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00:00:05
Okay, everybody, welcome to the opinionated six and Park has I'm your host.
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So by bass.
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So they were going to talk about the Lakers versus the rockets.
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All right, I so **** mother rocks today.
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Unfortunately, you know, you guys, they're big fans.
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For whatever reason, you lost last year.
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I lost last night, 1 17 to 109 What were you guys? It stops on.
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You know, last my game, I'm a star with the Romney first, Um, if I'm being honest, I'm not, like, as angry as it usually about for rockets loss, you know, considering we were down 20.
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Plus, I don't expect Morrison clues to go 80% again.
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I don't expect rust to be that awful again, but you never know with Russ.
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Um And I mean, the fact that we were able to adjust and, like, come back within half of like, the third quarter, was there, like, the entire third quarter.
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We just went on that run and we were able to adjust to the zone that the Lakers were thrown out.
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I don't know. I mean, I'm feeling pretty good for Game three.
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Like in my opinion, I may be biased, but I feel like Houston's looked like the better overall team through the first two games.
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But I might be biased.
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So that's romance.
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Sorry.
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Yeah, I feel the same way.
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I mean, you look at the game.
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They were down 20 points in the first quarter.
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You may come back.
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Rose had one of his worst games, you know, other than Game six against the thunder.
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Okay, you have Anthony Davis and LeBron.
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They both showed up.
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They don't seem hard in the whole game.
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Their pants scored our batch.
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Rondo, who was horrible, the three.
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This game had a great game.
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I mean, Marquita Morison, even though he was still on the team and he comes on makes for primary.
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So I mean, you've affected and all that and the Rockets still have the lead going into the fourth quarter.
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So I still feel good.
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If somebody got blown out, then are probably a lot more of *** right now, but the fact that they came back and had a chance to win, I'm actually looking forward to Game three, but exit from the game was so this was the first time all season that the Rockets lost a game where they shot 40% from three.
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That's, um so, you know, it's one of those things I'm not gonna say.
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The Lakers, they didn't get lucky.
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But, you know, there was some shots.
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Were you shocked? Yeah.
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Shot over 40% from three.
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And there was sometimes, you know, they were wide open, and they would just missed those shots.
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You know, in a typical you know, you guys have never lost our season shooting 40% over three.
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So, you know, the odds say that you also do that again tomorrow you're gonna win.
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So that's kind of what I took from it.
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I was speaking of the double teaming.
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I think the Lakers strategy is pretty much gonna double Team Harden half court that they used to have a double teaming with 10 seconds or less, and they assume that we trap him and he gives it up.
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He's not going to get it back.
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He's gonna chill at half court and just wait and see what happens.
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And I think that could have ever yesterday, you know, with Russ coming back, I think that the rock is they were better when Russell's wasn't playing because, simply fact.
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When hardiness trapped you kick it to Russ, he can't shoot.
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So that shot, we're gonna live with him shooting.
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He was one for seven yesterday.
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He doesn't even shoot them into threes a game.
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But typically you'll have Austin Rivers over there, or every gold will be that first entry pass off the trap.
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They make that shot more often than not.
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So I think that when rushes on the floor and he's taking those breathing missing them, I feel that he almost shouldn't even be on the floor starting time.
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He might want to put someone else in certain situations.
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I agree.
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You know, you could go ahead this hard now just don't say And that's kind of thing he was talking about in the postgame Russ that he's just kind of out there running around.
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He didn't really know where the be at when they were trapping up, and I think honestly, he's better off being on the baseline, Kind of where Capella used to be in a position because he doesn't know what to do when he's in a Miller court, he can't be out on three point line at the top of the P because he's not gonna make that shot.
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But if he's able to come off the baseline and have a running start, sort of like it was when Capello was here and hard and was throwing out.
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You know, I think that works out better for him because him being in the middle of court, where all the defense's, it's just too congested in.
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He's not able to get.
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You know, Russ likes to get a running start for the basket.
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I think to me you move him out to the corner threes on outside a P J.
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Tucker into me.
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That works a lot better than hard to track.
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Yeah, I agree.
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Um, I'm going to say, though, like the Lakers are given in that shot.
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And when Roast was his most effective this season, it's when he would like punish teams for giving him that space.
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And he would just drive and just either driving Caykur drive just with reckless abandon to the basket.
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Get fouled, throw up a lot, layup having going or miss.
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But you know, either one, like even one of those is better than him.
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Settling for a three like seven threes is very much frame to be settling for what I want to see.
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Last night.
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It didn't happen.
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But I want to see if D'Antoni would any point thought about taking out rust and starting Ah, Daniel putting in day in housing crunch time because, I mean, I like that you have.
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I think he's one of the more underrated players on your team, but also in the league.
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I mean, he does.
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He gives you guys good when he makes shots, he's active on defense. He plays hard.
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I was know as the Rockets fans, I would have hoped that last night able to put house and crunch time because I just feel like he's gonna make that shot a lot more consistently than Russ.
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And I feel like I'm going to give you guys just more consistent playing cross, at least last night.
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Well, that's thing about Tony.
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He's lowered to a fault, so you get on dancer on his good side.
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It doesn't matter how bad you play.
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You're probably gonna get mansion, especially Westbrook.
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He's permission away, only a whisper in crunch time.
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I mean, I said last night that Russia is just kind of work his way back.
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So I mean, that's kind of Russell Westbrook experience.
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You know, you have the really high highs and then really low, low.
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So I really think this next game he's gonna come out just like he did in Game seven.
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He's gonna come out more in control.
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He's probably I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't even take a three next game.
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I think it just don't continuously attack the basket.
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And, you know, I different agree. Last game.
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They would be better off with Westbrook on the bench in the fourth quarter.
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But, um, as you know, Romney and myself.
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No, he wouldn't take.
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Yeah, unfortunately, that's just the way it is, because I think that because I want to see, like this even have you know the Stones.
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Stephen, Take him out.
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You know, that's the That's the second best player on the team, you know, it's hard to take him out for, you know, a rotational player.
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So he didn't do it.
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I would have liked to have seen it, but like you said, that's on his loyal to our farm, and he showed it again last night? Yeah, Not only that, it's so he'll say, Oh, you know, we're not winning unless Russ is playing like I get that.
00:08:01
But when the dude has five fouls and the Lakers air switching in Modern, that you could just drive past them every time because you know he's not gonna defend 55 like, just take him out, put in house and knocked down threes, you could drive.
00:08:12
He's becoming more of a playmaker.
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It seems like he could, you know, attack off the dribble.
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And I just didn't make sense.
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He's loyal to a fault.
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That's a perfect way to describe it.
00:08:22
So a question I have is what is wrong with Russia, But I think I have a theory was wrong with him.
00:08:27
So do you guys think that he has some type of PTSD from LeBron dunking on him? LeBron thrown his shot all across the rim.
00:08:36
You know, the Do you think that there was some type of PTSD going on with Russell Westbrook right now, that's what I think it is.
00:08:42
I mean, I think that he's he's catching the ball, you know, on the elbow on the week he just I was LeBron.
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Where's the Bronx? I have to find LeBron.
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Thank you.
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Some type of PTSD.
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What you think so? Well, the problem with that is, after that happened last game, you actually have really good came last game.
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He did.
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So I don't think it is really any PTSD from where involving Brian, cause you know Westbrook and got dumped on before he's gonna love enough to know that's no big deal, I think is really Mawr.
00:09:09
He's still working his way back from that fostering honestly, right? Sometimes he's just, especially now he's trying to make up so much for his mistakes that he's like our control and that he needs to him gone off.
00:09:22
It's possible, but he needs to slow down a little bit, but whispering kind of fast speed.
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Yeah, so he's just gonna keep going and going, and eventually you know Westbrook is gonna be Westbrook.
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So I think he's fine.
00:09:36
I think he just has to attack the basket more, and this is kind of the problem he had at the beginning of year, where he was taken 563 points again and then they made the trade well even before the trade.
00:09:48
He was down to, like maybe two or 33 points a game, right, and he was attacking the basket, and that's just what he needs to go back to.
00:09:55
BP is no reason for him to be shooting threes anymore.
00:09:58
I'm hearing that should just go out the window, right? And during the season, right? He was averaging 20 points per game in the paint, which was number one in the league.
00:10:07
And so it's not like they don't know what works for him like you have to consider.
00:10:12
He was out where it was like what his first like his fifth game in like five weeks, right? And you consider that coming back from injury he's thrown into the middle of Ah, okay.
00:10:22
See Siri's Game five.
00:10:24
And then he's working his way back in the middle of like a ending first round playoff series into the second round of the number one seed like it's not ideal that this is when you have to work off some of your trust.
00:10:35
But I still think he's playing back into game shape.
00:10:37
He might be a little hesitant cause his quad may not be like 100%.
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Maybe it's like 90%.
00:10:43
That's why that's my reasoning for him settling for so many shots.
00:10:48
But like I said, I think I agree with Sorry, I think Game three, you seem a lot more discipline and, ah, just doing what works for him and attack in the room.
00:10:57
I mean, since the restart, have been dealing with a lot of, you know, we all know he had the Corona virus and he's obviously, you know, battling back from a from an injury.
00:11:05
So people you know about the coronavirus of you know it's a strange vibes.
00:11:10
You know, sometimes you know, well, he hasn't played in so long.
00:11:12
He's probably he's definitely not back in game shape.
00:11:14
And then, you know, that last serious he he really wasn't even suspected to play.
00:11:18
But he ended up playing, you know, a couple of games.
00:11:20
So I think I agree that he still, you know, battling just a bunch of stuff going on.
00:11:24
You know, the Corona virus.
00:11:25
Sometimes it does.
00:11:27
He's over.
00:11:28
He doesn't have any more, but it does take a strainer on effect on your body long term.
00:11:33
But I wouldn't go bare when he first got into the bubble.
00:11:35
He was still having, you know, issues with his like no taste and smelling and things like this.
00:11:40
I don't know if that's I'm not going to speculate, but that maybe could, you know, maybe that could be something that still affecting, Not to mention this quality is a very explosive player that's taking a toll on his Well, yeah, I agree.
00:11:53
And nobody really knows the long term effects of clearing 19.
00:11:58
So I mean, who knows it? And I like to say even before, like you said before that he got to the bubble late so he didn't practice time, and then he got hurt.
00:12:09
So, I mean, that's a lot to ask for somebody to come right into the middle of a playoff series, especially one you know, that's coming down to the wire and Ochlik Oklahoma City and then your face on a totally different from the Lakers.
00:12:20
So it's just taking a little bit more time to get acclimated into Syria's.
00:12:25
But, honestly, Westbrook, I'm really not too concerned about.
00:12:29
I really think he'll be fine.
00:12:31
I'm more concerned the bench play and the role players continue to play well.
00:12:37
That's to me.
00:12:38
The bigger Chris arm? Yeah, I have PTSD from Eric Gordon's for ground.
00:12:45
Like this Dude went seven of 46 at some point and now he should have, like, fingers crossed, like keep it up because this, like, he could go over 12 next game.
00:12:54
So that's my main thing is Egion stay consistent.
00:12:58
That's that will be huge for Houston.
00:13:02
I mean, the rocket there just a vice of art.
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You team, you know of its virtue.
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You know, they make 20 plus three.
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They're probably gonna win majority of the game.
00:13:10
Like I said, this is the first time they lost the game all year when they shot 40% from three.
00:13:14
But when his vice and they're missing shots, you know, that's when all different types of random possibilities happening.
00:13:21
Like you talked about the bench.
00:13:22
They only have one guy on the beautiful last night and everything has.
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He had 13 points.
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He shot over 50% made three of seven from three, but Jeff Green he pretty much was you guys star of last series.
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He was over, you know, for yesterday he was minus 2000.
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Being Macklemore can barely get on the floor. Austin Rivers.
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Six minutes.
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You know they're gonna need those guys to come and step up.
00:13:44
Yeah, you know of anybody follows me on Twitter.
00:13:47
I my biggest Jeff Green fan out there and the fact that he only had two shots yesterday, that's that's a big problem.
00:13:54
It's almost like the pick and roll the Rockies.
00:13:56
You still run This kind just went out the window with Jeff, and I think that's kind of a big part of this corn, which kind? Eyes negated with the, you know, with the Lakers size.
00:14:07
So I think they need to find a way to give Jeff Green more evolved.
00:14:11
And also Rivers is just That's just kind of.
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Also, it was, is one night heats, You know, one of the top players in the league the other night.
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He just not existence, so you can't really depend a lot on.
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Also, there was a lot of times and Macklemore, I think, with his defense, I think he's got it on the backside of Magic diatonic and when that happens like hell.
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Meanwhile, I was talking earlier.
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We can free last year does the same thing.
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10 free didn't play a little defense, so he didn't even get on the court.
00:14:41
That's kind of where Macklemore is going, even though Macklemore's probably our best shooter on the is, um, as Faras Rivers goes, I mean, like like he said, Rivers is kind of hit or miss.
00:14:55
Yeah, but with Jeff Green, they ran this play a couple times in O. K C series.
00:15:00
I don't really remember like the specific instances in which had happened, but they ran a play where Harding would be the screener and that would get Jeff Green and open.
00:15:07
And he was shooting something like Like what? Like 40% from three or some crazy and they needed.
00:15:13
I don't know why they went away from that or they had this other thing when Harden would get doubled and they would have, you know, green kind of flash between two defenders.
00:15:19
He'd be kind of that release valve at the top of the key.
00:15:21
He would either like going into the corner, he would just go up himself and they rocked.
00:15:26
It just kind of went away from that for some reason.
00:15:29
So one reason.
00:15:31
I think it's a lot harder in history because you know Anthony Davis? I think, yes, there is one the best on defensive games I've seen from him all year, which is saying a lot because he was the runner up in the DP oi.
00:15:41
But he was just all over the floor.
00:15:43
Contested shots.
00:15:44
He's running these closing out here doing that. Even Cozma.
00:15:47
Game one. He looked horrible. He couldn't.
00:15:49
He was just missing rotations, everything.
00:15:50
But yesterday, Kuhlmann was flying a little.
00:15:52
The feel of Farmall, the floor.
00:15:54
I think it's because the Thunder Series they had Green playing a 0.5.
00:15:59
And when you have Steven Adams guarding him, you know he's a big man.
00:16:04
He doesn't move well.
00:16:05
But when you have Anthony Davis, Marcus Morris are Markieff Morris and Kaku Von before they move just a little bit better or live better than Stephen, I'm so I think they're able to close out and heads those screams better than Adam's.
00:16:18
Yeah, exactly my point.
00:16:19
They their their big man now that they went with that Davis directly at the five.
00:16:25
It makes a little bit hard for Jeff Green and be that current center.
00:16:28
But I think this is also kind of where we? Some of A for Oxfam, a problem with my dad told me.
00:16:34
It's adjustments to me.
00:16:35
You gotta have hardened Maurin The Post the hard coming off with screens because it's just too easy toe game plan for hard when you can, just trapping with top key and force him to get rid of all you have me in the least in the block.
00:16:50
There's a lot of heart of the double teams from running down low.
00:16:52
It's a lot easier to have cuts and people wide open on three point line.
00:16:57
So I just think that's something that they did a little bit in O K.
00:17:01
C Siri's when they have, like, shrewder or yeah, give Alexandro numb nail into the post.
00:17:08
He could pretty much do that against Grain Rondo waiters.
00:17:11
They don't matter where they put.
00:17:12
They really don't have anybody garden.
00:17:14
So I just think that Tony needs to make that had just been in the next game.
00:17:20
Yeah, and going off what you said, they need to make that adjustment to get hard in the post more.
00:17:24
But I saw something on Twitter like before exchange now.
00:17:28
But before Game two in the playoffs Harding has been like 11 of, like, 14 on catch and shoot threes.
00:17:35
Yes, so they need a, you know, have someone else bring up the ball, have, like, I mean, it's tougher with Jeff Green ringing because you got a D on you, but have a record and bring the ball up, have roast, bring the ball up and get hard and off pin downs, freeing.
00:17:47
You know, Carla towards the corner on the wing.
00:17:49
Just get in the three because he's he's eating those catch and shoot threes.
00:17:52
You just need to get more of them, get the defense off from yeah, when they go on a transition to talk about a Rondo.
00:18:00
I mean, I'm I'm not saying that the biggest fan around, I just feel like some time.
00:18:03
But he's on the floor, you know? He doesn't do a lot, but yesterday I mean, he he was a big.
00:18:09
He played very well for them yesterday.
00:18:11
He was, what, 10 points and nine assists, five steals, three rebounds.
00:18:15
But there was a key eight minutes on the floor that was pivotal when he was on the floor.
00:18:21
So this line of it was LeBron Markieff, Morris Caruso Koosman Rondo.
00:18:26
They outscored the Rockets 35 to 14 in eight minutes.
00:18:30
They were 14 for 16 from the field, 10 assists, six steals to turn of.
00:18:35
This is only an eight minute stretch.
00:18:37
This lineup, I think, is only played five minutes all year.
00:18:41
I believe in these eight minutes.
00:18:43
Yesterday's playoff game, they were 36.
00:18:45
Court outscored the Rockets 35 to 14.
00:18:48
Was that the stretch where Keith went off? Yeah, I think I think I think it was first quarter.
00:18:53
I think so, Yeah, I get those four or 53 pointers.
00:18:57
I mean, that's the thing.
00:18:58
I think the rocks a little.
00:18:59
With Rondo and Markieff Morris making freeze, I think they've instead of the three to zone, threw him off and again.
00:19:06
That's another thing like you have to respect that.
00:19:09
That was coming because okay, see songs well in it, that's nothing.
00:19:13
Where there Tony in game adjustments.
00:19:17
Sometimes they're not existent and that's kind of what happened here.
00:19:20
You saw in the third quarter when they adjusted to it.
00:19:22
That's when they started to take off and I think that you just have to expect that they're not just gonna let hard just go One on one.
00:19:29
They're gonna run his own internal make people house and Tucker and Green and Rivers.
00:19:35
They're gonna make them make shots and especially Westbrook.
00:19:38
So it's just a matter of you have to Just whenever they run in that zone, you have to have cut is going to the basket because you can't just be stationary.
00:19:47
Because if you're stationary zone, it's like, really? Yeah, and I agree.
00:19:54
I mean, you live with Morris and Rondo hitting threes, but they let Morris wide open, like six times, like wide.
00:20:01
Oh, man is not lewd or like you step up on him.
00:20:06
And, like you said, once, once they adjusted, they were ableto get back into the game within, like, 10 minutes of the third quarter.
00:20:12
Nine minutes, like they were back in it.
00:20:14
Obviously, a 21 point deficit proved to be too much.
00:20:18
I think they adjusted his own like they did, and they just I hope the Lakers play zone again.
00:20:25
Next game they conned awards, your switch and kind of randomly like kind of back and forth.
00:20:30
It would be in his own 11 12 seconds on the shot clock, they would go trap harden, switching back demand in, You know the issue.
00:20:38
I think with the Lakers made one last night.
00:20:40
But when you have if my name you have Dwight Howard or JaVale McGee in the game, they can't run around.
00:20:47
They're just They're just a slow team, just slow, you know, they don't really have that many fast.
00:20:51
Guys, I know this isn't, you know, a good opinion, but every rallies, at least fast when he you know he's not there when yellow, you know, zipping the ball from corner to corner around the perimeter.
00:21:02
You have to really take advantage that because the White House and javale McGee, they don't move that well to be time to cover on shooters.
00:21:08
Now, I think that's what kind of help you guys get. In the last year.
00:21:10
Last night, there was a play, I believe Harden.
00:21:13
He kicked it out to Jeff Green.
00:21:15
He get hard and cuts, he gets the ball, I think someone Mississippi Kateb on the right elbow on the right block.
00:21:20
He doesn't touch pass to, um I don't know who made this.
00:21:24
That was It might have been I think they're going to touch.
00:21:26
Pass right to Ah, a record on the top of the wing.
00:21:28
He drills it.
00:21:30
They just don't move well enough.
00:21:31
Those bigs.
00:21:32
I think when a V or javale McGee here and again, you really have to visit their ball around and get those guys at the place that they just don't have enough fast.
00:21:40
Guys, it's just scramble, I think.
00:21:43
I think these gangs, they're just gonna just go straight 80 at the five.
00:21:48
I want to know, why don't you felt like it actually got hurt? That might be a blessing in disguise.
00:21:53
I actually seeing that.
00:21:56
I don't think him our way.
00:21:57
Our gonna play probably another minute.
00:21:59
And Sudanese, I think they're going to go straight.
00:22:01
Marquis, Horace and A D at the five.
00:22:04
And even in that case, the Rockets still got the shot state one.
00:22:10
It's just that they were down by so much in that first half.
00:22:13
They ran out of gas before quarter and and Westbrook kind of just kept turning the ball over.
00:22:20
That's the one thing you can say.
00:22:22
Uh, sometimes hard can wear down, especially in the fourth quarter.
00:22:26
And when you have to come back from 20 points down.
00:22:29
That takes a lot.
00:22:32
Yeah, a couple of things.
00:22:35
Ah, Like I said, I think javale being out is a blessing in disguise because Dwight was about to check back in before Morris went on that little run.
00:22:42
So I think something might click for the Lakers there.
00:22:45
And when did you really even get injured? Like, was it when he was, like, celebrating marquees three.
00:22:49
Is I jumping all over the invention one night? I heard a little bit.
00:22:56
Well, this is develops.
00:22:57
That's very, very develop him.
00:23:00
Yeah, but I think javale McGee being out actually actually helps because they're gonna be able to space the floor a lot more.
00:23:07
Yeah, I agree.
00:23:08
I think, um, I think a coast their favorite lineup is ah, his paper line of his KCP green Cozma, Anthony Davis and LEBRON, so far in the playoffs, limited sample size with their money's 18 in the playoffs.
00:23:21
But during the regular season, that line of was plus 25 43 minutes.
00:23:25
I think you're going to start seeing that line up a lot more.
00:23:28
Maybe you could take out Koosman slide in a more is there, but if Moore's is able to, you know, hit shots and we know we can move, you know, defensively.
00:23:37
I think coming along back it may be scared.
00:23:40
The rocket cause you know, you can't have two big summer for your plan to write that you just can't go.
00:23:44
The missed shot goes up.
00:23:45
It's easy, Fast break.
00:23:46
They can get back fast enough, so I think more is going to be pretty much the X factor for the for the Lakers.
00:23:52
But if he's able to, you know, make shots and move in transition, I think he's a plus for them.
00:23:57
I think he would be the expected to help the maybe left Lakers win this series.
00:24:02
Yeah, I think that's kind of what people don't understand, that teams usually have to adjust the Rockets if you're using not the other way around.
00:24:10
Even that thunder is the same thing.
00:24:12
Stephen out of play, probably like 25 28 minutes a game because he couldn't play in the fourth quarter.
00:24:17
So teams usually just to the Rockets because the Rockets are find what you're trying to dump the ball down low trump stuff even every day was posted up I think the rocks is actually fine.
00:24:27
Yeah, he's gonna give up is really about getting in foul trouble, especially Tucker.
00:24:34
But you know Scott Foster.
00:24:35
I won't get into that, but it's a tough got in foul trouble.
00:24:40
And that kind of limited where he didn't play a lot of minutes in that third quarter, began 1/4 that I think that's part of the biggest problem.
00:24:48
Is Tucker getting it filed Trump in Covington.
00:24:51
Those to get in foul trouble? That's when we were rocked, the kind of trouble themselves.
00:24:57
I agree.
00:24:58
That's those, like that's their anchors on defense.
00:25:01
Um, you know, pretty much because talking plays very frantic, like, you see what? He's guarding a d.
00:25:06
He's moving his feet.
00:25:07
He's hands late in and whatnot.
00:25:09
He's really trying to take him out of his element when he can't play as aggressively as that.
00:25:13
You know you're gonna live with a D, making those turnaround jump shot.
00:25:16
You're gonna live within dropping 30 because it's a D.
00:25:19
But yeah, Tucker and coming under huge, especially Covington, with his length getting into the passing lanes and breaking up plays and what not So you have followed trouble is huge for them.
00:25:27
Going forward.
00:25:29
Yeah, I mean p.
00:25:30
J.
00:25:31
Tucker.
00:25:32
He's like a linebacker.
00:25:33
He pretty much just like the heart and soul of that defense.
00:25:34
He's flying around. He's really physical.
00:25:36
And even Covington.
00:25:37
He's you guys tallest player.
00:25:38
At least Tallet rotational player that plays the most minute.
00:25:41
So you're gonna need him the be on the floor.
00:25:43
But I think it's far like you said, the shark about teams.
00:25:48
You know, mashing with the Rockets do is kind of weird to me cause you see the Lakers another one.
00:25:53
See, you know, how many one sees have you seen? Had to adjust to? Ah, you know, a team.
00:25:59
You know, that's not nice.
00:26:00
Highest themselves were to happen to it just like this.
00:26:03
But like you say, I think that McGee being hurt will be a ah will be a blessing in the sky for them.
00:26:11
Yeah, I like to say I mean, the rockets are not going to change.
00:26:14
It doesn't matter who they are.
00:26:17
They can't.
00:26:18
Legally, they can't do it.
00:26:19
Yeah, they couldn't think Cooper ties challenge, please, like, yeah, serious.
00:26:25
But he's probably not coming in the top, so but yeah, so, I mean, the rockets are gonna win or lose this weight of not gonna change.
00:26:36
Yeah, that's something.
00:26:37
Ah, kind of or go ahead.
00:26:41
Oh, no.
00:26:42
I was gonna pick it back when he said, I mean, like, you know, they could realistically put in Tyson Chandler.
00:26:46
But, I mean, he he's not going to play, So they pretty much went all in on this style of play.
00:26:52
I mean, I respected, you know, they're going down swinging, they're going down playing another way.
00:26:56
They want to play in that, that you know, this if they're gonna win a championship, this is what they're gonna do.
00:26:59
And, you know, they didn't They don't blink.
00:27:01
You know, the rocket, they're not going to blink.
00:27:03
They are who they are.
00:27:04
And this is how they've always been agreed.
00:27:06
Something that I was gonna add is that it was encouraging to me seeing how hard and he only took 12 shots and got 27th.
00:27:15
But it was encouraging to see how he was able to kind of read the doubles and make the right read every time down the stretch, like in the fourth.
00:27:21
He knew where he was passing before the double cane, and so you know they would.
00:27:26
There were multiple plays where the Rockets would swing like four or five times and get a clean look.
00:27:30
Now is encouraging for me to see rather than harden, forcing a step back three every time or like trying to split the split to double and get the ball straight for a fast break.
00:27:41
But I think going forward, he needs to be more aggressive and a bit more selfish in the fourth.
00:27:47
But that comes with him playing off ball, because when they double, you know you need someone else be able to create for him.
00:27:53
And that just takes me back to my point and shooting off the ball, are moving off the ball and shooting off the I think I think, Well, I mean, obviously eighties to did in type of player.
00:28:04
But I think there's something that Anthony Davis used to work on. He did.
00:28:07
It will last night.
00:28:08
But, you know, you said the rocket, they're fine with him.
00:28:10
Posting up P J.
00:28:11
Tucker P.
00:28:12
J.
00:28:13
Tucker's gonna He can't stop a deep.
00:28:14
He's gonna make things difficult for him, you know, he's gonna be no 80 doesn't like that? A.
00:28:17
He's more finesse.
00:28:18
Guy doesn't back and answer.
00:28:19
The basket is interesting.
00:28:21
He doesn't like the bank because, you know he had those issues in New Orleans, but they're comfortable with him backing down Tucker.
00:28:27
But the issue is when they double team.
00:28:29
I was talking about this on Twitter two nights ago, sometimes playing on a bad team.
00:28:33
You does if you develop bad habits and you see the bad happens when they double team him, he would rather step through and do like a fadeaway hook shot thing or some contested labour.
00:28:43
When he misses, I'll just take off. Three.
00:28:45
Take our fast rig Leo.
00:28:46
I think that he needs to just be a lot more pain because he knows the double team is coming.
00:28:51
Someone's open.
00:28:52
He has a, you know, keep his head up and find it open.
00:28:55
Docket lied when he doesn't do that, you know, that happened in Game one.
00:28:58
He just the double team would come.
00:29:00
He would take a bad shot, fall to the ground, lay up and then it just there are positives repeating those points add up.
00:29:05
You know, you guys shoot so many threes threes, Highway twos, you know.
00:29:08
So if you continue to continue to do that, I think this is a serial of the Rockets.
00:29:12
Can beat the Lakers.
00:29:14
Yeah, and also come down the turnover Me Look at that's counter reason why rocks May 22 threes.
00:29:21
Usually, they do that.
00:29:22
They blow team now, but they 17 turnovers the previous series when they lost those gangs, that was all gang.
00:29:29
But they lost internal about rocks and noble one in amount of turnovers per game in the playoffs and also forcing turnovers.
00:29:38
So when they have 17 turnovers and like going at 15 that's when they run into trouble, because they can't get out of the fast break and it can't make the defense.
00:29:47
And the Lakers are very good in transition as well.
00:29:49
So many Rockets just have to take care.
00:29:51
Will Westbrook needs to take better care of the ball.
00:29:54
Yeah, and if they do that, then they don't necessarily have to shoot 40% for three.
00:30:00
But if they if they would have took care of the ball last night, I think they would have pulled away in the fourth quarter.
00:30:06
And that's the That's the trade off that D'Antoni and Maury mention is that you know you're gonna lose the rebounding battle.
00:30:12
You make up for it by taking care of the bowl.
00:30:14
That's the way you're, you know, they're way bigger than you.
00:30:17
They're gonna win the battle on the glass and you're giving up the ball like you don't give yourself a chance.
00:30:22
You could shoot 40% from three but 17 turnovers and they had, like, what, 27 points off those turnovers? You're not.
00:30:28
You're not going to survive like that.
00:30:32
So I mean, you guys a rocket fans who have you got to pick the Rockets? And how many games do you think it will take for the Rockets to beat the length of the series? I was going with seven initially, anyway, just because I'm no, it was the biggest.
00:30:45
LeBron family is still Ron.
00:30:47
I didn't see you don't beat some people saying, If I this is crazy, it was gonna be the latest LeBron on your team and then you have anti days.
00:30:59
I just saw it going seven games Anyway, I just think that if we get Gang seven Westbrook the rest of Siri's, I still think the Rockets are better overall team.
00:31:11
It's not just because you know the matchups matchups.
00:31:14
I just think the Rockets philosophy.
00:31:16
It's just better than what the Lakers can put out trying to match that same philosophy.
00:31:21
So I just see the Rockets and seven still right, and I won't agree with you.
00:31:25
I say Rockets and six or seven.
00:31:27
But then again, like you're betting against LeBron and I don't feel good doing that, Yeah, I don't know, like from a non biased perspective, just looking at these two teams.
00:31:37
I also want to say Rockets and said, But like you said like it's it's LeBron So you never know with me Yesterday we are made that come back and sent the lead.
00:31:47
I was rushing again.
00:31:48
Also, I think they figured the Lakers out for a moment.
00:31:50
I figured, cause you know, you are one game one, and I was like they beat them in Game two.
00:31:55
I thing they're gonna be able to smell the roses a little bit.
00:31:56
I think they're gonna be like, you know, waken beat this team.
00:32:00
Unfortunately, lost last night, but I think they might have We were you down 21 like you said.
00:32:04
It just that takes so much out of black.
00:32:06
Think they might have figured something? Something.
00:32:09
We'll see whether when your Bill McGee doesn't play.
00:32:11
But I think they figured something.
00:32:12
Now, going forward, I'm gonna pick the Lakers and seven, just strictly, because if he gets to seven games, I felt the ground.
00:32:18
I don't trust harder.
00:32:21
I mean, that's that's fair enough.
00:32:23
Um uh, but like I say, like you said, Yeah, I mean, that's why I was encouraged.
00:32:32
And I'm hoping that the Lakers, with this win, get a little bit complacent and feel like, you know, like, we'll just keep doing what we were doing because we won that game.
00:32:41
I think the Rockets did figure out how to beat the zone, but it's just gonna It's a best of five series Now.
00:32:45
I think it just comes down to execution.
00:32:48
Yeah, a little thing.
00:32:50
I'll say reason State rocks and said, because I just think three point is still gonna be to point us when it comes down to it.
00:32:57
Rocks are still a better three point shooting team, the Lakers and as much as LeBron LeBron LeBron is still 35 I'm not saying the price. Also step.
00:33:06
But you can tell he's not able to go full 48 minute LeBron anymore.
00:33:11
So he's still kind of picks his moments.
00:33:14
And if a D drops off just the slightest, I think the Rockets still have a better overall team. The Lakers.
00:33:21
I think the Lakers top two players a bit of a right to stop two players t to say.
00:33:26
But I just think that the Rockets to have a better overall team to me.
00:33:29
I I have more confidence in Tucker and Cover 10.
00:33:33
Did I do Koosman? Iran? So right.
00:33:36
If West now just shows up, I just think the Rockets just have a better overall.
00:33:42
And one more thing I want to add.
00:33:44
It's like on the Rockets.
00:33:45
They only have three players left from 2018 But that's what, like that's hard and Tucker and Gordon, like guys who have been there, ladies pressure packed playoff series.
00:33:53
You know, the person that the Lakers have who's done that is LeBron and then green to a lesser extent.
00:33:58
But I mean, like, you know, 80 hasn't been in that situation.
00:34:00
Caruso hasn't been in this situation right no yell, but I don't know if I trust Rondo to stay.
00:34:05
Yeah, to playing like a.
00:34:08
I trust their experience.
00:34:10
And like their coach, like D'Antoni like he's been, he's been there before.
00:34:13
This is like his fourth year with Rockets.
00:34:16
You know he's been there, done that.
00:34:18
I want to say I trust their playoff experience more, but it always comes back to like you're playing against LeBron.
00:34:24
So you never know for me the, you know, the Lakers, the Lakers roster.
00:34:29
It really isn't that good.
00:34:31
You just have LeBron and Anthony Davis.
00:34:32
I mean, the roster collectively is a good what? A year ago, Caruso was energy.
00:34:37
Lee J.
00:34:38
R. Smith, but not the league a year.
00:34:40
Dion waiters.
00:34:41
He was in the n B A.
00:34:42
But he wasn't in the MBA.
00:34:45
Rondo.
00:34:46
He's pretty much on his last, you know, String.
00:34:49
If he that the Lakers cut him tomorrow, nothing is going to be in the suitors around her.
00:34:52
I highly doubt it.
00:34:54
So full of their rotational player.
00:34:56
You know, two of them haven't even been in the NBA in a year.
00:34:59
Pretty much, you know, for the most part, and these guys play Smith, Please, God, play significant minutes.
00:35:03
I I, um, totally agree.
00:35:06
I mean, you just have LeBron and you have two stars in just a bad habit.
00:35:09
Like a reality show.
00:35:10
In my opinion, they're just ableto overcome, overcome, You know, they're gonna win because you have two great player.
00:35:17
But I agree.
00:35:18
I think the Rockets roster is ah is definitely better.
00:35:21
It's just with the rockets, just there.
00:35:23
So many random possibilities that can just happen.
00:35:26
You know, you're going there.
00:35:27
You're shooting 40% from three, making 20 plus threes.
00:35:29
Yeah, you're gonna win.
00:35:30
But the game we all shoot seven for 44 it's just like, Oh, **** well, you know, the the whole whole table can just turn true.
00:35:40
It is work with else.
00:35:42
Condemned the defense's before this game rocks white number one defense in the entire playoffs and their defense can't fell off last game again.
00:35:51
It's just a real outlined seeing market.
00:35:53
More for five threes in a row.
00:35:56
Rondo. He made a three.
00:35:58
Yeah, wages. I think he had 13 points.
00:36:01
I don't know.
00:36:02
Just me. I just watched like it's all here.
00:36:04
I just can't see that happening.
00:36:05
Everything three Dion.
00:36:06
Waiters really have 13.
00:36:07
Like, I don't remember this minute scoring at all.
00:36:10
If I'm not staying, I think it was like late in the game.
00:36:13
He probably like I don't remember.
00:36:16
Well, you forget about last night's game last last night.
00:36:21
He only played twice.
00:36:22
You only have two minutes ago, he was scoreless over one.
00:36:25
He was me, really Marquis Morris.
00:36:28
And it was so to me.
00:36:33
I just don't see how that's a more consistent thing that they can.
00:36:36
You can know every single game.
00:36:38
That's why I'm surprised.
00:36:39
When Avery Bradley announced he wasn't coming to bubble like, I was surprised that so many Lakers fans, like casual Lakers trends, dismissed it like who, like everyone else, best like perimeter defenders like he's an on ball defender.
00:36:51
He was what he was.
00:36:52
I know he's shooting average from three like the 35 to 39% range, so I mean, they don't with them.
00:37:00
I mean, with Bradley, I mean, he's the best run the defender, Young, then the West is just a bad Congress and not have good perimeter defenders.
00:37:06
You have little a real ucat, the curry button on the playoffs obviously, but you have all these great guards in the West.
00:37:13
You need permit defenders.
00:37:14
Secondly, I mean, I know if anything, rather is going to compete.
00:37:17
You know, he's played in big Playoff members before, when he was in Boston.
00:37:20
He's been in these moments.
00:37:21
Then he fast we played teams like the Rockets.
00:37:24
You need guys that are going to be fast.
00:37:25
When they're swinging that ball around, you need guys they're gonna know, turn their hips and go running contest shots.
00:37:32
So your I don't know why they were dismissing him.
00:37:34
He's one of their most consistent players, made that.
00:37:37
They need him right now that they have nothing because they're going to be a game.
00:37:40
It could be named in Harm's gonna have a game, is on school for 40.
00:37:43
You have no one to stop them.
00:37:45
Caruso tries, but effort and capability are two different things.
00:37:49
I can try to do a lot of things, but if I physically can't do it, what good will good does that even mean, you know, is that type of vehicle? Yeah, yeah, you look like a brother.
00:37:58
Back in Boston Celtics days, he's always been a great defender make even a little bit.
00:38:03
So, yeah, it's one point on the college.
00:38:06
Yeah, I think it's a mission that to a couple English fans, like I was just blown off.
00:38:10
I have a brand sucked all year.
00:38:12
I'm like, OK, but you don't have anybody.
00:38:14
Congar hard, and it's so frustrating about Westbrook is if he could just have a decent game.
00:38:19
They have absolutely no body of a prospect.
00:38:21
Stay with Westbrook if he's playing on control.
00:38:24
So I just don't I don't see West replaying that bad again.
00:38:28
And without him playing that bad, this serious were probably already, too.
00:38:32
Exactly.
00:38:33
And you go back to that.
00:38:35
They're meeting in February. I think.
00:38:37
Rockets at Lakers When Russ dropped like 40 and A d was his primary defender like that's why I have I have faith in him coming back because there's no way like they know what works For me, it's just a matter of executing and Russ being 100% actually play his style and not settling for threes.
00:38:56
But if if Rose plays like roast like how we know he can play and benefit the Rockets, I want to say Rockets and six If Russ is shaky, I want to say Rockets and seven because he's He's the X factor for him.
00:39:09
Okay? So let's just say the rockets do lose in 57 games, whatever every woody, What did the Rockets go from? Because, you know, D'Antoni hasn't renewed his contract.
00:39:20
I'm going to assume he won't be the coach next year.
00:39:24
They do lose this series.
00:39:26
You know, Harden's 31 rushes into what? He was 31 as well. I believe.
00:39:31
Um, you know you guys, Your honor, Young team P.
00:39:33
J. Tucker's with 40.
00:39:35
Are most of you the older? Don't know Fabian, The oldest team in the league.
00:39:40
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
00:39:41
Like you are very young.
00:39:42
So what is the future of the scene? You know, y'all are good enough to worry.
00:39:47
You can't tank, you know? So what's next? I mean, honestly, they don't have any draft picks they gave him mumbles away, So K c and pretty much every year.
00:39:58
Yeah.
00:40:00
First traffic.
00:40:02
I mean, honestly, they're going all in right now if they lose and six or seven yet, I think D'Antoni only D'Antoni stays, is if they win a championship.
00:40:11
I just don't think for Tito wants to bring him back.
00:40:14
I think Maurie actually wants to continue to stay because they philosophy that Zack saying.
00:40:20
But yeah, they're telling you be gone.
00:40:22
And honestly, I think this next year they'll be trying to package their Gordon somehow and maybe a little bit better.
00:40:30
Now they say a little bit easier.
00:40:32
But the only reason it didn't trade him during the day line because they gave me an extension that he wouldn't They weren't able to trade him until this season.
00:40:40
So I really don't move a habits.
00:40:43
Trading Air Gordon and trying to re sign Jeff Green.
00:40:47
And I only know if re signing Austin Rivers is like a priority if he keeps playing the way he's been playing, yeah, I mean, but do you really think that until he's gone like, say, Rockets lose toe LeBron in the Lakers and seven like what other coaches air out there That could fit this team because they the roster is pretty much constructed as is, unless they go out and get a center trade.
00:41:10
Erik Gordon, like who else is out there that could coach this team because like it's it's his philosophy is his strategy.
00:41:16
I don't see anyone else out there that could, you know, the thing with me would be if they do lose at some point, you know, when you're going to try something else because, you know, they try this for a while and it hasn't worked.
00:41:29
Do you just blow it up? I think I'm good enough to wear.
00:41:33
You can't really blow it up completely, you know? But at the same time, they've been doing this for a few years.
00:41:38
You know, at some point, something's gonna have to change.
00:41:40
I don't know what that is specifically, but you're gonna be getting hasn't worked, you know, got win a bunch of gangs.
00:41:46
But you haven't been to the finals yet, so they don't go to another finals again.
00:41:49
You know, the new coaches, our heart is definitely gonna have to change some things.
00:41:53
Well, yeah, but you talk about, you know, you been doing this for a few years.
00:41:57
They've been, like, teetering on the edge like they they only went all in this season when they traded Capella.
00:42:03
You know, I don't know if it's if this isn't necessarily what they've been doing 100 percent for the past few years.
00:42:09
But I agree.
00:42:10
You know, the three is more than two and ****ytics and all that, you know, points at the basket feeder line in three pointers.
00:42:18
That is pretty much all on the line from this year.
00:42:21
I don't know, Like, what comes next after this, if we lose, like, I'm just going to just sit back and let whatever happened happened.
00:42:28
And the West does get better next year.
00:42:31
You got the marriage you got.
00:42:33
War is a warrior's coming back.
00:42:35
Wars will be back there.
00:42:36
Probably trade for somebody else.
00:42:38
Right? Training, Drafting.
00:42:39
So, yeah.
00:42:40
I mean, the Western stinking.
00:42:41
Tougher.
00:42:42
But I just don't think how to me.
00:42:44
Personally, I found with D'Antoni stand.
00:42:46
I just don't think for t.
00:42:47
Dia wants him back.
00:42:49
I just think for Tito some whatever reason.
00:42:52
You know, I want If he didn't like his agent, whatever it is, he doesn't want to re sign D'Antoni.
00:42:57
It could be a money thing, too, because we all know, for Tito is struggling with money right now, so it could be he wanted cheaper coach.
00:43:05
Honestly, I don't see anybody else out there.
00:43:06
That 50 philosophy I don't want Jeff Van Gundy.
00:43:13
He's going to New York.
00:43:15
You want Mark Jackson? It should make our Jackson if if he wanted to coach.
00:43:19
Yeah, I don't really want more Jackson on the coach I would like is killed with Sampson.
00:43:24
I think that he already have a relation.
00:43:26
Will a lot of Robert players already still there? I don't know if that's possible.
00:43:30
I mean, for Tito already has made you of age will be a really easy transition.
00:43:35
But, um, the person like that I'll find with D'Antoni still be in there.
00:43:39
I don't think that Tony is a reason why David Wallace the last two or three years, I think, is Chris Paul's injury.
00:43:46
Then last year's Chris Paul.
00:43:47
Horrible, not shown up at all showing and any tries to send us home like is exactly so.
00:43:54
It's just they played against one of greatest teams of all time in the last few years.
00:43:58
I mean, that's just bad cir***stances, So if they lose this year again, it depends a lot of loopholes.
00:44:04
If they go out and God forbid, five depends how they lose, then maybe you can say D'Antoni, but they lose six or seven.
00:44:13
I mean, you just lost to a better team.
00:44:15
You just lost toe, you know, one of the top two or three players of all time.
00:44:19
So I don't know if you can really blame that. Yeah.
00:44:22
The key thing you said there is Depends on how they lose.
00:44:24
Like that's it.
00:44:28
Yeah.
00:44:29
I just think that at some point, you know, I mean, some things you could let's say you run it back next year.
00:44:34
The war is still going to be there.
00:44:36
You know how you guys are going.
00:44:37
I put award everything.
00:44:38
Just everything.
00:44:39
All of the chips just follow down the aisle seat.
00:44:41
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
00:44:42
Then teams of the team's gonna be better next year.
00:44:45
You know, I just feel like I'm gonna run it back again next year.
00:44:48
Underperformed.
00:44:49
Losing in the western part of the semifinals then would gonna be harder to be 32 going on 33.
00:44:55
Russ will be the same age.
00:44:57
And then at some point, I think, Russ, when he starts new starts to decline, you're gonna see a shop.
00:45:02
The client is his.
00:45:03
Yeah, him aging with him.
00:45:06
Aging for me is just weird.
00:45:07
he He just didn't figure out the ****.
00:45:09
I needed 100 to 3.
00:45:10
He just never figured that out.
00:45:12
You know, most great players when they get older.
00:45:14
They started work on the jump shot.
00:45:16
He was just like, I'll just run over.
00:45:18
People still jump through the age of 32 you know, he's already having it is having, you know, quad injuries.
00:45:24
Just, you know, Alphabet.
00:45:26
He has another one.
00:45:27
But you know what? It could be another quality in a cab.
00:45:29
Then whatever his decline will be.
00:45:31
The sharp and steep one very quickly.
00:45:34
Well, that's so frustrated by Chris Call last year.
00:45:37
He's out of shape.
00:45:38
He gets hurt this year.
00:45:39
I don't think he missed a game this year.
00:45:41
Hagos a vegan and all the sudden desire, huh? You know, he's in great shape.
00:45:45
He's playing great and then he hasn't heard.
00:45:48
I won't get know that, but through Westbrook is going decline because he has come shot.
00:45:53
He doesn't really have anything other than being exposed to the basket and its athleticism.
00:45:58
So, yeah, he's I mean, yeah, he's gonna decline so but that's kind of problem.
00:46:04
Your team has said so you get rid of Dan Tony, then what? You got to bring in another coach.
00:46:09
You try to fit their philosophy so they're not gonna change it.
00:46:12
Philosophy their team.
00:46:14
They're gonna probably bring back Tucker for another year, at least eventually, because he wants an extension.
00:46:21
So the team has said so to me.
00:46:23
You you probably have to give them Tony another year.
00:46:26
And then after that, I don't even then more.
00:46:30
It doesn't blow up teams he never has since he's been here that haven't had a losing record.
00:46:34
So that's just not the way that Daryl Morey does think.
00:46:37
Now they get rid of, they'll worry.
00:46:38
That's a different story.
00:46:39
But not that there are more is here that probably never, actually, Just like.
00:46:44
That's the one thing Dale Mori finally grade rust for ya.
00:46:47
Honest, you know.
00:46:49
But on the flip side of that device, what happens if the Lakers lose? I mean a d you see right? He's a free agent, isn't he? Uh, you have region.
00:46:59
I think for them I mean this.
00:47:01
This year's free agency class isn't really ***y.
00:47:03
It's a bunch of role players, which you do need.
00:47:06
It looks like gallanar tomato rows in, um, a bunch of guys like that under middle class players, you know, a little bit below.
00:47:12
But I think that I was the Lakers again.
00:47:14
It's Kelly.
00:47:15
You're a free agent to just like that type of player you might be next summer, but in the summer after he signed a two year.
00:47:21
But, um, I think it's decent.
00:47:23
Middle class roll place.
00:47:24
If I was the Lakers, our party try to cash in and go sign a couple of those guys because I highly, highly doubt they're gonna sign you on this side.
00:47:31
I don't believe it.
00:47:32
I don't think that I'm assigned himself.
00:47:34
I think the first priority for them, Mr.
00:47:36
Some Grease on 80 being our waiters has to go. J R.
00:47:39
Smith has to go.
00:47:40
Rondo has to go, then.
00:47:42
I mean, the money that they have go bring in some of those middle class Ah, for agents.
00:47:48
Maybe never.
00:47:49
Maybe never getting gallanar.
00:47:51
Would you keep going? Just watching close my I just don't see God team building like right angle? No at all.
00:47:58
You know you're not not an army heat.
00:48:02
But here's the thing that the issue I have with the Lakers is they don't so they have first round picks.
00:48:07
They trade them on.
00:48:08
I give you When you get Anthony Davis of a player, that's fine. Go ahead.
00:48:12
But imagine what his team would be if they would have kept Russell casually.
00:48:17
Is Rando all their first round picks of last with seven years? They traded all of them, all of them, and I think the longest one that stated the longest with Julie around he was he was a Laker, I think 3.
00:48:25
5 years and they traded him, you know, and this is a problem.
00:48:30
When you have, you don't develop young talent.
00:48:32
You have guys like Dion waiters who really probably won't be in the n.
00:48:36
B.
00:48:37
A.
00:48:38
Maybe None of the year to J. R. Smith hasn't played basketball in the year.
00:48:40
You haven't Rondo's your starting point guards things like that.
00:48:43
This is the problem when you don't develop young talent and when you don't keep picks.
00:48:47
So after I think that they lose, they're gonna probably tell a go spend a bunch of money.
00:48:52
There's offseason, the sign for ages, and I want to see how that affects them.
00:48:55
You know what this covert situation teams don't have remind I have as much money as they thought.
00:49:01
I think the sample capsule actually not gonna get my dip.
00:49:04
I don't think it's gonna go up.
00:49:05
So and I think the rocks and Lakers account in the same situation.
00:49:09
It's the same thing trail, you draft picks.
00:49:11
You have a much older players, much role players.
00:49:14
I mean, it's not really a lot of avenues.
00:49:16
You could go.
00:49:17
So I think whoever loses the Siri's, that kind of kind of be and then you got to also think about it.
00:49:22
It's gonna be a short off season.
00:49:24
You're gonna have a lot of time.
00:49:25
I don't know What's that? When they started, they said the Super seven, but it's against that.
00:49:29
You'll be starting my back up in a couple months, so it's not gonna be Oh, find free agents.
00:49:35
Yep.
00:49:36
I want to see, you know, do the Lakers try to go get Chris Paul.
00:49:39
It is this where they get the band together, and LeBron got a familial away to get Chris Paul with the Lakers.
00:49:45
You know, there's some shooters out there, you know, Joe Harris is a free agent.
00:49:49
You have? There's some decent guys out there.
00:49:53
I don't know. They're going to be able to do it. Opens.
00:49:55
Spend the money with the first Friday. Then you have to resign.
00:49:57
And today if you don't really have a choice, But I want to see how much Go ahead.
00:50:02
No, no, go ahead.
00:50:04
I want to say, how much money is that going to cost you? You know what? The salary cap crashing, you're gonna have to give him majority of it.
00:50:10
How much money will you realistically even have left? I mean, yeah, they kind of are in the same position, only differences.
00:50:19
You know, one of the team has LeBron and it's weird because, like, he's 35 36.
00:50:24
Like what? Is this man going to slow down? He just, like, doesn't I think the priority for them, like you said, should be Chris Paul, because clearly, you know, he's back to primes tp three somehow.
00:50:35
Oh, I'm like, even if the Lakers like if they lose this year in this second round, and you go out and get a Chris Paul and you do have to load manage for whatever reason.
00:50:45
Could you have LeBron 35 see p 36? I could see them making another, like finals run.
00:50:52
If you have Chris Paul in LeBron James, like those air to proven closers winners, you could be like the 4th 5th seed in the West and still make it to the finals.
00:51:00
That wouldn't even be that surprising.
00:51:03
Yeah, Yeah, I agree.
00:51:05
I mean, we'll see what the judges in a weird spot.
00:51:07
They have a late first round pick there.
00:51:08
Probably, I don't know, traded for something.
00:51:10
But I want to Do you know what they do with coups? Because you're I don't think that he will develop like Ingram. I don't.
00:51:16
So I want to do you move him.
00:51:18
Do you move that, you get off him? I don't.
00:51:19
Then wouldn't.
00:51:20
Also was What's the value from? Do they even have any tradable players? They're not trained.
00:51:24
The Browning on trade and 80 who on the team is even tradable.
00:51:28
You don't have anybody else like you don't have anybody who's was more media sensation.
00:51:34
Yeah, he's a good player, but he's not.
00:51:36
Yeah, I don't think he's gonna get you really think back in the trade and you've got People are not gonna be there.
00:51:40
Waiters Smith.
00:51:41
They're gone.
00:51:42
Rondo is gone.
00:51:43
I mean, you really don't have anybody else that, um I mean more. Keep Morrises.
00:51:49
He's gone.
00:51:50
So I mean, you really don't have anybody there really top heavy eso.
00:51:54
They're kind of stuck in the situation where you have to train Koosman and try to get something in return.
00:51:59
Because me a late first rounder, you never really know any.
00:52:03
If there they do hit a late first round, that's gonna be two or three years down line.
00:52:08
Approach it for thinkI is LeBron.
00:52:11
He is a free agent.
00:52:12
I believe in two years he will be 37 years old, will be older.
00:52:16
But that is something that I was like your fans.
00:52:18
I would keep my eye on because they turn next year.
00:52:21
You know, he doesn't get a re next year.
00:52:23
I think he'll live again.
00:52:25
This will be his last time doing it, but I think he would try one more time.
00:52:29
We leave again.
00:52:31
Yeah.
00:52:32
He wouldn't even give you guys a visit.
00:52:34
That The last thing I want to talk to your doctor about What bothers if you're walking.
00:52:38
Why do you guys think you guys can't sign major free ages? There's no state income tax.
00:52:44
Fourth biggest city in America.
00:52:46
I don't team players won't even come visit here.
00:52:49
Why? I never understood.
00:52:50
The Dallas is the same way you look at Jimmy Butler, right? I don't I don't blame him for that.
00:52:56
Right? He hardly have been recruiting him all year.
00:52:58
But you got Pat Riley.
00:53:00
You got Miami.
00:53:01
You're the guy there.
00:53:02
And clearly it worked out for him, right? Katie, I don't know why he didn't visit with this.
00:53:06
I thought that would have been insane if Katie joined one.
00:53:10
People would have respect Katie way mawr if he joined Houston instead of the Warriors.
00:53:15
Um, yeah.
00:53:16
I don't know.
00:53:17
I think it's the fact that they see, like a couple years ago, saw anti Lawson didn't work out trading like I think players air scared that, like if I don't perform, there's inflicting like Chris Paul is their you flip.
00:53:28
Everyone made Houston the villain for getting rid of Carmelo Anthony.
00:53:31
Even though this dude was awful for us, I think free agency that and kind of see like there's no loyalty from the front office, but that kind of goes for anywhere in the lead.
00:53:40
But the Rockets specifically, you know, Daryl Morey has that reputation of like, I'll do whatever it takes to win.
00:53:45
I'll trade my stories if I saw, but for you and you're not performing like your dog.
00:53:49
But they didn't see P.
00:53:52
Yeah, I think about it much as I love hard.
00:53:55
Hard is the guy he's gonna have a down his hands.
00:53:59
There's not Iraqis, don't have a system like, you know, like Miami or Golden State, where everybody hardness two guys going to touch the ball.
00:54:07
So I mean, you know, players like Jimmy Butler or K D They're not gonna want to be in a system where they're pretty much gonna be standing in the corner, are they could be the guy standing and pain.
00:54:20
So, you know, I said, much of the little harden is a certain type of player that that has to want to play with art.
00:54:27
And, you know, even with white situation, that didn't end well.
00:54:31
So I mean, player, see that Harden is not a heavy, heavy recruiter.
00:54:36
I mean, it's just not me.
00:54:38
Yeah, he wanted whisper because they have been Francis.
00:54:41
So I mean, you got into it.
00:54:46
So what about even the middle tier guy who were a few years ago? Kim Bays more, came out here, Couldn't sign apartment.
00:54:53
Yeah, he he was he after he signed that kind of he didn't play well, but at the time, you know, he was on their Hawks team, and he was He was solid using a rope.
00:55:02
You know, problem yourself.
00:55:03
Didn't want to come here either.
00:55:04
You know, these guys think they came out here and took a visit, but they still just shows not to my take on.
00:55:09
I just think that one.
00:55:11
The heart One thing You don't want to be in the corner doing that.
00:55:13
But also I think, is that, you know, these are the MP three player, the millionaire, The young Megan is Houston.
00:55:20
Houston is more of a business, and you know, there's nothing.
00:55:22
I'm from Houston.
00:55:23
I love Houston, but it's not a ***y said that you think of the cities where you want to be as a young millionaire.
00:55:29
Our first place I'm thinking of in Miami.
00:55:31
New York, I guess.
00:55:32
But at West L.
00:55:33
A San Francisco.
00:55:35
Places like that.
00:55:36
And I feel that.
00:55:38
Houston, we're not Ah, we know what? The fourth biggest city here, but we don't have a major ESPN marketing.
00:55:44
You know, there's nothing ***y or glamorous about the city of use.
00:55:47
I think that might have something to do with this.
00:55:48
Well, we have a market.
00:55:51
Media remained marking Media City.
00:55:54
Well ordered the fourth biggest city.
00:55:56
Yeah, but we have us.
00:55:57
Honestly, we have a smart media market, so yeah, there's moral.
00:56:01
It is not.
00:56:02
It's not a huge attraction.
00:56:03
So right when you're in Houston, you don't want to leave Houston, but yeah, people outside of Houston don't really realize that.
00:56:10
Yeah, you can.
00:56:12
Like, you're not gonna go on vacation in Houston.
00:56:14
Yeah, you're right, you won't.
00:56:15
Never vacationing. Exactly.
00:56:17
You're not going to Galveston over Miami Beach? Yeah, exactly.
00:56:21
So I mean, a lot of players look at that and yeah, you says the same thing with Dallas.
00:56:27
I mean, last time Dallas signed some big time trying to knit and work exactly.
00:56:33
Even Santonio one last when they signed a huge free agent.
00:56:37
No, None that I can really think of.
00:56:38
So New Jersey through trades, and I mean, that's just coming just the way it is.
00:56:42
And the last time the rockets on somebody like a really big free agent.
00:56:46
Of course, it was white.
00:56:47
Our coming like Ty Lawson was sort of, but made White House like still make a star.
00:56:53
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
00:56:56
I think it just also, I think with with sentence home, they don't really do it because they have a culture, you know, we're gonna get better through the draft, you know, Pop the leader.
00:57:05
He's gonna make all the right decisions behind closed doors, these guys, and undeveloped quickly and gonna be, Well, you know, Dallas.
00:57:11
Um very, very, very boat owner loves his European guys.
00:57:15
We're going to get those guys in that they're gonna pop immediately.
00:57:17
And rockets are kind of rock is just unique, you know? They try their very big and ****ytics.
00:57:22
They're gonna you know that they don't even they won't even scout players.
00:57:25
They don't fit their lay.
00:57:26
Their criteria ****ytically, you know, is that type of thing.
00:57:30
You know, some players they don't they don't fit that way.
00:57:32
So, you know, if your if you don't fit their little mold and literally.
00:57:35
They're not gonna look at you. That's happening.
00:57:38
A lot of guys don't fit their way.
00:57:40
Well, I mean, yeah, unless you're like a superstar like Chris. Paul Russia.
00:57:45
Yeah, right.
00:57:46
But you're exactly You are who you are, but I didn't be. I agree.
00:57:50
I agree.
00:57:51
You're in a tough spot.
00:57:54
Well, I'm saying device could go back to our the story about the arm.
00:57:59
Or so my Marcus all when he was first coming to the league, it was like, Well, he doesn't really fit what we were trying to do here.
00:58:07
That's why we didn't even scouted him.
00:58:09
Wouldn't even thinking about getting a man.
00:58:11
Yeah, it's a certain type of player that they think fit.
00:58:14
And if they don't fit, they don't even bother even looking out on it.
00:58:18
Tom is great.
00:58:19
Sometimes you get like a Shane Battier or you get a pizza burger, and sometimes you just missed out on players.
00:58:25
It's just come out, we go.
00:58:28
Like I know they were supposed to have Garrett Temple and Michael Green, which would have been Yeah, but it didn't work out.
00:58:37
Well, im only thank you guys for coming on my show today was a lot of fun.
00:58:42
Hopefully, you guys have left this serious.
00:58:43
You guys play tomorrow, so hopefully you know any expectations going on tomorrow if you score predictions? Uh, I I'm I'm pretty.
00:58:52
I'm pretty big on jinxing so I don't want to say anything.
00:58:54
Okay.
00:58:55
Okay.
00:58:56
E, I got Westbrook coming out getting like, a near triple double.
00:59:00
I honestly think the rockets going tomorrow.
00:59:02
Just Yeah.
00:59:03
You knew the Lakers were gonna come out on fire.
00:59:05
They were gonna come on, try to push rocks in the mouth.
00:59:07
And I think the rockets solve their best shop yesterday.
00:59:10
Honestly, because LeBron I d play great.
00:59:13
They played private, you know, the best they played.
00:59:17
Maybe in all playoff.
00:59:18
So I just see their Westbrook played better.
00:59:21
They still have asked for Harden.
00:59:22
I just see the rocket pulling on game free, I think serious counters going back and forth, right? You could see that.
00:59:30
Yeah, it's going to say that's that's my only predictions.
00:59:33
That goes to seven.
00:59:35
All right, we'll see.
00:59:36
I'm going.
00:59:37
I'm going Lakers and I'm a go Lakers and seven.
00:59:40
But it was surprised if you guys upset that no one instead wouldn't surprise me at all but closed out here with this.
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Los Angeles Lakers VS Houston Rockets with Zach Allen, Ramey Araissi, and Lachard Binkley

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Tobias Bass @Tbass43

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Okay, everybody, welcome to the opinionated six and Park has I'm your host.
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So by bass.
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So they were going to talk about the Lakers versus the rockets.
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All right, I so **** mother rocks today.
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Unfortunately, you know, you guys, they're big fans.
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For whatever reason, you lost last year.
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I lost last night, 1 17 to 109 What were you guys? It stops on.
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You know, last my game, I'm a star with the Romney first, Um, if I'm being honest, I'm not, like, as angry as it usually about for rockets loss, you know, considering we were down 20.
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Plus, I don't expect Morrison clues to go 80% again.
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I don't expect rust to be that awful again, but you never know with Russ.
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Um And I mean, the fact that we were able to adjust and, like, come back within half of like, the third quarter, was there, like, the entire third quarter.
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We just went on that run and we were able to adjust to the zone that the Lakers were thrown out.
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I don't know. I mean, I'm feeling pretty good for Game three.
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Like in my opinion, I may be biased, but I feel like Houston's looked like the better overall team through the first two games.
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But I might be biased.
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So that's romance.
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Sorry.
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Yeah, I feel the same way.
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I mean, you look at the game.
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They were down 20 points in the first quarter.
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You may come back.
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Rose had one of his worst games, you know, other than Game six against the thunder.
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Okay, you have Anthony Davis and LeBron.
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They both showed up.
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They don't seem hard in the whole game.
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Their pants scored our batch.
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Rondo, who was horrible, the three.
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This game had a great game.
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I mean, Marquita Morison, even though he was still on the team and he comes on makes for primary.
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So I mean, you've affected and all that and the Rockets still have the lead going into the fourth quarter.
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So I still feel good.
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If somebody got blown out, then are probably a lot more of *** right now, but the fact that they came back and had a chance to win, I'm actually looking forward to Game three, but exit from the game was so this was the first time all season that the Rockets lost a game where they shot 40% from three.
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That's, um so, you know, it's one of those things I'm not gonna say.
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The Lakers, they didn't get lucky.
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But, you know, there was some shots.
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Were you shocked? Yeah.
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Shot over 40% from three.
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And there was sometimes, you know, they were wide open, and they would just missed those shots.
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You know, in a typical you know, you guys have never lost our season shooting 40% over three.
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So, you know, the odds say that you also do that again tomorrow you're gonna win.
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So that's kind of what I took from it.
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I was speaking of the double teaming.
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I think the Lakers strategy is pretty much gonna double Team Harden half court that they used to have a double teaming with 10 seconds or less, and they assume that we trap him and he gives it up.
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He's not going to get it back.
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He's gonna chill at half court and just wait and see what happens.
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And I think that could have ever yesterday, you know, with Russ coming back, I think that the rock is they were better when Russell's wasn't playing because, simply fact.
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When hardiness trapped you kick it to Russ, he can't shoot.
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So that shot, we're gonna live with him shooting.
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He was one for seven yesterday.
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He doesn't even shoot them into threes a game.
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But typically you'll have Austin Rivers over there, or every gold will be that first entry pass off the trap.
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They make that shot more often than not.
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So I think that when rushes on the floor and he's taking those breathing missing them, I feel that he almost shouldn't even be on the floor starting time.
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He might want to put someone else in certain situations.
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I agree.
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You know, you could go ahead this hard now just don't say And that's kind of thing he was talking about in the postgame Russ that he's just kind of out there running around.
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He didn't really know where the be at when they were trapping up, and I think honestly, he's better off being on the baseline, Kind of where Capella used to be in a position because he doesn't know what to do when he's in a Miller court, he can't be out on three point line at the top of the P because he's not gonna make that shot.
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But if he's able to come off the baseline and have a running start, sort of like it was when Capello was here and hard and was throwing out.
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You know, I think that works out better for him because him being in the middle of court, where all the defense's, it's just too congested in.
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He's not able to get.
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You know, Russ likes to get a running start for the basket.
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I think to me you move him out to the corner threes on outside a P J.
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Tucker into me.
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That works a lot better than hard to track.
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Yeah, I agree.
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Um, I'm going to say, though, like the Lakers are given in that shot.
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And when Roast was his most effective this season, it's when he would like punish teams for giving him that space.
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And he would just drive and just either driving Caykur drive just with reckless abandon to the basket.
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Get fouled, throw up a lot, layup having going or miss.
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But you know, either one, like even one of those is better than him.
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Settling for a three like seven threes is very much frame to be settling for what I want to see.
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Last night.
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It didn't happen.
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But I want to see if D'Antoni would any point thought about taking out rust and starting Ah, Daniel putting in day in housing crunch time because, I mean, I like that you have.
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I think he's one of the more underrated players on your team, but also in the league.
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I mean, he does.
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He gives you guys good when he makes shots, he's active on defense. He plays hard.
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I was know as the Rockets fans, I would have hoped that last night able to put house and crunch time because I just feel like he's gonna make that shot a lot more consistently than Russ.
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And I feel like I'm going to give you guys just more consistent playing cross, at least last night.
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Well, that's thing about Tony.
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He's lowered to a fault, so you get on dancer on his good side.
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It doesn't matter how bad you play.
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You're probably gonna get mansion, especially Westbrook.
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He's permission away, only a whisper in crunch time.
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I mean, I said last night that Russia is just kind of work his way back.
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So I mean, that's kind of Russell Westbrook experience.
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You know, you have the really high highs and then really low, low.
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So I really think this next game he's gonna come out just like he did in Game seven.
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He's gonna come out more in control.
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He's probably I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't even take a three next game.
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I think it just don't continuously attack the basket.
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And, you know, I different agree. Last game.
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They would be better off with Westbrook on the bench in the fourth quarter.
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But, um, as you know, Romney and myself.
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No, he wouldn't take.
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Yeah, unfortunately, that's just the way it is, because I think that because I want to see, like this even have you know the Stones.
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Stephen, Take him out.
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You know, that's the That's the second best player on the team, you know, it's hard to take him out for, you know, a rotational player.
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So he didn't do it.
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I would have liked to have seen it, but like you said, that's on his loyal to our farm, and he showed it again last night? Yeah, Not only that, it's so he'll say, Oh, you know, we're not winning unless Russ is playing like I get that.
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But when the dude has five fouls and the Lakers air switching in Modern, that you could just drive past them every time because you know he's not gonna defend 55 like, just take him out, put in house and knocked down threes, you could drive.
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He's becoming more of a playmaker.
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It seems like he could, you know, attack off the dribble.
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And I just didn't make sense.
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He's loyal to a fault.
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That's a perfect way to describe it.
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So a question I have is what is wrong with Russia, But I think I have a theory was wrong with him.
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So do you guys think that he has some type of PTSD from LeBron dunking on him? LeBron thrown his shot all across the rim.
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You know, the Do you think that there was some type of PTSD going on with Russell Westbrook right now, that's what I think it is.
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I mean, I think that he's he's catching the ball, you know, on the elbow on the week he just I was LeBron.
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Where's the Bronx? I have to find LeBron.
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Thank you.
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Some type of PTSD.
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What you think so? Well, the problem with that is, after that happened last game, you actually have really good came last game.
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He did.
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So I don't think it is really any PTSD from where involving Brian, cause you know Westbrook and got dumped on before he's gonna love enough to know that's no big deal, I think is really Mawr.
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He's still working his way back from that fostering honestly, right? Sometimes he's just, especially now he's trying to make up so much for his mistakes that he's like our control and that he needs to him gone off.
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It's possible, but he needs to slow down a little bit, but whispering kind of fast speed.
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Yeah, so he's just gonna keep going and going, and eventually you know Westbrook is gonna be Westbrook.
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So I think he's fine.
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I think he just has to attack the basket more, and this is kind of the problem he had at the beginning of year, where he was taken 563 points again and then they made the trade well even before the trade.
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He was down to, like maybe two or 33 points a game, right, and he was attacking the basket, and that's just what he needs to go back to.
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BP is no reason for him to be shooting threes anymore.
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I'm hearing that should just go out the window, right? And during the season, right? He was averaging 20 points per game in the paint, which was number one in the league.
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And so it's not like they don't know what works for him like you have to consider.
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He was out where it was like what his first like his fifth game in like five weeks, right? And you consider that coming back from injury he's thrown into the middle of Ah, okay.
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See Siri's Game five.
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And then he's working his way back in the middle of like a ending first round playoff series into the second round of the number one seed like it's not ideal that this is when you have to work off some of your trust.
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But I still think he's playing back into game shape.
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He might be a little hesitant cause his quad may not be like 100%.
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Maybe it's like 90%.
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That's why that's my reasoning for him settling for so many shots.
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But like I said, I think I agree with Sorry, I think Game three, you seem a lot more discipline and, ah, just doing what works for him and attack in the room.
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I mean, since the restart, have been dealing with a lot of, you know, we all know he had the Corona virus and he's obviously, you know, battling back from a from an injury.
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So people you know about the coronavirus of you know it's a strange vibes.
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You know, sometimes you know, well, he hasn't played in so long.
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He's probably he's definitely not back in game shape.
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And then, you know, that last serious he he really wasn't even suspected to play.
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But he ended up playing, you know, a couple of games.
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So I think I agree that he still, you know, battling just a bunch of stuff going on.
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You know, the Corona virus.
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Sometimes it does.
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He's over.
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He doesn't have any more, but it does take a strainer on effect on your body long term.
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But I wouldn't go bare when he first got into the bubble.
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He was still having, you know, issues with his like no taste and smelling and things like this.
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I don't know if that's I'm not going to speculate, but that maybe could, you know, maybe that could be something that still affecting, Not to mention this quality is a very explosive player that's taking a toll on his Well, yeah, I agree.
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And nobody really knows the long term effects of clearing 19.
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So I mean, who knows it? And I like to say even before, like you said before that he got to the bubble late so he didn't practice time, and then he got hurt.
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So, I mean, that's a lot to ask for somebody to come right into the middle of a playoff series, especially one you know, that's coming down to the wire and Ochlik Oklahoma City and then your face on a totally different from the Lakers.
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So it's just taking a little bit more time to get acclimated into Syria's.
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But, honestly, Westbrook, I'm really not too concerned about.
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I really think he'll be fine.
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I'm more concerned the bench play and the role players continue to play well.
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That's to me.
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The bigger Chris arm? Yeah, I have PTSD from Eric Gordon's for ground.
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Like this Dude went seven of 46 at some point and now he should have, like, fingers crossed, like keep it up because this, like, he could go over 12 next game.
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So that's my main thing is Egion stay consistent.
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That's that will be huge for Houston.
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I mean, the rocket there just a vice of art.
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You team, you know of its virtue.
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You know, they make 20 plus three.
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They're probably gonna win majority of the game.
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Like I said, this is the first time they lost the game all year when they shot 40% from three.
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But when his vice and they're missing shots, you know, that's when all different types of random possibilities happening.
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Like you talked about the bench.
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They only have one guy on the beautiful last night and everything has.
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He had 13 points.
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He shot over 50% made three of seven from three, but Jeff Green he pretty much was you guys star of last series.
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He was over, you know, for yesterday he was minus 2000.
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Being Macklemore can barely get on the floor. Austin Rivers.
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Six minutes.
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You know they're gonna need those guys to come and step up.
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Yeah, you know of anybody follows me on Twitter.
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I my biggest Jeff Green fan out there and the fact that he only had two shots yesterday, that's that's a big problem.
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It's almost like the pick and roll the Rockies.
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You still run This kind just went out the window with Jeff, and I think that's kind of a big part of this corn, which kind? Eyes negated with the, you know, with the Lakers size.
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So I think they need to find a way to give Jeff Green more evolved.
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And also Rivers is just That's just kind of.
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Also, it was, is one night heats, You know, one of the top players in the league the other night.
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He just not existence, so you can't really depend a lot on.
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Also, there was a lot of times and Macklemore, I think, with his defense, I think he's got it on the backside of Magic diatonic and when that happens like hell.
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Meanwhile, I was talking earlier.
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We can free last year does the same thing.
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10 free didn't play a little defense, so he didn't even get on the court.
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That's kind of where Macklemore is going, even though Macklemore's probably our best shooter on the is, um, as Faras Rivers goes, I mean, like like he said, Rivers is kind of hit or miss.
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Yeah, but with Jeff Green, they ran this play a couple times in O. K C series.
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I don't really remember like the specific instances in which had happened, but they ran a play where Harding would be the screener and that would get Jeff Green and open.
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And he was shooting something like Like what? Like 40% from three or some crazy and they needed.
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I don't know why they went away from that or they had this other thing when Harden would get doubled and they would have, you know, green kind of flash between two defenders.
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He'd be kind of that release valve at the top of the key.
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He would either like going into the corner, he would just go up himself and they rocked.
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It just kind of went away from that for some reason.
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So one reason.
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I think it's a lot harder in history because you know Anthony Davis? I think, yes, there is one the best on defensive games I've seen from him all year, which is saying a lot because he was the runner up in the DP oi.
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But he was just all over the floor.
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Contested shots.
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He's running these closing out here doing that. Even Cozma.
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Game one. He looked horrible. He couldn't.
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He was just missing rotations, everything.
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But yesterday, Kuhlmann was flying a little.
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The feel of Farmall, the floor.
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I think it's because the Thunder Series they had Green playing a 0.5.
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And when you have Steven Adams guarding him, you know he's a big man.
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He doesn't move well.
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But when you have Anthony Davis, Marcus Morris are Markieff Morris and Kaku Von before they move just a little bit better or live better than Stephen, I'm so I think they're able to close out and heads those screams better than Adam's.
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Yeah, exactly my point.
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They their their big man now that they went with that Davis directly at the five.
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It makes a little bit hard for Jeff Green and be that current center.
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But I think this is also kind of where we? Some of A for Oxfam, a problem with my dad told me.
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It's adjustments to me.
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You gotta have hardened Maurin The Post the hard coming off with screens because it's just too easy toe game plan for hard when you can, just trapping with top key and force him to get rid of all you have me in the least in the block.
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There's a lot of heart of the double teams from running down low.
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It's a lot easier to have cuts and people wide open on three point line.
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So I just think that's something that they did a little bit in O K.
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C Siri's when they have, like, shrewder or yeah, give Alexandro numb nail into the post.
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He could pretty much do that against Grain Rondo waiters.
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They don't matter where they put.
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They really don't have anybody garden.
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So I just think that Tony needs to make that had just been in the next game.
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Yeah, and going off what you said, they need to make that adjustment to get hard in the post more.
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But I saw something on Twitter like before exchange now.
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But before Game two in the playoffs Harding has been like 11 of, like, 14 on catch and shoot threes.
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Yes, so they need a, you know, have someone else bring up the ball, have, like, I mean, it's tougher with Jeff Green ringing because you got a D on you, but have a record and bring the ball up, have roast, bring the ball up and get hard and off pin downs, freeing.
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You know, Carla towards the corner on the wing.
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Just get in the three because he's he's eating those catch and shoot threes.
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You just need to get more of them, get the defense off from yeah, when they go on a transition to talk about a Rondo.
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I mean, I'm I'm not saying that the biggest fan around, I just feel like some time.
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But he's on the floor, you know? He doesn't do a lot, but yesterday I mean, he he was a big.
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He played very well for them yesterday.
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He was, what, 10 points and nine assists, five steals, three rebounds.
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But there was a key eight minutes on the floor that was pivotal when he was on the floor.
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So this line of it was LeBron Markieff, Morris Caruso Koosman Rondo.
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They outscored the Rockets 35 to 14 in eight minutes.
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They were 14 for 16 from the field, 10 assists, six steals to turn of.
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This is only an eight minute stretch.
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This lineup, I think, is only played five minutes all year.
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I believe in these eight minutes.
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Yesterday's playoff game, they were 36.
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Court outscored the Rockets 35 to 14.
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Was that the stretch where Keith went off? Yeah, I think I think I think it was first quarter.
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I think so, Yeah, I get those four or 53 pointers.
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I mean, that's the thing.
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I think the rocks a little.
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With Rondo and Markieff Morris making freeze, I think they've instead of the three to zone, threw him off and again.
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That's another thing like you have to respect that.
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That was coming because okay, see songs well in it, that's nothing.
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Where there Tony in game adjustments.
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Sometimes they're not existent and that's kind of what happened here.
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You saw in the third quarter when they adjusted to it.
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That's when they started to take off and I think that you just have to expect that they're not just gonna let hard just go One on one.
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They're gonna run his own internal make people house and Tucker and Green and Rivers.
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They're gonna make them make shots and especially Westbrook.
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So it's just a matter of you have to Just whenever they run in that zone, you have to have cut is going to the basket because you can't just be stationary.
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Because if you're stationary zone, it's like, really? Yeah, and I agree.
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I mean, you live with Morris and Rondo hitting threes, but they let Morris wide open, like six times, like wide.
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Oh, man is not lewd or like you step up on him.
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And, like you said, once, once they adjusted, they were ableto get back into the game within, like, 10 minutes of the third quarter.
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Nine minutes, like they were back in it.
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Obviously, a 21 point deficit proved to be too much.
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I think they adjusted his own like they did, and they just I hope the Lakers play zone again.
00:20:25
Next game they conned awards, your switch and kind of randomly like kind of back and forth.
00:20:30
It would be in his own 11 12 seconds on the shot clock, they would go trap harden, switching back demand in, You know the issue.
00:20:38
I think with the Lakers made one last night.
00:20:40
But when you have if my name you have Dwight Howard or JaVale McGee in the game, they can't run around.
00:20:47
They're just They're just a slow team, just slow, you know, they don't really have that many fast.
00:20:51
Guys, I know this isn't, you know, a good opinion, but every rallies, at least fast when he you know he's not there when yellow, you know, zipping the ball from corner to corner around the perimeter.
00:21:02
You have to really take advantage that because the White House and javale McGee, they don't move that well to be time to cover on shooters.
00:21:08
Now, I think that's what kind of help you guys get. In the last year.
00:21:10
Last night, there was a play, I believe Harden.
00:21:13
He kicked it out to Jeff Green.
00:21:15
He get hard and cuts, he gets the ball, I think someone Mississippi Kateb on the right elbow on the right block.
00:21:20
He doesn't touch pass to, um I don't know who made this.
00:21:24
That was It might have been I think they're going to touch.
00:21:26
Pass right to Ah, a record on the top of the wing.
00:21:28
He drills it.
00:21:30
They just don't move well enough.
00:21:31
Those bigs.
00:21:32
I think when a V or javale McGee here and again, you really have to visit their ball around and get those guys at the place that they just don't have enough fast.
00:21:40
Guys, it's just scramble, I think.
00:21:43
I think these gangs, they're just gonna just go straight 80 at the five.
00:21:48
I want to know, why don't you felt like it actually got hurt? That might be a blessing in disguise.
00:21:53
I actually seeing that.
00:21:56
I don't think him our way.
00:21:57
Our gonna play probably another minute.
00:21:59
And Sudanese, I think they're going to go straight.
00:22:01
Marquis, Horace and A D at the five.
00:22:04
And even in that case, the Rockets still got the shot state one.
00:22:10
It's just that they were down by so much in that first half.
00:22:13
They ran out of gas before quarter and and Westbrook kind of just kept turning the ball over.
00:22:20
That's the one thing you can say.
00:22:22
Uh, sometimes hard can wear down, especially in the fourth quarter.
00:22:26
And when you have to come back from 20 points down.
00:22:29
That takes a lot.
00:22:32
Yeah, a couple of things.
00:22:35
Ah, Like I said, I think javale being out is a blessing in disguise because Dwight was about to check back in before Morris went on that little run.
00:22:42
So I think something might click for the Lakers there.
00:22:45
And when did you really even get injured? Like, was it when he was, like, celebrating marquees three.
00:22:49
Is I jumping all over the invention one night? I heard a little bit.
00:22:56
Well, this is develops.
00:22:57
That's very, very develop him.
00:23:00
Yeah, but I think javale McGee being out actually actually helps because they're gonna be able to space the floor a lot more.
00:23:07
Yeah, I agree.
00:23:08
I think, um, I think a coast their favorite lineup is ah, his paper line of his KCP green Cozma, Anthony Davis and LEBRON, so far in the playoffs, limited sample size with their money's 18 in the playoffs.
00:23:21
But during the regular season, that line of was plus 25 43 minutes.
00:23:25
I think you're going to start seeing that line up a lot more.
00:23:28
Maybe you could take out Koosman slide in a more is there, but if Moore's is able to, you know, hit shots and we know we can move, you know, defensively.
00:23:37
I think coming along back it may be scared.
00:23:40
The rocket cause you know, you can't have two big summer for your plan to write that you just can't go.
00:23:44
The missed shot goes up.
00:23:45
It's easy, Fast break.
00:23:46
They can get back fast enough, so I think more is going to be pretty much the X factor for the for the Lakers.
00:23:52
But if he's able to, you know, make shots and move in transition, I think he's a plus for them.
00:23:57
I think he would be the expected to help the maybe left Lakers win this series.
00:24:02
Yeah, I think that's kind of what people don't understand, that teams usually have to adjust the Rockets if you're using not the other way around.
00:24:10
Even that thunder is the same thing.
00:24:12
Stephen out of play, probably like 25 28 minutes a game because he couldn't play in the fourth quarter.
00:24:17
So teams usually just to the Rockets because the Rockets are find what you're trying to dump the ball down low trump stuff even every day was posted up I think the rocks is actually fine.
00:24:27
Yeah, he's gonna give up is really about getting in foul trouble, especially Tucker.
00:24:34
But you know Scott Foster.
00:24:35
I won't get into that, but it's a tough got in foul trouble.
00:24:40
And that kind of limited where he didn't play a lot of minutes in that third quarter, began 1/4 that I think that's part of the biggest problem.
00:24:48
Is Tucker getting it filed Trump in Covington.
00:24:51
Those to get in foul trouble? That's when we were rocked, the kind of trouble themselves.
00:24:57
I agree.
00:24:58
That's those, like that's their anchors on defense.
00:25:01
Um, you know, pretty much because talking plays very frantic, like, you see what? He's guarding a d.
00:25:06
He's moving his feet.
00:25:07
He's hands late in and whatnot.
00:25:09
He's really trying to take him out of his element when he can't play as aggressively as that.
00:25:13
You know you're gonna live with a D, making those turnaround jump shot.
00:25:16
You're gonna live within dropping 30 because it's a D.
00:25:19
But yeah, Tucker and coming under huge, especially Covington, with his length getting into the passing lanes and breaking up plays and what not So you have followed trouble is huge for them.
00:25:27
Going forward.
00:25:29
Yeah, I mean p.
00:25:30
J.
00:25:31
Tucker.
00:25:32
He's like a linebacker.
00:25:33
He pretty much just like the heart and soul of that defense.
00:25:34
He's flying around. He's really physical.
00:25:36
And even Covington.
00:25:37
He's you guys tallest player.
00:25:38
At least Tallet rotational player that plays the most minute.
00:25:41
So you're gonna need him the be on the floor.
00:25:43
But I think it's far like you said, the shark about teams.
00:25:48
You know, mashing with the Rockets do is kind of weird to me cause you see the Lakers another one.
00:25:53
See, you know, how many one sees have you seen? Had to adjust to? Ah, you know, a team.
00:25:59
You know, that's not nice.
00:26:00
Highest themselves were to happen to it just like this.
00:26:03
But like you say, I think that McGee being hurt will be a ah will be a blessing in the sky for them.
00:26:11
Yeah, I like to say I mean, the rockets are not going to change.
00:26:14
It doesn't matter who they are.
00:26:17
They can't.
00:26:18
Legally, they can't do it.
00:26:19
Yeah, they couldn't think Cooper ties challenge, please, like, yeah, serious.
00:26:25
But he's probably not coming in the top, so but yeah, so, I mean, the rockets are gonna win or lose this weight of not gonna change.
00:26:36
Yeah, that's something.
00:26:37
Ah, kind of or go ahead.
00:26:41
Oh, no.
00:26:42
I was gonna pick it back when he said, I mean, like, you know, they could realistically put in Tyson Chandler.
00:26:46
But, I mean, he he's not going to play, So they pretty much went all in on this style of play.
00:26:52
I mean, I respected, you know, they're going down swinging, they're going down playing another way.
00:26:56
They want to play in that, that you know, this if they're gonna win a championship, this is what they're gonna do.
00:26:59
And, you know, they didn't They don't blink.
00:27:01
You know, the rocket, they're not going to blink.
00:27:03
They are who they are.
00:27:04
And this is how they've always been agreed.
00:27:06
Something that I was gonna add is that it was encouraging to me seeing how hard and he only took 12 shots and got 27th.
00:27:15
But it was encouraging to see how he was able to kind of read the doubles and make the right read every time down the stretch, like in the fourth.
00:27:21
He knew where he was passing before the double cane, and so you know they would.
00:27:26
There were multiple plays where the Rockets would swing like four or five times and get a clean look.
00:27:30
Now is encouraging for me to see rather than harden, forcing a step back three every time or like trying to split the split to double and get the ball straight for a fast break.
00:27:41
But I think going forward, he needs to be more aggressive and a bit more selfish in the fourth.
00:27:47
But that comes with him playing off ball, because when they double, you know you need someone else be able to create for him.
00:27:53
And that just takes me back to my point and shooting off the ball, are moving off the ball and shooting off the I think I think, Well, I mean, obviously eighties to did in type of player.
00:28:04
But I think there's something that Anthony Davis used to work on. He did.
00:28:07
It will last night.
00:28:08
But, you know, you said the rocket, they're fine with him.
00:28:10
Posting up P J.
00:28:11
Tucker P.
00:28:12
J.
00:28:13
Tucker's gonna He can't stop a deep.
00:28:14
He's gonna make things difficult for him, you know, he's gonna be no 80 doesn't like that? A.
00:28:17
He's more finesse.
00:28:18
Guy doesn't back and answer.
00:28:19
The basket is interesting.
00:28:21
He doesn't like the bank because, you know he had those issues in New Orleans, but they're comfortable with him backing down Tucker.
00:28:27
But the issue is when they double team.
00:28:29
I was talking about this on Twitter two nights ago, sometimes playing on a bad team.
00:28:33
You does if you develop bad habits and you see the bad happens when they double team him, he would rather step through and do like a fadeaway hook shot thing or some contested labour.
00:28:43
When he misses, I'll just take off. Three.
00:28:45
Take our fast rig Leo.
00:28:46
I think that he needs to just be a lot more pain because he knows the double team is coming.
00:28:51
Someone's open.
00:28:52
He has a, you know, keep his head up and find it open.
00:28:55
Docket lied when he doesn't do that, you know, that happened in Game one.
00:28:58
He just the double team would come.
00:29:00
He would take a bad shot, fall to the ground, lay up and then it just there are positives repeating those points add up.
00:29:05
You know, you guys shoot so many threes threes, Highway twos, you know.
00:29:08
So if you continue to continue to do that, I think this is a serial of the Rockets.
00:29:12
Can beat the Lakers.
00:29:14
Yeah, and also come down the turnover Me Look at that's counter reason why rocks May 22 threes.
00:29:21
Usually, they do that.
00:29:22
They blow team now, but they 17 turnovers the previous series when they lost those gangs, that was all gang.
00:29:29
But they lost internal about rocks and noble one in amount of turnovers per game in the playoffs and also forcing turnovers.
00:29:38
So when they have 17 turnovers and like going at 15 that's when they run into trouble, because they can't get out of the fast break and it can't make the defense.
00:29:47
And the Lakers are very good in transition as well.
00:29:49
So many Rockets just have to take care.
00:29:51
Will Westbrook needs to take better care of the ball.
00:29:54
Yeah, and if they do that, then they don't necessarily have to shoot 40% for three.
00:30:00
But if they if they would have took care of the ball last night, I think they would have pulled away in the fourth quarter.
00:30:06
And that's the That's the trade off that D'Antoni and Maury mention is that you know you're gonna lose the rebounding battle.
00:30:12
You make up for it by taking care of the bowl.
00:30:14
That's the way you're, you know, they're way bigger than you.
00:30:17
They're gonna win the battle on the glass and you're giving up the ball like you don't give yourself a chance.
00:30:22
You could shoot 40% from three but 17 turnovers and they had, like, what, 27 points off those turnovers? You're not.
00:30:28
You're not going to survive like that.
00:30:32
So I mean, you guys a rocket fans who have you got to pick the Rockets? And how many games do you think it will take for the Rockets to beat the length of the series? I was going with seven initially, anyway, just because I'm no, it was the biggest.
00:30:45
LeBron family is still Ron.
00:30:47
I didn't see you don't beat some people saying, If I this is crazy, it was gonna be the latest LeBron on your team and then you have anti days.
00:30:59
I just saw it going seven games Anyway, I just think that if we get Gang seven Westbrook the rest of Siri's, I still think the Rockets are better overall team.
00:31:11
It's not just because you know the matchups matchups.
00:31:14
I just think the Rockets philosophy.
00:31:16
It's just better than what the Lakers can put out trying to match that same philosophy.
00:31:21
So I just see the Rockets and seven still right, and I won't agree with you.
00:31:25
I say Rockets and six or seven.
00:31:27
But then again, like you're betting against LeBron and I don't feel good doing that, Yeah, I don't know, like from a non biased perspective, just looking at these two teams.
00:31:37
I also want to say Rockets and said, But like you said like it's it's LeBron So you never know with me Yesterday we are made that come back and sent the lead.
00:31:47
I was rushing again.
00:31:48
Also, I think they figured the Lakers out for a moment.
00:31:50
I figured, cause you know, you are one game one, and I was like they beat them in Game two.
00:31:55
I thing they're gonna be able to smell the roses a little bit.
00:31:56
I think they're gonna be like, you know, waken beat this team.
00:32:00
Unfortunately, lost last night, but I think they might have We were you down 21 like you said.
00:32:04
It just that takes so much out of black.
00:32:06
Think they might have figured something? Something.
00:32:09
We'll see whether when your Bill McGee doesn't play.
00:32:11
But I think they figured something.
00:32:12
Now, going forward, I'm gonna pick the Lakers and seven, just strictly, because if he gets to seven games, I felt the ground.
00:32:18
I don't trust harder.
00:32:21
I mean, that's that's fair enough.
00:32:23
Um uh, but like I say, like you said, Yeah, I mean, that's why I was encouraged.
00:32:32
And I'm hoping that the Lakers, with this win, get a little bit complacent and feel like, you know, like, we'll just keep doing what we were doing because we won that game.
00:32:41
I think the Rockets did figure out how to beat the zone, but it's just gonna It's a best of five series Now.
00:32:45
I think it just comes down to execution.
00:32:48
Yeah, a little thing.
00:32:50
I'll say reason State rocks and said, because I just think three point is still gonna be to point us when it comes down to it.
00:32:57
Rocks are still a better three point shooting team, the Lakers and as much as LeBron LeBron LeBron is still 35 I'm not saying the price. Also step.
00:33:06
But you can tell he's not able to go full 48 minute LeBron anymore.
00:33:11
So he's still kind of picks his moments.
00:33:14
And if a D drops off just the slightest, I think the Rockets still have a better overall team. The Lakers.
00:33:21
I think the Lakers top two players a bit of a right to stop two players t to say.
00:33:26
But I just think that the Rockets to have a better overall team to me.
00:33:29
I I have more confidence in Tucker and Cover 10.
00:33:33
Did I do Koosman? Iran? So right.
00:33:36
If West now just shows up, I just think the Rockets just have a better overall.
00:33:42
And one more thing I want to add.
00:33:44
It's like on the Rockets.
00:33:45
They only have three players left from 2018 But that's what, like that's hard and Tucker and Gordon, like guys who have been there, ladies pressure packed playoff series.
00:33:53
You know, the person that the Lakers have who's done that is LeBron and then green to a lesser extent.
00:33:58
But I mean, like, you know, 80 hasn't been in that situation.
00:34:00
Caruso hasn't been in this situation right no yell, but I don't know if I trust Rondo to stay.
00:34:05
Yeah, to playing like a.
00:34:08
I trust their experience.
00:34:10
And like their coach, like D'Antoni like he's been, he's been there before.
00:34:13
This is like his fourth year with Rockets.
00:34:16
You know he's been there, done that.
00:34:18
I want to say I trust their playoff experience more, but it always comes back to like you're playing against LeBron.
00:34:24
So you never know for me the, you know, the Lakers, the Lakers roster.
00:34:29
It really isn't that good.
00:34:31
You just have LeBron and Anthony Davis.
00:34:32
I mean, the roster collectively is a good what? A year ago, Caruso was energy.
00:34:37
Lee J.
00:34:38
R. Smith, but not the league a year.
00:34:40
Dion waiters.
00:34:41
He was in the n B A.
00:34:42
But he wasn't in the MBA.
00:34:45
Rondo.
00:34:46
He's pretty much on his last, you know, String.
00:34:49
If he that the Lakers cut him tomorrow, nothing is going to be in the suitors around her.
00:34:52
I highly doubt it.
00:34:54
So full of their rotational player.
00:34:56
You know, two of them haven't even been in the NBA in a year.
00:34:59
Pretty much, you know, for the most part, and these guys play Smith, Please, God, play significant minutes.
00:35:03
I I, um, totally agree.
00:35:06
I mean, you just have LeBron and you have two stars in just a bad habit.
00:35:09
Like a reality show.
00:35:10
In my opinion, they're just ableto overcome, overcome, You know, they're gonna win because you have two great player.
00:35:17
But I agree.
00:35:18
I think the Rockets roster is ah is definitely better.
00:35:21
It's just with the rockets, just there.
00:35:23
So many random possibilities that can just happen.
00:35:26
You know, you're going there.
00:35:27
You're shooting 40% from three, making 20 plus threes.
00:35:29
Yeah, you're gonna win.
00:35:30
But the game we all shoot seven for 44 it's just like, Oh, **** well, you know, the the whole whole table can just turn true.
00:35:40
It is work with else.
00:35:42
Condemned the defense's before this game rocks white number one defense in the entire playoffs and their defense can't fell off last game again.
00:35:51
It's just a real outlined seeing market.
00:35:53
More for five threes in a row.
00:35:56
Rondo. He made a three.
00:35:58
Yeah, wages. I think he had 13 points.
00:36:01
I don't know.
00:36:02
Just me. I just watched like it's all here.
00:36:04
I just can't see that happening.
00:36:05
Everything three Dion.
00:36:06
Waiters really have 13.
00:36:07
Like, I don't remember this minute scoring at all.
00:36:10
If I'm not staying, I think it was like late in the game.
00:36:13
He probably like I don't remember.
00:36:16
Well, you forget about last night's game last last night.
00:36:21
He only played twice.
00:36:22
You only have two minutes ago, he was scoreless over one.
00:36:25
He was me, really Marquis Morris.
00:36:28
And it was so to me.
00:36:33
I just don't see how that's a more consistent thing that they can.
00:36:36
You can know every single game.
00:36:38
That's why I'm surprised.
00:36:39
When Avery Bradley announced he wasn't coming to bubble like, I was surprised that so many Lakers fans, like casual Lakers trends, dismissed it like who, like everyone else, best like perimeter defenders like he's an on ball defender.
00:36:51
He was what he was.
00:36:52
I know he's shooting average from three like the 35 to 39% range, so I mean, they don't with them.
00:37:00
I mean, with Bradley, I mean, he's the best run the defender, Young, then the West is just a bad Congress and not have good perimeter defenders.
00:37:06
You have little a real ucat, the curry button on the playoffs obviously, but you have all these great guards in the West.
00:37:13
You need permit defenders.
00:37:14
Secondly, I mean, I know if anything, rather is going to compete.
00:37:17
You know, he's played in big Playoff members before, when he was in Boston.
00:37:20
He's been in these moments.
00:37:21
Then he fast we played teams like the Rockets.
00:37:24
You need guys that are going to be fast.
00:37:25
When they're swinging that ball around, you need guys they're gonna know, turn their hips and go running contest shots.
00:37:32
So your I don't know why they were dismissing him.
00:37:34
He's one of their most consistent players, made that.
00:37:37
They need him right now that they have nothing because they're going to be a game.
00:37:40
It could be named in Harm's gonna have a game, is on school for 40.
00:37:43
You have no one to stop them.
00:37:45
Caruso tries, but effort and capability are two different things.
00:37:49
I can try to do a lot of things, but if I physically can't do it, what good will good does that even mean, you know, is that type of vehicle? Yeah, yeah, you look like a brother.
00:37:58
Back in Boston Celtics days, he's always been a great defender make even a little bit.
00:38:03
So, yeah, it's one point on the college.
00:38:06
Yeah, I think it's a mission that to a couple English fans, like I was just blown off.
00:38:10
I have a brand sucked all year.
00:38:12
I'm like, OK, but you don't have anybody.
00:38:14
Congar hard, and it's so frustrating about Westbrook is if he could just have a decent game.
00:38:19
They have absolutely no body of a prospect.
00:38:21
Stay with Westbrook if he's playing on control.
00:38:24
So I just don't I don't see West replaying that bad again.
00:38:28
And without him playing that bad, this serious were probably already, too.
00:38:32
Exactly.
00:38:33
And you go back to that.
00:38:35
They're meeting in February. I think.
00:38:37
Rockets at Lakers When Russ dropped like 40 and A d was his primary defender like that's why I have I have faith in him coming back because there's no way like they know what works For me, it's just a matter of executing and Russ being 100% actually play his style and not settling for threes.
00:38:56
But if if Rose plays like roast like how we know he can play and benefit the Rockets, I want to say Rockets and six If Russ is shaky, I want to say Rockets and seven because he's He's the X factor for him.
00:39:09
Okay? So let's just say the rockets do lose in 57 games, whatever every woody, What did the Rockets go from? Because, you know, D'Antoni hasn't renewed his contract.
00:39:20
I'm going to assume he won't be the coach next year.
00:39:24
They do lose this series.
00:39:26
You know, Harden's 31 rushes into what? He was 31 as well. I believe.
00:39:31
Um, you know you guys, Your honor, Young team P.
00:39:33
J. Tucker's with 40.
00:39:35
Are most of you the older? Don't know Fabian, The oldest team in the league.
00:39:40
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
00:39:41
Like you are very young.
00:39:42
So what is the future of the scene? You know, y'all are good enough to worry.
00:39:47
You can't tank, you know? So what's next? I mean, honestly, they don't have any draft picks they gave him mumbles away, So K c and pretty much every year.
00:39:58
Yeah.
00:40:00
First traffic.
00:40:02
I mean, honestly, they're going all in right now if they lose and six or seven yet, I think D'Antoni only D'Antoni stays, is if they win a championship.
00:40:11
I just don't think for Tito wants to bring him back.
00:40:14
I think Maurie actually wants to continue to stay because they philosophy that Zack saying.
00:40:20
But yeah, they're telling you be gone.
00:40:22
And honestly, I think this next year they'll be trying to package their Gordon somehow and maybe a little bit better.
00:40:30
Now they say a little bit easier.
00:40:32
But the only reason it didn't trade him during the day line because they gave me an extension that he wouldn't They weren't able to trade him until this season.
00:40:40
So I really don't move a habits.
00:40:43
Trading Air Gordon and trying to re sign Jeff Green.
00:40:47
And I only know if re signing Austin Rivers is like a priority if he keeps playing the way he's been playing, yeah, I mean, but do you really think that until he's gone like, say, Rockets lose toe LeBron in the Lakers and seven like what other coaches air out there That could fit this team because they the roster is pretty much constructed as is, unless they go out and get a center trade.
00:41:10
Erik Gordon, like who else is out there that could coach this team because like it's it's his philosophy is his strategy.
00:41:16
I don't see anyone else out there that could, you know, the thing with me would be if they do lose at some point, you know, when you're going to try something else because, you know, they try this for a while and it hasn't worked.
00:41:29
Do you just blow it up? I think I'm good enough to wear.
00:41:33
You can't really blow it up completely, you know? But at the same time, they've been doing this for a few years.
00:41:38
You know, at some point, something's gonna have to change.
00:41:40
I don't know what that is specifically, but you're gonna be getting hasn't worked, you know, got win a bunch of gangs.
00:41:46
But you haven't been to the finals yet, so they don't go to another finals again.
00:41:49
You know, the new coaches, our heart is definitely gonna have to change some things.
00:41:53
Well, yeah, but you talk about, you know, you been doing this for a few years.
00:41:57
They've been, like, teetering on the edge like they they only went all in this season when they traded Capella.
00:42:03
You know, I don't know if it's if this isn't necessarily what they've been doing 100 percent for the past few years.
00:42:09
But I agree.
00:42:10
You know, the three is more than two and ****ytics and all that, you know, points at the basket feeder line in three pointers.
00:42:18
That is pretty much all on the line from this year.
00:42:21
I don't know, Like, what comes next after this, if we lose, like, I'm just going to just sit back and let whatever happened happened.
00:42:28
And the West does get better next year.
00:42:31
You got the marriage you got.
00:42:33
War is a warrior's coming back.
00:42:35
Wars will be back there.
00:42:36
Probably trade for somebody else.
00:42:38
Right? Training, Drafting.
00:42:39
So, yeah.
00:42:40
I mean, the Western stinking.
00:42:41
Tougher.
00:42:42
But I just don't think how to me.
00:42:44
Personally, I found with D'Antoni stand.
00:42:46
I just don't think for t.
00:42:47
Dia wants him back.
00:42:49
I just think for Tito some whatever reason.
00:42:52
You know, I want If he didn't like his agent, whatever it is, he doesn't want to re sign D'Antoni.
00:42:57
It could be a money thing, too, because we all know, for Tito is struggling with money right now, so it could be he wanted cheaper coach.
00:43:05
Honestly, I don't see anybody else out there.
00:43:06
That 50 philosophy I don't want Jeff Van Gundy.
00:43:13
He's going to New York.
00:43:15
You want Mark Jackson? It should make our Jackson if if he wanted to coach.
00:43:19
Yeah, I don't really want more Jackson on the coach I would like is killed with Sampson.
00:43:24
I think that he already have a relation.
00:43:26
Will a lot of Robert players already still there? I don't know if that's possible.
00:43:30
I mean, for Tito already has made you of age will be a really easy transition.
00:43:35
But, um, the person like that I'll find with D'Antoni still be in there.
00:43:39
I don't think that Tony is a reason why David Wallace the last two or three years, I think, is Chris Paul's injury.
00:43:46
Then last year's Chris Paul.
00:43:47
Horrible, not shown up at all showing and any tries to send us home like is exactly so.
00:43:54
It's just they played against one of greatest teams of all time in the last few years.
00:43:58
I mean, that's just bad cir***stances, So if they lose this year again, it depends a lot of loopholes.
00:44:04
If they go out and God forbid, five depends how they lose, then maybe you can say D'Antoni, but they lose six or seven.
00:44:13
I mean, you just lost to a better team.
00:44:15
You just lost toe, you know, one of the top two or three players of all time.
00:44:19
So I don't know if you can really blame that. Yeah.
00:44:22
The key thing you said there is Depends on how they lose.
00:44:24
Like that's it.
00:44:28
Yeah.
00:44:29
I just think that at some point, you know, I mean, some things you could let's say you run it back next year.
00:44:34
The war is still going to be there.
00:44:36
You know how you guys are going.
00:44:37
I put award everything.
00:44:38
Just everything.
00:44:39
All of the chips just follow down the aisle seat.
00:44:41
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
00:44:42
Then teams of the team's gonna be better next year.
00:44:45
You know, I just feel like I'm gonna run it back again next year.
00:44:48
Underperformed.
00:44:49
Losing in the western part of the semifinals then would gonna be harder to be 32 going on 33.
00:44:55
Russ will be the same age.
00:44:57
And then at some point, I think, Russ, when he starts new starts to decline, you're gonna see a shop.
00:45:02
The client is his.
00:45:03
Yeah, him aging with him.
00:45:06
Aging for me is just weird.
00:45:07
he He just didn't figure out the ****.
00:45:09
I needed 100 to 3.
00:45:10
He just never figured that out.
00:45:12
You know, most great players when they get older.
00:45:14
They started work on the jump shot.
00:45:16
He was just like, I'll just run over.
00:45:18
People still jump through the age of 32 you know, he's already having it is having, you know, quad injuries.
00:45:24
Just, you know, Alphabet.
00:45:26
He has another one.
00:45:27
But you know what? It could be another quality in a cab.
00:45:29
Then whatever his decline will be.
00:45:31
The sharp and steep one very quickly.
00:45:34
Well, that's so frustrated by Chris Call last year.
00:45:37
He's out of shape.
00:45:38
He gets hurt this year.
00:45:39
I don't think he missed a game this year.
00:45:41
Hagos a vegan and all the sudden desire, huh? You know, he's in great shape.
00:45:45
He's playing great and then he hasn't heard.
00:45:48
I won't get know that, but through Westbrook is going decline because he has come shot.
00:45:53
He doesn't really have anything other than being exposed to the basket and its athleticism.
00:45:58
So, yeah, he's I mean, yeah, he's gonna decline so but that's kind of problem.
00:46:04
Your team has said so you get rid of Dan Tony, then what? You got to bring in another coach.
00:46:09
You try to fit their philosophy so they're not gonna change it.
00:46:12
Philosophy their team.
00:46:14
They're gonna probably bring back Tucker for another year, at least eventually, because he wants an extension.
00:46:21
So the team has said so to me.
00:46:23
You you probably have to give them Tony another year.
00:46:26
And then after that, I don't even then more.
00:46:30
It doesn't blow up teams he never has since he's been here that haven't had a losing record.
00:46:34
So that's just not the way that Daryl Morey does think.
00:46:37
Now they get rid of, they'll worry.
00:46:38
That's a different story.
00:46:39
But not that there are more is here that probably never, actually, Just like.
00:46:44
That's the one thing Dale Mori finally grade rust for ya.
00:46:47
Honest, you know.
00:46:49
But on the flip side of that device, what happens if the Lakers lose? I mean a d you see right? He's a free agent, isn't he? Uh, you have region.
00:46:59
I think for them I mean this.
00:47:01
This year's free agency class isn't really ***y.
00:47:03
It's a bunch of role players, which you do need.
00:47:06
It looks like gallanar tomato rows in, um, a bunch of guys like that under middle class players, you know, a little bit below.
00:47:12
But I think that I was the Lakers again.
00:47:14
It's Kelly.
00:47:15
You're a free agent to just like that type of player you might be next summer, but in the summer after he signed a two year.
00:47:21
But, um, I think it's decent.
00:47:23
Middle class roll place.
00:47:24
If I was the Lakers, our party try to cash in and go sign a couple of those guys because I highly, highly doubt they're gonna sign you on this side.
00:47:31
I don't believe it.
00:47:32
I don't think that I'm assigned himself.
00:47:34
I think the first priority for them, Mr.
00:47:36
Some Grease on 80 being our waiters has to go. J R.
00:47:39
Smith has to go.
00:47:40
Rondo has to go, then.
00:47:42
I mean, the money that they have go bring in some of those middle class Ah, for agents.
00:47:48
Maybe never.
00:47:49
Maybe never getting gallanar.
00:47:51
Would you keep going? Just watching close my I just don't see God team building like right angle? No at all.
00:47:58
You know you're not not an army heat.
00:48:02
But here's the thing that the issue I have with the Lakers is they don't so they have first round picks.
00:48:07
They trade them on.
00:48:08
I give you When you get Anthony Davis of a player, that's fine. Go ahead.
00:48:12
But imagine what his team would be if they would have kept Russell casually.
00:48:17
Is Rando all their first round picks of last with seven years? They traded all of them, all of them, and I think the longest one that stated the longest with Julie around he was he was a Laker, I think 3.
00:48:25
5 years and they traded him, you know, and this is a problem.
00:48:30
When you have, you don't develop young talent.
00:48:32
You have guys like Dion waiters who really probably won't be in the n.
00:48:36
B.
00:48:37
A.
00:48:38
Maybe None of the year to J. R. Smith hasn't played basketball in the year.
00:48:40
You haven't Rondo's your starting point guards things like that.
00:48:43
This is the problem when you don't develop young talent and when you don't keep picks.
00:48:47
So after I think that they lose, they're gonna probably tell a go spend a bunch of money.
00:48:52
There's offseason, the sign for ages, and I want to see how that affects them.
00:48:55
You know what this covert situation teams don't have remind I have as much money as they thought.
00:49:01
I think the sample capsule actually not gonna get my dip.
00:49:04
I don't think it's gonna go up.
00:49:05
So and I think the rocks and Lakers account in the same situation.
00:49:09
It's the same thing trail, you draft picks.
00:49:11
You have a much older players, much role players.
00:49:14
I mean, it's not really a lot of avenues.
00:49:16
You could go.
00:49:17
So I think whoever loses the Siri's, that kind of kind of be and then you got to also think about it.
00:49:22
It's gonna be a short off season.
00:49:24
You're gonna have a lot of time.
00:49:25
I don't know What's that? When they started, they said the Super seven, but it's against that.
00:49:29
You'll be starting my back up in a couple months, so it's not gonna be Oh, find free agents.
00:49:35
Yep.
00:49:36
I want to see, you know, do the Lakers try to go get Chris Paul.
00:49:39
It is this where they get the band together, and LeBron got a familial away to get Chris Paul with the Lakers.
00:49:45
You know, there's some shooters out there, you know, Joe Harris is a free agent.
00:49:49
You have? There's some decent guys out there.
00:49:53
I don't know. They're going to be able to do it. Opens.
00:49:55
Spend the money with the first Friday. Then you have to resign.
00:49:57
And today if you don't really have a choice, But I want to see how much Go ahead.
00:50:02
No, no, go ahead.
00:50:04
I want to say, how much money is that going to cost you? You know what? The salary cap crashing, you're gonna have to give him majority of it.
00:50:10
How much money will you realistically even have left? I mean, yeah, they kind of are in the same position, only differences.
00:50:19
You know, one of the team has LeBron and it's weird because, like, he's 35 36.
00:50:24
Like what? Is this man going to slow down? He just, like, doesn't I think the priority for them, like you said, should be Chris Paul, because clearly, you know, he's back to primes tp three somehow.
00:50:35
Oh, I'm like, even if the Lakers like if they lose this year in this second round, and you go out and get a Chris Paul and you do have to load manage for whatever reason.
00:50:45
Could you have LeBron 35 see p 36? I could see them making another, like finals run.
00:50:52
If you have Chris Paul in LeBron James, like those air to proven closers winners, you could be like the 4th 5th seed in the West and still make it to the finals.
00:51:00
That wouldn't even be that surprising.
00:51:03
Yeah, Yeah, I agree.
00:51:05
I mean, we'll see what the judges in a weird spot.
00:51:07
They have a late first round pick there.
00:51:08
Probably, I don't know, traded for something.
00:51:10
But I want to Do you know what they do with coups? Because you're I don't think that he will develop like Ingram. I don't.
00:51:16
So I want to do you move him.
00:51:18
Do you move that, you get off him? I don't.
00:51:19
Then wouldn't.
00:51:20
Also was What's the value from? Do they even have any tradable players? They're not trained.
00:51:24
The Browning on trade and 80 who on the team is even tradable.
00:51:28
You don't have anybody else like you don't have anybody who's was more media sensation.
00:51:34
Yeah, he's a good player, but he's not.
00:51:36
Yeah, I don't think he's gonna get you really think back in the trade and you've got People are not gonna be there.
00:51:40
Waiters Smith.
00:51:41
They're gone.
00:51:42
Rondo is gone.
00:51:43
I mean, you really don't have anybody else that, um I mean more. Keep Morrises.
00:51:49
He's gone.
00:51:50
So I mean, you really don't have anybody there really top heavy eso.
00:51:54
They're kind of stuck in the situation where you have to train Koosman and try to get something in return.
00:51:59
Because me a late first rounder, you never really know any.
00:52:03
If there they do hit a late first round, that's gonna be two or three years down line.
00:52:08
Approach it for thinkI is LeBron.
00:52:11
He is a free agent.
00:52:12
I believe in two years he will be 37 years old, will be older.
00:52:16
But that is something that I was like your fans.
00:52:18
I would keep my eye on because they turn next year.
00:52:21
You know, he doesn't get a re next year.
00:52:23
I think he'll live again.
00:52:25
This will be his last time doing it, but I think he would try one more time.
00:52:29
We leave again.
00:52:31
Yeah.
00:52:32
He wouldn't even give you guys a visit.
00:52:34
That The last thing I want to talk to your doctor about What bothers if you're walking.
00:52:38
Why do you guys think you guys can't sign major free ages? There's no state income tax.
00:52:44
Fourth biggest city in America.
00:52:46
I don't team players won't even come visit here.
00:52:49
Why? I never understood.
00:52:50
The Dallas is the same way you look at Jimmy Butler, right? I don't I don't blame him for that.
00:52:56
Right? He hardly have been recruiting him all year.
00:52:58
But you got Pat Riley.
00:53:00
You got Miami.
00:53:01
You're the guy there.
00:53:02
And clearly it worked out for him, right? Katie, I don't know why he didn't visit with this.
00:53:06
I thought that would have been insane if Katie joined one.
00:53:10
People would have respect Katie way mawr if he joined Houston instead of the Warriors.
00:53:15
Um, yeah.
00:53:16
I don't know.
00:53:17
I think it's the fact that they see, like a couple years ago, saw anti Lawson didn't work out trading like I think players air scared that, like if I don't perform, there's inflicting like Chris Paul is their you flip.
00:53:28
Everyone made Houston the villain for getting rid of Carmelo Anthony.
00:53:31
Even though this dude was awful for us, I think free agency that and kind of see like there's no loyalty from the front office, but that kind of goes for anywhere in the lead.
00:53:40
But the Rockets specifically, you know, Daryl Morey has that reputation of like, I'll do whatever it takes to win.
00:53:45
I'll trade my stories if I saw, but for you and you're not performing like your dog.
00:53:49
But they didn't see P.
00:53:52
Yeah, I think about it much as I love hard.
00:53:55
Hard is the guy he's gonna have a down his hands.
00:53:59
There's not Iraqis, don't have a system like, you know, like Miami or Golden State, where everybody hardness two guys going to touch the ball.
00:54:07
So I mean, you know, players like Jimmy Butler or K D They're not gonna want to be in a system where they're pretty much gonna be standing in the corner, are they could be the guy standing and pain.
00:54:20
So, you know, I said, much of the little harden is a certain type of player that that has to want to play with art.
00:54:27
And, you know, even with white situation, that didn't end well.
00:54:31
So I mean, player, see that Harden is not a heavy, heavy recruiter.
00:54:36
I mean, it's just not me.
00:54:38
Yeah, he wanted whisper because they have been Francis.
00:54:41
So I mean, you got into it.
00:54:46
So what about even the middle tier guy who were a few years ago? Kim Bays more, came out here, Couldn't sign apartment.
00:54:53
Yeah, he he was he after he signed that kind of he didn't play well, but at the time, you know, he was on their Hawks team, and he was He was solid using a rope.
00:55:02
You know, problem yourself.
00:55:03
Didn't want to come here either.
00:55:04
You know, these guys think they came out here and took a visit, but they still just shows not to my take on.
00:55:09
I just think that one.
00:55:11
The heart One thing You don't want to be in the corner doing that.
00:55:13
But also I think, is that, you know, these are the MP three player, the millionaire, The young Megan is Houston.
00:55:20
Houston is more of a business, and you know, there's nothing.
00:55:22
I'm from Houston.
00:55:23
I love Houston, but it's not a ***y said that you think of the cities where you want to be as a young millionaire.
00:55:29
Our first place I'm thinking of in Miami.
00:55:31
New York, I guess.
00:55:32
But at West L.
00:55:33
A San Francisco.
00:55:35
Places like that.
00:55:36
And I feel that.
00:55:38
Houston, we're not Ah, we know what? The fourth biggest city here, but we don't have a major ESPN marketing.
00:55:44
You know, there's nothing ***y or glamorous about the city of use.
00:55:47
I think that might have something to do with this.
00:55:48
Well, we have a market.
00:55:51
Media remained marking Media City.
00:55:54
Well ordered the fourth biggest city.
00:55:56
Yeah, but we have us.
00:55:57
Honestly, we have a smart media market, so yeah, there's moral.
00:56:01
It is not.
00:56:02
It's not a huge attraction.
00:56:03
So right when you're in Houston, you don't want to leave Houston, but yeah, people outside of Houston don't really realize that.
00:56:10
Yeah, you can.
00:56:12
Like, you're not gonna go on vacation in Houston.
00:56:14
Yeah, you're right, you won't.
00:56:15
Never vacationing. Exactly.
00:56:17
You're not going to Galveston over Miami Beach? Yeah, exactly.
00:56:21
So I mean, a lot of players look at that and yeah, you says the same thing with Dallas.
00:56:27
I mean, last time Dallas signed some big time trying to knit and work exactly.
00:56:33
Even Santonio one last when they signed a huge free agent.
00:56:37
No, None that I can really think of.
00:56:38
So New Jersey through trades, and I mean, that's just coming just the way it is.
00:56:42
And the last time the rockets on somebody like a really big free agent.
00:56:46
Of course, it was white.
00:56:47
Our coming like Ty Lawson was sort of, but made White House like still make a star.
00:56:53
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
00:56:56
I think it just also, I think with with sentence home, they don't really do it because they have a culture, you know, we're gonna get better through the draft, you know, Pop the leader.
00:57:05
He's gonna make all the right decisions behind closed doors, these guys, and undeveloped quickly and gonna be, Well, you know, Dallas.
00:57:11
Um very, very, very boat owner loves his European guys.
00:57:15
We're going to get those guys in that they're gonna pop immediately.
00:57:17
And rockets are kind of rock is just unique, you know? They try their very big and ****ytics.
00:57:22
They're gonna you know that they don't even they won't even scout players.
00:57:25
They don't fit their lay.
00:57:26
Their criteria ****ytically, you know, is that type of thing.
00:57:30
You know, some players they don't they don't fit that way.
00:57:32
So, you know, if your if you don't fit their little mold and literally.
00:57:35
They're not gonna look at you. That's happening.
00:57:38
A lot of guys don't fit their way.
00:57:40
Well, I mean, yeah, unless you're like a superstar like Chris. Paul Russia.
00:57:45
Yeah, right.
00:57:46
But you're exactly You are who you are, but I didn't be. I agree.
00:57:50
I agree.
00:57:51
You're in a tough spot.
00:57:54
Well, I'm saying device could go back to our the story about the arm.
00:57:59
Or so my Marcus all when he was first coming to the league, it was like, Well, he doesn't really fit what we were trying to do here.
00:58:07
That's why we didn't even scouted him.
00:58:09
Wouldn't even thinking about getting a man.
00:58:11
Yeah, it's a certain type of player that they think fit.
00:58:14
And if they don't fit, they don't even bother even looking out on it.
00:58:18
Tom is great.
00:58:19
Sometimes you get like a Shane Battier or you get a pizza burger, and sometimes you just missed out on players.
00:58:25
It's just come out, we go.
00:58:28
Like I know they were supposed to have Garrett Temple and Michael Green, which would have been Yeah, but it didn't work out.
00:58:37
Well, im only thank you guys for coming on my show today was a lot of fun.
00:58:42
Hopefully, you guys have left this serious.
00:58:43
You guys play tomorrow, so hopefully you know any expectations going on tomorrow if you score predictions? Uh, I I'm I'm pretty.
00:58:52
I'm pretty big on jinxing so I don't want to say anything.
00:58:54
Okay.
00:58:55
Okay.
00:58:56
E, I got Westbrook coming out getting like, a near triple double.
00:59:00
I honestly think the rockets going tomorrow.
00:59:02
Just Yeah.
00:59:03
You knew the Lakers were gonna come out on fire.
00:59:05
They were gonna come on, try to push rocks in the mouth.
00:59:07
And I think the rockets solve their best shop yesterday.
00:59:10
Honestly, because LeBron I d play great.
00:59:13
They played private, you know, the best they played.
00:59:17
Maybe in all playoff.
00:59:18
So I just see their Westbrook played better.
00:59:21
They still have asked for Harden.
00:59:22
I just see the rocket pulling on game free, I think serious counters going back and forth, right? You could see that.
00:59:30
Yeah, it's going to say that's that's my only predictions.
00:59:33
That goes to seven.
00:59:35
All right, we'll see.
00:59:36
I'm going.
00:59:37
I'm going Lakers and I'm a go Lakers and seven.
00:59:40
But it was surprised if you guys upset that no one instead wouldn't surprise me at all but closed out here with this.
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