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Justin Rowan and Carter Rodriguez discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers and the rest of the NBA through their Wine and Gold colored glasses.

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    • Sep 28, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Media Day Takeaways with Wine and Gold Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 56:40


    Justin and Carter are joined by Rafa Hernandez-Brito and Joe Gabriele from Wine and Gold Radio to discuss their biggest takeaways from Cavaliers media day and react to Dean Wade's contract extension.

    Crystal Ball Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 65:05


    Justin and Carter react to Donovan Mitchell's introductory press conference with the team. Then they discuss their three predictions for the Cavaliers this season as well as three predictions for the NBA at-large.

    Changing Expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 69:50


    Justin and Carter weigh in on how they're feeling about the Donovan Mitchell trade with a couple weeks of time to process the news, discuss Dean Wade's place within the rotation before answering questions from their Chase Down Discord listeners.

    All About Donovan with Tony Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 50:55


    Justin and Carter are joined by Tony Jones of The Athletic to deep dive on the trade that brought Donovan Mitchell to the Cavaliers. As well as a discussion on what to expect with Mitchell on and off the court in Cleveland.

    Into the Spida-Verse

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 62:12


    The Cavaliers have completed a blockbuster trade to acquire star guard Donovan Mitchell. Justin and Carter react to the news, discuss how Mitchell fits with this year roster and also evaluate how this materially changes the Cavs short and long-term future.

    Eye On The Hawks with Brad Rowland

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 59:53


    Justin and Carter are joined by Brad Rowland of Dime on Uproxx and Locked On Hawks to discuss parallels between the Cavs and Hawks, dive into a potential rivalry and ask their big questions about each team heading into the 2022-23 season.

    What's On The Schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 52:54


    The Cavs schedule has been released, and Justin and Carter dive into the most interesting matchups and national TV schedule. From there they dive into some news around the NBA. As well as a discussion on what it would look like for Lauri Markkanen to maximize his potential with the Cavs.

    Reigniting The Rivalry with Esfandiar Baraheni

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 49:24


    Justin is joined by Esfandiar Baraheni of The Score to discuss the second tier of the Eastern Conference, and why the Cavs and Raptors are well positioned to develop a rivalry for years to come. Asking their three biggest questions about each team in an effort to better understand where each team is at.

    A Look Around The League

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 61:09


    Justin and Carter take a look at the wider NBA to define their three most intriguing storylines heading into next season before diving into their one most burning question regarding the Cavs.Support for this podcast is provided by FuboTV and Zoom.

    Something To Prove

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 58:35


    Justin and Carter take a look at the Cavs roster, front office and coaching staff and discuss who has the most to prove heading into the 2022-23 season.

    Summer Speculation Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 56:33


    Justin and Carter take a crack at answering some listener questions about the offseason, what the rotations may look like next season, and where the Cavs stand in the East. As well as a variety of other topics.

    Fresh Start

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 47:52


    Justin and Carter share their excitement over the Cavs jersey reveal. From there they discuss their final takeaways from Summer League, as well as where the Cavs stack up in a rapidly improving Eastern Conference.

    Catching Up on the Cavs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 54:41


    Justin and Carter discuss the signings of Ricky Rubio, Raul Neto and Robin Lopez and the impact these moves may have on next season. From there they discuss the Collin Sexton situation, as well as their first impressions from Summer League and the play of Ochai Agbaji.

    Making A Point

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 64:19


    Justin and Carter weigh in on the Cavs second round draft picks and why they believe in Isaiah Mobley. From there they dive into a discussion about Ricky Rubio, the available free agent point guards and whether or not the playmaking needs can be addressed by the current members of the roster.

    CavsHQ - Recapping the Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 39:37


    Hosts Tim Alcorn and Jim Chones sit down and review last week's NBA Draft, where the Cavs selected Ochai Agbaji 14th overall. We hear soundbites from Koby Altman and J.B. Bickerstaff, as well.

    Welcome Ochai Agbaji

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 36:28


    Justin and Carter give their thoughts on the Cavs selection of Ochai Agbaji. What he brings to the table, how he helps the Cavs rotation, and some of their immediate takeaways from the draft.

    Last Look With Adam Spinella

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 65:45


    It's the final podcast before Draft Day! Justin and Carter are joined by Adam Spinella of The Box and One to dive into the prospects that will likely be available for the Cavs at 14. Breaking down the upside and fit for some of names most frequently linked to Cleveland.

    Big Board Check-In

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 61:52


    Justin and Carter give their rankings on which players they'd be most excited about if the Cavs were to pick them at 14. As well as their thoughts on how they would value that pick in a trade.

    Wine and Gold Talk Plus More With Chris Fedor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 79:01


    Justin Rowan is joined by Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com to discuss the Cavs bringing the gold back with their rebrand. They also discuss the hiring of Luke Walton, the latest buzz around the NBA draft, and some of the factors the Cavs will need to consider when making their decisions this offseason.

    Taking the Next Step with Dave DuFour

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 58:37


    Dave DuFour joins the pod to discuss the Cavaliers season, Evan Mobley's development, what the roster needs moving forward before diving into an NBA Finals preview!

    Post-Combine Reactions with Krysten Peek

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 50:13


    Krysten Peek of Yahoo Sports joins Justin and Carter to weigh in on the current shape of the 2022 NBA Draft in the aftermath of the combine, weigh in on certain fits for the Cavs and much more!

    2022 NBA Draft Lottery Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 62:41


    Justin and Carter react to the Cavs staying put with the 14th overall pick before diving into some of their favorite prospects that could be there. As well as a discussion on what the team should value and the trade-offs that exist with each prospect.

    Report Cards

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 66:41


    Justin and Carter give their assessments for the majority of the Cavs lineup from last season. Discussing the strengths and areas for growth for the team's key contributors last year.

    May Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 64:56


    Justin and Carter dive into listener questions about the Cavs draft picks, the backup point guard position, options on the wing, Collin Sexton and more.

    Biggest Offseason Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 69:31


    Justin and Carter react to Evan Mobley being robbed of Rookie of the Year before breaking down their largest questions for the Cavs heading into the offseason.

    That's All, Folks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 48:48


    Justin and Carter react to the Cavaliers play-in loss against the Atlanta Hawks, reflect on the 2021-22 season, and look forward on what's next for the Cavaliers.

    All the Marbles with Mac Robinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 56:06


    Justin is joined by Mac Robinson of 92.3 The Fan to discuss the Cavs Play-In loss to Brooklyn. They dive into their takeaways from the game before previewing the Cavs putting their season on the line against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.

    Prepping for the Play-In

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 48:30


    Please Note: The opinions expressed by The Chase Down podcast are solely their own and do not reflect the opinions of the Cleveland Cavaliers or its Basketball Operations staff, parent company, or partners.

    End of Season Shuffle

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 45:29


    It's the final podcast of the regular season and after the loss to the Magic, where the Cavs will finish is still up in the air. Justin and Carter discuss where the team stands and what the Cavs must do to avoid falling further in the Play In.

    The Final Stretch

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 52:01


    Despite a frustrating loss to the Sixers, the Cavs are still in control of their own destiny as they try to secure home court throughout the Play In. Justin and Carter talk through the final week of the regular season and where the Cavs stand.

    Battling Down the Stretch with Mack Perry and Corey Walsh

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 60:27


    Justin and Carter are joined by Mack Perry and Corey Walsh of the It's Cavalier podcast to open the Mailbag as the season winds down. The gang also discusses the team's injury luck as of late, the win against Orlando and more!

    Swimming Upstream

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 52:19


    Justin and Carter breakdown a tough weekend for the Cavaliers. With their destiny no longer solely in their own hands, the guys break down what the points of emphasis should be. As well as what takeaways they have from the Cavs slump.

    The Final Ten

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 47:04


    Justin and Carter recap the loss to the Lakers and discuss the significance of the next two games from the Cavs. As well as the shooting of Isaac Okoro, Darius Garland making history and more.

    Good Vibes Only with Kelsey Russo

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 54:27


    Justin and Carter are joined by Kelsey Russo of The Athletic to discuss the Cavs big wins over the weekend and the pivotal role Evan Mobley played in those games. They discuss the work Kelsey has done this season covering Mobley, the recent growth of Isaac Okoro, impressions of Caris LeVert and more.

    Trend Check

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 52:10


    Are the Cavs heading in the right direction? Justin and Carter dive into why the last two games felt encouraging, the return of Caris LeVert, a first real look at Moses Brown, Evan Mobley at the five and a lot more.

    Heading Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 48:19


    After a tough road trip, Justin and Carter discuss what adjustments the Cavs can make heading into this upcoming homestand. As well as a look at the standings, the Cavs recent play and what lessons can be learned from the losses.

    Seizing the Opportunity

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 45:50


    Darius Garland and Evan Mobley rose to the occasion against the Indiana Pacers. Justin and Carter breakdown their ability to help the team overcome adversity, and discuss the team's latest addition in Moses Brown.

    Rising to the Occasion

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 46:22


    Justin and Carter work through their emotions following a significant weekend for the Cleveland Cavaliers. From the win over the Raptors, the injury to Jarrett Allen, what the Cavs can do to weather the storm and more.

    Chasing Sustained Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 54:09


    Justin and Carter dive into the Cavs recent slump to discuss the factors that have contributed to it, and what the team can do to pull out of it. As well as a look at the standings and the pressure the team will face down the stretch.

    Staying Sharp with Andrew Sharp

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 82:31


    Justin is joined by Andrew Sharp of the Greatest Of All Talk podcast to summit on the state of the Cavs. What expectations should be with Garland and LeVert out, the win over Andrew's Wizards, the impact of Okoro and areas for growth with Mobley. As well as their thoughts on how the Cavs stack up in the East and how concerned they are about a potential slide down the standings.

    All-Star Wrap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 52:24


    Back home after All-Star Weekend, Justin and Carter recap what made the experience so special from them. They discuss each night of the weekend, LeBron James causing a stir, and set the table for the final quarter of the regular season.

    Rebounding Before the Break

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 46:32


    Justin and Carter discuss their takeaways from the first matchup between the Cavs and Sixers. From dealing with Embiid, to what changes we might see in the next game between the two. They also discuss the Cavs comeback win over Indiana and how Caris LeVert is fitting in with his new teammates.

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