Posts tagged Golden State Warriors
NBA Offseason Frenzy Has Begun (AD to Lakers, NY/BK's Pursuit of KD, Draft, Rumors) Blues Win Cup, Yanks Questionable Trade? Mets Bullpen Implosion, Brooks Falls Short at US Open

The NBA Finals just ended, but the offseason is already proving that it's going to be wild and crazy as Episode 76 will provide the following:

The Anthony Davis trade to the Lakers. Who is the winner and loser of this deal?

Should the Knicks or Nets pursue Kevin Durant? What will the Knicks do on draft night?  Plus, the aftermath of Klay Thompson's injury and the future of the Warriors.

I'll recap the Blues historic Stanley Cup run. Does home ice/court/field matter in sports? The NHL Draft is Friday. Why the Devils and Rangers will be forever linked with who they select come Friday night?

The Yankees trade for another right-handed slugger. Why I disagree with the move? And why wasn't a starting pitcher involved instead?

The Mets bullpen continues to be inflammable. The latest debacle of relief futility, plus, their upcoming season defining road trip to Atlanta, Chicago (Cubs) and Philadelphia.

A recap of Gary Woodland's US Open victory over Brooks Koepka.

My Hero and Zero of the Week.

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ADDENDUM PODCAST! Instant Reaction: Warriors Survive Game 5, Subway Series, Kimbrel/Keuchel Find Homes, Hero & Zero of Week

An addition to my earlier pod today as I discuss:

First word on Game 5 recap of Warriors vs. Raptors.

Subway Series prediction.

A rant about baseball's analytics regarding Mets OF Jeff McNeil.

Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel finally find homes. How effective will they be?

Plus, my Hero and Zero of the Week. (I'm calling out Drake! Yes! That Drake!)

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Warriors Last Stand? Raptor Coronation? Blues/Bruins Game 7, Yanks Stumble/Mets Rumble Into Subway Series, Jets New GM, Nadal's Dozen/State of American Tennis

Episode 74 has championship flavor and then some.  On deck:

The Warriors final hurrah? Or will they push this series to a Game 6? Game 7? Will the Raptors prevail for an entire nation and capture their first ever NBA championship? Also, the Brooklyn Nets have staked their claim in the free agency frenzy. I'll explain.

The Blues and Bruins will play a Game 7 for all of the marbles. What's the biggest key to victory for both teams? I'll set the stage for the first Stanley Cup Game 7 since 2011.

The Yankees have hit a lull, while the Mets have some wind in their sails heading into their Subway Series matchup. I'll recap the week that was for both teams and what to expect in the first of two meetings between the Bombers and Amazins'.

Plus, my thoughts on the Jets new GM, Joe Douglas and what this means In regards to owner, Christopher Johnson. Rafael Nadal's continued mastery at the French Open and my view on American Tennis in 2019.

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Injured Warriors Get Even, Bruins Two Wins From Cup, Yankees Roll But Bullpen Beware, Mets Bullpen Nightmare, Joshua Letdown or Ruiz Redemption?

Episode 73 delivers more bite than bark as we enter the month of June. Here's what's cooking:

Golden State draws even in the Finals, but it came at a price. What lies ahead in Games 3 & 4? The status of Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney and Klay Thompson. Can Toronto steal one of the next two?

The Bruins are two wins away from winning their second Cup this decade. What they've done to this point? Blues G Jordan Binnington's poor play. Can the Blues even it up going back to Boston?

The Yankees have won nine straight series. Their bullpen has been lights out, but beware in the long run. I'll explain.

The Mets limp home from a brutal West Coast trip where their bullpen is a straight up disaster! What's next for the Amazins' as they try to stay afloat in the NL East?

Was Saturday nights' heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz, Jr. more of an indictment on Joshua's heart? Or Ruiz's determination?

I'll have that, plus my Hero and Zero of the Week.

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Toronto Native/Author Dave Mendonca on Raptors Playoff Run, Pulse of T.Dot, Drake, Kawhi's Future and Finals Prediction

Episode 72 takes us North of the Border as Toronto native and author Dave Mendonca joins us to relive the Raptors magical playoff run.

What the buzz is like throughout the city? The country?

Drake's ambassador role with the team.

Kawhi Leonard's future.

His prediction for the NBA Finals and will he revise his book '100 Things Raptor Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die'?

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Raptors Rapture, Giannis's Growth, NBA Finals Preview, STL-BOS Cup Preview, Yanks Big Week, Mets Big Trip, Twins Juggernaut? Hero & Zero of Week

Episode 71 has Championship flavor all around! On tap:

Toronto Raptors have exorcised the playoff demons, but have one more mountain to climb. Kawhi Leonard’s playoff brilliance. How the bench stepped up to win this series? Do they have a shot against the two time defending champs? On the other side, the Milwaukee Bucks fall flat on their face. What went wrong? How this loss will help the growth of Giannis Antetekoumpo? Plus, a preview of the NBA Finals.

The Quest for the Cup begins in Boston as they host the St. Louis Blues. The storylines of former Blues captain, David Backes, Blues coach, Craig Berube. Is this the end for Bruins captain, Zdeno Chara? And my prediction for who will hoist the Cup?

Also, the week that was for the Yankees and a huge showdown vs. the Red Sox. The Mets get back to .500 but have a tricky West Coast trip in LA & Arizona. And what’s in the water in Minnesota as the Twins are racking up record numbers on offense?

Plus, the French Open, another deflating first round defeat for Caroline Wozniacki. The Indianapolis 500 and the Hero and Zero of the Week.

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Mets Mess. Who's To Blame? Jets Adam 'Gase Of Thrones', GSW On Cusp, Bruins Cup Bound, Koepka Hangs On & More

Get ready for some serious heat as Episode 70 is going to deliver a knockout punch. On tap:

The Mets are in crisis mode as we’re a week away from MEMORIAL DAY! Who’s to blame for this mess? Is Mickey Callaway dead man walking? Where’s Brodie Van Wagenen? I have lots to get off my chest about this.

Jets coach, Adam Gase, has the Throne as his power play over the departed GM Mike Maccagnan was successful. Hear why this has disaster written all over it? What will owner Chris Johnson do down the road if this experiment doesn’t work? And you won’t believe who’s rumored to become the possible GM!

Golden State on the verge on another Finals trip. Toronto going down in a fight with Milwaukee. Also, the Knicks lose out on the Zion Williamson Sweepstakes. Does that mean the #3 overall pick will be dangled as trade bait?

The Boston Bruins are back in the Stanley Cup Finals, but is Brad Marchand bringing the NHL back to the Dark Ages?

Plus, Brooks Koepka hangs on to win the PGA, War Of Will wins the Preakness, Deontay Wilder’s first round KO and much more!

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Kawhi, Steph and CJ's Playoff Heroics, Knicks Lottery Luck? Yanks Close In On AL East But Here Comes The Red Sox! PGA Preview, Hero/Zero of Week

A thrilling start to Episode 69 includes:

Kawhi Leonard’s historic buzzer beater eliminates Philadelphia. Joel Embiid’s emotional exit.

CJ McCollum upstages Damien Lillard in closing out Denver.

Stephen Curry turns back the clock to dispose of Houston, plus fallout from the Rockets latest playoff failure.

The Knicks are crossing their fingers in hopes of securing the #1 pick in the draft tomorrow night.

Coaching hires in LA (Lakers) and Cleveland. And LeBron James trade rumors???

Are the Boston Bruins Cup bound? Too much time off for Carolina? Is San Jose making their way back to the Cup?

The Yankees continue to win series, but a familiar foe is starting to creep back into the mix. Also, can the Mets take advantage of a weak schedule over the next two weeks?

Plus, a PGA preview, a Weak-Ness, I mean, Preakness update and the Hero & Zero of the Week.

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Celtics/Rockets Litmus Test, Nuggets Rebound, Sixers Enigma, Islanders RIP, What Are The Mets? Yanks Sailing, Derby Disaster, Canelo-Jacobs

I’m covering the whole sports gamut on Episode 68. On tap:

Season defining games for the Celtics and Rockets tonight. How both teams stave off 3-1 series deficits?

Nuggets resiliency. Sixers inefficiency/Earth to Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid. Kawhi uprising.

I’ll put an epitaph on the Islanders season. Who was the missing piece in their sweep to the Hurricanes?

The Mets are sliding and it could look like 2018 all over again. The Yankees keep rolling, their players are still flirting with the IL, but some are on the mend with a competitive week that lies ahead.

The controversy surrounding the Kentucky Derby.

Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs fight. Is boxing on the rise?

My Hero and Zero of the Week, with some post game thoughts on Bucks-Celtics GM 4.

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GS-HOU Round 2, Celtics Dominate, Isles Uphill Climb, Giants Draft Blunder, Yanks Rolling, Mets Pitching Woes. Plus, Hero & Zero of the Week

We’re on the verge of saying goodbye to an action packed sports month, but there’s still plenty to get into on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. Both the NBA & NHL have moved on to the Conference Semi-finals. We’ll start off with the NBA as the juicy second round match-ups (in particular, Houston-Golden State) is off to a wild start. I’ll get into the officiating in Game 1, what this could mean for the rest of series and who’ll come out on top and advance to the Conference Finals. I’ll get into the Celtics dominating GM 1 in Milwaukee, the Raptors win over the 76ers and the Nuggets prevailing over the Spurs as they prepare to face the Trail Blazers in Round 2. On the ice, the Islanders have dug themselves an 0-2 hole and now have to go on the road to play the Hurricanes and get back in this series. I’ll explain why this series is far from over, despite having the odds against them, as well as, surveying the rest of the Stanley Cup Playoff landscape with the other three series taking place.. The 2019 NFL Draft is officially in the books. I’ll discuss the Giants surprise first of three first round picks, all of the comings and goings of another wild weekend in Nashville and the latest surrounding Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill. The Yankees continue their hot streak out West as they’ve won six of seven in Anaheim and San Francisco. Should the Yankee fan expect this team to play stellar ball without their key guys in the lineup? I’ll have the answer to that, plus, what’s going on with Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard as the Mets pitching staff has underperformed here in the first month of the season. Lastly, I’m experimenting with a new close out segment at the very end of the pod called ‘The Hero and Zero of the Week’. It’s a jam packed sports podcast that you won’t want to miss as I’ll satiate your sports appetite and then some on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 67)

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JAYREELZ NBA Playoff Preview, (Including the Brooklyn Nets)

It’s about that time for another two month sprint to the NBA Finals and covering it from soup to nuts is none other than yours truly on this special edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. I’ll detail all of the main storylines coming into this tournament.  Can the Warriors three-peat?  Who can upset the two time defending champs in the West? Are the Bucks primed for a deep playoff run? Will the Celtics regroup and take the next step? Do the Nets have what it takes to upset the Sixers? I’ll deep dive into each conference and predict who’ll represent the East and West for this years NBA Championship. This pod will have you prepped and ready to digest all that’s to come over the next eight weeks as we’re ready to tip off another postseason on this latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 64)

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NFL Wild Card Recap/Jets Coaching Search, 'Bama-Clemson Preview, Mets Wheelin' & Dealin'?, NBA & NHL News

The first show of 2019 is chock full of sports chatter as I deliver all of the latest and greatest on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. NFL Wild Card Weekend is in the books. Three of the four road teams win, with the Dallas Cowboys being the lone home team victorious. I’ll dissect all of the games, bad coaching moves and preview what lies ahead in the divisional round next week. I’ll also update what’s happening with the Jets search for a new coach. And fallout in Pittsburgh with Antonio Brown? The Steeler soap opera continues as you’ll hear what I have to say about my beloved football team. A national champ will be crowned in college football as Alabama & Clemson go at it for the third time in four years. I’ll preview the big game out in Santa Clara, CA. and do the Tigers have a shot to dethrone the Crimson Tide from going back to back in the FBS?. The Mets continue to make moves, but not the ones we, as Met fans, we’re hoping for. I’ll provide my analysis on their latest deals as we’re just five weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training. Plus, my thoughts on the surprising play of the Brooklyn Nets, James Harden the greatest offensive player ever? More Jimmy Butler drama, this time in Philly. Tom Thibodeau out in Minnesota. The New York Islanders streaking to the top of the Metropolitan Division and much more on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 48)

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Jets & Giants Future/NFL Week 17, Wild Card Round, FBS Semifinal Recap, MLB Hot Stove, NBA & NHL News

I close out the final podcast of 2018 in grand style as we dive into the latest in the world of sports on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Jets have fired their coach, Todd Bowles. GM Mike McCagnan stays on board as he tries to build off the success of last years draft. Hear what I have to say about which direction the Jets should go to look for a head coach, as well as, my early thoughts on what the Giants need to do this offseason to get back to playoff contention in a loaded NFC. We’ll take a trip around the league in Week 17 on the games that mattered most, including the Steelers falling short of the postseason and what they need to do to get back there. I’ll preview all of the Wild Card Round match-ups, with thoughts about all of the participants in the first round, plus who will represent the AFC & NFC in the Super Bowl. The College Football National Championship is set. I’ll review the semifinal games where both Alabama and Clemson will meet for the third time in four years to see who’ll be crowned champion of the FBS. I’ll also touch on the latest MLB Hot Stove news, Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites on his profane comments of his top two players, Enes Kanter’s tough guy act, LeBron James’s proclamation of being the G.O.A.T. and Golden State’s vulnerability of winning another title this year. All of that. plus much more, as we end the year on a high note on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 47)

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NFL Bubble Teams After Week 11. Harbaugh's D-Day. NBA News. Miguel Andujar Robbed of AL ROY

As we head into Thanksgiving Week, there are plenty of football dishes to be served up as I’ll place them all around the sports table on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. It was another wacky, zany week in the NFL as we saw some separation between the pretenders and contenders. Teams that were already on the bubble (i.e. PHI, ATL, GB, JAX, even WSH, perhaps?) have put their seasons on the brink. Get my take on all that happened in Week 11, with a look to the Thanksgiving games and Week 12, plus, are the Saints/Rams and Chiefs shoo-ins for the Super Bowl? The College Football season is slowly coming to an end, but not before the highly anticipated matchup between Michigan vs. Ohio State. How big of a game is this for UM coach, Jim Harbaugh? What does this mean for his coaching legacy at Ann Arbor? I’ll dig in to that, and, get into what’s happening with the Golden State Warriors? Is Carmelo Anthony’s NBA career done? And why Miguel Andujar was robbed of the AL Rookie of the Year? It’s a sports feast that you won’t want to miss on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 40)

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Gerald Brown of Sirius XM NBA Radio on the 2018-19 NBA Season

It’s time to tip off another NBA season on this special edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. Joining me on the pod is Gerald Brown of Sirius XM NBA Radio & The Bottom Line Sports Show to handicap the Association from soup to nuts. We’ll preview the top storylines coming into season, what to expect from both the Knicks and the Nets, darkhorse teams in each conference, breakout players, NBA Finals predictions and which team will raise the Lawrence O’Brien trophy in mid-June. Plus, you’ll get my thoughts on the local teams, who legitimately has a shot to win the title, NBA over/unders, who’ll come out of the East and West and my Finals matchup as well. It’s wall to wall roundball as we usher in the 2018-19 campaign on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 35)

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World Cup Needs A Soccer Reboot, Yankees/Mets, Cousins to Golden State, 'Melo's Destination?

Gearing up for another sports heatwave of information to get you through the summer on this weeks' episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. I kick off the podcast discussing the World Cup. That's right! The World Cup! Hear my take on what changes should be made to the game in order to improve the sport AND gain more popularity in the U.S., but more importantly, yours truly. I'll recap the weeks that was for the Yankees and Mets. Will trade talk between the teams percolate, in light of their Subway Series matchup right after the All-Star Break? What the Met front office should do when it comes to selling their players? (i.e. Asdrubal Cabrera and Jeurys Familia, in particular) and why the All-Star Game has lost its' luster? I'll take a look at the latest on the NBA free agent landscape. Why DeMarcus Cousins going to Golden State isn't a big deal, despite what everyone else thinks? And not just where Carmelo Anthony may go, but where he should go for this upcoming season? I also add a final word on, of all things, your health! You got plenty of sports stuff to chew on, and then some, on this weeks' edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 19)

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Michael Tillery of The Starting Five.net on the NBA Playoffs

Kicking off the 2018 NBA Playoffs in full effect! It's an in-depth discussion about the Association with media analyst, Michael Tillery. He is the co-founder of The Starting Five.net. He has also written for The New York Times, Bleacher Report, The Chronicle News, The Nation, ESPN's The Undefeated and SLAM Magazine, to name a few. This podcast isn't about match-ups or breaking down each series of the first round. It's a deep dive on the Association as a whole, as well as, the top story lines heading into this postseason. Will Chris Paul, James Harden & Coach Mike D'Antoni finally get over the hump and deliver a title to Houston? Can the Golden State Warriors win their third title in four years? Is this the last go-round for the San Antonio Spurs as we know them? Will LeBron James make it to his eighth straight NBA Finals? Are the Philadelphia 76ers for real? We also take a moment to discuss who's the real MVP of this past regular season. LeBron's greatness. The New York Knicks search for a head coach. And is Brooklyn a viable destination for players in the years to come? It's an NBA extravaganza on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast! (Episode 8)

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