On the Sam and Brad Show Podcast "Feel Good Friday Edition:"
Sam and Brad spoke with Joe Vardon off the bat to talk about his article in The Athletic discussing the Kyrie Irving trade and the demise of the Cavaliers.
At 17:48, the guys spoke with Browns play-by-play voice Jim Donovan to talk Browns as they prepare for the Bengals this Sunday.
Sam and Brad caught up with Cavs' beat writer Joe Vardon to talk about his article in The Athletic chronicling the Cavaliers' demise.
Sam and Brad had a lot going on today with the firings of Browns coach Hue Jackson from earlier Monday and Cavaliers coach Ty Lue from Sunday
Jim Donovan, radio voice of the Browns joined in at 2:19 to talk about the firing of Hue Jackson and Todd Haley and what's next for the Browns.
18:12 Joe Vardon of The Athletic joined the conversation to talk about Ty Lue's firing and the rebuild for the Cavs.
29:40 Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com also talked about the Browns and who could be their next head coach in 2019.
Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell about the Cavs and where they go from here after last night's tough loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Game #2 of the NBA Finals is Sunday right here on 1590 WAKR.
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Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer Joe Vardon spoke with Sam and Brad Friday to talk about the Wine and Gold and what moves they may or may not make to solidfy their spot as one of the premier teams in the league.
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Cavaliers beat writer Joe Vardon from Cleveland.com joined the Sam and Brad Show ahead of Cavaliers and Kings, a game you can hear on 1590 WAKR.
Could the Cavs be making another championship-garnering move soon?
We shall see.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the ATL and are looking to put the Hawks in a 3-0 hole in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Joe Vardon from Cleveland.com joined Sammy B on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about the matchup, if the Cavs will continue to shoot at their blistering pace, and if Atlanta will play dirty.
Vardon says he expects this contest to be a little tighter than in Game 2, where the Wine & Gold connected on a record 25 three-pointers.
"It's hard to find a matchup right now that the Hawks can exploit," said Vardon.
As far as the comments addressed by NBA analyst Charles Barkley, Joe says he doesn't expect any tom-foolery from Atlanta here tonight, or throughout the series.
"I think they're a more cerebral team, they respect the game, they will play more agressive defense on the perimeter," he explained.
The Cavs and the Hawks tip it off tonight at 7 p.m. on 1590 WAKR.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to capture the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference, and with just a few games, left, the Wine and Gold needs to tighten some things up before the playoffs begin.
Joe Vardon, who covers the Cavaliers and LeBron James for Cleveland.com joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the team heading down the home stretch, and some of their issues as they start the second season.
"This team is supposed to be deeper, should have gotten past some of these issues by now and they haven't," Vardon said.
On the injury front, I swingman Iman Shumpert will be done for the week, having his knee drained and it's been tough to figure out what's wrong with backup guard Mo Williams' knee. Vardon expects Shump to be ready for the playoffs,and Williams' status is unknown for the time being.
The Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks will play tonight, tip off at 7 p.m. on 1590 WAKR.
The main question many Cavaliers fans are asking themselves after last night's lopsided loss to the Golden State Warriors is simple: What went wrong?
Joe Vardon covers the Wine and Gold for Cleveland.com. He joined the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday and discussed how they need to look themselves in the mirror and get tougher against the league's top teams.
"I think there has to be some kind of pause and reflection here," Vardon said. "You can't have the payroll the Cavaliers has and turn in stinkers like that."
Golden State defeated the Cavs 132-98 last night at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.
The Warriors shot over 50 percent from beyond the arc and over 50 percent from the floor. J.R. Smith had a solid floor game with 14 points before getting ejected. "These guys need to hold themselves accountable," Vardon says.
The Cavs will take on the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow at 7:30pm. You can hear the game on 1590 WAKR.