Grizzlies TV Analyst Brevin Knight talks TA w/ Eric Hasseltine 09/12/17

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You said it more politically Iraq as you'd like to be invited back I say it honestly and that's why don't get the invite back it is what it is out of Kennedy here everything's going well we're not far from the start of the season obviously the big news in Memphis today. Is Tony Allen departing. Or give me your thoughts on his time in Memphis and you saw all of its so give me your thoughts on what. Tony brought to the table and and what he meant to this team and to the city itself from a player's perspective. Well former player from that perspective for me it is stated. I think frightened because. There was the longest and most playoff time that I have ever experienced. And my entire NBA career and there were a lot of that was attributed to. Words GAO was. It's so bad that he. For the last couple of seasons so to all three of them I've always said he that this GA and particular. Maybe he coined the phrase in the model that pitching change and no boxes which is grim grind it. The same way as he embodied that wasn't just that so what about what was. Great about a love department words. So we hold its own form side chain. A cause that attitude. And own and really whale would sit there and he told. So what it's cool you know or and so. When you're able to do that they don't want that. You can always say those who love us that's what. Well he won't we always talk about. The PDA effect on the game they didn't have a library do it again baskets had to do with. Affecting every other aspect that again but also just listen to change. To a level where they were able awareness and so okay so a lot of the success was was attributed to that is they're desperate lighting and night out. Let's go back to that night and I want to tell me what you remember because I'll tell you what I remembered briefly and then we'll hear your thoughts I remember going into that game. It was just past the midway point the grizzlies were. You don't fight in the B 500. The same place they had been a year before right around that time and remember. They lost a home game the previous year where a ten point lead to Portland who they were fighting with and just got boat raced in the second half. And everything took a turn for the worse Rudy Gay is not gonna play he's out an injury. OJ Mayo suspended and more I remember us all kind of sit around go on blazers where we turned the corner the wrong direction how to we get out of this. And boom they're comes Tony Allen and has that magical night in Oklahoma City a city that has a lot of love for him because of his days in Stillwater plant for Oklahoma State. He played out of his mind he had been had a hard time cracking the regular rotation and I honestly believe that night. Almost began to spell the end for OJ Mayo because Lionel Hollins discovered what he did actually have in his hand. Was a defensive stopper when he moved without the ball could score a little bit. And I think it kind of remind it'll Lional a little bit of himself any instead of resisting what Tony brought to table started to accept it. And the teams are in the corner your thoughts. Four I think I move back toward this the biggest thing out took away from that night was. There was a time where eight guy a rollback coach. Appreciated. The effect that a guy can have on the totality of the game. Without having to be just a score. And it and it and it allow how need to also. It would have really feel comfortable with I can do this and still be a part of the wind situation. So it I think for both sides it was how he can beat a player that you can be. But it also solidified that this is the direction that we will we'll start to go. And it it in the end there was real it was fun though watts this follow what the changes. Or Roland say there at all play basketball what was best for them. And password also understood that I was a superstar though that the players notably successful. A big defense is stopper at any time made multiple positions. It's only would that gar. I don't doubt that I completely agree with you 100% on all of that and I do think they what you said probably rings the most true to me. Things that he did. They didn't end up in the stat sheet everybody called on the grandfather. And I told the listeners earlier I had my own nickname for him to disrupt their. Because even if you are didn't get a steal he disrupted. What other teams were doing whether he jumped the passing lane and you had to find a second option whether he got a deflection and knocked it out of bounds whether he made you look. For a different shot than the one that was initially open for a second it turned. An offensive rhythm into. Chaos basically is the way I saw it and I. From a point guard's perspective. I don't imagine that that kind of thing would drive you nuts you think you guys sagging off you can get a ball to a guy on the wing tag darts and knocks it out of bounds now you got to get back said. Early you've played the game at this level when you have to reset and there's only. 8910 seconds on the shot clock or you've got to go to a secondary option. All the sudden time becomes a pretty precious commodity. And those seconds take away very very quickly that's a pretty dramatic impact on a game that doesn't get talked about a lot. Split this is this what made solely a special defender. Usually guys that you talk about that a great defenders are rated going something specific. Whether it be they're good against deals they're good again blocks. They're good taking the guy have fun being forced to play let's Hollywood good at malls will think that he can give east that conservative so get steals. But he also forces how I'm offers shot clock because he makes you so hard for the Gotti defending who had more time than not. Your main options to get the basketball but now that extra second so we had a point guard Eddie says. I'm looking to get they had to go this far back I gotta get our got a ball right we are so and that time is worsened somewhat quiet but also. The offer it now becomes a little bit stagnant. Because you're you're trying so hard to get to its own so that's really thought about when you there those things that are bigger than. Just missed that boat but he was good enough to also give you before this statistic. Along with the intangible. And that's that the talk that is it's not about this little bit because we always talk about his lack of offense and when I was told people yes he was limited offensively because. Of his range and because of his jump shot but he did scoring college and one thing I felt like. He could do as well as just about anybody it felt like was move without the ball which is seemingly. A disappearing skill in the NBA when you and I were growing up and I'm obviously a few years older than you but you know. We were of the same generation type. We were taught if you or defender turns his head and looks the other way you'd get ready to go and when he takes that second step towards that help. That's when you follow him you don't go before he goes you let him go get two or three steps ahead you and then you're on his hip. And you got a layup and Tony was really really go to the timing what that which is I think one of the reasons why you know mark. That marks already good passer don't wanna say Tony made it a good passer but Tony and made some of those passes available on and mark was able to pinpoint the past. And despite not being a shooter when teams just dropped off of them he could still merchant. Or first or oil where when you're in college. In and you have the opportunity to get it camps with no repercussion. Then you're playing as free as. This start guys in the NBA right able to get a chance and that's just utter wreck the law. When you get to the NBA there'd be there becomes a role a lot of roles that become distinguish and the leak. And as a matter arguing with a five they roll. I will give you longevity. Or Eli continues in just try to be one of the best bet to score if there's someone else that it can do it. And they better equipped so I think you can you know you know Lou. The ability to score a record because we saw him booted and spurred. It is just the role that you play. In those situations and work best that your career could tell you what it is and then. What what he did anyone else that you than normal and does cut well. And that's forcing defenders and then out to try to find some of the belt and he's been for less than go without actual possession would offensive Reba. Well if they exceed the inmate who lives he would get them back forward and got motion he was always a good position that they get an offensive rebound so. There were outside what might not sure about seeing his points. Maybe points off his offensive rebound so stay. Then shot and missed that he is huge so you'll be lists. We saw what we did not have them. How much eats little for the game and when he was come up the bad and not lower what is. Forward were all being seriously how air force is seen in some way so. Easily yes we will it's sort of major keys of why this thing has seven straight years. I didn't play our. Let me ask you this. It's never easy for fans to say goodbye. To their favorite players are guys that helped their favorite team reached unprecedented levels of success. Your thoughts on the move in general this was clearly you know father time is undefeated you've seen the business side of basketball. What are you say to the fans that are a little hurt a little frustrated today feeling like hey you gonna get this guy for three million. But it's pretty clear that the team wanted to go a different direction. Well what foresters do we all. Each activated just be sad about the situation because it was so that thing about our seeing what it was a family situation. Yeah between with a partner community. Their community it was a chain there every everything was wanted so they're bigger than. Player who played well for your gadgets of playoffs they will there was a true connection. Between all of them and so I sat but. That's the reality is it is the business and you have to figure out. How do you move forward forward a war. And the players that they had in how other teams that we were allowed to compete against Howard they've built. And so there's this resistance from the part of that at some point in time. All good things compliment. And so you just want it to be done that and they and they respectful manner. And it amassing this organization will will do that. And you appreciate everything that they differ fifteen we will never forget it because they sentence reorganization sort of level that they've never events of oil and so. Well which you then have to say okay. Sit there have to be some adjustment that came after it's still a little quicker they had to give little younger. They had become more athletic more versatile. And I did she was what the NeuStar brains but you don't you don't forget to appreciate what they do what you do understand that at some point. They're gonna have. To be some type of change go forward. Your favorite Tony Allen memory. They get this and there are one thing for Tony but it is just. Whenever he was started just give them says that that mold it was so we're create a feeling in me because. Allen one of those players who in May not be always statistics but. You can control the game about what you did you and what he would get into that rhythm of getting steals get out getting lives. That way he would get to a point where he would do would be dead tired. And they were you know it. Nine districts that I guess that's that's when you know that he had a goal of fallout and what he's gone out the energy says the building. Starts to get. It stated the combination. The plays that even makes footage that energy that that is create it would show him doing that is I don't look I've ever seen it. We would somebody who's not scoring or making green on a consistent base. And I will ask you this how many times did you and I. On a bus trip when he would say something in the general direction of either you or me have to look at each other and go. Was he speaking English. Yet a language Salazar. Or have made the common account but felt pressured them to come what we're loose ball it was. It's certainly look at that the monitor yeah I think that that doesn't never on this the most event. I had to be on my game and all of the monster big issue that some I would show me a replay quickly so I can get it to have and hopefully. Alligator right more times than not. I told people all the time he was crazy but he was our crazy and there was never more evident sign of that. Then before we now go on the second bus when we would go on the first bus. It would be dead quiet. And out of nowhere Tony would just start singing at the top of his lungs. Some random port rap song of one of those bodies that she'd never heard before where like. Why in the world it's easy to keep listening tale cook and he was his rockaholic. No word. No word it would it would be a a lot of mumble. Yeah yeah and then like. It was the funniest thing ever side it. Will miss I will miss every element every viral because. Still are not child who just also for air out. DA did use mr. lay offs. Did you know I mean there was that there were a whole blood soaked but it was good deal rights as quickly realized that probably is OK got to back it made double. CI said earlier this is you'll remember this I think it was was it the playoffs. Where we came out of the timeout and it's it's one of the calls where. I it was. It was played a lot of it has to be his it was a year before we went to. San Diego for training camp because Chris Vernon played the highlight forum and and I had to interview him. Like that day and I was like I'm in he's gonna be angry he we came out of the timeout down by two. Like a minute and a half last he catches about the twenty foot marker of the eighteen foot mark. Literally takes a three foot stepped back into the corner. And Jackson fadeaway three and Alibaba a year ago you do it like within three seconds of getting the ball now. What didn't get played and we played that highlight for ever on the station was the fact that he came down the next possession. Defensively. Got a steal. Got a breakaway made the lay out I think either got fouled for the and disrupted some miles but. I think I went on to say look you don't win that game without yes he took a terrible shot. But you don't win that game without him playing the defense he did down the stretch. And that was the thing for all the times he may deploy your hair out there were four or five times a game where he did things that helped you win. That it it was a it was a critical of the roller coaster yet let the good thing is. We stay up on the high parts of the locals are a lot more times. And we had just come down it's time. Yeah now there's no. There is no doubt dates even when he crossed over in the open court and started to go towards the bass rodeo gas and went on now. Plenty let anybody know what I'd say there's march 1 of the various crossover and stylish spacious. And what it when you get close to the best. Yeah 88 did a great a great job of being able sure. If so what sparked an actual deck also learn get Bard I think I think that certainly if we are very deceptive. The one that got me the most were was the most susceptible as that night in Cleveland two seasons ago they hateful late when they went in there. With eight down there and he had taken the previous like four or five games off. And he absolutely lit up Cleveland that he was blowing by JR Smith and JR Smith is looking around open do what. And Irene Irvin yeah Alan JR. LeBron yelling Tyreke stay on everybody's yelled at each other. And the grizzlies who were like twenty point underdogs won out right it is went out right like won going away. I'm uncle I awards were or send them but I damn car America that was one of those we went to that game like. Art that they'll go one way or the other. Is gonna be either some miracle that we get this win because they're all lead down in the lifeboat buys one and we've got this. Or. We just don't go audiences it's fallen out and we got to come all the stories it's because they're gonna be a lot a lot of nothing normal. They came out in Cleveland led down a little bit. And boy those guys had a chance to just go out and play they do nobody can come reform and absorb certain or you get a chance. Really see how good guide what I know what they do they know that they can play. We're nobody else that's supposed to be in that game you get a chance to see how good NBA guys are. That's their right thanks brother be get home safe and I will. Look Florida senior a couple of weeks. Yeah little did well early this. Here yet LO a little earlier this year but you know that means. Still some good weather for golf before we hit the that even after we had the regular season. They will also. I think we just let us Brennan. He's so ready to go we just announced that have been targeting low enough. I don't begin to get Brennan's perspective especially since he played only in the value of a Tony Allen to a team it's it's it's up there man.