July 21, 2017

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 4 comments

Hugh Freeze and Sean Spicer couldn't have just swapped jobs?

posted by beaverboard at 03:51 PM on July 21, 2017

So how's your day?

posted by yerfatma at 04:14 PM on July 21, 2017

If Kyrie heads West and LeBron follows, who in the junior varsity conference will stand Tree Rollins tall against the looming Ainge leviathan?

posted by beaverboard at 04:56 PM on July 21, 2017

If Kyrie heads West and LeBron follows

If Kyrie is traded before or during this season, Boston might become the default power in the East. This said whether or not LeBron stays in Cleveland this season. Now here's Cleveland's problem (and incidentally LeBron's): LeBron has already hinted at a desire to move to LA next season, thus anyone except Lakers trading for him will be trading for a 1-year rental. Thus the value to be returned to Cleveland is lessened. Even the lessened value of a 1-year LeBron could be great enough that the team acquiring him gives up so much that having LeBron does not make them better. The only thing that Cleveland management can do is to somehow appease Kyrie, get him and LeBron to "kiss and make up", and see what they can do to improve the team enough to actually win the finals this season. My take is that this is "Mission Impossible" (RIP Martin Landau).

posted by Howard_T at 06:41 PM on July 21, 2017

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