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Cleveland Cavaliers' season outlook with Fred McLeod

9/4/2018
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Episode Notes Cleveland Cavaliers play-by-play man Fred McLeod stops by to reflect on the last four years and how he will remember LeBron James' time in Cleveland. The guys also discuss the Cavaliers' season outlook, the kind of expectations that should be placed on the team and how Tyronn Lue's approach will change.

Duration:00:59:04

Former Cavaliers GM David Griffin on Cavs playoff chances, Kevin Love's extension and Ty Lue's coaching

8/26/2018
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Episode Notes On this episode of the Wine and Gold Talk Podcast, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor are joined by former Cavaliers GM David Griffin. The trio discuss Griffin's time in Cleveland, whether anything would be different had he stayed with the Cavs, why he believes Kevin Love will have the best season of his career and Tyronn Lue's chances of getting Cavs to the playoffs.

Duration:00:56:20

LeBron James next chapter: Chat with Tania Ganguli and Dan Woike of LA Times

8/20/2018
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Episode Notes Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor are joined by Tania Ganguli and Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times to discuss LeBron James' next chapter of his career. The four of them trade tips on covering LeBron while discussing the lofty expectations for him in LA and what would be considered a successful tenure with the Lakers.

Duration:00:55:38

Did Vegas oddsmakers set Cavaliers win total too low?

8/13/2018
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Episode Notes On this episode of the Wine and Gold Talk Podcast, Joe Vardon returns from vacation to discuss comparisons between LeBron James and Tiger Woods, whether the Cavaliers deserve more respect than they are getting and the Cavs' projected win total.

Duration:00:52:16

How has Cavs front office done in light of losing LeBron James?

8/3/2018
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Episode Notes Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor dicuss all of the Cleveland Cavaliers' off-season moves, including Kevin Love's new extension, an agreement with David Nwaba and LeBron James' departure. The guys also disucss how much pressure is on Love in the post-LeBron era.

Duration:00:47:28

Why Cavaliers are against tanking and Kevin Love's future

7/12/2018
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Episode Notes Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor discuss Joe's trip to Las Vegas, how the league views the Cavaliers' chances after LeBron James' departure and what the future holds for Kevin Love.

Duration:01:04:58

LeBron James, The Departure, and the Cleveland Cavaliers

7/2/2018
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Chris Fedor talks about the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James' departure for the LA Lakers

Duration:01:15:25

Should Cavaliers still be willing to trade Collin Sexton?

6/25/2018
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Episode Notes Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor discuss the Cavaliers' decision to draft Collin Sexton with the No. 8 pick and whether he will remain with the team or be used in a potential trade. The guys also discuss Kevin Love's future and why they believe LeBron James' choice is likely a two-team race.

Duration:00:48:04

Which team is LeBron James' best option in free agency?

6/14/2018
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Episode Notes Chris Fedor and Joe Vardon discuss LeBron James' upcoming summer decision and which team makes the most sense. The guys also discuss the Cavs' best options to improve the roster in hopes of being more appealing to LeBron and which direction they may go in 2018 NBA Draft.

Duration:00:52:46

How can Cavaliers bounce back in NBA Finals?

6/6/2018
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Episode Notes Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor recap the first two games of the NBA Finals and discuss what changes need to be made going into Game 3. We also hit on whether the Warriors are vulnerable and if the Warriors are truly vulnerable, should Cleveland's front office being getting more criticism for not putting team in better position to take advantage of that?

Duration:01:05:00

Will Cavs make NBA Finals more competitive than expected?

6/1/2018
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Episode Notes Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor recap wild Game 1 of the NBA Finals, including JR Smith's late-game blunder, what irked the Cavs most about the series-opening loss and LeBron James' performance. The guys also discuss whether the Cavs did enough positive things in Game 1 to believe they can pull the upset.

Duration:00:39:30

Have Cavaliers figured out formula against Celtics heading into Game 5?

5/22/2018
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Episode Notes With the Eastern Conference finals tied at two games apiece, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor recap the first four games of the series and discuss which team has the upperhand. Also, is there anything Celtics head coach Brad Stevens can do to counter Tyronn Lue's Tristan Thompson move? And which player, aside from LeBron James, is most important heading to Boston?

Duration:00:44:39

Is LeBron James' Cavaliers future tied to Eastern Conference finals outcome?

5/16/2018
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Episode Notes With the Cleveland Cavaliers dropping the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor discuss how worried the team should be about its chances of coming back against Boston and what the Cavs need to change heading into Game 3. The guys also discuss LeBron James' future, how much the Brooklyn Nets is tied into that and whether this year's outcome will impact that decision.

Duration:00:54:39

Cavs-Celtics series preview and predictions

5/11/2018
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Episode Notes Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor recap the Cleveland Cavaliers' sweep against the Toronto Raptors and whether the team found a working formula. Also, a preview of Cavs-Celtics and giving Tyronn Lue credit for his role in the team's playoff success.

Duration:00:32:50

Cavs-Raptors Game 1 recap and Kevin Love's struggles

5/3/2018
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Episode Notes Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor discuss Cleveland's improbable Game 1 win against Toronto and what may change heading into Game 2. They also talk about the continued struggles of Kevin Love and whether moving him back to power forward is the best solution.

Duration:00:47:48

Making sense of Cavs-Pacers series

4/24/2018
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Episode Notes Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor share their thoughts after four games of the Cavs-Pacers series and whether the Cavs are the better team. The guys also talk about how Tyronn Lue has adjusted throughout, the importance of LeBron James getting help and the most important thing to come from the Game 4 win.

Duration:00:27:58

Should Cavaliers be confident about chances against Pacers?

4/19/2018
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Episode Notes On this episode of the Wine and Gold Talk Podcast, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor discuss how the Cleveland Cavaliers should feel about their chances against the Indiana Pacers, whether Kevin Love can flourish as the second option, which team should be more confident, criticisms of Tyronn Lue and adjustments heading into Game 3.

Duration:00:36:24

Cavaliers' concerns, possible adjustments following Game 1 loss

4/16/2018
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Episode Notes On this episode of the Wine and Gold Talk Podcast, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor give their immediate reactions to the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 1 loss against Indiana. The guys discuss Tyronn Lue's lineup, adjustments that need to be made before Game 2 and LeBron James' massive burden.

Duration:00:23:48

Cavs-Pacers and Eastern Conference playoff preview

4/13/2018
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Episode Notes Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor discuss head coach Tyronn Lue's decision to use 10 players in the first round against Indiana, which players will miss the cut, the questions facing the team heading into the postseason and which player has the most to prove. The guys also break down the either Eastern Conference series.

Duration:00:42:42

Tyronn Lue's impending return and Cavaliers' playoff rotation

4/3/2018
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Episode Notes On this episode of the Wine and Gold Talk Podcast, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor discuss what will change when Tyronn Lue returns as head coach, what the playoff rotation will look like and the importance of this challenging week ahead.

Duration:00:43:22