Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Leadoff with Lee 8.12.14
Good Morning my "Threats" Leadoff with Lee is back and here's what I got.
-The NBA and ABC want a 5pm start for the Christmas Day home game featuring the Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers. What the networks and NBA want, is what they get. The NBA schedule will be released on Wednesday.
-Andrew Wiggins wants to be traded to Minnesota, according to his college coach, Kansas' Bill Self. The trade has been out there and I guess Wiggins is going to take what he can get. Wiggins and his college coach feel he can make more of an impact in Minnesota than Cleveland. Well duh, try to outshine LeBron, Kyrie, Love, Waiters or Thompson.....? Good luck!
-The Cavs signed 7' 245lbs center Alex Kirk. Kirk has a good chance of making the team this year, as Anderson Varejao and Brendan Haywood have been somewhat injury prone.
-Shawn Marion hasn't signed with the Cavs yet...why not? He may re-sign with the Mavs. But the Indiana Pacers can sign him for more money because of the injury exception they received after the Paul George injury.
-Ray Allen is still making up his mind if he will play this year. It has been reported he wants to play with a contender, which would make the Cavs the front runner. But Allen has four other choices. Sign with the Cavs, remain a free agent and sign with a team that's in contention, retire, or from my "SOURCE" become a coach with UCONN.
-I'm not going to break down Browns pre-season games but will tell you what I liked. I liked the multiple fronts that Pettine ran. From one down lineman to everyone standing up, all the way to your basic 3-4 and 4-3 defense. Pettine seems to like his nickel and cornerbacks blitzing. And I like that. The D-line had hurries that are just as good as sacks to me. Paul Kruger, Barkevious Mingo and Desmond Bryant will have big years this year. It will be good to see what Justin Gilbert will offer this season. The passing game by opponents should be in lockdown. Well that, as long as Buster Skrine does his thing.
-Just wait and see who is going to start next Monday. Mike Pettine is in no rush to name a starter vs. The Washington Redskins next Monday. From what I have been told, both quarterbacks will see action with the first team offense and even more playing time than last week. Browns QB Brian Hoyer isn't going down without a fight. He stated "I am the guy until proven otherwise". We really do have a "TRUE" QB competition.
-The Tribe was off yesterday.... thank God.