It would have been completely understandable had the team opted not to compete after losing a teammate to this kind of tragedy. But according to reader Ryan Tunall, they decided to play the game against the Okotoks Bisons in Simpson’s honor and won in overtime to force a deciding Game 5 in their series.
Halbgewachs had 12 (!) points in four games during the past week, including seven goals, as he and the Warriors continued to pursue their first WHL championship. That included a hat trick and a five-point night in a 6-2 win against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.Truly remarkable. The fact there’s a player named Jayden Halbgewachs, we mean.
For me, the similarities are rooted in the face of each team. Sidney Crosby is Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Neither man reveals his personality much to the public. They are both stoic. To opponents they are evil, and yet neutral observers can’t help but respect them for their longevity and their genius. No doubt both Crosby and Krzyzewski are among the greatest of all time, if not No. 1 in their respective fields. Both men have had to adapt to a one-and-done culture. In Crosby’s case, that means a rotating crop of wingers.
For Coach K, it’s a new starting five every season. They are identified solely with their current institutions, and we can’t imagine a world where they are anywhere else. When they represent their countries on an international stage, we somehow find them more likeable. And then they go to back to their respective teams and we return to hating them.
Green is an up and down guy, playing in a slow-paced game and although Milwaukee is a poor rebounding team, they don’t allow a ton of fantasy points to opposing PFs. I’d much rather spend down on John Henson across the court from Green, or save more with Ed Davis, who has been on fire recently. Kelly Olynyk, Davis Bertans and maybe even Patrick Patterson all make for fine, salary-saving options as well.
The Rockets are on the second night of a back-to-back, but James Harden didn’t play in the first game on Sunday. He sat to rest his knee, letting Paul lead the troops over a weak Dallas Mavericks squad.
In the right spot, Bogdanovic is a sneaky play. Unfortunately, this just isn’t one of those instances. The 25-year-old has hit a bump in the road lately, shooting just 17.9 percent from the field over his past three games, and that’s an issue when you consider that those games all came against below average defenses.
Feb. 17: Odorizzi gives the Twins a much-needed middle-of-their-rotation arm, though the move from pitching-friendly Tropicana Field for more-neutral Target Field does lower his matchups appeal slightly. He’ll be a back-of-your-staff pick at most in mixed leagues.
Jan. 29: No one here is a fantasy standout, but Moss has some power to help in the AL-only endgame, while Buchter could be a ratio/holds helper in the same. Hahn is a pitcher to watch during the spring, if he can land a rotation spot.
Harrell had seemed to be a throw-in player in the trade that sent Paul to the Rockets, but with Griffin gone, he has stepped up as a consistent big-forward threat to the tune of 16.2 points (68.4 FG%, 76.2 FT%), 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks during his past 10 games (Player Rater value +5.92 during last 30 days).
There have been other injury subs and players seeing action, but for the most part, these are the only two other Clippers with consistent fantasy value moving forward, unless Gallinari or Bradley get healthy.
It was also a sequence that reflected the back-to-basics approach the Kings employed after matching their season high in goals allowed against the Blues.
Obviously, the last game wasn’t what we wanted, Pearson said. It’s good to get the win here and in a good way, too. We had a good, solid defensive game, and when we’re that way we create a lot of stuff going the other way.
For the floundering Canucks, who are 4-12-3 in their last 19 games, coach Travis Green hopes his team can try to focus on little victories instead of its disappearing offense. Green pointed to the three power plays created against the Kings after being limited to one opportunity with the man advantage in each of the previous four games.
It’s going to weigh on them, Green said about the lack of goals. Wasn’t too long ago where we were scoring and sprinkling them around a little bit. Again, you play a game, you reset and you get back at it.
Jan. 6: Solarte, who has decreased his ground-ball rate in each of his four years in the majors, moves to a much more homer-friendly environment in Toronto. He’s a multi-position infielder who is a nice mid-round pick for an AL-only team.
Jan. 4: He’s a worthwhile AL-only option for those looking to fill the category on the cheap. Alexander could help NL-only owners keep their ERA/WHIP in check.
Dec. 20: Longoria trades one extreme pitchers’ park for another, keeping him more mixed-league corner infield material, but he gives the Giants a strong defensive left side of the infield. It’s good news for their pitchers. Read more from Eric Karabell.
In NBA terms, the Clippers’ rebuild looks diametrically opposite from what we’ve seen in Philadelphia. However, the trade that sent Griffin out for Harris looks like a huge move in the right direction to speed up their rebuild. And the talent that they brought in with both of their big trades was enough to keep them competitive (and fantasy relevant now) while still allowing for the possibility of them making a leap (but remaining fantasy relevant) moving forward.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani is clearly quite adept at both throwing and hitting a baseball, though to what degree among the highest competition remains somewhat of a mystery. Because he is so new to the major leagues, he has created unique, and unfortunately unreasonable, expectations. The result in the fantasy baseball world is this: As exciting and intriguing as this new situation is, Ohtani is more likely to disappoint than to earn the excessive value expected of him in ESPN average live drafts. Hey, this works for me, as I will be able to watch Ohtani perform sans the added pressure of being desperate for groundbreaking statistics on a fantasy roster.
Context is always critical when calling any player worth more or less than perceived value, and that is important in an annual article like this with such an oft-misunderstood and grand proclamation of avoidance. This is about numbers and value. ESPN Fantasy projects Ohtani to win 10 games and strike out 148 hitters over his 140 innings, with a modest 3.41 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. At the plate, Ohtani projects for eight home runs and a .236 batting average. Not quite the numbers so many expect, but ultimately there is a value to them. The problem is I perceive those projections to be realistic, and they would not result in warranting close to an eighth-round choice this season, which is his current ADP.
With its sixth win in eight games overall, Los Angeles (30-36) emphatically snapped a seven-game losing streak against Cleveland. Brook Lopez scored 22 points for the Lakers, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 20.
JULIUS EARNING: The Cavs were no match for Randle as the bruising forward scored 23 points in the second half.
I thought he just out-toughed us, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. He bullied us the whole night, and we had no answer for him.
Randle went 14 for 18 from the field overall.
Emily Kaplan, national NHL reporter: With full disrespect to the other 30 teams, my answer is the Pittsburgh Penguins. This goes beyond championships, though both teams have won plenty of those recently. (This would be a far better comparison if the rival Philadelphia Flyers had won as much as the University of North Carolina has recently. Oh well.) The Penguins and Blue Devils also drive — according to everybody else — a nauseating percentage of national media coverage.
He also said that he didn’t feel the need to be involved at all in the draft process.
I trust those people, Porzingis said of Knicks management. That is their job. I feel they’re going to do the best they can. I’m going to take care of this. They’re going to take care of that. Once I’m back and healthy, then I will go from there.
Porzingis had been at odds with the organization last summer but has since said he wants to be a Knick for the rest of his career. The Knicks had been comfortable with the idea of offering Porzingis the rookie extension this summer prior to his injury.
Besides Fleury’s on-ice resume, which includes three Stanley Cups, Gallant knew he was getting a strong leader at the beginning of the season.
I heard his personality was unbelievable, Gallant said. He’s a better person than goaltender, and that says a lot.
Fleury’s work on the ice against the Flyers was pretty special, too.
This LeBron James-to-Philly stuff is getting either silly — or serious.
Just days after three billboards, paid for by a Pennsylvania company, popped up in Ohio urging James to sign with the 76ers this summer as a free agent, there were reports that the three-time NBA champion was spotted in the Philadelphia area over the All-Star break, touring area high schools.
“I’ve told this to a few other people, and I have no problem saying this,” Abdelnaby said on Philly Sports Talk. “My brother lives in the Philadelphia area and he told me that LeBron, last week through a superintendent, was in the area checking out some private schools during the All-Star break.”
The NBA prohibits teams from recruiting potential players. But there’s nothing to impede fans from wooing James, and that will likely intensify as the offseason nears.
With a young roster featuring center Joel Embiid and do-it-all forward Ben Simmons, Philadelphia could be an attractive landing spot for James, who famously left Cleveland in 2010 and signed with the Miami Heat before returning to the Cavaliers in 2014.
James already has a bond with Simmons, who is represented by Rich Paul, one of James’ closest friends and business partners.
“It was a pleasure to have Corey on our team,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said in a statement. “Corey’s professionalism and competitive mindset will leave a positive mark on the Lakers for a long time. We appreciate his time with the team and wish him the best of luck for the remainder of his career.”
A reunion with his former college coach Billy Donovan in Oklahoma City is a serious possibility, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Brewer will talk to other teams, but the Thunder are an early front-runner, sources said.
“Whether he is frustrated by his playing time or not, he is on the sideline enjoying the young players,” Walton said. “An absolutely great, great teammate.”
Brewer is the second valued veteran the Lakers will lose after Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Online parting ways with Andrew Bogut last month before guaranteeing his contract Cheap Kids Jerseys NHL for the season.
“You miss having those type [of veterans], for sure,” Walton said. “But you hope the young players learn from them and carry that with them.”
An MRI showed that LA Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari has a non-displaced fracture of his right hand and will be out for at least two more weeks, the team said Friday.
The latest injury leaves the Clippers struggling to fill out a lineup Basketball Cheap Jerseys as they head into the stretch run of the season, fighting for a playoff spot.
Gallinari had missed LA’s previous three games with what the team initially called a right hand contusion suffered at Golden State on Feb. 22.
“It’s a mess. It’s tough,” Rivers said about the two-way contract situation. “Ty, his 45 days has run out. CJ’s runs out today. We’re starting our 45-day guys. And they’ve run out of days. So honestly, I’m at a loss for words, I don’t know what we’re going to do. I know we’re trying to sign one of them and see what we can do, but right now, none of that’s working, so we just have to get more players. We have to get one of those guys or someone in quickly. We don’t have enough guards right now to play. So we need one.”
The Warriors were off Thursday ahead of a game Friday night in Atlanta.
It’s unclear where Curry was when golf club met glass, but there’s no doubt an expense bill will be waiting for him at some point.
The Celtics reached 100 points with nearly two minutes still left in Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys the third quarter and didn’t let up in the fourth, when the reserves for both teams played the last 12 minutes.
Boston was shooting 62 percent at the end of the third quarter and maintained that percentage in the fourth. The Celtics easily topped their previous season high of 124 points, recorded against Denver on Dec. 13.
“Obviously, when shots go in everything feels a lot better,” Stevens said. “We’re also just getting a lot more comfortable playing together and that sometimes takes a little bit of time.”
Irving has scored 30 or more points three times in the last five games and 18 times this season.
Howard said Irving — who scored 16 in the first quarter — had it too easy against the Hornets’ soft defense.