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Ladies and gentlemen, we are going to break down.
Oh, be topping on the coach's corner today.
We're gonna break down his basketball game for you.
You might agree.
You might disagree, but this is what we believe, and we stick and buy it, all right? And I want to hear from you.
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All right, so you got to go ahead and get to it and break this thing down.
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Hope you guys enjoy this show because it's gonna be definitely one of the best ones.
We have plenty off clips, and we got plenty of pointers for O B.
If you're gonna be watching this show just going T o right.
A lot of stuff in here today.
I mean, we got a lot of clips and and and a lot of things to talk about, so we might as well go ahead and get down with the get down.
Ladies and gentlemen, let's talk about overtopping and you know, most people know O, B and E for his offense, right? They know him because he could get off his feet like, well, the lack of Mari.
That's what everyone says.
It's like a Mari.
You know, his plain style, the way his body looks, his body shaping.
All of that stuff does look like a Murray, and that's why people always compare him.
I mean, I was watching.
I went back and I started looking at some old clips of Amar E and his ability to get up in the air.
It was just ridiculous.
I don't know if Obi is that Amauri's ability to get up in the air, but he's close.
He's really, really close.
You know what I'm saying? So let's go ahead.
Let's get into it.
Let's break it down.
Ladies and gentlemen, um, we're gonna start by talking about obeys offense.
I think I just said that, but I'm saying it again.
Alright, We're gonna start by talking about his offensive, what he could do offensively, And, uh, it's not just it's not just the scoring ability.
There's a lot of other things that he does offensively.
Uh, you know, things that he brings to the game, and we're gonna break it down.
But let's begin with the pick and roll and his ability to really get in the air.
All right, so we're gonna talk about the pick and roll and look at some of the reasons why he gets in the air or why he gets in so much open space.
Alright, so let's let's go for it.
All right? You're gonna see it right here.
You see him come off the screen and boom, he gets in the air, You know, the clip is gonna play back.
One more bang and he gets in the air. Okay.
Why is that? Let's bring this back.
Let me let me get my, uh, trusty little mouse up here. Bang.
Let's stop right here.
Because And this is my mouse right here.
Ladies and gentlemen, you see the open space here.
Why is there open space like this? Well, one obese.
It's a decent screen.
Let's take it back, all right? And look at his screen because he does set a decent screen.
All right, well, rewind it just a little bit.
Look at the screen.
Look at the contact on that screen right there.
That guards not getting over that. I'm sorry.
The guards not getting over that, cause that's a strong screen.
And then off the screen.
Now this defenders like, Okay, what do I do? I know what Obie can do.
I probably know what this guard could do.
And this is one of the reasons why you wanna have a dynamic basketball guard.
Uh, that could coming off come off of those screens.
Ah, guy that could knock down this little jumper right here.
It's one of the reasons why people crying, screaming, complain about Elfrid Payton because he's not known for knocking out jumping down.
Hopefully, Frank, Andy will be able Thio knock down this little jumper right there.
Austin Rivers should be able to knock it down to okay, but you need a guard that can knock down that shot or go ahead and take it to the basket.
Now elf opinion can go to the basket right away.
I mean, we've seen them go to the basket a couple of times and donkey, but that's a strong screen right there about Obi.
And then, of course, you got the floor spread, right? You got you got You got my man over here coming off the baseline.
So I was keeping this guy occupied, and he's setting the screen for him.
So I was keeping him occupied.
And you got a guy over here keeping this defender occupied.
So it's not just everyone standing around watching the screen and roll.
You got people doing things that are keeping them occupied.
And what happens This whole space in the middle opens up.
And when that happens, you know, you're probably gonna be in a little bit of trouble, because always gonna do this Don't, right.
You know, um, what can you say? Let's look at another one.
All right, there you go.
Bang and open space again.
Oh, be in open space.
And with his leaping ability, is gonna be problems every time he gets open like that.
Alright, that Z let's stop it right here.
The same thing happens again.
You got the floor spread, boom, boom, boom and guys, I'm gonna say this again.
It's not just about these guys ability to shoot the ball.
It's about how they have themselves spaced right there.
That's in their space in this play better than the next world last season.
I mean, look is great space, and there's no nothing you could do but allow this area to be open because guys air spaced around the perimeter the proper way right? And you don't have the screen and roll happening here or close over here.
It's in the perfect spot so that we can get this lane to the basket.
And what happens when he gets that lane to the basket? You already know bomb, right? You know, one more time Bomb.
I mean, Andy, that right there is a I mean, you know, in the n b A.
We screen play a screen and roll all day long.
That's what you're doing.
The MBA screen and roll, screen and roll, screen and roll, screen and roll.
Look for the three Hey, should fit what the MBA does perfectly.
My only question is with the Knicks in particular.
Is he going to get that much space.
Is it gonna be that wide open for him? Because those guys were small.
The MBA, You know, Not only do the Knicks have not have great floor spacers, but the MBA is just bigger and longer, and it's harder than that much space in the MBA.
Yeah, you know, I would point out with all be on good that I I thought about this on the first thing on the first, you know, offensive thing, because this is gonna be a thing that we're gonna see in all almost all of the rest off the offensive skill set office.
I don't know if you noticed it, but he doesn't need space to get up in the air, right? He can jump high just after that first short step, right? He doesn't need, like, long strides like like measure does because Michigan, you know, he can dunk it almost.
You know, when he starts the, you know, starts from the three point line, but he needs those long steps sometimes and all be just needs, like, a half step.
And he's like, way up in the air on.
And this is gonna be a pro pro for him, um, on a pick and roll on, cut from the baseline, and it's gonna be a way better for him.
Like you said, if there's gonna be bigger man in front of him, he's not gonna be, you know, he he doesn't have you need that space to get over them, right? So that that's gonna be a profile, you know, for for all, be as as far, and we're going to see it in plenty off these clips.
That's one of the point of emphasis off all these, you know, jumping ability and athletic athleticism.
And then, to add to that, what makes him such a threat is that he can also pick and pop and hit the three.
That I mean, that really makes him.
I mean, that makes him such a huge threat being able to pick and pop hit that three on.
Do you know there's not much to say about it.
I'll just let you see it because you're seeing how he's able to screen because he can screen Well, it opens them up so that he can flare out and it to three screen players out.
They don't know who to go with, and he knocks it down from deep right.
That's beyond n ba range where he just hit that three.
Yeah, like like 2 ft even beyond Beyond N b A range, You know what I'm saying? And you know, if if he's able to get that shot off in the MBA consistently, uh, you know, I mean, that's a That's a crazy threat already.
You know? I mean, um, they're not only can he pick a papa hit the three, and I don't need to show you a bunch of clips of him hitting the three, because, you know, he could do it.
But he can also pick and pop and drive to the basket.
Right? And you know not I mean, you know, that's gonna be That's a testament for him, right? Let me see if I could get my pick and pop and drive file up here.
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I thought that the file was in there, all right, but he can pick and pop.
And then when he catches it off that, you know, give him a little pump fake and then drive to the basket on Do you know that right there is, You know, that's a that's a the fact that he's able to put the ball on the floor now he can't put the ball on the floor and, um, you know, do a whole bunch of dribbling moves and all those type of things, But he could take that straight line drive to the basket and because you could get up in the air.
You know, if he's building up a head of steam is gonna be trouble for anybody.
Yeah, you know, eso Let me see.
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I think I could get it. I think I got it.
I think I got it.
Let me get that up here.
Pick and pop and dr to the basket.
I don't know what happened to it.
Here we go. You see? Right there. Boom.
Little bit of a pump fake and, you know, looked like he was going for that.
Blake Griffin dunked on that one, but, you know, a little bit of a pump fake flies in the air, gets fouled, and he goes to the line.
But because he's a good shooter, because you can screen and then pick and pop.
And then because you can shoot.
Yeah, they got to respect the shop.
Got to speak up the Yeah, you got to move on the guard.
They got a respected, you know, on then.
Now we're gonna get into some things that he does that I don't think people notice. Right.
Everyone can see these things that he could jump.
He can shoot the three and all that kind of stuff.
But he also runs the floor well, all right, he runs the floor really, really well.
If I don't have anything in the hand and let me go, I think I think you probably heard something behind me talking because I turned it on, or at least those guys did.
But he runs the floor really well.
And what impresses me is that he's able to explain how and what he's doing while he's running the floor right.
And when you have a player to me that can explain that, can that can, uh, break down what they're doing and why they're doing it offensively.
To me, that says that you know, they have a basketball like you and they know what they're doing.
Yeah, they they're thinking on the court and they can, you know, they got the knowledge toe, you know, take advance.
You know, things are on it and change up the plan or the situation, right? So that's really important.
Like you said, right, so So you know, And on top of that that means that they're listening to their coach right so he can run the middle of the floor and I want you guys to listen.
Toe Obey Topping says how he breaks down, why he was running the middle of the floor and what he's doing out of running the middle of the floor.
Uh, you know, he did his show.
What Mike Smith from ESPN, where they kind of break down, you know, they break down his game a little bit and, you know, have him go through and walk through some stuff and explain what he's doing and then Mike Smith's and telling some things that he thinks he needs to work on and so on.
But I want you to hear, Obey, top and explain why he's running down the middle of the floor and what he's looking for when he's running down the middle of the floor.
All right, so let me let me get this up here.
This is Obi talking about running down the middle of the floor.
I thought it was always talking about running down the middle of the floor.
This one right here, Corners and there's gonna be one big top of the key.
So if I don't let me stop that running back here we go, Basically.
So basically, I know I know that, uh, I'm going to get to the corners and there's gonna be one booth.
So if I don't have anything in the pain, I know that I'm looking at either on the ways of the corners for overshoot.
And I trust my teammates to make that shot.
So So basically, I know I know that my bars, I'm going to get to the corners and there's gonna be one big at the top of the key.
So if I don't have anything in the pain, I know that I'm looking at either on the ways of the corners for overshoot.
And I trust my teammates to make that shot.
So So basically right.
He explained it perfectly.
He's running down the middle of the lane so he could draw the defense towards him.
And then when he run, and then when he draws that defense towards him, he's looking to see he knows where certain guys are on the floor now.
That means he was in a disciplined offense right.
And And, you know, the coach really had those guys.
Ah, structured and disciplined and understanding what needs to be done.
When, Where, Why and how.
If you were playing on the Fizdale, it may not be that way.
Uh, Tom Thibodeau.
It might be that way, you know, Um, but his ability to run the middle of the floor is impressive, I think.
You know, obviously, he could get out on the break.
You see here, you know, he runs the floor.
Well, you can get out on the break.
And you know what he could do when he gets out on the fastbreak.
You also have, um, you know, and we'll run this back so that you could see it again.
You know, you're gonna see him here, pass out of the post.
We'll talk about that a little bit.
Uh, but what I want you to look at here is again.
He runs down the center of the floor.
Let's bring this back.
You're going to see him.
He's going to run down the center of the floor.
Right? See where he is? Let me get my mouse up here.
You see him right here, right? And he's in and he's moving down the center of the floor.
Bang all the defense.
They're worried about where he is.
Bang, bang, bang.
They got to see what Obi is because if not, then you know you know what's gonna happen.
And then he runs straight to the post, gets the ball in the post, and then he has the ability to pass out of the post that ability and understanding what to do when you run down the center of the floor.
I think, uh, you know that Z that's That's good.
One more thing I want to show you with him running down the center of the floor.
All right, here.
He's gonna run the middle of the floor.
He's going to set a screen.
He's gonna get the pick and pop, Alright.
Checking about boom, he gets the rebound, bounces to him.
We're gonna talk about rebounding with him.
Alright? Runs the middle of the floor, sets the screen up top, gets the pick and pop nothing There he goes down into the post, passes it out.
Guy gets the lane to the basket.
All right, there's a little bit more there.
That I want to talk about about his ability to run through plays, but we'll get through that just a little bit later.
I wanna Andy, I want to get your take on him and his ability to run the middle of the floor.
Yeah, and a Z All of us see that? You know, most important thing here, he starts running with a couple of steps, you know, at the beginning really fast.
You know, he's doing that just to see if it's gonna be an opening, if not, or if he's going to trail the play and set up, you know his position down low and wait for the, you know, ball right here.
We saw he got the ball, he took a couple of dribbles to the basket, turn around and, you know, got the double team and pass out of it, right? Eso It's a good thing he probably pass out of it because, you know, he didn't feel he can score on those guys.
But, you know, it's still a smaller play than than, you know, turning around and just taking a bad shot, right? Exactly.
But in this play in the in the play before we saw that.
When he starts, you know that after the rebound or after the, you know.
Still, wherever when he's going down the lane, he starts running really fast at the beginning.
And he's see he's looking for the opening.
If there's no opening, you know, he's gonna, you know, slower, down a little bit just to see where he's gonna be able to take the position, you know, on the offensive end, right? Right.
And And I want to, um I wanna bring this play back really quick, right? Because this is one of the place where, you know, we see him passed out of the post and he does a good job.
I don't know if I need to bring that one back.
Um, I'm gonna I'm gonna bring this one up.
He does a good job, though.
Off surveying the floor.
All right, I want you to watch this play here.
I'm gonna pause it here. Look at him.
You see him here? He's looking at the floor.
He could see boom, boom, boom and boom.
And he's looking at the defense, right? He sees four guys here.
He's got a guy on him.
This guy's defended.
This guy's defended.
This guy's defended.
He can recognize that this defenders all the way in the paint.
Why? Because you don't want o.
B to do what? Oh, Beacon Dio.
And this guy is wide open, right? Does a great job of recognizing it Makes the pass to the right guy.
Bam! He knocks it down, right? That's I love to see that he takes his time to make the right past surveys the floor right to me, a guy that can stop survey the floor, see what's out there.
You know, that means that you're making the right.
That means that you have a good basketball like you.
He understands what he's doing now.
It's easier when your coaches, when you're in a disciplined offense, right? And the coaches like if you don't.
If you don't have this, you go here, here, here, teaching you how to look at the floor, teaching you how to see where the offense where the defense is on when you need to make those plays.
Uh, it should translate to the MBA.
Yeah, and you see that he was he was really thinking about it.
And like you said he was serving right.
He didn't like, get the ball and went like from the from the, you know, end of his mind, just I'm just gonna pass it because the guys there, right? Because in n ba, those cross court passes are really dangerous, right? I look at him, he's watching a second, a second and a half, and then he's passing the ball.
You know, most of the big guys in the N b are just going to swing the ball and, you know, swinging the ball on a cross court passes, really? You know, a difficult pass toe finish and to complete and then BA because it's basically turnover pass.
So way saw him think about it.
And he already like I said he knew before he got the ball in the post, that that's gonna be an option. Exactly.
Saw that the option is available.
Then he made the pass.
Um, okay, another time this again is another example of him running through, Ah, play right.
Not just rushing a shot or rushing a play, but actually letting the play develop.
And I think that's impressive for a guy 22 years old takes his time.
Let the plays developed.
Just watch it here and again.
You're gonna see it's passing.
Game on display sets the screen boom.
He gets the ball looking for that guy.
Their hands it off sets the screen, doesn't get the ball.
And then how he you know he's looking. There's a scramble.
He moves to the open spot.
Now he finally gets it. Swings it.
I love that quick swing right there.
Boom. Let's look at the entire thing again.
Then he comes out.
He could easily take the dead.
That shot in the court.
He had the space.
He could even think that easily.
Nice handoff with the screen.
Now here's a little bit of a scram because they thought they had the backdoor screen.
He gets to the right spot where the open spot is, and then bam, quick pass because he's seen it already.
That's always impressive.
He saw that his teammate has, you know, had a better position and probably was a better three point shoot.
Right? So, you know, right? A nice, quick pushed past.
I mean, he just moved it along to the right spot and it was accurate.
Uh, the guy didn't have to do much to be able to shoot the ball because it was an accurate pass.
Catches it one dribble.
He didn't make the shot, but that's okay.
The right play was made, you know, To me, that's very that's impressive.
Hopefully, he can do the same thing when he gets in the MBA.
I think he should be able to do the same thing right now.
Am I going to say the Knicks? We're gonna knock that shot down? Well, well, we'll see.
You know what I'm saying? But you know, that's the right play.
And that's a nice play by Obey topping right there.
Hey, could pass the basketball and I like what he does.
I like his patients, Uh, and he's showing to me that he has a good basketball like you.
You know, he's He's an intelligent cookie out there.
That might be the age factor, right? Everybody was knocking him on the age.
That might be the positive off him, being that that 22 23 year old player with a couple of more games under his belt on, you know, thinking about it reacting to the what coach said and planned out, mapped out on the, you know, on the white board. Exactly.
Eso he runs through the plays and he can pass the basketball.
Um, I really do like that.
And he also moves without the basketball.
You know, it's not something that we've looked at and said, Oh, wow.
You know, this guy, uh, you know, can really move without the basketball and, you know, run all over the floor.
But you're seeing them and those plays there, you know? He's in constant motion.
Look at it one more time constantly moving without the basketball.
Even if the shot doesn't end up being his shot.
Boom comes down, hands the ball off, sets the screen roles, doesn't get it.
All right now, I'm not standing and watching.
I'm gonna keep moving.
Now it goes towards the basket.
Night flares out to the to the corner, and he actually gets the ball.
Makes the pass moving in constant.
Moving in constant motion right here.
Here's another example.
You're gonna see him flash back door.
He recognized that his guy had his head turn.
Okay, you turn your head.
I flash back door, right? Here's another example of him not being settled and standing still.
All right? They try to post him up two or three times here on this play without success.
What's he do? Moves to the top of the key.
Bam! Why? He moved to the top of the key because he found out he watched his guy leave position.
Watch where this guy goes.
All right, so, Boom, you're gonna see here.
They're trying to post them up.
Here's Obi right there.
If you can't see it, the balls here, they're trying to post obi up.
All right, let it go.
They can't get it back to the top.
Now you c o b setting a little screen there.
And that may not even be a scripted play.
He just knows, You know, let me set a screen for this guy.
At least brush this defender to make it tough for my team, you know, to make it tough for the defender.
So my teammates and maybe get free.
Alright? Brushes. That guy Ban.
What's he noticed his defender trying to help out down here.
Well, actually, I don't know why his defenders helping out, so bad because you got multiple defenders here.
There is a guy rolling here, so I guess he's helping his roller.
Yeah, that's what he's doing.
He's helping his roller right here.
O b recognizes it, comes to the top of the key, and his defender is not gonna be able to find them wide open.
That's a time right there where he had his footwork, right? I like that.
But he does have a problem with the footwork, and we're gonna look at that next because there's some That's one area that I think if he needs a place to develop on the offensive side Wow, there are tons of things that he's gonna need to do to develop.
Um, I'm not gonna worry about, you know, You know, I'm not gonna worry about the ball handlers much.
I'm not gonna worry about him trying toe bringing ah, multitude of moves, you know, thousands and thousands of moves.
I want to just break down and work on the small things and one of those things.
Now, you know, with everything that you looked at and the pick and roll the pick and pop and hitting the three runs the middle of the floor.
He could pass the ball and one's place all the way through.
He could move without the basketball.
And he does all these things really, really good on the offensive side.
Right? But in the end, A.
You need to have superior footwork, you know? Yeah, you'll be able to pick and roll in pick and pop, but there's gonna be times on and you're gonna see what I'm talking about with O B that, you know, his lack of footwork at this point could hurt him.
Alright, Eso he's really gonna work on that footwork.
And I know you have some thoughts about the footwork, and then we're gonna look at a couple of clips.
Yeah, you know, and this, Like you said, the footwork is gonna hurt him on both ends of the floor.
We're gonna probably see it later on on the defensive end, But on the offensive end, he really puts his feet really close to each other.
He looks like he had those, you know, laces tied up together, and that's gonna hurt him because the gravity center off your body if you got your you know, feed close is higher, right? So you're getting easily, you know, put out of balance and n ba when the guys that are playing versus him are really stronger, it's not even gonna take them that much off strength toe, like moving over or, like, you know, you even even tripping, right? No tripping is gonna be called a foul, Probably.
But, you know, we know that rookies, they're not gonna get foul calls over vets, so, you know, and this also goes further to the stance, right? If he's gonna have those legs at least wide in your shoulder wide, it's gonna be like that Balance is gonna be there, right? If it's gonna, they're gonna be wider, spread out wider defeat.
It's gonna be even even better.
I know you're gonna be having that gravity center a little bit lower, and you're gonna be a little bit shorter if you get your you know, feet spread that white, but the base is gonna be there, and you're gonna be, like, more.
The strength is gonna be there even if you don't have it, right, because the base is going to really be set up right.
And like you said, if he's going to get those rebounds under the basket, you know, just instead of going straight up to the ball, he can do a pump fake.
And if he does that pump fake with those feet really close, he's gonna get tripped up really fast, even unlike lesser situations of contact with him.
Yeah, if he would have those feet spread up, you know, wide, he would have a really good bass, and he could take the contact and make the shop.
If he's gonna get bumped and he's gonna be out of balance is gonna be hard for him to get that and one play completed, Right? Those feet being close together? Um, hopefully it doesn't, but it could prove to be a problem for him when we get into the MBA.
Look at this clip here, all right? And I know that went kind of quick, but I'm going to stop it and let me see if I could rewind it.
Look at his feet.
Ladies and gentlemen, right this Look at this feet here, right there.
That's not good positioning for your feet, because right now, his lower body has no stability, and he's relying on his upper body for all of the strength.
Now he's in college so he could jump through his defender in the n b A.
He may not be able to do that.
And you're still not getting as much power on your jump when you have your feet that close together.
So one year, all ballots and to you get less power as you jump to the basket, you're going up, especially in the N B A.
You're gonna want to get as much power as possible.
Okay? He's gonna have to work on having those feet shoulder with, you know, you know, So the length apart.
And I believe we saw Kenny pain or working on him with it.
Now, of course, you're gonna see he's able to go up and finish because he's stronger than these guys, right? But that's not preferable.
Yeah, And this this on him.
And on this play perfectly, we see the difference between him and, um Are we start my right because, um are always in this situation.
He would put that left foot and knee like, straight to the defender, and then go up, right? So he would have more power on the base and then going up, he would be, you know, you know, felt as more stronger player, You know, if the if this this defender, like, pull the chair under Obie, he would probably land under the basket with the ball, like in his hands.
And you're going to see it again here.
Same exact thing.
He's going to get the ball in the post, and when he goes up, and this time it affects him.
He doesn't have as much power going up on this play.
Now he's able to score it, but he doesn't have enough power.
He doesn't have a lot of power to really jump through the defender on this one, right? You see, again, you see his feet close together.
Imagine just the defender being stronger, right? And he's gonna have a base.
He's just gonna you know, bands often for him, and he's gonna for probably fall on his, you know, But so and you see, and this one right here while he was able to finish the play, you know, he wasn't He didn't have a lot of power to jump through his defender because he didn't use his base.
Well, you know, So he's really gotta work on to it and even does it from three point line.
You know, you'll see in this play here.
You know, if your watch in front of three point line, you know, you're going to see this play again, where knocks it down and his feet close together when he pulls it up.
All right, you know, you know that good, that footwork is important.
And it with this three point shot, right? Like you said, he has those feet really, really close.
If in the n b a, that defender is gonna be that split second faster, right? And if he's going to try to balance it out and wait for the defender to go through, he might, you know, like, lose balance and fall off, you know, out of bounds, even.
Because if you know, those feel being like, really, you know, tiptoed? No, just just so close toe to each other, right? And then, you know, there are little things, even when he's doing outlet passes.
Sometimes, you know, he doesn't fully come down and balance himself before he makes the pass.
You know, he'll just spin around and make the past, uh, he's got to get those feet balance.
I'm gonna show him passing one out of the post.
We're still not fully on balance, right? And actually, that's the wrong That's the wrong one.
Hold up, Hold up.
Maybe it's going to go down to the one that I'm thinking of. Maybe it's not.
Never mind that one.
But anyway, the, uh, you know, I've seen, you know, a couple of, ah, couple of times when he passed off balance.
Yeah, it was a nonchalant pass.
And and it's really a turnover.
Risky pass, right? You know, off balance and the outlet off balance out of the post a couple of times.
You know, the MBA, you know, I mean, a couple of times, it looked like he was about to fall over right? So I think he's really gonna have to work on his footwork and work on getting that balance, getting his balanced there.
Okay, um, it will go a long way.
So that's that's when I say I don't care about all the dribble in and all of that kind of stuff.
I just want him to get his feet footwork good and steady and have, you know, developed that stability and balance When I work on those things stability and balance, right? And then go on to working on some other things, you know, as you continue to play in the NBA.
Ladies and gentlemen, here's the big thing defense.
Everybody's worried about obey topics defense, and, you know, is he gonna get burnt and the MBA and I'm going to tell you right now I think that teams are gonna run screen and roll on this guy and get him out in space and try to let young guards fast.
Quick guards eat them up.
That's what they're gonna attempt to do.
They are going to run that screen role and get him and make him have to defend in space.
Yeah, this is on.
This is this is again the footwork, right? Because we saw clips off all be defending, you know, guards around the three point line and they trip them up.
This is what the thing that doesn't happen with Mitch, because you see how much you know sets his feet.
He's like, wider than higher.
Even when he's left on that guard, you know, around the three point line.
So, you know, and I'll be his stance.
Looks like he's supposed to defend a guard, a smaller guy.
But you know that, you know, Shimmy, shake or wherever the Gardas loses, you know, all the office feet because of the lack off balance.
Uh, and And where he positions his feet and and tries to push his players.
Well, you're gonna see here.
You're gonna watch him.
He's gonna get beat off the dribble now, you know, Listen, he's going out, and he's defending the guard, but and he broke this down and he said, You know, one of the things that I did wrong is you know, I was He said he felt slow footed, right? And it's flat footed right here, right? It's flat footed.
And he's got He's opened up to allow this guy to get to the lien.
Whoever he is defending.
Look at his position.
Yep, he's sitting down speed of flat, but he's allowing this lane.
You can't do that when you you know, if you're gonna allow laying, at least, you know, push them towards the teeth of the defense.
Yeah, there's there's some help over there, but not a lot.
Not like you have over here.
He's given this guy the lane.
And if you're going to get the quick guard, I'm pretty sure this guy isn't as quick as some of the guards.
He's gonna see the n b a.
They will chew it up and eat it alive all night long.
I can guarantee you teams you're gonna try to get this guy out on the perimeter in space and force him to have to defend.
And he may have trouble, not may.
He's gonna have trouble defending guards forwards when they run that screen and roll and get him out in space.
You know eso I'm definitely concerned about that.
I'm also concerned about, uh the way that he rotates sometimes.
You know, I think he has some problems rotating correctly, uh, to the ball, taking the proper angles.
You've just seen on that clip right there.
You know, he didn't take the right angle against the defender and I think I see that a lot.
Alright, so we'll look at this here, Okay? He tries to block that shot.
And so he's relying on his athletic ability.
But we'll stop in here.
Yeah, instead of standing in the lane of the guy, right? Exactly.
Jumping on the side and swiping. Exactly.
You're going to see the lane is right here.
And he had more than enough time to get here and cut this lane off.
Exactly. He wouldn't even have to jump.
All you have to do is get here and cut this laying off.
He's gotta he's gotta know off.
You know, trust that this guy is gonna defend him, this guy in the paint, But he's got to get over here and cut this laying off over here.
Instead, he jumps on the side and swipes at the basketball.
I think he does get the block, but still Yeah, I don't know.
No, he didn't get the block.
Yeah, he didn't get the box.
So, you know, that's something in the N b A.
That would be a problem.
Yeah, that's a That's a play.
When you do that play, it's like when you have, like, 5000 N b a.
And you wanna you don't wanna get called for the sixth foul.
That's how you defend exactly? Exactly, Exactly.
So that will be That will definitely be a problem in the n b a.
Um, defending the post Sometimes I think is a is a problem.
But before we get to defending the post, I wanna look at another, um, rotational issue.
If you look at him in this clip here, right, Here's Khobe.
Yeah, yeah, with his back to the ball.
Yeah, he could see these three guys here, but the basketball is over here.
He has no idea what's happening on this side of the floor.
He should be flattened out so he can see here and he can see there, Yeah, between your defender and the basket and see the ball.
Those were like the three rules you gotta have on defense unless you're like guarding a guy, you know, back to the basket and stuff like that.
But you're like isolating him from the ball.
That's the only way when the coaches called.
And everyone on the team that's on the court knows that you are isolating the guy, and you're like, you know, like like glue with the guy right.
That's the only way.
You don't have to see the ball and stuff like that, right? You just die from from from the eyes and and then you see you see it.
You know, he really doesn't have a clue until he turns around.
And by the time he turns around the guys already to the basket, it's too late.
And I hate to say this I really do hate to say this, but that looked a lot like a Mars.
Started my on that place right there.
That's exactly what the Oh, yeah.
That's exactly what's that used to do.
And they used to kill me, would burn me up, You know, he you know, at the last second Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
I got to get there and and he wouldn't get there.
You know what I'm saying? But yeah, OBE is gonna have to learn.
And I've seen this.
I'm more than just one occasion.
We can't get every single clip, but I'm more than one occasion where he has his back to the ball, just like he has it here.
Oh, it doesn't really see the basketball and something happens behind his back.
and he's too late on the rotation, you know? You know, that's something that he's gonna have toe, you know, he's gonna have to work on it in N B A e.
I also think he gives guys he lets guys get good post position, Andy.
And, um uh, I'm a little bit afraid of it, because he does.
You know, if you I'm going to pull this up.
Beautiful post position.
Right there, Right? This is I mean, that's textbook post position and obeys behind them.
Obese, sealed off, completely sealed off.
Now the guard, you know, may have a hard time getting the ball there.
But Obi is completely sealed off again, right in the center of the lien.
Completely sealed off.
And there's nothing that Obi topic can do at this time.
And look at the speed.
Close together once again.
Not in the good stance, right? Not in a good stance.
He's not sitting down.
The defender is lower than him.
I mean, the offensive player is lower than him.
The offensive player is sitting down.
If they get this ball to this guy, there is nothing that o.
B is gonna be able to do but foul.
Yeah, and I reach in here in the situation If if you know, the offensive player is gonna try to get the ball, probably always going to reach in and that's gonna be called in the n b A.
That's gonna be called over the back foul, right.
And you've seen it already is about to do it, you know? And then, you know, even here, he didn't even really get good rebounding position.
I'm gonna let it play through.
You know, he didn't go and get good rebounding position after he left the guy, post them up, seal them all.
Selim often right in the middle of the lane, goes to the basket and you know, he actually is getting pushed out the way, Probably would not have gotten that rebound if there was a rebound.
Right, this is this is one of the things also that, you know, I noticed it on all these parts that he doesn't play like till the exact, you know, end off the off the possession, right? He just like sometimes he just takes that split second break which causes, like, for example, this situation when he, you know, didn't care toe box out the guy really strong, right? And, you know, and then be a that that's gonna be, you know, felt for him because guys, we're gonna get those rebounds because they're stronger.
They're gonna go over him around him, and, you know, that's gonna be hurting him that lack off concentration.
And, you know, not playing the, you know, till the ball is really dead, right? Right.
And, you know, listen, he's had nine months or whatever it is, you know, toe work on some of these things.
So hopefully we see something different when the season begins because, you know, he's had some time to work on some of these things.
Uh, I feel like rebounding might be an issue as well.
Andy on this is again, you know, again the you know, the bad stances that you know, weak feet, positioning footwork, right? Exactly.
This and the post position than you know, the angles.
Maybe it's more in his head and in his mind, but, you know, post position, you know, battles and rebounding.
Basically for Yeah, You know, when we look at here, you know he's gonna allow this offensive rebound the great position right.
So you know, we'll look at it here.
Bam! Right off top.
The guy again just turns around and seals them.
You see it again, turns around seals on, right? And obi? Never an OBE.
Actually, the guys seals on here, right? Oh, sorry about that.
Move the screen a little bit.
So the guy has him sealed here.
All all be has to do is when the shot goes up is turned and seal.
Um, but he never turns and seals, right.
He never turns and seals instead.
Instead, let me let me home.
You know, he just turns around and he uses his arms, and he does that a lot, right? He does that an awful lot. He uses his arms.
Yeah, And with players like, you know, like the biggest bigger or quicker players in the NBA, they're just gonna jump from that point and they're gonna he's gonna get called for a foul.
He's gonna be having that that hand around like Yokich does that really good in the NBA.
He's not going to be probably, you know, guarding Joker, Right? But okay.
Does that really good when he just throws his hands up and it looks like he wanted to get that rebound, But he was holding down, right? Yeah, yeah, yeah.
And you see here he uses his arms.
Ah, lot when trying to rebound the basketball.
If you watch this entire clip, he never, ever gets good position.
Right? This guy, whoever he is, Number four is basically pushing them around down there.
Okay, At one point in the beginning, looked like he was getting some good, decent position, but the guys just pushing them around.
And if there was gonna be a rebound, Obi would not have gotten a rebound.
He might have gotten it over the back call.
Hey, uses his arms.
He doesn't sit down and use his hips, right? He uses his.
I mean, you could look at it.
He's actually holding him sometimes.
He's actually holding him Sometimes I'm gonna pause it for just a second.
Look at him there.
He's actually holding him, holding his arms back O b s.
And with really bad position, he's even be in front of him.
I mean, look at all these position.
You have 1 ft back this way.
You got 1 ft with his knee underneath the guys.
But instead of trying to, you know, fight himself around, I mean, he should have been fighting around and try to get inside position.
I never really fought to try to get inside position.
Instead, you know, he's doing this stuff and his feet are all over the place.
You know, these are gonna be these are gonna be keys, man in the n b A.
Uh, I think any pain is working on it with his footwork, though.
Yeah, I think he's working on it with his footwork.
So and hopefully he's working on it with boxing out and all that kind of stuff because he's definitely going to need it.
It's going to need it.
There is one thing that I want to go back to in the offense, though, before we get out of here and kind of some of this thing up.
He likes to utilize.
He's not a crazy post player, you know, as you could see, he doesn't have the great footwork, but he likes to utilize the baseline spin, right, and you're going to see it here.
Uh, let me Let me Let me let me let me let me get this.
Ah, let me let me get the image right for you.
Okay, there we go.
Got the image, right.
He likes to utilize the baseline spin and you see, takes baseline and it gets the dunk.
Boom baseline he gets to dump.
Here's something that I worry about with this baseline spin in the MBA.
I'm gonna watch this play here, right? And you know, the the position that he gives that he's given bam.
Okay, so they have them here, and I think they know he likes that baseline.
Spent the defenders of watching watch this guy here.
He's gonna start creeping and creeping and creeping towards the baseline, right? He's creeping towards that baseline because he knows what he wants to do.
Bam! He's right there.
Or we went for the spin.
I think he lost the ball before he even got into the spin.
Right? But this guy, he knew exactly what we wanted to do, you know? He's looking for that baseline spin, and he was there for that double team.
Now, of course, this guy's wide open over here, but we couldn't see it because he was in the midst.
He was he was moving towards that spin right in the N B A.
They may not know right now, but if he does in a couple of times after the 1st 10 games, that's gonna be in this county reports, right? They're gonna know this is what he does, you know? I mean, um Well, listen, all in all, ladies and gentlemen, we're not killing Obi Topping, okay? We're not killing this guy.
The only thing was saying he's gonna He's gonna be a marvelous player in the MBA.
There's no doubt about it.
Just got some things to work on.
He's a young guy.
He's a rookie, you know? I mean, and so he's got some things that he's gotta work on, you know? He's gotta work on.
He's gotta work on his footwork.
I think that's the biggest thing to me.
His footwork and balance to me are the biggest things he's gotta work on this year, you know, that's what I would.
That's what I would give him.
Your footwork, your balance, rebound positioning.
And I throw that in there too, you know, because, you know, handling the basketball offensive moves those type of things, they're gonna come Yeah, and again until I think he's above average on that.
When you look at the power for position in the NBA A T least you know, at this point, I think he's maybe not well above the average off the power for a position.
But he's he's just honest, respectable, you know, ability on that position.
You know, those things are going to come.
It's gonna happen on the offensive side of the floor.
He obviously has to work on a defense.
So I'm not saying that, you know, you know, for him not to work on his defense.
But I'm just saying this faras skill sets are concerned.
His footwork, his balance, uh, getting rebound, positioning.
And then, of course, his defense.
So I guess we those four things right there footwork, balance, rebounding position and his defense, you know, it's faras defense, you know, uh, estimating and understanding how to take angles being on his toes, you know, understanding how Thio cut off the lanes, rotations, all those type of things.
Because, wow, he gave up some of that stuff in college.
The players are much stronger and faster in the MBA.
Let's Let's hope, you know, thieves schemes might know hide those deficiencies.
But, you know, it's not gonna be even thieves as a great defensive coach is not gonna be able, you know, to save him from all of the situations he's gonna be, you know, versus, uh, other players and then be right, Right? So, look, we're all looking forward to having a big year from obey topping.
You know, I think there's gonna be a big year is going to be exciting.
We're going to see some exciting plays.
Just saying Don't get frustrated.
If you see, some of these things were warning.
You were telling you now these are some things you might see.
He's had a lot of time to work on it, but you might see it.
So don't get mad.
Don't get frustrated, You know, don't want to trade him because he gives up a rebounded to Don't want to trade him because he spends towards the baseline and they double team him and he learned and he loses the ball like your favorite player, Julius.
Friends like like juju does like Juju does right? Don't want to trade.
You know you can't wanna move this guy because of those things.
It's gotta be patient.
You gotta let him work on it.
And it developed over the years.
It will as long as he's working on it, and I believe that he'll be working on it.
So be patient with the guy, man.
He's got a few things he's got to get right in order.
Thio ticket to the level where a lot of people think he could. He has the talent.
He has the talent, the athletic ability, the natural ability.
But he needs, you know, some of those fundamentals and some of those nuances to take it there and, you know, just to add, I think he he's got a bigger chance, even RJ, to be a fan favorite just because of the athleticism and the dunking ability.
As's faras next fan base standpoint.
You know, we like this for a couple of good years now, so I think you know, fans might, you know, give him a pass on the rest of the things just because he brings some excitement until the garden.
So, yeah, so Knicks fans, you know, take care of your boy, you know, be easy with them take care of your boy.
Be easy with them.
Don't go crazy, all right? It's gonna be a good eh NBA player.
He's gotta let him becoming anyway.
Andy, I'm out of here, man.
Um, what's today? What is it? Friday.
And that's something.
Oh, Saturday for you on.
And that's something happens.
I won't be back until Monday.
I'm probably gonna do a show tomorrow because I saw the season schedule for the next for the first half.
So I'm probably jump on for a couple of minutes just to talk about the next schedule, just to talk about how they are gonna do the whole schedule.
Because I read the rules, how they planned it out.
So I'm probably gonna hop on and, you know, if someone's gonna join me, you know how those shows might, you know, turn up.
We're gonna be able to talk a couple of hours on many different topics.
Yeah, and, you know, um, I might I'm pretty sure tonight leading the Knicks and beyond tonight.
And if you're watching this tomorrow, then it was yesterday or was last night? If you're watching this on Saturday, then when I say leading the knicks, should be on tonight.
Then it was actually that they came on on Friday.
Or, uh, you know, Nick's at night.
Well, came on Friday into Saturday.
You guys, you guys just just wake up midnight and just go to the internet, and you're gonna see next at night. Exactly.
You guys get what I'm saying.
You guys understand what I'm saying? All right.
So I might be calling.
Did Danny Garcia ever spends juniors fight tomorrow night? Saturday night? I might not sure yet if sold to be on the front stoop.
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But anyway, I'm out of here, man.
Appreciate you guys to spending the time with us and, uh, you know, just be easy.
Ladies and gentlemen, be easy on the boy. Oh, be topping.
Let him do what he does. Don't start griping.
Uh, you know, a soon as he makes a mistake.
That's always saying that.
The kid, exactly that gonna see his first action in a week.
That least that long, right? Uh huh.
What? Thank you.