Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:28

Dan Dakich Discusses NBA Draft, Cavs

NCAA college basketball analyst for ESPN and host at 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis Dan Dakich spoke with Sam and Brad to talk NBA Draft this afternoon.

 

Coverage begins for the NBA draft  tonight at 7 p.m and the Cavaliers have the #8 pick obtained in the Kyrie Irving trade. 

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Cavaliers and NBA insider Jason Lloyd of The Athletic discussed the Cavaliers' season and the possible free agency destination of LeBron James this summer.

 

 

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It’s over. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ strange season, filled with highs and lows, came to a close Friday night with a four-game sweep by the Golden State Warriors.

John Michael, the voice of the Cavs, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to reflect on the season that was, including the team before the trades, the team after, and how they were able to keep it together to make it to their fourth-consecutive NBA Finals.

As far as the team going forward, Michael believes this all hinges on the decision from LeBron James. Regardless of if LeBron stays or goes, the voice of the Cavs believes the squad will have a “vastly different look.”

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Fomer 12-year NBA point guard and Cleveland Cavaliers 1st round pick Brevin Knight spoke with Sam and Brad to give his thoughts on the NBA Finals and Game #3.

 

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NBA insider Sam Amico from Amico Hoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad after Wednesday's Game #3 loss.

 Game #4 is set for Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

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NBA writer and insider Sam Amico joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the NBA Finals Game #1 tonight between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

Amico says the Cavaliers have a chance because you can never know what can happen in a seven-game series.

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They're back at it again for the fourth consecutive year.

The Golden State Warriors will be facing off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

Tom Withers of the Associated Press talked about the perspective from the home side of things, as LeBron and the guys defeated Boston in Game #7 Sunday with Sam and Brad. 

 

On the other side, Ryan Leong of the Associated Press caught up with the guys to talk about things from the Warriors perspective. They defeated Houston in 7games on Monday.

 

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Longtime sports columnist for the Boston Globe Dan Shaughnessy spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming series between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

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Sam Amico of Amico Hoops discussed last night's win from the Cavaliers over the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

 

Game #2 is tomorrow in Canada. Join time is 5:30 and tip-off at 6 on 1590 WAKR. 

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Vince Cellini of Cavaliers In The Paint spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavs and Pacers series being tied at 2 apiece.

He discussed the emergence of JR Smith on the defensive end against Victor Oladipo and Kyle Korver's 3 point marksmanship in Game #3,

 

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Tom Withers of the Associated Press joined Sam and Brad to talk about last night's win over the Pacers in Game #2 of their playoff series.

Game #3 will be Friday night in Indianapolis. You can hear it on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Veteran broadcaster Jay Crawford joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about his new venture doing the play-by-play for the Cleveland Browns' preseason games on News 5.

He also talked about the Cavs' loss in Game  #1 of the playoffs and how the lack of chemistry and synergy on the court is worrysome at times.

 

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There's a lot of questions about the Cavaliers after their 18-point loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game #1 of the NBA Playoffs

Fox Sports Ohio's TV play-by-play voice Fred McLeod offered his thoughts.

 

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:42

Sam Amico Talks Cavaliers, 2018 Playoffs

NBA writer Sam Amico from Amico Hoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the Cavaliers as they get ready for the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

He also offered his thoughts on who needs to step up for the Wine and Gold during the second season. 

 

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For the fourth-straight year since LeBron James has returned from South Beach, the Cleveland Cavaliers are embarking on another playoff run.

John Michael, the radio voice of the Cavs, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview the playoffs and the team’s opponent. Michael says the rotations and matchups will depend on their opponent, and regardless, Tyronn Lue will typically rotate nine players in the game. The final game of the season will mark the first time in LeBron’s career he will have played in all 82 contests, and Michael made a case for him being the MVP.

The Cavs’ voice also talked about other potential foes in the Eastern Conference, including young and hungry teams such as the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers.

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Sam and Brad spoke with Cleveland.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Bud Shaw to talk about our teams on a Monday afternoon.

 

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NBA reporter Jeff Zillgitt spoke with Sam Bourquin Thursday after the Cavaliers' win over the Toronto Raptors at the Q last evening.

 

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Sports columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer Terry Pluto spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Cleveland sports, including the trades from the Browns, the inconsistencies of the Cavs, and the Indians as they continue Spring Training. 

 

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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 16:50

AUDIO Vince Cellini Talks Cavs, Nance Jr.

Vince Cellini of Cavaliers In The Paint on Fox Sports Ohio spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavs' win last night over Detroit as well as the strong play of one of the "other" kids from Akron, Revere HS grad Larry Nance, Jr.

 

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 15:08

AUDIO Koby Altman Excited About New Deals

Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the new-look Cavs and how the new additions to the team have panned out.

"I think the whole organization feels rejuvenated," Koby explained.  "We needed to put some wind in our sails, and these deals helped us do that."

The new additions to the team are Larry Nance Jr. Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, and George Hill.  The Wine and Gold will play the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 8pm with coverage beginning at 7:30pm on 1590 WAKR. 

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Tom Withers of the Associated Press joined the Sam and Brad Show on Monday to talk about the new-look Cavaliers and how they have a new bounce in their step after revamping the roster and beating Boston.

The Cavs will play the Oklahoma City Thunder tomorrow before the All Star Break.

 

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CBS Sports NBA writer James Herbert joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the NBA Trade deadline and the Cleveland Cavaliers' newest players.

 

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"Mr Cavalier" Austin Carr joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about the Cavaliers' loss to the Pistons last night and how they can rebound against the Miami Heat tonight. 

 The game can be heard on 1590 WAKR. 

Austin along with Campy Russell, will be featured speakers at the Shaw JCC Sports Dinner Feb 1. 

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Sam Amico caught up with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of the Wine & Gold's contest against the Indiana Pacers tonight.

 You can hear the game on 1590 WAKR at 7:30pm with coverage beginning at 7pm. 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Vince Cellini, who works as part of Cavaliers In The Paint for Fox Sports Ohio. 

 Vince discussed the struggling Cavaliers, Ty Lue's move to put Tristan back into the starting lineup, and moving Jae Crowder to the bench. 

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 15:51

AUDIO Fred McLeod Discusses Cavs' Struggles

TV voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Fox Sports Ohio, Fred McLeod joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to assess the Cavs' loss against Golden State and their recent struggles as of late.

The Cavaliers return to the practice floor tomorrow before taking on the Orlando Magic Thursday night.

 

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Monday, 15 January 2018 18:55

AUDIO Jim Chones Breaks Down Cavs/Warriors

Jim Chones, former Cavalier and color analyst for the Cavaliers Radio Network, spoke with Sam and Brad at the Q.

 

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NBA TV Host Matt Winer joined the Sam and Brad Show live from Quicken Loans Arena on Monday, as the Cavs prepare to take on Golden State.

 

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:46

AUDIO Tom Withers Talks LeBron, Cavaliers

Sam Bourquin spoke with the AP's Tom Withers to talk Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James ahead of the Bucks game tonight.

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NBA TV Host Rick Kamla spoke with Sam and Brad to talk NBA and the game tonight between the Cavaliers and Lakers. 

He also talked about the career of LeBron James and where he ranks amongst the all time greats. 

 

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:24

AUDIO John Telich Discusses Cavs' Comeback

Fox 8 Sports Director John Telich spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavaliers' climb from a 23 point deficit to defeat the Knicks Monday night. 

 

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:27

AUDIO Sam Amico: Cavs Starting To Figure It Out

NBA insider Sam Amico from Amico Hoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the Cavaliers' win over the Bucks Tuesday night at the Q.

Amico said it's hard to predict how the Cavs will look until Isaiah Thomas gets back, but he likes the team's agressiveness early on. 

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 15:47

AUDIO Sekou Smith Discusses Cavs' Struggles

Sam and Brad spoke with NBA.com and NBA TV writer Sekou Smith to talk about the struggles of the Cavaliers thus far in the young season as well as the news and notes surrounding the NBA.

 

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Monday, 23 October 2017 17:06

AUDIO Sam Amico: Cavs Still Figuring It Out

Cavaliers and NBA insider Sam Amico from Amico Hoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad on Monday to talk about the Cavaliers as they prepare for the Bulls on Tuesday.

 

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 15:29

AUDIO Matt Winer Talks Cavs Season Opener

Matt Winer from NBA TV spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the start of the NBA season and the Cavaliers season opener against Boston.

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 17:36

AUDIO Sam Amico Discusses Cavs' Chemistry

Sam Amico from AmicoHoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday about the new-look Cavs, their chemistry, and Dwyane Wade being named a starter moving forward.

 

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Monday, 25 September 2017 18:40

AUDIO LeBron Salutes NFL For Solidarity

Akron's own LeBron James spoke at Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day Monday to address some of the social issues going on in our society, and with that he addressed the NFL for its various signs of solidarity Sunday. 

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New Cleveland Cavalier Jae Crowder spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his transition from Boston to Cleveland.

The Cavs open up with Boston and Jae says he can't wait to "kick their ass."

The teams meet October 17.

 

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Monday, 25 September 2017 16:37

AUDIO Frye: We're Going For Kyrie's Throat

Cavaliers forward Channing Frye joined the Sam and Brad Show from Cavs Media Day Monday to discuss the season, including the opener against the Boston Celtics.

Frye didn't mince words when talking about former Cavalier Kyrie Irving.

 

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Kevin Kleps from Crain's Cleveland Business spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about the mult-million dollar renovations at the Quicken Loans Arena being taken off the table.

 

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Fox 8 sportscaster John Telich spoke with Sam Bourquin on Wednesday to talk about the Kyrie Irving/Isaiah Thomas trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. 

The two teams open up the NBA season at the Q October 17. 

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After six seasons, four all-star game appearances, three NBA Finals visits, and one championship, Kyrie Irving is now a member of the Boston Celtics.

John Michael, the play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, talked to the Ray Horner Morning Show about the Irving trade, with brought Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and a future first round draft pick to town. Michael talked about the value the Cavs received from the pick, in that it addresses the need for another scoring point guard, a solid defender, and a pick for the future.

The voice of the Cavs also shared his thoughts on the falling out between Irving and LeBron James, how that relationship was beyond repair and needed a fix. Michael also addressed rumors on a potential buyout for Dwayne Wade with the Chicago Bulls, with many believing the aging shooting guard would head to Cleveland.

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

Koby Altman Introduced As Cavs' GM

The Cavaliers' offeseason has been anything but dull, and new General Manager Koby Altman addressed some of the pressing matters in Cleveland inlcuding Kyrie Irving's trade demands.

Altman was formally introduced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts. He has been with the Cleveland Cavaliers front office for the past five years, most recently as the Assistant GM.

Cavaliers' majority owner Dan Gilbert said he feels very confident in Koby's ability to take over in his new role.

"Koby's a special guy," Gilbert explained. "He knows basketball and he's a relationship guy, he's both book smart and street smart."

Altman takes over for the departed David Griffin, who served as the GM in Cleveland since the 2014-15 season.

Koby says despite reports of unrest within the organization, between players, etc,  things are fine in Cleveland. 

"This thing is not broken, we are a very successful organization, and we're going to continue to drive for that success," he said.

 

 

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Sam Amico Talks Kyrie, Cavaliers

Brad Russell spoke with Sam Amico from Amico Hoops and Fox Sports Ohio to talk about the latest with Kyrie Irving and what direction the Cavs will go in as far as his possible replacement at point guard.

 

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Kyrie Irving Requests Trade What's Next?

Brian Dulik from the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about Kyrie Irving asking the Cleveland Cavaliers for a trade.

 

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Sam Amico from Amico Hoops and FoxSports Ohio joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to talk about his recent article  discussing the Cavaliers' GM search and how Zydrunas Ilgauskas would be a good fit in the front office of the Wine and Gold.

Ilgauskas played for the Cavaliers from 1996-2010 and is the all time franchise leader in rebounds, blocked shots, and games played.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

 

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Known for her dazzling play on the field for the Akron Racers, star outfielder A.J. Andrews is featured in this year's edition of ESPN the Magazine's "Body Issue" that is due to hit the newsstands Friday, July 7th. 

Andrews, coming off of a Gold Glove award in her first season with the Racers, is a Florida-native who played her college softball at LSU. She is the first ever female to win a Gold Glove award and she took home the 2016 Golden Spikes award for stealing a league-leading 15 bases. 

This year's edition of the "Body Issue" features former Ohio State Buckeye Ezekiel Elliot on the cover. Elliot currenly plays running back for the Dallas Cowboys. 

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love appeared in the issue two years ago. 

 

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Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders spoke with Sam Bourquin on Monday to talk about the Cavaliers' free agent signing of Jose Calderon and the re-signing of Kyle Korver.

 

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Former NBA player, coach, and Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Brown joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about  how former Pistons guard Chauncey Billups would fare as an executive with the Cavaliers.

Billups has been offered a role with the Cavaliers. Nothing has come as of yet, but both sides are continuing to talk.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 16:03

AUDIO Still No GM For Cavaliers

CBS Sports NBA Writer James Herbert joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the Cavaliers' ongoing search for a GM and the latest on Carmelo Anthony possibly seeking a buyout.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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