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But I haven't seen anybody dying or throwing up on the streets anything.
I guess you know there's a blessing from God, So Yeah, Tonto, time in.
But, Captain Fever, man like you don't realize how much sports plays a role in your life.
Like, how are how much it affects your life.
It's not damage, because, seriously, same **** stories.
A lot of stuff that you is crazy.
We're up to, what, 1000 deaths now in the country air.
Then your Ah, he's sort of this morning, you see a cat? Um, Karl Anthony towns tell Mom basically in a medically induced coma because of it, which is, you know, extremely sad.
Uh, extremely crazy, but that for the for the spring breakers, who might be watching men, They only no joke, bro.
Just Yeah, they don't stay down a joke, man.
I'm glad you're not going to school at home.
They've basically in Maryland.
They've basically shut down everything.
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If you are, um, congregating in a group of more than 10 you know they're coming, they'll disperse you.
Was against the law to do that right now.
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I don't know what he's doing in life is right.
Someone, A paper outside of this little business sells.
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And I'm like, I don't even think it thing is open and it looks like he's right up a ticket.
So I don't know, man. I know.
I just hope it doesn't become Ah, in a perverse way, is a money grab for some of these people to write up finds or whatever hope is to say, just closed out or whatever.
Don't keep it, but no, but yeah, I mean, that's that's another thing, but yeah, it's just it's just weird.
Story was really weird.
It's just a crazy time and no sports or nothing like that.
All we can do is talk about it and watch old sports games.
Stuff like that this Sunday will be Oh, yeah, watch it for free on MBA TV or MBA dot com, because they give you free subscription.
Now that's gonna really help, but anyway, screw us just I got so mad, they offered out, like, really anyway, Yeah.
So, um yeah, it's going to be, you know, it's all we could do was watch old shows This Sunday will be watching the game.
We're gonna watch this theme.
Nixon, the Bulls in the 1993 Eastern Conference finals.
Watch that one Game six and at once, So that should be fun.
But there's a few things we could talk about when it comes to the Knicks.
So let's get into it.
Let's talk about it.
I do want to remind you guys that directly after this at 11.
30 I will be on YouTube and we're gonna do about a 20 minute show on.
So we keep a dump.
Julius Randle, And I'm gonna do one of those every every couple of days on.
You know, every player that's on on the next team.
So we gotta find something to talk about.
Something to do, something to talk about.
First thing I want to talk about.
It always is John Calipari.
I don't know if somebody interview Don't Maur.
What? But John Calipari, you know, had you know a few things to say about Kevin Knox way all No.
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Well, anyway, John Calipari's saying that he you know, he hopes that the Knicks do not that they don't give up and I'm gonna read.
I'm gonna read what John collar Perry had to say.
Why, hello? Yeah, I don't know what those guys are talking about, but anyway, Nate, can you hear me? Yeah.
I'm gonna read what John Calipari had to say about Kevin Knox.
All right, so this is this is John Calipari.
He said no one is gonna work harder talking about Kevin Knox.
Uh, he's one of the great kids of all time from a great family is going to take time, but you don't want to do.
And teams have done this in the in that league talking about the N B A.
They give up on a young young player too soon, and all of a sudden the guy comes back and a look and the whole the guy comes back and they look and the whole thing in New York will be, Well, what if we had him? We gave them away.
We should have held held on longer.
Why did we do that? All right.
Obviously, you know, after showing a lot of potential his rookie season, he's regressed.
Somebody's in his in his sop****re season.
Um, what do we do? Calipari had more to say.
He said he was so young.
Some guys even younger than their chronological age, which is young.
And guess what? He's one of those.
He was the second youngest plan, that draft, and he was learning about himself being in that league.
I've never heard him complain one time.
How about that? Ah, that he's accepting.
I'm responsible for me on what my stats say I am.
I'm responsible and I've got a ways to go, he said.
A young guys taken longer to develop, especially when they're big.
This is Calipari, still speaking, and guys with his size and his skill, the game is going, the game is going to him, meaning that they're going is going that way.
In other words, if you're long, if you're lanky, if you're a basketball player, if you can shoot it.
Shooting has become a premium in the n B A.
If you can't shoot it started, become a significant guy in number one or the number two guy.
That's John Calipari talking about Kevin Knox.
Alright, now listen.
Before the draft even started Calipari.
You know, he warned anybody drafting Kevin knocks that you were gonna have to, um, you can have the wins motor one or two years in order to, you know, to really start getting some production of Kevin knocks, he said, Maybe three year trees.
When you really start getting some production from what do you guys think? What you guys, What do you guys think about it? Well, he's, uh, Cal.
Part is always going to that Most coaches do this right, unless you're just they don't like you.
You've done some really heinous There was going to support their product right because of cow.
Part came out and said that Kevin Kevin Knox is a bus.
It'll look bad on his program, which is basically, you know, he's basically knew all but almost admitting and saying that, Hey, I'm a one and done guy.
I'm just here to create MBA product, uh, and make my school my school of good, you know, in that regard.
So obviously is going to state about Kevin Knox now with Kevin knocks me, I get it.
He is right there.
Many guys, the MBA who are ill developed and the team's give up on him.
You're part of the problem. You're one.
Program helps Thio perpetuate that, right? So, you know, if you really cared about the development of kids by the time against an MBA, you would be advising kids.
Hey, stay here for 23 years, maybe against their financial, you know, potential or not say that maybe against the immediate financial potential, short term in the beginning or whatever and sacrifice, if it maybe become a better player and developing later on in the future and get more money in the future.
So I don't know.
I mean to me what you say this kind of hogwash, But as for Kevin knocks, I mean I kind of agree that.
Look, the kid is young.
On one hand, I do agree, right? He's young, you know.
It takes time for some big guys to get it.
And he's had a coach and fizzle who was kind of brain dead.
And then, you know, Mike Miller, who's kind of mixed right, and he hasn't really had a system that wake up playing off ball, come around screens, curls.
You know, Steve Novak double screens.
He hasn't really had the opportunity to play in a system like that or something akin to what he had at Kentucky.
So in one regard to say, Yeah, he's kind of been ill developed by the team itself.
But on the other hand, you know, there's no excuse for lack of motor.
And Calipari did mention this at the draft or after the draft, some that before the judge, Excuse me that that his motors inconsistent that something has to work on it.
I mean, it doesn't matter to me.
I understand you not being a school average 15 16 17 points a game, your rookie season on your second year.
But there's no reason for you that every time you grab the ball in the air and break it down.
It comes out of your hand because you're clumsy.
Or is the reason that when the play's going on and the point guard's right next to you, the play's most.
I'm gonna go to you.
Once they make that pass, you have Butterfingers and it slips out your hands because it's almost as if you weren't paying attention.
And I mean, lack of moaning, lack of awareness, you know that that should be what you're working on rebounding, you know, and we see it in spurts.
You see against really bad teams.
But, you know, even against good teams, I don't even talk about the scoring.
We see lapses of production in things that may not be taking out the score.
She like, There's a one time I forgot which team it was where you know, he didn't play guys baseline and let the guy basically just come right behind him and was like So what? Were you paying attention to the place right in front of you and the guys literally starting to stop general boys waiting to make the past eight and pretended like stuff like that.
You know me so to me.
Look, of course, I'd give him time cause town his talent.
But I'm not one.
These guys that look, if there's somebody that is better than him that comes out of nowhere said we draft another second rounder or we get that kid from pistons.
Um, was it Woods the one because of the way, right? Kristen with Mr Woods.
If he comes in, he could produce at a better clip or produce and, you know, provides for maybe better production, higher ceiling or better than what we need.
And we get that from him more than Knox.
And he takes away from Knox. It's time.
I think that around the same place.
Same position, right? So just one.
These guys like any player e what's your kill? Right.
You know, you gotta come in and produce.
And I do want to produce.
I do want to be I do want to be the the guy that Oh, yeah, the Knicks.
But hey, if you don't produce is someone else comes in, takes your spot.
It is what it is. Not so.
See, I I agree with you would disagree with you in a couple areas like, um uh, the light, the clumsy nous.
Um, if he truly is.
Well, first of all, with Giancarlo Perry, Um, you could have just said nothing at all.
If there's a player that you like, I don't know if they Aksum, if he was interviewed or whatever, you know, he could have just said nothing at all.
He said this, I mean, everything that he said.
He said it before he was even drafted.
So I hold some stock into what he was saying because he he did say, Well before he was drafted, he was like anyone who was going to draft Kevin Knox, You're gonna have to wait a few years.
He said that maybe players that look better than him, you know, I was talking about McCall Bridges.
Miles Bridges plays a little better than him, but in the long run, his perception was that they wouldn't be all right.
So, you know, I kind of hold some stock in what he's saying.
Although he's brought this product process part of it's his product, right? I agree it is his product, but I do think the assessment is accurate you mean? Um, I think the assessment is very accurate.
I think that, um I do think that he's I don't know if he's part.
I mean, I guess he's part of the problem.
That's the way the system is set up.
Any coach is gonna play the system the way that the system is right? If you were in college, you would play the system the same way that it is.
Um, because the same way that we say to these coaches, um, you know, we say, Well, you know, like you said, you know, you could be trying to get him to stay in college because it would be better for his career, this net this and that.
If he did stay in college and he broke his leg and he couldn't play anymore than everyone would say, Well, John Calipari said it never told him to stay in college.
So, you know this kind of a double edged sword? They're saying to his comment right.
The comment that old at the embassy, they give up on players, but it's like you're also feeding into that.
That's what I'm trying to say is like, you're not one.
These guys that you try to sit there and develop these guys for and I'm a teacher zone.
You gotta build your program.
Produce for your booster.
What it called boost respond That sponsors the people from your school.
I can't remember a **** thing, but boosters, right yet So you got it.
You got to produce for those guys and the college itself, right? So I get it.
But don't say it and say all the NBA's like you're trying to make it seem like the NBA's Whoa! Yeah, because what the college is now, what is now based on is that, you know, it's on that one and done.
That's all trying to say, you know, he could do whatever he wants, but I mean, I mean, I'm just saying, you know, I mean, you kind of played a hand that's given to you.
I mean, the same thing with Zion, right? Zion was going to stay at Duke.
He wanted He was, he was told.
No, you need to go so you can make your money.
I mean, you know, you play the game as that's handed to you now with Kevin Knox one.
I'm always of the proponent.
If somebody comes in and they're playing, uh, they earn the minutes.
You know, I'm saying, uh, that's just how I feel if someone come in and if someone comes in and they're playing better than you, they only Okay, I'm sorry I missed a better apartment, but you know what I'm saying? You know, I'm just always a proponent of that, and I think that's the best way to develop players.
I know there's a lot of people that disagree with me, and I think that players have to be on the floor, but I feel like I mean, players do have to be on the floor, right? And you may, you know, a certain player that you really want to work with.
And, you know, you made a lot of certain amount of minutes.
Okay, I got to get this guy these amount of minutes, you know, so that he can you know, he's going to be a guy that's in the future.
But when it comes down to it and this guy can't be on the floor in crunch time or, you know, his gaze with a guy doesn't play, you know, they gotta earn it.
You saying that's their best teacher to me? You're saying the best teacher is when your ass is on the bench because you haven't earned it.
I think that's the best teacher.
I mean, And so I don't get upset when you know, I don't get as upset as some people do in there.
Like all such a size.
Got to be on the floor how they're gonna learn how to play.
Well, sometimes, you know, you got to be disciplined in order to learn.
You know, if you're if you don't hustle on defense, you're 19 years old.
You keep letting the guy go baseline, right? Oh, you keep letting a guy hit that back door cut on you.
But you keep him on the floor that you're calm, pounding the problem, you don't because you can teach it all you want and practice.
And then they keep doing it.
And then you say, Well, I got to keep him on the floor.
Well, you compound the problem, right? And then once you take him out, you say why.
You know why I took you up now, Coach.
Why? Because you let that guy go based on the next time you take him out and you ask him.
You know why I took you out? Yeah, because I let the guy go baseline.
Now there is something registers, you know, saying and, you know, they say, Well, you know what? I'm tired of being on the bench, you know? Now, you know, with some of the things I may like the clumsiness, you know, some of the lack of awareness.
I mean, it is evident that he is.
Ah, his He's not as mature up here as he is chronologically.
You mean you know a kid? I'm not saying it's stupid or nothing like that.
I'm just saying he's not, You know, he's got it.
He's got a ways to go, you know? I mean, you got a maturing as a young man, and then hopefully we'll see him.
You know, start Thio use of different things on the floor.
You just don't give up on him.
I just don't think you do.
You see? I mean, I do think that's a problem in the MBA, you know, um, which I mean, it's a problem that is maybe not even prove preventable, right? If a player comes into the league and they're not ready to play in the league and you're and you're a team that's gotta trying to put a winning product on the floor, what do you do? I mean, e point about him devote and some guys just don't get it.
So I'm not saying that's not That's the case for Kevin Knocks.
You know, some guys just don't get it right.
And and the thing with Kevin Knox going to another team, you know, it could be one of those things where he sits there and self develops a bah bah.
But we've seen with guys like Buddy Hild really only blossom with the King's just because you just got the opportunities you're shooting.
The same percentage is with the New Orleans Pelicans, but he just got to the King's.
I know he's been kind of bench recently or, you know, since pre last games, but you know, it Z a lot of situations.
I think it's rare but very uncommon for a guy who's shown the regressions that Kevin Knox has shown is Ivan great regression and he comes back out of nowhere without a system being geared towards him.
A system evolving around him.
I mean, when I watch Kevin, actually, there, guys, an MBA is like, Oh, yeah, they just couldn't shoot.
But you saw the fight not hate seeing fire and passionate.
You see the motor there, you see them working hard.
The shots you just weren't falling.
You know, they were.
They were able to finish at the basket, and then maybe somewhere to they develop those skills more and more.
And then their body and their physical product that meant on their physical primes, kind of match each other.
And it reaches that.
That thing with Kevin Ox, I see it's like the biggest issue.
What you said you say was the biggest loser.
But one thing you said things that big issues the mental, you know? I mean, the physical, he has the gifts, right? But this is a guy who doesn't post up.
There's a guy who has won one really is not to change the Rex Reed Johnson.
I bet you know he's he's dropping the ball like living where he gets the ball in his hands from a rebound.
I'm scared it might slip out of his hands and the mental thing.
Some guys just don't have it. They may have the physical tools.
You've seen it. You play with guys. Where's like Dan.
You could shoot from anywhere.
But you know, his plan A's all he got, He don't he don't got a Plan B.
And if it wasn't for a lot of lucky, I'm just looking for a lot of fortunate shots that Kevin Oxes taken where he shot the three with the guide, his face with 30 seconds left on the clock and went in.
Kevin Knox is Kevin Knox, who look like garb.
A geo in terms of production looked terrible, so mental mentally.
I just to be just I hope he does well by just He just seems to me one, these guys, that I'm not sure he's mentally geared for the game.
It's just hard for me to envision that men's apart evolving because it's like sometimes for guys they assets slow.
You have to slow down the game right, and for him, it's almost.
You have to tell him to speed it up like you have to speed up your reaction time.
Speed up your reflexes.
Speed up your thinking you're processing because he's always a step slow versus he steps out.
He overplayed that he overplayed on defense.
He, you know, he drove to, you know, stuff like that.
So I'll be there as well.
But I I just don't see you with him.
So I see. You see, I think differently.
I'm about to come to you.
I think differently, you know, because I always look back to when I was 20 22 23 years old, and I was in a position to be the supervisor, and I was the supervisor, but I didn't know what to do.
Uh, I'm saying, and I was very quiet when it came to doing things, and and and that's a certain because I wasn't sure what to do.
And I wasn't confident in myself.
You don't say it about 45 years later, I was very confident in myself, you know, saying it myself as a person because I had to learn.
Who am I? As a person? I was very confident in myself, And so then I was able to assert myself, as you know, the supervisor that I waas, you know, I'm saying because I was confident in myself as a person.
I think it takes that sometimes in order for you to get that assertiveness, some people have it.
Some people have the development as they become confident in themselves as a person.
You mean I mean all of that.
All of that comes into play now when we look at Kevin Knocks from this year to last year, he played about 11 minutes less.
Last year, the average 30 minutes a game.
This year, the average like well, actually average 29 minutes a game.
This year he averaged 18 minutes a game, okay? And the numbers reflected.
If he would if he would have played 30 minutes ago, I probably would have seen them scores on the same level that he scored last year.
Last year he averaged 12.
8 points per game.
This year, he averaged 6.
4 points per game.
He probably would have been about on the same average last year.
He shot 37% this year.
Shaq Daddy, 5.9%.
Ah, last year Ah, he took 053 points per game, he says.
33 points per game this year.
Uh, he shot 33% this year.
Um I mean, so you know the numbers, the percentages.
He takes a slight step back in the percentages.
Okay, All the way across the board.
But also, you know, I don't really do a lot with plus minus.
So I'm not even going to talk about the plus minus right, you know? I mean, last year's plus minus plus, mine's was negative. 8.5.
This year's was negative. 2.8.
No, I mean kind of the same kind of the same.
Really? When you look at when you look at it, it's kind of the same.
Uh, who knows? If he would have played 30 minutes this year, what it would have been like God neet.
So a couple of points I want to bring about Kevin Knox is the 1st 1 Is that when Calipari was talking about him, I totally agree.
I don't I don't think you should really said anything.
I mean, if you want to take that board the draft, that's fine, you know? But really, when he basically is saying is that this kid was not ready when came when he came out, Came to the NBA.
Agreed he was not ready.
He was not ready at all.
And basically, it's egg on his tail on California's face because Calipari did not prepare him, you know, And and And the problem.
People need to understand what Knox is that knocks his head.
What two coaches and you become.
Calipari is three that had no system, had no offensive idea.
And you're trying to put this kid that doesn't know where is not ready into no system with no structure.
Of course he's gonna struggle.
But let me ask you, Nate Mmm.
Realistically speaking, Calipari, prepare Kevin Knox for the N B A.
And I mean, like, physically and mentally for the N B A.
And what, six months? You really do that? No, no, no.
I mean, I mean you're talking about Hey, you know, he gets them from 70.
Knocks like I mean, listen, you better lay The NC double has a lot of rules on how long a player a coach could work with a player.
How much the courts can work with a player in the off season.
They get, like, an hour, a week or two hours a week or something like that toe working a player.
But they also remember before the draft, Calipari said that Knox did not figure it figure out the system or did not really start jelling until halfway through the NT a season.
You know, that was shocking.
That was a shocking statement.
He said, like, I don't know, man.
Some some players kind of get it early on.
He took Kaposi's and figure it out.
It just shows you the unpreparedness.
He was he wasn't ready.
He wasn't ready and docked in California.
Should kill everything back and said, You know what, man? I know that you know this whole one and done thing, and I know you want to do things financially for yourself, bro. You're not ready.
Let me just been honest with, you know, I'm just gonna be honest with you, really? And I don't know his Kevin ounce family situation and financially looked like to me like, you know, they were done well financially, right? Okay, financially.
But if you knew if you knew your coach and you knew that a player was about to go into the N B A and right off the bat.
He was going to make 20 million dollars in his career, 15 to $20 million in his career before he.
I mean, you just knew it because he was going to be a top 10 pick is gonna make 15 to $20 million in his career.
And if he doesn't make it, he's set for the remainder of his life.
Hopefully, his family is said, Children, guys, his Children's Children are saying, Are you really gonna tell that player don't go to the N B A.
Well, I mean it just also cover.
Now what does it say? Taking this into account a lot of guys take into account.
I am taking it into the Oh, I'm sorry, I can't hear you.
I'm taking into account very much because I know you remember Dale.
You Orin dear you.
Orin was a guy who's supposed to take over Kentucky.
After cousins left, he went into the draft like an idiot.
Well, you went nto.
I only got drafted wanting to the winter of magic and he fade away.
And I'm not saying he didn't save his money or whatever.
But there are certain guys that Yes, you can see if LeBron James turned to cop first, let me have a usual project.
They're a bunch of guys. That MBA.
You could say that they didn't.
They need that one year and they were good.
They didn't have to spend another year in college.
Get the hell out of here.
Kevin knocks aint that.
There's certain guys that yet they might have thought This is what I'm saying.
I want to say I'm talking beyond basketball right now.
What I'm trying to say is that Sim there guys who burn out because there they took Oh, I'm gonna get that contract.
I'm set for life.
But of which is actually the case lies guys, go broke off their first Western aims at first contract says they spend that and they don't improve. After that.
I'm saying that versus you you might spend maybe another year in college.
Better developed a game.
Maybe you go in the same you go the same Ah, placing in the draft.
But you're a well, you're well room.
What more well rounded player.
You understand quicker and your second contract and your third contractor never will be a lot more lucrative versus if you came out after that first year and you burned out by after your first contract.
But I want you to listen to me.
I want you to listen to me.
Though this is this is my mind, say, I guess I just have a different mindset than you and that's cool.
But this is my mindset, because if I know I can, my college season is over with.
I'm not hurt at all, right? So I know I am guaranteed 15 to $20 million because I already know that I'm going in the top 10 and I'm guaranteed 15 to $20 million.
Or I can come back, not get paid and take a chance of getting hurt without signing a guaranteed contract.
I'm going to the N B A.
Every time you talk about being a big way, just I I'm telling my player to go to the N B A to because beyond basketball.
But then then put like this.
We, if you're doing that, fair enough.
I get your money doing whatever you need to do support your soap.
But once you come to the n b A, you have to start predict, like the time you know what we're talking about, John.
Call a Perry we're talking about.
Nate was talking about John College money.
Time is stating the money.
What I'm saying, these guys that they probably would be better off. Yes, and it's a risk.
Yes, there's a risk you could get hurt.
It's also against the risk or the reward that you spend another year in college because you weren't ready after that first year and you develop a lot better.
Improve your dress and you improve, and you could make even more money than what you would have made.
Guys like Josh Selby, who should not have gone to the N behalf this first year.
Kansas. Where is he now? He's overseas.
He probably could have used extra heap.
I would still be there when he was not guarantee the top 10.
That's what I'm saying.
He was not guaranteed.
The goats are top 10.
Selby was not guaranteed to be a top 10 player, and I just hope he goes for his first year.
No, I think Carmelo Anthony was trying to get the next to draft room.
I don't think we even got drafted.
S O B went exactly Exactly.
Kevin Knox was guaranteed to be a top 10 pick.
That's what I'm saying.
T 15 and $20 million for your career.
I know you got drafted the first round where there's a weapon.
E What are we saying? No.
Is if I am the coach, I am not telling him not to take that money.
He's not ready soon.
Thank you. Thank you.
That's that's That's what I was trying to tell him.
Also to that he's not.
I may say, Listen, I don't know if you're ready to succeed in MBA, and you may need to develop, and this is the things that you may need to do, but you are guaranteed that make 15 to $20 million break that.
It's no use a $15 million.
It does seem like it really works like a clean $15 million.
It don't work like that, bro.
I know it. I know he Maybe he gets 7 to 8 over.
It does not matter because you let me let me have you right now.
I need you right now.
Everyone thinks like a favor.
Nobody thinks like a business person.
Let me ask me right now, right? If your job said to you, I say I can give you a position making $7 million.
You got to go to wherever you're gonna make $7 million.
Or you could right now you're gonna go make $7 million or you can take the chance.
Right? And you wait till next year.
You're still going to make $7 million over your 1st 3 or four years.
Right? But you're going to be a better worker.
You go makes that you go get the paper.
You're gonna go get the same rights now because you don't know what's gonna happen that you can't predict what's gonna happen over that next year.
Settlers wild creatures.
Because the Kentucky they have a terrible if they do not.
If your second year player, you're as good as dead.
So I actually in this context, I agreed because Calipari will spit you the f out.
I remember who I can't remember.
The light skin point guard who actually stayed back Hey, stupid.
Okay? It's nice that he's just, you know, he's kind of fading a win back.
Remember getting remember the kid from Duke that he came a year before his i n r J? He was supposed to be the man.
He's going to be a top 10 pick, and he became a bench warmer.
You know that by staying with seven stops talks about the money thing.
In this context, I would actually agree, because Kentucky, they spit you out.
You're supposed to be there for one year.
I just feel like in there are other players and I'm not sound over Knox.
Is that Yes, he was guaranteed.
First off, I guess he was.
No, not promise.
But, you know, he was projected to be in the first round, right? So he played off of that.
I'm just saying that there is.
I'm not sure it's clean cut for a lot of guys where all you might go first round, you might go this.
There's some guys who just that bubble guy where you might go first round you, Michael secondary might whatever it might fall, and it's just that they're not ready now, In this last year, end up whatever time he dropped a few years ago.
I don't remember.
Um, like, maybe I guess that that class wasn't just a strong Remember all the guys in that draft class.
I know, Lucas, but is this an A and an M P.
J? What? Everyone at night, but in other drafts, you know, maybe it's just what Knox is just weird because he's definitely not ready.
But he was at the wrong school to stay back there another year.
So he boots had so he had to leave.
You make the money you get was guaranteed to, so I actually kind agree.
But some other place should not be leaving college back exactly money in front of them.
And they have no choice because they know that they're going to get a better life.
Well, your agents and get it all in there years, if you are not guarantee you need to go in the first round was a good example of he could have went last year.
He could It didn't really change trade.
Jones, for example, trade Jones really didn't help drive stock this year.
But you know that.
That's a good example for a sin, because last year people would tell him he should have just went because he would have been a mid around mid first round pick, but he came back, but that.
But that's not saying you have.
You have to know this.
This is what this is what? You gotta listen.
What I'm saying.
Kevin Knox knew he was a top 10 pick.
If you don't know that you're guaranteed, then you have a decision.
Like okay, I may not be guaranteed.
Let me try to get myself to guaranteed money.
So I stay another year.
But if I'm Garrity and anyone in the first round is guaranteed now, if your loafers round, you may go second round order anywhere drafted.
Just don't get a agent.
That's the other thing to go back.
So it's true you could do that to you Could do that too.
You could just hire agent after, right? You can hire an agent.
Yes, You can hire agent after.
So then, if you don't keep tramping just if you don't get drafted, then you can you say I'm going back to school? Yeah.
Why don't people just do it.
That's that's why doesn't the right information if you're gonna if you are a top baker or your kind of flirting around the topic, making sure you get the correct information to make the right decision.
You know what? Sometimes I think these players don't get the right information or they get miss informed and they make miss decisions where they should have stayed in college and better their gain and said they go to the n b A.
They fail and they're playing overseas.
Or they're coming off the bench or their 2nd 2nd you know, dairy toe, whoever Borghi league whatever.
So you know, I blame a lot of the coaches, and I blame a lot of whoever the hell they're getting their information from.
You know we'll get it's gonna get worms informed.
It's about let me worse.
But it is about works.
Let me guess the question us in and everybody Don't you think when a team draft a player that not only does the player have an obligation, but doesn't the team have an obligation to develop that player as well? I heard you say earlier, Um, gum.
Oh, that that is not the responsibility of the of the organization.
I think it is the responsibility, I think.
I think you know, he didn't say that, he said.
He said It's responsibility at a player.
Wait a week, Yeah, yes, that's all saying that the little bit.
But the organization, if they want to succeed, yes, they have to developed the players and a good terms.
All right, these are your extra years from college, and we're basically run it like where it's like a guest, a creed of a pre MBA league for guys.
While they're in MBA, we'll know you're supposed to come in, and as a player, you shouldn't go in thinking Oh, yeah, they're going to give me an extra few years.
They're gonna give my Ricky Country and automatically signed by the second year because these were my college years, like the NBA's not thinking like that.
But, yes, they do have developed a plea.
Have to develop everybody right into this cohesive unit that's gonna succeed in a court.
But you say it is.
They're gonna could develop my college years in the n B A.
It's like what's he say? Kevin? See, Kevin I'm not kind of feel like this.
I tell my players all the time.
No coach can develop you.
So when a coach says I'm going to develop you to do this, I'm going to develop you to do that.
I me, like totally candid therapy.
I feel like that's totally wrong.
It's all on the players all on, because I have you.
So this is the 2nd 1 second you can as a holdup May, which you can have the best systems.
You can have the best coaches, right? You can have the best training equipment.
But if the player does not utilize, all of their resource is and put the everything is now it doesn't matter.
I'm saying so you could say all the coaches, they're not.
They're not developing that.
They're not developing the player to do This did not develop in there, but the player has 99% of the responsibility in my opinion.
Okay, so no, no organization the organization is in charge is setting up this system having a t help.
It tends to proper funding from the medals, Um, you know, in setting up a developmental plan with the player, but to me is the player the player has to execute That's going in a place like they don't want to.
Look what? How Atkinson Adkinson just got.
And when it was time for guys like Joe Harris, those people to kind of stand up for him, they did it, They didn't.
So when these plays, they say here when When things go wrong, right? Like I heard with Westbrook.
Oh, you know, people make an excuse for Westbrook in at, um with the thunder.
Oh, he didn't have the right coach of it was.
I hope you have a guy who basically just not listened to everybody.
The only created triple doubles for himself basically pushes his his his status up.
You don't care about no one else.
And then when they failed, they blame it on the coaches.
So what is it, players when you fell, you want to put the blame that they didn't develop you? But when you have the green lights, do whatever you don't take the coach is the is the wiser.
Okay, See, Looks like a way better team now without without Westbrook versus when winning three times like these planes.
To me, it's disgusting, right? You want, they act.
They act like they want to be the best.
Only winning when they stay that they don't succeed.
So you want to push the blame? Everybody else, But they give them.
They give them when you have guys like Atkinson.
Well, you have some of these coaches who are headstrong, even the guy.
I'm not saying a good coach, but the guy in Cleveland, they say, Oh, he was running it like a college basketball team below you guys a lot.
You guys just came from college.
So why don't you want that same kind of development or, you know, in your in your face But like active coaching was like, it's constant culture, like college to be a seance.
Yeah, you got That's why it's candy to man.
These guys twice hold hard to be encroach nowadays because you have to tap into them in the right way.
And if you don't, you're gonna lose them and they're gonna they're not gonna respect to you And the problem not under the bus.
Like like Atkinson with Joe Harris and Joe Has Carla came a shooter because of Atkinson? I don't come on.
So? So, Kevin, go ahead.
We're going to say something.
So what? I was gonna stay with that.
That came to mind with me as faras development.
How it worked out completely formed.
Was Pascal Sale Sockem? Where was he drafted? And how long did it take for him to get to where he is right now? Second round, right? I think so.
I think he was a second rounder, and not only was he a second rounder, but he was also an older player.
Like he was an older player when he was drafted, So he didn't come in and he didn't come in the league at 19 or anything like that.
That's the problem is when you give me and the dollar to these 21 year old 20 year olds.
What the hell did he do it? They don't know what to do with it. They don't know howto live.
It was taken $2 million loans in the lock out.
Like I think this is what I want to do.
Guys, I'll go quick because I'm kicking off a little.
Siri's called keeping with dumpem.
We didn't really get the draft prospects.
We kind of talked over.
We talked about drafting players and players in college.
Come into the N b A.
Believe you didn't really talk about Nick's prospects.
But that's okay, because, you know, I'm I'm gonna be doing separate shows talking about different prospects and stuff like that, you know, like a whole show on one prospect What I'm gonna do, guys, I want to talk about keeping him with dumping him.
Which guys we want cures guys, won't we wantto this season.
All right? Now I want to, you know, just go through the players, and we don't have a lot of time left cause I'm getting ready to go over to YouTube.
All right? Yeah.
I'm gonna go through the players and just what you say keeping with dumpling, it may be.
Give 10 seconds on.
Why, all right, in, like, 10 seconds.
Okay, because we only got, like, eight minutes before I got to get over the YouTube.
So let's start off with a deep Alan.
And Kadeem Allen is one of the two way players for the Knicks.
Who said? Who said I think Kevin Kevin said, uh, keep him.
Don't you see? You got to make a point.
Guards and point guard is our weakness.
At this point, I think you could probably find a better option on a free.
Yeah, Yeah, I agree with you.
Get my say, dump him as well.
Yeah, all right.
I do it because he's on the keep these on a goat.
I'm going through the roster.
That's why I said I just I used record stores.
So keep him. Yeah.
He said I hate the butts in the seats.
Raz ****us? Yes.
Ah, he's been producing at the G league.
He's probably one.
I have a feeling if you gave him knocks his minutes, you probably produced more than the irritation.
Okay, you know what? I just gave him Knox's minutes.
Eventually, everyone's gonna be like, Oh, he can't play defense.
I can get t exciting what you do some.
He'll give you energy produced.
You do something more than just one.
Murder is high all the time.
You tie away high a motive.
You don't got to tell himto have motive, but I guarantee we'll come up with some reason why.
Uh, we were mad at him.
You keep what you gonna people rare? Yeah.
Yeah, it depends on the S one more year, right? Here's one way to know they're going to keep well, they have to decide whether or not to wave him by June 28.
Three and D player man can not cheaper, but you can't find other option.
Maybe in a drive.
Second round on drafted.
Yeah, Damion Dotson.
Keep him for the sweet, not his free dog, man.
I mean, if you're gonna keep docks in, are you gonna keep bullet? I think those two don't.
You know, you need what you need More shooters.
You get shooting, lodge a man to man like they don't know.
You know, coaches just real quick.
I must have doctored up that bullock.
Well, here's the thing.
If they can move, uh, R j to the three that I would want to keep dying at the two.
Because right there, you once.
You once you move, um r j to the three.
You're too was opened up and at all the Jews will we saw this year.
That was the one that was that wasn't one dimensional.
Because the way you move R J to the three is he has to be able to shoot from the three where you could keep him there.
That knocks it very green.
So you before now we have rain.
Oh, um, you guys know Damion Dotson turns 26 in May.
Yeah, he's old cheap old guy.
I mean, you know, there's a legal the next.
You don't keep him because he No, he knows his room. He actually does play.
He plays his role.
Well, he just didn't get a good professional man.
He didn't complain to the next one. Wayne Ellington.
Thanks by the O A baggie with you, guy.
Go on to the next one.
We're gonna watch Answer sides.
Well, I say people for now.
The reason The reason why I'm saying dropping waving is because he makes $10 million.
If you keep him that Pam $10 million next year, we can find another bet.
Mitch, You know, I'd like to see what if there's anywhere we can absorb a contract or do something this summer? You're saying that I'm not talking about trying to add a great player, right? I'm trying.
I'm not talking about adding an All Star type player.
I'm talking about, you know, trying to absorb some, You know, his skill.
But it doesn't match his contract, that's for sure.
You know it did. I don't know.
If you wave him, you still may be a sign of bad and defensive that he was the sessional this year.
He really did inspire many games where he literally start the game off with 4 to 8 points in the post.
You can get a guy, you've got a young place.
We got a young playing a draft, who fits his his body type or whatever and can play that back to the basket game like he doesn't oppose.
The little kind of that has that.
You know he's gonna learn a lot from a guy like Todd.
So I'm and again to me that Nick's we who are re acquiring if we don't get a guy like bring Aaron so you know the free ah restricted free agent big time contract.
I don't you know.
Who are we spending this money on? That's that's absorbing contracts with draft pigs, absorbing contracts with Jackie.
Okay, Maurice Harkless.
He's a He's a weirdo way.
Don't know really what you can do.
I mean, you see what you see.
We could He fades away from games like it's just he's one of the guys was like, a role play where you could tease you with that game and we get that game.
We had five threes.
I think the record man being next almost never get the right.
Coach thinks that Casey said that someone just said Leon Rose is good at gathering.
What does that mean? That means going T o e.
I mean, think about it that's going on because I'm running low on time.
But to talk about Maurice Hawkins, that's what he is. He is a role player.
Hold on, Kevin. Oxygen, quick.
You keep keep keep keep for now. Keep it now.
Freaking Smalls, We need that backup point guard.
Well, what did you say, Frank, right? Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Keep that's my backup point guard for the last time.
I can't really answer.
So you get a taste drop by? Yeah, Yeah, yeah, E.
I mean, you know, same same thing.
I mean, I think that he could be I mean, the same thing.
I don't know when if I don't know what the way that this is set up.
If you waive some of these guys, if you can I gotta get signed on Becca next.
I'm not sure I have a feeling I was gonna do it.
Drop drop! Bobby Portis Drop drop if you wantto todo I don't know.
I was saying go home before with him But now he was really coming on towards the end.
So it makes $15 million.
Makes you stop it.
You're interested in Christian would. Then you gotta drop.
Yeah, Christian Janu.
What Developed knocks.
You gotta get you get you right, Right.
Ready, Julius Randle, Get a lot of trade and we can trade if you can e i e I think people of course you do Say that's your man is not my man just chronologically Everybody else you know is on the gravy train is going logically.
I e I think that I think that he was misused.
People are expecting to be something that way.
In the beginning of the season, every single one of you winning chat said the same thing.
Fizdale should not be using him as a point forward.
Supposed to be used using this way.
Use him that way.
Now it's Oh, here you go.
That was the argument.
How can you be misused? It literally.
You're being used in two separate ways and you're still not affectionate helping his winning games.
So you know about how the way the team, the hell's win games tell me more play on a team to help this one game way Don't have anyplace really helps speaking.
How many guys have his contract? How many guys expected to produce like he was, bro.
He everyone acts like he's making 40 million.
I make you $100.
Would you expect a talented workers as much as Jews? Randall? No, Obviously not because he's not.
He's not giving that contract.
Too much is given.
Much is expected.
So if you're not produced any in any okay, any average 20 points and 10 rebounds and not about gay way.
A vacuum in turn.
Everybody wants to say somebody doesn't affect winning.
But nobody on the team.
Obviously nobody on the team affected.
Again. They're taking his 20 points.
What? He is a rock.
Many Roberts, 22.
Robinson Robinson, Mitchell Robinson.
No key. Of course, he's our cornerstone.
Defensive player of the year. It some point. Okay.
Drop by later, man.
I'm done with that guy.
Yeah, I'm done good by the new point guards.
Oh, I gotta keep No, no, I want it done.
Right. Coach will keep, though.
Yeah, you gotta keep.
I need you to back up the Mitch.
I don't know if he's a backup to Mitch.
Well, Wells is gonna put him at ease you, Mitch, but But that front line will be crazy blocks I don't know about.
I don't know about anyone.
I feel like Kenny wouldn't was Ah ah ah Fan pick.
Honestly, I e more don't have anything against him.
I feel like he was a a fan pick.
Just something Thio, Try to keep the interested in this anyway.
Listen, I got to get out of here.
We can We're gonna go over to you, too, right now.
We could finish the Julius Randle conversation.
I threw this, Were you two?