give me a first round pick for Buddy.
I'm like, No, I could just take a Ronnie Smith e a eight for buddy Healed in 12.
Hell, yeah, we do that.
Some of the Knicks.
Yeah, Yeah, we do that.
And I actually, uh I mean, I would do it, but I'm trying to think they only do that to save money because they're trying to trying to decide on the Bogdanovich.
Right? I think I think we might be taking this.
First of all, I just read that the captive probably gonna say the same.
Okay, that's one thing.
And I think the whole saving money thing is going overboard because dudes they're talking about getting way for nothing just because they're trying to save money.
Thio That doesn't make any sense.
It's like it's like something Mills will do.
Why would you trade you trade you grade just to create cash space without knowing that you can get a friend? Frankly, yeah.
You could end up with nothing you could end up with no great and no French bank for you.
Yeah, like I like, I keep telling them just because somebody is expendable, accessible doesn't mean that they're trying to give them to you for free.
You could mean it still has value, even if they want to get rid of.
Even even what happened here is that they got success in the bubble.
And then also, that might be a dangerous thing to do to base your off season plans on what happened in the bubble.
Because that was that was a weird situation, right? So you already know that you grade on your starting lineup.
You're the best in the entire MBA.
Oh, I don't This whole wanted to get rid of the arthroscopic knee surgery.
So you just cleaned up his name.
So? So e think we're getting out of hand with this premise that teams were trying to unload.
Say yes, they are.
But I don't think they will be there.
Just gonna be just giving stuff away for four picks in a week draft.
Right? Um, so we wanna move on.
The sacramental thing is, is crazy.
We could talk Sacramento for four hours and still not figure out a solution for them. They've been a grease fire.
Solutions them to give us a pick for Carrie that every they'll fix their problems.
Way gave up a second wave.
A cherry pick for Perry wait'll mode.
Give us a very like the other night.
At least it's a 12 of Scott Perry and out of 12 for talent.
Eso eso The New Orleans pelicans are on the clock with us.
I have their team.
Strength is being eyes having a young core.
And there we t need is experience, which they probably can't get out of the draft.
Um, I have them taking at at this point, Patrick Williams with Uncle freezes.
Best fit being tyreese. Maxie.
Whoa! You want me to go? Yeah.
Eso This is another team that loaded roster.
So whenever I see a team like this, I just do needs out the window and just they're the type of team like, and I'll go back and use my Denver reference with the M P J pick and the bull bull pick.
When you get to that, you're just tryingto you're trying to land the home run and I give them RJ Hampton.
Eso Is that the best fit? Or is that the New Orleans general manager selecting the best player he's going? Potentially Don't even think it's necessary.
It's that's all potential pick.
So my thought processes both been on the block.
Um, so has a true holiday, right? Eso I'm thinking guard.
I mean, the e think the center spot, the power forward spot, the small forward spot Those a lot eso the only the only places that you know that somebody can come in and possibly earn some significant playing time is in the guard spot, and Archie Hampton has the highest outside of the guys left.
And if he pans out, you don't you know, ball and and or you can bounce.
Yeah, my only my only drawback to that is S O.
I have Patrick Williams here, and I think it's strictly a swing for the fences.
Play like I hope this dude turns into Koala Leonard next.
Designing Williamson is basically why I picked them here and to But yeah, that Brandon Ingram mhm.
If he turns into Kawai, is gonna be Kawai off the bench.
I know this, but to But to your point, though, you know, no matter who you pick here, no matter who you pick, this person is coming in fighting for minutes behind the kid.
You know, I'm saying, Like like you mentioned RJ Hampton.
What about Nikki? Nikki will walk.
Alexander Alexander Walker.
Kill Walker is Josh Hart.
Those guys are not They're not Brandon Ingram and not SIA you.
Can you Can you have a chance to get minutes? Take those guys.
You're not taking minutes away from Brandon Ingram.
You're not taking minutes away from Zion.
You're probably not taking minutes from Hayes at this point.
Right? Um, but I'm taking an energy player here.
I'm taking precious to chew.
You see? But that Z a That's a building a roster pick type thing.
You know, that's like he's not for him.
He's gonna have a role.
But like I said, this this team so stacked Ah, lot of times when they when you get to this point, you just start just trying to get swing for the fences.
And if you land on, then you have another trade piece or hey, I'm gonna try this.
Hey, when we go to Nick Summer League Invade in Vegas.
Um, Rick, we are not bringing art dog because this dude like the gamble I'm telling you, your gamble apart hotel money.
You you take it this to, like, risk be ****ed, a big risk, your e We're around here.
Maybe a good player for them.
But so, So precious.
Precious is the type of player.
Like if he develops any offensive skills, he can be all star because the energy level he brings to the table and he's an athlete.
You know what I'm saying? But at the same time, if he doesn't develop any of that stuff, you know what I'm saying? You know how far is energy going to take? You know what I'm saying? E has some ball handling ability for its size.
Yeah, and he played center after Wiseman left So he's got position.
Make sure right down before I forget who goes where.
Wow, I'm freestyling with anybody.
So? So the Boston Celtics are on the clock, and I have their strengths as a young call.
And their, um, team need is point guard and center depth.
Not not the starters, but, you know, cats standard behind.
Yeah, And eso uncle freezes.
Best fit for the Boston Celtics is coal.
Anthony and I have the Boston Celtics selecting coal.
Anthony, I think I think e Celtics pick because they take every player I like, so e think Oh, my gosh. I think we're in agreement.
I mean, would would like to think that's what I have to I don't have I have ah, Vernon carry going there.
You see the cancer replacement? Yep.
And I see even the team need is spot on, like they actually need a body there.
Somebody with you know, But, man, I didn't I'm not knocking it because once the draft is over, guys are, you know, guys played for who they play for.
But, man, I didn't I don't know.
E possibly think Pressures there to maybe if they're trying toe.
But I feel like they're veteran team.
If they're looking for body, they'll probably get in free agency.
Um, so do we have to discuss the Celtics? Um, call.
We know Jason Tatum and Jalen Brown of stars, man.
And we know Kemba Walker.
Let's just let's just move on to Orlando.
So let those teams strength, in my opinion, is chemistry because they don't have, um, you know, But I have them taking.
I have the Orlando Magic taking Or is it? This is not working for me.
This thing this may break my heart here.
So I have them taken. Aaron D.
I had the same thing.
Oh, my gosh, man, That's like the dagger that's like that I have them taking, I think, have them taking the one thing that they absolutely need.
Three point shoot when you're I think they're center and the center and Terrence.
Um um, what's with their sixth man? Um, we're like these.
Yeah, we're Yeah, we're they're legit three point shooters.
And I think if you add, um, Erinys e got that kickback shoe mo or Kiki or whatever.
What is that? What was the guy that they took last year? I can't remember.
I can't help you.
So when you had our Jane Hampton going to Orlando, I'm going to Orlando.
Hampton is going to No, no, no, I'm talking about Wood Shed said that with that in the chance, um and and so I just saw a video from raw Hebrew Remit who said, Basically said, R.
Hampton is a hot bag of trash and the Knicks **** and select them with any pick.
And he's talking about, like, 8 27 or 38.
E hey, could go either way.
I didn't like I didn't like his high school tape and everybody looks good high school e didn't think he was a point guard at all in this high school team.
Yeah, but e don't mind you like cool.
Anthony never looked like a point guard, But you saw that I saw his offensive game.
Uh, r J. Hampton.
He was just fast, fast and jump higher than everybody else's.
The name I didn't much I didn't see a lot of really good basketball, right? But you know, if he But he's gifted so athletically.
So if he if he figures out and just play ball, you could talk.
You're talking about a mini Westbrook.
You know, I you know what? Ironically, I have uncle freezes best fit.
Are they? Hampton? So I said, out of that And then when I did the bike, I had R J E.
Smith is here, he's the best available.
Uh, he's not on my board.
So my board, it's his buzz favorite guy, Cairo Lewis.
Don't call me Jeff T.
That is hilarious.
It is hilarious, man.
Oh, my, my My rationale is, um the What's his name? Augustine is a free agent.
Yeah, folks whose starting thio figure it out.
But it is very, uh, very Besides that, the folks can play either guard spot, so, you know, it allows Cairo Thio be a backup and or play alongside with with folks.
So wow, that's the interest.
Okay, so Marquel folks are Marquel folks, Terrence Ross, Aaron Naismith scenario in the backcourt rotation is intriguing to me.
If all what a formula to after 48. 48.
I thought it's high performing me feeding.
He's, uh I don't think he's gonna leave.
I think he'll play one more year.
E think he makes a good amount of money.
It's not like he's under, right.
You figure out their wings situation, though.
They got they got too many small forward or dudes. Yeah.
Yeah, like I usually it's gonna probably out for a while.
So they get that kid or shoe mochi back from Auburn.
He's the guy that got you got hurt late in the college season yet.
Um um okay, Yes.
Okay, that's cool.
So the Portland Trail Blazers on the clock, Their team strength to me is experienced.
I think their team need is wing defender.
I have them taking so uncle freezes. Best fit.
Or, I mean, if the Portland Trail Blazers select Sadiq Bay and I have uncle freezes best fit for Portland is Sadiq Bay.
No argument there for me.
I took This is where I put coal Anthony.
Best player available.
And and you'll give them scoring off the bench.
So right? And and I I agree.
Sema who they need.
They need defense because their guards are not gonna play any and their defense of skiing.
I mean, Hassan Whiteside is a very productive big off the bench and he does play defense, but he is a ball chase.
He's like a mental Robinson in four years, like a ball a block chaser, as opposed to, um, a rim protector switching guy.
So I mean, Well, Mitch will probably be switching, but White Side is not the guy that you want to get switched in a pick and roll.
Retract my I just thought, I'm thinking Jaylin Smith here.
Oh, yeah, that's a good pick.
Jalen Smith, Gino Smith, Jalen McDaniel's and Portland This I'm not a famous Subic Bay, By the way.
Molasses is God, No, I know it's pretty well, yeah, but I think what he does, though he's, you know, I think he I think he's the intangible guy like the guy you draft because, you know, he brings a lot of intangible stuff like he's gonna understand the defensive scheme.
He's not gonna be out of place, you know? I'm saying he's gonna know when to contest the shot when it take a charge.
Um, he's gonna know when to when to, you know, take threes when to let dan cook.
Um, I think it's It's a It's a I think this is.
Ah, smart move by Portland If he's available right here.
Any s o r Who do you who do you have him taken? I have them taking coal.
Anthony. Okay, Alright.
Scoring off the bench.
They kind of needed thio.
Yeah, he scored eight points per game.
Yeah, well, he's a young player.
You think You think Cole's gonna score more than eight points a game with that? Most with that back with them? And what, **** it.
Color on playing, like 35 minutes a game.
That stuff that's true.
E g about science.
You think so? Yeah.
That's a scorching hot take, brother.
Uh, I'm a cool Anthony guys, so I don't get question.
I think he would beat out Anthony Silence.
How about Trent? What's his name? So that that gives them five guards cordoned off the guard off the best? That'd be pretty good.
So the Minnesota Timberwolves, um, are on the clock.
And they're what? We went over their strengths and weaknesses.
And we also went over there, um, their draft picks right here.
I have them picking Precious Chua pressures that you went to the temple walls with the uncle freezes.
Best fit is Theresa Maxie, and I almost I almost pat myself on the back for this because I was thinking, man, Tyree's Maxie should be the pick here because there is more pressure for him to do what he does in Minnesota.
You know what I'm saying? I mean, he doesn't block Jarrett Culver.
He won't get in the way of the young to that they have already.
He'd be like, um, the Lou Williams type one of the Williams.
That's a bad cop.
Probably scoring punch off the bench if you can figure it out and we'll defend anybody is not afraid of anybody.
Well, keep in mind that in this scenario, Minnesota has Anthony Edwards often.
You're absolutely right.
I have Josh Green going here asking.
Yeah, Josh Green defense.
Basically, um well, I like the pressure is a true.
A pick I really dio, right? Uh, actually, I like the pressure because I was gonna go somewhere.
I was going to go, um, Toco here.
Huh? As, like, you know, because there yeah, yeah, drafting stash.
But this purchase pick that you have here got me thinking because I think pressures would help him now.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
I think I'm gonna go with your pick. Freeze.
I don't know who's gonna take poku e anyway, but where he's like, I don't know who is going to take that risk.
Yeah, but you already moved on to Dallas Mavericks.
Okay, so the Dallas Mavericks, I have, um their strength is young core with Luca and KP.
I think they're deficient at wing defenders and secondary playmaking.
Um, I give them.
I had the Dallas Mavericks selecting Talib A here with the best with the uncle freezes best fit being Nico Mannion.
This is where I picked Tyrell Terry.
Uh what eso I thought about that.
And so the only reason why I didn't add totalitarian here is what this talent Terry do when Luca is playmaking.
You could you could shoot that.
It was off the ball down.
So you're actually projecting his, um his his point guards killed based on limited opportunities on the ball.
He played, He played the vast majority off the ball.
And another thing about it is that he's really good at relocating.
Give the ball up and then, you know, like Curry does and trade does, like, pass the ball, run, run down the run down the paint and then run to the corner while his while his man loses track of where he is and then gets the open three.
So my only thing is is that Isn't Seth Curry still there, right? Yeah.
E think he resigned last year.
I think he's differently.
Three more years, I think.
And do they still have Bronson also? Yeah.
I could see that they go Citic e don't think they were.
I don't think South Korea would, like stop them from taking Tyrell.
Oh, yeah, probably not.
No, I'm gonna change my pick here.
I'm really I'm gonna give Go ahead and give Minnesota poco and then Precious Precious.
Um, Dallas Hey, don't draft.
You can't do a draft board with pencil, man.
You gotta dio now You know who we can't play cards with? A A Yeah, no, that that that poku pick was bothering me.
So e figured I figured that that Minnesota is trying to compete if they're going to get somebody to play alongside of of Cat, um, to help him defensively, it's probably gonna be a vet.
Right? So So that's why where I feel like precious convey get playing time in Dallas Thio help to protect uh, Luca, um ***** as poisonous.
Uh, hey, shout out to whose mark I know whose mark is probably watching and heard that comment, man Whose mark don't come at my throat, man, you know what I'm saying? We're the good guys dog e way called k p a *****.
But we don't really need it like a easy, easy, easy If I call him that on what? Yes.
Who's Marcus? Whose mark is gonna hit me in the d m? Like, who is this dude? Rick on your show, Uncle Crazy Talk about it like you don't even see.
Uh, Chuck said Who's marque Alfa frieze yesterday.
Yeah, on nothing but next.
Yeah, Dwight Powell.
Those guys Precious bring something different.
Yeah, that line up.
You know, it is offensive rebounding.
His defensive energy.
That's a lot of energy players right there.
Yeah, E guys, clearly a because they have, like, a gap.
They have the Dwight Powell's.
And then they have They're Tim Hardaway juniors, you know, I'm saying, why not any Smith? Yeah, it's a bro.
Um um, so Brooklyn is on the clock.
I have, um, their strength as being, um a championship level core.
And rim protection is meaning strength.
Um, their team needs is health stand healthy? They have one draft pick, right? And so I have that draft pick is being J scrub and your entire it's Maxie here.
I like that E Thomas Maxie there.
Uh, yeah, yeah, right. Yeah.
Tyreese Mexican a bunch.
And with the best fit being Trey Jones just a rock solid professional backup point guard that Can you spell Kyrie? Yeah.
I'm Carol Lewis Jr going here.
Drop into Brooklyn at 20.
Yeah, well, but like it doesn't like he could develop under them like they have been weighty.
And, uh, Kyrie So there's no really no pressure from right? Right? Right.
So what do you think about Tyreese? Maxie to Brooklyn? I like a corn.
Yeah, they need the the depth, you know? Okay, Yeah, I like it because they got a lot of guys that like to hold head of the ball.
Yeah, Um, So I think Tyree's Mexican getting where you fit in so I could see him playing alongside Bram, Witty and e.
I feel I feel like they're not even gonna play a rookie.
You probably don't even play, to be honest with right? Right or any.
Yeah, yeah, that's why I took, uh okay.
Yeah, he's not gonna play.
And you're like, why is it Kyra Lewis playing? But right, Right, Right.
Well, I just man, to be honest with you, I hate Brooklyn.
I didn't We even want to talk about him.
But in fantasy NBA fans, you know, we have to talk about Brooklyn and we have to talk about the Miami Heat.
So the Miami Heat has developed a nice young core and added a vet to go along with t to bring them along.
Um, I think there there need is consistent three point shooting.
Not they have three point shooting, but they don't always.
Everybody is not always hitting at the same time.
Um um and I think they also need health.
They need to stay healthy in order. Thio.
And you can't get that in the draft.
I mean, you can get drafted, guy that doesn't get injured often, but in terms of what they already have, I think they, um I think they just need to stay healthy on Dhere is where I have them going.
J scrub with the with the uncle freezes best fit being Desmond bang.
That's been being Yeah, um I think they, like, kind of needs some more size, so I hadn't take Daniel tour.
Oh, I like Daniel tour.
I don't think he was gonna get picked this hide on e think I think Miles Leonard No.
Whatever his name Leonard Kelly Olynyk Myers.
But he's ah, he's a free agent Meyers. Leonard.
Yeah, he was like their stretch big, I think.
What? Tomorrow could do that.
So this'll is gonna hurt.
My heart is gonna hurt and shoot her.
Shoot hurt are too e.
Oh, no, you didn't.
Oh, Lord have mercy, man.
Um, hey, simmer at 88 we all had different picks for the next, um, at eight I had on Yucca. Congo.
Um, would you have eight vessel that fall at eight.
And I took a convoluted.
Um, okay, So you want to move on from the heat and talk about the Sixers, or you have something else to say about that? No.
Because that hurts.
So I have Philly.
I have the Sixers taking all Smith.
Yeah, with the wants to me.
Yeah, with the uncle. Freeze, Ease.
Um, that's picked being Tyrell Terry to the sixties of the six or sticking.
How does that play with ****? Was that? How does that play with with Shake Milton? I mean, he's a rookie, so they're gonna be a playoff team.
They're gonna just That's the longer go ahead.
Like they're They're just gonna They're they're, like, a quote unquote contender.
But it's now they're gonna take the potential, you know, um, shake at the end of the day is a second round pick who's just been playing well and then post they just like shooting.
So he ends up getting playing time.
E, don't worry about shaking drafting, but this is another one is gonna hurt.
I have to assume that these gm zehr Smart s o I have Tyrell Terry here because that's a good picture.
He could play next to Ben Simmons.
So to me, I think he's a perfect fit for them.
Tyrell is already going on myself.
Okay, Yeah, that's right.
So s so I think we have, like, our left for SportsCastr before they but I wanted to get through the last pick so that we could do like a recap.
Okay, maybe maybe look at trade scenarios as we look back at the draft.
Water eso I'm a kind of zoom through these last few A little teeny bit.
We wanna do him justice, but just you know, eh? So I have the Denver Nuggets.
Um, we don't need to talk about their strengths and weaknesses because they they already you know.
But so we have the nuggets taking, um, jaded McDaniel.
I'm sorry, Nico. Mannion.
I'm looking at it on my phone man and see the print for one another window put down another window.
Uh, I have them taking Jameis Ramsey.
Really? Yeah, because he's, like of good basketball player, and they take good basketball players.
Imagine the g m.
Just drafting on basketball scale. Imagine that.
I'm a go Subic Bay here.
Well, I'm the baby teams too Deep a and Tyler Day.
To be honest with you, I'm going to actually go Tyler day.
Um, in case they lose.
Um, yeah, I just think.
Yeah, he's the guy that brings the energy.
And what about Michael Porter, Jr? You don't feel like he's gonna be a play a long term? It is? Yeah.
Yeah, he definitely is.
Starting lineup a set.
I mean, provided that they be able to resign either Grant or no, sir.
Well said so this morning line up is said they're just looking for following his players.
I have Tyler be here because I I'm just not a so I think Bay fan.
Except that way.
He will go on, my boy.
At some point when I read about the players.
So, um, So moving on to the Utah Jazz, right? Yeah.
Like your, uh Let me see.
I think I have them taking Theo mala don with, um, the uncle freezes best fit.
Actually, being Germany is Ramsey.
You can just get me because I agree with your mail down.
He's a bigger point guard that can play alongside, um, Spider right men.
What's his name? Their point guard, Connelly.
Connelly is on his, uh, their option.
You just you will be a good mentor for Theo.
Yeah, I think that's a perfect fit, right? Yeah, I think I was going out.
I think I want naked.
I put Nico here you go, man in.
So I have the Milwaukee Bucks at number 24.
Selecting Tyrell Terry with uncle freezes.
Best fit being Desmond Bang, I Could anybody disagree with Taro? Terry going for the bucks? Being a good fit? Oh, he's a entire bottom half of the draft, so I have no problem telling you he's already going on my board.
Oh, yeah, he's got he was picked, like five picks already.
I put I put Maxie here every night from Milwaukee.
I'm going with Desmond Bain because I think they need guys that can fill it up or put they can score on their own, and that's one of the problems they run into in the playoffs.