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Got that? 20 minutes. Their egos.
What's up? Hey, how's it going, man? Going pretty well adjusted.
Your informing people? About what? We didn't see you there. ISS.
Almost like, um, how's it going? How's your day going? You know, not bad.
Not bad work, as always.
Um, aside from that, just another day closer.
Embassies in hyped about that, That's really been the same old same old, you know, always constantly on my background, trying to find what sticks.
Right now, it's common to see how it goes today.
Um, what do you do? What? Your job are gonna library a library full time? Ah, hire professional.
So basically everything short of the library in position of what you need.
The master? I don't have yet.
So it's not It's not bad.
Like it helped the community out.
You know, it doesn't involve people think you were gonna lie. What you read.
I touch like hundreds of books a day.
I don't read a single one of them just because the nature of the job, But it's filling this nice.
You know, especially being, You know, the age I am 95 is not a bad gig.
Behalf. So yeah.
Yet that's where yeah.
Um, so you have got some Said it would be here about 20 minutes.
So you were just kind of hanging out Until then.
I should another day closer to basketball.
Said you'd close.
I mean, I'm hoping that the health of my Lakers holds up.
You know, all this rest has been well, I read this talk, that possibility of them possibly signed the markets cousins again that they need him with this possibility.
That's in writing for me.
Uh, first, my memory did book.
He was Boogie signed this season for a while.
Okay. Yeah, Yeah.
He was let go to get the Dion waiters, right? Because I was looking at I was looking at the signing rumors earlier.
They were discussing having that transaction week, and I was looking at some about how players that hadn't been signed couldn't be size like the Jamal Crawfords of the world could be picked up.
But boogie is an interesting possibility, alarming some other player that I was listening to another podcast and listed them.
But that was the kind of the Marquis name.
Smith would be the best play this year.
He did a little bit.
Yeah, for the cats got bought out.
So you could possibly Yeah, I doubt if you won't say I'll, you know, jail would want to.
You have. And I don't know who would won't have either.
They are, but I don't know.
I feel like the Lakers have filled that role that he would play.
The Clippers would have that role feel like any of the competitors have been were upgrade that car.
But now that shooting our lives, neither good point guard, they've actually fascinate you up there, which is fine.
But not if you really trying to make the playoffs realistically, right? Which I mean, they have such a mountain to climb anyways.
Uh, spent out of a busy day in the NBA front.
Um, Shams was kind of giving out more details about things going on.
I don't know if you have his notifications.
I Vojin Sam's all year round.
That's all you need.
I got him so I feel you on that.
But, you know, you used to hang out, you know, bits and pieces and stuff about most going on.
Hey, posted a little video of them discussing the tentative postseason dates.
Um, looks like according to him, it's gonna be obvious. 16.
You could be any clients with 18 in some first round September 1st, the second round, September 15th of the conference finals and September 30th be the Finals Game one.
What Seems a little later than I think some people were expecting, but it sounds about rights of meat.
But it's gonna be interesting to see if they still keep that December 1st started A for next season around.
It definitely makes a truncated like off season, but I think they're probably take into account the fact that all this time off has technically been part of it, even though as weird I get it.
But I mean, I'm not complaining too much because that means more basketball, you know? Yeah, And it is gonna be returns to normalcy pretty quickly in that regard.
I'm definitely curious.
See how next season is affected? Do we get a full 82? Do we go.
Do we go? You know, even lower than that, Some period.
See how that goes? Um, for you, that'll be interesting.
Another another Big Sam's thing.
Um you know, player, leave the Orlando bubble that you have 10 days in quarantine with Tess.
Uh, one big one is they're not doing recreational drug tests, Just performance enhancing.
And then, of course, you have LaMarcus Aldridge announcing that he will be out for the rest of the season from That's a blow for San Antonio.
But if we're being, like, totally realistic, like they have pretty good chance of making it out.
I look at them and the sons like, Okay, they have a chance.
But I didn't see it like I felt like this was the year they've been dreadful you pretty much on a lot of, you know, defensively, you know, three point shooting, obviously, just in general, a lot of what were either strange.
So at best, met neutrals have been just straight out horrible for them.
And I doubt that any of that, you know, would shape up better.
And this is even with DEMAR DeRozan having one of his most efficient seasons like others here, it just looks like I don't know.
It seems like this could always you said about the Spurs, but they just usually they find a way to sneak in.
I don't really see it happening.
No, I'm looking right now.
Bottom 10 point field goal percentage bomb.
10 3 point percentage turnovers, effective field goal percentage and second chance points and they barely get a steal.
Like like they just I mean everything in terms of generating reliable offense they seem to struggle at.
Unless it's about going to the mid range.
And now you taken away one of the prime mid range assassins, but of the two on the spare, So yeah, but I think regardless of that, that shows what? That he had it back in April.
That sure that, you know, the Spurs were kind already going with the season starts again.
It doesn't matter.
Yeah, and I mean, I feel like the Spurs are kind of getting to a point that I don't know if they've ever been in it, at least in the past, you know, 23 years or so, they need to kind of chalk it up.
You know, I think they really just need to go and try to get a revamp going.
Um, because, I mean, they've got Lani Walker.
I like mining Walker Hamas a player, and I think, yeah, comfortable is a pretty decent piece outside of that.
They're mostly kind of old, you know, which isn't anything unusual in that regard.
I don't really know how they will move forward from here as a team.
Get on you on every chance my bad interrupts.
I know I sought my permission.
Really? You know, like, my thing is, OK, so DEMAR DeRozan whether or not he besides to, um, opt out his player option with which given, obviously the current NB landscape moneywise, that doesn't look like it's going to happen.
So at best recently in front of the year, I think we'll probably Ella Mae, you know, unless he becomes gets trading, who knows? Maybe there's a package on the line.
They will become expiring contracts.
Who knows what happens upcoming season.
But you going with them? Patty Mills has been like there one stabilizing force this offseason.
So I mean, not this offseason, but just this whole season for the Spurs.
Past couple of years during their transition, losing Tim Duncan losing monitor.
Losing Tony, you've had Patty Mills was kind of ironically spanned the entire time.
You know that. That's been solid for them.
But then after that, you're right.
Like the young guys they have.
I mean, I need to go by just 25 younger.
You know Lani Walker, as you mentioned to John Samer, you start with those guys you have killed and Johnson, who presumably get more minutes.
You already mentioned Jaca Pirtle.
Um, Trey Lyles is still on the younger side, but yeah, you have to get rid of or Bryn Forbes to another guy who's on the younger side.
But you're right.
You have guys like Rudy Gay.
You have guys like already mentioned to Marta Rosen and LaMarcus and Patty and Marco Belinelli.
Guys would have to be moved to nor to give room for those young guys to get other people on the roster.
Ah, chance to shine.
But that would mean, of course, bottoming out or getting near close to it.
And we've got top of the dirty in the seventies and not knowing how long he's going to coach.
I think that causes, you know, just some questions up in the near for how the Spurs move forward.
And I feel like Popovich may not be interested in seeing a rebuild to its permission.
Of course, you know, another 56 season.
But I also feel like Jesus, I personally like, Okay, look out, can commit to it.
We've got plenty off, you know, coaching talent.
He I mean, who knows the game from there? Lots of the big names will come to tailor Jenkins discredited back there for a reason.
I mean, there's a lot of you know he's done a lot in regards to that.
So I honestly would not be surprised if he hands the keys personally to Becky Hammon.
That just says, hey, is yours that be cool now equal.
Especially since some I don't think, um, Tim Duncan is there for that role, you know? I mean, I think right now, so learn he just got on this past year.
I doubt he has interest in, at least for the short term on your right that because you've been there, you know, going through mold before syriza this point in the system and it would be kind of an understated way for Coach Pop to go.
Okay, here it is, you know? Yep.
I definitely agree.
I think, um, I also think, you know that when they gave back him in the summer league team issue, then she won the championship with some of the team.
I think that was pretty big lobster.
I think that was pretty big for just, you know, that process in general and just all the players worried about her.
And even if you have Tim Duncan, there is an assistant, which I think I don't really know.
If I see him as a head coach guy back it began Felicien being a great assistant.
I mean, I definitely think, you know, they have plenty of options there to take away from Bob that you never east time.
But I hate that I forgot to Johnson.
I'm so high on his own, I think, very as a player don't know if he's gonna ever be a true point.
But I definitely think he has a place in the league at the two at the bare minimum.
Um, his offense kind of, but it a little bit later in the season, which was good.
Um, his defense.
I think his defense is incredible.
I don't know if it is yet, but I think he will be.
He's got a really long wingspan, really smart player in that regard.
Um, but I think I do think the Spurs actually have a bit of an interesting young backcourt like you mention with their quiet and burnt Forbes.
And they're like, you know, how are they gonna established? That would be a big question going forward cause I know Derek White does.
A lot of good things were burned.
Forbes is a lot of good things like this.
I feel like Murray, uh, has the potential to become kind of like a secondary ball handler.
You provide as a defensive stopper more so than anything.
And I mean, he's developed an offensive game.
I don't really know how big roll that will play.
You know, I feel like you'll be more of a find a spot up shooter.
Maybe occasional creator shot some of that.
No one that I mean, I think he's the guy who can probably operated like a point like four type role I mean, even movies.
A guard he has the size and length doesn't have, like your point guard in him, and he's not really that great of a shooter.
Yeah, but I could see him doing, like older, like 15.
7 rebounds, five assists tonight if he gets there, he's active on the boards on the jump shot day a little better.
You just take more volume of it.
But I think that that's in play.
So I'm with you someone that I mean, I don't know if I look, he'd be one of, like, a solid core.
I don't know if I look much like the next Great.
Like you looked at Kawai Leonard, right? You know what I mean? But he's someone who could coming out and, like, at best, be someone's part of, like a really solid score for the next great bursting.
And at worst, I seem like a Josh Richardson in the kindest sense of, like, not the same place Talbot.
The same type of they came on, kind of drafted late, have potential and work that up to be a serviceable rotation player for a set of really good teams.
Yeah, So I definitely see that in play for him, But yeah, it's going to sit through the Spurs do.
In general, they're They're one of the few teams, in fact, that are, like, cheeriest kind of seed.
What happens? Come viewing.
You know, along with all the teams who who didn't make the bubble, who I'm pretty intrigued by, you know, the Hawks What they dio just the Hornets are interesting.
You know, one with Golden State, you name it awesome teams.
But I'm just like Chicago should be so much better than they are.
Like right, Like on paper.
I mean, I know Window Carter had, you know, a pretty serious injury.
And Laurie marketing could not throw the bonds ocean for most of the season.
But like I mean all paper, they have pretty decent.
At least starting group their benches met.
But they have a decent starting group E.
I mean, exactly, beans a bonafide bucket.
He may be a revolving door on defense because a bonafide bucket, uh like that I like Window Carter Jr.
I really like what he brings to say what I do think he and Lauren marketing can fit alongside each other, but Lori markets out of it, shot for it to work.
And I and one of the few people who still cling to Chris done have been hired him since he was in college.
More so not really like, kind of like Dr Murray, not really is a true point.
More so. Defensive minded point.
Uh, but then they have auto Porter, who during his time in Washington, was just the efficiency machine.
Don't think he really had time to get his feet settled in Chicago due to injuries and just constant stuff going on.
Uh, this lopsided gransky, right? Yep.
I like forensic.
I think he could be a quality player.
So I mean, they have a lot of pieces there that, in my opinion, could play out a good role for a good team.
Maybe not quite a championship level team, but certainly not what they put forward this season.
Sure, there another spot.
Like you said, they could be better than the talent that they have on hand.
That young was a solid piece.
Is that solid vet there already mentioned Tomas on them.
I mean, yeah, just whatever reason, I think the coaching you know, Boylan was interesting.
Yeah, that's a statement there, you know, in terms of how they play, Maybe selling a better system for them might read more benefits on definitely on board, with a possibility of of a of a shift.
There may be having a healthy Chris done, although he can't fell upon the bucket, either.
Hand market is a market, at least have the pedigree tracery of doing that.
Where Di Hudson.
But offensively, you know he's someone who can definitely get in and in a offensive player.
Lock them down, I think is like the highest deflection rate among players.
Yeah, yes, so he's pretty crazy on.
And then he also like when he was when he went down, he had, like, a sprain.
I'm thinking M CEO, but the Bulls were Lake Top 10 in defensive efficiency, and after that they, you know, just sank to the bottom.
And so the fact that he's, ah, like someone that you put the point of attack and that that's his one strength.
But it's really it's a really good strength of his is something.
He's gonna be a restricted free agent, so it'll be interesting to see how the market kind of renders out for him because is gonna have a lot of teams.
I have mid level exception they're gonna interest is not going to get a lot of a lot of money.
More should be probably, but also just cause a lack of money available.
So you have that.
But, um, aside from the suspect offenses defense's value, a team that I was really intrigued by that I want to see them like buildup on, but don't really know if they have the court to do it.
Is the Charlotte Hornets there? Uh, there something else? I don't really know how Toe really defies training for its, um they've got Terry Rozier, who I feel like, isn't it? Changes gate much.
I feel like he's kind of what he's gonna be.
And he's not a bad player.
I'm not hating on terror is you just don't see him really taking a Nextel.
But I also don't see him taking a step fat.
Um, so I mean, that's pretty good start and, uh, deposit.
Graham emerged as a really strong guard in the league.
You've still got Nicolas Batum around who is not what he wants.
Waas but he's a veteran.
Um What Maliki trying to? Yeah, yeah.
Pizza Washington is that each in Washington got Zeller Who is I mean, I don't know what he really isn't this point.
I mean, yeah, that's the thing that you have a bunch of pieces.
I mean, okay, so Manzella and Batum but tomb I think the Hornets with everyone else where they can't wait for him to go he's been pretty much a flame out the free agent for me and one good year after the contract And after that, just a precipitous decline.
So that's been one.
Yeah, Cody Zeller is good.
He's not gonna be.
He's like, I don't know.
I think he'd be a great backup center.
I think he's a starting center.
If you're a team like shots, that's not really playing for anything.
But I don't think you're going to war with tone with.
And then, like Terrell's here, I agree with you.
It's almost like that two k ah play association Motor, my GM, where the improvement that improvement there improvement and they have like, two or three years of the crest and they say the same before they dropped over the years at that spot where he's level, you know, he is what he is at that point.
And then the funny thing is, Devante Graham exploded.
7 assists. I'm looking at their December 10 from three.
That was crazy on a high bond to crap out of the ball.
It's the only played 63 games this season, but he holds two of the top three single game three point makes in Charlotte Hornets history.
Another one probably being Kemba Walker, which is insane on Ah, yep, it is.
Kim Walker has 1233 of the top 10 DeVante Grandma's two of them and the other one's Nicolas Batum, Troy Daniels and band Gordon.
Oh, no, Devante Graham has peel.
Okay, so Davante number one Campbell number two, Davonte three came before Campbell five.
Troy, Daniel seven.
Ben Born, eight, Devante nine and Vontae, 10.
And this is all like in the same year.
United is all the same season who just came on fire, but he's also 25.
So you know exactly, he's like the progression.
It's probably not getting He was a Kansas guy.
And I mean, Kansas sends the hold onto guys for ever.
Whatever reason, it maybe, um you know, I just I think it can says I think about that one guy.
What was his name was Perry Ellis.
He played, like, eight years because he played a career in Kansas.
Yeah, like they were.
They were in the Final Four in, like, 2000 for and he was there and in, like, 2012 day where he was still there.
I don't know how he managed to be around for so long.
Four time transferred to time, redshirt.
Because I was I was crazy, but I'm Yeah, I mean, again, the MPD, Washington solid. Had a good year.
I'm not looking like a cornerstone guy.
I think maybe you take the combination of them.
You mentioned the leak, monk.
Dwayne Bacon had a very bad year this year.
Lead monk did have a greater you shot 20% from three.
And it came in as a shooter.
So yeah, you know, Hakkari.
But I mean, still young enough that you could think of potential out of him.
But like some of those pieces.
You know, if I'm them, I'm looking at the office.
I'm looking at Christian would.
I'm looking at young guys, you know, I'm throwing all the money.
Even if I can't get in my Brandon Ingram.
I'm looking at guys who fit the eighth range who have superstar potential, right? That that can work.
You know, that would be fine.
And he would be the replacement are eventually for coach at the center position.
You know, being in a play among big being able to have.
Ah, pick and pop pick and roll front court with pizza at Washington, 100 pieces together be kind of grazing.
Have Devante stretching the floor and Terry Rozier while he isn't maybe not getting any better.
He had a great year shooting from three.
So imagine the floor spread with those four and then you've got to get some of the small forward.
Um, I can't think in between the draft get like half the Edwards, who is not a Ford but can swing a spot.
It's like with them or, you know, a Devon Astle.
I'm not sure who you fit along there, but between the draft and frayed I'm if I'm Charlotte, I'm looking young.
I'm looking with guys who could develop into that and we're trying to form the nucleus.
And then in the long game, if exactly you said it, you said it because I Charlotte's on those teams do every time to make a decision.
It's like, What is your direction here? What do you doing? Like, What do you trying to do here? The last couple years, I've been like that, but, you know, like we talked about like, they have some decent young pieces about filling the rest of it out and kind of just let it go.
Um, I don't really know much about their coach, James Borrego.
Um, I don't really know much about, like, what type of system he runs or anything that I know.
He only has like, 100 78 games of head coaching under his experience.
Yeah, because he did a stint in Orlando a couple of years.
I mean, oh, yeah, he's Ah, you know, I've watched a few Charlotte games this year, another branch off the pot tree.
So some elements of that I like the way that he's opened up the Charlotte offense I mean, they've already opened fire, shooting threes and such, but embracing that, I'm building off of that, working on development and and and trying to find a listen like we're trying to be better at the end of the day, getting those pieces that work, you know, people come out the rotation.
If they play well and he sees a chance to bring them back, he will.
So something patient works with the guys.
It seems like he has a good report with them.
But coaching philosophy wise, I would say a little bit more.
It's still very traditional, you know, point guard, shooting guard, spot for that kind of thing, where Baringo has gone position list at times and has kind of tried to adjust, I think a little bit better than I'd say Pop has or does.
But the same basic principles I'd imagine with a little more emphasis on pay on a pace and space, Um, one thing that I I noticed looking at this their basic basketball reference for vile their opponents points per game.
Never told up in the league.
Um, yeah, but they only swore 103 themselves Yeah, the offense was hard.
I mean, lay again when you I mean, um okay.
Graham struggled finishing at the rim.
Jaimee rose here with a little bit better, but not too great.
And those guys, the only ones who can consistently initiate offense for them.
You know, Miles Bridges kind of comes and goes.
Malik Monk already mentioned issuing percentages.
Cody Zeller stretched out to three this year and can play the pick and roll game Well, but I mean, he's very much dependent.
I would say detail for PGA Washington, except he's had some monster games in game one against.
The Bulls were made a bunch of threes, but you don't have Ah, uh, a plethora of reliable, shocked nation outside of two rather underlies guards in rosier Graham who can shoot the three but kind of struggle, you know, kind of converting it for anything else.
So, yeah, that explains the lack offense. There.
Some welcome aboard was good.
We were just discussing.
We started talking about this partners and transition to the Hornets.
She was kind of talking about those over bubble teams that are coming in weird spots.
Um, not to raise you.
Actually, I don't like a The government has been busy.
Hudson Hudson Final presentations today, so kind of school work.
There's something else.
Six are a little late, but glad to be on now If you Yes, so we're just kind of chitchatting about.
Various things just started, often talked about.
Shams dropped a lot of information today about the NBA's plan, and then you talked about the markets, audiences injury in those types of things.
So that's where we started.
And now we're just kind of here.
But I would like to pose the question D all, especially as warriors Guy Um, even though there's not necessarily a big need for him.
Maybe Do you all think little ball falls out the top three depending on how the three teams following a clip? Oh, yeah, for sure, I think I think it It's definitely on the draft order because I see I see.
The next day I see him going New York by the New York.
Probably the best fit in times of that franchise in Shan was just It's not not a good team, but bringing somebody like bring something like mellow.
You know, he's already got the fallen already got the job.
He kind of got that star like flair on the Washington play.
The dude is got game.
So, um, I think Lance in New York, depending on where they learned in the in the draft order, I don't see the warriors sagging.
Um, um, just cause you know, we don't know we don't need a guard.
What kind of needed 34 kind of stretch kind of guys for the floor, Um, play alongside staff clan drain on, um, that, like, I could I could see, like some other team picking him up.
But I think New York is is gonna be a is gonna be where everybody's gonna want to go, which I think we work out great.
And the reason I asked you so I have a friend of mine remarked drab and like the way the order fell It was like the pistons t wolves, warriors or something in my mellow and forth Too early.
I think it was the Knicks who says you have the order filled and I was talking.
It was also not even if the order falls crazy, I I feel like something's going Take admitting late.
I mean, I saw the words I don't see any team taking, not my passing on, because all the teams air gonna be rebuilding our some sort of, um, the words are kind of a different, like set up that everybody else so they don't need to take a risk on a young.
We're 18 18 year old point guard.
That's got that's much attention.
So, um, Corbyn, what you got? Yeah, I'm with you.
I just feel like he definitely a player, especially with a specific skill set.
You know, still growing out his three bond, everything that like, Yeah, the potential is there.
But especially right now, I think you I think he'd slip. I do.
If the next don't grab him.
Minnesota doesn't need him.
He does a lot of the things that D'Angelo Russell does that it worse.
I mean, he's better, I would say is arguably good, decent, unpasteurized.
Russell is I'll still give us the edge there.
Definitely give us the edge on shooting so you don't need another guard like that.
And it's not like Lonzo has made himself better shooting the ball.
The melamine on submit himself better playing off.
Paul Lamela's not there yet, so you need him to grab me The politics amount of that I wouldn't put Cleveland same thing with various garland and, um, calling *** you don't need that is likely to happen for that spot you're not making.
You're not fulfilling a position of need.
You're not in Flint position of possibility, you know, Go state.
You said in a way, you're the adults guards, and Steph Curry is a couple of years for he needs someone to, like, succeed him, you know? And Lamela's not that guy anyway.
And plus, like you said, the warrior, that's what Do we have that contention next year? They need somebody.
You have a reason for the fit in, like you said, along with Wiggins and the rest of them.
So when you click down, it's like No, no, no, no.
Go like, you know, the hangar where the next fall is where I think he goes because he fits everything they want. Spotlight attention.
I'm sure someone expand has already done a photo shop of low mellow and Mikey Williams like 2020.
So, uh, that's how you know they're not gonna grind up the Knicks fans whenever they make those things.
Never worked out yet.
You didn't see any crystal present Gets back in the day.
There was a reason.
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And also, I hold the course, Opposed the question.
I said name burgers.
This player that ended up exceeding your initial expectations.
It's, you know, just kind of trying to form discussion, get impressions, whatever.
Somebody responded with Jabarin and therefore some of their followers responded with, ah, photo shop of John in a Lakers jersey game.
I life your way with a rigorous Um, yeah, I've got a Yeah, guys who got love that I mean, the Lakers fan and growing me growing up.
But like, last, like, five years, I remember we used to Photoshopped Amartya Rose, Everybody row on Carmelo, You know everyone and we will go from a big fish.
Carmelo, Anthony and Amar toe Greg Monroe come over.
It's like Are you serious? I'm a guy's about a lawsuit of collaboration.
Opposed to the collaborations.
Like the Lakers all Photoshopped team 16.
Oh, man, it was crazy.
I mean, I still think that the inability this around Kobe with players like that want e the load of the better.
You got six or seven if he had, Like, I like after power.
If he had, like, one like that, are that one? Like Stephen managed Dwight Howard T if that worked out, But I think like Steve Nash is back holds it together for sending harvested.
Okay, faculty? Exactly.
And then, like they were, they made a run for the eight seed and then got slippers on the cloud.
But I like that Spurs.
That's an entire year.
Oh, no, she could have been, But we have started by the play obsessive thing.
Our bench was Frasch like Angela out a lock.
I I remember that name from two K, I think.
Yeah, and I was like, I mean, he gave threes, but that was it.
I need a small no defense.
I remember going okay like this.
How loose when we were we get one good Androgel law game.
We could steal game.
You You think that you know, it's a rap, you know? Oh, my God.
And it was It was every year I had one of those games where I do myself into going.
Okay, You know what? Wesley Johnson didn't recommend a study in American Phoenix, but the Lakers Oh, yeah, all the times obviate n'dri for Eric and Ryan Kelly.
Yeah, I'll be handsome. Dusk.
But he had some office always love.
I love left in class.
Nothing came back for you.
And we're like, That's it for starting point guard.
Where the hell's door in front of me now? It's funny you say that because that reminds me of the 15 16 Grizzlies when we started a record 24 players and still the rails I was writing for SB Nation for that team.
And that was some I feel bad for you, Actually.
I was just going What we watching? Yeah.
Mark Carter in the backcourt with nature.
I found his parts about that.
Those I went to a game that here Oh, no, I went to a game that year and it just so happened to be against the Clippers who were like you know, the arch nemeses at the time, Zach Randolph's Onley career triple double and they won the game.
Let's talk to the phrasing.
I love those quick drivers so far, like you got it in l A warriors and I have always funded looking roast the clippers.
It was, you know, I was going to go around with you, like, way might begin this, like, a year so But I miss like the venom matchups like, were, you know, you know, you know, something is going to go down like, regardless.
Like way I lose a game We might win this fight.
So exactly what you said you personally asked, like walking like you're going like I remember that game and 2013 or 14 is the year we lost to the Clippers in seven.
But it was the regular season.
And like clippers talking all kinds of trash before like, Oh, these guys would like the younger brother.
I brought whatever wherever and that Steph and Clay, like, just kind of went off that games like the first game that we actually like.
We're in l A and I went off and also ideo this.
If we see the playoff go, that's what we're that Syria was one of the most fun basketball series of seeing.
Like like like like a playoff series and, well, thought, like just the back and forth and just hating the team was it is a different feel.
You had back luck not even three years later at Boston and Washington, and you had Grizzlies and clippers.
You had clippers and war, usually warriors and thunder.
I mean, both East, you sucked.
But being Arizona, you have the sons of the Lakers way.
Chukka look n b a finals up in after I like Oh my God, it was those those clipper times.
It was like two polar opposite teams with a placement because you're looking at Live City like flying high fly.
And she probably whatever the exact rent off the Marcus ologists, you know, playing slow back to the basket.
So what for some kicks, but like you, like, it was rough work I wrote.
I wrote a piece for ah fan cited when I was over there before I came to the lead about the grisly sight Five minutes of the decade and one of the ones is literally just Zach Randolph versus Blake Griffin.
And it's fans like four years.
But, you know, if he knows, like beef videos on just Yeah, there's one about out of his Randolph and Griffin or like Clippers Lakers.
But I was like, That was just like, so much stuff.
Just intermediate to there's a backhand.
You just like, This is what I like about that beef is like When it was done, it was done, you know? I mean, like, from that, Like, that's how it should be like you are like that.
But I love that, like and after me that you have their bits and piece like you said.
But then one like he would time.
I was like We both knew, Okay, that's it.
Wear glasses because your friends are You guys got games against each other.
You like getting talks? Begin talks and stuff can like.
It's the same thing.
So different levels, obviously.
But yeah, that was a lot of fun.
I really enjoyed that.
That look like they're still like they're still like robberies like that right now, But I feel like the maybe because everybody hated the word.
So I was embracing. Yeah.
When the warriors come back next year, I'm ready for a lie.
That pick right back up.
You know what I mean? Going.
I feel I don't know if the head is gonna be a strong brokers, a lot of the Heywood, because stadium joins and I made it like it's in 2016 just cause we're just being everybody.
But we didn't win the ring out here, and then k d came.
So that's what I feel like as a fan.
Like it just like everything I write, They bring it on like like bring it on.
Let's go help You need support.
So I'm excited to see how line people, actually, because I like when Steph and Clay it was just then dream on like the Warriors were like the darlings, like 2015.
They were like the everyone can run everybody with their SportsCenter every night.
Everybody was wanted to be, like staffing clay like it was like we're, like, loving and within, like, two years.
But, you know, the Joker said it best die here long enough.
So I nine ally even, like, you know, sometimes my team with at the expense of it when the Warriors got on a roll and they just started being disrespectful like it was top tear basketball.
Like, What about favor moments? And this is gonna sell so cliche because it means everybody's favorite.
But when Steph Curry hit that deep three over the thunder in that record setting gig and he goes, that will recover and it starts dancing.
I don't just like, Wow, my hottest take is Steph Curry's the most urgent player in sports.
Long it's sports like you tell me your 63 you take a shot, you don't even look for it to go in And you're already just dances.
I'm like, dude, of course I did.
You know, like LeBron gives usually 66 x seven or whatever.
Just looking at this little scrawny do just she me and on about it. And see the shot going.
This looks nice.
It looks like a baby would know that.
Oh, stone cold killer like for its trade.
There was a navy with Kobe, and you thought like when Very well you got 2013 to 2016.
And he was talking about like, Who do you think I would like Mama mentality? And he was like, Yo, flat brother's like don't sleep on him like they will step on your back And don't even think about it.
Like like those do their killing on.
Like when Katie came, he just took it to a whole nother love.
There was gone fare E.
I mean, some of those people sleep on that Rockets team live that 2018 team, cause that was the only team toe push us seven games.
What is that? And that entire? Yeah, Tell Zack I'll give him credit, but and I still got the job.
Would have been five games.
A baby did your unit? Um, yeah, great men, I mean.
And when it comes to disrespectful players, there's a long list.
But Steph is up near the top. Absolutely.
Ah, boss, that I think that's how you because there's a vessel what they do.
So the alligator tryingto leg up and, um, you know, when you do something cool and you break, someone's gonna go yet Let him know about it like you know, you're right.
Is what it is basically saying that I do.
But after expected is the Clippers because Oh, you look at you Look at mantra as you only who and Mavis.
And that the showing out whatever with the new ask games last year they were doing the exact same thing.
So, like, I respect you were you know, that's like Patrick Beverley ended up being like one of the nicest guys after co.
I came out of me like, yo, yeah, that you like 18 and then you playing Katie and the Warriors.
You like that? Now you have the guys.
I respect, you know? I mean, I face I Oh, now we good.
Now we listen that, like, on they paid their dues when they got Durant and then start who and then I was like, Not not.
You don't have that respect no more cause yeah, I had to go get him Help.
You know anything? I'm not doing what he turned us, man.
We like anything when you went You like the what's the whole point of like having a like having a team? You want to get better When the best score in the world is like your whole come play.
What you gonna do? Fine.
Harrison Barnes are not getting that contract brands.
I think, Katie, every day that we every said we home, I get a little unfair.
But you guys like that.
That's why I respect the rockets.
Because they at least tried.
They gave it a shot, and they were like, You know what? I was trying to find a way to beat these dudes Got close.
Um, Hossam Grey Series.
But, um, never got over the hump, But, um, I feel like I see.
I see the Hebert aside.
Yo, you know what Do you want us to do not not take that score like, you know, you said it, but Kevin Durant Blake, he played I mean, my Jerusalem Westbrook was like the reason they lost.
That's not let me not say he was a big He had a lot of the murder.
You know, I mean, you're the best player, you know? I mean, you you right up there.
And basically what you offering up for us is what, 39% shooting from the field.
31% of that works.
He shot 20% from three Russell Westbrook.
I like Kevin Durant was according to inform yet he wasn't that different.
Like in the boat.
When you do that and this is what I feel, there's nothing.
You guys were up to you when I get it.
Kevin, you can't blame everyone else around you for the lab blocks that syriza watch the chemistry I want to get like, Come on now.
So some of this on your heart.
But, you know, they say that after and then you write like some of it.
The thunder didn't build it the way you would have wanted.
Even though, like, if you look back that someone was said he wanted veterans around the bay of plenty of veterans who had Koran Butler, you had the ghost of Derek Fisher.
You had guys up there who are? Yeah, I personally like I obviously love getting Katie, but that that warrior stunner series was like the one time I felt that we were playing a team that wasn't that was better than that.
If we could have gone back and four with those news for, like, three years with some legend like I totally get that.
But, um, like, I kind of like a be like as a warriors fan.
I feel like it was a cop out move by Katie, just like, even if it What if you can't if he gone back for one more season and it didn't work out and then he came over, I You know what? North twice. That's cool.
But I like to this I for just one here that playoff series and it would have been, would have been back there next year to even if Katie stayed in O k.
C like the warning would have been good.
Thunder would have been great.
And it would have been one of those, like, perennial, like conference rivalries that, like that would have been, like, fun to watch.
And you'd be circling that on your calendar.
So exactly, I possible fan, I told you, get the hate being awarded Sound like you know what? I would take the ring.
I mean, I got to give you respect on that.
Also, after you watch Harrison Barnes go four for 452 right? Like I know you talked about was blowing 31 lead like that.
Game seven Harrison Barnes.
But I was like, Oh, for like, 58 on open jobs.
Green decided not down threes.
And Harris Dream on had 37 in game seven.
Harrison Barnes had, like, 37 minutes, four points.
You want us to pay in, like, 90 mil? Get out of here.
You've got to help us out.
Yeah, I know you are That part I have to give you, you know, in terms of, like, upgrading again.
I'm not even you gave me at the Warriors.
Although they were Cocula light years ahead and everything, which one 100% And, like, I guess, like I get to hate on a team with and we work on and, like, I mean, rightfully so at the time.
But I guess you know, then common came back can and take them.
Katie and, uh, you know, the next 15 years, but I'm actually really, really excited now.
Exceeds it for next year.
Man squad, man, it's gonna be a good team.
Um, I just I think I think Steph's got two or three solid runs in and left and I wanted to make I think I think he's going to get back in the top. Hopefully.
So who do you think the warriors go with? The draft? You think they trade their pick things, you trade it.
I think you trade it.
Um, what do you think it in mind to trade for? So I was a lot of stuff I've been reading.
And I was just kind of thinking like I want to get Aaron Gordon are.
Then you'd be the perfect, like, all right.
I think would be the perfect, like fly.
He's to fly around the rim.
He's kind of got a stroke like you, like making a lot of shooter is a great defender.
So I think if we can work something out with Orlando to get somebody like Eric Gordon or one of those like, because he's your place before, But you can play him.
I was like, your small ball five to like, these athletic is he's buried, dude.
Um, so I think you actually went to my rival high school.
I saw him do play good.
You need to do Is Dunkin everywhere? So, uh I mean, good God, I We're Air Gordon.
I would try to pick, um, allies just dropped.
Someone may be using it leverage as a lot we could do.
It's pretty. It's exciting.
This the be as bad as we were to have a look.
Support for this now.
So So my thing is traded for Aaron Gordon, then the magical just inevitably grab some other big love.
The biggest player left on the draft court is doesn't matter how good they are.
Some random dude like seven foot six Mario Hezonja.
Part like five I would like.
Yeah, I can see him making some value plates to sign and extend marquees Chris, for multiple years, something that would be amazing if they get a pick off another young guy whose eyes a legit talent.
Hey, you can augment our bench because our starting five is gonna be great.
We have somebody come in and it's gonna be a player in the sea in this league.
And you know, you say, I don't know if I said like coal, Anthony, like, you know, be topping.
I was watching Highlights one.
Yeah, so I like.
That's the thing.
Like the draft, like not it's not a deep draft, but it's top heavy.
And like having a topic that makes that even more like valuable where it's like, you know, maybe we just develop the future like, don't you pick get one.
I think I would get back there.
And like, you got the best backcourt, like, just grow the young guy and see what happens.
So a lot you could do on.
I'm pretty excited, but, you know, we still gotta watch the end of this season, See how this play that, you know, sitting and watching this stuff that's you aren't gonna have, I guess, like the way they're proposing the schedule right now, it's gonna be what, uh, the draft and free agency within, like, a week.
It's gonna be the draft in, like, the last week of September and then the first week of October.
That's gonna be 10 absolutely great.
Yahoo, like the big name free agents.
Is there anybody like that's the froth? You It is not a whole lot like the ones who are, like, I guess considered top aren't really going anywhere Anthony Davis and probably get the same with Brandon Ingram.
And then after that, you looking at like? And this is what? Just checking right now.
See the top five, right? Yeah.
You got a with the you got Brandon Ground.
Fred Graham believes he's solid, but, I mean, anybody is gonna shake up the league.
Like how? Not at all? Not at all.
A lot of it is like stop gag type things, and it is not going to be very pleasant as far as that.
You're really just kind of filling gaps because memory just a thought.
Mention a the in Brendan Graham, Fred Mandali abo com bogdanovich and then Andre Drummond.
Uh, bow down is a restricted free agent.
Andre Drummond has a player option.
He's taken that mantra as Harrow.
I threw three teams before to pay him.
Exactly. Gordon Hayward.
Your option he taken at Djamila Gallinari? I don't know, Evan Point Gaitan advertise.
And then you get to Aaron Baynes in Joe Harris.
So you know Kristen wouldn't like Jimmy ran in there as a big name.
Right? There you go.
The legend himself.
But that just goes, Yeah, we got Oh, yeah, I guess you're anything I guess.
I think the draft might be kind of crazy, though.
That's an age that's gonna be fun.
And it's interesting because you talked about it being kind of a top heavy draft.
But I feel like in comparison, skipping two other top heavy draft.
It's a little more variety of top, though, you know, like I feel like sometimes you get top of driving heavily.
45 really good point guards when you let your next you've got.
I mean, the top three, you know, are not a consensus made with typical top three.
Here will be the mother of all with regard any ever to because the garden winning And he have James Watson.
There you got in.
Uh, I don't even know who else.
The officer, your I'll be told me is total and, uh, Halliburton's name.
And I was like, we get closer to the draft to we'll see.
Like, I feel like they're probably start working out, like or some sort of, like, predraft workout content.
So do you feel like you are right? Should be It should be fun, huh? It doesn't before to see what happened um also you have outside.
You say the office, the free agency period might just bring, like, mawr signing trades.
And those are interesting in terms of you know what? This guy may not be what this team has the money to afford or need, but this team can get, you know, like, that sort of thing I had last year, like three of them.
No, Jimmy Butler was wine.
A dragon was one.
Last year was crazy.
Like you had Kyrie.
Kawai. Like those.
Shook up the league like look, it changed the entire life outlook.
I cry. How? Out of the game.
So, yeah, and then you have the a D. Stuff.
Also, like all the trade rumors last offseason.
So I think I think will be a little more tame this year.
But definitely still be some before, too, for sure for sure this is gonna be, I guess, having this schedule.
I mean, once the season starts, I think we'll all be set on having this come back.
You know where it is? Built for, like the best comeback possible.
Like the hybrids, they're like the season that like a prime time.
Yeah, you just You're just picking up the wheels and just you're going What? You're running.
That's sadly the woman.
So it's gonna be basketball wise.
A content life is gonna be fun for the next till whatever the season is like, remember something? Yeah.
And then and then right back, we started getting, like, not really offseason in terms of we've already kind of been through the offseason, so we're gonna have a lot of content for a while.
We understand you, like, doesn't the pharmacy and fans is over, then spent a minute since we've started, like for well, speaking of that kind of transition through quick, I'm not sure it will have college basketball anytime soon after that Holiday called Sports going back for a while Because if the schools themselves are saying they're like going online, there's no way they could make like athletes come and be like, You got to get tested, you got, like, take care, travel stuff like call.
I think all its troops is gonna be well, it's very interesting.
It is like I don't know about where you all are.
But over here, like we've got school saying we're gonna be in person.
Oh, yeah? Like for us? It's like, uh, they're trying to figure out a way to make it some.
Some schools that already said they're just gonna have it online.
My mind start near, so I'm not certain because I enrolled anymore.
I'm pretty sure you g a came out, like, a couple days ago.
So yeah, we're gonna put you in person and phone.
Yeah, I guess. I don't know.
But at the same time, like that makes so much money for like, especially schools like in the SEC, injured you.
And by all of you, that's a big hit if you're saying can't play college football.
So, man, was the, uh, the ages? I don't know.
It's ah, I just want to wait and see.
You can really predict, but, you know, that's Isis.
Tech news was kind of curious incident.
It's six players, and that's things like if you like like they're not.
It's not like you're like the NB areas, like we're trying to like Tiger in one spot.
These dudes were gonna be going back to the apartments like going class like and was even warning and what I'm curious to see plays a role, and I hope that this doesn't happen.
Put you got players like James Brown, Malcolm Brogdon out here on the front lines of the protests with these doubts, people and like they've where their master up there, you know, taking precautions is, of course, but in the year round, you know point Good point.
You know, I mean after, like that fine line.
But I feel like I I haven't that This is my This is me.
I don't really know like what's really going on with the virus, and we were like how death rate or whatever, have how that's working.
But it's like a lease on the new doesn't seem like It's like at a point where I think the cases and stuff going on a Buffy like the death rates and stuff, kind of like mellowing out so long.
Maybe it's just a case of everybody's just kind of getting in, like getting that immunity.
You would have heard immunity so well in a lot of Florida said that their last four days have been the worst four days of the entire, um, when he comes to stuff like that It But other states are kind of not know, having gotten to that point.
Give me a Florida I saw today on Twitter where they're, like, today or these four days in the world.
Four days of our tire.
Cooper 19 Experience of that is also not gonna be in Orlando.
Yeah, that's also a person considering, you know, if you look at that point or if it is God and like, stay, I feel like they confined like I'm the greatest just opened up.
So I'm curious in that Soup is like, I'm gonna be artist and videos of people just walking through the casino, No mass and up then just Children in my store.
And it's weird, like e.
I just don't get out.
Sometimes some people just I get if you don't like believing like a master, anything but, like, do just you stay away from the crowd for, like, a couple more weeks like you can.
And like Haslett, I'm not saying it's tough for everyone, like we're all doing it.
So, like, just travel with the team like the size is just trying to Lovely.
But it's just one of those things, man like, And then I just fear.
And this is when we get back to you.
Which force will I just fear? That the media scene we like the spikes are because of the protests you don't see that went like eyes, Not more.
I see more people being safe at the protests. And I do.
I worked at Home Depot that I see hundreds of people every day and like, they're just waltzing around grabbing stuff with the count.
Yeah, I think at that.
Like I mean, like this not love protester, like very, very important.
So, like, if that's what you're trying to blame it on your just a bad person like that, this is not It's not like you showing.
So, um, I feel like go, I'll be out of control.
I like it will work out for the best way like I did.
They said it's a virus.
If you get it like you just you just going to stay home, you know, take auctions.
And, um uh, issues should hopefully work out.
I don't think this will go on for this one.
So I thought I'd be like a seasonal, some kind of thing and just took off like a A lot of wear.
Yeah, that's what made it so scared was our pictures.
And like at least person, I didn't I didn't think it was like a bad series to the n b a your cancer when I was like, Whoa, let's take this is will be telling our grandkids about March 11 2020.
So we're living through chapter, but the chapters in his removes air now.
Well, shut down like everything.
Everything going crazy like What's that? Yeah, it is career ridiculous.
Midnight for I just hope it, I hope everything said, is that other people I understand how much of an effect that you can have own changing this again, back to normal, which is what I think.
People are kind of realizing because you never I've never like we.
It's sad to say, but what we've seen so many like like police brutality cases over the years.
But the first time that we're actually seeing, like, a lot of pushback and asking for my fighting for change, which is a definitely a step in the right direction.
Um, you know, it doesn't happen overnight, so You just got to keep keep doing this.
And he keeps showing support, and, uh, you'd be out there, so yeah, I, uh, listen, So Chris Vernon show and he's been talking about it.
Uh, he's anniv iss in date.
I've had some of the most peaceful protests in the country over there. Memphis.
And you talk about how you know he's proud of the city and all that, but he makes a valid point like he talks about, You know, when he was younger is Robert King.
He was like our eight and like, you know, he at that time he didn't really fully understand the grasp of it all.
But he talks about, you know, whether it be social media are just, you know, in general, like people our age and even younger than us, are more in tune of what's going on.
And that's where a lot of what's happening with these protests and making those changes and being organized comes in.
It's the younger people eating away so well.
It was great to see because I mean, like, the older people have, you know, that kind of set it up in this kind of way and it's kind.
It's on the our generation and kind of take that and train make changes.
So, yeah, you got you got deep right there.
And that's just the real I mean, that's just real life, you know, we can't got exactly, I mean weekly.
Come on here to talk about sports, but the day there's always intersection you're seeing like you're seeing athletes at the front lines like angry birds have seen hours like is a company boards? It's commendable to see because these air dues that, like some people look up to it doesn't matter where you from, like how you look like if you watch sports.
You look up to the LeBron James that you look up to the Steph Curry's like all wherever you're from, like you're gonna look up to these players and with that making such a stand like it's gets going to get people, um, not only, like, more like anything and also fired make.
That's a beautiful day much fortunate.
So there's always been sports