media where over? It has really started to take a toll on the local population.
Um, it's a college town, predominantly.
And, um, around two years ago.
The bar's open up here.
Um, and kids just, you know, kind of flooded in.
They were supposed to have precautionary measures in place, but they really didn't.
And, you know, I've had six or seven friends knowing left three tested positive.
So I've been just twice.
I'm negative, Holman. Pretty your life.
Wish me luck, guys.
In a hell of a week.
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These were just talking about Jared had put on a cruise.
My cruise Lutnick on Lakers.
There's a year this way.
So yeah, if you guys haven't heard the news, Jared Smith is finalized.
A deal with the Lakers, um, was a word bomb dropped earlier today.
And as, Ah, the Laker center group, you only get your reaction that Yeah.
Oh, I think if you give your Laker fan, you're still a little bit, uh, not necessarily disappointed in Avery Bradley, but just pointed by the fact that he's not being Orlando with us just cause he was a starter.
All year played very significant minutes.
Why you didn't like all the minutes.
He It was certainly a great defensive ace toe have and you know, have his fair share of nights, like against the, you know, busting Clippers where we left off, where he really came.
Teoh came to play and was really knocking down shots, and it was just a good off all threats.
So not have been.
Ah, not having a player like that, especially kind of defensively is gonna be Ah is really hurts the Lakers.
But I think what you can maybe replace a lot of him with is minutes with Caruso in KCP on.
And then I think Adam J.
Smith is just like another good insurance policy, just given that he kind of has a lot of veteran experience, family, a lot of experience playing with LeBron on of those four straight finals teams in Cleveland and, you know, just someone that's could be ready to take the shots and kind of step into the game.
And all things considered, I thought this was the best possible signing for the Lakers, although, you know, once against okay, and I heard so we're not gonna have Avery Bradley nor Linda a free man.
And you know, for Jared Smith, this is gonna be the all been chance at redemption.
Um, you know, I think I'm the last show we talked about the now infamous 2018 game on Mishap.
And you know, that's over clouded what has been, you know, a relatively great career for Jr these for home with a decade, Ben, you know, on average, 37% 3 point shooter on, you know, five course attempts per game.
Really dynamics irritable defender.
And people think, Oh, you know, LeBron might not hate him formally, LeBron might not have the bus feelings for him after that, um, Game one mishap.
And I would argue that LeBron asked Frank Vogel and he asked the front office to Nothing's happening a must.
LeBron makes the final call.
And for you know how for however many years that LeBron's played alongside him, Jerry has been that guy that he couldn't consistently pass to and head almost and dr on those open shots, though I think lebron is gonna be really, really happy to have him alongside in Orlando.
I think you hit it right on the head like just, um we all know whatever team LeBron issue, he is a definitely huge state.
Whatever is going on.
So I think the fact that they reportedly or signed J.
Smith is an indication that LeBron gave that vote of coffins.
And also, like, when I guess when you're looking at the Lakers, I think, you know, we seem pretty set.
Assuming Dwight Howard ghost Orlando in terms of our, you know, kind of backup big men with him. Intervale.
And then you know what country market more is being able slide between play, you know, uh, up a position at five or down a position as three.
So then they kind of it comes down to a matter of, like, what we're gonna get out of our guard played, I think why would be really ideal toe have gone in the back of my car like Darren Collison, who said that he didn't want to play all things considered.
Smith was the best available option given our seats in the market so pretty happy with the signing.
And, you know, hopefully J R.
Will come in with the serious attitude.
I know like something need you talked about is like we said, kind of lasting memory, even though he played a couple games after that series in 2018 with LeBron, where he really screwed it up in game wanted, uh, just have no clock awareness while the rest of the world was waiting for me to kick it back.
So LeBron was something fantastic in I think the way like we remember a player like Jordan, you know, hitting his LaShawn Utah game six 98 is like pretty similar to how room remember Like J.
Smith like Yeah, Michael Jordan also played off deserts, but we really remember him for that last iconic play in the finals.
So I think that for J.
Smith, this is a really good chance, you know, while he's kind of been, you know, I believe for a year and 1/2 to really Solin cement his legacy in a more positive way.
So I think he'll be very motivated.
Teoh really coming for their You're absolutely and so you mentioned George, you mentioned legacy and I want to get into the ramifications of various outcomes on players legacies and I want to start with talking about in the East Johnson, the Bucks because you mentioned Jordan LeBron, who each didn't win their first title until they're 27.
And it, if you're honest, could you don't get the job done this year in Orlando and and win that championship regardless of its clouded by, You know, this overhanging dimness of, um, Kobe.
It's still it's still a ring on his finger, and he would have bring about 20 times 25.
And not to mention he's the overwhelming favorite when I'm BP, which would make him out back to back MVP's by the time he's 25 which I don't know if the player I can't I mean, you know, seventies eighties and my mother, Claire, who won 20 piece by time of 25.
Did LeBron Um no, Rondo.
Uh, yeah, I don't believe LeBron did, but I got a think about that.
Our audience members wants a fact Check us on anybody who has won two MVPs by the time 25.
Please do and drop that in the, uh, in the chat, but I think that it depends on time because he was draft in 2003.
He coming from how well he was 18.
So by like 25 it was around 2000.
90,000 time when you want back to back on BP's But uh, yeah, Regardless, I think it's really impressive what Yaz has done.
I think another award prediction I have is that he I believe that you know what a lovely player like Anthony Davis went defensive player of the year.
I really think it rightfully belongs to Johannes, who, you know, it was just the anger to that, you know, Amazing Buck's defense, such as blew everyone out of the water, didn't know absolutely.
So, um, obviously for Johannes in the box not only would be a huge either win the championship because of how young ****es, how unprecedented is successful Salamis Cruise, but but also because of his impending 2021 from free agency.
Um, and how a potential matchup or a potential loss before the finals in the finals could shake up.
His decision is in walk you how he ends up going there.
So I think, for multiple reasons is a huge playoffs for Johannes in the box.
Other any other eastern conference teams.
Do you that you think have an immense amount to gain their immense about to lose on the same level of the honest in the blocks? Yeah.
I mean, I think, really, all the pressure is on the bucks.
You think about the most talented teams in the East? Other three, I would probably mentioned off the top.
My head are the, you know, the Raptors, who I think are kind of rolling home house money.
You know, no one expected them because this good this year, So I don't think they have the expectations about the box.
But, you know, they certainly have the confidence level of, you know, really shut the desire this season to really want toe defend their title on.
And then I look at another team like the Celtics, who are young team, really hungry.
Approve something The way we left office season, Tatum was playing amazing.
So it's really a question of whether he could, you know, lead his team to the finals.
I mean, they were on the brink of Ah, getting there when they took LeBron's Cavs team seven games and then I think the last one would be the Philadelphia 76 years.
But they've disappointed so much this season that, you know, I almost say that they don't really have any expectations at this point.
And, you know, if they were to even get to the conference finals, that be kind of a success in the sense that, um, you know, no one everyone lost confidence in the right, Of course, the regular season.
Yeah, it almost seems like the six years have been sold out of this year that they have nothing to lose as if they go when and they know when to playoff series get to the Eastern Conference finals.
That's almost seen as like, a surprise at this point, just like all the talk surrounding them beginning this season, finally getting their **** together.
They nothing, um, in the way of making progress in really any.
And it had any sector of the season.
And, um, anything.
It would be good for them honestly, even winning one playoff series at this point.
They need something but brought grounds on the hot seat.
The way I see it, um, and getting to the getting even been to the Eastern Conference finals for em would be huge Teoh.
Maybe I don't even know if that's enough to it.
Almost seems like they're his relationship with the Philadelphia front office, and the players may be unsal***eable at this point.
What are your thoughts on that? Yeah, I mean, I think it's, Ah, pretty tricky question because, you know, I think Exynos wise, but Brown is in the best, but I definitely wouldn't consider him a terrible coach.
I shouldn't think that there's just a lot of factors going on in Philly from, you know, the roster construction, you know, their star players and how that mesh.
And indeed, you know, there's a lot of factors there.
But, you know, we seen throughout the course of MJ history is always the coaches are the first to go, so I wouldn't be surprised if especially if they have a pretty quick first round or even second round exit.
Um, that the Philadelphia front offices, You get impatient trying.
Teoh, get another coach.
You might be, um, more kind of ah, wind Now, coach or at least kind of in the public eye czar with maps of the coach.
Yeah, no, absolutely.
And we talked about last episode how Philly has one of the easiest Brighton 18 regular season stretches left of any team in the bubble.
And they could use that opportunity to possibly improve their current playoff standing and definitely use your first round matchup, which right now I think there there's a 60.
Nothing or Ah, yeah, yeah, they're they're six, but time record with the Indiana Pacers for five.
So pretty much 56 They're set to play either Miami or um to Indiana or the or Boston on it.
Yeah, Miami or Boston right now.
But, you know, it's, I think, even if they, um I think even if they were to jump up, uh, like over the Pacers, I could give love a veg because, you know, I think I think Miami's Philly would be a really it.
Er I just Miami, Philly or Boston feel would be very interesting, Siri's.
But, um, you know, if I was 76 years, I want to take my chance with Heat.
Plus would be very interesting to see that Jimmy Butler rematch against the 70 Sixers.
So I think that was especially with the Jolan, be back and forth with Jenny Bug that's been going on instagram um, pivoting to the West.
Let's talk about issues.
There's a lot more on the line, it seems in the West between the Lakers and the Clippers, which we both discussed is the primitive.
And in the match up, um, that you were both anticipating what does a victory this year for me, For LeBron a Lakers? Well, you know specifically for LeBron, this would be a huge accomplishments to be able to get 1/3 champ a four championship on a 13.
But to be ableto be, you know, assuming he would win files MBT finals M v p m.
Three different teams to be something that's never been done history before, I think would really well, kind of cement the legacy LeBron had.
You know, on top of that obviously tragic passing Kobe Bryant and his daughter.
And, you know, all those people on the helicopter is, you know, something that kind of wins over the l A season, and I think if they were to win it, given all the, you know, crazy cir***stances of 2020 be remembered, I said in a you know, just a very super special way.
Although, you know lots of talks about the potential, you know, the season kind of feeling like an abstract suspect, actually think really weird in the playoffs.
You know, I think if the Lakers works, have a path of finals that includes beating the Clippers in the Western Conference finals and then, you know, playing whoever is out of the East, ideally like the box to, you know, seemed like that they were gonna win that used this whole season.
I think that would be, um, you know, assuming no player, no significant players test positive for co bitter.
There's no freak injuries.
I think that would be a significant of a championship, as I remember absolutely in, in addition to the passing of Kobe Bryant of the recent black lives matter movement that has swept the nation, which I think earlier reported by wounds that they're gonna have black lives, matter emblems painted on all three courts in Orlando and as large from political, this is LeBron by.
The has been over the course of my career.
That's just like icing on the cake in terms of what LeBron could do.
Um, in Orlando to just spent his legacy more than it has already bad.
It's just really seems well, like nothing could Posse Adams.
What's riding on on this for LeBron? If you know anyone is gonna do it, he's the way to the world on him.
It's banned in that way since he's been in high school, and he's show that he's more than capable caring that way.
I think in another real quick.
Another interesting dynamics with laters is obviously, you know, every Bradley who's now out and Dwight Howard were very vocal about the about, considering the option of sitting out of Orlando because, you know, they thought that there are bigger social issues out there, you know, obviously, now everybody out.
Although it seemed like he lifted that it was more of Ah family issue than like a social statement.
But, um, you know, assuming Dwight have hard plays, I think this would be an excellent platform for athletes like him who feel very strong about the black lives matter movement.
Teoh to be a little kind of speak their mind and use this as a really big platform is there's gonna be a large audience, and I know another thing.
The lead just recently announces that they're gonna allow players to write messages on the back of their jerseys, which I think it's just really good, speaks the, You know, the NBA's just being very progressively working with the players on.
And then the last thing I just wanted to mention is kind of legacy for Anthony Davis, who has been, um, you know, all n b a player for multiple years and, you know, just one of the, you know, when the best players in the league, but not necessarily someone you see late in the playoffs.
I mean, they haven't even won a first round series.
So I think there's gonna be a lot of eyes on empty Davis to see how he performs the playoff because he was certainly spectacular this year.
But, um, you know, we'll see as they will likely move past the first round.
How who kind of doing the later rounds? You know, if he really steps up.
So I think there's just as much as you know, a player like LeBron House supported prove, I think, anything Davis might even have board approve just given his playoff track record.
Yeah, so out of that for more of the Lakers role players such as Dwight who kids a chance to further simplify his Hall of Fame resume.
He has never really want any immense playoff games that that comes to mind.
Orlando actually didn't make, but yeah, I think points still remains that Dwight Howard has a lot of way, really.
Here's how all fame resume.
If he would have been a championship this year, even if it was not quite the role that you know, he used to happen.
He was a superstar, and then the other Lakers role player that has a chance to really add to resume its Danny Green, who has 11 with the Spurs with the Raptors to know he has a chance to alongside LeBron will end.
Three Championship will bring another champion with three different teams.
Man, you know, if he does that, you can see him being I don't know.
True Hall of Fame like favorite, but at least getting Hall of Fame discussion just because you know how many players have won three rings of 3 19 not free money, And yeah, and it's not, you know, he wasn't just a bench player who happened to be on these teams.
He was, you know, started for all these championships.
Teams like that.
One point broke the record for most reason.
A in the final serious show.
Um, you know, this really especially became up.
It would be I fake are really good representation of all the dentistry.
Broad, as you know, just such a solid role player, you know, really? A championship level player.
So now we can pivot to the Clippers.
Um Kawai, another guy who has a chance to win three rings with three different teams who has not been the most favourably talked about player in the n b A this year for a combination of loan management and, um, I guess I don't know.
It just seems to me that entering the season, Kawai was heralded after winning this finals winning finals M v p.
And he was expected to come into your Clippers from day one.
The thing played blame or games that he he did.
And really, he's been rather relatively inactive for someone who has been pretty healthy.
Um and so I think he has nothing to lose in terms of going out of play.
You know his heart out every game.
You can only really at his resume at this point.
Yeah, and I mean, I think another aspect is kind of just apologize to, you know, started off his sense of s****om.
As you know, really like playoff Rubin player when he was on the Indiana teens and really brought the heat, you know, really tested those heat teams.
But ever since that, especially the last two seasons on the Oklahoma City, Thunder really didn't show up.
And I think after they lost the notes of the Jazz and then the Trail Blazers, I think this is gonna be a really important playoff for Paul George to kind of prove that he can really bring it in the playoffs.
Playoff P name, which started, I think, on a serious note has almost been subverted into something ironic, and he had had a shoulder injury last year, but nonetheless, it's been quiet for the year since he's delivered an outstanding performance in the playoffs or he get really used.
Teoh, put together looks a string of Syria's playing really well.
I'm trying to give other players on the Clippers that would really benefit legacy wise Lou Williams has.
Yeah, I was gonna say I think Lou Williams has, you know, he's all time didn't score off the bench, But I think this would be a really great time for him.
Uh, solidify himself as more than just the bench for but a natural champion.
Yeah, that would be huge friends like, you see, um, as for the rest of the Clippers, they have a lot of youth.
You know, Marcus Morris, which I've talked about extensively.
He as one of most polarizing figures of these for my interpretations of M B.
A Twitter across the league, some some people think, you know he is inefficient.
Mid range score.
Some people think he's like one of one of the like, most underrated switch full defenders.
That's happen to be.
My take is that he's an awesome defender, integrate playoff scorer as well.
And so August Morris.
Stringing together some awesome playoff performances, which he did for the Celtics a number of times in 2018 and 2019 really added, is just his reputation of which has been been clouded in ambiguity by a lot of a lot of members of MBA Twitter.
A lot of members of the press, so I think he could benefit from having a good Siri.
Isn't the Clippers made making a final collapse as well? Yeah, and I think, although, you know, quiet, Leonard is fresh off.
Amazing, you know, Finals run.
Just one of the best playoff performances.
You know, while I think a lot of these players have a lot to prove, like, you know, a player like Patrick Beverley, um you know, has had a reputation as a defender for a while, but you know, will really come to see now that he's on a contender when he's actually going to go to bring especially offensively.
And I think a guy like mantra as Harold, you.
It's gonna be a free agent this summer's That's very interesting for the Clippers, you know, I'm sure they would love to have it back, but there's probably be a very high price for him.
So, you know this might be the one window that he's on.
It's a against players like Anthony Davis, Johannes and Brook Lopez were completely defended the page and get physical with you.
You know Dwight Howard Development G.
So we really see how Montrose Harold is when it comes to the past.
Yeah, and what you said mantras.
Free agency is impending and by the looks off where the cap space lies.
Not a lot of good teams aside from I guess Memphis in Miami have a great view of cap space and I can see.
Like I said, the Knicks, the sun's quite throwing it brain fat deals.
And this might be his last transfer, while Thio Thio win anything meaningful.
So for his, for his sake, I'm hoping that he can either straight together in Austin playoffs or re signed a one year deal with the Clippers next year because I don't want to see my Montrose on the next.
I don't think anyone wants to see my trust on the next like you saw what happened.
Julius Randle this year after playing just crazy, you know, he was a crazy, efficient scoring at times like a really nice the Thunder.
He goes into New York and had flashes this year, but not I don't know if you can call it an offensive system, because it's really not a system, but, uh, I really I don't want to happen mantra as I really want to see Montrose thriving it on a Knauss, um, off playoff teams.
So for his sake and from Paschal's say, let mantras stay.
Stay on the Clippers are going good TV.
Yeah, and I think, like another thing that, uh, you know, we should look at more discussions as we get close to the season, which is gonna be a month away from tomorrow, which is pretty crazy.
You know, the exhibition games, but even before that, But But, you know, seeing how the Clippers gel, you know, like you talked about earlier, alive has been resting a lot this season.
Paul George has been injured for decent amount, so we haven't really had a large sample size.
You know where we have Julia mantra as Paul George on Quiet and that pop of that market markets Morris's new addition.
So I think the Clippers have a lot of things that they kind of get a gel together before, um, you know, they make a playoff run, but really, really interesting.
You know, people are skeptical about the Raptors because they don't get amount of injuries and, you know, so I wasn't in the lineup a lot.
But, um, you know, I think somewhere, uh, you know, whether it was within the Philly Siri's or the box Siri's that really figured out how to job more and I think created a very strong defensive identity.
And then, you know, quad was just fantastic in isolation, and you create a lot of buckets for them.
Especially in that I'd say not like Philly.
Siri's, you know, really kind of was the singular shore on their team, I thought.
And I totally forgot about Reggie Jackson.
Like I totally forgot about now.
Um, yeah, I'm trying to think, Yeah, you played games with the Clippers, so I don't blame you for not remember.
The same type of Just like epiphany happened me with drunk men the other day.
I was looking overflight, potential free agency moves on like, Oh, yeah, Drummond's on the Cavs.
I also forgot about one compel move for a while.
But, man, you know, it's I'm gonna have to refresh my memory a little bit more, evidently from the stream about some of these recent free agency moves and going at work.
How some of these recent free agency signings we're gonna play out.
And you said the window for free agency scientists closing soon, correctly cracked.
I think you know, MBA has been kind of not in the use of the rules, but in a little bit more flexible, like last ones.
They was supposed to be the original deadline where players told their teams that they were not going to play.
I think, you know, sign other players, but I think, as last reported that they'll have until Wednesday to be able Teoh, you know, sign new players.
And, you know, I could potentially see that changing, especially more players decide oft out.
And you know, certain teams are left with, you know, shall their roster.
I'm sure that Babel make something I would be willing to guess up that debuted glued to make some exceptions. That happened.
Yeah, I think, due to obviously the like freak factor of the situation, there's gonna be a lot of room for flexibility, both in terms of players declaring that they're not going in there opting in late, even in play like Avery Bradley made two weeks from now.
This died that he wants to call man and is it, Adam.
So we're really gonna say no.
Especially if you consider that the Lakers? I don't think so.
Yeah, I would I would be Exactly what I might dream right there to be able to just get probably I You know, I'm just I'm just praying that we don't see any stars opt out or any of my more hockey bunks Opt out.
That would be heartbreaking, but yeah.
Do you have given anything else? Time? Do you want to deal a little bit? I think we what? Well, what do you want a little bit more about the Raptor's? Just because I feel like we should, you know, take what kind of talk about how is Yeah, so I mean, I once again, I think house ship star streams well behind.
I was just saying I saw the nightmares about Toronto.
I think that's why I prevented them from entering catchy stop experience, But yeah, I'm still afraid to run a a little bit as a bunch of man.
I obviously I'm concerned with the extent I worked lasted when they had to Kawai and the Bucks.
It is an overall better team here.
But see Aacm is an infamously honest stopper.
Also infamous stopper they have been.
They're still criminally underrated for the course of the year.
Oh, the course of your Norman Powell has been really, really good, and I don't think I've seen anything across all the various media about or anyone in the mainstream or even on, like the outskirts of mainstream.
Talking about Norman.
Norman Powell had an excellent season.
See here he strung together, actually, a number of good last series last year against the Sixers.
The men against the Bach.
Same with Fred Event lead.
No, no, this is the awesome coach, especially the postseason.
And this Raptors team just seems to be built for the playoffs display not, you know, a consensus.
Top them playing lead.
Yeah, so I think where the rappers might run into trouble, like, you know, we saw last year really took a y.
You know, a little bit of Serge Ibaka in that fourth quarter of Game seven against the 76.
There's, you know, be able to really finish them off and eventually down the playoffs.
You know, we got big hearings is especially from friends and the also, you know, see how common Lowry of you know, multiple great moments of the finals.
But I think once again, the problem with them is gonna be able to find their sources for it.
Because right now it's, you know, coming from a lot of places that really filling ca wise Gap.
You know, Norman Powell, 16 points a game.
Oh, gee, in Novi is just, you know, stood out as a great defender 10.
5 points per game and, you know, I don't know.
I mean, that we thought about before we talked about today was Terrance Davis is just emergence an excellent defender, you know, when bad guys playing, you know, the 10th most minutes on the team.
And, you know, they had a lot of number of injuries, but just the depths that Toronto has just so many different smart players.
You really understand the defense, along with the smart coach who really puts them in the position to succeed, you know, definitely conceived.
I'm being dangerous.
But I think what it really comes down to is, you know, or Lowry sockem Then lead.
I guess Norman College.
What extent are they Could be able to bring it on offense.
And then you know what contributions are you could be able to get from a guy like Marcus Soul Serge Ibaka, who, you know, obviously are very good defenders on, and especially in markets.
Souls case could do a lot of great passing stuff like that.
But when it comes playoff time, sometimes need that isolation bucket better.
Um, like the quiet Leonard.
Obviously that, uh, well, when you too serious, so well, safer, I think Father time Mr calling both Ibaka and Gasol's name gestalt especially at a time to see you.
We've seen him, you know, almost moving like molasses around the floor.
But I will say, I don't think just all have something left in the tank and in, um, last year's match up both install anti baca.
Proved to be broken low, causes kryptonite just because the months would love to keep what was in the paint area and near the research area defense.
And when he has to trail out to these got these struck fives like Ibaka and Gasol on March 14 strokes flies.
They can prove difficult, especially if the blocking diesel are heading those threes.
So I think in many ways the Raptors are the quintessential blueprint for what you need to be the Milwaukee Bucks on.
And if they've almost built this team constructed it for that exact ah reason, Yeah, So it's gonna be interesting to see how it plays out with the Raptors.
End up playing in the first round the second round.
Yeah, I I don't know if I Oh, God.
Oh, yeah, I would say, you know, I think similarly to the way that the rappers air just so versatile and can really switch around, I think will be very interesting if you see a second round matchup of the Celtics and Raptors like I know when being you have talked about it.
It's hard to side because you really think eyes gonna win in a seven game series with that, especially with you know, the emergence of Jason Tate up but and, you know, come a walker being such a wild card sense that he's been injured.
Forget about this season.
But, um, yeah, I think will be very interesting with, you know, Boston, also having multiple weeks that can kind of switch around with, You know, Tatum Brown Hayward.
It's, uh, you know, Marcus Smart Congar Larger than the size.
And then, you know, once again, Walker, you know, I think a lot of their role players of kind of coming for their own this season.
So, um, you know who, regardless of who, like we played the box.
And I think both in their own ways, um will be good about switching as you're gonna get lost with your a lot of players that you can throw out a player like Johannes.
I haven't made mine that mine up of who I want the bucks to play in the, you know, end of the potential East upwards finals matchup.
As I see all the seams regain some chemistry and rhythm and shaped it down stuff, I think, or LeBron stuff.
I think we're gonna I'm going to see a team emerge as I get.
This is why I definitely don't want to play.
And that's honestly what I'm interested in the most about this Orlando resumption is that there are gonna be team that I think start out really hot and cool off or start cold and heat up and some team might read a little bit of a new identity.
Some players might just be in a different psychological state where they start thriving or they drop off.
Having four months off really does and folky things to both, both on an individual anti Muggle.
So that's good that, you know, and underplayed narrative in the media right now.
Just how much time off effects, every player and he comes in.
Yeah, and I think you know a lot of news that we've been talking about our players getting signed players, not gonna be there stuff like that.
You know, while you have a lot of players come back from the injury.
I think for a lot of teams, it's those last couple lasts like maybe 10 games or so in the regular season that they really gets a you know, try to sneak in a couple of minutes with certain lineups and be able to figure out, you know, certain advantages that they can having on other teams.
And, you know, I know for being like the lake here is we're gonna play the Clippers again.
We're gonna play the, uh, we're gonna play the Raptors and just like that seem like nuggets to jazz rockets.
So I think, um, you know now, But we're not gonna happens.
Gave this could be interesting to see in the eight game stretch how the coaches are to be able to place your lineups, especially for, you know, the bucks and Lakers, who have a secure around Sibley secure one seed.
And you know just how the word people to shave, how the bring people in the rotation.
And I think, you know, there's gonna be a lot announces that figure did it get So do calm.
Yeah, man on my side.
I know you are, too.
We we are tomorrow.
It's a world month away tomorrow.
So, um, fingers crossed that nothing, nothing comes up.
And, um, you got anything else now? I don't.
I'm just stock, you know, waiting Any other free agent news? But I know one other thing I know like me.
And you talked about earlier.
You know, Spencer did what he reported that he tested positive for coded on.
Did you want to just talk a little bit more about Jews? Yes.
So I think around three hours ago the news dropped in What he is positive and the interesting anything about this specific taste is it was reported that the Nats were sponsoring one of the early teams to enter the Orlando bubble.
Already be there.
And I don't know if the news came from Adam Silver that they were, um, sad back to New York to have their training, their initial training camp there.
And that's where did what he actually contracted Kobe.
I don't think I think might be upset about how the whole situation played out and kind of what if I would have been in Orlando bubble, I probably would have gotten it.
And now you might not be able to go to a window at also, I still think they're gonna figure something out for him.
But it just adds to the whole drama.
Been that scenario and you got Kyrie and you got all of that.
I want to see everyone, especially the stars, especially these characters in Orlando.
I'm hoping for the best, but certainly an unfortunate situation there.
So, like I said, fingers crossed and ah, man among the way month away from Member I mean, uh, you know the fastest pessimist in me, says like, you know, there's a lot of things being worried about, just like I think this didn't with the news is a very good reflection of kind of the things the NBA's still have to navigate.
But, you know, office missing me says, You know, health experts really send of obviated a really creative job.
You know, I really tried to the best abilities to do that.
So, you know, hopefully with multiple layers of protections and just different systems they haven't played will be able to identify any potential sick players.
And all this goes smoothly it because, you know, I think we have to start thinking about some of these.
You have a player were Teoh gets sick that, you know, we treat that like, you know, ankle sprayed like I will be out for a week or two.
Um, but, um you know, obviously, when it kind of comes down with that, you know, it would be unfortunate if one of our, you know, late here your body or Clipper rapture Celtic role player got injured, or I mean, I got tested sick, but I think that certainly different if a role player tested sick then, you know, for LeBron Yonas Kawai.
I got sick and I think that's when the Asterix would start toe come in.
But you know, I just hope for the best and hope for the safety of players first and foremost.
And, you know, I think just as long as we have a gospel back, you know, everything will be happy.
Respect, laughter that that day put it, Teoh making this all happen.
I have a hunch, honestly, that if a star player with a test positive, they would be a concealment upper Well, I don't know.
I don't know if they I don't know LeBron test positive.
He kind of throws the with the doctor a couple $1000 in his ventral account and says, Let's move on with it.
I'm gonna stands for my teammates.
But I just don't see anything getting in a LeBron or gas for harden Way, even Corona virus.
I think they are caring way more about winning in their legacy than they do the public health approach.
30 minutes, which I don't is what it is, but these guys air, you know, in the physical crimes, and it's highly unlikely that any of the at least players we'll have any serious medical complications.
So again after, for obvious reasons, be super cautious.
But I don't think it's the end of the world If some of these guys were playing with Kobe on the core.
Personally, I don't know.
I just really don't want a star player.
Did I rip you and that science like I don't think it's a big health concern.
I just think it's, Ah, a PR nightmare that the FDA can't afford been off, Let's up, we'll see.
But yeah, think that's about it for all our years, Yeah, thanks as your ones there Thursday.