Let's let's define what a superstar is.
We give the superstar label to a lot of players.
There's really only three or four superstar the MBA.
So I'm not talking about elite players.
I'm not talking about top line players.
I'm not talking about Jamal Murray to me.
Flax like a an elite score in the bubble, right? He started flashback.
He's not a right.
There's certain guys that make to a game.
They can carry a Knick team to 45 50 wins on their back, right? Even to a certain point, looking at the playoffs, I'm not even sure what Quagliana, super superstar and Ghana's last year was number one in defensive efficiency.
UH, defensive wind shear number three months of winter is for a guy who can shoot the three point shot that zebra prominent and he could be stopped.
So when we talk about superstars, Lett's be Come on, you're just the finding superstars unstoppable could just take the team on their back and just leave them toe.
Where you that if they come on your team right there on your team, it's if you guys don't win the championship or if you guys don't get deep in the championship is if this is like something is wrong, right? You look at what people? I Leonard's right.
Leonard's LeBron James is a d s e.
I mean, those guys you look at, it was like, Yeah, they come to my team.
We were going That's championship.
Obviously, leg is different because that All right, let me try to get more, I believe.
And I had said that draft Luca was number one.
There was nothing in hell that would make me choose anyone else over Luka.
Luca Luca is a superstar to me because he's only god**** 20 and he has a long way to go Zip.
What a super hold on.
No star is what? Hold on.
If you're going to say somebody's a superstar knobs, I'm not talking about injuries, and you don't play ball game again, right? But going off of what you've shown me right now, do we think he's gonna be super? I think is gonna be a superstar.
I've been taking that away from what? I saw that play.
Yeah, he says that That's it.
He's just not it yet.
I believe he is.
But at the same time, I mean that part.
If you think he's not one yet, then Okay, fine.
I can't argue because he still has a ways to go.
But I feel like what he's giving you right God**** now is good enough for 70% if not 90% of the league, like that guy.
And the thing is like, he really does have, like, he all he needs to add to his game is a jump shot.
His defense is actually okay enough where it is.
Uh, I'm saying Okay, enough.
I'm not saying that a championship if you are a superstar, right, You have to at least be where You know, we have one of those flaws.
If you're a superstar, that would mean if Lupus and super size means that his defense is shut down.
Todo tell that to fall, George, I e.
Paul George is not e No, that's what I'm saying.
Paul George before the season, he's like, we're the best to prayer mirror defenders in the league.
Look what men didn't even have chemistry.
I called for Georgia Superstar.
Someone said, uh, asking is hard and not a superstar.
Yes, yes, yes, he's a league MVP in the regular season.
They like everybody, but championship championship is a team a game.
Harden led the NBA in scoring, unstoppable and also player and e.
Right? Then he didn't.
You let that be like usage, right? I mean, don't get me wrong.
Uh, remember the Saxon last year? Exactly This? I don't know exactly.
But last year, the average 30 36.
3% from the three.
Well, I think about 30% users.
35 points, right? And basically a team is yours to do.
Whatever you want now is you know, we score.
Yeah, I give him because I've seen spurts where he could playoff ball is just that they just don't do it.
They wanted t o whatever, but he can't do it now.
Uh, no, he's not.
I mean, is he the worst? He's actually improve, certainly.
But he's not that defensively.
He's not shut down whatsoever.
You could pick pocket if you steals here and there.
Even offensively, if you look at it, The fact that yeah, two people killed me because Jordan was averaging 35 8 and eight before the triangle came in and it's that's dipped a little bit like 31 or whatever, but his efficiency was still disgusting.
Anyone out, can you say, hardens out of superstar? I mean, obviously Jordan one.
I don't like top of the line Disgusting score superstar without all those fouls.
And, you know, because again they call different in the playoffs, man, all that little travel, Your people travel all the time in the flip It they don't call almost files for him in the playoffs.
Man, it's just not the same 14 15.
To me, the big thing for Harden is like he needed.
He needs a real coach like that.
Like Phil Jackson forced Jordan to do some things.
Yes, they might.
Nan Kony is so large, they fear, and so a verse toe confrontation that he would never bring the best out of James Harden outside of letting James Harden do whatever the hell he wants.
Like, I believe that Harden could go to another level, because even this this postseason, there were games where I saw some really defense from Martin.
But at the same time, like, um, I gonna sit here and say that he is not.
It's not like he can't play or get better if Harden goes back to playing off ball some and just allowing himself toe get some rest outside of just doing nothing, because harden inside.
Uh, they stayed in. The Knicks is in the house.
Another told big fire.
Oh, boy. Here we go.
So, you know, Nick, I gotta go.
But, girl, you have tow Have this.
Please have this.
Really, uh, I was actually get hold on.
E, please have this earlier Next time.
I gotta hold on.
Don't even think I have you just add here on.
I'll get you my number and I'll tell you.
Tell you what, I'll be on next.
I'm like next Tuesday next time I'm there.
Um suits all you guys.
Man, this has been fun. Help.
I love having conversations, but yeah, definitely.
I definitely agree on here, but sweet.
Peace guys, I'd be dog.
All right, Step back.
What you got, man? Man, like I'm really disappointed in the Milwaukee Bucks.
Okay, I thought this year was the year you can How do you fix that team, though? Trade Eric Bledsoe.
Well, isn't that Matthew is like a one year deal.
So it you can't trade him if he's just a one year deal.
So what do you What do you think they need on the team? They need a score, Like at the point guard position.
Yeah, because you saw the Miami Heat like they couldn't do nothing.
Yeah, honest couldn't do anything.
And he got exposed by some defense.
And that's what the Raptors didn't last year.
And that's what Miami he did see Milwaukee.
I think they've been stuck on the time.
They didn't, um, resign.
Uh, my like we're next fans, right? My big season last year if we didn't sign Kyra Kating was to get Malcolm Brogdon then, like, that was my dream scenario.
Just have a ball handler that at the at the minimum could play defense.
And that's what they needed.
Like Eric Bledsoe, who they chose over Brogden cannot shoot.
And last year he was exposed because Malcolm like you gotta understand, like, um, I forgot who played them.
I think it was Toronto Toronto basically said I'm gonna allow, um, eso to shoot as many threes as he could.
And he's a 30% 3 point shooters shooter.
And they just backed off from him and took away.
The honest is laying.
They took away every book.
They took everyone else away and allowed just one person, Eric Bledsoe, who is actually a decent player to beat them, and it didn't work.
And I think everything starts with their point guard position.
I think Chris Paul would be great form, I think.
Uh, who else, Fred Van Fleet will be good for what they need.
Thio, show up that point.
Guard, please position this.
Middleton is not a leader.
I'm sorry, but but see, Middleton is good enough off Balto where he could do some things for you.
He is just not gonna be a He basically is Paul George or anyone else like, but he could play good defense.
Good offense, like he's a good player.
He just needs to definitely improve.
You know what, But he will be a good player to Thanks.
Thanks, Mac, but yeah, I don't know who they could trade or who would want to trade with the Bucks because I don't think the bucks should get a ball hog, because that's not gonna work.
So who are you talking about? Ball hog like, What is a ball hog to you? Who is the ball hog like, You know, rockets.
Yeah, like you can't put two ball hogs on one team.
All right? Yeah.
And that was the problem.
When? When? You know, in O. K. C.
Had Paul, George Westbrook and Mel three ball hug.
And I don't think they should do the same mistake.
I'm a Knicks fan, too, and I wouldn't mind.
Russell was Hey, welcome through the Reverend.
Welcome to the network.
We're gonna make sure we follow you, man.
So you can so we can check out your stuff.
That's the So So let me let me Let me ask you this about the about the Milwaukee Bucks.
Improvement, Um, situation.
Do you think so? So what actually kills the bucks is teams go to the three to zone to stop, Be honest from getting a head of state, a full head of steam going to the basket.
And what that does is it also prevents their bigs from gang rebounding at the basket.
So even if they missed three pointers, they can't gang rebound with all their length with Yannis with the Lopezes and with the Middleton's you know, gang rebounding and such, do you think they should just go small ball and maybe playinus at center and space the floor? More eso.
You could get Yanis more post up plays so teams can't run with three to zone.
And if they do, play the three to zone? If they do play the three to zone against Johnny, do you think Johannes should just take more shots against that zone? If they look for that Brown, you wanna know what I'll give you an example.
Number Mavericks against Miami Heat in the finals What LeBron was scared to drive.
He was scared to shoot free throws.
And what did he do? Just shoot jumps.
And the next year, what did he do? He changed his game a little bit.
Yeah, and that's why I think he honest should have done post up.
You mean you mean get that ball in the post? Some? Yes, is what LeBron did the following that summer.
Instead of being a job game and they wind up getting them to the finals.
And they won in 25.
Yeah, he should have changed his game because you guys know playoffs is a different animal.
Matter is your first seats, I concede.
Or if you have a specific record when you're leading, it doesn't matter.
The playoffs are a different animal and be honest.
Should have changed his game co I should it change? Paul, George This man, Paula George was straight up garbage since the first round against Mavericks.
So okay, but do you think that's more culture? Or do you think that's just him, not taking it on it? Because I don't feel like this.
Like, if you look at the years in the league, there's a There's kind of, like a thing about the NBN where the great ones that ISS in year eight, they really hit that next level.
That there's a progression.
Um, what is it if you're not a, uh, on average, if you're not an All Star by before your rookie contract in the first four years, you'll never be a perennial All Star, right? If you're not like in competition or in the playoffs before your rookie contract, then you're just gonna be an average player, not a superstar.
Then when you get the year eight like the great ones, they start competing for championships.
Yanis is like in year seven.
So LeBron in year eight.
Remember? He left Cleveland around that time like yes, seven.
And when he went to Miami, lost, he went back to the lab, worked with Corinne and added to his game.
Jordan won his first championship by year eight.
So, like when you talk about these great ones, Yeah, this could be great, but he has.
He just needs the training, but I feel like but is the right coach for right now like he is that I forgot Doug Collins.
He had Doug Collins.
He's Doug Collins right now, but he needs Phil Jackson.
That coach, right? Souto? No, man.
The coach might get fired. Midseason.
But that's the thing, though Firing the coach doesn't make sense technically, because even though I'm saying that after these two M v p seasons, Yannis is such a loyal player like guy, he might say, I'm just gonna leave you all don't know what you're doing because they passed on Brock.
Then they try to coach.
That made me a playoff.
Uh ah, contending playoff playoff contender.
Then you find him like you.
You don't know how to build a team because they have to build a team right this year before the credit coach.
And they gotta put everything together and then come come against Miami like there.
Me? I think he belongs in Miami.
I think Janice would win in Miami.
He will take Miami over the top.
He will dominate.
Yeah, there would.
And I think Pat Riley could bring the best out of them, just like he did with LeBron.
But I have a question for you.
Do you think he honest in the regular season? Do you think he played similar to what Shaq played when he was with the Orlando Magic? No, but at the same time, I believe he is the modern day shack.
So, like Shaq didn't take as many threes.
Right? Um you honest? At least keeps you honest and take some threes.
Yanis didn't realize many fouls, but, um, shock, like it was a different India.
You have big men waiting at the rim.
That were your size or bigger actually than your shack.
You had a ton of big men back then.
So you can't compare the two because there's no one like you honest outside of Anthony Davis.
And, you know, like a couple of guys.
Um, so when you talk about comparing the honest to shock, I think he's just a modern day shack.
Just like I think Anthony Davis is a modern day version of, um, off Tim Duncan.
But I want to talk about our necks.
All right, So hey, let me, let me let me just say this one thing about the box real quick, fully transition.
So again, I just want to throw this out there just just because of which which I said real quick.
So I looked at spots track.
Look at the salaries for the Milwaukee Bucks.
So they're not just playing Milwaukee bucks right now is Chris Middleton at $33 million? Then be honest at 27 then you have every blood.
So at at just about 17 Brook Lopez at about 13 George Hill at about 10 Ursa Ilyasova about seven.
Well, I'm gonna suggest how I would fix the Milwaukee Bucks is take those, um, church Terreri.
Guys, the guys making, like, 12 and and nine and seven panties them all together And trade for a third star is what is what I would do eso if you But if you do that, your problem have about $35 million to play with.
And so I would say, Look at taking all those church very guys and just getting the third star for Yonas for for for Yonas on, you're gonna ask me, like, who would that play you're gonna say? Who's that player? Yeah, Who's that? Bradley.
Bill is the easiest answer.
Hell, no, you don't. Bradley.
Bill fixes this issue.
I think Bradley Beal is good, but I think it's equal to Middleton.
It doesn't solve the problem that they need.
Like someone that could play make and get everyone going evil.
Like I do believe Bradley Beal could do more than Milton.
But I just feel like he doesn't take you over the top like you said about.
But you have Middleton, Bill and ****.
You don't you keep Milton.
So you have Middleton, Bill and Yanis.
I don't feel like um, like, Okay, but why would the Wizards do that? Because of what they'll get.
So because of what they'll get in exchange.
Ah, whole bunch of picks from Milwaukee and they say No luck.
You don't have picks like that.
Okay? I'm not hurrying.
Alright? I'll bring up Milwaukee picks.
You could go ahead. I'm listening.
Oh, I was going to say is a win win for for um um, for the Wizards, Because you know, they while they don't want to trade, they don't want to trade Bradley Bill.
If they have to, they get they get the bucks picks, which right now they look like terrible picks.
But if you honestly and the bucks are forced to rebuild now you're talking about the bucks being in the lottery.
No, they wouldn't. They wouldn't be late pics.
If you're honest leaves, man, if you are honest leaves if the thing fails again and say Yana signs with the heat Now you're talking about Chris Middleton being there.
Chris Middleton and Bradley Bill.
Those pics won't be Those picks won't be late.
Those picks will be in the middle rounds.
So the only pick that, um, that they have right now.
And I don't know about next year because Tank a thon is not giving me the whole thing, But they have.
They have the 24th pick to this year from Indiana.
That's not enough.
Attn Least by what I think.
You got to give up its like, Paul George got your haul off picks and they got backfired to everything that members take. Paul, George.
But y'all is twice the player, if not three times the player that that Paul George is like a building, Huh? But but not Bradley.
Bill was not two times better than Paul George.
Okay, But you don't think Bradley Beal is better than Paul George? I think he's on that on that tier, right on the on that tier.
But I think it was a mistake giving up all those picks for look like Like, for instance, Indiana gave up all those picks.
The Oklahoma City for Paul George, right? And now Indiana has a whole bunch of picks, right? Oklahoma City is like going, you know, where do we really getting Paul George? A first round exit.
So they traded Paul George to the Clippers for a whole bunch of picks.
Right? So what did? What did the Clippers get out of acquiring Paul? George? They lost in the same round.
Usually do that.
And they usually lose in the second round.
They lost in the second round, Paul, Charge.
I still feel like it still sets the tone for what the players valued for.
Like if it got you, like Paul George the first straight from India, right? Got you two guys that became all stars.
Well, I keep borns for born.
And they became all stars, but then also to you, then trade them again.
And then you got a guy that could probably be an all star in Shakil dress.
And then also, you gotta turn a picks on top of that.
Like you're still talking about somebody.
If if Bradley Beal is anywhere in the class of player that that Paul George is that set the tone like Okay, Minnesota just traded away a number one pick for a guy that wasn't all start a year before.
Like they first round pick.
This sort has been.
Even though Cat is a good player, they still traded away picks that could potentially be in the top five next year.
But Bradley but Bradley Bill put up a bunch of empty stats, and he was recognized for that by not making the All Star team.
When was the last time you saw somebody scored 30 points a game and not make the All Star team? Exactly e happened, but at the same time, like that team was that team Since Paul, Remember, this is the same problem to like if you don't have a playmaker like the empty stats thing is Riel.
But John Wall is a playmaker for them, and he's gonna put in order by just being a playmaker.
Bradley Beal is not a playmaker.
He will finish the play, He'll play defense, you'll do all those things and, you know, like saying all those dots on a bad team.
So he took all the shots on a bad team.
That is, that's why his value is inflated at the moment.
Because John Wallace, for two years basically and we can't even name the second star for the Washington Wizards.
So so basically Bradley going to put the franchise on his back, but on the second best player on that team.
I could name them all.
Bert, He is the best place, second best player on that team.
You asked for the you said nobody could name them the second best.
I just named the second best Touche.
So catch you okay? Because my point was was the second best it can help Bradley build dragged that team to the playoffs.
Did he took? They took all the basically took all the shots and ran the often or whatever.
So those numbers that that barely bill put up are similar to those of Alex English for the Denver Nuggets.
So our Carmelo Anthony for the New York Knicks, those those type numbers that Bradley Bill put up basically.
And and so when Bradley Bill goes to the Bucks, he'll probably get some somewhere between 17 18 19 shots a game.
But he won't get 24 shots a game and he won't get those clutch for quarter.
Um, looks like he did and watched him when he was by himself.
You know what? They hear the forcible, complimentary ball.
I agree with you, but I don't see anything on Milwaukee's like roster that that Washington would come out and say, I want that guy.
There's nothing on that that makes him say that. I want that.
Got unless you're trading Middleton, that's the only one.
Because if you remember Washington, you're talking about trying to start over, and Middleton is older, like I don't know.
You know that I just don't see.
I just don't see Bradley deal is being that much better than than a Paul George.
I think they're on that on that same level, it is Just, you know, if it was a give me give you an example give you an example how we equate, we equate.
Um um winning meaningless games to game time.
Like like the biggest.
The biggest loser of anybody out west to me is Dame Lillard, right? And eso He gets big shots and points at his risk.
And everybody is like and everybody is like, Oh, my God, David is a winner.
But what is day Miller one, actually one.
Can somebody point to it like like it did it with the VP de o e as he was an Indian championship.
Have you been? Has he won the Western camp conference finals.
You know, I'm saying he dude is one that is the same thing with Bradley Bill.
Well, if you look at his numbers way, equate that toe winning.
But the Washington Wizards are trash without John Wall.
Okay, Toe. Answer them.
Lord, like I think it's unfair to say that because there's been no point guard outside of Isaiah Thomas to lead his team to a championship.
More Steph Curry two time M v p E p.
Remember, on the in the years passed like every single MBA final.
Steph Curry was not the Steph Curry that waas the regular season.
Steph Curry like bro A Yeah.
Uh, What's this Being a boss? I'm just seeing the rent won two championships for you and look at his numbers.
Like in that final Steph Curry had a terrible finals.
That may be true, but they want a championship before Kevin Durant.
Now remember, they want a championship before Kevin Durant.
Same time, LeBron and every LeBron was by himself.
If Kyrie was there just to match anything like LeBron would have won that championship e.
Well, look at the no, I'm talking about the year that Kyrie and Kevin uh, what's his name? Kevin Love got hurt.
Yeah, LeBron had absolutely no help.
It was like they had two games.
Toe none Toe one.
I think that year they could have finished the deal off.
If Kyrie could have gone.
If Kevin Love could have gone, you could.
But you could also say the year that they did win it.
And I'm not trying to skip away from the next conversation cause I want to get that, too. That too.
But I'm not saying that that they, um I'll say this the year that the camps beat Golden State, you could say the look, look that you could say the league snatched that championship away from Golden State because because suspending Draymond green in the finals for something that questionable.
So he kicked at Lahore line and wanna be a suspended e man.
I mean, come on, E, spend the guy and, you know, with their team down, bring on I'm not gonna sit and say this, agree with me.
But at the same time, like LeBron help that year too, like Kyrie was averaging 41 LeBron average 41 so you can help.
And again, like I was trying to make the point.
Steph Curry had a terrible finals that year.
Steph Curry is we caught a We call them curry goat for a reason.
Right? Saying, Look, he's great.
Matter of fact, I love him on the Knicks, but at the same time, like Brooke, Steph Curry did fizzle in the playoffs.
Many type Charles B.
Charles B wouldn't trade Frank Miller Keena for Steph Curry straight up.
Yeah, okay, But then again, But then again, no, I don't trust Charles me.
Basketball now is, though not like that.
I don't trust them.
If you If you that zio to your knicks, though Thio Knicks, would you would you wanna step back? What would you What were you getting at? Did you have something? Is it Grab way? Need to put a helmet on the first thing.
Oh, well, the first thing a woman is RG Barrett to to be a better player. Okay.
People thought Kevin knocks the next.
Yeah, honest the next Kevin Durant.
And look at what Kevin Knox did this season.
And I think I think they should build off Mitchell Robinson.
Really? And keep Dennis Smith Jr.
But the rest trade him, man s.
So why do you like this? You like what you like? When he played, he played.
I don't know if she agrees.
Me, but he played decent, like, good defense.
Yeah, I think I think last year.
Well, well, 1920 the the year 1920.
I think ds j impressed and stretches, um, last season that just passed.
I just think my man probably had too much stuff going on like the death of his stepmother.
Hey, had with the back injury.
And and although a lot of he had, he had changed his shot over the summer.
So he just had a lot of stuff, in my opinion, that contributed to him not having a great season, man.
You know, it's it's, you know, one of those you know, where it's unfortunate that a step mom passed away and he had a back injury and he was changing this shot.
And, you know, he got booed at times by the by the fans in the garden s. So it was just unfortunate.
Hopefully this year you'll see, you know, a better version of D S. J.
Um, I think hopefully and they have a lot of time off, so they should use that time offers advantage.
But, man, I'm tired of having embarrassing losing seasons, and I feel this year needs to be the year.
I'm not saying to have 60 wins.
I'm saying to be a playoff team, right to actually road teams to come to MSG, and, like, they get scared off complaint for them, do you? Not coming and blowing out Knicks.
And like that game, I went to the game when Memphis came to town.
Yeah, I remember that.
Yeah, yeah, but my Alfred Pain is not is not a scrum.
But, man, they need a shock Creator.
I've been telling everyone they need a shock.
J. Barrett is not a shock raid.
Right? And we need a shock Korea right now.
So let me ask you e don't know if you chimed in.
What do you trade, like trade up full of mental? Uh huh.
It's Ah, no, no.
It's like yes and No, because I don't trust them all right now.
To be to lead a team, especially the New York Knicks, like he had a good jump shot. He can.
He's what, 6 ft seven now, right? Barefoot? He's They say he's 67 and a quarter barefoot.
And he can run the ball.
And the problem with the next? They didn't have any fast break players.
Second room that can run.
Lamar Robot couldn't grab the Ryba and go all the way.
Yeah, and limo Balkan.
Get your teammates going, but I don't I think the stage is too big for him for like, start of his career.
I think it's it's going to be too big friend, but I think it's worth the trade.
But who would you trade meant? Like, Who are you going to trade? Oh, dear e proposed for you because I keep up with some of the blog's and I keep up with Golden State Twitter.
So Golden State wants wings, right? Um, they want to emulate whatever they can The championship years.
So an ego dour type.
Uh, gosh, Maurice Mobile.
Whatever his name, I can't remember his anyway.
No the guy that traded or they got rid of after the first championship, he went to Portland, I think, um, most space, most space, that's his name.
Taj Gibson is expendable enough to get him because he could be a big event.
Because most of the guys that guard Anthony Davis, right? And LeBron so immediately mo heartless.
And what's his name? Other guy that can shoot, Um, the wing that could shoot.
Bullet those who have to be in the package immediately.
Because that gives them wings, something close toe.
Like what they got from from figured our and then also touch give a big that could defend.
And his veteran he could pass, shoot defend like Like Taj Gibson is a legit good player.
But then when you think about you may have to trade Mitch, people are mentioning Frank, I think Frank doesn't make the cut because Frank can't shoot it well enough.
More heartless, at least gives you that chance.
But if you, if you do more heartless has got to be a signing trade and step back, I want you to think about the signing trade or I want people to start thinking about signing trade because the Knicks have cap space.
If the next decide do sign and trades up, they could get really creative.
And I think that's why um, that kept guru that we signed is here.
So you could easily I'm gonna give you a simple scenario.
But the Knicks could over pay for Brandon Ingram, right, and trip a Golden State from Lemelle ball.
I'm not saying that Brandon Ingram wants to be with the next or even wants to be like he may want to be with Golden State, but the way to get to go on stage, you may have to go through the Knicks because they have the cap space and trade him Thio.
So Golden State.
And that gets in the max contract or high contract than than New Orleans is willing to pay.
And also they get other things.
Wings that are veterans.
Ah, big man Like it could be Mo Harkless signing trade with Brandon Ingram and also, um, Taj Gibson, three players that handles it, replaces Durant.
More heartless could give you that Iguodala type, and I think actually for Golden State, um, Alfred Peyton would make sense because he could be off the bench.
He he plays very good defense and he could get to the rim.
He does some things well, okay, or you could You could do a Reggie Bullock and just take on Andrew Wiggins like it gives you options.
So like to make the money match like they did and we could take on Paschal or whoever that they want to give up, and it allows them to get back to that championship level that they want to be in.
But would you rather have Russell Westbrook or AlumAl Ball? I want no part of Russell Westbrook why he has passed his crime.
He doesn't play the defense that we need, because we need guys to set the tone on offense and defense.
And Russell Westbrook doesn't set the tone on all on defense.
He's just not good out there.
Well, in my opinion, Westbrook just doesn't show up big in big games, period.
That's that's my knock on him.
You remember when Oklahoma City had a 31 lead on Golden State? Remember that when Clay Sampson, when when? Um, when human torch on Golden on against O. K. C.
And my man couldn't.
They ran the same play over and over and over and over against Russell Westbrook.
And what's what? Couldn't figure it out? Um, s o I would say I would say, um, you know, if if I had a choice e prefer Westbrook in the short term, even after all that stuff that I said just said, hoping that somebody on the Knicks would step up, somebody on the roster would step up when we need them in big moments.
Um, but in the long term, I prefer I would prefer Lemelle Oh, because I think he has the potential to, um, re re invent the point guard position.
If he can develop a dependable three point shot, I think he can reinvent the point guard position.
Basically, the way is being played in the NBA right now, you know, because right now, right now, we have jitter bugs that shoot 30 34 threes and and maybe go to the basket.
I think Melo would be able to be that jitterbug at 68 shoot threes, drive to the basket and and create in the half court.
So I think he could be like a B plus student across the board in terms off, initiating your offense and not just being say either a shot creator or a shot maker or a player that makes everybody else better.
I think Lemelle oh has the potential.
It is reached to be a good shooter, a good passer in the half court, maybe 10 assists a game.
Um, and you know, keep your offense in a good rhythm, because what happens with the jitterbug points like like Damian Lillard.
What happens is people see game time when he when he shoots a 30 ft three and make it.
But But they don't see they don't open on the 30 ft three pointer shot that he took and missed.
Now you got your get back in transition.
Now you got Hassan Whiteside and nor Kage spreading the floor from rim to rim, trying to protect trying to protect the rim.
You know what I'm saying? So e think that I was.
But the problem here is nobody wants to come to New York Knicks.
I know it's a big, big market, but all these supersized they always say they, when they think of New York, they think Brooklyn.
Yeah, E I think Russell Westbrook is could be the start of having like a good team.
Because, man on the next, we have literally nobody, right? Well, well, like you gotta understand Lamell.
Oh, let's dissect Lamela's game.
He's and being 18 young and all that stuff.
He's a playmaker and a passer, right? If you think of the way Lonzo played his first season, a guy that passed the ball could be electric, because I think Lemelle oh, actually is better.
A better ball handler like Lonzo couldn't even handle a pick and roll.
He doesn't know how to do it.
Lamento at least gives you a pick and roll threat.
He actually has a better shot.
Look at the time that he came out of the season, right? His season ended in February.
I've done the next season starts.
It'll be march next year, so you have one full years of practice and work on a shot with NBA talent toe fix his jump shot, and he has to fix it.
I'm not even you know the same thing I said freezing last week.
If he fixed my draft, I wouldn't mind Trillium and I'm seeing start a process of course, start fixing that jump shot work with the next staff.
And I think Tom Thibodeau, from a mental standpoint, could bring out He is like his dad.
He's a very high intensity guy, and he could bring the best out of the mellow ball with tough coaching because Lemelle has been coached very tough his whole career.
And once you have a guy that could be a star that is more known for passing, I think anyone would be attracted to it.
So Bradley Beal would be a free agent in in a year and a half or something like that.
I would go after Bradley Beal then because Bradley Beal, RJ, Mitch, pick whoever you wanted power forward.
And with Bradley Beal in the mix that gives you a chance toe at least have really high level, um, starts coming here because they have someone that would want to pass them the ball on.
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