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  • M v p.

  • So this one is coming down to.

  • Like I said before, I think Nicola Jokic is in the conversation.

  • LeBron James is there.

  • He's third on my list right now.

  • Joel Embiid is second.

  • I know they have the best record in the East thus far up a half a game on the Brooklyn Nets.

  • But I'm going with James Harden.

  • I've been saying this the whole time.

  • The fact that Kevin Durant's been out so many games this year.

  • James Harden pretty much averaging a triple double, it feels like, has really stepped up.

  • And the reason I just feel like also, they're coming with the addition of Blake Griffin.

  • Hear me If Kevin Durant is healthy, where Blake Griffin, Kyrie, Irving, James Harden.

  • It's over.

  • It's over.

  • I will pick them to be the favorite over the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • James Harden right now is my M v P.

  • You can wave me off key.

  • Say whatever you want.

  • He's the perfect player to fit with how James Kyrie and Katie play, and that would be a second M V P award.

  • They often say defense wins championships defensively of the year.

  • I'm going to Philly Ben Simmons.

  • Just the numbers are off the charts.

  • Obviously, Rudy Gobert can be in this conversation.

  • Some people will probably choose Rudy Gobert, but I just have this burning image of Rudy of Ben Simmons going against Luca.

  • Don check where he just held him to one of the worst games.

  • And look, people need to start giving this player the recognition that he deserves.

  • We always want to see him shoot jump.

  • Shots were waiting for him to become LeBron James.

  • To a degree, he's not that type of player.

  • He is a defensive player of the year candidate, a guy that can set up your teammates, make the game look easy, push the ball in transition.

  • And he is an absolute dog on the defensive end.

  • Speaking of Make it look easy out of the gate Rookie of the year Lamelo Ball Man tires.

  • Halliburton could be in this conversation for the Sacramento Kings to he deserves a lot of praise.

  • He was one of my sleeper picks in the NBA draft, but lamelo ball has been this guy.

  • Man, look, he didn't start, okay?

  • It came off the bench worked in.

  • Now he's a full time starter, shooting the ball from really deep.

  • And he's He's magical with the basketball man.

  • He makes plays.

  • There's a Luca Don check in him, and but also look, man, he has that swag to him.

  • We all know it.

  • He has that swag.

  • You feel like he's, uh, he's in Hollywood, but in Charlotte.

  • But so J.

  • With that being said Rookie, the year at midway season point at some point in time, as I said a month or so ago, can he be, if not the face of the NBA?

  • One of the young faces one of the young faces.

  • I just don't know about the face yet.

  • There's still a lot to be accomplished for me to salute.

  • Yeah, absolutely.

  • He has the potential.

  • He has the potential lamelo, the first rookie in 60 years to lead rookies in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals at the break.

  • And, as Jay said, didn't even start, I believe until February he was even starting until February.

  • So think about that.

  • Points, rebounds, assists, steals.

  • 60 years since we've seen a rook do that, I think Michael got this one right.

  • Michael, of course, was never this in his career.

  • Sixth Man of the year.

  • We're going out to Utah.

  • You can talk about how Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert feel disrespected.

  • There's no way they're in a position they are right now.

  • Unless Jordan Clarkson pops off for 18 points per game, there's he feels like he is that guy in Utah.

  • As confident as Donovan Mitchell feels like he's a superstar, Jordan Clarkson believes he's a superstar crazy that he was once playing for the Lakers and could put up points.

  • But like he is, that player shoots unlimited range and has the moxie of a superstar.

  • All them young players shade that we had in the room, Uh, Jordan, Jordan, Clarkson, the guys that we moved on ball, Julius Randle.

  • They turned their turning out to be pretty Larry.

  • Now there turned out to be some pretty good players, so the Lakers obviously did a good job in terms of this election.

  • Always find a way to bring it back to the Lakers.

  • You can always you can always you mentioned the Lakers.

  • I just follow up.

  • You know who.

  • Believe it or not, the Lakers are looking up coach of the year, going to the second place team in the Western Conference.

  • Phoenix Suns.

  • Monty Williams.

  • I mean, one hell of a job.

  • I knew that when they got CP three this summer, I was okay.

  • They'll compete in the Western.

  • They'll complete man like compete.

  • Compete.

  • Means be a six or seven seed.

  • Like I knew that they were undefeated in the bubble.

  • But, you know, be the team here.

  • The double okay, Like you guys are gonna go off its But they are a squad.

  • I mean, CP three, The way he's let them.

  • Devin Booker becoming an All Star, which Look, I thought Devin Booker should have been all star CP three.

  • Should have gotten the alternate spot due to a D.

  • Whatever way you panned out this team DeAndre in, um, Miquel Bridges.

  • They have the pieces.

  • They are dangerous.

  • I'm not saying they can win the Western Conference, but damn second place Monty Williams, Coach of the Year right now, 24 11.

  • Overall, J.

  • Let me ask you about CP 30 when he was on the move.

  • How come no teams that was real like championship contenders?

  • Because they've got money.

  • The money, right?

  • So his money was a lot of money worth that money.

  • As you look at him playing right now, depending where you are in the cop.

  • I mean, I always thought I would have loved to see CP three become a clipper again.

  • Yeah, I think that's a dynamic.

  • Or sometimes they miss a little bit.

  • Uh, but, you know, what do you have to give up in order to get a C p three?

  • It takes away from some of your depth and things like that.

  • So I'm sure, like Lou Will or a lot of draft picks, things like that would have definitely been involved in the drop mix.

  • I just want to see him when he's one of those guys that I want to see win a championship.

  • But it might be tough in Phoenix.

  • Well, there was that one time he could have been on the Lakers.

  • Don't wanna bring that up.

  • Got avoided.

  • Avoided.

  • Next up, Who's showing the most growth Most improved player to my man, Jay Rose.

  • Detroit Stand up.

  • It's been a lot of tough years for Detroit.

  • A lot of tough years.

  • Jay Rosen.

  • I talked about all the time, but Jeremy Grant, I mean it.

  • Dudes averaging 23 points per game.

  • He leads them in points and just the maturation that he's taken from last year as a guy.

  • I remember if you saw him in the bubble, a defensive player going against LeBron James, it's He was just a defensive guy, a guy that kind of fit in here and there.

  • I did not expect him to become the star player for the Detroit Pistons.

  • Big ups to Jeremy Grant becoming a star at this level and that size.

  • That frame can give it to you in a variety of ways.

  • On the on the court.

  • Here's the one thing I would say keep calling for the trial.

  • You know, they don't do that in the NBA anymore.

  • No more travels in the NBA.

  • Here's what I would say about Jeremy Grant to buttress your point.

  • And then we'll get to a really interesting discussion about one name we haven't heard in this entire discussion last five years.

  • Points per game for Jeremy Grant, 5.48 point 4, 13.6 12 point.

  • Oh, 23 points and when there's 12 point Oh, he was a defensive guy for Denver last year, he was guy guarding LeBron James.

  • That was his role in a spot up shooter here and there.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/08
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