Sports Headlines podcast with Jessica Kwong: Mayfield expected in line up on Thursday Night Football; Once a Yankee a Yankee once again for Aaron Judge; plus more

Former Carolina Panther quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) walks off the field against the Baltimore Ravens on Sun Nov 20, 2022 in Baltimore (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong:

#1 Jessica, the big news was the Los Angeles Rams acquiring quarterback Baker Mayfield who can very well make his start on Thursday Night Football against the Las Vegas. Mayfield is expected to be in the line up Thursday night.

#2 Mayfield who wanted out at the Carolina Panthers was released by the team last Monday with mutual agreement by Panthers head coach Steve Wilks. Mayfield wanted to be released by Carolina after finding out that he would no longer be the starting or back up quarterback.

#3 Switching over to Major League Baseball New York Yankees Aaron Judge gets a big pay day with a nine year $360 million deal with the Yankees. Judge has spoken with three MLB clubs who sought interest the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers before concluding that he will stay with the Yankees.

#4 The San Francisco Giants signed outfielder Mitch Haniger signed for three years worth $43.5 million . Haniger turns 32 this month comes over to the Giants from the Seattle Mariners after hitting .246, 11 home runs, 34 RBI in 37 games. Did the Giants make the right move signing Haniger.

#5 The Golden State Warriors had tried to develop center James Wiseman during the last four years. During the 2019-20 season Wiseman played only three games. Wiseman tore his meniscus during the 2019-20 season. The Warriors have recalled Wiseman after his playing just seven games in the G league.

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That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary: Will Warriors deal Wiseman to bring in more talent?

Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman seen here taking a shot against the Phoenix Suns DeAndre Ayton on Thu Mar 4, 2021 in Phoenix. Wiseman has been in recent discussions about whether the Warriors will keep him on the team or not (AP News file photo)

Amaury Pi-González

Just because the Golden State Warriors were eliminated prematurely by the Memphis Grizzles doesn’t mean they have to overhaul the team. They still have Stephen Curry who at 33 still one of the best players in the world. But they could use another efficient point guard to help the team during those minutes that Curry is not on the court.

Curry is a Hall of Fame player, but even Oscar winners need a supporting cast to make a movie worth the time and effort and hopefully a return on investment. James Wiseman is a young center still learning and with the potential of really helping this team that does need more help on rebounds.

Wiseman at 7′ 1″ could be trade-bait. I like Wiseman and believe he is going to be one of the top centers in the NBA in a couple of years. The Warriors said they are not going to trade him and they expect him to play with them next season, however, I am not too sure of that.

Especially because of his youth and enormous potential James Wiseman is a player that many teams are attracted to and could bring high returns to the Warriors.

When it comes to rebounds, the Warriors are not one of the best teams in the league. The Warriors could be one-trade-away from returning as an elite team in the NBA. Will they pull the trigger? A big question today is: What is the trade value of Wiseman?

There is not much clarity on this, the Warriors organization will have to make that decision, to “trade or not to trade”. One thing for sure is that shooting guard Klay Thompson should come back next season and hopefully most of the troops (like power-forward Draymond Green, who finished third for the NBA defensive player of the year) will be healthy and ready to contend again for another NBA title. This could be a key off-season for the Golden State Warriors.

The Golden State Warriors were one of the few teams in the NBA to first broadcast in Spanish during the 1990’s together with the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks.

Amaury Pi-González was the first and only Spanish play by play broadcaster to date, for the Warriors, over KIQI 1010AM La Grande 1010 in San Francisco.

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Wiseman the Wiser after missing test and some basketball mistakes scores 16 against Jazz

Golden State Warriors rookie center James Wiseman whose been back in the starting line up since Sunday night against Utah has been working to get back in the team’s good graces since missing a Covid-19 test and flagging play (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Barbara:

#1 The last two weeks since the All Star break have not been too kind to Golden State Warriors rookie center James Wiseman. First there were the talks about trading Wiseman to the Minnesota Timberwolves but the Warriors were looking for a “generational player” in return which Minnesota didn’t have and then there was the missed Coronavirus test Wiseman missed before the All Star break.

#2 Wiseman had to sit down for the first three quarters during the Warriors game in Los Angeles against the Clippers last Thursday night. It was the fourth quarter when Warriors head coach Steve Kerr allowed Wiseman to get into the game and Wiseman scored 14 points.

#3 The forgotten test put more scorn on the 19 year old center and his play has been questioned as well as his professionalism but as a rookie are these just rookie mistakes of a young man trying to learn the ropes and culture of the NBA?

#4 Wiseman’s mother Donzaleigh Artis has been a big help and inspiration for Wiseman showing him the bible passage of Matthew 6:25 “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes?” Wiseman took it to heart and will try and not stress about the missed test and plans to improve from the mistake.

#5 You can rest assured that Wiseman who was in the line up Sunday night and again will be there against the Lakers at Chase Center on Monday night. Kerr is forgiving of Wiseman after Wiseman apologized and said “give him some space and some time this guys going to be amazing”

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Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor: How serious is Golden State about trading Wiseman?

Golden State Warriors rookie center James Wiseman the center of trade rumors has the Minnesota Timberwolves shopping. The Warriors are asking for some of a “generational superstar” status (image from USA Today)

On the Warriors podcast with David:

#1 With the trade talks about Warriors rookie center James Wiseman would it be safe to say the Warriors have given up on Wiseman and why?

#2 Were the Warriors opened to trading Wiseman to the Minnesota Timberwolves but want someone of the caliber of a Joel Embiid or Giannis Antekounmpo. Warriors sources have said they would have to acquire a “generational superstar.”

#3 The Warriors are back against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night as we just mentioned they’re open to making a deal for Wiseman does this reflect some of the concern they many have being on a three game losing streak and having struggled this season and Stephen Curry carrying a lot of the weight?

David Zizmor does the Warriors podcasts each Wednesday at

Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor Wed Mar 10, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud