Wilson wasn’t 100 percent from the get-go last season

Now why is that being pushed back? Was it being pushed back, actually? Maybe it wasn’t even. But I was told there wasn’t going to be an answer here for a little while, that there was more information. There have been more meetings between either Zeke’s people and the league, or the NFLPA and the league, or whoever. It’s just been an ongoing issue that has had no conclusion. And so, if you’re drafting today, it’s hard to say, ‘Well, nothing’s going to happen there.’

Nothing may well happen there, but something could happen there. We just don’t know right now. It’s just sort of out there.

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… there’s a way back to elite play. Wilson wasn’t 100 percent from the get-go last season, injuring his ankle in Week 1 against the Dolphins. That affected his mobility early, and then knee and pectoral injuries piled on at midseason. He still played and started all 16 games for a fifth straight season and had a career high in passing yards. But he also had his most interceptions (11), lowest passer rating (92.6) and fewest rushing yards by far (only 259 yards on 72 attempts). He wasn’t much of a dual threat, more like a sitting ‘Hawk in the face of consistent pocket pressure.

Authentic Kids Cortez Kennedy Jersey In addition to the limited running production, Wilson couldn’t extend plays as usual to get the ball downfield, as his adjusted yards per attempt (7.6) were a career low and a big drop-off from 2015 (9.0). He had to throw a lot more with less support from the run and was a lot less efficient with both his arm and legs.

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Mets minor leaguer attacked by homeless man with tire iron

Mets minor league pitcher Logan Taylor is recovering from a concussion after being attacked by a homeless man over the weekend.

Salt Lake City police told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a man later identified as Joshua Cruz hit Taylor in the back of the head with a tire iron Saturday after demanding the pitcher’s wallet. Cruz also was carrying a sock filled with rocks at the time of the attack.

Boeheim believes the offense the Knicks have been running is the main reason for Anthony’s perceived struggles. Former Knicks team president Phil Jackson implemented his famous triangle offense, and Boeheim thinks it was a mistake.

“The triangle is the worst offense ever, unless you have Michael [Jordan] or Kobe [Bryant],” Boeheim said, via ESPN.com.

Anthony and trade rumors have been synonymous with one another for a couple seasons now. This offseason is no different, with the Rockets and Cavaliers reportedly interested in the aging small forward’s services.

“He likes New York,” Boeheim said. “He wants to play in New York.”

While that may be true, Anthony also likes to win, which is something the Knicks won’t be doing any time soon.

With a no-trade clause in his contract, Anthony ultimately gets final say over any proposed move. He has shown no signs of wanting to leave New York, but that could change this offseason with his chance at an NBA championship dwindling.

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Griffin just signed a monster $173 million contract

Known as a knock-down shooter, Kennard is also an able slasher and passer. Though Kennard is not the quickest guard, and he sometimes struggles on defense, his versatility should make him a valued asset in the NBA.

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The stunning thing here is that Jordan, not Griffin, is the bigger star in terms of current accolades. Griffin just signed a monster $173 million contract, but the results haven’t been great in recent years. He has exchanged dunks for 3s, which is probably smart for his durability. Griffin has missed the last two All-Star games due to injury and his only All-NBA appearance in the last three seasons was at third-team level. He’s not the box-office hit he used to be; his dunk rate has been sliced to a third of what it was in 2011-12.

There were some recent whispers that the Clippers would move Jordan in an effort to upgrade the roster with smaller pieces, but such a move would probably kick them off this list. This was one of the best big threes in the league with Paul around, but it’s possible that it will be a big zero if Griffin’s health betrays him again and Jordan is moved.

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Chan was just one of those type of guys that has his mind set up before he sees whoever’s there

There’s no doubt ESPN went full Tim Tebow with the Ball family for its 2017 NBA Draft coverage. Despite being the No. 2 pick behind Markelle Fultz, Lonzo was the most visible, most discussed draft pick — by far.

That brings us back to Parker who, one way or the other, figures to be the fulcrum on which the Bucks’ ability to boost their future talent pool rests. Parker, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, was averaging a career-high 20.1 points last season and shooting 36.5 percent on 3-pointers, but for the second time in his three-year NBA career, suffered a torn ACL.

That was Feb. 8, and Parker’s injury was confirmed the following day. That was just two weeks ahead of the league’s trading deadline, which was significant because league sources told Sporting News the Bucks were considering including Parker in potential trades at the deadline.

His name definitely came up, and it was obvious they’d have a steep price, but they were willing to talk about him, one league executive said.
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Chan was just one of those type of guys that has his mind set up before he sees whoever’s there, Kerley said. I’m assuming this is my time. I’m going to play or I get to maximize my play. It was the exact opposite.

I can’t speak highly of a guy who never really let me have an opportunity to prove (myself). And then the fact that he would always bring in guys that were my same height or same size after guys went down or whatever happened, it brought me to believe that maybe he just doesn’t really like me.
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Kerley said Gailey’s snub provided motivation for him to work even harder.

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NBA Draft 2017: Celtics GM Danny Ainge sounds off on Josh Jackson

The Celtics are thrilled to have Jayson Tatum on their roster, but team GM and President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge was also excited to get some things off his chest at his presser after the NBA draft Thursday night.

He was quick to speak of his disdain for the way former Kansas forward Josh Jackson treated the Celtics prior to the draft as he cancelled a workout when Ainge, Boston head coach Brad Stevens and Celtics assistant GM Mike Zarren who got up early to fly out just to see him play.

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Boddie was estranged from Vick for most of the four-time Pro Bowler’s 13-season NFL career but typically is credited with introducing his son to football. Vick went on to star at Virginia Tech before moving on to the NFL, where he last played in 2015 for the Steelers.
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It’s that versatility, Collins told reporters Monday, via Fox Sports. You look at Paul and he’s a great defender and can shoot the 3. His post-up game is there. He makes plays and can push the ball. You could see in the playoff games he was really close to triple-doubles most of the games. It’s crazy for a guy like him who I would call a quiet killer.

You’re going to see it at the end of the game on the stat sheet. Just being as versatile as possible, using all his gifts.

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Scripps National Spelling Bee 2017 finals: How to use all the words to talk NBA Finals

It’s unfortunate the finals of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee fall on the same night as Game 1 of any NBA Finals, much less the much-anticipated Cavs vs. Warriors III series.
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If you missed any of the Spelling Bee words in Thursday’s knockout round leading up to the championship round tonight (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) but still want to get revved up for Game 1 of the NBA Finals (9 p.m., ABC), they are all used below in a preview of Cavs-Warriors. You’re welcome.

The Warriors need Klay Thompson’s shot to take its midseason form to feel better about beating the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. The sphygmogram will be off the charts for Game 1 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena on Thursday night.

Fans in the Bay Area and its purlieu can’t wait for the one of the most anticipated rematches in playoff history. Don’t let Mike Brown’s alopecia fool you: He’s ready for revenge, too.
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The much-anticipated third part of a trilogy between Cleveland and Golden State begins when Game 1 of the NBA Finals tips off June 1. The Cavaliers still have the Big Three in LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. The Warriors added Kevin Durant to their star-studded core that features Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Does it get any bigger than that in any other sport? We asked the same question a few years ago before the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight and got the first Cavs-Warriors installment in return.

The trade market for Paul George has changed significantly since last season’s trade deadline, now that he has reportedly informed the Pacers he will enter free agency in 2018 with his sights set on the Lakers. Los Angeles is looking to acquire George this summer rather than waiting until July 2018, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

Can the Lakers now land Paul George by offering Thursday’s No. 27 and 28 picks and either Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson? They’re trying.

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The Falcons ran a crossing route with Jones and Sanu lined up in stacked twins on the left side.

Packers defensive back Micah Hyde said before Octobers 33-32 loss in Atlanta, youve got to prayfor a way to defend Jones.

While the Packers held Jones in check with three catches for 29 yards, it was Mohamed Sanu who torched them with nine receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown.

Because the Falcons have so much talent at the skill positions, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan does a great job of finding mismatches. Sanus 11-yard touchdown that was the game-winner against the Packers came as a result of such a mismatch.

The Falcons ran a crossing route with Jones and Sanu lined up in stacked twins on the left side. Sanu was the off receiver and ran under Jones, who released outside and took defensive backs Micah Hyde and LaDarius Gunter with him. That left Sanu manned up against Packers linebacker Jake Ryan, who had no chance of staying with the 6-2 receiver.

He’d be 25-9 all time in the postseason, with five rings and playoff records on top of playoff records. My guess is that few people outside of Massachusetts are looking forward to that prospect.

He would reach the winner’s circle for the first time and even his postseason record at 4-4. Don’t count him out.

All four quarterbacks are standouts, and as the rule of American football law mandates: When you have a great quarterback, you win.

Pat Imig doesn’t have any Super Bowl rings. You can reach him on Twitter @patrickimig or by email: [email protected]

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Mavs owner Mark Cuban excited to see Nerlens Noel practicing with team

The Mavericks were one of the worst teams in the NBA this season, combining a group of aging players with up-and-comers not quite ready to start every day.

One bright note for the team was the midseason acquisition of center Nerlens Noel, who came over from the 76ers via trade. Now a restricted free agent, owner Mark Cuban wants to bring him back to Dallas.

Minnesota also selected Kris Dunn with the No. 5 overall pick in last year’s draft. The 6-4 former Providence star was expected to supplant Rubio at some point last season, but he struggled to adapt, while Rubio played well.

Rose would provide the Timberwolves with more of a scoring threat at the point guard position, but he is a huge injury risk at this stage in his career.

Last season, his lone year in New York, Rose averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists per game. But he played in just 64 games, and has not been healthy for a full season since 2010-2011 when he played 81 games with the Bulls.

Rose suffered a season-ending meniscus injury this year that required surgery.

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Rumors will likely continue to swirl for the next couple months before players actually sign on the dotted line, but Minnesota would likely have to trade Rubio before signing Rose.

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Warriors’ Travis Schlenk to be named new Hawks GM, report says

Many more changes are in line for the Hawks this season than dealing with star Paul Millsap’s impeding free agency.

The organization has verbally agreed with Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk to become the new team GM, ESPN.com reported Wednesday, citing sources.

The deal is expected to be announced Thursday.

The move comes after Wes Wilcox was reassigned from general manager to special adviser to ownership and coach Mike Budenholzer was forced to relinquish the president of basketball operations title.

Previously, Atlanta expressed interest in former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups and Wizards senior vice president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard to take over as general manager for next season.

Schlenk is currently in his fifth season with the Warriors as the team heads to the NBA finals for the third year in a row.

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Manning has served as the Chair of the New York March for Babies for the past seven years

In early 2013, Olsen and his wife Kara founded the HEARTest Yard Fund after a routine examination of their unborn son, T.J., revealed the infant had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a congenital defect marked by an underdeveloped left ventricle and aorta. The HEARTest Yard Fund is a family service program administered in conjunction with Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. Since it’s inception, the fund has distributed nearly $1.25 million to support families’ of babies affected by congenital heart disease.

Olsen is one of the Panthers’ best receivers. A four-time team captain and three-time Pro Bowler, Olsen ranks in the top 10 all-time among NFL tight ends in receptions (622) and receiving yards (7,365) and is approaching the top 10 in receiving touchdowns (52).

Fitzgerald’s foundation, The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund, has provided grants of more than $1 million to promote reading and technology access for students K-12 and to support efforts to prevent and cure breast cancer and support breast cancer survivors. Fitzgerald has also teamed with national and international charities to serve as a volunteer to promote vision care for children, to fit people around the world with hearing aids and to visit countries in Africa to promote economic development.

Since being drafted by the Cardinals third overall in the 2004 NFL Draft, Fitzgerald leads the NFL in receptions (1,125) and receiving yards (14,389) and has 104 career touchdowns.

A father of three daughters, Manning has served as the Chair of the New York March for Babies for the past seven years, helping raise over $25 million. Manning also spearheads Tackle Kids’ Cancer, an initiative with Hackensack University Medical Center. Prior to kicking off an extensive media campaign to raise awareness of this cause, Manning spent time with patients and doctors at the hospital’s pediatric cancer center, learning more about the greatest needs in cancer research.avalanche_186

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