Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Today’s (on)topic: Ongoing trade-related awkwardness
If the Kyrie Irving–Isaiah Thomas trade actually falls through, things could get awkward in Cleveland's locker room ... pic.twitter.com/aaW4l4BF1f— The Ringer (@ringer) August 29, 2017
It’s pretty surreal that the Kyrie Ivring/Isaiah Thomas standoff continues between Cleveland and Boston. The Cavaliers have a legitimate concern regarding Thomas’ hip, and it’s not unreasonable for them to pursue additional assets to make the deal more palatable if his injury situation persists. It’s not like Boston doesn’t have the assets available to include...but this is Danny Ainge we’re talking about...
Today’s (off)topic: NFL Season coming!
A lot of people are excited about the NFL starting up again. I, for the first time in a long time, am strongly not one of those people. My reasons are many, but the NFL pre-season is also rife with difficulties:
What about you? With all the problems surrounding the league (and yes, the sport), is football still worth your time?
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