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00:00:00
Tyler Johnson and college on some being added to this team and us losing Theo Pinson, one of the last of the dancing crew from a You know, the Nets bench.
00:00:12
Perfect timing, Matt.
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Well, Co.
00:00:15
Yeah, I was just Trans positioning us from talking about Avery Smith and, ah, Corey Brewer is signing with the Kings and joking, no aside, the Clippers.
00:00:27
Tyler Johnson signs with the Nets.
00:00:29
We lose table Pinson on my boy.
00:00:32
Yeah, we got we got our family.
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Got her, man.
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Do the little to do with the dollar sheet back today.
00:00:40
New Year's finally got that is the guy.
00:00:43
There was something out along that, um, the only the only thing left for Sean Marks to do is to get Porter.
00:00:48
If you could get Porter people, Have you gotten those big? The offer.
00:00:51
She's Alan Crab.
00:00:52
You got back around and he got crab in the room.
00:00:55
Now he's got Tyler Johnson, so one more dominant of football before he he's finally achieved some of those big goals from a roster move standpoint.
00:01:02
I wasn't sure about Sean Marks on his ability to really assemble a roster until I saw the Tyler Johnson coming up.
00:01:09
Yeah, I like the move.
00:01:10
Ah, that in the chat, you said you you weren't really feeling about it.
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I didn't know you have the money.
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You are just talking.
00:01:17
Theo Pinson.
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No, I don't care about him, but Sorry.
00:01:21
Yeah, you.
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Now he's not on TV anymore.
00:01:27
I mean, yeah.
00:01:28
I mean, look, man, like I Tyler Johnson, Here's the thing.
00:01:33
So he is an undersized shooting guard who can't play point guard because he can't move the ball.
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You can June occasionally, his three point percentage basically has declined since he entered the league.
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And, ah, he's dealt with injuries.
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I I honestly would rather take a flyer on J.
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R.
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Smith or take a flyer on a Geely guy and see if you're not gonna hit the way you did what she owes unnecessarily.
00:02:03
But I would honestly rather they run out another teal seat like we know what Tyler Johnson is.
00:02:08
Where we like.
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There's no, this is not look like your thing.
00:02:13
This team isn't gonna do anything in the playoffs, so he's already 27.
00:02:19
It just seems like a completely lateral move, like it doesn't.
00:02:22
It doesn't make the team any better.
00:02:23
It doesn't make them any works.
00:02:25
I don't think he would be on the roster next year.
00:02:27
If he is, I really would hope that he's snot playing, because I just don't think he's very good.
00:02:32
I don't know any that 29% feel three point percentage that he's that he brought down this year.
00:02:38
I don't know.
00:02:39
That's quite gonna move the needle for May.
00:02:41
Yeah, I'm not not on a tentative attempts like you could make that argument, but he's still declined every year since, basically getting that huge contract.
00:02:49
It'll that you like.
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I'm not.
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I don't want to be in the Pinson defense camp here because there's there's not a lot to really get behind bite.
00:02:57
He's 24 years old, like if I'm if I'm gonna cheap somebody on the roster, like if it's between Tyler Johnson and Theo Pinson, I'll keep Theo Pinson.
00:03:05
Let's hear it may be your point like Matt, if you're going to take a flyer on J.
00:03:08
R. Smith. Okay, fine.
00:03:09
But if those are the two options that you're saying, it was like Hey, we could let go of Pinson and bringing Tyler Johnson or stay what we have.
00:03:16
I think what we have like it doesn't it doesn't mean that Pence is gonna move the needle for me in the playoffs or next year.
00:03:21
Whatever blade I would just assume like I didn't realize the Open opens.
00:03:24
It looks he suffers from Spencer Gemini syndrome like he looks like he's any young 2014 from that point and for whatever.
00:03:34
It's worse, Ah, from a detracting from Tyler Johnson.
00:03:38
His Rafter reading is a disaster, like he's an absolute abomination on the offensive end.
00:03:42
He gets you nothing defensively and Theo Pinson.
00:03:45
I have to go really low on minutes to get to the sample size for him, But he's actually a positive on the defensive end, and it's like if I'm thinking of nothing that I would like to have around on the roster in this clamp run, I'd rather have a six foot five guard that has some defensive signs like if you're gonna have to get into it, I'd rather put him out there.
00:04:04
I don't think the Tyler Johnson really offers you anything that's going to move the needle in any way when it comes to the restart. Finance.
00:04:10
Yeah, I mean Here's the thing like the offense is such a disaster on offense.
00:04:15
That much, Yeah, I think it honestly takes away any defensive contributions that he makes like Tyler Johnson, at least.
00:04:23
I mean, I don't know like he was so bad this year, but I mean, if you can get him up to, like 35% 36% like hell, just stand there and shoot a couple of threes and play like eight minutes.
00:04:33
I guess that's better than feel kids coming in and turning over the ball every single time.
00:04:37
Like it's great if he if he played strong defense.
00:04:39
But if he's the reason that the of the team is getting fastbreak possessions or anything like that, Yeah, I, I don't want to make this like a Theo.
00:04:49
Pinson is better than Tyler Johnson, because I don't think he is.
00:04:53
I think that if you're looking at it that way, yes, it is a plus for the Nets.
00:04:57
I just don't think that's the route I necessarily would have gone.
00:05:00
Do you want to get rid of feel Pinson because he's whatever doesn't seem like he has the commitment to the actual basketball side of things or, you know, he just doesn't seem like he's gonna be a very good player.
00:05:11
That's fine.
00:05:12
But I just I don't know, like it just I already know the end of the chapter for Tyler Johnson in Brooklyn.
00:05:18
It's once this Orlando tournament over.
00:05:21
That's it done.
00:05:24
This is not a long term move.
00:05:26
I think this is Sean Marks, getting a guy that he once wanted.
00:05:30
I think, Ah, this is also a move.
00:05:33
Like you said Theo Pinson had a quote that he didn't touch a basketball for a month, and then he went home to North Carolina.
00:05:40
He went on to say that he the first time he tried to dunk a basketball, he could it.
00:05:46
That's not good.
00:05:48
I like to be me.
00:05:50
Yeah, right.
00:05:51
You're not 6465 like with jumping ability.
00:05:54
It's like men.
00:05:55
If this guy's going on an interview saying he didn't touch a ball for a month and then he went home and when he stepped on the court, he couldn't dunk.
00:06:02
That's like that wasn't that long ago.
00:06:04
That was like a mother to do also like that.
00:06:06
You know of any favors.
00:06:08
That's a superstar thing to say.
00:06:10
Like if James Harden was like that, I feel like very trouble steal.
00:06:15
Lie to us, say that you're hustling.
00:06:18
You grind out and crying at Orlando.
00:06:21
The reason I don't play is gonna be your time to shine and been working here your tail off for this moment.
00:06:27
No, like Andrew Wiggins and say you made 73 threes in a row, which isn't even going through all the video.
00:06:34
When I saw the video, I'm like, that's what your workouts should look like.
00:06:38
Yeah, I e IES.
00:06:41
Okay, Get him. Come on.
00:06:43
If you see me hits 17 threes in a row, it's like, Wow, Keats really done something.
00:06:48
But like Andrew Wiggins, your number one overall pick.
00:06:51
Yeah, but your entire existence is hitting that thing that they're doing on this video shot that you should You should be able to do it every day on the spot, But going back.
00:07:01
So you know, he opens and and like us Sign and Tyler Tyler Johnson.
00:07:06
Like I said, it's It's Sean Marks getting this guy, you know, these g m's, these guys.
00:07:10
They have guys that they have an eye on, and he saw an opportunity to get him to get some Theo Pinson.
00:07:15
He's off, and I really do believe that like we're moving into the new era, the new regime and all that dancing and all the Nets like bench crew, the Nets bench celebrations like that's done.
00:07:28
Yeah, all those done, all those guys air out.
00:07:31
So it's like, I don't know, Theo gets recognized for that.
00:07:34
More than anything he's done for the Nets on the basketball court.
00:07:39
We're going into the new era, were moving into the new regime.
00:07:42
He was a guy that they're like manner.
00:07:43
He's not doing anything. Get him out of there.
00:07:45
Now.
00:07:46
I would like to know where you know you mentioned Why couldn't we sign like J.
00:07:49
R.
00:07:50
Smith? Who else is out there like Jamal Crawford or, I don't know, There's some names floating around.
00:07:55
Accordingly, The Crawford can't play because you had you Have you got yours.
00:08:00
What was that you had to have played this year? You had to have been on in India roster this season or a duty.
00:08:05
He's one of the names that I brought up just throughout the year.
00:08:08
Kind of is a man, if you were the next one constant when Kyrie was healthy.
00:08:12
And you want to supplement with veteran presence like I know man as a veteran, been a six man like, just have him coming and spot up on some threes for you.
00:08:19
Like I thought that he could have been a value at its.
00:08:20
After that, any team in the league, you would have thought.
00:08:23
And maybe he was waiting things out until the latter stages.
00:08:25
To see a team want to pick him up? Yeah.
00:08:30
I mean, there's freaks me here in the season.
00:08:34
I'll throw a name out like I would honestly rather like Dragan Bender.
00:08:40
Dragan Bender.
00:08:41
I don't think Dragan Bender is very good, but I would have rather seen Dragan Bender on this roster because he's at least 23.
00:08:47
He's seven feet tall.
00:08:49
He can hit threes.
00:08:50
I like.
00:08:51
I don't even think he's very good.
00:08:52
I don't think he's gonna last in the league.
00:08:54
He actually feels very much like he's one of those guys.
00:08:56
We're, you know, he's picked in the top five and he just shows so little that you're kind of like all right, this thing's gonna work, But I would rather see that than Tyler Johnson.
00:09:06
You would rather see that than Tyler Johnson me to when I immediately was, like, OK, us waving Theo, This was more about us waving Dio.
00:09:14
Yeah, that's aren't the Nets aren't making moves right now to go win this thing.
00:09:16
They know they're not gonna win this thing.
00:09:18
They're just making, like, kind of like moves to clean up.
00:09:21
The roster changed the roster as we move into the future in this new era of this new regime.
00:09:25
Now there's teams like the Lakers, who are serious contenders, and they're looking at a guy like J.
00:09:31
R. Smith, like this guy was an MBA all star.
00:09:33
He's got report with LeBron.
00:09:35
Maybe he can come plug in for Avery Bradley and help us.
00:09:39
Even jokey Noah, right? Like the Clippers, the Clippers got death.
00:09:43
And then you add joking Noah to that team.
00:09:46
There's defense like we're not expected him to come in and score any points, but he's gonna help and play defense, especially if he's in shape and in this time where we're not sure who's going to show up in shape, we're not gonna, uh we're not gonna know or see who's gonna show up, even enthusiastic, to run through these practices.
00:10:02
They're not gonna be like MBA games.
00:10:04
They're gonna be like MBA practices.
00:10:05
So the Lakers trying to get a J.
00:10:07
R. Smith makes perfect sense.
00:10:09
Um, I also mentioned Corey Brewer to the Kings.
00:10:12
The Nets move.
00:10:13
I don't think this is a move to be competitive.
00:10:15
I think this is a move toe.
00:10:16
Clean up the roster and get rid of a guy I like.
00:10:18
Theo.
00:10:19
Get rid of, just move on from him. Move into the future.
00:10:23
T. Here's the thing with, like, a Noah.
00:10:26
Sorry, I just quickly, uh, the thing was like a Noah and A J.
00:10:31
R. Smith is like We know what they look like.
00:10:33
They're obviously not going to be what they were even a couple of years ago, but we know that they have played in, like, high stakes basket, you know, basketball.
00:10:41
And they have a little bit of a higher ceiling like what's type? What's the upside? I just don't even see like it.
00:10:48
Oh, it's an upside pick.
00:10:49
It's a flyer with Tyler Johnson like, What's the upside? E Go was not exactly like moving the needle.
00:10:58
I don't know.
00:11:06
It's just if you're not looking to win now, it is my saying that I think same thing about I don't think that you'll see a lot of this on the nets when they restart.
00:11:13
But why should Nicholas clacks they get a run over over this restart time? Just let him get some more reps.
00:11:18
You know, we have to accept the fact that we all agree you're not winning this thing, So you might as well let some younger players get some talent.
00:11:25
You might as well take a flyer on a young guy That doesn't look like he's gonna pan out in the N B A.
00:11:28
But if you see a little spark, maybe you bring him back.
00:11:31
Is Tyler? Is the application of Tyler Johnson's gonna be like, Listen, 1st 7 years, I was working some kinks out, but now, Alves, I'm gonna you know now, now you're about to see something, and you're gonna want me back here next year with Katie and Kyrie.
00:11:43
So from that standpoint, it's weird to see the Nets go in that direction and you're right, like other teams are looking to like bringing the extra depth piece that even if we don't get six minutes, four minutes a game action, it could be that little extra defensive play.
00:11:56
That one shot that moves the needle for us winning a Siri's because we want to win championships.
00:12:00
So little, little interesting. Maybe.
00:12:02
Maybe there's just Sean Marks checking off that box with the guy that he has in his mind that he wants to say was on this roster.
00:12:08
We got a question in the chat from M.
00:12:10
Finelli.
00:12:11
Do you think Jr will really play locked down I and think Jr is gonna play lock down defense? No, I don't That's not what I don't think there.
00:12:21
I don't think they're expecting that.
00:12:22
We know how, Jr Please, He's going to be flashy.
00:12:24
He's going to shoot.
00:12:25
He's gonna try and dunk it if he can still dunk.
00:12:27
I think Jr is like 34 35 now.
00:12:29
If he's still got that bounce, I don't know if they're looking for him to come in and be a lock down defender.
00:12:34
I thank you a plug and play guy that he's going to get some minutes.
00:12:38
Not as many minutes as Avery Bradley probably even start, but I think he could be a good guy to get some run in this Orlando.
00:12:45
It's ornament.
00:12:46
Um, I don't expect him to be defensive player of the, you know, second half of his MBA season.
00:12:52
It's interesting to see maybe Tyler Johnson comes out on balls.
00:12:56
Maybe Jr comes out and does this thing.
00:12:58
You know, we we really don't know.
00:13:00
There's so much to be seen.
00:13:01
We'll take a layer deeper, right? It's Answer the question.
00:13:04
What I think they are, the worst case is going to be.
00:13:06
It's extra bodies.
00:13:07
So if in the first round, the Lakers go up three games to none? Yeah, maybe LeBron won't see that you know won't see the court in game in Game four again.
00:13:16
If I like you, don't you could be selective.
00:13:17
Maybe Rajon Rondo.
00:13:19
If you want to protect his even older bodies in J. R.
00:13:22
Smith and you're gonna want to utilize him in.
00:13:23
The absence of Avery Bradley like this is also a way to keep other guys healthy while putting a player out up there.
00:13:29
That I don't have you wanna have is hot a floor that you bring into your team That's what I think the Lakers expect from a J.
00:13:41
R.
00:13:42
Smith is like, Don't be a disaster for us.
00:13:43
Help us get through the first couple of rounds.
00:13:46
So when it's most crucial, all of our stars of the healthiest, they could be there, have a little fatigue and, you know, and, uh, and where it's hair on their bodies, especially when you have a guy like LeBron right, 17 seasons in, even with the layoff doesn't mean you wouldn't like to keep him fresh all the way through this.
00:14:00
Yeah, they're gonna need some guys to get run even in this ramp up, right? We know the Lakers, Aaron, Like there's there's, ah, ramp of games.
00:14:07
Some of these guys gotta play those minutes.
00:14:09
Last question from the chat from the same guy asked about Do you think waiters will help out? I don't think waiters is signed, right, But I do remember waiters are who picked waiters.
00:14:19
He's on the Lakers.
00:14:20
Oh, yeah, that I know what it was at.
00:14:23
Like the end of the season.
00:14:25
I remember seeing graphics of like J.
00:14:27
R.
00:14:28
Versus waiters.
00:14:29
Who would the Lakers sign and then they picked.
00:14:31
Why not both I know and they signed waiters, but we didn't get it.
00:14:37
Get to see him play.
00:14:38
He got the second chance.
00:14:39
I remember he was coming out and we'll close with this.
00:14:42
He said something to his, you know, his daughter and we all know about his struggles.
00:14:46
But he said, You know his butter, he reads their bedtime stories and there's a beginning, a middle and end.
00:14:51
And he told his daughter that like, you know, this is the middle of his story and like, his comeback story and that he's gonna get another shot.
00:14:57
So hopefully he's turned his life around or Florentine Pandemic, Um, and he's ready to play.
00:15:03
I would love to see Dion Waiters come out and play cause when he's right, he can ball.
00:15:06
And I think you can help LeBron and LeBron is gonna need help.
00:15:09
Um, I would like to see the Lakers win this whole thing.
00:15:12
I think it would be great for King James.
00:15:14
Always to trove be hopefully Dion waiters could help them out.
00:15:18
Hopefully, Jr gets on that team and get some minutes as well.
00:15:20
Let's go leg show.
00:15:23
All right, I got the o have anything else That strong, strong finish.
00:15:33
Now, listen, I want to see that l A l a Western conference.
00:15:37
Like I thought about this the other day about some of these younger teams and, like, would be really cool.
00:15:41
I let the cat of the bag like I got a couple a couple bucks down on the ah, on the Dallas Mavericks like preseason to go all the way and this thing, because it Wow, the odds were right, you know? Uh, yeah.
00:15:53
You know what? I think it would be exciting to see Luca a young player, lead his team deep, but I don't know if you can make a stronger case for any other matter.
00:16:12
Play in the same arena.
00:16:14
You know, just going at it night after night for seven games, serious, potentially the weather conference final.
00:16:18
Some of that gets taken away.
00:16:19
Could be down in Orlando, but that just I don't know.
00:16:21
That feels like the bullet train.
00:16:23
I guess I could be I could be swayed as the playoffs start going, and you see what is hard and the rockets look like, you know, um, Joker jokers out now because the positive you know, So you know that? That two weeks off for him now, before he can maybe talk rampant body back up.
00:16:39
You know, it could be a lot of things we're gonna go on here, but I'd be hard pressed to not get not be any more excited to see l.
00:16:46
A versus L.
00:16:47
A.
00:16:48
In the Western Conference. Seems like the matchup that that you would want to have.
00:16:50
Yeah, I think that's what we're all trying to see that you know, they're the favorites.
00:16:53
And they should get there no matter what their rosters looked like or whatever, because it is the N b a.
00:16:58
The MBA is run by the stars.
00:17:00
The teams that win have the stars, and, uh, we know the duo they have over there and some of the other role players and pieces they have.
00:17:07
All right, um, that's it.
00:17:09
That's all we got will wrap this one up.
00:17:11
Thank you guys for joining me.
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RUMOR: JR Smith leading candidate to join Lakers, replace Avery Bradley

With the recent confirmation of Avery Bradley opting to sit out the remainder of the campaign for the Los Angeles Lakers, JR Smith has reportedly emerged as a strong candidate as his potential replacement. This comes from none other than NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard JR Smith has emerged as a leading candidate […]

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00:00:00
Tyler Johnson and college on some being added to this team and us losing Theo Pinson, one of the last of the dancing crew from a You know, the Nets bench.
00:00:12
Perfect timing, Matt.
00:00:13
Well, Co.
00:00:15
Yeah, I was just Trans positioning us from talking about Avery Smith and, ah, Corey Brewer is signing with the Kings and joking, no aside, the Clippers.
00:00:27
Tyler Johnson signs with the Nets.
00:00:29
We lose table Pinson on my boy.
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Yeah, we got we got our family.
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Got her, man.
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Do the little to do with the dollar sheet back today.
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New Year's finally got that is the guy.
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There was something out along that, um, the only the only thing left for Sean Marks to do is to get Porter.
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If you could get Porter people, Have you gotten those big? The offer.
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She's Alan Crab.
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You got back around and he got crab in the room.
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Now he's got Tyler Johnson, so one more dominant of football before he he's finally achieved some of those big goals from a roster move standpoint.
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I wasn't sure about Sean Marks on his ability to really assemble a roster until I saw the Tyler Johnson coming up.
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Yeah, I like the move.
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Ah, that in the chat, you said you you weren't really feeling about it.
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I didn't know you have the money.
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You are just talking.
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Theo Pinson.
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No, I don't care about him, but Sorry.
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Yeah, you.
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Now he's not on TV anymore.
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I mean, yeah.
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I mean, look, man, like I Tyler Johnson, Here's the thing.
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So he is an undersized shooting guard who can't play point guard because he can't move the ball.
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You can June occasionally, his three point percentage basically has declined since he entered the league.
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And, ah, he's dealt with injuries.
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I I honestly would rather take a flyer on J.
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R.
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Smith or take a flyer on a Geely guy and see if you're not gonna hit the way you did what she owes unnecessarily.
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But I would honestly rather they run out another teal seat like we know what Tyler Johnson is.
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Where we like.
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There's no, this is not look like your thing.
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This team isn't gonna do anything in the playoffs, so he's already 27.
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It just seems like a completely lateral move, like it doesn't.
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It doesn't make the team any better.
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It doesn't make them any works.
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I don't think he would be on the roster next year.
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If he is, I really would hope that he's snot playing, because I just don't think he's very good.
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I don't know any that 29% feel three point percentage that he's that he brought down this year.
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I don't know.
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That's quite gonna move the needle for May.
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Yeah, I'm not not on a tentative attempts like you could make that argument, but he's still declined every year since, basically getting that huge contract.
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It'll that you like.
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I'm not.
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I don't want to be in the Pinson defense camp here because there's there's not a lot to really get behind bite.
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He's 24 years old, like if I'm if I'm gonna cheap somebody on the roster, like if it's between Tyler Johnson and Theo Pinson, I'll keep Theo Pinson.
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Let's hear it may be your point like Matt, if you're going to take a flyer on J.
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R. Smith. Okay, fine.
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But if those are the two options that you're saying, it was like Hey, we could let go of Pinson and bringing Tyler Johnson or stay what we have.
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I think what we have like it doesn't it doesn't mean that Pence is gonna move the needle for me in the playoffs or next year.
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Whatever blade I would just assume like I didn't realize the Open opens.
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It looks he suffers from Spencer Gemini syndrome like he looks like he's any young 2014 from that point and for whatever.
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It's worse, Ah, from a detracting from Tyler Johnson.
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His Rafter reading is a disaster, like he's an absolute abomination on the offensive end.
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He gets you nothing defensively and Theo Pinson.
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I have to go really low on minutes to get to the sample size for him, But he's actually a positive on the defensive end, and it's like if I'm thinking of nothing that I would like to have around on the roster in this clamp run, I'd rather have a six foot five guard that has some defensive signs like if you're gonna have to get into it, I'd rather put him out there.
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I don't think the Tyler Johnson really offers you anything that's going to move the needle in any way when it comes to the restart. Finance.
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Yeah, I mean Here's the thing like the offense is such a disaster on offense.
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That much, Yeah, I think it honestly takes away any defensive contributions that he makes like Tyler Johnson, at least.
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I mean, I don't know like he was so bad this year, but I mean, if you can get him up to, like 35% 36% like hell, just stand there and shoot a couple of threes and play like eight minutes.
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I guess that's better than feel kids coming in and turning over the ball every single time.
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Like it's great if he if he played strong defense.
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But if he's the reason that the of the team is getting fastbreak possessions or anything like that, Yeah, I, I don't want to make this like a Theo.
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Pinson is better than Tyler Johnson, because I don't think he is.
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I think that if you're looking at it that way, yes, it is a plus for the Nets.
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I just don't think that's the route I necessarily would have gone.
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Do you want to get rid of feel Pinson because he's whatever doesn't seem like he has the commitment to the actual basketball side of things or, you know, he just doesn't seem like he's gonna be a very good player.
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That's fine.
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But I just I don't know, like it just I already know the end of the chapter for Tyler Johnson in Brooklyn.
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It's once this Orlando tournament over.
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That's it done.
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This is not a long term move.
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I think this is Sean Marks, getting a guy that he once wanted.
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I think, Ah, this is also a move.
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Like you said Theo Pinson had a quote that he didn't touch a basketball for a month, and then he went home to North Carolina.
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He went on to say that he the first time he tried to dunk a basketball, he could it.
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That's not good.
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I like to be me.
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Yeah, right.
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You're not 6465 like with jumping ability.
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It's like men.
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If this guy's going on an interview saying he didn't touch a ball for a month and then he went home and when he stepped on the court, he couldn't dunk.
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That's like that wasn't that long ago.
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That was like a mother to do also like that.
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You know of any favors.
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That's a superstar thing to say.
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Like if James Harden was like that, I feel like very trouble steal.
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Lie to us, say that you're hustling.
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You grind out and crying at Orlando.
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The reason I don't play is gonna be your time to shine and been working here your tail off for this moment.
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No, like Andrew Wiggins and say you made 73 threes in a row, which isn't even going through all the video.
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When I saw the video, I'm like, that's what your workouts should look like.
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Yeah, I e IES.
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Okay, Get him. Come on.
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If you see me hits 17 threes in a row, it's like, Wow, Keats really done something.
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But like Andrew Wiggins, your number one overall pick.
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Yeah, but your entire existence is hitting that thing that they're doing on this video shot that you should You should be able to do it every day on the spot, But going back.
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So you know, he opens and and like us Sign and Tyler Tyler Johnson.
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Like I said, it's It's Sean Marks getting this guy, you know, these g m's, these guys.
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They have guys that they have an eye on, and he saw an opportunity to get him to get some Theo Pinson.
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He's off, and I really do believe that like we're moving into the new era, the new regime and all that dancing and all the Nets like bench crew, the Nets bench celebrations like that's done.
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Yeah, all those done, all those guys air out.
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So it's like, I don't know, Theo gets recognized for that.
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More than anything he's done for the Nets on the basketball court.
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We're going into the new era, were moving into the new regime.
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He was a guy that they're like manner.
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He's not doing anything. Get him out of there.
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Now.
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I would like to know where you know you mentioned Why couldn't we sign like J.
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R.
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Smith? Who else is out there like Jamal Crawford or, I don't know, There's some names floating around.
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Accordingly, The Crawford can't play because you had you Have you got yours.
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What was that you had to have played this year? You had to have been on in India roster this season or a duty.
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He's one of the names that I brought up just throughout the year.
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Kind of is a man, if you were the next one constant when Kyrie was healthy.
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And you want to supplement with veteran presence like I know man as a veteran, been a six man like, just have him coming and spot up on some threes for you.
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Like I thought that he could have been a value at its.
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After that, any team in the league, you would have thought.
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And maybe he was waiting things out until the latter stages.
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To see a team want to pick him up? Yeah.
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I mean, there's freaks me here in the season.
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I'll throw a name out like I would honestly rather like Dragan Bender.
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Dragan Bender.
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I don't think Dragan Bender is very good, but I would have rather seen Dragan Bender on this roster because he's at least 23.
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He's seven feet tall.
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He can hit threes.
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I like.
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I don't even think he's very good.
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I don't think he's gonna last in the league.
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He actually feels very much like he's one of those guys.
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We're, you know, he's picked in the top five and he just shows so little that you're kind of like all right, this thing's gonna work, But I would rather see that than Tyler Johnson.
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You would rather see that than Tyler Johnson me to when I immediately was, like, OK, us waving Theo, This was more about us waving Dio.
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Yeah, that's aren't the Nets aren't making moves right now to go win this thing.
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They know they're not gonna win this thing.
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They're just making, like, kind of like moves to clean up.
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The roster changed the roster as we move into the future in this new era of this new regime.
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Now there's teams like the Lakers, who are serious contenders, and they're looking at a guy like J.
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R. Smith, like this guy was an MBA all star.
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He's got report with LeBron.
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Maybe he can come plug in for Avery Bradley and help us.
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Even jokey Noah, right? Like the Clippers, the Clippers got death.
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And then you add joking Noah to that team.
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There's defense like we're not expected him to come in and score any points, but he's gonna help and play defense, especially if he's in shape and in this time where we're not sure who's going to show up in shape, we're not gonna, uh we're not gonna know or see who's gonna show up, even enthusiastic, to run through these practices.
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They're not gonna be like MBA games.
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They're gonna be like MBA practices.
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So the Lakers trying to get a J.
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R. Smith makes perfect sense.
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Um, I also mentioned Corey Brewer to the Kings.
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The Nets move.
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I don't think this is a move to be competitive.
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I think this is a move toe.
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Clean up the roster and get rid of a guy I like.
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Theo.
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Get rid of, just move on from him. Move into the future.
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T. Here's the thing with, like, a Noah.
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Sorry, I just quickly, uh, the thing was like a Noah and A J.
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R. Smith is like We know what they look like.
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They're obviously not going to be what they were even a couple of years ago, but we know that they have played in, like, high stakes basket, you know, basketball.
00:10:41
And they have a little bit of a higher ceiling like what's type? What's the upside? I just don't even see like it.
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Oh, it's an upside pick.
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It's a flyer with Tyler Johnson like, What's the upside? E Go was not exactly like moving the needle.
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I don't know.
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It's just if you're not looking to win now, it is my saying that I think same thing about I don't think that you'll see a lot of this on the nets when they restart.
00:11:13
But why should Nicholas clacks they get a run over over this restart time? Just let him get some more reps.
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You know, we have to accept the fact that we all agree you're not winning this thing, So you might as well let some younger players get some talent.
00:11:25
You might as well take a flyer on a young guy That doesn't look like he's gonna pan out in the N B A.
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But if you see a little spark, maybe you bring him back.
00:11:31
Is Tyler? Is the application of Tyler Johnson's gonna be like, Listen, 1st 7 years, I was working some kinks out, but now, Alves, I'm gonna you know now, now you're about to see something, and you're gonna want me back here next year with Katie and Kyrie.
00:11:43
So from that standpoint, it's weird to see the Nets go in that direction and you're right, like other teams are looking to like bringing the extra depth piece that even if we don't get six minutes, four minutes a game action, it could be that little extra defensive play.
00:11:56
That one shot that moves the needle for us winning a Siri's because we want to win championships.
00:12:00
So little, little interesting. Maybe.
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Maybe there's just Sean Marks checking off that box with the guy that he has in his mind that he wants to say was on this roster.
00:12:08
We got a question in the chat from M.
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Finelli.
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Do you think Jr will really play locked down I and think Jr is gonna play lock down defense? No, I don't That's not what I don't think there.
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I don't think they're expecting that.
00:12:22
We know how, Jr Please, He's going to be flashy.
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He's going to shoot.
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He's gonna try and dunk it if he can still dunk.
00:12:27
I think Jr is like 34 35 now.
00:12:29
If he's still got that bounce, I don't know if they're looking for him to come in and be a lock down defender.
00:12:34
I thank you a plug and play guy that he's going to get some minutes.
00:12:38
Not as many minutes as Avery Bradley probably even start, but I think he could be a good guy to get some run in this Orlando.
00:12:45
It's ornament.
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Um, I don't expect him to be defensive player of the, you know, second half of his MBA season.
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It's interesting to see maybe Tyler Johnson comes out on balls.
00:12:56
Maybe Jr comes out and does this thing.
00:12:58
You know, we we really don't know.
00:13:00
There's so much to be seen.
00:13:01
We'll take a layer deeper, right? It's Answer the question.
00:13:04
What I think they are, the worst case is going to be.
00:13:06
It's extra bodies.
00:13:07
So if in the first round, the Lakers go up three games to none? Yeah, maybe LeBron won't see that you know won't see the court in game in Game four again.
00:13:16
If I like you, don't you could be selective.
00:13:17
Maybe Rajon Rondo.
00:13:19
If you want to protect his even older bodies in J. R.
00:13:22
Smith and you're gonna want to utilize him in.
00:13:23
The absence of Avery Bradley like this is also a way to keep other guys healthy while putting a player out up there.
00:13:29
That I don't have you wanna have is hot a floor that you bring into your team That's what I think the Lakers expect from a J.
00:13:41
R.
00:13:42
Smith is like, Don't be a disaster for us.
00:13:43
Help us get through the first couple of rounds.
00:13:46
So when it's most crucial, all of our stars of the healthiest, they could be there, have a little fatigue and, you know, and, uh, and where it's hair on their bodies, especially when you have a guy like LeBron right, 17 seasons in, even with the layoff doesn't mean you wouldn't like to keep him fresh all the way through this.
00:14:00
Yeah, they're gonna need some guys to get run even in this ramp up, right? We know the Lakers, Aaron, Like there's there's, ah, ramp of games.
00:14:07
Some of these guys gotta play those minutes.
00:14:09
Last question from the chat from the same guy asked about Do you think waiters will help out? I don't think waiters is signed, right, But I do remember waiters are who picked waiters.
00:14:19
He's on the Lakers.
00:14:20
Oh, yeah, that I know what it was at.
00:14:23
Like the end of the season.
00:14:25
I remember seeing graphics of like J.
00:14:27
R.
00:14:28
Versus waiters.
00:14:29
Who would the Lakers sign and then they picked.
00:14:31
Why not both I know and they signed waiters, but we didn't get it.
00:14:37
Get to see him play.
00:14:38
He got the second chance.
00:14:39
I remember he was coming out and we'll close with this.
00:14:42
He said something to his, you know, his daughter and we all know about his struggles.
00:14:46
But he said, You know his butter, he reads their bedtime stories and there's a beginning, a middle and end.
00:14:51
And he told his daughter that like, you know, this is the middle of his story and like, his comeback story and that he's gonna get another shot.
00:14:57
So hopefully he's turned his life around or Florentine Pandemic, Um, and he's ready to play.
00:15:03
I would love to see Dion Waiters come out and play cause when he's right, he can ball.
00:15:06
And I think you can help LeBron and LeBron is gonna need help.
00:15:09
Um, I would like to see the Lakers win this whole thing.
00:15:12
I think it would be great for King James.
00:15:14
Always to trove be hopefully Dion waiters could help them out.
00:15:18
Hopefully, Jr gets on that team and get some minutes as well.
00:15:20
Let's go leg show.
00:15:23
All right, I got the o have anything else That strong, strong finish.
00:15:33
Now, listen, I want to see that l A l a Western conference.
00:15:37
Like I thought about this the other day about some of these younger teams and, like, would be really cool.
00:15:41
I let the cat of the bag like I got a couple a couple bucks down on the ah, on the Dallas Mavericks like preseason to go all the way and this thing, because it Wow, the odds were right, you know? Uh, yeah.
00:15:53
You know what? I think it would be exciting to see Luca a young player, lead his team deep, but I don't know if you can make a stronger case for any other matter.
00:16:12
Play in the same arena.
00:16:14
You know, just going at it night after night for seven games, serious, potentially the weather conference final.
00:16:18
Some of that gets taken away.
00:16:19
Could be down in Orlando, but that just I don't know.
00:16:21
That feels like the bullet train.
00:16:23
I guess I could be I could be swayed as the playoffs start going, and you see what is hard and the rockets look like, you know, um, Joker jokers out now because the positive you know, So you know that? That two weeks off for him now, before he can maybe talk rampant body back up.
00:16:39
You know, it could be a lot of things we're gonna go on here, but I'd be hard pressed to not get not be any more excited to see l.
00:16:46
A versus L.
00:16:47
A.
00:16:48
In the Western Conference. Seems like the matchup that that you would want to have.
00:16:50
Yeah, I think that's what we're all trying to see that you know, they're the favorites.
00:16:53
And they should get there no matter what their rosters looked like or whatever, because it is the N b a.
00:16:58
The MBA is run by the stars.
00:17:00
The teams that win have the stars, and, uh, we know the duo they have over there and some of the other role players and pieces they have.
00:17:07
All right, um, that's it.
00:17:09
That's all we got will wrap this one up.
00:17:11
Thank you guys for joining me.

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