Daly Dose 07-17-18 Winners and losers from the NBA offseason

Tuesday on the Dose, we discuss the lack of quality sports to watch right now, and even look at a few options that are on Netflix to keep us busy.  

We look at the LeVeon Bell situation in Pittsburgh, and talk about why it doesn’t make sense for him to sit out regular season games.

Finally, with the NBA Draft behind us, and free agency slowing down, who are the biggest winners and losers from the offseason so far?

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Daly Dose 06-25-18 What we learned from the weekend in sports

Monday on the Daly Dose, we are recapping the weekend in sports by taking a closer look at what we learned!

In the NBA, Dwight Howard is on the move yet again, and we now know why.  There were a number of talented players that went undrafted in the NBA, where will they end up? Carmelo Anthony is going to remain in Oklahoma City for another season, and that could be working against LeBron James ending up in Los Angeles.

In the NFL, Jameis Winston could be in more trouble than we originally thought, and Brett Favre is taking a hard stand against youth football.

We also saw a major comeback in World Cup 2018, an important rule installed in college football, bats taking over in the NCAA World Series, and a surprising team playing well in Major League Baseball!

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Daly Dose 05-10-18 NBA free agents are coming

Thursday on the Daly Dose, the NBA season is winding down, and we take an early look at a few of the big name free agents that are going to be on the market!

The Boston Celtics are moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals, and we have a couple of odd stories coming out of Major League Baseball.

Finally, we get to our sports media overreactions of the week! Is LeBron James’ supporting cast significantly worse that Michael Jordan’s? Could LeBron be heading to New York to join the Knicks? And what was the deal with Tom Brady’s outfit at the Met Gala? We answer these questions and more!

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Daly Dose 05-03-18 The things in sports we can’t explain

Thursday on the Daly Dose, we are participating in National Paranormal Day by taking a look at a few things in sports that are really hard to explain! Is something out of the ordinary going on?

We do have some breaking news to discuss, including a possible rule change in the NFL, and one NBA coach seems to be safe, but he may be wishing otherwise.

Finally, we have our sports media overreactions of the week! We look at NFL Draft grades, and a few hot takes concerning the NBA Playoffs, that are more than a little confusing!

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Daly Dose #148 Our no politics sports show

This week on the Dose, we are already tired of all of the political talk in sports. So, we sidestep the politics, and stick with what we actually know.

Major League Baseball is finally getting interesting, and we take a look at possible postseason matchups. We know that the Cleveland Indians, and the Los Angeles Dodgers will wrap up the top spots in each league, but which other teams can contend?

We respond to a few listener emails, including who won the NBA trade between the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Carmelo Anthony deal. Our answers just might surprise you!

We are now about one month into the college football season. Which teams are failing to live up to all of the preseason hype?

And in the NFL, the New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, and Los Angeles Chargers might be off to a slow start, but we have some good news for them. Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers, and Los Angeles Rams are off to very good starts, but could be facing trouble down the stretch. We look at the good news and bad news for a number of teams!

Finally, if your favorite NFL team is off to a slow start, we provide you with a ray of hope! Our Daly Dose Top 5 counts down the five times that NFL teams have started the season 0-3, yet still managed to make the playoffs!

If you want to stick with sports instead of politics, listen here to Episode 148 The no politics sports show!

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Houston Rockets looking to acquire new scapegoat

The Houston Rockets have had quite the successful offseason so far, and they are looking to make it even better.

After finishing the 2016-2017 NBA season with a 55-27 record and qualified for the postseason as a No. 3 seed. They would eventually lose to the San Antonio Spurs in six games in the Western Conference Semifinals.

Knowing that they needed to improve if they were going to make any headway in the ultra-competitive Western Conference, the Rockets went out and lured former Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul to a five year deal worth over $21 million dollars.

Then, they showed that they are not afraid to spend some serious money ,when they extended starting guard James Harden’s current deal. Houston gave Harden the biggest contract extension in NBA history keeping him in a Rockets uniform through the 2022-23 season. The deal could be worth $228 million dollars.

With their backcourt fortified, the Rockets then turned their attention to making one more very important roster move. They need to find a new scapegoat.

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The Daly Dose was able to speak with Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and he explained his plan.

“We really like what we were able to do in signing Chris and extending James, but the fact is that if this all goes sideways, we are going to need someone to blame. A player like Carmelo Anthony would really fit that need.” Morey told the Dose. “He is a big enough name, that it looks like we are trying to create the newest superteam, but let’s face it, he also has a shaky reputation. We could bring him in, and if everything goes bas, we can just pin the entire thing on him being such a ballhog. That seems like that might be the kind of perfect fit that we need.”

Morey also stated that this type of deal is hardly new. “Look at the San Antonio Spurs. They have LaMarcus Aldridge. And n Cleveland, they have Kyle Korver, Kevin Love, pretty much anyone not named LeBron James, really. This is hardly a new strategy.”

Daly Dose Poll: Who is to blame in the Charles Oakley/NY Knicks feud?

The New York Knicks season has already been horrible. In a season that fans were hoping might include a trip to the postseason, they are 22-23, and currently sit in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. It somehow got a little more embarrassing last week. During last Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, former Knicks great Charles Oakley was kicked out of Madison Square Garden by arena security in full view of a national television audience.

Oakley reportedly purchased his own ticket, but was confronted by security, and shoved one guard before being escorted out of the stands. He was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault, and one of criminal trespass by the NYPD.

Oakley claims that he is being harassed by Knicks owner James Dolan, with whom he has had past altercations. Dolan says that Oakley has a drinking problem and was being belligerent.

So who is really to blame for the latest New York Knicks controversy? We asked out Daly Dose Sports Podcast listeners!

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NBA Preview: The Atlantic Division preview

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Atlantic Division

(Predicted order of finish)

1. Boston Celtics

The Celtics have put together some good pieces with a number of playmakers like Avery Bradley, Isaiah Thomas, and Jae Crowder. But they still lacked a big man to fortify things inside. Now they have added power forward Al Horford via free agency, making them a legitimate contender. Well…not a championship contender. But they’ll contend for the chance to get beat by Cleveland.

 

2. Toronto Raptors

The big concern for Toronto heading into the past two offseasons was whether or not they could retain guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. But they overcame that obstacle, with Lowry signing last year and DeRozan signing a five year deal this past summer.

So that’s taken care of.

Don’t forget, the Raptors were near the peak of their game last year, just two wins away from the NBA Finals.

Now begins the slide back to mediocrity.

 

3. New York Knicks

Don’t look now, but the Knicks have completely rebuilt their roster.

Derrick Rose, Brandon Jennings, Courtney Lee, and Joakim Noah have now joined Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis in the Big Apple.

If this was 2010, this roster would really look loaded.

But it’s 2016, and this roster is loaded with nagging injuries.

 

4. Brooklyn Nets

The Nets are in dire need of a rebuild, but they have very limited resources.

They have traded away their top draft selections for players that haven’t worked out.

And the players they do have won’t fetch much on the trading block.

But they do have Jeremy Lin and Anthony Bennett.

So I guess there’s that.

 

5. Philadelphia 76ers

Finally, there is hope for the 76ers!

With the past past injuries to top draft picks Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid, Philly finally landed a player that can change their fortunes.

Versatile forward Ben Simmons can be a key player for years to come, and is drawing comparisons to Magic Johnson and LeBron James.

Oh he’s already hurt too?

Nevermind, there’s always next year.

 

Coming next: The Southwest Division

The Daly Dose Sports NBA Preview: Atlantic Division

Yes, the NBA season is already starting. While it may seem that we just got done having LeBron James jammed down our throat 24/7, a fresh new season of more and more Lebron is already upon us.

Of course, here at the Daly Dose, we break down the NBA like no other. So sit back and enjoy our first division outlook. Here is how the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division is going to play out.

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(Predicted order of finish)

Team Outlook
1. Boston Celtics The Celtics have some depth at guard that should pay dividends for the future. With Evan Turner, Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas, and Avery Bradley they have some talent in the backcourt. And with Kelly Olynyk and newly acquired big man David Lee the Celtics also have some depth in the big white stiff category…which has always played big in Boston.
2. Toronto Raptors After they were swept in the first round of the playoffs the Raptors knew they had to get better defensively. They went out and signed DeMarre Carroll who should help. Carroll is a terrific defender who doesn’t need the ball to be effective. And if that doesn’t work they can always send general manager Masai Ujiri out to do some public speaking again.
3. Brooklyn Nets New head coach Lionel Hollins should have a positive impact on this veteran group. And by “veteran” I mean old. With a roster that includes Joe Johnson, Jarrett Jack, Dahntay Jones, and Andrea Barnani the Nets have a ton of experience. And by “experience” I mean AARP cards.
4. New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony has said that he wants head coach Derek Fisher and the Knicks coaching staff to hold him accountable in practice and film study this year when he makes mistakes or doesn’t give 100% effort. But not when he plays in the All-Star Game and then shuts it down for the rest of the season. That’s okay.
5. Philadelphia 76ers If there is one thing that this team needs it is a point guard. So in the NBA Draft this summer they bypassed point guards Emmanuel Mudiay, Terry Rozier, and Cameron Payne to pick up 6’10” Jahlil Okafor. There is no question that Okafor is a talent in the post but he’s probably going to be a liability when he has to bring the ball up the floor every night.

Next up: the Northwest Division!

The Top 5 greatest left-handed QBs in history

Who are the Top 5 greatest left-handed quarterbacks in NFL history? Also I took a trip to Disney recently and provide a review. Talking MLB, Ronda Rousey, and two questions that I have for Patriots fans on Episode 37 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast.

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