Multiple NBA teams interested in Kyrie Irving despite having nothing of value to trade

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has formally requested a trade, and there are a number of NBA teams that are interested in attaining his services.

There is just one problem.

The more interested the suitor, the less assets they have to trade.

It was big news when word came out that Irving was tired of playing in the shadow of LeBron James, and that he was formally requesting a trade.

Trade scenarios were the subject of talk radio, and sports themed television everywhere. However, no move has been made, and we are starting to see why Irving still remains on the Cavaliers roster.

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One of the leading contenders in the Irving sweepstakes has been the San Antonio Spurs. The Daly Dose was able to contact a spokesperson for the Spurs, and here is a portion of that conversation:

Daly Dose: “So, rumor has it that you are interested in possibly trading for Kyrie Irving.”

San Antonio Spurs: “We are definitely interested. Kyrie is a game changer, and a very explosive player.”

DD: “So what would you be willing to trade to get him to come to San Antonio.”

SAS: “What do you mean?”

DD: “Which players would you be willing to trade to get Kyrie?”

SAS: “Well, we don’t really have much to trade.  I suppose we could let them have Patty Mills. Or maybe some of Manu Ginobili’s old hair. “

DD: “So, how do you expect to get Kyrie Irving?”

SAS: “Well I don’t want to go into all of the details, but we are very interested in having Kyrie come play for us.”

DD: “Yes, I understand that, but I think they may want LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green.”

SAS: “Well, too bad for them. They will have to accept less.”

San Antonio was not the only team that seemed to have these sentiments.

The New York Knicks are offering a partially smoked marijuana cigarette left behind in Phil Jackson’s desk, and what’s left of Joakim Noah. The Minnesota Timberwolves are dangling Ricky Rubio… despite the fact that he is no longer on their roster. The Denver Nuggets would give the Cavs point guard Emmanuel Mudiay , and an old Dan Issel jersey.

New Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman spoke to the trade offers he has been receiving.

“Look, we realize that Kyrie would like to be moved, but the offers that we have been receiving just do not make any sense for us.” Altman stated. “In fact, some of them have been flat out ridiculous. This one that we just received from the Los Angeles Clippers is ludicrous. It just says that Austin Rivers will come wash my car, and do household chores for me. Okay, well actually that one isn’t bad. I’m going to hold on to that.”

 

 

 

 

Daly Dose #135 The 2017 Daly Dose NBA Awards

This week on the Daly Dose, we take a look back at the 2017 NBA season and hand out some end of the year awards! Who did we vote for as the Rookie of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and Most Valuable Player? What about Executive of the Year, and the Least Valuable Player of the year? We wrap up the season by celebrating the best of the NBA!

There is a parent in college football that is actually doing a great job, Jordan Spieth did some celebrating at the Travelers Championship, and we are okay with that, and the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs are making some offseason moves.

Plus, we look at the winners and losers of the 2017 NBA Draft, and we count down the Top 5 greatest players selected with the top five selections in NBA Draft history.

Listen here to Episode #135 The 2017 Daly Dose NBA Awards

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Daly Dose #133 The Russ McKinstry Interview

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!

Plus, we do discuss the NBA Finals and how the Golden State Warriors were able to knock off the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Pittsburgh Penguins won their second Stanley Cup in a row, and now Nashville Predators fans can get back to normal.

And what does Oklahoma Sooners football coach Bob Stoops’ retirement mean to the rest of the Big 12?

Listen here to a very special Episode 133: The Russ McKinstry Interview!

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Daly Dose #117 Our NBA All-Star Improvements

This week on the Daly Dose, we look at a few very simple ways to improve NBA All Star Weekend. The dunk contest, the 3 point contest, and the All Star game itself were all a little underwhelming. Never fear, we can fix them all Daly Dose style!

We discuss a few trades around the league involving the Toronto Raptors, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Sacramento Kings, and what in the world are the Los Angeles Lakers doing?

The UConn Lady Huskies are making history, the Dallas Cowboys don’t care about Tony Romo, and Tom Brady’s diet isn’t the only thing helping his ability to play at 40.

Finally, Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving thinks the world is flat, so we count down the Top 5 other things he believes!

Listen here: Episode #117 Our NBA All-Star Improvements!

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Daly Dose #82 Recapping the NBA Finals

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast we break down what happened in the NBA Finals. How did the Cleveland Cavaliers come all the way back to beat the Golden State Warriors? We also take a look at the longest droughts in the Big 4 sports, and give a quick NBA Draft preview. Plus OJ: Made in America, the mess at the US Open, some Copa America talk, and who isn’t going to win at the Olympics in Rio. Finally our Daly Dose Top 5 counts down the best seasons that did not end with a championship.

Listen to: Episode 82!

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Cavs coach Tyronn Lue also undergoing concussion protocol

The Cleveland Cavaliers are down 2-0 in the NBA Finals to the defending champion Golden State Warriors and now the injuries are beginning to mount.

First, it was Cleveland forward Kevin Love suffering a concussion in Game 2, after taking an elbow to the head. Love’s status for Game 3 is still in question as he will be required to enter the NBA’s concussion protocol before he will be cleared to return.

Love took an inadvertent elbow to the head from Warriors forward Harrison Barnes in the second quarter of the Game 2 blow-out loss.

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And now it seems that the Cavs would also like head coach Tyronn Lue to undergo concussion testing after seeing his game plan in the first two games.

The Cavaliers have been outscored 214 to 166 in the first two games and Lue has failed to make much in the way of adjustments.

Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert summed up the thinking. “Look, we all thought that the only reason that we lost last season in six games was because of all the injuries. We lost Kevin, Kyrie Irving was out, and Iman Schumpert was not 100 percent. But we have been completely healthy this year until now. The only difference is we got rid of head coach David Blatt and gave the job to Lue. Yet at this point we are going to lose in four games. And I’m going to be honest, they should probably call it after three.”

LeBron James agreed. “I just think we need to make sure that Coach Lue is completely healthy. When I put this team together  I selected the players that I thought would help me win. But that hasn’t happened. And someone has to be held responsible. Because it isn’t going to be me.”

Calls to Davis Blatt for comment were met with uproarious laughter.

 

With Irving still on the shelf Cavaliers inquiring about a new PG

With their point guard Kyrie Irving still recovering from a knee injury the Cleveland Cavaliers have begin looking at some possible stand-ins.

They are starting with a little known veteran point guard named Uncle Drew.

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Cavaliers general manager David Griffin spoke briefly about his search for a point guard to spell Irving until his return which will probably be in January.

“We saw some film on this player named Uncle Drew and he looks like the type of player that could really give LeBron some assistance. Yes, he is an older player but he is exactly the type of player that we need. A good passer. He can shoot. He has a veteran feel for the game. And to be honest, for as old as he looks, he does seem to be in better health that Kyrie.”

“The guy is probably in his 60’s but he isn’t always hurt from the video I have seen from him.” Grffen continued. “Plus he can help LeBron with his Rogaine treatments becuase the old guy still has a pretty full hair line.”