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I kind of wanted to digest the Sixers win in Portland, and the Sixers lost last night in Phoenix.
Which will get, too, and obviously working.
We're going to preview the Jazz game as well tomorrow night, and we'll do a little post game tomorrow as well for the Jazz.
But, um, you know, obviously we know the *** is we're going to go.
He's so no and Ben Simmons will get those quote later.
Kind of came out and insinuate It's just the same thing.
I'm not really a happy with what he said or the way you said it.
Ah, but it's for one thing.
You know, I understand that you're going to g o you know, not going.
So now I understand you lose some games, but last night was winnable.
Um, you know, and I know you have Monty Williams over there who used to be coach for 76 years.
We get that he knows Ben Simmons and but really Baines Baines is is who stopped and sevens.
I mean, come on, man.
Like my opinion is you have to do better than that.
But you you have to finish.
Okay? And he's in my opinion, he quit.
He had eight points, right? Van Simmons had six points. I'm sorry.
Bad Seven's had six points and my PT kind of quit.
He got made because you couldn't do what he wanted to.
D'oh! You got me because I couldn't get to the dribble drive.
We couldn't get to the pain.
He couldn't get the glass.
And that's a problem to me.
Okay? Because that to me, the attitude of Ben Simmons last night was you know what? There's always tomorrow.
And it wasn't No.
We need to go get this game.
It was It's always tomorrow.
And that's where I have an issue.
That's why I have an issue with Ben, because you need to be the leader on this team.
Okay? Joel is not there.
We know he's facing two game suspension, which, thank God it's over.
Okay, We had a nice one.
Important without you. Well, okay.
But we should have had two wins.
We should have had two wins and this is my issue.
Okay, Al Horford stepped up and we're gonna get to that in a minute.
Because Al Horford, for all you people who said that was a bad signing and maybe he didn't have enough left in this Hank, You guys had to throw your nb a card to trash right now because you don't deserve this. Do can play.
He can flat out full from his screens, from its high low play to his pick of roles to his defense, everything.
This dude is a beast.
And there's a reason why I think about this.
Last year, if this game was last year, we would have watching Jonah Bolden and Amir Johnson in a rotation effort to try to cover and B and his minutes.
Thank God for Al Horford Al over 32 points last night.
He couldn't done anymore, okay? And he couldn't done anymore.
And you know what if we don't have such sad free throw shooting at the end of that game, and that has to do it.
That's do it. Josh Richardson.
That has do it. Ben Simmons.
Even Alma, this one, we need 60% from the Fund of Charity Line.
There's a reason why they call it a charity line.
Okay, You make those shots, we win that game.
Bookers want to get hiss.
I get that Devin Booker will consistently get his.
We have no problem with that.
We know that we needed to find Devin Booker.
Okay, but at the end of the day, this this opportunity, you cannot mail these in.
You cannot just say we're gonna wait to the last game.
We cannot do that.
We need to go all in, people.
This is the N B A.
I'm gonna reach this.
I'm gonna look at my photo lockers that people that second all over the place a periscope, Twitter and instagram.
Okay, but my this this was my tweet.
And this is what bothers me about Ben Simmons because Ben Simmons again came out not worrying about 80 to 10 okay.
He's not worried about you, so Oh, no.
Well, guess what.
You know, at the end of the year, we're gonna be looking at this game.
This could be a game that we look at, and I know It's early.
People probably say all your crazy.
Relax, but it's the way you handle these things is what's making you know.
We all know 80 to know this is what Ben said.
Ben says, Enter shoot around today.
Just got to bounce back.
It's nearly impossible to go.
Wake up call for us.
I think having Joe back we can get into a rhythm and get back into a flow.
Well, here's my issue with that.
Guess what, Ben? You guys were in a flow you didn't need Job, Wind and King last night.
We need you. We need you to step up.
Okay? My response.
We all know $87 a plate dream.
However, an unwillingness to make it adjustment is the difference between the Eastern Conference finals and the N B A Finals.
Where do you want to go back? Do you want to go to the N B A Finals? Are you want to go to Eastern Conference finals? Because last night it could be the difference.
And I know we're gonna have more games.
I get all that and we're gonna have more opportunities.
But you don't pack anything in in the n b A.
Guys were playing their hearts out last night.
And I honestly think that that effort from Ben Simmons was trash.
I know people going to say I'm a hater and I get all that.
No, I'm just going by what I see.
Okay, I'm going by a guy who I felt just kind of brought it back a little bit and could have gave that extra step.
It took you 3/4 in 3/4 of basketball, Okay, Because I'm gonna throw the 1st 1 it away because you really don't know.
You know what you're gonna get in the first quarter for 3/4 of basketball? You're telling May you're honestly telling me that you couldn't adjust.
You couldn't adjust, right? This is this is what you're telling me.
That's why I think is ridiculous.
Because there's an opportunity for you adjusters a way that you could have got to the hole.
There definitely is a way.
Okay, But unfortunately you didn't do that.
So Bias did some things I liked last night.
I've been killing to buy.
It's about being solved about being indecisive.
He wanted the ball.
He commanded the ball.
He did a couple fade away's a couple drop actions.
A couple two steps.
Okay, but when Ben What? Get back to Ben.
Take awful one foot.
Would you please stop with the double foot bounces? OK, all the time.
Take off on one foot, and now the ball down.
Listen, if you watch the Greek freak and you see why his rise of dominance came so soon because he finally figured out Listen, yeah, I understand I don't have the shot, But if I get to the hole and I slam it down on people, guess what? I'm gonna be good.
And that's exactly what he did.
That's exactly what it did.
Hey, for anybody wants, right? Does want to make sure sounds second.
Everything coming clear is no choppiness.
There's no Ah, you know, I have a different set up tonight, so I want to make sure that everything sounds okay.
And I'm not looking the wrong way here, So if anybody could just tell me how you sound.
All right, um, this Let me know.
Let me know if I sound okay.
because I I did one of these shows one time and I had a court issue and it was pretty bad because at the end of the day, I mean, at the end of the show, I looked at it and the show was pretty bad, so I had to lead it and start all over again.
But now let's let's get back to okay for Concorde.
33 minutes last night.
I know you people keep.
Listen, nobody's in love with Frankie a robot and he his show.
They hit the open shot.
Right? But that's what he's supposed to do.
Listen, four cans for can cork Mas is the prototypical bank shooter in the n B A.
Okay, he is there to take open shots.
Okay, listen, all due respect to Steve Kerr, with all due respect, this Steve Kerr, Steve Kerr was a great player in his.
He was a great role player.
Okay, hear me now.
Role player, right? So let's not make work miles more than what he actually is.
He's a role player.
I've been telling you this before.
He he's there to take the open shot.
That's his airport If he's not open, he's not making a shot.
Okay, again, I don't know how else to say that, but there's a shooter sitting on the bench in Trey Burke who can't even get off the bench.
And I don't understand.
Why do we sign Trey Burke if we're not going to play? Trey Burke is probably your best shooter off the bench, okay? He really is.
Listen, it the breath round.
It's gonna fall in love with Netto again.
Netto is this year's TJ McConnell.
He's a little more talented than TJ, but he's the guy that bet that Brat is gonna fall in love with.
He's very speedy.
He's always looking.
But if you've seen turn the ball over twice and two crucial parts of the game last night, that cannot happen.
Not when you're playing a team like Phoenix who can shoot.
And the Ricky Rubio.
I was not gonna have nights like he had last night, okay? He's not gonna be the three like he was.
He's not gonna be hitting the track like he was not gonna happen.
Okay, Kelly, you bright Listen.
Can he be stopped? Absolutely.
Okay, Frank Kaminsky stinks.
It has no no business being on the court.
Okay, so he beat us every now and then, Which was ridiculous.
Okay, Devin Booker is going to get his consent earlier.
Devin Booker at he's 20 Devon Booker's 23 23 years old.
And not to mention McKell Bridges.
How McKell bridges look last night and I forgot Zaire.
Where, sire? Oh, that's right. Zaire.
Smith is in the G League, right? The guy we draft it.
McKell Bridges is playing for the Phoenix Suns, and he's actually making a contribution.
Are guys I Your Smith? I get He got injured the first year, but now he can't make another delay.
You know that that trade is probably gonna be questioned for years to come.
I get it, and you know it.
I know it's Ah, it's hindsight. 2020.
Before, right now, it looks like we got the band into that deal.
But let's not get in that look like Josh Richardson.
Eight points to Jon Swardson.
Show up last night that you went when your number one guy is out of the lineup, people need to step up. Not just one guy.
People and Al Horford stepped up.
Tobias stepped up. But I need it more.
I still need it. More abhorrence of eyes.
That's how I am.
He's getting paid a lot of money, okay? Being a lot of money to be the guy.
And I know you know who.
Philly influence dot com All the followers out there, we'll be going back and forth talking about it, talking about, you know, too hard to bias.
You know, money's money.
Listen, I get it money's money.
Then there is a market value, but it's a market value for what you're you're gonna contribute to that team and over the course of that contract and for right now that contract Okay, you need to give me more to bias.
You need to give me more.
And he started to do it last night.
He started to do it last night, but you've seen at the end of that game and probably the latest two minutes and 30 seconds that they looked a little lost, Okay? They looked a little lost.
They looked a little indecisive.
Who was gonna close this game out because there was an opportunity okay.
There was an opportunity where we could have maybe close that game out.
And it didn't happen because nobody really wanted the ball.
Nobody knew what to do with the ball.
Joe wasn't there.
So I see. This is my issue.
My issue is I understand that Joe is a number one officer on this team.
Boy, when it comes across time of Joe's not there, okay? And they triple team Joe like that.
A maid who knows I needed other option.
That option needs to be to buys.
The bias needs to be the option to close.
The game's out so he can't run scared from the ball.
He can't be taking bad shots and he can't be making bad decisions.
And that's something that needs to change.
Now talk about the bench call.
Quinn came in place a nice minutes, Okay? Playing 13 minutes off the bench, I thought much needed minutes with eyeball only played four minutes last night.
I know he got in some foul trouble and still learning, but I'm not sure what happened there.
Like Scott played 18 minutes and there's that.
Raul nets up rollin that so place 12 minutes.
Trey Burke play 00 Trey.
Can't get more than zero.
Trey. Can't get four minutes.
Frankie court boss, I understand is a small four.
Trey Burke, the point guard.
But you can't tell me that you can't throw, You know, you know him in for Ben every now and then.
Give him a little rest. Not understanding.
I I don't get it.
You know, Listen, there's gonna be a lot of game left.
There's gonna be a lot of tape lap, and we're gonna move on from this, and hopefully, Brett, he's going to adjust, okay? And I know it's only one loss, and I'm not Listen, I'm not killing because it's It's not the lost people, okay? It's not the loss.
It's the way we lost.
That's killing me, Okay? It's the way we lost.
That's really bother me.
Okay? I don't like to lose like that.
I really, really don't.
So now we go into Utah and listen.
Utah's not an easy place to play.
Okay? Down oven mitts over to go bare. Bogdanovich.
Mike Connelly, who's really not gonna contract in this year.
Little different look on his Utah team.
Emmanuel Moody, a who will see if he can actually, you know, be the player that we thought he was gonna be.
But we have to win this game.
We get Joe back, and we're gonna go Denver never go against you.
Okay? It's this is that, you know, we're gonna go because go bear who he should own.
He should own Rudy. Go bear.
Okay? He definitely should own Rudy, go bear.
And Jochen is gonna be a nice test.
I I'm looking forward to un be versus yoke.
It's I think that'll be Ah, hell of a matchup.
But Ben has to play better.
Ben has to play better.
Okay? His line from this game.
35 minutes, six points, 25% for the fuel.
He shot 25% from the field.
I don't know about you, but I think I could shoot 25% from the field.
And you see what I look like? I'm not even shape to shoot 25% of you, but I know I could do it.
Okay? You, you you hand me a ball and I'll be able to put it in a hole.
Okay? And it'll be not doing that, either.
I just I can't found the fact that Ben only had six points in this game.
I can't because this is something that you really need it again and rats in his line.
Let's see how many he had, too.
Freaky was two for two at the line, and he had let me see how many since he had was a discernible it cut off either way.
It's not enough for May.
Not enough for me now.
Why is he playing for Khan 30 plus minutes as he fought again? Is he fall in love with him? I'm not sure, but we look at last year.
This team is definitely deeper than it was last year.
We would have not been able.
We would have not been able to do what we did last night with the team we had last year would have been able to do it.
Al Horford is a difference, and I know you know this brings up the Jimmy Butler conversation, right, because we have to look at this team.
We have to say, Listen, essentially, it's Jimmy Butler.
Or is Josh Richardson and Al Horford That's basically what the difference is right here.
Who did you want on this team? Okay.
And I'll tell you what Now it's too full, right? So when they signed Tobias to the big money deal, Okay, I I was all record, and I'm still record saying he needs to be Bradley Beal.
And I bring Bradley Beal up because Bradley Beal was in the sink on the situations to buys.
Beal started off slow, had a nice career, and then he took that extra step, took the extra step, got the max contract, took the extra step.
He went from a scorer who shot between eight, who averaged about 18 and 20 points per game.
So gotta average 22 to 26 points per game.
You average 25 26 points per game, and we're good.
Okay, he's a second option.
Well, I should first on because John Wall unfortunate one of the best towns in the N B A.
You just can't stay healthy.
Okay, that's the issue with John Wall.
But Bradley Beal is who Tobias Harris needs to be.
So Tobias Harris could be Bradley.
The issue is Tobias Harris is being that Tobias Harris we've seen last year.
He's starting to get a little better, okay? And I know commanding a lot.
I understand that, but he needs to give us more.
He needs to give us more.
You know, if you hear is that feed me more right to steal.
You see the championship belts behind me.
I'm a wrestling fan.
Okay, So old school Ryback feed me Seymour.
That's exactly what's advises to say.
Feed me more and I want more.
Okay. I want Maura's of fame.
I want more for this team.
Okay? So if Jimmy's here, who did these get the ball last night? Jimmy Butler.
Jimmy Butler is getting ball.
So we have to take this the mold of this team and shift it.
Okay, We have to shift it.
We had a shooter from Jimmy T.
Tobias to Josh and l.
And now, essentially, it looks like Joe is that, you know, everything goes through Jodie under the game.
What I'm good with, I am.
But again, I keep asking What? There's no more Jimmy Butler here.
Hit knows three point shots that you didn't.
Okay, You win. the game.
Jimmy's not here for that this year.
So who's gonna be that guy? It's not gonna be Ben.
It's not gonna be Josh.
Listen, Josh Richardson needs that.
He needs his shot.
Need to get a little better. Now.
I'm starting to see what people talk about Miami.
You know, his shot wasn't as good as formers and is good.
You're very indecisive at the top.
He should be able to hit that 15 footer with ease.
And he's bricking home.
He sit in the front of the rim, short arm, it'll he needs to get better with that.
And I think he will in time, because gonna get a lot of open opportunities.
Okay, But when you go through Joe, the end of the game and the post op isn't there or say, Joe falls out.
You need the option.
Number two, the option number two has to be devised.
It just has to Ah, and unfortunately, it's out there.
But either way, this is gonna be a very, very fun year.
Okay? It's gonna be extremely fun year.
We're gonna have a lot of issues back and forth, okay? I should say issues, but we're gonna have a lot of questions.
Okay, We're gonna see how breath round get teams to use his rotation.
We're going to see.
Let's see, I'm curious to see what You know how many minutes Phar Kham plays out of Joe comes back, okay? And I mean that just because out there to shift a lot up around, you know, Is he going to play for our kind of little more? As is Phar Kham becoming the six guy off the bench? I would have never thought.
I always thought that six and seven where, you know, we're like Scott and James.
I didn't think it was gonna be for con, Okay? And I think he's falling in love for because he knows he could develop.
He's got that Belinelli shot right when we got Belinelli.
Arbella Ni ni, Ni Ni Belinelli Whatever the hell his name is.
When we got him to trade that line and you know and he was a guy who came in him and Ilyasova, who was able to hit somebody shots on the outside.
So obviously they wanted Kyle Korver. We talked about that.
They wanted Kyle Korver kokoro chose Milwaukee.
Okay, It's not that I want for lack of effort.
He had a choice and he chose Milwaukee.
Why? Because you're gonna get more minutes.
He didn't want to be a God to just come off the bench and just throw up a couple threes and be done.
And that's a sense of what we wanted.
I mean, listen, how nice with J. J.
Red**** and look on his team coming off the bench.
I was asking for that all year.
Called depends. I know everybody says the kind of slapping his face because it's a veteran.
But the end of the day, you calling him coming off the bench, having that kind of three point presence about him being able to create his own shot, be able to dribble drive, that would be huge.
Now I still think the Sixers we'll be able to do some things expiring contracts, you know, mid level exceptions.
I still think they'll be things out there for them.
Kind of tweak this a little bit because I do think that Cork Mas is going to get exposed.
I know he can hit those shots, okay, but he's not gonna be able to do so much.
Listen, big shot Bob.
We talked about Robert Worry, one of the, you know when I bring him up, because big shot Bob did what he's supposed.
Though he wasn't defensive specialist, he was there for one reason.
Now he's hit the big time shot.
Okay, so he did do that.
Let's not mistake Frankie Cork mas for that last shrimp.
Okay? Deathless front was a great player, in my opinion, whether you're talking about that, that list from from Indiana, don't listen for Seattle, Okay? Both both visits at both organizations.
He was exceptional because he did more than just stand at the top of the key.
Now I see Frankie trying to make some drives.
I seem to try to do some things, but you've seen last night when he got the offensive failed down the stretch, he was trying to do two months because that's not his game.
That's not his game. His game is not the dribble.
Drawing his game is not too crazy. Own shot.
His game is for Ben Simmons of Drive and the kick it out.
His game is for it to go down a Joe Joe when he gets double team on the block and a dish it out.
Okay, Just like I coach the coach, I coach little kids, and I I I consistently say push the ball in the work of back out, right, Push it in, get the attraction to the defense, pushing back out for the open shot.
That's a court Mas is good for doing, and if he continues to do that, we'll be okay.
I just don't want to see it for more than 10 minutes again.
I I think that's a stretch.
I think that's way too many minutes for him.
Ah, and I just think Brant Brown indirectly is gonna fall in love with that, because in his mind, it's still the only shooter he has to come off the Spence that could consistently hit the Rock.
I still think Trey Burke has an opportunity, but for some reason I don't like, So tomorrow night we'll see what happens in Utah.
I think it be nice to get a win because I think the Denver Games would be really tough.
Ah, you know, I think Jo Jo's gonna come out with a presence about him, Jo Jo's wanna comment on fire, I really do.
I wouldn't be surprised if he scored the 1st 10 points for the Sixers.
Um, I think you actually see Al Horford play last minutes because listen, Al Horford play 34 minutes.
You have to remember Al Horford's 33 years old.
So we cannot go into this season.
And Brant Brown's gonna have to be very careful that we're not killing, you know, killing this guy with minutes.
So I don't know about to turn lower management.
And nothing, not the mention.
Did you see what Teasdale said in New York about R.
Barrett? I love it, Okay, because I'm a big God.
It says, Let the boys play.
I don't give a crap about this load management.
Okay? When it's somebody reporters has about R. J.
Barrett, you know the rookie out of Duke are out of Kentucky's airplane to march.
Uh, any says, Are we really talking about? Look, this this kid's 20 years old, this kid's 21 years old. Whatever.
You know how old it is.
Listen, he's to be able to play 35 40 minutes a game with ease and no questions asked.
I only want to answer any more questions.
I like that attitude because I think these young boys need to be able to play that way.
Now Jo Jo's a little different.
He you know, the way his body type is the way he you know, the way he statured.
Obviously, it's not something that he will be able to do on a consistent basis.
But when you talk about Al Horford, he's a you know, I know he's an ageless veteran because he just looked so good.
Takes care of his body.
You see what he does, But you still can't play on 35 40 minutes again.
So I wouldn't be surprised if you see our maybe play about 20 minutes tomorrow.
And I think, you know, maybe you see a little more Jonah Bolden tomorrow night because I think if you if you watch Utah hey, watch Rudy Gobert.
Where to go bears? Ah ah, really nice.
He's a nice center, but he's east, taller and skinnier, and Langer even know he's strong.
He's not that much of a physical presence like a Joel, so I think you know you don't need Al for that.
And I think Jonah Bolden could actually play some meaningful minutes more night, I Because I think you're really gonna need Al when you play Denver so we can go to this game.
I don't think you give Al Horford the night off, but I think you give Al Horford half the minutes.
He deserves a break.
He did a tremendous job.
And if you look at all those people out there, that's it.
That was a paid signing again.
Ah, say it again.
You cannot discount fundamentals in veteran leadership.
When you have a guy like this on this team, Listen, We were one bounce away from being able to advance the playoffs, right? Let's not.
Let's not forget about that one bounce.
There was a lot of things that happened in that.
Siri's especially with you.
Well, you know, being sick and having his issues.
Okay, We have to turn over problems we had, you know, little dissension here in air.
Something that a guy like Al Horford would have been able to nip in the bud, right? It definitely 100%.
So you get a guy like that that could be the difference from one bounce of to bounce.
That could be the difference between going from one round to the next.
And I think that's why it was in T.
Rowe part off the all season.
The brain guy like that in AA and Don't cult Skalkaho Quinn for that kind of action leadership is, well, he's another guy that, you know that could help these, these young young players and, most most importantly, Joelle and then become MBA superstars from many years to come, even though they were stars right now.
But I still think they're on the cusp of being a superstars.
And that's gonna be the most important thing.
People listen over these D's Sixers games.
Take all the time we go about 25 30 minutes, 25 minute mark.
I think we covered a lot of good points.
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So we'll see what time it ends.
I may not do it tomorrow night.
Maybe we'll do it Thursday.
You know, we'll recap.
The game will look forward to the weekend, you know, and again for all my Eagles fans out there as well.
But the Eagles post gained eagle recap, and you know, we're gonna do some different things coming up.
Uh, you know, I like to talk the entire n b A s.
So I want to do a show where you know we do someone a six or stuff for you Philly people out there.
But I also want to do some national some national games.
We start talking about different players and performances.
You know, we talk about pre offensive.
I mean, look at Luke Adan chick way.
We don't talk about Luca, Dante. We're doing him a disservice.
He is an unbelievable talent, and what he's doing in Dallas is just extraordinary.
I know it's hard right now. I think he's coming back tonight.
A 30 minute restriction looks like because of the ankle, but again, tremendous, tremendous young talent.
The MBA has been infused with such young talent that there's nothing left for us to do what to talk about it, which is great so I want to do that as well.
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