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Dirt & Sprague, Tuesday 2-21-17 Hour 1

Feb 21, 2017|

The guys reconvene after a long weekend, as Boogie Cousins is headed to New Orleans and will the Blazers make another move.

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Yeah what's up everybody it's dirt when I thank you for takes some time out to listen to be podcast of our show brought to you by less Schwab tires doing the right thing since 1952. Like the over sixty. This is dirty and sprained right next to this guy Anthony Davis. He is not you. Thanks Carrie look is it. Five. And the Twin Towers there. A fifth of may we're standing under Johnson and Brendan spray. And drive it's who has been starting to. Now the bottom. And classic game. Durbin spray gun 1080. Time is 1202. In the rose city it is time for during this break here on 1080. The fan Portland sports leader branded spring along side in leader Johnson a I'm feeling good I'm Phil and arrested four day weekend at all rub it in mind is the only drug data and why don't show you leave us twice by the way that's why are tonight collagen and against last week. On shenanigans it's blood we work Monday through Fridays five days there were two sunny days and three rainy days enacted to sunny days written just. It's happened you needed now I want you go back to the net tic talk there and when did you leave Friday for destination. I got my tires donate tire factory over in Beaverton and around the mean point S. No it's still tire factory in Beaverton and appoint as you know how they're still making the rounds on the point that that was a fun conversation by the way don't they went exchange act as a fun conversation anyway I got that done around 11 AM so I probably hit the or. Loaded. 1120 allow Iraq and -- sources confirmed differently I -- you -- later in the -- and bad Intel hired some some folks we have listeners that the responding -- following you on -- highway Dwight -- style and nobody saw me a sign ray drive around it was like 245. You were just cruise around planes -- -- -- did somebody really -- -- -- summit outcome and -- news sources yeah let me know we have there may -- it's fake news I don't know maybe it's alternative fact maybe it's a fact in itself and I just don't know what time leftist trying to get to the bottom of -- what actually went down on Friday Friday was a very busy day for -- and a lot of stuff fighting them for left town Al comprise a river -- by the way the other sunny day was Monday I was sitting in my bed almost dying of an -- then that's when you say I have we have no the story and we are now well I got good news for you guys. I have been treated yet. I have not been trading get either that might disappoint some but no I'm still want to eager to spray get a compensation. Is. It's kind of embarrassing for me all the willing to give up is like a seventh round conditional draft pick and they out from like a candy bar for say god the fan did not amounts are able to say he did we got to deal. They said well Lewis franchise tags on you guys franchise tag as man tiger said that there was a franchise tag immediately try and personal I don't know if you're worth franchise money maybe the transitional tag yeah exclusive look let's just beyond this year eyes against duke are the franchise money you bright shirts work in radio and it like gray shirt astray here piper on the team or not on the team that would being involved not making any money I'm not about that life okay let's make a little bit of money I agree surety for four years in college some not doing that again. I'm OK when that. But no I mean if you were to break down the fans and tradable assets. Where would you break like who's the most tradable who confessed the biggest price outside advise against it because let's face and eyes against Suker the dame CJ they they are today a lesson you'll see wakes well it's not really the same in this regard but there in the untouchables where the untouchables yeah. I N I'd like to liken myself to a I don't know. And Allen Crabbe if you will decent role player. Probably make more than I deserve so you're way over pay and are not happy with your production inconsistent data today you know yes Sundays I'm on fire other days it's just not quite sure when you get again as he I was gonna go. UN I think you adults who out there I was getting a very humble conservative I think Gumbel heartless we're have a really good days the edges and wanna sound that. Overconfident. Is that over confident little over confident he paid them outside of Damon CJ the best blaze or you could go to is no heartless ended have been easier ask he's probably the third best guy on the team and he doesn't make 95 million dollars in a contract. OK now I am making me sound like a very into all blow more smoke up your rear end line on GRA Cheney's I didn't wanna go Myers I can go Bosnian error on yes you want. Yet good value I not quite that they don't rule me I'm excited about my new situation on fire up a little work hard I there was a three day week and I still work I had to love the Seattle and call hawks game so. As of the Bosnian there was doing during the all star break he was down in LA get shots up I saw that he had chairs on the perimeter. And is a guy who played in granite a much smaller I don't understand what chairs do for you outside of like. Drill pass that chair and shoot as there is a really servers a defender to get a spin move around those things and elect somebody saying you're Evan Turner you're overpaid and you won't play her. Not taxing not a bad point you did call in sick last I missed a week for birth of my daughter I called in sick I Lance fri day. Yeah that's not a bad comparison earlier Evan Turner you just don't have a weird voice. But I would argue with if I'm Evan Turner than you saying that I've been performing well away as of late yet. Last few months not too bad I don't know where they hell you were the first forty games of the year but it's NASA did show up the second half of the season now I had to find my role on this team and figure out the chemistry with you in this why guard it's not an easy role here it's not an army and it's not did you did you watch a lot of that all star game on Saturday be honest. Our Sunday. Oh I mean I watched the entire Austin. Can I give you some good news. To may be like really did a little bit gets credit from you now. I missed the dunk contest that as a first time in like thirteen years citizen held at all and it IE and saw highlights of the terrible dunk contest sounded terrible my other participants I didn't really care the in the also came as a 190s did 180. It was the final score Diaz about 191 or something to 180 something not doing a whole lot Foreman and not too little dog I mean this school or argument that stupid I just sister is only the also games are fun I get I didn't like it was like I watched. Every seem like you can't play you force yourself to do that. -- -- been -- I love basketball he just said he didn't like it that -- -- didn't -- -- on -- watch every second but he's still felt the need to watch what you -- what is happening for the Durant Westbrook stuff Friday that was interesting as soon as they made the -- I was out -- I -- you have the moment there's really nothing to pay attention -- -- -- Durant throws an -- to Westbrook that was a headline on ESP -- the funniest part was just the reaction on the -- with -- -- -- that was -- well it was probably the best part of the -- -- started -- I also liked that they did that -- -- that you -- still -- -- -- guy or give each other high -- but it was still -- week I'm still not really -- with him there was just -- -- -- moment videos and -- -- lock -- by each -- with their backs -- like literally wouldn't say hi to each -- and acknowledge your existence not in the mood right now our -- it is this is what I love and I'll give -- the listeners out there we have NFL ensure false. We're real football and then. No we don't have a whole lot of football today just an FYI we do have a lot of football sometime this week with some spring football and some NFL stuff that will get to. But this is the beauty of the trade deadline in the NBA because we are primarily a basketball city. You can say you don't care about blazes that much but we yup the trade deadline rumors. And the first week we got to our show today was from act is the rich. And it's a quote tweet of somebody reporting the blazers taking calls listening to trade offers for live. Littler OK Damian Miller on the market 48 hours that he would we get formed by the way this comes from app legion hoops via. And sounds the sounds reliable. AMOCO. Sam AMOCO says today and Sammy is like say they CMA and his closest AMA Mick writes MMX report stuff today says the cavs TV insider so the Cleveland Cavaliers TV in San reportedly knows that the blazers are listening to offers for dame LeBron James and about a boy yeah LeBron wants to come to Portland declare they're part of a lot billion dollar Nike deal then OK okay with you I'm game for carrying. Across. Yes. I wouldn't hesitate I think it was yet given more than that for calorie yeah at this point probably will look I read it in the playoffs and the finals last year yet yet you got to give up probably him in a second round pick to get enough faith you dollars it's ridiculous we had somebody to witness like an hour go to the blazes are gonna get Andre Drummond and you don't have to give a CJ your game. Price is high or you know remixing a Bleacher Report fourteen trade proposal. And it's about what you'd expect from a Bleacher Report writer. That I made I the only thing I've heard of him he just can cock some idea in front of the duties and think it works out this is like Howard back then okay. DN fumble I never heard of him time NASA could use a change of scenery at the MBE trade deadline just split on. Fan base is get so excited that I do until I'm and you you see some of the rumors and you see some of the guys that are available and and you raise your eyebrows like damn I would love to have a player on the blazers also Magic Johnson is not having great day via Twitter. Magic was the age is named the GM of the lakers were to talk about that a little later on the show tweets don't go away people are finding a lot of great Magic Johnson tweets and you never seen Magic Johnson what he tweets will be giving example here. He tweeted this I believe this was last year the Dallas Mavericks trade for Rajon Rondo puts them in position to be a contender in the Western Conference. Another one. I'm impressed with the Chicago Bulls starting Rondo Butler weighed in Michael Carter Williams off the bench they have the third best group of guards in the lead at. He also as this beauty from a few years ago the only way Miami and San Antonio don't win the title is if neither makes the NBA finals. Well he's not wrong when you do the math on that one that makes sense I think he's on the centenary camel in the finals and us in Macon that's true. Right he's gonna get their first and it's true my man but always somebody say I'm so Meyers Leonard of 1080 I will take as somebody sub five foot eight I would take that as a compliment I was gonna say your. Pat content because of high impact on its emerge still got Irish eyes are angling a man Bonn now. No I couldn't pull off a man on I don't you know Meyers Leonard yeah I think we have a Meyers Leonard. No Meyers Leonard is an a in a league by him so I think we got the typical role players the guys to be consistent minutes. In anything you throw Crawford in his like the practice Arlington. And by the way swaggart is totally Terry Stotts we like him. But he may get fired for any reason like what's going on. Somebody else own radio somebody also connected swagger to Jake layman only because of hair and that's when I'm on board was like guards got a great head of hair I can dig nabbed by he's got similar a layman where would you rather be lame inner stocks there swagger broad tech stocks into second -- to beast that our coaching figure here in the building yet become a management lock around a father Abbas figure in this building he's in charge no CI would have been got off I would have been Mason plum. That's I would have been and will your gun. So my shoes so you guys are startling about new producers low low low. We had a great showed they were onto her actor and Sprague at Peter Johnson app rein in spring we had Terry Porter to fifteen it is a Tuesday. And another pilot says Pete who they beats wag iron swallow all nine and brings new wall wall walls of the currently not the union ring based totally should be the onion and lift on that one so maybe law while we won't talk much about that game. I actually of a lot of questions about like NBA personnel. And a guy like boogie cousin Dell wanna ask you about like character and locked yes and how how big of a deal that is so our guys in the NBA will be that would Terry Porter at 215. Coming up next. Let's discuss the bleak doesn't straight did Sacramento really get ripped DOS. We'll tell you that's next yet certain spring on 1080 the fan. Speaking of boogie nights. The big news on Sunday night after the all star game I love the MBA told them to wait till the game was over to officially announce this. DeMarcus Cousins traded to New Orleans. For buddy yield. He 20171. Round picks Tyreke Evans Langston Galloway in the second round pick and cousins and armory task. Go to the pelicans and by the way just to our clarify a couple things here. It's been reported that Galloway is gonna be released by the teens. And here's the kicker to listen to on this one this 76ers have swap rates to Sacramento's pick. So thinking is fully take which they are they're all in they wanna get the number one pick yeah. And they get that first pick. The sixers can swap wherever they are and get another pick and win big teams and trade places so Philly ends up seventh in the teens give wind a Phillies get a B one and pickings are gonna bounce seven and also the first round pick from the pelicans won't be a lottery if New Orleans makes the post season and a if the team's tank but end up with a paint from eleven through fourteen. Chicago gets the first round draft pick of a deal that they made a year or two ago I gonna wrap your head around all that so loved my DD bock. That's the best the kings could get. According to Lonnie who talked to media or not if we spot or is it the best deal they could got this is why he diva meeting with dead the media yesterday. Most like to look at less because. Go to go to Google. And what you got now dubbed. And then you would you have a better offer for 'cause we'll go to his goal total socialization is loose and they are certain things away. Well I could do those sort of discuss about. The process it was a big process Soros. So two days ago they could got a lot more than what they got from New Orleans but because of agency got screwed up so this is the best deal that blog he said they got three things number one we need more bloody tee box audio on the show consensus fantastic. Potty we potty. Number two I think my initial reaction was thank god I'm not a Sacramento Kings fan like as bad as things have been for the blazers forty years since it won a title and some frustration about the way this season has gone. Thank god we're not Sacramento Kings fans cause that's not looking very good right now. And number three YE my other reaction on the other side of it for in terms a new world and was. Is there any duo right now in the NBA. I just exclude the rest of the roster that you would take any Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. Clarion LeBron. LeBron is and LeBron and LeBron and anybody would work so that's fair and other generations so outside our idol a bronze I still takes staffing clay I wouldn't I don't know if I'd. Are heavy league three ball dominates. But I I tell you I thought about this a lack as you threw this at me. If you took Anthony Davis and and boogie and by the way we still haven't seen them really play in the NBA level and seen what they can do so it may or may not work. It's hard to pick a duo and has better in that talent wise I mean you're talking about arguably the most talented players at the respective positions. And you're playing what the for survive I think Anthony Davis is one of the most. Under covered athletes like currently in all professional split plays a terrible and what city are crappy and I understand I just I think there's there's guys like that baseball on basketball that they just because they're teams aren't in the playoffs because they're not in marquee match marquee markets they're not on national TV a lot. I thought Trout come like that might troublesome one like that video there's a pamphlet that you don't really get that football because and fantasy stuff everybody knows even if you're on a crappy team will still find in the diamonds in the rough but. If they Davis is yours put 128 points twelve rebounds a game to a half blocks like. The dude is an absolute monster by at least 23 years old. And now you give him DeMarcus Cousins like their just needs to be a little tinkering with that New Orleans roster. But all of a sudden for me the first round of the Western Conference playoffs became watchable as I wanna see what him and cousins can do whether it's against Golden State the first round. At dinner win but or San Antonio wherever the three seed and Serbian like watching what those guys can do look kind of damage they can do. That's dangerous for the future of the western comp are you read one rip. How scary is that as they can both kind of handle the rock weekend especially Anthony Davis and AL AD we saw a role in the all star game got a ton Alley hoops are basically got 52 points and belief from the perimeter and inside. That's a scary notion you know I will say. This is the best thinking ski dead. That does it mean that this was a great trade they got fleeced they did and I think any opinion outside of that I I lose you lose me you completely lose me with that notion. They basically the pelicans just got a franchise senator for twenty cents on the dollar that's basically equivalent because. By all account the Vick Randy if the owner for the teens licks in but he healed is that. Staff Korea stepped curry tight potential he's out of his bleeping mind that's not possible go look at buddy Gil to numbers. They bear out differently. He doesn't really give any points inside. He does shoot 41% from the perimeter which is great is a great three point use a terrible defender and he can't really handle the rocks on the staff great potential need to just go out the window. He may be service or a serviceable role player. For seven to ten years in the NBA great but you're not staff Corey you didn't get stepped curry and that's Wii music he views it that he got a step Corey like player. In this traits we absolutely did here's the other thing too. This really revealed how they're the trade market was for bogey and how most teams really seem bogey. Com a team like Boston and Phoenix were too obvious contenders when you talk about a big town like Jimmy Butler but because ins. Boston I kinda understand it's pretty evident to me they're going all in to give Jimmy Butler. But I still look at them and go. One of those blue eyed nets picks are worth bogey. Because Boston has the assets Phoenix I look at Phoenix more than a look at Boston because I think Boston's gonna end up with Jimmy Butler. You're telling me Phoenix didn't have the assets outside a Bledsoe when Booker did you imagine that three some. Bledsoe Booker in bogey now in Phoenix. You do whatever you can't and by all accounts Phoenix wasn't aggressive at all. So. You could say we could say we won a bogey I love bohea I think he's won more talented players in the league. Nobody wanted him for any decent price. It will which is surprising to me I know he's got the character issues and that's something we'll talk about throughout the course that showed today but but I've always looked at bogey kind of Vietnam. Did it just was a bad fit sacramental like on you can't defend some of the antics in the technical fouls and things that he did on and off the floor and it was embarrassing at times. And and dad that B deface your franchise I understand that Sacramento is trying to say in terms of changing the culture culture inside the locker room but I have always been. A firm believer that it as long as you have a good leader and as long as you have a good voice inside the locker room. It's not that big of a concern in iron Colin bring up the point on the news talk and last week a week before. About Rasheed Wallace and just the way that he was as a blazer and that. There were times it was questionable what he was the leader of the blazers because that was the face of the team he was getting all the technical fouls. Granted they made a long ways and they almost won an NBA title but when he got to Detroit it wasn't necessarily the same problem you would strong veteran leaders inside that locker rooms so. New Orleans isn't there yet Anthony Davis is only twenty three's been a league for a couple years so he's not like that guy who's been around ten years the body can necessarily lean on but. Egypt just selling him the potential of what those two guys could accomplish together and and maybe I'm just gamble and on a guided doesn't deserve to be gambled on. Makes me think the book he's gonna start shaping up the mall be the same character that he wasn't sacramental. Somebody says no guarantee he'll re sign with the pelicans that somebody ignites our report I can't remember at this point is that read so many differ articles and seen so many tweets. I Carroll was with somebody basically suggested that bogey at this point probably wants to test free agency so he's right. The value dropped what does that even mean. If buddy yielded just a role players whole career and you have a non lottery pick from the pelicans. What did you get for bogey or what did you give up into a much so even if it doesn't work out and beliefs like let you know. Thirty games in the next year you know I'll wait and see and it's evident that it's not clicking. You're you're gonna go get the same asking price if not a little less it's not that big of a gamble here you're giving a buddy you'll. Offers from big they can be non lottery in a second right. To me and Langston Galloway Evans those are through those contracts throw away so it's nothing to me I didn't Madrid is dealing go all my gosh you're not gonna get the value yet he may not sideways view but. You didn't have to give up much to give him in the first place you actually helped yourself because you got rid of that terrible Tyreke Evans Contra all correct. May have from wrong when I look at cousins contract is just another year left after this right you're gonna have they're gonna figure out what they're gonna do with bogey and a third enabled assign him they got to know that by like thirty to forty games and next year yet. So about what and that's a saying those of us not just necessarily indices and you get cousins again for next year and just like the potential of what he and Davis can do together. It's if it ends up clicking in and ends up working. Why would cousins leave. Well it's about like what you see on freeagent sure I mean maybe he guys are probably somewhere else there's there's been rumors he wants to play would John Wall return of the Kentucky days but Anthony Davis also looking tacky guy like who just the potential of those two guys together you work through the right starting lineup around them. I don't think we've seen a big man duel like that any NBA since why. Duncan and end Robinson and and David Robbins is as Sampson analyze joy like it's really out there to tie talent but you're talking about two guys have put up 27 points eleven boards a game. A monster numbers somebody Texan remind me what to the blazers get LaMarcus mr. Exactly so I'll say this kings got fleeced they did. But at least they were proactive in understanding that do you really want to give him a 200 million dollar contract and they dated want to. Lot he'd been working the phones he he dismissed a double teams and I think was foolish. So we'll never really know the extent of packages that were offered the lakers reportedly were willing to give a brain and Ingraham which is why Jeanie buss fired basically everybody in their front office. By you know body to debate utility possibly yet another text ordering this real quick. Let's see two bigs and a pick and roll you just switch it they are both bigs no mismatch created WTO Sprague. Have you guys seen out talented both those players are. It's a mismatch without a switch. Even if he'd even if you don't switch it's still the two best talented big men in the MBA yeah I got single perimeter area inside that's absolutely a mismatch every single game entity got to pick and Anthony Davis can take guys off the dribble which she just don't see sells energy and so can bogey or for San this year judges that beat the other final thoughts it would have on history and one would be amended the way to kings just really screwed up this whole situation. Is is just very Sacramento love them and he knows a listener time did when he begin light diva credit for being honest at least in his analysis of the deal. Which I will give him like he came out he said we had a better deals two days ago we didn't take it he came out and set our teams worse now than it was before the trade so. Sure honesty it is nice I guess in hindsight but. When you just think about the fact that go back and look at the headlines a week and a half ago what were they saying about bogey. We're not gonna trade him pretty given the Max deal he's our franchise guy said he wanted to kind of part of really bad and they come out and they trade him they don't get much in return they say they had a better deal two days ago but they didn't pull the trigger on it. Those are all just just red flags from me in terms of the management Sacramento. Indiana when I just like I saw your tweet this weekend when it went down ages. It makes you think is a blazer fan I give that was the return that they want it and I know that the kings' owner loves body healed to look cinemas the next Curry's. That's hard to match in terms of ablaze a prospect. It just makes you wonder was Portland aggressive at all and conversations were trying to get bogey. I will defend body real quick in terms of his comments sunny and a better deals to do is go widely take it. First why you never know if that's the best deal you're going to get the second thing is I don't think that they chose not to take it it sounds like based on his comments. Agents completely screwed that deal up not it bodies so I spot body lying. And a totally taken that deal had agents not Kennametal they got in the way so I will defend him on that regard I think there was somebody else getting in the way manipulating things. Vs what he really wanted to do. I I wanna start will what you just said they're about the blazers. Did the blazers culture get in the way able bode deal or was it something all she recognized about his roster that steer him away we'll discuss that next. Boy this this blaze a rumor is really catching on social media. And I I just I always cautioned people. It's not that it's impossible that it's not happening it's just think about your sources sometimes I'll leave that when you see it there are certain I'm just sorry this is how the businesses. There are certain individuals involved in these weeks the NFL the MBA baseball. When certain individuals tweeting or reported I'm honor presented when others don't mean yeah and it gets a crap to honoree tweets outside of you know like major networks are major reporters. I'll believe it when I hear from somebody legit and is Willard trade thing is. It's catching fire but I I'd until I see it from somebody more legit I think it's absolutely PS yeah I'm not bind it Intel we actually see something that bad it's going down and if you're wondering what am I talking about this account at. Legion hoops. Has fourteen under read tweets because between the blazer taking calls and listening to trade offers for date. And if they get it then great kudos to them but. Yeah until I see that I will would you bomb or received from Marc Stein and there's only ME make only a small number of guys you trust is time a year very very small number of guys also another one. Meals say this comes from Sammy make in this one I binding there's some legs to it. Could you old Shea be heading to the lakers now they fired their their GM. He's got that de LA ties there's no doubt he's always been a bit of an LA guy was opened the clippers before the blazers some. On yeah you know you could see the connection there but it sounds like CoBiz agent is the front runner still for that job that is not necessarily show aces in just a name it's been thrown out at least in terms of interest yap so I just. When a pass that along some any keep in mind don't buy and everything EC on social media around trade deadline there's always a ridiculous ones out there. And as listener Robert tweet us if it's in a world to bomb any asks the it's kind of how I feel about some of it but we'll see I think you'll see stump could really have some legs to a key potentially to be bolting Portland for the lakers. Tom some people word would point to the blazers ever evolving culture who which mile she helped to establish. For why the team may be didn't make a more concerted effort. To go after DeMarcus Cousins and outside of the obvious. Which by the way nobody is talking about this single. Outside of the obvious I think there's another reason why a guy like me old Shea. Maybe didn't pursue. The markets more now you could pointed just culture and say hey. EBay got a culture here they don't trust that they'll break it up we've heard that report time and time again we've seen it evident. But I think there's a couple factors here first of all if you look at what the kings gave up verses what they guiding returned. It's pretty DM evident to me. That we don't have the assets outside of dean and CJ to accommodate what they want it because what they want it was a young player like a buddy human Richie contract. And they wanted to shed salary cap so they could fully taking get a good pick yes. We don't have that option unless you're willing to part we Dane or CJ Portland's not at this time according to all accounts so who would you trade. You know I tweeting this hour right way and I reacted probably pretty poorly alike all white that we give this this this away. Yeah we have three round first round draft picks they clearly wanted to young players who are you trading. They don't want Allen crabs contract more heartless is four years forty million more marquis is on on the level of buddies fueled. So I think it's a pump the brakes they didn't really have what pickings were looking for their shedding salary. They don't wanna commit to any big time are now big time big time contracts. They wanted a nice young piece and outside a demon CD Portman really didn't have it. But the other factor dirt aside from culture. I don't think me I think mule Shays pretty Smart in understanding how things could possibly work. If you look at this roster would Damon CJ. As much as I'd like it to I don't think it would work with boogie. Eight they shoot too many shots issued 37 shots Columbine per game I don't think that they would have what it takes to make that work. It's tough to tell because right now demon CJ don't have a lot of help my dad and I think that's you know Charles went on that rant was it two weeks ago on TNT and a blazer plans and I won wanna play with these guys are issued to ball too much they don't pass. Before you feed I mean may supply only wasn't a great scorer when he was here before he got dealt. Al farouq Aminu is not a knock down three point shooter level heartless because of his versatility but he's not a dynamic scorer. Allen Crabbe come off the bench is Bobby are you got another and that Evan Turner not a great shooter is a good midrange players so. I understand the fear that they do they do eat up a lot of shots but I would almost look at it is a situation. But Uga has said that about Golden State in the offseason randomly Kevin Durant went to the warriors. Some folks at Alice is gonna work there's not enough shots to go around staffer or clay or dram on somebody's gonna have to start take a backseat. Instead Curry's been able to do it this year now he's not not shooting the basketball but he's not putting it up. At the same clippers he did the last couple of seasons so. I would like to think they would see an opportunity of bringing a player of that caliber end and say you know all we don't need it takes 37 shots a game. All combined for about 32 shots a game. And parcel it out to make sure somebody else's kitten a rock the problem with that. Oh is Golden State is different just some players they have right I mean we can all admit that as much as we may not like Golden State or be jealous summit. What they currently are doing is very San Antonio Spurs like with their culture. And their team first attitude I'm not saying Damon CD are not team first guys. I just mean when that was suggested that terrain are there enough shots of course I knew step would be karaoke taking Wheeler shots Klay Thompson dream on green. Absolutely. I'm not seeing David CG would not want to look comedy new teammate but look at the way that they play. Their ball. Dominate guards when we watch CG glee how much of what CJ gets points per game wise. Or field goal attempt wise is off a catch and shoot. Not much maybe 20% me unless snow not much in terms of the overall is doing dribble dribble dribble dribble break my man down step back jump shooting gets his own shot mid range entry points he now gets only shot and that's not a bad thing I just wonder can now work with boogie and passed to them it doesn't work and that then that do those not gonna work but I that's what I'm saying is. That is also so bogey is a ball dominant big first passed up the Barbie does and he gets pay see any gets frustrated and we've seen what that is so hypothetical world a bogey on Portland. I think culture was a huge saying I don't think we had the assets to go get bogey for people wondering why the blazers didn't try. But I also that that was another reason kid that really work based on Damon C jays game. I I look at Damon is is the one of the reasons why I'm still pro dame despite the fact that a lot of folks there are anti. Just because an eerie sounding and and now we get the trade rumors some folks as one gone I don't I don't quite understand and I defended him all year but. I just I look at him as somebody inside that locker that would be willing to take that step curry stepped to be willing to acknowledge that he can't do it on his own he knows clearly after this year. He and CJ or put a great years of where's it get yet the united sniff the playoffs and a weak bottom after the Western Conference and when you look at just the field goal attempts per game of lords career. He came in as a rookie took fifteen and now it's up to about nineteen and half so it slowly gone opposites careers gone on. You look back at those first three years in which he had a LaMarcus Aldridge a ball dominant power forward. They just got his own shot he dumped down to the law blocking shoot Wesley Matthews a minute lot of his or catching and shooting but he was a guy that like to shoot the ball nick the to handle the rock a lot. You had guys that could score and create their own things look that was only taking fifteen shots a game six threes a game now those numbers have gone up this is careers combat. I still believe that that is a product of what is around him and that you just don't have a lot of scorers on this team. Because of David CJ can't accept that and they can't realize hey we both can't combined for 1819 shots apiece every game. Then this is never gonna work out you have to be a balloon to spread the scoring around in and I think Miller being the leader in that locker room would be able to realize. Yeah a lot of good Tex coming in on Portland and bogey did you want Portland to be more active in the pursuit of boogie cousins do you think it would of worked. Also will update cues from trade activity going on with some pretty big name players. And a couple of these look like pretty good deals for Portland but could they make it work or get up beyond that next yet turn Sprague a Portland sports leader 1080 the fan. Gotta love that movie I was still less than an HBO but does that beefed Isuzu said he shoots. Eight times so. Now you have me body up now you and interviewing me at this such an underrated comedy tough to find them mystical. And the blame. We like did you and our number two. I feel I feel sorry for you. Because we don't have a baseball team now there's an idealized fog team baseball trade deadline might be equally is entertaining a base yet to big deal of your teams in contention for sure. It's it's not it's a little different because there's fewer players in the MBA. And there's a lot of guys again moved in baseball that nobody's ever heard of because he got double A guy mr. lay guys minor leaguers that they're just rotating pieces that you like Hanna moves that prospect never heard of them. That he that's a difference in MBAs that most these guys are household name well enough funding to his dirty your your so right of fewer players one guy changes. Everything one trade that's all it takes. Wondering if you thoughts real quick on the blazers and bogey cousins we got a few meg came in at 55305. With. Somebody's alleged can't believe it's taking no bogey for people there realize other teams don't want a Portland as if Damon CJ aren't available. Just watch game. Another one this has all to do with the fact king's honor is horrible and is in love with buddy yield. Absolutely he loved his work out he's loved America college. Calls me staff curry like player which I think is ridiculous. And it's gonna set a bad expectations for some fans who Bynum went owners say and about without another listener 553 a fight or Shays afraid of the 200 million dollar contract our culture is fine and DeMarcus Cousins would have been fine how she took us to the brink of a finals appearance. You know you may be is afraid of the contract because it's tough to shed some of the other salaries. I don't know the culture thing is really find rides to I tend to believe sometimes you gotta take a risk. When you have a guy like Dave Wright he's a level headed guy great community. Does it really bash anybody never has allows teammates to be who they aren't express themselves in practice and film. I feel you have to take a risk and we had Terry Porter to fifteen more asked him that same thing do you take a risk in the situation. I don't know of mule she does take a risk. I think you really cares about culture. And I think he bases it on what he's seen with successful NBA franchises. Eight aegis you have to be able to take risks and and you're not gonna get far amended the cultures of people point to it always cracks me up like San Antonio want to build a call to like San Antonio. Well aren't they landed the number one overall pick and they drafted Tim Duncan arguably the best big man of all time they lucked out late in the draft getting in Tony Parker and getting a manager nobly and lucked out snuck. Fair but they did their due diligence in Oregon diligence and there wasn't a team ahead of him that was willing to make that peck and in the same singles from Golden State but it just cracks me up build. Build the character and build the chemistry nickel state has he mean allowing drain mongering to fault the end of the second round. You mean for guys like Jimmer Fredette to get drafted had a Klay Thompson. And people not like he staff curry coming out of college because he was small. Like yes they'd they made the correct choice in picking on those guys but it wasn't like they had to completely tank to get the number one pick or. If we have it's all basically locked in in if you're not gonna get that lucky in the NBA draft which Portland clearly to this point is not bend to that level to San Antonio or Golden State. You have to be willing to take chances he just you look at the landscape of the MBA. And there's only a small number of years in which you can capitalize on guys being in the prime of their careers and that's where I look at Damon CJ. Who both I games already bear CJ may be close but he's probably getting to the kind of player he'll leave for the next 56 years in the NBA. That's not that long of a window and I think it if you're gonna try and win with those two players you have to do whatever you can. To go out in and win with them the problem though is what that listener pointed out that you just read. Outside Damon CG just don't have that many tradable assets in terms of players you decide draft. Well when I was I was able to listen to Bill Simmons and podcasts. I think it was two days ago were the day bogey was drug which traded. I was able to listen to animal weigh in because I was just curious what he had to say about. Other teams that may or may not been involved he did mention Portland very briefly. And I found it interesting and I'm wondering if this is going to be a growing. Consensus with people around the MBA. He basically said Portland's to a point because of how bad they are this year they have to make a decision. Game. We're CJ. Not really even both thing and I found that to be interest. I'm not there yet I mean I I have my serious doubts that I whether or not Israel's war and you'll see if he doesn't bulls and lakers act you know but yeah I look I have serious doubts of whether or not it's gonna work and in the only way it's gonna work with those two is if you had the perfect pieces around them and they just think they don't have that right now. In that that's right wanna see what this offseason can accomplish when you have 31 round picks to play with. I either packaging it takes to get a player moving up in the draft to get a guy you want. That there is something to play with this offseason and there's an entry level there for me that if you could land of free agent or land. Big name player with those 31 round picks and wanna see if for one more year yeah. So I wanna give you guys a heads up to I saw some trade reports out there are just some names to keep in keep in mind because the trade is and entry deadline is until Thursday. So you know there's a lot of things that to change between now and then obviously. But one name and I put this on our FaceBook post Marc Stein said that the Brooklyn nets are looking to trade Brook Lopez. And they've lowered their asking price from 21 round picks to just 11 in a second round pick. A first and a sack it would did you Brook Lopez would you be happy about that I do and heartbeat. When hesitate don't admin at look at his numbers this year went on Tony points five boards a game. 51 games he started off 51 of on good interior defense playing about thirty minutes a game by shooting almost 50% from the floor he's a great inside player as you mentioned that the defense that he brings about two blocks per game out of a first round pick and a second round pick I'd I'd take a chance I'm Brook Lopez only 48 years old his cap it's pretty high you'd have to find a way to flex out of some of the deals that which is I don't think it's gonna happen while Portland and that gets asked for the little thing with last summer and this this is all those guys and that's where like I at this point anymore global talk a lot obviously the next few days about the upcoming trade deadline but that's right Portland needs to shed some of these contracts I don't care if they honestly at this point I don't mind if you don't get much in return. Egypt you have to free yourself up because if you had financial flexibility. You can make a trade like that happen where Brooklyn's just looking for a first and second round pick he can bring on a Brook Lopez because you have. The cap room available in need or you just don't have that right now so I don't care if it's crap if it's Evan Turner. You want a fun Meyers Leonard and give more for a washing machine no matter. You have to be able to free yourself up financially a little bit what about Andre Drummond Tim by the way it's the same thing contract wise he just signed a massive extension with the pistons but by all accounts they're taking calls on him. And I'd love Andre Drummond. London the difficult thing man do they have the flexibility needed if they wanna go make a move like that and and indeed do you have the assets in terms of players of people one is Allen crowd that desirable for a team. I don't know that contract man and that's the tough part I think -- heartless as the most people have to work with knows a good value for years forty million most I think most of great value I think the I think he's in a just watching him his numbers are up across the board from what he did last year yes I think he's been there a third best player I think it it we have we talked a lot about this being a disappointing season for the blazers it has not -- -- was he's taken an except he's living up to the contract he signed you have Brooke Lopez that seems like such a cheap asking price because you know the blazers have that they can up that package right. Give Jim first round than that I don't have draft picks they I wanna get in the draft just give us a chance mail him at that they sub recovered since they traded their first round pick for Damian Miller. Yeah well they've been established with done a lot of guys that's on the blaze has got Miller you know hey we've got the world's best soccer player. And I promise with the X easier not gonna wanna miss that story we'll get to our NFL a true or false is we do every Tuesday of 130. The explanation of a mode g.s in terms of how kids use them in text messages how do you tell oh yeah we're gonna bring that you've we'll start our two with the lakers. Who many really head scratching move this morning. And Magic Johnson in charge as basically either GM until they filled envoy. Two days out of the deadline we'll talk about the next hour to durden Sprague back with more on 1080 the fan.