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Kyrie Irving Is A Dallas Maverick | JJ Redick Full Trade Reaction

  • Published on Feb 5, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • In this clip, JJ Redick and Tommy Alter discuss the Kyrie Irving trade between The Brooklyn Nets and The Dallas Mavericks. What does this mean for Kevin Durant and Luka Doncic? What are The Mavs ceiling now? What is their floor? It's all covered in this clip.
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  • JJ Redick
    JJ Redick  Month ago +283

    Would love to hear your thoughts on the trade. And please subscribe if you haven't!

    • Jessie R.
      Jessie R. Month ago

      @Curtis Behnke Yes I agree, Nets sounds like a toxic organization or else at least 1 star out of the big 3 would have wanted to stay. We don't know what happening behind the scenes, but I favor Kyrie just from own personal business experiences.

    • Jessie R.
      Jessie R. Month ago

      Hard to say because we don't know what's happening behind the scenes. Yes, Kyrie is the common denominator, but this is a business and he needs to do what is best for himself.

    • iluvdissheet
      iluvdissheet Month ago

      If Brunson made sense going to NY, it's ridiculous why Kyrie didn't work in Brooklyn.

    • Melly Kruger
      Melly Kruger Month ago

      @dscott Yeah it is a genius FINANCIAL move, but I'm still concerned and I know I should try to be more confident, but either way they aren't probably going to make the finals, and they most definitely aren't winning it. They need one more person which is why I think the brunson thing was so detrimental to them.

  • David Cook
    David Cook Month ago +851

    JJ the only NBA player that is still connected, giving it to them raw, and I respect it

    • Gavin
      Gavin Month ago

      Was he raw with Ben Simmons?

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ Month ago

      Repent to Jesus Christ “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
      ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭12‬ NIV

    • free speech
      free speech Month ago

      Kyrie Irving becomes Basketball's MEL GIBSON. Google what happen to mel gibson. He was number 1 star and they never let him act in big movies.I support Kyrie Irving now. Never heard of him until now. Yes i dont watch basketball after 1998.

    • Reason
      Reason Month ago

      A lot of people love JJ. He speaks nothing but truth and plays no sides. And he’s a DUKE.. loves him when I was in HS every time we shoot the 3 we would say Redick🔥🔥🔥💯💯

    • Raw Doug
      Raw Doug Month ago

      Let's go Cavs!!!

  • Boris
    Boris Month ago +376

    NETS are still in good shape, getting back 2 guys who can start on a lot of teams, hopefully they makes some moves before the deadline

    • Just for Fun
      Just for Fun Month ago

      I could see them win a playoff round this year

    • Yariva
      Yariva Month ago +1

      I'm here from the future and you won't believe this

    • Josh
      Josh Month ago

      @Judgedsafe195 lmao, my main point was they didn’t have to but yeah ig they decided to

    • Judgedsafe195
      Judgedsafe195 Month ago

      @Josh yeah you’re right…no way they are trading away KD 😂

  • SkaterStan
    SkaterStan Month ago +77

    As a Mavs fan, I’m really excited to see how this plays out. Only thing is I want the franchise to prioritize Luka, which they seem to be doing.

    • Spiritual Zay
      Spiritual Zay 10 days ago

      @Wayne tables what team has he ruined cause ironically every team he has left has gotten better since he left

    • Wayne tables
      Wayne tables Month ago +1

      lmao kyrie will cause Cuban to sell the Mavs within 6 months of stepping foot on the floor and he will stop at nothing less. the greatest team obliterator to ever lace em' up

    • Tritivix
      Tritivix Month ago

      Good luck bro. From a Nets fan, good luck. Pretty sure Kyrie walks to either the Lakers or Suns in a few months

    • Renard Garzaro
      Renard Garzaro Month ago +3

      You do understand Kyrie is a nut.

    • Brandon Obrien
      Brandon Obrien Month ago +2

      They are mark cuban is never gonna turn his back on him imo

  • recruit 1
    recruit 1 Month ago +3077

    We need a lebron interview jj

    • R M
      R M 23 days ago

      @TheNeutralizer27 Lebron is too big for JJs podcast lmao

    • Daniel
      Daniel Month ago

      @JJ Redick get on it ! Please! We need this

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ Month ago

      Repent to Jesus Christ “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
      ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • cjr1881
      cjr1881 Month ago


  • Zelzagar
    Zelzagar  Month ago +160

    When it’s all said and done Kyrie is gonna have a hell of a story to tell

    • Renard Garzaro
      Renard Garzaro Month ago +1

      He is to incompetent to tell it.

    • No Stress Steeze
      No Stress Steeze Month ago

      @Mark Williams RIGHT! He doesn’t post himself and ask to be a headline. The media does it to him! He just doesn’t believe in being a sheep

    • brownX_KMD
      brownX_KMD Month ago +1

      @Banksy 🚫🧢

    • Banksy
      Banksy Month ago +1

      @brownX_KMD 🧢🧢🧢

  • bee
    bee Month ago +268

    I understand the Boston point but as a fan of the Celtics there was a 4 year gap where they were mediocre to good, and it's not like they've won a title yet. Yes, now they're better than they ever were with Kyrie but it was looking realll iffy for a minute. Overall I'm extremely happy with where the Celtics are obvi, but subtracting Kyrie did not immediately make us a contender or anything.

    • PingPing
      PingPing Month ago

      @Ike Jon-Ubabuco if hayward and kyrie didnt get injured that first year, that team wouldve functioned way different from the next year.
      Hayward is gonna feel some type about his role because he was an all star, kyrie is gonna feel some type of way because he was there to be the first option and leader and now JT and JB feel some type of way because they were 1 game away from the finals. They were all competing against eachother instead of competing with eachother.

    • Imaran Mayes
      Imaran Mayes Month ago

      Let's talk about it. Like you said it's not like they won a chip. Are they better without KY?

    • PingPing
      PingPing Month ago

      @James Worthy yeah no. The celtics with IT were just as much of a title contender as the 2015 hawks. Youre never gonna win anything with IT as your first option.

    • PingPing
      PingPing Month ago

      @baller0724 The situation is too nuanced to only look at results. They were one of the best teams without hayward untill kyrie got injured and had season ending surgery. The young guys had 0 pressure. No one would care if the celtics didnt make the playoffs, because they lost hayward and kyrie. Pressure is hugely underestimated what influence it has on players, its what seperates great players from the rest. The 2nd year was a recipe for disaster. Kyrie played like he wanted to be the leader and first option while JB and JT played like they didnt need kyrie and hayward.

    • bee
      bee Month ago

      @Repent and believe in Jesus Christ ok joe mazzulla

  • Buddyside
    Buddyside Month ago +232

    Love theses types of vids. Hearing actual level headed nba oldheads give there opinions is great.

    • Crave
      Crave Month ago +1

      JJ isn't a oldhead lol. What would you call KG or Barkley then? JJ should still be playing if it wasn't for his achilles

    • Joshua Black
      Joshua Black Month ago


    • KONY
      KONY Month ago +3

      Old heads? Is this a joke? 🤣

    • Kevin Downes
      Kevin Downes Month ago

      @Plus Sign bruh Lebron is the definition of an old head what you talking about

  • Peter rossini
    Peter rossini Month ago +94

    Love this pod always had so much respect for JJ , but Tommy the more i listen to you the more I realize what a treasure you are ! Great job , I loved the line most guys just wanna hoop !!!

    • Pino Bluevogel
      Pino Bluevogel Month ago +1

      Tommy has come from being a basketbal fan to a basketball analyst. That takes dedication and a lot of study. Respect!

    • ace loco
      ace loco Month ago

      @Henry damn, kinda thought Tommy used to play college ball or something. So he's just JJ's homie?

    • Henry
      Henry Month ago +8

      True tommy is a gem. His job is harder than it seems, to be basically a normal dude in a convo between 2 NBA players is not easy

  • alyssa smith
    alyssa smith Month ago +84

    Tommy is the man. His ownership on this podcast over the years has really earned my respect to where i value his opinion

  • Jaydeep Panchal
    Jaydeep Panchal Month ago +62

    Who said people need to be shouting at each other to make sports debates entertaining? Absolutely enjoyed this incredibly calm and insightful conversation.

  • Barrie Rankin
    Barrie Rankin Month ago +174

    Look back to 2022, with Brunson Luka was able to post up. That was what he added last year with Brunson gone he couldn’t do that. With Kyrie that variety is back on the table.

    • Akshay Kumar
      Akshay Kumar Month ago

      We also has DFS and spencer last year

    • Xan Marino
      Xan Marino Month ago +3

      @PingPing true i think he meant he was getting more post entry passes with Brunson rather than post ups in general

    • Kenneth Mendiola
      Kenneth Mendiola Month ago +1

      But the thing is when the help defense comes, he could not pass it to someone who can make their own shots. Brunson and kyrie are bucket getters. As long that luka draw the defense from those post-ups, kyrie would find a way to score much easier than luka’s teammates right now who could not make their own shots even if their life is depending on it lol.

    • Davies Ugo
      Davies Ugo Month ago +6

      Luka has been posting up mote this season. High efficiency too

    • PingPing
      PingPing Month ago +29

      actually statistocally luka posts up way more this season than last year

  • o Zephyr
    o Zephyr Month ago +121

    On the Mavs not paying Brunson, obviously no idea what went on internally for the Mavs and how much they wanted or may have undervalued him...but the Knicks literally broke the rules to get him so not sure it is entirely fair to blame the Mavs for losing him.

    • Baltej Bains
      Baltej Bains Month ago

      @Ryan Muller tldr. I already know the details around the brunson situation quite well, so there's not point trying to convince me that the mavs did not bungle that situation. And this move to get kyrie is an act of desperation by the mavs to keep luka somewhat content, because we all know he's frustrated with this team rightfully so. Could it work out? Sure but I am skeptical. And unfortunately it does seem like a rental, a really short rental at that.

    • Ryan Muller
      Ryan Muller Month ago

      @Baltej Bains My apologies - I did get something slightly off there. I was recalling from an article I read at the time that presented it as though Brunson couldn't be traded if he got extended. Having done some more reading now, there was no rule prohibiting the trade. However, there was the so-called "poison pill" clause the kicks in when you have a player who signs an extension to their rookie contract but hasn't yet started the extension. When trading such a player, the team receiving the player treats their salary as being the average of the current and extended salaries. The team sending the player, however, just treats the player as worth their current salary. That means that the receiving team basically has to have cap space or a sufficiently large trade exception for the trade to proceed, or a third team with one of those needs to get involved. So, extending Brunson wouldn't have made it impossible to trade him, but it would have dramatically narrowed the number of potential trade partners. In the end, extending Brunson would have made it nearly impossible to use him as a trade asset, hence justifying delaying signing him to an extension until after the deadline if you didn't think the team was already good enough to contend.
      The Mavs did offer him an extension after the deadline, but by that point Brunson decided to go to free agency and not sign the extension. Can I understand him being annoyed with the team not committing to him and exploring trading him? Sure. But, had he still wanted the same extension available before the deadline after the deadline, the extension was there. Brunson changed his mind about the extension, and ultimately then decided to sign with the Knicks before even talking to the Mavs in free agency.
      I'm not saying I like the outcome. That said, I can imagine the world where, if I'm sitting in Dallas' front office, I make the same decisions they do around Brunson. I look at my roster going into the trade deadline, I see the possibility of packaging a great young asset with some salary (e.g. THJ) to swing a major upgrade, and I don't want to dramatically restrict my trade options for that package until I explore what's on offer. Then, after the deadline, when said player no longer wants that deal, the only option left is to try to convince him in free agency. Free agency arrives, the player leaves without even having a meeting with you, and there's not much else you can do but try to pick up the pieces.
      Now, to be clear, I don't think this front office is faultless. The McGee signing was atrocious - maybe I could have understood it as a 1 year + team option or partially guaranteed second year, but 3 years for a guy his age filling a role that the NBA has been drifting away from is a terrible move. But, when it comes to Brunson, unless they had some sense that he might not want an extension after the deadline if he wasn't offered it beforehand, I think they made reasonable moves that just ended badly (similar to Brooklyn's current situation - it was worth a shot, it just didn't work).

    • Heath Flagtvedt
      Heath Flagtvedt Month ago

      I also think Mavs respected the fact that Brunson wanted to be in NYC with his Dad.

    • sean swisher
      sean swisher Month ago

      I mean yeah the Knicks talked to him a little early and broke the rules. But I think its clear as day he wanted to go to the Knicks. So I don't think the tampering really made a difference.

    • Baltej Bains
      Baltej Bains Month ago

      @Ryan Muller Yes he could be traded after signing an extension. No rules prohibit this. Also, they coulda gave him the extension after the trade deadline last season. No rules prohibit that either. A 4 year 55 mil contract made sense for a rookie guard that showed he could play next to luka, and was one of the most efficient guards from the field in his last 2 seasons with the mavs. The upside was clearly there, and the risk was negligible for such a cheap contract extension. They bungled that situation. Now they made a desperate move to get kyrie cuz luka is frustrated with this team.

  • Luis DeLeon
    Luis DeLeon Month ago +27

    Loving the podcast lately. The quality of your analysis has been 🤌

    • triga
      triga Month ago

      @Lionel Grisbane prob chef kisses

    • Lionel Grisbane
      Lionel Grisbane Month ago +1

      Hand looks like ball cup, was that your intention?

  • Andreas Felten
    Andreas Felten Month ago +2

    Good post like always but another issue is really interesting that so far was not really addressed much by anybody: Would be good to hear how they will make it work. What plays do they run? How do they share the ball? 2 guys that need the ball and have the ball a lot and penetrate and are not used to catch and shoot etc. Obviously Doncic is a hell smart player that played under different circumstances and in different roles with different sytems and co-players in Europe so guess he can adjust but it will still take Kyrie to also adjust. Not sure the egos work, not sure 2 ball--dominat guys work. SD and Powell worked in combination with Luka. The off-court stuff ill leave aside with Kyrie and also if its worth it considering the risk that Kyrie will not sign an extension with Dallas - in that case Dallas is fukced. I think actually a great catch and shoot guy or big man would have made much more sense for Dallas but yeah if it works like LBJ and Kyrie then thats a an ingenius move but LBJ and what he was then is still different from Luka and also Kyrie now is different personality and maybe so to say authoritywise. Anyways would be glad if you could go a bit in depth how you think it will work and play out on the court

  • herlon
    herlon Month ago +66

    Man,when i look at Dinwiddie i remember that game 7 vs Suns in Phoenix,, Mavs should've show more love to that man, he always plays at his best

    • Broke Malone
      Broke Malone Month ago

      @YungChumpagne sus af

    • Gregor Drizzle wing
      Gregor Drizzle wing Month ago

      He’s good but he was really inconsistent man

    • aron gortman
      aron gortman Month ago

      Totally agree.

    • SumoPockets34
      SumoPockets34 Month ago

      To your point, I think it says a lot that Nets had other deals on the table and chose to get Dinwiddie back.
      He was a big piece of the culture that they were trying to build and they know what they are getting with him.

    • Dave Percy
      Dave Percy Month ago

      @Akshay Kumar Honestly they will probably give it to J Green, but they are going to have to get someone else as backup

  • Andreas Künster
    Andreas Künster Month ago

    Always nice that to hear (besides the overall topic) that Maxi gets some praise. He's so underrated especially on the defensive part of the floor.

  • Escobar RIZZAY
    Escobar RIZZAY Month ago +1

    The Lakers offered Brooklyn a trade package containing Russell Westbrook and two first-round picks in 2027 and ’29 for Irving. However, the Nets informed the Lakers that in order for a trade to be consummated, Brooklyn wanted Austin Reaves and Max Christie, as well as pick swaps on top of the original trade compensation package of Westbrook and two first-round picks. The trade we could made in summer. They didn't make abs price went up. This time they didn't make trade because of Austin Reeves and Max Christie. Rob Pelinka didn't want to make the trade for real

  • Cameron Roy
    Cameron Roy Month ago +320

    Harden and Kyrie did work when they moved Kyrie to SG

    • R M
      R M 26 days ago

      It's not working

    • Crem Deniro
      Crem Deniro Month ago

      It didnt work as they didnt win anything you guys think stats mean everything its about chips not stats numbers get u into the hof but its about chips not stats

    • R M
      R M Month ago

      @Banksy harden left Brooklyn last year what are you 12

    • Pantelis Liakos
      Pantelis Liakos Month ago

      @Ryan lex This is a coach's decision, where each one starts. My comment on that filth Cuban was about the moves he has to make until September, independently from Kyrie, to surround Luka with a championship roster. Enough is enough!! Luka-Wood ended up a poor man's Fox-Sabonis duo...

  • Micah Lawrence
    Micah Lawrence Month ago +1

    I’m excited to see what happens. Luka has never had a player that draws as much defensive attention as Kyrie. He will feast.

  • SLG
    SLG Month ago

    Always have had much respect for JJ. He’s a class act all the way around.

  • Rui Monteiro
    Rui Monteiro Month ago +85

    as a European Mavericks fan, this trade is absolutely amazing.
    Luka finally gets some help.
    Yes we lost DSF but we still can go get a defensive player.
    Kyrie > Dinwiddie (Dinwiddie will be missed tho)
    And I believe the Kyrie drama is going down, plus I know about the flight risk but honestly who would want to play with Ben Simmons when he is making the same money as you with 7ppg? damn
    I want a JJ jersey

    • aron gortman
      aron gortman Month ago

      @Jay PPP I hope so. I hate globalists.

    • Boss Playa60
      Boss Playa60 Month ago

      @The Average Man he literally demanding trades, idk why y’all acting like teams just getting rid of Kyrie because they want to lmao

    • aron gortman
      aron gortman Month ago +1

      @Jay PPP We'll see. These guys are totally incentivised by the NBA to be as hateful to the anti global agenda as they wish.
      On the other side, this Cam Thomas guy looks like a future superstar.

    • Jay PPP
      Jay PPP Month ago

      @aron gortman pretty sure he'll be told to drop that right quick lol

  • High Guise
    High Guise Month ago +55

    Luka and Kyrie will be crazy offensively, I don't even worry about the ball dominant thing. The thing they'll have to figure out is defense

    • Leoreo Ibardo
      Leoreo Ibardo Month ago

      @ThickRick can they switch 1-5? i'm new to mavs I watched their highlight. it looks like they are quick and can gaurd 1-5. if they can copy brooklyn switching defense they will be good defensively.

    • Nah
      Nah Month ago

      @Leoreo Ibardo kleber been out and will be out for the forseeable future

    • ThickRick
      ThickRick Month ago +1

      @leoreoibardo9294 depends which version you get of both players really

    • Leoreo Ibardo
      Leoreo Ibardo Month ago

      @ThickRick is powell and kleber bad?

    • Richard Reynolds
      Richard Reynolds Month ago

      They will avg about 125 PPG but give up bout 127 PPG
      But it's gonna be amazing to watch but painful to be a fan

  • Matthew Nardelli
    Matthew Nardelli Month ago +3

    Great video, love your insight/opinion guys 🏀🙏🏼 Keep it up !!

  • Jay Wolf
    Jay Wolf Month ago +58

    We need a Kyrie interview. Too much blogs speaking on him it’s time for him to speak for himself now

    • Josh2cold_
      Josh2cold_ Month ago +1

      Even if Kyrie does speak on his behalf people still gone bash and blame him.

    • Faisal
      Faisal Month ago


    • De Pe
      De Pe Month ago

      @Subramanian JakulparatiHe don’t do interviews because he ain’t got to explain his self

    • Subramanian Jakulparati
      Subramanian Jakulparati Month ago +1

      He doesn't have interview cause he got no excuses bout his behaviour

  • TheRealMVP
    TheRealMVP Month ago +7

    For some reason, I wasn't expecting JJ to take the stance that he did on Kyrie as vehemently as he did, but I'm glad he did.

  • mxtech31
    mxtech31 Month ago +1

    Great point on Maxi's importance on defense, JJ.
    As a Mavs fan, I will miss the hell out of Doe Doe though. I thought he had a chance to finish his career as a Mav.

  • David Chandler
    David Chandler Month ago

    i think this will work short term because kyrie is a scorer, and luca is a great passer so luca number smight go down but it might work..luca just has to pull it back a bit, but just defensively they might be really bad

  • Carl
    Carl Month ago +14

    I think it worked with Bron because he likes to defer. Bron is a great cutter, he likes to pass and play off ball, but he can also be ball dominant when he wants to and get into some iso situations. If that’s not a guy’s game or he doesn’t want to be in that role, I think it’s going to be tough for Kyrie to play with them.

    • Josh Isi
      Josh Isi Month ago +3

      Luka learned to play ball in europe, he definitly knows how to play Team Basketball. It was just not asked of him in Dallas so far.. Up untill now their offensive gameplan was solely centred around him just doing his thing.

    • Jay Mars
      Jay Mars Month ago +1

      Exactly 💯

    • Anthony Smith
      Anthony Smith Month ago +1

      You know ball

  • SatnaamM
    SatnaamM Month ago +1

    A buddy of mine told me about your podcast and that I need to listen to the Joakim interview (I did, it was amazing!) and I gotta say, your commentary is amazing. I'm very impressed, a little surprised. You're better at interviewing athletes and discussing sports than most main stream sports media. You also seem to be able to humanize these athletes in ways where we know they feel comfortable talking to you. Amazing work sir, you were a great shooter, but possibly an even better journalist/podcaster.

  • Hyung Jin Park
    Hyung Jin Park Month ago +4

    JJ's insight is so refreshing. Definitely the greatest player to analyst transition ever... I think the on court product for Dallas will be absolutely beautiful for the rest of the season with Kyrie and Luka but it's unlikely it'll last long enough given Kyrie's history of Kamakazing every organization he's been on to last beyond this year...

  • Kyle Holsten
    Kyle Holsten Month ago +2

    JJ is right in terms of guys being devoted to basketball and being disappointed. however, i’m not sure the broken relationship between Kyrie and the organization applies here. Kyrie loves hoops, we know that, but Kyrie felt slighted for whatever reason. hard to only care about just hoops when there’s so many politics that are involved as well.

  • HinduKush23
    HinduKush23 Month ago

    Offensively Luka can play very unselfishly and both can play catch and shoot. I think with their offensive skill set they can figure it out. Will definitely miss Dorian Finney-Smith locking up the best player we’re facing.

  • Dylan Krauss
    Dylan Krauss Month ago

    I think nets made this trade so quick so they can make another move (as well as wanting to be done w him). Last year we were unable to make another move after harden and simmons deal as there was far less time between deal and deadline

    • Dylan Krauss
      Dylan Krauss Month ago

      As of now. Can make serious argument nets have best defensive starting 5 in NBA.
      Ben, royce, DFS, kd, clax

  • rumbajuice
    rumbajuice Month ago

    I actually am surprised he didn't try to complete a title run with Brooklyn this season and just request for a trade after then, I feel like that would've negated the backlash and even further his trade value.
    But maybe I'm missing a detail about why the trade had to happen now. If so, let me know why 👇

  • Wmopo Faen
    Wmopo Faen Month ago

    This season been such a rollercoaster and we haven't even touched the All-Star break yet.

  • J-NEZ Gaming
    J-NEZ Gaming Month ago +65

    I think it's time for those 15 points in 22 minutes every Tuesday on the Mavs, JJ

  • 33bceltics
    33bceltics Month ago

    I think the trade is an absolute win for brooklyn. They get 2 players that can replace kyrie’s scoring output together, improve perimeter defense, open up $7 million, get 3 picks, and they have an open roster spot to bring someone else in, all while getting rid of a head case

  • GoldMo242
    GoldMo242 Month ago

    The problem with jalen Brunson is Mavs never used him right and a lot of it is with luka and having the ball so much ,but I been said if he’s used right that’s the co star and you keep those role players

  • Chris Ho
    Chris Ho Month ago +2

    @Tommy, Harden and Kyrie actually played really well together. Nets went 26-9 when both of them played. Their issues were not on the court.

  • j 314
    j 314 Month ago

    Good trade for the Nets. Especially if they aren't done. If they could flip Joe Harris for a younger combo guard that fits what they want to do defensively it could be a great for them. If they move Joe and Ben for a #2 scoring option...even better.

  • Brandon Banks
    Brandon Banks Month ago +2

    I honestly think most Texans won’t have a problem with the issues that Kyrie speaks about. We’ll see how Luka and Kyrie mesh on the court.

  • Shanks
    Shanks Month ago +58

    i keep seeing people being pessimistic saying it won’t work cause luka is too ball dominant.. yall forgot that he’s their only savior that’s why he has the ball so much (mavs are 0-7 without him and 28-19 when playing)
    and luka plays for the slovenia squad, he’s a great off ball player
    having kai as a ball handler is actually a + for luka

    • Wendigo sdfgwsedrf
      Wendigo sdfgwsedrf Month ago

      @Gregor Drizzle wing spot on 😀

    • Gregor Drizzle wing
      Gregor Drizzle wing Month ago

      @Wendigo sdfgwsedrfbecause he’s white and European bro. Luka had critics in the nba before he was even born 😂😂

    • Wendigo sdfgwsedrf
      Wendigo sdfgwsedrf Month ago +4

      People always talk about Luka being so ball dominant when Giannis leads NBA in usage rate with 38.6 Luka is 2nd with 38.3 Embiid is 3rd with 37.7 and Embiid is a center and has Harden Giannis PF and have Jrue... Nobody ever talks about Embiid and Giannis being so ball dominant only about Luka. And Embiid last season had higher usage than Luka for most of the season but finished close 2nd in usage rate

  • Teddy R
    Teddy R Month ago

    It happened quickly because Sean Marks have done his job. This trade did not happen in just 48 hrs. The process probably started last summer., reaching out to teams which players are available, etc. Don’t be surprised if he has something in the event KD push for another request.

  • Benjamin Berman
    Benjamin Berman Month ago

    Anyone who ever had a problem with player empowerment was not really angry about the LBJ-Wade-Bosh Heat teams. We were all really just jealous of that!
    What people were dreading was the Brooklyn Nets- an organization held hostage by three all-stars who play when they want and will demand a trade at anytime. Look at the “firepower” and talent this team had!! Look at what it got them!

  • Pantelis Liakos
    Pantelis Liakos Month ago +9

    Correct me if I am wrong but why Kyrie should not ask for max contract?! He is the closer in the team, top 5 clutch players in NBA, top 5 pg ever, best handler ever, best finisher off the glass ever, a champion and a real FMVP. Is it because he missed some games this year and last year with NO FAULT on his behalf?! Banning him from games for comments on a documentary and being unvaxed is NOT a basketball issue and it's on the Nets. It's sad that 99% of media (including jj) and many (stupid) fans don't want to admit it.

  • Boo Kaufman
    Boo Kaufman Month ago +2

    It's so hard to know how to feel as a Mavericks fan we just got a top-15 player to help Luka Doncic try to win a title but is this the one we wanted. I understand that he's physically the best player available in this year's and from just a winning losing perspective he'll probably end up helping the team but for how long? I know that it clears up a ton of cap space if he walks next year but tons of teams have had cap space and nothing to spend it on. In the player empowerment era there's no way to know that just having the money will get a guy to come to your town this could go from Lucca with a pretty good team to Luka having to be like Steph Curry was when everybody was injured 1 star in a bunch of Mid or worse players. That's if he walks and they have all that money but there's nobody who wants to come to Dallas. It's not necessarily an easy thing to get somebody to come and play on a team where one guy dominates the ball so much I think the Mavericks will have a rough week or two and then they'll be as good as anybody in the league for a while. But unless there's more moves coming this is a pretty thin team. It was already a pretty and now they've lost Dorian finney-smith and some draft I don't count Spencer has lost because Kyrie makes up for that. I just would rather have any other top 20 guy than Kyrie besides maybe James harden who has the same attitude about team basketball with less politics.

    • Dave Percy
      Dave Percy Month ago

      Yea our team is currently a glass cannon, now quite literally all offense and no defense. Which means Luka and Kyrie have to work 100% of the time because teams will be able to get whatever they want.

  • Taichou_Exe
    Taichou_Exe Month ago +268

    Harden n Kyrie actually fit really well on the court

    • ninerempire
      ninerempire Month ago

      @Terrence Brantley so what ? Lol that’s one game and you were depending on kyrie who’s literally been hurt every postseason run since he left Cleveland ?

    • Terrence Brantley
      Terrence Brantley Month ago

      @ninerempire well then one of the worst defenses of all time was up 50 in vs the champion bucks so I guess you choose what you want to care about

    • jan279
      jan279 Month ago +1

      This isn't really as bad a fit as people are trying to make it out to be, everyone's been complaining about Dallas not having a legit 2nd option for so long, and they now have that with Kyrie who is legit one of the best shotcreators in basketball. The real problem lies on the defensive end, Dallas just lost Finney Smith who's prolly the only guy on their team playing good defense, they gotta address their defensive issues if they are really serious about contending.

    • ninerempire
      ninerempire Month ago

      @Terrence Brantleyand one of the worst defenses of all time as well

    • Caleb Bongalos
      Caleb Bongalos Month ago +1

      Brunson and Luka worked well, so it is a fit.

  • Parrit
    Parrit Month ago +38

    Respectfully, as a rockets fan i couldn’t be happier. Can’t wait for those pick swaps.

    • Caamm
      Caamm Month ago +1

      @Parrit last thing I was expecting at midnight lmao

    • Marcusht
      Marcusht Month ago

      Those swaps are gonna be useless considering the rockets will be in the lottery for the next 10 years

    • SpeedHomeAttack
      SpeedHomeAttack Month ago

      @Sports EntertainerYou saying that like he isn’t on the books for another 4 years 😂

    • Sports Entertainer
      Sports Entertainer Month ago

      @Caamm he gonna leave

  • Zoran Markovic
    Zoran Markovic Month ago +5

    In this situation only one question is relevant, what if those who don't believe in Kyrie and Luka are very wrong. What if Kyrie surprises all of basketball fans who are pessimistic and doubtful, what if Kyrie finally found the right teammate for himself who is humble enough to play with him, what if he found in Luka a real teammate who will never ask, who is the number one, or who is the number two, and together they will solve everything that time brings them. Maybe Kyrie founded someone who really listens to him and understands what he's saying. Doubts about the defense are not necessarily a problem because the trade is still happening, so not everything is finished. I sincerely hope that there is at least some truth in what I wrote, I really want it immensely, because at first, when I heard about the trade, I had mixed feelings, part of me was sad and the other part of me was very happy, so I hope that the side which makes me happy will win.

    • kfarns
      kfarns Month ago

      Hmm I highly doubt the real issue is finding a player humble enough to play with kyrie. I disagree, you have it backwards. Kyrie need to humble himself so he can fit with luka, or anyone for that matter.

  • Joseph Aluko
    Joseph Aluko Month ago +39

    If Kyrie wins a chip with Luka, Stephen A will turn into skip Bayless with LBJ

    • Brooklyn Black
      Brooklyn Black Month ago +1

      @4800 Washington stephen a miss more time in first take than kyrie does on the court lol 😂 he acts like he never misses a day at work…he wasn’t allowed to play because of that stupid vaccination rule

    • 4800 Washington
      4800 Washington Month ago +1

      SAS doesn't hate Kyrie, its the getting full pay without playing games. Its a insult to the athletes who played all 82 games back in the early 2000s, 90s, n 80s.

    • Antonio Howard
      Antonio Howard Month ago +1

      With Luke the Don I wouldn’t surprise me

  • Jeoffry M
    Jeoffry M Month ago

    Not a basketball fan but i love the breakdown n how simple it is u speak about basketball.

  • Charlie Mike
    Charlie Mike Month ago

    I believe that Jason Kidd is the right coach for Kyrie… let’s you play your game but assertive when need to be. But definitely, Mark Cuban is THE perfect owner for him to play for. He doesn’t care about the noise and is close w his players. And Carrie’s such a refreshing and energizing attitude. I think Kyrie just may of found his home here.

  • Yak Attack
    Yak Attack Month ago +1

    Harden and kyrie played amazing together you could argue that was kyries best season. His avg 27ppg on 50/40/90 splits

  • Jacob Fraser
    Jacob Fraser Month ago +46

    It’s interesting that people want other players to do what they want to do off the court but when it comes to Kyrie you just want him to play basketball and not have distractions

    • AntiReese
      AntiReese Month ago

      Fr when u brake it down it’s easy to explain what happened every situation.

    • Dave Percy
      Dave Percy Month ago

      @YOUNES YASSINE History and reputation matter. Also Kyrie will randomly not play and do other stuff that messes with team chemistry. I don't think anyone is saying don't live how you want to outside of the sport, but they are paying a load of money so at least be considerate of that, which he has not been ever since Cleveland.

    • Josh
      Josh Month ago

      The hose other players doing what they want off the court doesn’t impact their team in negative ways

    • Rodney Sam
      Rodney Sam Month ago +6

      It's because of his history and reputation on other teams. You see how quickly the Nets got rid of him. He missed half a season because he didn't want to take a vaccine and he caused a use issue a few months ago with a social media post that affected the team to a point where he got suspended when the Nets needed him to play. Most NBA players aren't like that.
      Teams are professional organizations and the Nets are trying to win a championship and Kyrie wanted out despite the Nets were winning and because the Nets are probably unsure how committed this dude is. Why give a man a long term contract if his recent history as shown how uncommitted he is to a team?

    • Ethan Hunt Emcee
      Ethan Hunt Emcee Month ago

      Bring it out!

  • jaybanthony
    jaybanthony Month ago +2

    I hope Kyrie wins a chip with Dallas this year.

  • Lexi Conby
    Lexi Conby Month ago

    i think the mavs realized they really missed brunson and were looking for a brunson upgrade but it's hard to know if they truly got that with kyrie

  • Sirineu Antonio
    Sirineu Antonio Month ago +1

    Thanks JJ for the show.... Is funny how some former players they go to sports channels and ignore that fact. Kyrie doesn't want to play he wants to get paid.

  • Jpk 852
    Jpk 852 Month ago

    i like kyrie because i think he's setting a good example by showing younger players textbook "bad cases" (e.g. vaccination situation, "anti-Semitic" post) and examples and by not being afraid to stir up controversy. he stands up for what he believes and pays the cost for it. it's like two great lessons for the young players: if you stand up, this is what may happen; this is the cost, so you can get a sense of what the price of integrity is these days.
    a lot of young men, especially athletes, don't really get much of training or support when it comes to navigating organizations or media or situations. if you continue to only examine him through an individual or athletic lens, you fail to appreciate how he's giving a lot of useful lessons throughout the league and to also black men handling a largely white male dominated media system.
    i also think he's like one of the only three players in the league that other players wish they could do the moves that he pulls off. im not anywhere close to that level of hooping but i bet u, once you take away all that talk of nba, organizations, politics, career---almost every hooper out there looks forward to playing against/with him just to see what crazy combos and moves he'll pull out of his bag.
    doncic plus kyrie is going to be a lot of fun to watch, sadly, most of the best moments will be contained in the practice facility. so let's just hope we can get a few awesome highlights before he bounces again lol

  • Cesar Hernandez
    Cesar Hernandez Month ago +7

    JJ is by FAR the smartest and most competent analyst on TV. Thank god he's on ESPN now. He's one of the few on there with actual intelligent, reasonable takes.

  • Shut up
    Shut up Month ago

    A shame for the Nets that the last 4 years has never shown their full potential. I do think Nets still won this trade just for all the drama they have let go of for the time being. KD situation is interesting to say the least.

  • Chris Gross
    Chris Gross Month ago

    thanks guys. this was the best objective discussion in the media about ky and the trade so far.

  • William Harris
    William Harris Month ago

    Kyrie's main issues with defense is effort and size. Almost all point guards are liabilities based solely on size. The problem for Dallas now is they have 2 liabilities on defense and those two are their best players. I think they had/have to pair Luka with a star who is a true 2 way player even if they are less of a weapon offensively like a Jaylen Brown or Ayton.

  • Isaac B
    Isaac B Month ago +1

    I love ur interviews .. fun entertaining and very intellectual about the sport and the men behind the game

  • King Luck
    King Luck Month ago

    I find it interesting that No one ever questions Leonard for missing more games then Kyrie. Makes you wonder.

  • Roman Kenyon
    Roman Kenyon Month ago +91

    JJ the Legend🔥

    • AZED
      AZED Month ago

      @JJ Redick Nah JJ. We all know the truth. You're transforming the media from within. Keep calling people out for their cold takes. Never stop keeping it real.

    • NN
      NN Month ago +2

      @JJ Redick lol

    • Nathanael Toews
      Nathanael Toews Month ago +2

      @JJ Redick who on the Toronto raptors do you you think moves on and for what great vid 👍

    • JJ Redick
      JJ Redick  Month ago +31

      You are the legend, Kenyon

  • Waterboiii
    Waterboiii Month ago +2

    The reaction I was waiting for all day😆

  • ThinkTank
    ThinkTank Month ago

    Jj w another great breakdown as always expect nothing less thank you as always 🫡🔥

  • Alonzo Gamble
    Alonzo Gamble Month ago +2

    I would say the harden and Kyrie connection worked out well. The played well together tbh

  • IsThatSinner
    IsThatSinner Month ago

    “Most guys wanna hoop and take that responsibility very seriously”, but Kyrie hoops better than every teammate JJ has ever been with 😂 Kyrie balls out every time he’s on the court.

  • Wonda Mgm
    Wonda Mgm Month ago +2

    Im at work right now on lunch and these podcasts including yours make my day 100x better 🔥🔥

  • hardbap
    hardbap Month ago +19

    With Kyrie it's not a matter of "if" he becomes a distraction it's a matter of "when". He has wrecking balled three, three!, franchises in seven years. It'll be four at some point.

  • Rahul Narula
    Rahul Narula Month ago +18

    Kyrie and Harden were actually really great together in 2020 when KD was injured - probably the best part of the Nets season. I wish the hosts would do a little research...

  • Nightmare0259
    Nightmare0259 Month ago

    I think Kyrie feels entitled to a roster spot. Although he is talented, he has a responsibility to his team to be available if possible. Harden said left Brooklyn because he felt "some players" weren't dedicated to the team

  • HLDN1989
    HLDN1989 Month ago

    As a Mavs fan in Europe, NBA media (not JJ / Tommy) really don't know Luka's background, and it's so frustrating. He primarily played off-ball at Real Madrid his whole pre-NBA career and won at every level. He only plays this way -heliocentric / 39% usage rate - because it's the only way his team has been able to win / make the playoffs his first 4 seasons. He's 5th in assists the last 3 years (and 5th this year). Kyrie is a great addition, and how well he plays with Luka will surprise a lot of people.

  • Matthew Pauley
    Matthew Pauley Month ago

    Ky looks happy in Dallas. If him and Luka figure out how to play together it could be dangerous.

  • sej
    sej Month ago

    This is a positive conversation.
    As a fan alot of us are feeling bad

  • Antonio_11
    Antonio_11 Month ago +12

    Does anyone know yet the ramifications of this trade to effect All Star participants?
    Like is Kyrie still in the East starter pool? Is another Eastern all star selected?
    All star weekend might be a show this year based how many top guys are really fighting for supremacy in the league.

    • Chaim Miller
      Chaim Miller Month ago +2

      It doesn't change anything cuz East doesn't play vs West anymore anyway. And the picks are already set, this won't change it

    • _smittyallen
      _smittyallen Month ago +1

      Lebron is still drafting Kyrie lmao

    • Dylan B Pimentel
      Dylan B Pimentel Month ago +2

      considering the starters are already named and the teams are no longer East vs West, I imagine that they just draft the same guys. Another option, since Steph is hurt, is that Kyrie could be moved to starter there and the Eastern conference adds another guard. Not sure.

  • danoso0931
    danoso0931 Month ago +1

    I've never seen a more famous person have less critical thinking skills than Kyrie. He has absolutely no idea what evidence means, be it in a scientific context or a basketball context. Like JJ said, him expecting a 4-year contract is just proof of a guy disconnected from reality.

  • M. JS
    M. JS Month ago

    So, question for anyone with a little more insight. Will Irving be able to play along side someone who is as ball dominating as Dončić? I mean is Irving able to take on secondary roll? Because I don't see Dončić to change much about his gameplay at this point.

  • dande412
    dande412 Month ago

    There is a lesson here we all need to take in. Having a lot of superstars don’t make a championship team. There needs to be a certain mentality behind the endeavour from the stars and the team as well that history showed us only Golden State has had over the years. Unselfishness. Otherwise it just doesn’t work. We seen a team like the Nets owning 3 prime SSs in Durant Harden and Irving. Put that in a a 2k game and you win every time. But real basketball ain’t like that. Now I am very curious to see Luka’s approach to this. He will show us and the rest of the league how he can facilitate other superstars around him and if he can make it work or not. And I say Luka cause of his IQ. But is the mentality there?

  • dcr135
    dcr135 Month ago

    Even if this doesn't work for the Mavs, they'll end up with loads of cap space.

  • shany biran
    shany biran Month ago

    This will lead to the next, and possibly biggest rule change we've ever seen...
    2 balls on the court at the same time. 🏀🏀

  • Paul Wieber
    Paul Wieber Month ago +5

    As a Kyrie fan (OF HIS BASKETBALL SKILLS) The dude is a Diva... LeBron was literally perfect for him. Kept him on a leash and they had such a bond. Hopefully Luka can keep KY reeled in...

  • Rw Ds
    Rw Ds Month ago +1

    Joe Tsi wanted not to satisfy Kyrie by not sending him to LA as reported today. So this could very well be a 3 month loan after losing those assets

  • E Dose
    E Dose Month ago

    If there are other suitors ready to give Kyrie the money then BK Nets needed to protect themselves by giving Kyrie a contract so that when he does leave they can demand top dollar for him

  • neverbelieveing
    neverbelieveing Month ago

    OG Anunoby is the player that Dallas need. If they manage to make a deal for him, that would make them a true contender.

  • Justin Tindel
    Justin Tindel Month ago

    Thanks for putting this content out boys 🤙

  • Orlando Garcia
    Orlando Garcia Month ago

    I felt his emotion in this one, we need lebron on here

  • Sahara
    Sahara Month ago +12

    his teammates love him and ride with him no matter what picture the media tries to paint.

  • Jojo
    Jojo Month ago +1

    “Never gonna fault a guy who wants his bread.”
    ~ JJ

  • Robert Williams
    Robert Williams Month ago

    As a fan of JJ, which means a lot since I grew up as a Tarheel fan.. All I'll say is it's as easy to be as disappointed with this "trade reaction" (more like a Kyrie reaction) as JJ is with Kyrie choosing to live his life on his own terms vs putting the entertainment of professional basketball over everything else..

  • Pino Bluevogel
    Pino Bluevogel Month ago +1

    Basically the Brooklyn organisation was done with Kyrie long ago and vice versa Kyrie with the organisation. It has very little to do with the players, I think.
    Then again, it's not even that bad that he goes, as they get two very solid players back for him and a bunch of picks. So, Brooklyn should be good as does Dallas with finally having a superstar next to Luka.
    It's sad they had to give up two of my favorite players, especially DFS as he has grown so much with this team and I really liked him ever since I started watching the Mavs. Let's just hope there will be a whole lot less drama when Kyrie is in Texas. I believe it will fit his religion and desire for freedom a whole lot more than NY, but what do I know .. I'm just a fan.

  • espen saue
    espen saue Month ago

    Super trade! The Mavs dont make this trade if They dont plan on offering him the 4 year Max he wants…and since the rest if the league seem to not want to make that offer, or at least no contenders. So mist likely having Kyrie for the forseable future is a big win. DFS is a big loss, but good wing defenders/ 3 and D guys are available for «cheap» elsewhere.

  • Kritacul
    Kritacul Month ago +1

    Luka IS the best player in the NBA RIGHT NOW. You than add a Top 10 Player in Kyrie and Morris is a very good support player too. It's REALLY going to be interesting to see what happens, but I feel the Mavs got better and they were already pretty damn good.

  • Napoleon in exile
    Napoleon in exile Month ago +3

    BTW, nothing has been announced that the trade is official by either team. Some are speculating it will end up being a three way deal

  • iluvdissheet
    iluvdissheet Month ago

    JJ talking real about "not being a distraction".

  • Lionel Thomas
    Lionel Thomas Month ago +2

    6:39 exactly my thought…and this sets the tone on how trades will be done in the future.

  • V
    V Month ago

    Not gonna lie, we have all these B.S. sports analysts......J.J. is what the sports media needs. He teaches the sport and gives analysis from a perspective that can capture both causal/long-term fans interests.

  • ᜃ᜔
    ᜃ᜔ Month ago

    Up to now i still cannot believe Lillard became a top 75 player over Kyrie,Howard and Klay 🙌