We wanted Joe. We wanted Joe and Renae and the Ingles family. We might have been criticized for the amount and the length of the contract, but we trusted him. We knew the type of person that he is, the type of leader that he is, how intelligent he is.
Ingles received significant interest from other teams, which was quite a contrast to the lonely lunch after being cut by the Clippers. But he never seriously considered leaving Utah, a second home for his family, which now includes 20-month-old twins Jacob and Milla. Their names are tattooed on the inside of the southpaw’s left wrist, with Renae’s on the outside.
Portland Trail Blazers: What’s holding CJ McCollum back from being an elite fantasy 2-guard? It sounds funny, but the answer could be a lack of 3-pointers. While McCollum is making more than 41.0 percent of his attempts from long range for a third straight season, he is attempting only 5.9 per game this season. That ranks behind players such as Carmelo Anthony, Austin Rivers and even DeMarcus Cousins (before the injury). To be an elite fantasy shooting guard, McCollum is going to have to find a way to start taking more 3s.
Sacramento Kings: When using Buddy Hield in your lineup, make sure you pay attention to whether the Kings are playing at home. Hield is shooting 46.1 percent in 27 home games this season compared to 41.7 percent in 32 road games. The 3-point shooting discrepancy is also staggering: 48.6 percent at home compared to 36.1 percent on the road.
The 2018 NFL Scouting Combine is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 27 and run through Monday, March 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. By the time the event arrives, NFL scouting staffs will have already completed evaluations on prospects. The NFL Combine serves as an opportunity for decision-makers to meet those prospects.
Sporting News last year detailed how team executives treat the NFL Combine. While the Underwear Olympics, which will be aired live on NFL Network from Friday through Monday, might be the highlights for viewers, teams will be more interested player interviews and physicals.
Feb. 23, 2017 — Chicago trades Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick to Oklahoma City for Anthony Morrow, Joffery Lauvergne and Cameron Payne
With their long-term future in flux, the Bulls made the perfectly sensible decision to move on from Gibson, who was a free agent at the end of the season, and McDermott, who wasn’t a part of their long-term plans. That part makes sense.