What Kyrie Irving’s free agency could look like (and where he might land)

If Kyrie Irving declines his player option, Irving would be an unrestricted free agent this summer, with multiple suitors. Let’s take a look at the teams that have the best shot at landing the star point guard.

Boston Celtics:If Kyrie decides to return to Boston, which is very unlikely if he doesn’t accept his player option, then Boston will have to find another legit star to pair with him. If they can get the Anthony Davis deal done, Irving would definitely be open to staying longterm in Boston.

Brooklyn Nets:This is where Kyrie will most likely go. A big market and a stable franchise. Unlike their cross-city rivals (New York Knicks), the Nets have built a nice supporting cast to developing guard De’Angelo Russell. Irving could fit right in and make this team a legit conference semifinals or even conference finals contenders.

LA Lakers:Teaming back up with his old partner LeBron James could be great or it could be the worst thing to ever happen. Kyrie left LeBron so he could be the star or the focus of the team (offensively mostly) but now that LeBron is just pretty much a playmaker, things could work out for Ky and LeBron the second time through. Plus, they would be able to attract another star free agent to LA and get Kyrie and LeBron another chance at getting past Golden State.

New York Knicks:If free agent Kevin Durant comes to the Knicks, there is a chance that Kyrie Irving does as well. They have voiced that playing together is an option and what better way to do it than head to the basketball mekkah Madison Square Garden. In the eastern conference, Kyrie would have a shot to keep getting into the Finals without having to go through Golden State or LeBron.

My pick:Nets. The Brooklyn Nets made a move yesterday to clear cap space for Kyrie Irving. Irving will expand his brand in Brooklyn and have a shot at titles in the eastern conference.

Looking at a trade offer each Anthony Davis suitor can make

Here is a trade offer each Anthony Davis suitor (LA Lakers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and LA Clippers) can make.

Boston Celtics:
Boston Receives:PF/C Anthony Davis
New Orleans Receives:SF Gordon Hayward, G Marcus Smart, G Jaylen Brown

Boston gets rid of Gordon Hayward’s huge salary of $32.7 million when they got him in the summer of 2017. It would be great if the Celts didn’t have to give up any assets that are picks and they do that by getting rid of Marcus Smart’s $12.5 million and Jaylen Brown’s $6.5 million to get a top player in the NBA to potentially lure star point guard Kyrie Irving to stay.

Los Angeles Clippers:
LAC Receives:PF/C Anthony Davis
New Orleans Receives:C Montrezl Harrell, F Danillo Gallinari, Two future first round picks

To make this deal work, the Clippers will have to throw in Danilo Gallinari’s $21.6 million salary. Both players will be able to help the frontcourt production as Anthony Davis heads to LA.

Los Angeles Lakers:
LAL Receives:PF/C Anthony Davis
New Orleans Receives:G Lonzo Ball, F Kyle Kuzma, F Brandon Ingram, 2019 4th pick

This might be the best trade package that New Orleans GM David Griffin sees. That fourth pick could be an excellent asset for the future. Getting young and improving players Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and Brandon Ingram to add to that number one pick who will most likely be Duke Forward Zion Williamson.

New York Knicks:
New York Receives:PF/C Anthony Davis
New Orleans Receives:2019 3rd Pick (RJ Barrett possibly), F Kevin Knox, C Mitchell Robinson

That third pick could be very valuable as former Duke teammates RJ Barrett (the potential third pick) and Zion Williamson (the potential first pick) could team back up in New Orleans. Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson could be young assets that New Orleans could use in their future plans.

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 16:Will UCF continue their success in 2019-2020?

Week Opponent Prediction Record (W/L)
1 Florida A&M Win 1-0 (0-0) American
2 at.Florida Atlantic Win 2-0 (0-0) American
3 Stanford Loss 2-1 (0-0) American
4 at.Pittsburgh Loss 2-2 (0-0) American
5 UConn Win 3-2 (1-0) American
6 at.Cincinnati Loss 3-3 (1-1) American
7 Bye None 3-3 (1-1) American
8 East Carolina Win 4-3 (2-1) American
9 at.Temple Win 5-3 (3-1) American
10 Houston Win 6-3 (4-1) American
11 at.Tulsa Win 7-3 (5-1) American
12 Bye None 7-3 (5-1) American
13 at.Tulane Win 8-3 (6-1) American
14 USF Win 9-3 (7-1) American

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 15:Michigan should be able to stay atop the Big Ten with Ohio State in 2019-2020

Week Opponent Prediction Record (W/L)
1 Middle Tennessee Win 1-0 (0-0) Big Ten
2 Army Win 2-0 (0-0) Big Ten
3 Bye None 2-0 (0-0) Big Ten
4 at.Wisconsin Win 3-0 (1-0) Big Ten
5 Rutgers Win 4-0 (2-0) Big Ten
6 Iowa Win 5-0 (3-0) Big Ten
7 at.Illinois Win 6-0 (4-0) Big Ten
8 at.Penn State Loss 6-1 (4-1) Big Ten
9 Notre Dame Win 7-1 (4-1) Big Ten
10 at.Maryland Win 8-1 (5-1) Big Ten
11 Bye None 8-1 (5-1) Big Ten
12 Michigan State Win 9-1 (6-1) Big Ten
13 at.Indiana Win 10-1 (7-1) Big Ten
14 Ohio State Win 11-1 (8-1) Big Ten

Injured Klay Thompson will impact the NBA Finals more than you think

Klay Thompson’s left hamstring injury has yet to be identified as his MRI results will not be shown as Golden State’s plane ride to Oakland will arrive late. But most likely, Warriors Guard Klay Thompson will be out for at least a game, maybe more. Here are the effects of Klay Thompson’s injury in the NBA Finals.

Joining injured Forward Kevin Durant, wing Andre Iguodala and big man Kevon Looney, this decreases the depth in a tough NBA Finals. One Raptors guard whether it be Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, or Norman Powell, will be successful as Klay’s terrific defense won’t be able to contain a Raptor from scoring. There will also have to be a scorer who will replace Klay’s production, as Klay has been the hottest scorer on the team, so someone will have to step up. Again, he hasn’t officially been ruled out, but if he is, these are the reasons the Golden State Warriors will miss him in the upcoming games of the 2019 NBA Finals.

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 14:Can Arkansas improve in year two under Chad Morris?

The only reason I’m doing Arkansas so early is because I am a diehard fan and thought that it was the right time to do it because I have just done SEC West teams Texas A&M and LSU.

Week Opponent Prediction Record (W/L)
1 Portland State Win 1-0 (0-0) SEC
2 at.Ole Miss Loss 1-1 (0-1) SEC
3 Colorado State Loss 1-2 (0-1) SEC
4 San Jose State Win 2-2 (0-1) SEC
5 vs.Texas A&M (Dallas,TX or Arlington,TX) Loss 2-3 (0-2) SEC
6 Bye None 2-3 (0-2) SEC
7 at.Kentucky Loss 2-4 (0-3) SEC
8 Auburn Loss 2-5 (0-4) SEC
9 at.Alabama Loss 2-6 (0-5) SEC
10 Mississippi State Loss 2-7 (0-6) SEC
11 Western Kentucky Win 3-7 (0-6) SEC
12 Bye None 3-7 (0-6) SEC
13 at.LSU Loss 3-8 (0-7) SEC
14 Missouri Loss 3-9 (0-8) SEC

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 13:Will Texas A&M be legit competitors in the SEC West with Alabama and LSU?

Week Opponent Prediction Record (W/L)
1 Texas State Win 1-0 (0-0) SEC
2 at.Clemson Loss 1-1 (0-0) SEC
3 Lamar Win 2-1 (0-0) SEC
4 Auburn Win 3-1 (1-0) SEC
5 vs.Arkansas (Arlington or Dallas,TX) Win 4-1 (2-0) SEC
6 Bye None 4-1 (2-0) SEC
7 Alabama Loss 4-2 (2-1) SEC
8 at.Ole Miss Win 5-2 (3-1) SEC
9 Mississippi State Win 6-2 (4-1) SEC
10 UTSA Win 7-2 (4-1) SEC
11 Bye None 7-2 (4-1) SEC
12 South Carolina Win 8-2 (5-1) SEC
13 at.Georgia Loss 8-3 (5-2) SEC
14 at.LSU Loss 8-4 (5-3) SEC

Draft bound PG Ja Morant will undergo minor scope on knee

According to ESPN’s Adrian Worjanowski has reported that former Murray State Point Guard Ja Morant will undergo a minor scope on his knee. According to ESPN’s Woj, Morant will be fully healthy in a three or four weeks. Morant signed a multiyear endorsement deal with Nike four days ago. Morant is projected to be the second or third pick on most mock draft.

My (cbhsports) revised 2019 NBA Finals Predictions

1.Golden State 3
2.Toronto Raptors 4

Warriors star Forward Kevin Durant won’t return until the middle of the series. If Toronto’s role players keep playing the way that they did in game one, Toronto could possibly be dominant in this series. Again, this is the Golden State Warriors. No role players for Golden State in game one as there has to be someone other than Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green helping this team win that is playing meaningful minutes. I fixed my prediction because the Kawhi Leonard-led Raptors are playing better than Golden State and they are showing that they are the toughest team the Warriors have faced in their fifth straight Finals appearance.

Bronny James, Zaire Wade teaming up at Sierra Canyon

LeBron James’s sons Bronny James Jr. (age 14) (LeBron Jr.) and Bryce James (age 11) are transferring to Sierra Canyon in Chatsworth, California. James’s sons are moving from Crossroads school in Santa Monica to the pre-school through twelfth grade Sierra Canyon in Chatsworth. Dwayne Wade’s son Zaire is making the transfer from American Heritage in Plantation, Florida near Jacksonville. Bronny is a rising freshman while Zaire will be a senior next school year. Other top prospects are looking at joining Bronny and Zaire at Sierra Canyon.