Posts tagged New York Knicks
Gerald Brown of Sirius XM NBA Radio on NBA Free Agency. Kawhi & The Latest Player Empowerment Angle, OKC Dismantling? MLB Storylines At The Break, NHL Free Agency, Coco's Rise At Wimbledon

Episode 79 delivers all of the latest and greatest in the world of sports. On deck:

Kawhi Leonard chooses LA, but not the Lakers! How the latest player empowerment movement impacts the Association as Paul George tag teams with the NBA Finals MVP? What does OKC do with Russell Westbrook in the aftermath of this deal? (Knick fans: Don't even think about it!)

As MLB hits the break, what we can possibly expect over the course before the trade deadline and the second half of the season. I'll also deep dive on the Mets and Yankees and what lies ahead for both franchises.

On a lesser scale, the NHL free agency period was chock full of signings. The Rangers get their man, while the Islanders are still scrambling for a sniper. I'll get into all of the major free agents and where they've ended up to this point.

Fifteen year old Coco Gauff has been the story at Wimbledon to date. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to get past former #1 Simona Halep. as chase for a championship comes to a close. Could this be the next rising star in tennis? What does this mean moving forward?

Plus, my Hero and Zero of the Week.

(59:57) My guest is host of Sirius XM's The Bottom Line Sports Show on NBA Radio, Gerald Brown as we discuss the craziness of the NBA offseason. The impact of what took place in Brooklyn as opposed to the Garden. Why Knick fans shouldn't get wrapped up in what the Nets are doing? Best signing this offseason? Head scratcher? And lots more.

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Brooklyn's In The House! Knicks Come Up Short & NBA Free Agency Whirlwind, Yankees London Calling, Mets Sky Falling & More

Kicking off the first day of July with more fireworks than the Fourth as Episode 78 brings plenty of bottle rockets, booms and blasts with the following:

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving sign with the Brooklyn Nets. What does this mean for this upcoming season minus KD? The 2020-21 season? Also, I leave a small verbal note to the newly minted Nets fan.

The Knicks fall short of their pursuit of the two big guns. Why that’s not a bad thing? And why the contracts of the recent players they signed benefits for the short and long term? Also, James Dolan’s impact on why the Garden isn’t the ‘Mecca’ like it once was.

The Yankees bopped their way overseas to two large victories over their heated rivals. What’s the next step for this team as it heads into the All-Star Break and the trade deadline 30 days away?

The Mets are crawling into the All-Star Break after another gut-wrenching week. What the Mets have to look forward to, not only this week with the Yankees coming into their building, but for the remainder of the year if they want any relevance this summer?

NHL free agency has begun. Hear some of the trades taking place and what the Islanders need to do to take their team to the next level here during the shopping spree of procuring players.

Plus, some Wimbledon news and my Hero and Zero of the Week.

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Antonio Brown Trade & The Aftermath in Pittsburgh, Severino Scare For Yankees, James Dolan Is At It AGAIN!

The Ides of March are here and the sports world is starting to shape up as I have a lot to get into on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Antonio Brown saga in Pittsburgh is finally over, but the aftermath is just beginning. AB strong armed his way off the team, got a new deal and is heading west to Oakland in the process. Who are the winners and losers in this complicated transaction? You’re going to get an earful of sound bites from yours truly as I have a ton to say about all of what took place over the weekend AND what lies ahead for the disgruntled former All-Pro, the Steelers and the Raiders as well. The NFL year commences on Wednesday with plenty of moves on the docket. I’ll get into some of the major player movements that have taken place and what could be on the horizon throughout the league. The Yankees have a major issue to deal with at the top of their pitching rotation as Luis Severino will be out indefinitely with rotator cuff inflammation. What does this mean for the Bombers moving forward? Is there a trade forthcoming? You’ll get my take on what may happen next for the Yanks as we’re two and a half weeks away from Opening Day. The Knicks continue their quest for finishing with the worst record in the NBA. But they’re making news off the court thanks to their owner, James Dolan. I’ll get into what the latest incident regarding the despised leader of the organization was involved in, and yes, maybe it’s time to SELL THE TEAM as what was directed at him during the end of Saturdays’ Kings-Knicks matchup. Plus, the latest in the NBA, NHL and a week and change away from March Madness. Your one stop market to get all of your sports goods every week, here on The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 58)

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Bryce's DestinationGate, Zion's SneakerGate, Robert Kraft's SexGate. Plus, NHL Trade Deadline & NBA Roundup

I’m closing out the month of February in strong fashion as I deliver all that’s happening in the world of sports on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. Manny Machado has finally found a home in San Diego. With all players reporting for spring training, there is still one big fish out there not signed to a major league contract. Will Bryce Harper come to agreement with the Phillies who are hot on his trail? Or possibly the Dodgers, as they’ve stepped into the mix to procure the former MVP? You’ll get my up to the minute analysis on where this road may lead to and why I believe Philadelphia shouldn’t be a destination for the former National. All of the talk last week in college basketball was the injury to Duke’s ballyhooed freshman, Zion Williamson. It sparked a national debate on whether he should sit out for the rest of the season and enter the NBA Draft, how college players should be paid, etc. But I’ll give you the real reason why this is a story at all and I’ll point the finger as to who is the culprit in all of this mess. Then you have the developments of Friday’s charge to New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft of soliciting a prostitute in a massage parlor in Florida. There’s still more to come with this story, but I’ll share firsthand why we shouldn’t jump the gun on prosecuting Mr. Kraft, but also should’ve known that this firestorm was going to come whether or not he’s guilty. Plus, the latest on the NHL trade deadline, a trip around the NBA and much more on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 56)

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Sports 'Dead Zone', NBA Approaches The 'Break', Is Duke Saving College BBall?, Harper/Machado Saga Continues

We have reached the first sports ‘Dead Zone’ of the year and I’ll be here to get you through these dog days on the latest installment of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The NBA All-Star Break is upon us. I’ll recap the latest in the Association with last weeks trade deadline, what that means for the teams going forward, the all-star draft and the weekend itself as the league will descend to Charlotte come Friday. The Duke Blue Devils have been the star attraction of the NCAA. Are they saving college basketball, at least for this year? I’ll get into their prospects of a national title more than a month before the Tournament and who could be their roadblock come March. Pitchers and catchers have reported throughout the MLB, but where are its’ two biggest stars? We’re still waiting on Bryce Harper and Manny Machado to sign a long term deal with some club. Which teams are pursuing these generational talents? Will it be sooner? Later? I’ll share my thoughts on this and are the Yankees, and dare I say., Mets in play for one or the other? I’ll have that, plus the latest in the NHL as I get you through this ‘lean’ time in the world of sports on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 54)

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Former Co-host of The Final Word, J.D. on the Celtics, NBA Player Movement, NFL Hall of Fame, Jason Garrett & Yankees/Red Sox

It’s an honor to introduce to you my one time former co-host of our internet radio show, The Final Word, J.D. We hit on a variety of topics ranging from the state of the NBA regarding player movement (i.e. Anthony Davis, Kristaps Porzingis and Kyrie Irving) and the Boston Celtics. Our thoughts on the NFL Hall of Fame finalists, his beloved Dallas Cowboys and head coach, Jason Garrett. We wrap up discussing the Boston Red Sox with some talk about the Yankees and how they’re built to go up against the World Champs in 2019. It’s an in-depth and passionate discussion between two former colleagues that’ll bring you back to when you were sitting at a bar or in the barbershop chopping it up about sports. This is truly a podcast for the sports fan on this special edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 53)

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NFL Playoff Landscape After Week 16, Steelers Last Hope, College Football Playoff, MLB Hot Stove, LeBron's Comments & James Dolan Selling The Knicks?

What will lie under the Christmas tree as I deliver all of the shiny gifts, or possibly coal, on this festive edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. We’re down to the final weekend of the NFL regular season. Week 16 certainly took shape as far as playoff positioning in concerned. I’ll get right to it to dissect what happened in the AFC & NFC playoff picture, including a heartbreaking loss for the Pittsburgh Steelers in New Orleans. With the Black & Yellow on the outside looking in, what are their chances of making the postseason? Do they have a shot? I’ll shed some possible light on a dim and dire situation. Plus, the latest on the Jets (Sam Darnold trending up, Todd Bowles trending down) and Giants (Eli Manning’s 2019 return?) as they close out the string. I’ll take a look at the College Football Playoff Semifinal as to who’ll meet in the National Championship Game. All of the MLB Hot Stove news with the Mets, Yankees, the big Dodgers-Reds trade and what that could mean for Bryce Harper? Also, LeBron James’s recent comments on tampering, NFL owners and getting paid and James Dolan open to selling the Knicks? It’s a smorgasbord of sports chatter as we get ready for Santa’s arrival on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 46)

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NFL Roundup! Giants Fizzle in Philly! College FB Review. Machado in Pinstripes?

Are you ready for a post-Thanksgiving helping of what’s going on in the world of sports? You’ve come to the right place as The JAYREELZ Podcast will fix a plate of all kinds of sports goodness to whet your appetite. The NFL season is about to head into the homestretch. Teams are jockeying for early playoff positioning in both the AFC & NFC. I’ll recap the week that was in the league, including the Steelers dud in Denver, Seattle guts one out in Carolina and what that loss means for the Panthers with two matchups vs. the Saints in the weeks to come. Plus, Pat Shurmer’s ineptitude in the Giants loss at Philadelphia which officially ends their season and the Jets hanging tough, but it’s not enough as their losing streak reaches five games with a loss to the Patriots. It was a wild weekend in college football with Michigan being embarrassed by Ohio St., Notre Dame hangs on vs. USC and Texas A&M wins one for the ages in a seven OT shootout with LSU. But all eyes are looking ahead to Conference Championship weekend as to who’ll be the last four teams standing for the right to play in the FBS playoff come December 29th. You’ll hear my take on all of the scenarios of who’ll make it and who won’t to decide this college football season. I’ll also chime in on the Manny Machado to the Yankees rumor, the Knicks recent success, other NBA news, some NHL talk, including a GM fired down in Philadelphia and much more on Episode #40 of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 41)

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Jets Flop. What's Next? NFL Week 10, NBA News, MLB Hot Stove, NHL, Duke's Big 3

A jam packed show is on tap as I deliver all of what’s going on in the world of sports on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Jets season has now been put to rest after their deplorable effort against the lowly Buffalo Bills. The hot seat is burning as coach Todd Bowles is walking the plank to his potential departure, but there is a caveat? I’ll explain in great detail why leaving now doesn’t make sense, but the REAL reason he still may be coach of this team in 2019? I’ll go around the league to discuss another wild week in the NFL as the playoff picture starts to take a little shape ten weeks into the season. There’s plenty of NBA news to delve into, including Jimmy Butler moving on to Philadelphia, Carmelo Anthony jettisoned from Houston? Tyson Chandler igniting the Lakers to .500, also what’s going on with the Celtics? Plus, some news and notes on the NHL with the answer to an intriguing trivia question, Duke’s Big 3 with Zion Williamson leading the charge and why it’s WAY too early to mention an undefeated season. I’ll sprinkle in a few more things to chat about as well on this weeks’ episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 39)

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Jets/NFL Week 9, Mets Hire New General Mgr./MLB News, NHL, NBA, Floyd Mayweather

The clocks are turned back. The days are shorter. Fall is in full swing and November has arrived as I deliver all that’s going on in the world of sports on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. It’s time to put the proverbial end of the 2018 NY Jets as they weren’t able to take flight down in South Florida vs. the Dolphins. There’s lots of blame to go around after their third straight loss drops them to 3-6 on the season. Is it time for Todd Bowles to be fired? Should Sam Darnold ride the pine after his four interception performance? I’ll answer those questions and go around the league in Week 8 to highlight the Saints stopping the Rams unbeaten season, players wanting to play in Oakland, says coach Jon Gruden? Also, the Texans march to a division title, the Steelers death knell to their archrivals and can the Falcons get back in the NFC playoff picture? I’ll analyze the comments made by new Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen and what does it mean for the Amazins’ moving forward? Why I disapprove the Yankees bringing back Brett Gardner? Plus, the latest in the NHL (the Islanders hot streak, Cup hangover in Washington and Vegas?), the NBA (Jimmy Butler needs to go, Luke Walton on the hot seat in LA?) and thoughts about Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming fight in Japan? That’s right! All of that, plus much more, on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 38)

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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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MLB All-Star Break, Trade Rumors, Subway Series Pt. 2, World Cup Final

We've reached the Midsummer Classic as we're more than halfway into the baseball season. A lot of todays' chatter will swirl about what's going on around the diamond in Major League Baseball. Manny Machado to the Yankees? Are the Bombers looking for an ace pitcher? Bullpen help? Will the Mets pull the trigger on trading Noah Syndergaard or Jacob deGrom? What should they get back for some of their possible trade chips? You'll hear all of my thoughts regarding those questions. Plus, some insight on the first half of the MLB season, including surprises and disappointments from teams up until this point. I'll also touch on the World Cup Final between Croatia and France. Praise for NY Knicks #1 pick, Kevin Knox as good news about him is coming out of the NBA's Summer League. And a word on the tragic passing of former NHL goaltender, Ray Emery, who died at the age of 35. I'll deliver all of that, and a few other things as well, on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 20)

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'REELZ Rant on Mets Futility. Yankees, NBA Off-Season, Isles' John Tavares Impending Free Agency

Kicking off another week in grand style as I deliver the latest of what's going on in the world of sports. Met fans! Hang on to your hats yet again! Just when you think it can't get any worse. Losers of six in a row, 13 of 14 at HOME and unable to replace starting pitcher Jason Vargas at the last minute, the New York Mets continue to find ways to go further south as a team AND an organization! This 'REELZ Rant is solely on the shoulders of GM, Sandy Alderson and Principal Owner, Jeff Wilpon. I discuss poor transactions, accountability of the franchise and predict how Sandy Alderson, if and when, will leave/be dismissed by the team. I'll also touch on the Yankees without Gary Sanchez in the lineup for the forseeable future. Plus, an early look at the NBA off-season, including the UNCALLED for booing of NY Knicks #1 pick, Kevin Knox. Also, where will NY Islanders cornerstone, John Tavares go as the NHL free agent process begins in less than a week. All of that, plus a little more, on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 17)

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Sports Smorgasbord: NBA Draft, Mets/Yankees, World Cup, US Open Recap

Back on the scene to deliver all that's going on in the world of sports on this weeks' episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The NBA season may be over, but the off-season is just getting started. The Draft is three days away, with free agency ten days after that. I'll share my thoughts on what the Knicks & Nets may do, where LeBron James may end up, as well as, Kawhi Leonard looking to be traded to a new team. (LA, anyone?) There's not much to report in the Bronx as the Yankees continue to roll, but there's concern with the Bombers (mainly the Red Sox and adding another starting pitcher). You'll get my take on that, and which Mets may not be with the team (although it's still early, but who's kidding who) come the trade deadline next month. Plus, a recap of the US Open, played right here in Long Island at Shinnecock Hills. And why I have NO interest in the World Cup? Get your popcorn ready for another fast paced, action packed, sports talk party here on the latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 16)

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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