Conference Call: Celtics trade rumors
Sun, 17 Feb 2013|
Reporters from around the country discuss topics such as Celtics trade rumors, Gonzalez and Crawford's role on the Dodgers, and NFL rule changes.
Tom now for conference call it's whip around the nations of stories making news outside of Boston -- started Southern California on the NBA -- let's go out to mark Medina Lakers beat writer. LA daily news and there's rumors abounding. That -- -- -- Rondo for Dwight Howard trade could be in the works well let's start with that with that potential story mark would that make sense for -- Lakers perspective what they wanna Rondell coming off an ACL there. Well very doubtful. It's gonna happen and it's not just because it involved in a lot of -- in the front office they've been very adamant all this season that Dwight Howard is not going anywhere not only that they may have no intentions. And making a move before the trade deadline whatsoever bottom line they're quality. To go to hundred million dollar -- -- -- it they're view that they think the talent just hasn't played up the Serbs capabilities that they're able to make those. Adjustments in the second half the season and they believe that they can squeeze in the playoffs. It's a rock and a hard place for the Lakers right now because if they can't do anything this year they don't make a run that they've treated assets to get Dwight Howard who could've potentially leave the off season so. How much pressure would there be on the Lakers franchise to get something in return for -- if you do believe in the offseason. I don't think they have more pressure number one today are very optimistic that even with the Lakers. Losing in the -- and thus far they'll be hard for Dwight Howard believes ballot because he'd be receiving an additional thirty million dollars of these responsible Lakers. Bad the fact that he's going to be a big market he's in the Hollywood spotlight and just beat the Lakers -- things don't go out of court to play and it would make. Offseason adjustments in terms of bringing the better pieces to see Dwight Howard so they're very. Comparable level -- even have enough and he -- believe they'd rather have. Financial flexibility and taken off on players for hours at -- really is that we should certainly -- Thank you mark appreciate the time let's start let's stay out in Southern California Dylan Hernandez will join us now Dodgers beat writer for the LA times did of course we know what happened at the end of last season the Red Sox shipped all their dead weight out to Los Angeles and now you have Carl Crawford -- And -- himself talk about the bad chemistry issues in that locker last year yeah we knew that guys to fill the question is if they can gripe about it why were they part of the solution where they part of the problem is there concern about that a long long way. Well you know I think or Gonzales says the leader referred to the conference ever made -- you know stated in my understanding. -- you know I didn't hear this from him directly but I was told somebody else that might have been some issues. Oh the translation there that -- you know that the interview and it's bad it should. Everybody got taken out of context -- in our property goes I think Morey yeah I think that people picked up upward arc it. But really you're talking about. By himself and his inability to get out of the cold he would put himself. You know but I think -- -- -- -- she's -- -- together perform for whatever reason and you know because. The atmosphere there it is more difficult for him to -- about it but I really think it was dodging any responsibility. You know in regard to performance the last few years. Have these two guys that is the clubhouse -- they were traded. But I yet -- -- you know it I think you look at the past winners there was enough players. Who wouldn't want to add more of that -- -- dollars you know being public appearances. And you know going on local news cast of kind of promote the brand. You know Iguodala with the San Diego which is about two hours away and I was in every other week novels you know -- was -- an LA. You know trying to -- and again so the doctor brand -- it helps. That he's bilingual Mexican American in a market that is largely illegal Mexican Americans. Crawford hit on the field today for the first time since he you know underwent surgery and I think that the team. The they're pretty hopeful that you know navy while he might not go back to -- -- to -- You know that last who is that guy out there last year in Tampa you know that he might come close to that -- you know given the depth of the lineup right now they're pretty hopeful -- that that'll be enough to get into the. Playoff Dillon thanks so much let's go over a football field -- they outlets former NFL officials supervisor of officials well. Joins us here on the -- and interestingly now the new head of NFL officials in the second in charge have never officiated NFL game Jim is this -- usual. It's very than usual very unconventional. Higher by the NFL what. I worked with being for numbered years these three young. Energetic intelligent individual who spent all that and if so species over ten years so he's very knowledgeable of the rules the only issue is. He's never been on the field and that it will separate -- -- back of the boat over the next few years. Aussie rules change we saw the Super Bowl they Jim Harbaugh knew czar John Harbaugh knew you can hold on that final play will we see. Any type of changes to that rule on the punt that resulted in the safety. Steps up with but after that Baylor and the reason being is that. Basically what happened is false or. Or -- advantage by following at the end of the game. Same situation happened two years ago the Patriots Giants game with the Chara -- Play with extra players appeal and what the Patriots scored two of the field air it out. Can't basically just our auto parts of the rules police changed it last year and they they got a penalty part of step. They're good aptitude so that would that the rules committee the competition committee. Baker changes as well this year. Jim thanks as always let's finish up on the ice his job and Willis joins us. National hockey writer Graham Atlanta hockey perspective is well let's start with Matt -- here what do you think the NHL should do after the Matt Cooke situation the other day. Honestly it. Have to do you think it is with any player other than that could we -- fans. You know that stuff happens and let it go was only because of -- really checkered history. That we look at that play and think well maybe it's dirty it's an innocuous play a hundred times and 99 times out of 100 nothing happened it happened here --