字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Bruce, your reaction to Kawai and PG 13 going to L. A to the Clippers. Well, first of all, I thought it was part of the earthquake show out here in California, Jay. I mean, you talk about something is as highly profiled is what I was doing taking his time exactly. Figure out what he wanted to do. And this was a situation where no one knew anything about. No one knew that he was communicating with Paul George as far as trying team up. So I think this is a huge, huge day for the Clippers organization as far as getting marquee stars in their prime, a two time M V p in the finals and quiet, Leonard being able to leave the chart. And now kind of get Paul George a little. A little tulips when it comes to leading a team to a possible championship. It all happened in typical fashion, very quietly, very effectively. Where do you have the Clippers in the whole West hierarchy right now? Well, I think they immediately jumped asleep in the top three in the West. You talk about the defensive aspect of what Paul George could do? I can't stand. This turns a and you know this two way player. It's basketball. You can play defense offense, and that's that. But you talk about two individuals that take pride in defense, along with the full dog like Patrick Beverley, who gets after it. This is going to be a team that they're going to need time to jail together. But I think you gotta look at them in the top three in the Western Conference. Now you hit it at the whole defense of thing Clippers Putting out a team with a three lock down defenders. Dr has got to be happy about that. What options does that give him a coach? Well, one thing. You don't have to rely solely on your offense and be perfect on the offensive end. A lot of times when you are defensively inefficient, you have to be perfect on the offensive end and get exactly once you want each and every time. But when you have the luxury of defense being your staple, at least opportunities in transition, at least a layup, all those things where you don't have to put so much pressure on your offense now on the office aside it will take moments for them to jail together. Spacing is going to be a key for this ball club. Allowing these to operate on opposite ends of the floor will create a lot of great opportunities for a lot of role players, which is concerned for the Clippers. All right, the Lakers miss out on Kowa, but they got a d. How would you characterize the Lakers off season? I thought it was spectacular, J from the simple fact that you get a player like a d. You know, people forget about the big man, but in orderto have success, you know, we see that every year it was about a big man. Then LeBron James goes to Miami, and the narrative kind of changes as far as you can do it with a dominant wing players. But now you add a be broken defend booking command double teams down low on the block because that's out. Now. You take that along with LeBron James, and you still have some young talent in L. A. That's going to allow them to continue to develop. So I think with l. A Lakers have done, it hasn't necessarily. You don't look at them and say they almost did some specials. They just some special. Once they got a D. Bruce, I asked your pocket question. Now all these boys are making big money. But Anthony Davis gave up $4 million so the Lakers could have cap space Flexibility to sign Kawai. Now he's a Clipper. What does that do, if anything to ramp up the rival? Because four million is still four million. Four million? Still four million J. But you have made four million just walking around L. A. So it doesn't really take away. I think it's a great narrative, but you see, you know they're gonna look at it from a standpoint that hey, 80 would be a selfless as a teammate to try to bring on another player's. It's not gonna I don't think it's going to do too much because it is still a business and players have to think about themselves more than anything else. So I don't think it's gonna add to the rivalry because the rivalry is alive and well right now. All right, last one. I want to go to the Eastern Conference. Raptors lose out on Kawai. Katie won't play with the Nets until next year. So who are the top Eastern Conference contenders next season? Well, I think you have to look at Philadelphia as far as being one of those top three. As far as what they're able to do. They were able to get further in the playoffs this year, losing on a last second shot to Toronto Raptors, who were the eventual champions. But you still have a great core there. Now. You have a whole training camp to incorporate the bias hairs within that system. So you had that. Yet our Horford to that mix. I think you look in Philadelphia and you say they really made a lot of noise as far as getting better, and it's hard to get better. Yes, Katie going to Brooklyn along with Kyrie. That's gonna be tremendous with him, But at the same time I lead. Philadelphia's done a tremendous job. Alright, looking forward to it. Bruce Bowen, breaking it down much appreciated my brother. Thank you, sir. Thanks for watching ESPN on YouTube.