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Glad to be back, man.
Uh, man, this guy zay A with a game last night.
Talk about last night.
Some fuel, last night's games, a couple good games.
You surprised surprise games.
But, uh, course we have to start with Was I on debut? I mean, because in the first half, right, I'm just like, Why? Why why aren't they playing him and what's like, What's going on? You know what I mean? Like eight minutes, four minutes 1/4.
I'm just couldn't really get into a rhythm.
I mean, he's a rhythm.
He's a guy that you need a couple plays.
You need a few plays for Head Thio to really get going.
So you can't just have him out there for four minutes, then take him out.
I can have him sit for a substantial amount of time and then having to come back in just for four minutes.
It's not That's not enough.
You can't He can't get into a rhythm like that, so But I understand.
I understand it from the public inside as well, and thinking about the long haul.
Obviously, is 34 get 35 games left, I believe were for the Pelicans 35 games left.
So it's understandable, you know, you don't wantto, you know, But at the end of the day that you know it's against the team that is trying to get the eighth spot as well.
So after, like you know you need those W's you need those W's so But, you know, just his game and the critics, the critics already.
And this is the thing.
I just feel like, you know, watching these shows.
Like, uh, you know, the Daily Show's like first taken.
Honestly, I mean, I just It's just issues.
All they talk about is just just the negative man, just just the negative.
You guys know what that is? Many fill me, so it's like that's all they talk about it.
It's nothing except the nose, no type of scheme.
Why he's effective.
What does he do on the court that makes him a great player? None of that Just hyperbole, and that's it.
That's all you hear from them, so fortunate.
Um, it's a shame, really.
But I just feel like his game is just.
He's one of those special players, man, and he worked on his game.
He understands his weaknesses.
He understands what he needs to work on.
And, yeah, if u sag off that shock, I'm to take that shot automatically automatically and take a shot.
So just really there's really no no other.
That's what you have to do.
That's what you have to do.
So for him to have the confidence okay for him to put the reps in, understand, you know, listen, they're gonna they're gonna play a couple of feet off of me.
So let me, let me let me make sure I could be able to knock down this shot and still be effective for the team.
At 20 years old, Come on, that's that's just different.
That's a different type of.
It's a different type of player.
So I just feel like, you know, just he just got into a rhythm.
I mean, I said 25 10 Last yesterday, I said, I feel like we'll put 25 20 to 7 and you know that and that little and they wanted to take him out.
They wanted to take him out the game, but he was just and shot up.
Zo, you know, shout out to show for understanding he was on a hot streak because sometimes a lot of point got something.
A few pointers in MBA what they would do if they see that they see another player, that's hot. They want to match.
You know they want to match that.
They wouldn't both be effective at the same time.
And, you know, to a certain extent, you know, for certain teams, I understand that.
But you know, so unselfish, understanding the moment, understanding this his night, you know, give him the rock, keeping him in the game so they can win the game.
I mean, it's just enough.
Unfortunately, Spurs you gotta You gotta give the Spurs credit and I say I said it yesterday, too.
I said, You can't sleep on them and then they're right there.
They're trying to get in that spot as well, not get picked up.
But I did pick the pelicans, but, you know, I thought I would play a little bit more, so that's why I picked up.
You definitely got the 25 10 easily.
Like I said, I mean, it's just easy.
I feel like 25 is easy.
It is really light for him, honestly, just because his energy on the court and the different things, just different, different things he does.
It's just This is easy.
Then you got big.
Do you think about the lobs, the stops? This file's getting the stops, turning two stops in the buckets, easy buckets, transition points.
Come on and ease on Selfish guys first, it says from ink from a cut to Ingram.
I don't understand the haters messy.
They don't talk about that on the show, right? They just talk about noted negative, you know, sad what? We're gonna talk about it.
So but yeah, it's just it was a great game by him, and it just speaks to how spend know how affect how great this team could be down the road.
And it just speaks to everything we've talked about in the streams.
You know, most of multiple of my colleagues upset this all wrapped sports as well.
Just just about these young cores in the Western Conference is just It's a great thing to see, so yeah, just the pelicans.
I mean, I feel like we can win a lot more games, you Holiday Inn and play to Welby.
I struggled to, so just imagine, if they had, if they were on their game, they would have won the game easily.
So and they're always in games with good teams.
Even without those guys, they were still in games against the Pelicans.
Lakers like they're not there.
They have talent, They have the town and they just needed that piece and they just needed the peace in the pieces I on.
And when she starts to get to 30 minutes, it's over.
It's really over 30 plus, so we'll see.
We'll see what happens, man.
That's the second half of the season.
Maybe one of the best, for sure, just just for my landscape of the league, maybe one of the best in a while.
So just because it's just how the game is different, we're not just expecting the Warriors over there coasting, coasting to the playoffs on the bronze, coasting.
Then he turns on the switch.
Same old narratives.
We don't see those narratives anymore.
Different type of narratives, different type of teams and BP conversations is really, really on point.
So it's gonna be it's gonna be a fun second half of the year All Star game coming up.
I think they're Nelson started tonight on TNT.
Of course, I know what the icons on Thursday night.
So should be good night.
Let's talk about these other games.
Um, the Rockets.
And this is what I'm saying is that up and down, it's that up and down thing with Houston.
You know, some nights they you know, they play excellent against really good teams.
And then I guess the bad teams just lackadaisical on defense, Sloppy jacking up threes.
But But they did well against the Nuggets.
I gotta give them credit.
Russell Russell play well, hard and played well.
So if those when those guys were going and and then when both of those guys, they're facilitating the ball, they're gonna be scary.
Of course, no doubt about it.
That's never That's never been in question.
The question is just the scheme. That's it.
That said, it's not about the talent of the players.
For me, it's about the scheme.
So So, yeah, credits it up.
Sit down, man. I was a good w for sure.
I mean, the Raptors got it done.
I thought the Raptor, we're gonna get it done there, could just at home.
They're a great team.
They're a great team, Billy.
And people are just And I'm pretty sure that they're playing motivated people are just automatically count them out just because they don't have Korso.
This is the added motivation to that team that already has a bunch of guys that have been counted out already.
So that's what keeps them motivated.
They wanted best teams in NBA's.
Got to continue to get them. Give them credit.
Ah, good win by then.
See, on the, uh, you know, getting it done on the road? Yeah, Like I said, they have.
They have a nice combination of veterans and young guys and the young guys. Excellent.
And then the veteran is excellent.
So when you have that combination is really is really excellent.
It's really a really cool dynamic over there.
You got a veteran guy, veteran point guard, Hall of Famer, first ballot, no doubt.
And you got this young rising, you know, to, you know, kind of like a because you just you just me just a position.
I mean position, player conceit really played three in some cases, like because he's 65 so SG a.
He's a great player.
So you have him.
You have him a rising young play match with that, and you have a nice, nice other combination of some veterans and young guys.
We got to give Sam Presti credit.
You have to give Sam pressing some credit, Give credit, have criticized him a couple times.
But the way is the way he's kept this team going, the ways, you know, continue to keep to see him getting W's and still having those picks respect.
Respect for sure.
And that's and that's that's pretty.
That's pretty good.
Still, just still win and still have those picks.
So we'll see what happens. What? Okay.
See you down the road.
Good. W by them.
See? What else? Lakers.
Expect the late again. LeBron, you played in the garden.
Last night's playing in the Barclays tonight Got the w, as expected.
Oh, the overtime. Tallulah.
He's just special on duh.
His ability to knock down shots.
Clutch clutch man is just This might be early, but I generally believe that once Zo, Zion and B I build some old court chemistry, there would be no doubt about it.
It's not even to early, man. You already see it. That's what I'm saying.
And B, I didn't really be I really do need to have a great night, you know what I mean? So it's like, just add that, had that sort of add that to the mix as well.
So just imagine, if he had a great night and then you have, then you have ah, and then you have Drew, too.
He was struggling as well.
So they're gonna be there gonna be a problem.
There gonna be a problem.
They're gonna be very dangerous for sure.
B, I's already playing out of old stone level, and Zion is on his way.
And, oh, so he could, you know, he could definitely could definitely get into that old star discussion.
Maybe he's only 22.
These guys a 22 FBI and Zoe, 20 to Zion's 20.
I mean, he's been in the league for how long, and he still feels like he's not even 30 yet.
I remember he was remember he was on the Nets jersey Nets number three pick and he's been around.
He's been he's been around for a long time.
He has a great game like his game.
So have a nice team.
Griffin did a great job of keeping that team with us with the winning atmosphere.
After losing a guy like Anthony Davis, that's an excellent way to do it.
You get, you get young, excellent assets that work together and get a draft pick, and then you get that type of dropping.
Wow, so happy for the pelicans? Happy for the Providence? For sure, I agree.
I agree, Alex. That's a great point.
Oh, yeah, Just some really good games.
I I knew the Pistons. You're gonna win.
I pick the Bulls, pick the Bulls.
I was shocked that I was.
This was a surprise game.
The Hawks and the and the Clippers.
Yeah. Ask him out to play well.
Really? Well, let's go to this game real fast.
Yeah, So they did a great job.
The hosted a great job and beverages they were playing, playing lights out.
You gotta give them credit, You gotta give them credit and they're gonna have those type of nights.
And I got said the Clippers.
They have these type of nights where it's like is just, you know, I don't know.
I guess I feel like they're they're coasting.
They're coasting pretty much.
That's that's what I really can't.
I swear. I really don't critique them as much.
I feel like they're just the type of team that's gonna they're gonna do.
They're gonna click in the morning when it counts and and that always just going straight.
Clap teams like because they're supposed to know they're gonna be There's gonna be those type of games and the Hawks came out again.
I feel like they're better than the record.
It's John Collins was out.
That was, That was a key factor in missing 25 games. That's that's big time.
So all right, let's go to Dee's other.
Let's go to these games for tonight.
You have the Wizards and the cows was there's a traveling to the Quicken Loans arena in the queue.
I mean, for these of the cars, that's a nice young talent.
I like young bull fan, a fan of Garland as well.
I like Kevin Porter Jr as well.
I have some nights.
They have some nice pieces.
I just, uh they need a big man.
They could get a bigger, get a big man.
They got a really good, big 1,000,000.
That's that's like a to a big man.
That's really dominant master.
And he matched them up with those type of guards there could be that could be special.
That could be special.
Maybe they could get Wiseman.
We'll see how the Jaffa works out.
A lot of works out for them, but they're gonna continue to struggle.
And I mean, I just I just feel like in this game, I got the Wizards.
I think the Wizards No, they play well against the Heat last night, so I think they didn't want to come out, try to get this w.
So we'll go with the Wizards against the cash.
It's just it's just these young team.
They're They're so young man.
And they just and then for the Wizards throughout the bathroom bill for bathroom Bill, I really do It's just our respect him for continuing to, you know, just continue and keep it black.
All right, Next game, man.
You know Kyrie Kyrie is gonna play.
Should be It should be a good game.
Good game, and, um