Daly Dose 06-26-18 Our 2018 NBA Draft winners and losers

Tuesday on the Dose, we know how difficult it can be to declare winners and losers from an event like the 2018 NBA Draft, but we look a little closer, and we have found some very deserving participants!

W name a few teams, a few coaches, a few players, and even a parent as our winners and losers from the NBA selection process.

We also have some breaking LeBron James news that we aren’t so sure about, and another NFL player is trying out the appeals process.

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Daly Dose 06-20-18 Successes and failures in the NBA Draft

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, we discuss some breaking news stories including a new Netflix season that sports fans will love.  We also have breaking NBA and World Cup news.

The 2018 NBA Draft takes place tomorrow in Brooklyn, and we look at a few teams that keep coming up big with their selections, as well as a few that are struggling.

Finally, our Daly Dose Hump Day Power Rankings reveal the five highest paid players in the NBA this past season.  What do most of them have in common? And which of these players didn’t perform at a level worthy of their salary?

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Daly Dose 05-17-18 Where will LeBron James go next?

Thursday on the Daly Dose, we recap Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, before we take a look at a few other breaking news stories.

Then, we rate the pros and cons for some possible destinations for Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. Could he be on the move out of Cleveland again? We look at a few teams that might prove to be a good fit.

We do also have a few sports media overreactions this week. Could the Cleveland Browns be a playoff team? Are the Cavaliers collapsing? We answer these questions and more today on the Dose!

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Daly Dose 05-15-18 We bet we can get you gambling on sports

Tuesday on the Dose, the Supreme Court’s latest ruling is going to open the floodgates for betting on sports in America. We take a look at who will benefit the most, and a few of the obstacles to expect from this major change in sports culture.

The Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, and we look at some good news and some bad news for the Rockets.

Finally, tonight is the NBA Draft Lottery and we preview which teams have the best chance to win the top picks of the 2018 NBA Draft. We also look at a few of the top prospects that are going to be available. Do any of them have the ability to transform a franchise?

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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 05-02-18 The NBA it’s fail-tastic

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, we discuss the Eastern Conference Playoff game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors, did this game set the tone for the series?

We also look back at some of the NBA teams that can never seem to find much true success.  Are they getting any closer to teaching their goals?

Finally, we talk about a few college football quarterbacks that could play their way into being a top draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft!

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Daly Dose #154 The NFL midseason review

On the Daly Dose this week, we are trying to figure out what has been a wild and surprising NFL season, at the halfway point. Clint is joined by a longtime caller of the show to try to sort it all out. Which teams are the true contenders, and which are the pretenders as we come down the stretch to the postseason? We give our picks for the MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year, as well as who we think will be going to Super Bowl LII!

The Houston Astros won the World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers, and we have some thoughts on what their big win means.

We had a few upsets in college football, and one major conference could be getting left out of the College Football Playoff because of them.

And with the Astros winning their first title in franchise history, we take a look at the Top 5 next hard luck teams that we would like to see win a championship!

Listen here to Daly Dose #154 The NFL midseason review!

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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.”

 

 

 

 

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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