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Dirt & Sprague, Wednesday 2-8-17 Hour 1

Feb 8, 2017|

The guys go fuddy-duddy to start the show after some HS kid cherry picked his way to 92 pts in a game, plus the Damian-CJ dynamic for the Blazers, can it work in the long run.

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Yeah what's up everybody it's dirt when I thank you for tickets in time out to listen to be podcast of our show brought to you by less Schwab tires doing the right thing since 1952. Time. You have this story on top of the UCLA investigation. Report the other day that the NCAA is looking into this this is clearly indicative of the fact that. The big twelve you can double a movie in there. They're growing need the parade for public hopefully bring. This is durden spray it's really horrible Carmelo remotely and he'd rather make. OK let me except the very good we've got good roll bar code review of the fervently about the year you're allowed buffalo all ago we did all. You can't daughters to rebuild do you get good at Karbala. Endangered Johnson and Brendan spray. By users away. I see today. Dirty and spray gun and we need. Well good afternoon in his twelfth followed zoo in the rose city it is time for nerves fray here on ten ED the Bainbridge was great alongside it in either Johnson or. How is everybody's. Hump day going other than being a little wet I'm doing fantastic voice better than my Tuesday did you guys get stuck in the land so I'll landslide gridlock no 126. Knowing yeah. Ways which told me there was a landslide in told me not to go I wasn't so that I hours. You know trying to did do some last minute production here are trying to get out and died Giambi hit swipe got to upgrade to the times he got to get on ways brother. Finally trying to facets lay around guy was not Smart and hip last night stuck in that for two hours did you use a lot of did data applications swagger are probably am not apps are probably not like are you yell perk. No I don't use Yelp I use so Opentable. Okay DUI Bloomberg never heard of Opentable d.s who were left. No OK come on slider really don't he's uber list do you use ways are you attack I have I guess I have way I down roadways I have that. Ideally it megahit technology tests a swagger does run down low Gammon so are you really look right up until somewhere around 3032 years old and then I just said I've got enough now I did yeah yeah how much things have. Advanced in the last twelve years it's yeah I'd like enough I'm well aware of that fact OK then you go drinking downtown and he uses the at the bar at grinder. No I have a few places that I realized that was a terrible trap question and that's a good answer to my fantastic dancer well played well played. I can't believe he's Diddy dirty like that why I tell deceive you knew it was now I don't think I don't think a lot of people know what that is now you're okay that's like an age thing if you're over the age 35 finally you know a grinder is I only found out because of the news not because like I'm up to date on. Apps are you don't have a downloaded under found now I don't you do yeah and the wife is like I'm not into this anymore and a big get rid of that when your father tuna you got to be responsible last thing I want is pictures of that going on on the Internet. I would like to claim publicly that I probably blow broke 25 traffic laws this morning. I'd so that we intended to do attack highlighted beer tent I got meeting time you left at 9:15 this morning thinking that is plenty of time plenty of time to get here usually takes about twelve minutes to get in by no. There was an actual real old there was a real who say the Ross island on the Ross island Rajai more now off the Ross Siler again and I'm like what's going on your leg 99 was backed up all bullion in Milwaukee I configured out and now I've broke a lot of traffic laws to get here on time you know I. I do wanna say this I kind of wanna start with this it's a small sports soaring. But he it's in regards to slide swipe card there is weak we joke with it's why guard about not knowing about an app right. I kind of went funny daddy last night at my house. Because I saw a story of high school kid that scored 92 points Tony we get me started on nineteen the two bleeping point and game yet which is a headline. You're like wow that's that's pretty remarkable not when he sees gas play and not when you see him because there's highly ouster of it and that's what happens and if you don't know what I'm talking about your new car your work with high school kid what do I care. So this kid's name is Le Mel low ball. And he is the littlest brother. Of one's a ball the studies Sealy player who's probably going to be a top 23 pick in the NBA draft and not the number one player. Taken in the draft. And they got the whole ball family plays high school and now blondes doing college. And this is this dead the younger one of the family and so resource in 92 points last night in game they play for writing Chino Hills nice yep. And I see it and I tweeted out and I wouldn't strive to try to find video of it. And I found video of it and I was so disgusted watching this video. Eyewitness full get off my lawn last night which there's no other response to it other than being get off my lawn so are if you haven't seen the video and maybe we tweak the seller show projector and Sprague. If you haven't seen this video this kid's scores 92 point not because he surely incredible on defense and offense racked simply because he barely. Ever steps foot past half court yeah yeah I don't on I don't play any defense I mean think about the old. Hank Gathers Bo Kimble Loyola marymount teams. Actually full court pressed and they try to get a quick steal and and they had a formula Paul was that a formula. He's got. No defense whatsoever they bid Jerry may I attempt at the B two or three guys that won't even go back they'll play three on five or 215 or four on five knowing good and well that a guy is sticking around acid cherry picked it up grabbed the rebound of throughout the full length of the court how many shots did he take to know the ninety total he took 61 sacks he was 37. Of 61 total he was thirtieth 39 on two point seven of 22 on three point in the 392 point oh is my guess upon and he went 25 Vollmer lay out some -- don't ranks of the 392. Point attempts I would say about 33 of them were late 33 in the morgue just open your fast break layups because they grab a rebound throw it to half court he'd lay the ball and maybe nobody back to get him and he would lay the ball land and he scored 41 in the fourth quarter it's it's this is one of the dumbest headlines I've ever seen and I thought to myself this kid's been in the headlines multiple times now this year yes he shot a half court shot earlier he pointed to where he was shooting and half court shot it made it crowd went bananas. Basketball culture goes nuts I did two admittedly. And then we can scores 92 so he's been in the headlines a few times their dad is one of those typical. A you looked at me let me talk did all my Mike's is Susan yeah styles are meeting I can't adapt. Other pilots played UCLA in the L wouldn't legacy down and Anaheim at Thanksgiving and this just this scene is every TV camera AZT do you get to come over his direction. Since the proto typical stereotypical. All annoy main. Age you dad. You sport he is I want all my kids to be pro athletes Iman a milk gate because I'm gonna live off all the money I'm probably gonna be their financial advisors slash guy who handles half their money. And its either gonna end in a mass or it's getting into with me living the life that I never could because I wasn't good enough right. That they well you know in my ain't my lazy ass it's made fun of for either jogging in the second base and in beer league softball or cherry picking and need just pick up basketball game because I'll do that am I can you run out of gas after lie just kind of stand around half court you don't play a whole lot of defense. I get ridiculed for that end in just rec league situations and rightfully so I accept the ridicule the fact that this happens in high school basketball. It just tells you where certain parts of that sport Iraq like that that actually happens and there's a coach openly advocating. For kid not to play defense to stand at half court. And just toss the outlet pass through so we can score 92 points and that's to be on what's happening to the game about as all and that's my problem is of people already picked the NBA and basketball part enough right it's this is a guy loves it just a way yeah. It's getting worse and worse. And hours and ages and it honestly fear I don't wanna go to flooded idea on this but EC sought UT ECD's things and it makes you worried about what the sport can look like in fifteen years. They raid on a seat like that's what I think about I mean look at it right this is the generation of kids that this is how they're learning to play basket we'll look at it right now so I'm doing his thing right now with some younger kids. And we were talking a Basque while the other day. And we were just timeout favorite players in what kind of style and how they play. Then we went and I went down to the gym other place I was at and I'm watching these kids are probably 1213. Eleven years old right in that range rage. And I'm watch him play full court you know what they're doing the whole time. They're jacking it up from like two feet behind the three point line just back and forth that's all they're doing and I'm thinking to myself. And had the MBA at times to be so fun with a three point line for sure again because there NBA players and bacon and these castles and staff can be a lot of fun. This is terrible this is a member we got to know pretty neat I can mergers mean Europe we disagree on is the one of them the bigger debates and they Dini at the NBA last year was staff credit was Barkley. They came on city was bad for basketball yes because of this yet 'cause there's going to be kids out there at this is gonna seep into their games he's really know Mark Jackson said stepped curry is bad Marty jags for you fast until that's right that's it was it was Mark Jackson and and I agree with him because. And I believe I disagreed with when I just I mean I just put myself back in the position of a kid like when your kid growing up playing sports what you do. You emulate the stars and the at the end of the day Italy about the Jordan made it right it will we were growing not leave it based on says an example when you walk up to the play whose swing did you wanna have Ken Griffey Ken Griffey or bonds or Karrie shot right right I mean you go back to did to the youth and in you look up to those stars and this is starting to happen out the youth level than you're seeing it to kids are just running up. Jacking up three pointers five feet behind the line because staff Corey does what the last and what are you gonna tell a kid too like some of these kids even though you might be a coach right or mentor. What do you tell a kid and they really going to listen to you. Hey stop doing it's terrible basketball Betsy low percentage shot that was always thing I was start was. The closer you are the higher percentage yeah that makes it is not even a high percentage shot and the NBA. No little want you ask well we think it is like what stuff curry right now let me bring up stuff Corey stats required I don't his numbers are a little down a lot of that doesn't affect Kevin Durant on the roster but he went right what you can blame analytic. For that because that's not all Darryl Maurice problem is he says basically Daryl Morey started this by saying if you take three steps in from the three point line. Yours and no difference in you shooting a three inch shooting that mid range shot that's why the mid range. The court uncle death of the mid range is a commerce world war for taking the authority is just as Gary is higher earning 33%. From three point rain better this morning presents the same as shooting 50% from two point range and about it now so analytics has gotten into it Curry's shooting 42 from three. That's pretty gut that stuff curry probably their best shooter that three point shooter in the NBA in a world. And everybody thinks they're gonna anyway. Even even daylight I love dame dame we'll throw similar shots intentionally what are you doing. I four feet behind the line does pull up like come on man I got is this is not a good luck I don't like to taken that shot even taken guys that some people get fresher with on the blazers. Take Al farouq Aminu from. He's like this he's like a 30% even three point shooter. Every time he's open he's Jack in an abuser is Adair every time and a member delays and try enemy won't drive for a lamb and you know what's funny nobody like questions it dame by the way is shooting 34 from 334%. Pre law that's pretty bad yeah that's not great facilities send them my son's thirteen loves basketball but he watches is crap on YouTube every day I spent more time telling him not to emulate these guys focus on the fundamentals that actually. That are actually teaching and drives me crazy as Diane would that be tough man and to have a kid growing up like and I don't really think we have this in any other sport. I baseball's played one way or like certain tactics and ideology he must say how well and FaceBook won't tell you how. O'Dell. O'Dell's doing this to kids in football and I and I know this because I love Ellen my nephew who lives in Tacoma and his buddies what do we do not want any catches yes when I play catch of these kids also on the run oppose router just ross' fly. Every bleeping time they try to catch with one hand and when they do you know what they yell out owed no. Also works in the offensive sanctuary. Think about all the times you see people try and run up and tried to dump truck somebody with a big shoulder hit rather than wrapping them up and getting them on the ground. They're looking for that big highlight the true gesture of you know knock in somebody over rather than you know form tackling wrapping him up around the hips and get them on the ground this is this is the reason my baseball's America's pastime and is only woman play the game. Well. I see Atlanta if we're gonna blame all these sports for these different reasons some of the blame baseball for childhood obesity because a DT he passport and sat. Well now you all got so this allows you to be Bartolo Cologne and it is also new for who you are Brandan Wright doesn't give you image considering. Hey now girls bodies are you sacked hitters now everybody's trying to jacket 400 feet instead worried about strike out 200 that they are daisies and that's the change we've seen in baseball's guys who swing for the fences and strike ensco every single year age sport look I l.'s again from the single when kids looked up to Jordan. Or kids look up to now staff. You also can argue against them wanting to emulate him because those guys have had been the highest level of success but it always blows me away. That there's still a good percentage of kids like LeBron is not their favorite player and in my mind I'm like I get people hate LeBron I get it. But if you're just from a fundamental. Explanation and teaching of the game he isn't he shining beacon of what you would want your kid to be is a basketball player. But because staff has won a title Jordan back in the day playing zero ball at times and hitting them walk off shot. People forget about the fact is it's a team sport innocent cannot golf out there sometimes it just feels good to be afraid I did and it does yeah I just last night I had a good not just feels good to be an old man get off my lawn go back to the way things used to be all right we've got a great show today wit askew VP of government relations for the American Gaming Association he's gonna join us at 130 where huge degenerate sports gamblers. As are most you out there even if you don't publicly admit because of the amount of money spent betting on football. So I wanna know where the processes that is the trump administration gonna help. Legislation for legalizing sports betting in our country we'll ask wit askew VP of government relations at 130 he works the American Gaming Association. Ron Twitter actor and Sprague at Peter Johnson an app Brennan's break coming up next. Are the blazers turning into CJ McCollum steam. You like that date that's a hot tape are they though we'll talk about the endurance break on ten. Eighty the fan. Does looking at something and I was just breaking it down looking at. Because we gotta get tax. 40% from three equals 60% from two. And I I I get the analytical parts of of three point and the way to game's evolved I've I've always. Kind of gone against fueling go the other way on the commerce Asian but just to give you an idea. I just took the top 103 point attempt players in the NBA and you can even stretch taps you get to let's take deceive in the top fifteen. If you go top fifteen in the NBA in three point attempts the players and some the most threes top fifteen in the league in CD by the ways fifteenth on that. CJ is 42 Nick Young is 41. Ryan Anderson is right at forty same with Klay Thompson at Kyle Lowry. And staff this 42 so 1234. 566. Of the fifteen players and attempt the most threes shoot 40%. Rest or sub forty sub Ford that's kind of what I'm talking about that does it it's just the new Arab vastly jacking up a lot of praise and and it's why some people look at the product in the NBA is now and it is don't necessarily like it they wish it was more an old style game so the blazers almost blew a sixteen point lead last night against the mavs who. But luckily for them CJ McCollum save them in crunch time they came out of the timeout he's appalled jump shot. Dallas responded Dirk and whiskey was a lot of fun to watch last night it was kind of a throwback for older analyze the data key stole a couple passes from Yogi Bear and shot up in how to go ahead three thought the game might be over. So with three seconds left CJ gets the ball dribbles and shoot the floater point three left Dallas has no timeouts they're done. So CJ gets the go ahead shot. And look it was a pretty good dual. Combo last night when Damon CJ they teamed up they combined for 61 points they were the reason they want dame might well they're always usually the reason I won dame either way had five rebounds and six says. But with C jays played the last two months him heating up going back to when dame got injured. And his production in his value in late game situations for this team even in games where they may have lost. It's kinda I think there's this little ground swells starting to kind of build up a little bit with the blazers. And now people kind of look at this team and it's not just Dame's team in fact some people might be looking a little bit going dame CJ and there might be the extremes out thereof. CJ's. Well in that that is an extreme you said it if you wanna view this is Damian CJ is team on climate that I mean as long as one of them not getting traded that's the back or you're gonna build around for years to come and if you're gonna have a chance to win a championship. Over the next five years which is an extreme long shot in my mind they're they're they're going to be two guys to get you there but because of two months of play. Because of a hot hand it because of what he's done as a blade in in crunch time situations. That's not enough for me to look at CJ McCollum and say this is his team I think. The Damione Lewis at this year's been variance in need to follow as a blazer fan and you know I'm just is disappointed in the season that they've had I just a high expectations coming in of the year is a lot of fans dead so it sucks to be in this position. But the negativity towards dame it is is almost bent a little overwhelming for me in and I think this is even the latest example love it that. You know just recently dined Oliver put up the status what he's done in crunch time this year in the numbers aren't pretty nine and beyond tying or go ahead shot situations. The fourth quarter numbers maybe aren't as strong as they've been throughout stretches of his career. But it's like oh we're almost willing to forget what he had done his first three or four years in the league. Because of Etsy Gemma columns on the last two months now CJ is the guy you want the ball you want the ball in his hands and he's the guy did. You wanna build the team around in and people wanna trade dame not CJ CJ is the one you wanna hold onto that people really still wanna trade like either one or I just all I just don't get down at all like it. I do this this this immediate suede shoe because of a disappointing year and because a CJ McCollum cautious does that make sense to me when you look contains numbers. Thirty to 46 points six assists and five rebounds a game. 26 points six assists five rebounds a game. Those are good numbers the problem is he's. The worst of the two on defense but let's not act like seeds just owns a home run on that all Florida CDs terrible he's awful but Danes or worse that's the gripes with a lot of people and adds yet blame ya please blame somewhere that's part of the blame for people with a start that they've had. That's our poll question today is is turning into CJ McCollum steam right now just update you. Now these are the option to know still dames yes. Or now it's both dean and CJ's and right now is 52% both Damon CJ's. 27%. No still names. 21%. Yes turning into CJ. Look I don't mean this is CJ McCollum steam. I did that tees path I'm joking just gonna wanna talk about this dynamic between these two guys. The only interesting part about mr. is not like Casey to get it taken over. It's just how much better will CJ get. Verses I think this is kinda dame I don't mean game's gonna get better I think this is dame for the next X amount years however long his prime is. Maybe he ups his production and mrs. steer too but overriding this is who Damian Miller it is. With CJ it has been a natural flow and I know they both stayed for years of their colleges but they've come along on different levels. And with CJ it just feels like he continues to get better. And better and more productive and bigger in crunch time for them I love the shot last night. Go to the rim don't shoot. Don't shoot a 35 foot fall away three pointer that something I think dame at times contended do. Based on success in the past. I liked it CGA times is not afraid to shoot the mid range he attacks the rim with a purpose. You know if he gets wide open he's not gonna hesitate at all so there's an element of CJ improving his game over the last two years. That I think at least people optimistic maybe you can continue to get even better and maybe surpassed dame in terms of being the most talented play wide. It is in terms of talent I think that's and that's a broad brush to paint with because I think CJ McCollum will at some point in his career be a better offensive player than Damian Miller in terms of scoring and I want to secure you he's already there that you can't I mean the points for games not quite there but at least she does and a three point percentage we just college game earlier he's at 34% CJ said 42%. Overall feel low percentage CDs at 40% this year games at 440. Your ear splitting hairs in the overall field of course management CJ. Has turned into a better three point shooter and a couple things that one it would dame just being who we is I agree with where you're coming from on that right at some point he just hit a ceiling he's 26 years old. And this isn't a bad ceiling to be at 26 point six selling my story is not a knock those integrate is aggressive and I'm with you there. But with CJ with the development that comes with his game I think it's only got to come in scoring now again that's not a bad thing. But much cyclic Damian Miller I don't see him becoming a better defender is his career goes on this is his fourth year in the NBA he's still sucks on that side of the ball. There's a ceiling and with how good he's going to be defensively and I think just in terms of an overall basketball player facilitating running an offense grabbing rebounds. I do think Dame's better in those aspects as well so. And CJ overtaken as the best score and maybe the number one scoring option on this team sure but from a leadership standpoint from from a running an offense standpoint. Those will always be a Miller camp. I wanna add something to this so we'll talk most of the other side of the break also Evan Turner broke his hand. Is that a good thing for the blazers it sounds crazy will explain why would do that next I welcome back again we'll talk about the organ ducks in fifteen minutes their. Another coaching change. Which we don't see very often doesn't have to be a bad thing necessarily but we wanted to talk about it. As the wide receiver coach is leaving for UCL. AX announced today. Abu we're coming to Portland trailblazers they beat the mavs last night. I was thinking to myself I'd much rather have Evan Turner healthy then get a win but if you could trade goes do I would measure that junior go. I read them break his hand and them losing which was a little morbid well I'd want him to suck I don't brood for injuries I Leo yes at this point I think the best thing moving forward for this team is pile up as many losses as you can see you don't get swept in the first round and you get is gonna draft pick as possible and EL I and we were talking about Damon CJ and I think I really do believe aside from. Aside from people out there that might anyway you just bring you up to talk about it get ratings like no. I think this is legit thing a lot of franchises have to go through his and it. Where you have two starts Oklahoma City had this with Katie in Westbrook Yemen and Golden State McLean stack it always happens it's a topic where you have to really really good players that might be basically the same. And just how that dynamic works now I will say this on the whole this is C jays team now in dame should step aside. I think that's a little extreme I think this is Damian C jays team. But I also believe dean Mueller in that locker room is without a shot of a doubt the leader when he says goes what he wants is dictated that way. And it's not so much CJ he's way. So as long is Damian is here and by the way dame got the franchise contract extension yet he signed the Max deal yes it won a CJ got the extension to bite deems is a little bigger and adding Dane just overall is always going to be a little higher in that regard. As long as Dame's here I think it is Dame's team even if purse if stats don't played out out of CJ stats are bigger I still think it's Dame's team. There's nothing wrong with having a beer do the only thing I wonder. There's these seem to be a little different in terms of the personalities and how stars operate. They seem to have a good a great relationship can be tied in with family. But we've seen this before in the NBA. Sometimes you to a certain point egos can have the best he's so I'm just always interest in how the dynamic of two star players are working together go hey it's fun to track there's no doubt I. In one thing is if you're somebody who believes this is a tandem that should be together long term and has a chance to win. Depending on the pieces around them which I do I think that that's the determining factor is who's your small forward Hoosier senator those are questions that are still to be determined with them over the next him flee years. But I do believe these guys to Morgan investing that they have going for them. Is their relationship there's never been anything that's come out over the three or four years they've been together. That there's any sort of controversy any sort of beef nothing at all I mean there are they hang out with each other off the court. They they know each other's families well they have similar backgrounds in terms of coming from small schools being four year guys had said school. So I think just in in that regard it this is a relationship that is set up to work well and in and I do like this tax you know somebody brought up. About Theresa we also to remember it CJ wouldn't be where he is without Damien helping them along the ways teammate as a mentor and as a friend Damien. Become more savvy as the year goes by. It's not about who's better it's about cohesiveness Damien already has established himself as a leader in us from rob insurer wouldn't and I agree on a percent this is Dame's team. He's the leader inside a locker room and he's a leader on the floor and just because CJ may be continues to develop as an offensive player I don't see that changing I just. It's just it's easy to me to follow this year that there seems to be a lot of it's fair criticism. We nitpicking Willard game and again the defense fair the three point shooting isn't as good as it's been in years past clutch moments he's not as good as he's been the last couple years so. I understand the nit picking up a small parts of his game. I don't feel that we do the same thing for CJ and I wonder for just because dame is the guy in this is his team would have brought you the death try your answer that that we had this Texan do you think Damian Miller you know talking about Britain recognizing weaknesses in their game we talked about that the opening segment would guys like LeBron. Was an assist do you think Miller can recognize his weaknesses work on it to become a strength that can be key factor on whether or not this remains his team. Do we do that was CJ now CJ sucks on defense there's no regular someone we usually point out sometimes it's attend the backcourt. We'll learn to better strip distributor with the ball two more assists per game to be criticized CJ for that no he averages more rebounds per game to be criticized CJ for that no. So I it it's it's interesting to me like I get that they had guys get a get the brunt of the the the outrage from fans but if you do view this says this is their team. We need to do that procedure is well well and. We had as somebody Tweeter center and Sprague he's at C jays team Damien needs to be traded I think what happened is there was a locker room confrontation. About about. The shot selection. I don't know I am in the locker as much as I was last year I'm gonna start now that football's over angle on Thursday to the game when I've been in their this year though. Don't notice any difference those guys are really close like they would just have dinners with families and stuff they do. It's it's a little different dynamic in an abrupt Katie Westbrook it's different dynamic than that like those guys were cool. They didn't have this kind of relationship and I think that's what leaves you hopeful about this working out long term but I think you answered your own question. And just anybody out there that's like well this is CJ's well OK let's go point. He's played well last few months he's averaged 26 points a game he's at a couple huge moments in my wedge shots and even in moments in las. He was a huge factor they were even right there. But if you're the one if you're nitpicking just dame I think that basically is you telling me you're holding him to a higher standard right. Because there's no reason that CJ issued in the nit pick he's not very good on defense either now you mentioned the assists the rebounds. C jays game is fun but I I again it answers your question who's gamer you nitpicking of its games. And I think that's basically your way of telling us that you think this is Dame's team stealing huge demand more from him. The need you any other player which is. Air because I still view him as the face the team in the leader of the teams he won't go higher higher standard. I understand that did the one other thing I will say about CJ that I think will be inching watchman for the we know these guides a small backcourt Miller is a small point guard CJ is a very small two guard we saw last night Harrison Barnes going at CJ in the post exactly and I think that's something where CJ is almost a bigger liability and that aspect because he being as a shooting their delegates he's clay for example like CJ is listed. As 63 not sit next to the locker room. I think you sixty's a little bit I think you need religion with a secular daisy OK so finally easily jets sixer will get Betsy Klay Thompson grant and maybe he's on the bigger sizes a 67 shooting guard big tube that's about it it's a big difference so and and I think that's something where CJ is is to meet. It's more than Tweeter because he's not as good distributing running the offense is dame is not necessarily true point guard he's more of a pure scorer. But he's the one that's more undersized in his role and I. I do it where you were coming from and you don't wish an injury like I get we are coming from with the Evan Turner hand injury because he broke his hand for those just tuning in Evan Turner we don't going to be out yet. If he needs surgery ex set her up but Evan Turner broke his hand in Dallas. If he's out an extended amount of time I think this is what hurts them just as a team and competing every night. Because you mentioned how it's the small backcourt. If you noticed and I thought this was a good part about bringing turner in. Blazes were ready hiding game on defense putting game on a guy that was a three or four. And a stretch for at that and literally would do nothing not really involved tried finding the weak link on the opposing team for their offense yeah. They were already hiding him now with having you can put Evan turn around there is a primary ball handler. And run Damon CJ off cross screens flare screens except Iraq. And have them operate that way defensively Evan can go guard the big to guard CJ a little better offense are defensively can go guard may be the point guard. You still that he lit up somewhat but it's not quite like Damon dame can go be hidden on somebody and have occasional moments where he's exposed yeah. So I think that was the benefit of having Evan Turner and now they played Boston tomorrow. I think you're gonna see the impact that Evan Turner is how would this team in the last two months in the seams in the TDs played well. Because you how that element now you know I think you're losing exposed again on defense and they already were given up a ton of points per game anywhere we. UCLA it sucks to be blooming. About it but times I'm hoping that that is what this team needed to miss the playoffs forgive if there's any silver lining an ever intern missing time. Which he knows how long it's gonna be with a broken hand can be a couple went out. Ice could have surgery there's a way to see now all the information on out but it that's what keeps his team out of the playoffs and you get a top ten pick out of it I think in the long run. A good thing this listener says is without a doubt games team to suggest otherwise shows zero knowledge when Duncan was on the spurs was at Leonard's team because he had the best stats. Come on here's the difference adding that's a great point by that listener it's it was always Duncan's team tele left. But Duncan even early on was willing to pass the torch in allowing guy likes Tony Parker. Or Ginobili. Were cool why Leonard Lleyton Duncan's career he allowed those guys to flourish didn't demand the ball knew that he could back up and say look Tony. You worry you really young point guard from friends who's dominating guys you're too quick off the dribble. You lead us in this Cleveland NBA finals and he did he was in the finals MVP now that's a good example where that might not happen to dame. Because Duncan is a generational player. But there might be a moment it can be next year maybe it's two years were CG does pass him and deem is okay was still getting his yeah but understanding moment CJ needs to lead and I love this text who donated an unanswered is that there's a difference between being a leader and being a star. Aldridge it was a star not a leader leaders are expected to a ball be held accountable for their performances and in the team's performance as well and I think game's been how he's held himself he's down he's Eldon Suffolk animal accountable and he's the one that we hold accountable first and foremost which to me shows that he's leader this team inside and outside the locker room the Oregon Ducks in Willie Taggart going through yet another staff changes is a big deal urges business as usual will discuss the ducks' coaching change next on the fan. I really did. The dame see you think is so interesting to me. The number of people that are advocating for and be traded just cracked via the we get a text from blazers Stephenson who seriously still saying it's should be gaining steam. How much the end you still have to prove himself well longer than two dollars three years nominates him I mean CJ was great last year but. Also I'll say this is my last night there will move on for the people there like a Kate Blaise we get it. I like them both. Let's just keep on has sake let's just be app that we I don't raise backcourt but support I don't know words one or the other I think I think Damian is the more how far personality. I do too and that's where it's most important in the locker room and practice every day organizing you know the offseason thing in San Diego. Understanding the how the culture is going to be that that's Damien. And I don't know that that's gonna change I don't think it's ever changing play easier we're sorry actually it's on the league obviously Damien inclusive he wants everybody to have be able have a voice to be able to speak up when they feel like they wanna speak up so it's not like I I don't get the sense that Damien Syrian. It's my way or the highway sort of see no way he's happier for seeded in game no I guarantee that. Nobody like not CJ is fiance Nazis cheats mama -- dame is ecstatic Foreman have in this Blake is dame still put up great numbers to. They announced they need a couple pieces a piece of two to try to steer the thing around I let's get into this. Com Bruce Feldman a fox sports we did this morning. That Jimmy. Artery Daughtry Daughtry Chris Daughtry. How am I say it Heidi say is less names like M. End and m.'s. Jimmy do you know I'd say is I am I used just Daughtry Daughtry share. Jimmy dodging the wide receiver coach for organ. He was just tired he's actually going to be leaving. He's leaving for UCLA to become the passing game coordinator for the Bruins I wonder if you was going to be leaving anyway well this is the second coach and I know Reeves is going out because of the DM wide but now you have two coaches gem played a game you've had to suspend your strength coach for a month. And two coaches now have left Willie Taggart staff there is by the way there's a rumor out there that dead domain year and some terrible named Sammy two and a guy named Craig is they've raised the former LSU wide receiver coach will just say that. He is going to potentially be placing Daughtry there on the he was fired by a or drawn because he was basically a less miles guy it was. Let's not sky or drug came in when he was named in the official coach or drama on his own staff is this a big deal now there's two coaches leaving us out where they played game now all. No now I had. Blood god there's a couple things first off it's important note that Jimmy was the one that was the passenger. When Reid's guys do you why. That was released in which took us a lot of find out a couple of days we knew Reid's got to deal lime wondered was anybody else in the car what was the events surrounding the deal why. That we find out the wide receiver coach was the one that was the passenger's cell. Look organ never released a comment on whether or not they were going to suspend him if there would be any punishment for him being involved. And being in the and that same situation as Reeves. But you have to take a move like this has something to do with it right when you don't just leave you don't sign a two year contract for the organ. And then leave for UCLA basically for the same job and to be a passing game coordinator well that's a bigger title than what he had though sure I say if you just look at it that way and if that's the case then fine if that's all he was trying to do was somebody came along and offered him a little bit more. And tire wasn't willing to name him the passing game coordinator. That's fine I mean it this guy was an offensive like analyst for Michigan and Harbaugh last year so. It but let's not act like he's got us like a super strong resume out I don't think it's that big of a deal we see coaching turnover all the time. And did the reason this headline is because there's been other off the field headlines a Taggart if you deny and his strength and conditioning coach being suspended. And if the Reid's guy wasn't fired as did he lie or quote unquote resigned because the DY and this just happened it would be an on. Story by the way aired ventures of Comcast sports net was reporting on this too and he basically said the sources told him. Both positions Reeves and a dot tree both those spots to be filled by this weekend so you know we we said in a listener says it's Damian Craig. Well gaining Craig to be the guy to replace Daughtry and then who knows gonna replace Reid they're already vetting him currently to replace the only reason dirt that I asked because I solace and I was like lol that's crazy but when I solace it was kind of just like another staff member gone. We just don't see very often now. We're not familiar with that at least now. Maybe he he wasn't one of the prime recruiters though he did get the quarterback he did he was a part of the quarterback that's for sure. It Braxton Burmeister Burmeister ends of transferring or takes back his letter of intent then I'll tell you this is a big deal because that's somebody that people view. As potentially quarterback of the future but if that if there's no fog there are you you go higher and other got to be wide receiver coach you gotta admit this though even if it's not a huge deal. Very weird start strange very great recruiting class mixed with a bad public story of working out mixed with. Oh we're coaching situation on Joyce is staff coaching staff members it's not and it's a weird start. And that's for all agree that. Was this something that jagr came Dillon in singles find another job we do we do is we need a white wash our hands of that situation. You were involved and it therefore res resigned and we want you go find another gig as well. It is that easily could be the case. Many Texan that out Craig Israeli is the top ten recruiter in the country that would be huge and obviously familiar with recruiting in the south being in LA she with less miles her. Back to be huge part of it too maybe he was asked to leave I don't know if I buy into the whole reasoning of Daughtry being asked to leave because of the when that happened was that a week ago two weeks ago. The do you lie with three someone say it was two weeks ago OK says two weeks ago we'd it was her for signing yet but we heard right away that Reeves is gonna resign we hadn't heard a peep that. Daughtry needed to Levy now there and they didn't respond to comment about whether he was being internally punished. So maybe passing game coordinator just means more of charm why in the localism points out Ole miss defense line coaches hired two weeks ago just left for the same job at Georgia. So we announced to cancel out. As it is weird because you just signed a two year contract and he's gonna bounce immediately yet does that mean there must be easy out clause is those contracts. They keep it us we have non competes we can't work anywhere remotely close to here for like a six month period he's got some balance in life time. And I think positioning coaches it's got to be next to nothing. Some of those guys make good money though yet coordinators though they might have some buyouts or some like that but but of a school really wants some. Then I I I think it's not enough to keep them from. Didn't one it ended a Brit I mean speaking of LSU there is a weird situation going on with them right now that there's apparently a bunch of New Orleans area schools ya that are telling their kids to boycott the LSU football program because of Craig's yet and I got older I don't know feasted the director. The core elation but just because not mean that staff had been in place and some of the key figures for less miles have been around for so long. There or drugs is doing things different I'll say this the pay may be significantly different at UCLA is the passing game coordinator than obviously the wide receiver coach an organ. Isn't there an element even if your friends with somebody on the use silly Seth an element of you that looks at it from foreign goes. You know we suck this year more is going to be out phenomena BR is out I might be out of a job again he's also coaching wide receivers and allowed Josh Rosen throwing on the ball he's a passing game coordinator for what some deemed to be one of the best quarterbacks in the country that's true so we tend to believe that this is not that big of a deal that he Jimmie got trees leaving organ for UCLA but we wanted to pass along anyway yep we played a Deal or No Deal game I would say this is no deal. 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