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.”

 

 

 

 

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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 #136 The annual Daly Dose email show

This week on the Daly Dose, we realize that it may be a dry time of year in sports, so we take the time to answer YOUR emails! Clint responds to the best emails that we have received recently.

Are the Golden State Warriors good for basketball? How will the Houston Rockets use both Chris Paul and James Harden at the same time? Who should get the blame for the Cleveland Cavaliers loss in the NBA Finals?

Plus, we discuss the inconsistencies in comparing sports eras, the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight, and which top NFL rookies from last season could take a step back in their second season!

Listen here to Episode #136 The annual Daly Dose email show!

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Daly Dose #127 The 2017 NFL Draft Recap

This week on the Daly Dose, we take a look at the wild weekend that was the 2017 NFL Draft! Who were the winners and losers as NFL teams selected the top collegiate talent? NFL writer Dillon Brooks stops by to discuss which teams got better, and who may have fallen short!

The NBA conference semifinals are under way, and Clint and Dillon give you their picks in each series, and a few things that have stood out so far.

Anthony Joshua unified the heavyweight title in London last week, and he just might breathe some life into the world of boxing.

Plus Stanley Cup Playoffs, how the ESPN layoffs might affect you, and we count down the Top 5 horses that are least likely to win the Kentucky Derby!

Listen here to Daly Dose #127 The 2017 NFL Draft Recap!

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Daly Dose #126 The 2017 NFL Draft preview

This week on the Daly Dose, we are discussing the reality television show that is the 2017 NFL Draft! Longtime friend of the show, Larry from Centennial stops by to discuss the yearly phenomenon that is the NFL Draft. We play a game of “You make the pick” and discuss all of the bizarre things that we may see on draft night.

Our picks for who will win the NHL Stanley Cup this season, and we also play a game called “Name the real hockey player”.

The NBA playoffs are heating up, and we share what we have learned from the games so far.

And this week we count down the Top 5 greatest NFL Draft classes of all time!

Listen here to Episode 126: The 2017 NFL Draft Preview

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Daly Dose #125 Are you high?

This week on the Daly Dose, Clint answers a Twitter question about the United Airlines controversy, and shares a story about his own air travel back from vacation.

04/20 is later this week and there are a few sports figures that seem to be puffing more than passing. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NY Giants QB Eli Manning, and the city of St Louis are all under suspicion!

Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney passed away last week, and wee look at one of his draft classes that might be the best ever in NFL history. The 2017 NFL Draft is coming next week and there are a few teams that could take a QB despite already having a franchise QB on their roster.

We give an NBA Playoff preview, as we look at which series are more likely to go seven games, which one is most likely to have an upset, and which one is likely to have a team lose their voices from whining.

Finally, with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals trying to win an elusive Stanley Cup, we count down the Top 5 athletes that never won a title!

Listen here to Episode #125 Are you high?

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NBA hoping to make All Star Game less like typical NBA game

The NBA recognizes that there is a problem with their All Star Game. Two weeks ago, the league hosted it’s annual All Star weekend, culminating with the West beating the East 192-182 in a game that lacked any real substance.

The game was not well received by fans, as there was no intensity, and a strong lack of defense being played by all players. The two teams took turns walking up and down the court, and throwing up ill-timed passes, and poor shots.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver realizes that style of play is not all attractive for fans. “We are aware that this NBA All Star game turned a lot of people off, with the poor defense, and sloppy play. It was almost like the players involved didn’t even care, and that is the type of play that we would prefer they save for the regular season games. I’m not sure how exactly to resolve this issue, but right now there is a definite problem.”

He has met with Players Association president Chris Paul to discuss changes that could be made to make the game more interesting.

“We have talked about adding things that you don’t see in NBA games.” Silver continued. “We might add a four point shot, players won’t be allowed to whine to officials, and we may even add mandatory defense. We feel that fans would really be excited to see things like that. It would make the All Star game a truly unique experience.”

 

Daly Dose #102 The NBA Preview

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast we preview the 2016-2017 NBA season! Who are the top teams? Who could surprise us? And which teams are we picking for the NBA Finals?

NFL Week 9 is in the books, and there is one team that could be dangerous down the stretch.

The race for college football’s Heisman trophy may have ended last Saturday.

We recap the amazing World Series finish between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians.

And we count down the Top 5 current sports curses that could be the cause of your team failing year after year!

Check out Episode 102: The NBA Preview

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NBA Preview: The Pacific Division

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(Predicted order of finish)

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1. Golden State Warriors

Kevin Durant decided if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em, so he took his talents to the Bay area where the Warriors will be favored in all 82 games this season.

Unless they go up 3-1 in a playoff series. Then all bets are off.

 

2. Los Angeles Clippers

The Achilles heel for this team has been the lack of depth behind their starting five, so they went and signed Raymond Felton, Marreese Speights, and Brandon Bass.

So on paper, it looks like the Clippers have gotten significantly better.  

If they can stay healthy, and if the cards break just right, they could maybe…possibly…finish 2nd.

 

3. Phoenix Suns

Phoenix imploded last year, with injuries and team disputes disrupting any chances of success.  

The Suns are not without talent. Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe, PJ Tucker, and Devin Booker are a solid nucleus.

And rookie Dragan Bender should be interesting to watch.

And by “interesting” we mean disappointing.

 

4. Sacramento Kings

Kings VP Vlade Divac decided that he would completely rebuild his roster, and coaching staff, to try and keep troubled big man DeMarcus Cousins happy.

It didn’t work, and Cousins is still not pleased.

We are on Cousins’ side and would like to offer a realistic solution.

Make Boogie player/coach, and give us  reason to actually watch this dreadful franchise.

 

5. Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant finally hung it up, but they have some young talent like Jordan Clarkson D’Angelo Russell, and Julius Randle. And they signed some decent veterans in Luol Deng and Timofey Mosgov.

But until they get rid of some dead weight they are going to continue to struggle.

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We meant Jim Buss.

Daly Dose #84 The 2016 Dosey Awards

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast we host the 2nd annual Daly Dose Dosey Awards Show, where we hand out a number of awards for achievement in sports and Daly Dose style excellence. Whether it is the top moments in the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, College Football or College Basketball we look back at some of the most deserving contributors. Fight of the Year, Driver of the Year, Championship Performance of the Year, and yes even the American Soccer Moment of the Year are but a few of the awards that we hand out, and as usual, they never end up going to the most obvious choices.

Listen to Episode #84 here: The 2nd Annual Dosey Awards!

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