Cavs Preview Podcast: Jeff Phelps

The Lakers play the Cleveland Cavaliers, Mike Brown’s former team, only once this season due to the compressed NBA schedule, so to better understand what we can expect in advance of Friday night’s contest, we dialed up Fox Sports Ohio sideline reporter Jeff Phelps.

An Akron, Ohio, native, Phelps has been covering the Cavs on TV for nine years, and Cleveland sports for 24 years, so he was there for the entire Brown and LeBron James eras. He shared what he knows about Brown and his assistant John Kuester, offered a variety of thoughts on James, detailed the strong start to the season from Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving, discussed current Cleveland coach and former Showtime Laker Byron Scott, underrated big man Anderson Varejao and more: