Monday on the Daly Dose, we recap what we learned from a very fun weekend in sports!
The New York Yankees suffer yet another injury, but could this eventually prove to be beneficial?
The Stanley Cup Playoffs aren’t even through the first round yet, but we have already seen some major surprises.
The NBA Playoffs are rolling, and we just might be witnessing the beginning of a new heated rivalry that could last for awhile. Plus, the Boston Celtics are better than expected, the Denver Nuggets do something they haven’t done in years, and the Golden State Warriors seem to be doing just fine.
Finally, we saw the sport of boxing leave most everyone disappointed yet again…as usual!
Tuesday on the Dose, we discuss why the college basketball scandal doesn’t seem to be gaining much traction, and we look at a disturbing story that came out of the Final Four in Minneapolis!
Then, we celebrate our 500th episode of the Dose, as we are joined by longtime friend basketball coach Russ McKinstry to recap March Madness! We take a look at how the Virginia Cavaliers were able to scrape out win after win on their way to the National Championship, and we discuss the state of college basketball today!
This week on the Daly Dose we sit down with long time high school basketball coach Russ McKinstry. Coach Mac has coached for over 30 years in Kansas, Colorado, and Arizona. He discusses how he got started in coaching, some of his biggest victories, best players, toughest opponents, and lessons that he learned along the way. He also discusses his battle with cancer, and how he was able to fight through that difficult time. It is an interview that you don’t want to miss!
This week on the Daly Dose we look forward to March Madness! A few big name programs could be left out of the Big Dance, and we discuss a few lesser known players that are worth your time to watch.
The NFL Combine took place in Indianapolis, and we wonder if it means anything. We play a game of “You Be the NFL GM” to see if you can find the best player from their combine results. NFL free agency is now open, and we look at some of the top players that are available.
The Daly Dose Sports Podcast brings you our NBA preview! Breakdowns for each team and Clint gives his picks for who will be playing in the NBA Finals. Plus World Series, college football, and NFL talk. And do you still need a Halloween costume? We count down the Top 5 sports themed Halloween costumes that you can use this year! Check out Episode 48!
The Spurs responded to getting knocked out of the first round of the playoffs last year by signing LaMarcus Aldridge and David West. Aldridge is a significant upgrade to the Spurs as a scorer and he seems to have a boring enough personality to fit right in with those robot nerds down there.
2. Houston Rockets
You might look at the Rockets and consider them a favorite to contend for the West after they went to the Conference Finals last year. But there are still a number of questions that remain to be answered. How will James Harden deal with being jilted by a Kardashian? Can 30 year old Dwight Howard stay healthy? And what is really in Ty Lawsons’ water bottle?
3. New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis might be the best young player in the NBA today. For the second straight year he led the league in blocked shots, was fourth in scoring, and eighth in rebounds. Of course, Tyreke Evans is already hurt and we know that Eric Gordon can never stay healthy. So if the Pelicans are going to make the playoffs Davis will have to play at an All-World level. So you’re telling me there’s a chance…
4. Memphis Grizzlies
If I was going to head into a back alley brawl, I would want to take this team with me. Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley, Jeff Green and Tony Allen are some bad dudes. Unfortunately this isn’t a street fight. It’s basketball. And this team is another year older and still can’t shoot.
5. Dallas Mavericks
Sure, the Mavs may not have had the best offseason. Rim protector Tyson Chandler left for Phoenix. And talented shooter Monta Ellis has joined the Pacers in Indiana. And Dirk Nowitzki is just another year older.
It isn’t all bad news though. At least free agent C DeAndre Jordan said he would go to Dallas, which should really help.
We now turn our attention to the Southeast Division where the Hawks, Wizards, and Heat will battle it out to see who gets to lose against the Cavaliers in the playoffs.
Eastern Conference Southeast
(Predicted order of finish)
1. Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks lost SF DeMarre Carroll to free agency but managed to pick up veterans Paul Milsap and Tiago Splitter which should help them roll to an impressive regular season before folding once again in the playoffs.
2. Washington Wizards
The Wizards have a great ball handler and creator with PG John Wall and a terrific shooter in SG Bradley Beal. So why is it then that we always see Beal trying to create and kicking it to Wall for a low percentage three point shot? Maybe it is because head coach Randy Wittman can’t work a clipboard.
3. Miami Heat
Miami went just 37-45 last season and missed the playoffs. The Heat will get Chris Bosh back from his health scare and rookie Justise Winslow should give them some toughness and athleticism. And if that doesn’t help, Pat Riley is still leaving mean notes on LeBron James’ windshield whenever he gets the chance.
4. Orlando Magic
Orlando’s new head coach Scott Skiles is inheriting a team with some good young players. The Magic have four lottery selections on the roster and they will show improvement under Skiles who has a knack for coaching up young talent. And then in about three years they will grow tired of him turning beet red and screaming in their faces. And they will quit. And Skiles will get fired. But hey, it was fun while it lasted.
5. Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets currently have Cody Zeller, Tyler Hansbrough, and Frank Kaminsky on the roster but it may only be because the Washington Generals are now defunct.