I was in high school. Obviously, everybody wants high school, mixed games.
The great thing in the world except RJ Hampton, RJ Hamptons.
Mixed high school tape does not look very good.
E surprising Digress for two seconds.
You know, high school looks They look amazing.
Like you've never seen a week months? Uh, I've never seen this high school.
I'm really impressed by high school tape.
You know, they look like they look like God, but yeah, I'm 40 Hampton.
I was just like week.
The thing with Kim reddish is that you know, and again, some people just don't have hard.
I think some people, sometimes you lose heart because, like is like no in their head, they might seem like no one understands.
You know, this is not my game to be this outside shooter.
And I don't know all the ins and outs of how to use in Atlanta, but for the times I watched him against the Knicks, I was like, Whatever.
I don't necessarily see it.
So I just felt like when you heard about what Jackson has been with individual players, I just I value that and I think that you want to me.
Okay, Maybe it's not the mix.
If you want to lower a lower tier team, not as much attention.
Atlanta Knowing who cares about the games like that? I mean, a team that's just losing, they really have.
And we just have trade Young, who's put up numbers.
But there's nothing there, right? They do that.
I mean, John Collins, before you got slash with TVs or, you know, suspended.
He looked decent.
That here's a guy who just drafted him.
Hunter, Hunter Hunter, Right? Uh, not talk about asking about DeAndre hunting, right? You tell me how Atkinson couldn't do a similar job.
What he did with Brooklyn Trae Young, comparable Thio, D'Angelo, Russell And I think it might be better than Russia.
Right, DeAndre hunter, Defensive wing.
I'm not saying it the same way, but I'm just trying to envision Thio Paris lover.
What do you What do you Atkinson's agent.
I'm just saying I e somebody give Atkinson a job for grandma.
I'm just saying I got a job, man.
How? Come on, man, stop! One of the things you said about why you you're, like, confident with That's one of the reasons why I'm bullish on the Levin trade.
That because of things like I wouldn't I wouldn't really like if we didn't have tips.
I wouldn't be like pushing for Levine, but I feel like tip will probably get the best out of them.
Well, again to me, Like I'm just reading the room when it comes toe.
Like I had one show where me and Frizzy went in on things that we talked about, that we're learning from the playoffs.
And for me, I constantly saw 686764 and above Wings, wings everywhere.
Wings, wings, wings.
You know what I got? You know what I got from the bottle? Okay, Dribble.
But the thing about wings being able to play make pass, shoot, defend consistently across the board.
Your your pigeon carrier service was breaking What you say? Mhm.
I said Hey, can you hear me? Yeah.
You can't freeze the dialogue.
What? Get your ass out of E was saying e was saying that I hate capital.
Rising is by positions by saying Wings.
I think that's how you end up getting reaching in the draft because you're like you're putting.
You're putting one position more premium than the other and then and then picking position value over talent so O E can do that can do certain things.
And then they could do things that wings can do it and not wings, you know, know what they're doing.
Not necessarily deposition.
No, that's not what I'm going because look, if I have the chance to draft Killian Hayes, I'm drafting them because I know that that's a a Russell, because the reason why I sing over vast will, because we need a point guard that can at least run the team way don't have someone who could run a team.
But if no guy that is available to help run this team properly, my default position is go after the wing.
That could pass, shoot, defend, and I could keep on kicking the bucket until I find a point guard.
You see, But Nick, that goes back to my point.
I would even say point guard, I want to get a player that can play, makes shot, create and be a good decision maker.
Killian and Defend Too Hilly and does that ******* does a lot of that stuff, but he doesn't.
You know, his playmaking is not a you know.
He, um his shot creating is still in the early stages.
You know what he's doing.
But there's wings that could do this.
Wings that could do multiple.
He's not that wing, at least not yet.
So a major miss no more on his passing.
He could have a ball, but I don't I wouldn't consider him a playmaker.
Yeah, he's a He's a smart.
He's a smart player.
He's a good defender, and I feel like he's gonna be a better shot creator down the line than people give him.
Because a lot of people label them as a three D player.
I see more potential there than just three D. C.
This thing about a scare with point guard.
Obviously, this draft, I mean, whatever way, have so many holes that really doesn't matter if you take a but think about is that I think that that's the thing.
I just don't want us.
Like remember, you said just keep drafting cubes.
Think about there's more room for error for a wing, right? And I think there's more time than a a wing to grow because if you make decision on killing Hayes and again, I'm not saying that this is the mind.
So they're gonna take right.
You don't wanna be bogged down where, Like some people I don't know.
I don't know if it's I don't think it was Rick, But I think maybe in the Twitter thread people were talking about it.
Andi was saying like, Oh, we couldn't get other point guards.
We said, not together point guards because we drafted not Frank, which is not actually true.
But sometimes sometimes, like you were sticking with this project project of a player.
And we're not gonna drive another point guard who maybe who showed whose flashing to be better at the college level, right? I just wanna be by down that with the wing.
I think that you have more leaving, right? Look at a guy like your boy you just mentioned Macau Bridge is right not to say.
And I posit I'm not saying that he was gonna be gonna be a bus, but he was struggling his first, his first year.
Right? And obviously late in the bubble with the sons you started, started come alive.
I think the guy killing hes not saying this is gonna happen necessarily.
You just don't wanna be bogged down where and Kevin Hayes is a project.
I don't think he's a project at all at all.
I e Do not think he's a project at all like he and then you don't even have e feel like he could play and play either guard position to He's played.
This is really his first year playing pure point guard.
That's the reason why he left.
He's shooting on to be a two guard.
Uh huh. He shoots well enough to be a too hard.
He shoots well off the ball.
No, don't you? Well, off the ball, I mean, well, this s 20.
He's played off ball prior to this year, and this year he was He was like, 99% on ball so that the times he did shoot off ball, he was horrendous, e, but he's played.
He's played the two guard up until one.
Until up until this year.
Bond, I feel I feel like it was more the fact that the lack of opportunities, whatever I'm saying, nobody could shoot 90% from the free throw line, shoot off the dribble the way he does and be, And it be potentially a bad shooter.
I think what you tell me, 3%.
You're usually gonna become a good once you get the n B A.
If you can shoot the three.
A high clip of a free throw percent, the free throw free throw out of high percent.
Excuse me? You're usually gonna turn out to be a good uh, because it is a good indicator.
I forgot What s So That's why I'm asking you if you have the indicator of the free throws, you have the indicators off dribble e think it's safe to say that he's gonna be a reasonable shooter off all, Even if he's not, Even if not Steph Curry, he's gonna be I feel like I'm confident if you could shoot 90% on the free throw line and he's done it multiple years.
He's for three years in pro league.
Since he's been 16 he shot over 86 87%.
So I feel comfortable in the stroke that he's, that he's gonna be able to shoot off all.
So I have no problem with him being playing either guard position again.
I don't feel like he's.
I feel like he's one of the safest guys in the draft, To be honest with, you go.
But going back to what I was saying, though it's not about position away, it's about then a French.
It's a that Nick is talking about.
The things that make is talking about passing the ball.
Um, playmaking, shock creating.
You know, the mode is a lot of wings are doing that, but doesn't have to be weeks.
If you have a guard Ah, guard that can play one and two that can.
That could do that.
And then you don't have to force it.
I don't not gonna be like, Oh, I'm gonna take a wing because I saw the bubble a lot of wings doing it.
It's what are the wings doing that you like and draft a player that doesn't I'll say this about the bubble, though I've seen that you know one thing, especially with the wings.
Um, what I think when they play with zone defense, having those wings the length disrupt the passing lanes to get back and become like a little 332 immediate crap when you have a third guy kind of peeking but staying on his man to be able to get back into those corners where? I mean, the Lakers were killing teams from the corner with KCP Kuzma.
Um, I'll say this, You know, I'm not saying that you have to draft the wing, but every year, But if you get these athletic wings that show, you know, some type of something that they could be good shooters in the league Yeah, that's what brings that.
That's what brings that value.
My thing is, I just look at we're at the bottom of the league in every offensive statistic and were relatively middle of the pack in defense, so I'm just leaning.
Maurizio were like 18.
If you're gonna argue semantics, we're better defensive.
But 23rd on on defense.
Yeah, We also don't value the fact of I think that pace was like crash like this again.
We don't write the fact like I don't know what our offense on turnovers.
What was? But I would love to see that stat, because I think we also underestimated.
That's why people might kill me.
I was big support of Frank because you know, the easy buckets fastbreaks.
We're getting steals, gets a lot of easy buckets, disrupt lanes and get those easy steals.
I mean, one obviously improved defense.
Yes, it's made of the pack, but in terms of offense now you also have guys to run out of space hit open threes.
Start every time we talk about every way talk about something we pull frankly with a, uh e was just saying everything.
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French sucks, But okay to that point point to that point about about about defense and often, right? Um, Killian Hayes.
Killian Hayes's that have the one, that's what.
Hold on. Hold on. Rick.
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Rick, start all over your froze killing.
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Hey, has one of the best steel rates out of the top point guards him and Halliburton.
So you were talking about you were talking about? You were talking about defense, right? You like defense, leading easy offense, right? He gets a lot of feels.
He's a very good player on the fast break.
So all the stuff you're talking about Chilean, he'd brings it.
Oh, yeah, he's a little bit of frank with some fellow.
I just hope I just hope you guys as yeah as you guys get on Frank so much.
And fair enough, guys.
I'm just saying, because of killing Hayes has to go through the same grown things.
I hope that Knick fans are as you're You're knowledgeable guy.
You're knowledgeable guy.
I'm not saying being famous, Frank, but if Kelly Hayes comes in and struggles again, we're talking about him.
Come, Tombo cut.
The reasons sometimes doesn't even have to do with the game itself.
Just being in a just saying being in a differently.
That's not the one you coming with.
I'm just saying if he struggled, Okay, I gotta count into that thing that people are as Let me let me ways.
I hope you know I don't wait, That's fine.
But no, But I have you made.
You made interesting point about how being it being in a different country and how that can affect your play, right? Especially if you're young player, right? Like some people deal with the culture shot, right? You guys agree.
Hayes has been mostly his entire life in France.
He leaves at 17.
18 to Goto Germany.
Never been to Germany in his life, living by himself, playing for professional league.
He was handed the keys to that to a professional team.
And in that year, he elevated himself from the bottom of the first round to a lottery pick in a week s So the so.
The new environment didn't break him.
It made him a better player.
Uh, I'm not trying to insure anybody.
I'm not this international God.
You brought up somebody traveling from Germany from France and Germany.
Yes, there's, uh it's just a language difference.
But in terms of even how they well, France and Germany to different place.
But yes, that compared to yes, coming over to America well, America every summer, America every summer and plays MBA, where the NBA is a different breed than basketball anywhere overseas.
Doesn't matter if you're playing the top leaves.
It's just a different breed, I know, but he comes in.
You can dominate, oversees all you want. You could dominate.
You could dominate goals, open play from, uh, Barcelona and dominate come to us and not do ****.
I'm counting that could happen.
What you're saying applies to anybody that could happen with That's all I'm saying is that you can't be in the same breath.
You can't say and say All right, he went over friends and playing blah, blah, and you know, you're not you're not.
Not so you're not afraid of or whatever, but that Yeah, that's a given that that I'm confident that I'm not saying that.
What I'm saying is what I'm saying, that that Louis, when you look, wouldn't that you could say that an indicator if he was able to accomplish that.
So that has no way as a person as drafting, right? If I'm concerned about the culture shock, right, if I'm preparing about culture shock, I'm gonna say, Well, here's an example that Look what happens when he when he went from a to address in his resume, right? Not a negative.
Somebody who's never left home.
Oh, First time I would never look home. I bet.
Okay, You're talking about you're talking about also in America.
First of all, in America, if you will call your flop your rookie year despite you could not to anybody here, right? We live in a culture where if I'm not getting free Z But there are people that Oh, look, hurt whatever.
And after the fact that mom died, people like, Ah, you're still weak.
And it's like in Germany.
Well, we're not saying friends, but I know for a fact in Germany have friends from Germany, friends who still live in Germany.
You go to school in Germany and is like some of things that we do as Americans regards toe family.
That stuff they would never they would never think twice.
Do you watch a Buddhist leaders game, right? Versus how we treat people in the MBA.
How MLS stuff Whatever football right we are in terms of how we treat players were harsh, were terrible compared something in place.
He comes over here and he doesn't do also his first year, right? He might say, OK, coming in whatever they do, whatever to say, say he's a bus.
I'm just saying that how athletes is different from how to treat them and friends and friends.
Your God, you click a busy.
You're freaking God, you play for Germany.
That don't a ****. Whatever. They're very nice.
They don't do any of that **** like we do over here in America. That's all I'm saying.
Racist over there.
Yeah, but still but still.
But even then, you are very racist.
They don't believe you like that.
But you come over here in America where you're you have ah allowed with Stephen A.
Smith national owner.
And again, I'm hoping if I'm just saying that it's a different though he comes, he comes to the States in the off season and he plays MBA plays, pick up ball with NBA players and not in front of a crowd like that.
You know, thousands of I'm just saying, You saying all the indicators, all the indicators through a series of Americans, there is nothing like playing in a okay, but school having a crystal ball, sort of having a crystal ball.
I feel comfortable.
Look, we don't know what happened.
Anybody's life, God forbid something happens.
And even that development rights, a family of whatever.
I'm just saying, I'm just hoping that we are patient because there are flaws to his game.
Yes, you point out, Yeah, there things about his game that you like, right.
You like that he could create space Even when I watch.
He used a lot of pick and roll to create that get space off his defender.
He's here to meet that in the n B A.
He's not the quickest foot, even though he does have a little nice or moves to step back.
Because even though the highest was watching, I think you sent the video.
I can't remember who it was.
They said the video.
You watched all his little stuff.
He was missing a lot of shots.
He's not doing it at it.
High level rate, where's like Yo, he's gonna come in.
He's doing that off the bat.
He is going to have growing pains in the NBA.
We better be a patient with them, right as we are other places.
That's all I'm saying.
I'm not ****ting them.
Whatever killing is God because my guys basket.
But if you if you think killing is is that God bless, but I don't know, I'm not trying to.
Nick is probably getting tired of telling.
Probably looking at this stuff, but no, no, man. Hey.
So I wanted to say something real quick, man.
E didn't say it when when the crowd was in here, Nick g to the new addition to the family. Man.
What I'm saying is one of those things that I think we've lost over early a shout out to my man you're gonna be popping for the first time. Yeah.
Oh, man, That's he was better.
Thank you. Yeah.
And I'm gonna I'm gonna have a kid, and you're You're able to do this.
What? You just have it and you're able to do this.
It's next. Great.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Can I throw? Can I throw my corny joke out there and then let Gamow and get back at each other? E a E s.
So you gonna have So? So the kid is gonna be junior uh, So I gotta throw.
I gotta throw some some blood on Rick so GMO could get it back in sharp mode.
O e, Rick, Like the majority of things that we talk about.
I don't know what we and you have to realize when Rick is on Twitter.
Rick changes the question that you are arguing with me.
Like, Wait, what you're talking about like now I was agreed with the whole time.
But you said I'm like, Yo, bro, hold on.
You let me on like a 10.
Threat about the same.
And we're supposed to agree.
So I don't disagree with Rick.
Rick is just He's a real a state of New York colonies.
Rick Guerrillas, a the ****ytical thinker of a conversation has to move forward.
If you have a stagnant conversation, you're just gonna lose my man.
I learned that last year with a statement.
You remove them, State just get confused easily.
That's why he calls me the Riddler.
They got on me about the Judy, but now everybody has revisionist history on Jimmy Butler because I said that Jimmy Butler as good as he is, as good as I thought he could have been with the Minnesota Timberwolves and then for that team, and I don't think he would have done good.
The Knicks, I still believe I just think the Knicks, the Miami Heat, are the perfect team.
Get Butler the perfect team No.
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But we're gonna be in the final like I don't It's sometimes a lot of times on Twitter.
Everything is binary.
It's not that like, yeah, we don't have.
We don't have a as good a team is Miami.
But Jimmy Butler was definitely improved.
The Knicks, but But we wouldn't be move in the finals or or even maybe not even in the playoffs.
And just given the fact that thing Nick, think about Jimmy Butler being good, that we would have been good enough to keep even Fizdale and, uh, Steve Mills.
Hey, that's what it is.
I mean, when you when you roll with ghouls and shooters dog, nobody is safe.
Everybody get picked on dog.
E asked me what he was not a basketball mind whatsoever.
He would have messed up that Jimmy Butler like they put literally Jimmy Butler's big.
I don't even know what Ben is.
You're talking about Duncan Robinson I believe was undrafted or second round Kendrick numbers undrafted bam out of by I'm not.
I don't remember where.
Ben, uh, we're venting.
He was in the front draft.
He was drafted, like in the teams or something.
Uh, like San Antonio, They don't play politics.
They don't play, play whoever is better.
No matter where you come from, you know what I'm saying? And look how much you're trying.
I'm trying to bring Jews.
Randall with Butler.
I don't think I'm not necessarily sure.
That would have been because Jimmy Bull I think he because he's a coach like he on the he's the coach of the coach.
He's the voice of the coach who is the voice of Riley, who is the voice of the owner now.
And basically everyone was like they respect them, obviously.
Pedigree that stuff.
Ah, guy like Randall, I.
But you don't think you don't e better than what we were.
I agree that he would have made us better what we were but people are trying to watch for what it's like.
Yo, that could have been e What may be e.
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Myrtle Beach Area.
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You have a picture of them some.
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Nick is being immature.
You can do it like two minutes.
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You know, I'm saying, you know what I'm saying? Like being halfway decent or whatever, but I was kind of popular because you know what I'm saying? Because I was in a division with all the homies, like Like, it was a whole bunch of us 1920 21 year old.
You know, I'm saying, get rid of the war.
You know, I'm saying all this stuff, but I was boxing, So everybody used to come see me.
So we should do this dog home like it used to be, like, you know, when freezing come in when freezing.
When they when they introduce uncle Freezing, everybody gonna stand up and bark.
And when everybody they introduced the other dude, everybody gonna put their newspaper and act like they read the paper, you know, produced by man.
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So anyway, anyway, you get popular from doing little stuff like that.
So this girl comes to me is like, Yo, Uncle Free Z, I heard they give you two tickets to the Budweiser Super fest.
You know what I'm saying? I'm going with you.
And I was like, *****, I've been trying.
I've been trying to hit on you for, like, two months, and you didn't give me nothing.
Now you know I got two tickets now.
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