West Ham United have started preseason with a win


Dodgers infielder is not expected to be activated Sunday from the disabled list,  exander-Arnold insists Liverpool can handle whatever people throw at them.The Reds scored yet another late goal to seal victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.He said: “We had a setback with their goal and we bounced back pretty much straight away. manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times. He will join the team in Milwaukee, but the team is still trying to figure out whether he will need additournemouth on Sunday.Guardiola was fuming when  ref Andre Marriner refused to award a 60th-minute penalty as David Silva was brought down by Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma.And even though TV replays showed there was contact in the box, the VAR officional time to heal.

Ellis is expected to play six innings in Double-A Saturday as part of his minor-league rehab assignment. He has been out since late April with a right quad strain.  

More News 0rd feels Mateo Kovacic is now fully settled at Stamford Bridge.Kovacic has shone in midfield in recent weeks.Lampard said, “It is common place for foreign players coming to the Premier League to have period of settling in, that is normal.”From Kovaci2/25/2015 • by Chris Cwik 09/01/2014 • by Igor Mello 08/19/2014 • by Chris Towers 08/19/2014 • by Chris Cwik 05/03/2014 • by Marty Gitlin 04/29/2014 • by Larry Hartstein


Women’s Team.As they prepare for the Women’s Worl


For a franchise that has never had a perfect game, ‘s start Friday was about as close as they have ever come. And at least by one metric, his one-hit complete game Friday was the best outing in  history.

Miller’s 98 game score, a stat sabermetrician Bill James came up with to quantify pitcher performance in a given outing, is the highest in franchise history in a nine-inning game according to the . Manager Mike Matheny said he received a number of phone calls about Miller’s start, praising hn the Premier League.City suffered a significant blow to their title aspirations against Liverpool during the past weekend.They endured a 3-1 defeat at Anfield, which leaves them nine points off the table toppers.But Jesus thinks they can claw the gais 22-year-old’s masterpiece.

“That was something many of us may never see. Very, very impressive,” Matheny said. “The more you think about it the more you respect what he pulled off. That was almost like a no-hitter.”

Miller struck out 13 batters and walked none, while retiring 27 straight batters after allowing a leadoff single.

More News 02/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 08/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff al’s chances of landing Nancy whiz Bilel Hassaini are firming.The France U17 starlet has an offer from the Gunners, along with Crystal Palace.PSG were also being linked, however Foot Mercato says Hassaini’s minders have dismissed their interest.The p 07/11/2019 out the vacant manager’s job.With the Magpies losing Rafa Benitez amid prolonged contract talks that did not reach a favorable conclusion, Vieira is among the names on their list for their next boss.The Sunclaims that 43-year-old Vieria is open to th • by RotoWire Staff 07/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


l says keeping Macclesfield Town in the Football L


catcher had a productive return to the lineup Friday against the Reds. Hanigan, who was activated off the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day, collected a pair of singles in the 4-3 win. He also made a diving cord transfer fee to sign Nicolas Pepe.The Gunners paid Lille £72 million in order to secure the Ivory Coast international.”Nicolas is a highly-rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe,” said Arsenal boss Unai Emercatch on a Jean Segura sacrifice bunt attempt and finished 2 for 4 at the plate. Hanigan is batting .119/.208/.119 with two RBI over 42 at-bats.

More News a fee for Denis Suarez.Sport says they have agreed a €15m deal which will see Denis leave the Camp Nou this month.Denis had various offers on the table but limited his options byr Jadon Sancho.Barnes reckons Sancho should sit still for the time being and worry about completing a dream transfer in a few years.He told BonusCodeBets: “If Jadon Sancho is willing to come to Liverpool and not play every week and sit on the bench, opting to stay in LaLiga. After failing to agree personal terms with 07/26/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/06/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/19/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/12/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 10/03/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/07/2017 • by RotoWire Staff


skjaer has hinted Dean Henderson could remain at S


closer pitched the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 6-2 win at Detroit despite no save chance being on the line. Perkins allowed a pair of singles to start off the inning, but he escaped the jam by inducing a double play and striking out Andy Dirks.

Perkins lowered his ERA from 4.15 to 3.72.

More News .The Fla boss rates Ronaldo ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.”For me, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best. I don’t have any doubts about that. He doesn’t score 10 or 20 goals but 30, 40 or 50. He doesn’t need to be as ‘artistic’ as Messi,” he said. “Ev 01/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 10/18/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/17/2017 • by Roanner condemning racism.The new signing from Juventus endured racial abuse in a match against Cagliari last season.”That is beautiful because racism is horrendous,” said Kean.”We have to fight hard against racism and I’m going to repay the fans for atoWire Staff 08/15/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/06/2017 • by RotoWire Staff could be on his way to PSG after missing for Juventus’s victory over Inter Milan last weekend.Juventus’ impressive display without Pjanic could lead the club to sell him, with Paris Saint-Germain said to be interested.Pjanic has been a Juventus play 07/22/2017 • by RotoWire Staff


says it’s important to stay grounded amid all the


pitcher (1-3) permitted just one run despite walking six batters over six innings during a 5-1 victory over the Mets on Sunday. He also allowed just two hits — a single and a double — in his 111-pitced he could’ve returned to Barcelona this summer.The veteran signed for Fla after coming off contract last season.He told the Players’ Tribune: “I had the possibility of returning to Juventus. “I had another possibility, because I wanted to, that it h performance (62 strikes) to secure his first win in six starts this season.

After walking just three batters over his past two outings, Hamels matched a career high with his six walks against the Mets but escaped trouble to lower his ERA to a season-low 4.78. He also finished with eight strikeouts.

The left-hander is projected to make his next scheduled start Saturday against Miami, the second time he’s faced the division opponent this year. In his previous outing, he limited the Marlins to just one run over six innings.

n.Brighton have signed Crofts for a third spell at the club.But he won’t play for the first-team. Instead, he’s joining as an U23 player-coach.“This is an innovative step, and we are delighted to have Andrew on board,” Seagulls chief Dan Ashworth s More News 04/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02ign Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague.Boss David Moyes confirmed the 24 year old is undergoing a medical at the Hammers’ Rush Green training ground.”He fits the profile of the player I want,” Moyes said of Soucek, who has 25 c/18/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


‘s return.Hudson-Odoi made his first start for the


The have infielder , the Chicago Tribune reports.

Greene, 29, was slated to become the Astros’ starting shortse in Sunday’s North London derby.Xhaka was criticised after the game from his reckless challenge that gave away a penalty to Spurs in the 2-2 draw.And the Swiss international says critics never want to speak about the positives from Sunday’s North Lotop but lost the job to Ronny Cedeno following a trade. The Astros eventually released him, and the White Sox signed Greene on April 1. 

Greene, a .224/.292 to face Atletico Madrid whizkid Joao Felix ahead of their Champions League last-16 second leg at Anfield.The 20-year-old missed the first leg due to a calf injury, but will return on Wednesday after he faced Sevilla over the weekend.Klopp told a pre/.356 career hitter, offers the White Sox a backup ted with his exit from Tottenham Hotspur. The fullback was sold to Atletico Madrid this summer after a poor 2018/19 campaign.”The whole season I had no excuses,” Trippier said. “My (bad) performances started after Christmas because I thought I had anoption across the diamond in the wake of injuries to Gordon Beckham and Angel Sanchez, both now on the disabled list.


d a permanent deal for the attacker which is depen


The  announced Aaron Laffey will stard he received in the draw at Crystal Palace has been unsuccessful.Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta said: “It’s a big shame and a big loss for us.”But unfortunately he mistimed the tackle, he made a decision and we have to accept it.”He was very sad art Game 2 of Tuesday’s doubleheader, choosing the left-hander over for the nightcap. Dillon Gee is scheduled to pitch Game 1 after Monday’s contest was postponed due to snow.

The Mets haven’t announced when Hefor Gedson Fernandes.Benfica have made the Portugal international available after a fallout with manager Bruno Larizabalaga is pleased after his first season with Chelsea.The former Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper finished the campaign a Europa League winner.Now with the Spain squad, Kepa reflected: “It has been a step forward in my career in every way, adapting to ge.Chelsea and the Hammers are both reportedly fighting for the 20-year-old’s signature.”I couldn’t tell you since I have come straight ffner will make his next start, but it’s likely he will pitch Wednesday. Hefner is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in two starts.


Outlook: Corey Brewer


saw fewer minutes in Houston, but actually increased his role and Fantasy valu-back Brendan Galloway on a free transfer from Everton.Galloway, 23, joined the Premier League side from MK Dons in 2014, and made 21 first-team appearances for the Toffees.Hatters manager Graeme Jones, who was on the Everton coaching staff when Galle, as his energetic style played up in Houston’s fast-paced offensejaer says Anthony Martial’s return has helped Marcus Rashford’s form.Solskjaer insists that it is the return of Martial which has opened the floodgates for his young striker.“Since Anthony’s come back Marcus has blossomed, he’s probably happier fac. He averaged 11.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game for the , which was enough to push him into startable territory in category-based formats. As a reserve option with guard and forward eligibility, Brewer is nice to have around, but you don’t want to rely on him as a starter from day one, so don’t value him as suC Milan have announced the axing of director Zvonimir Boban.Boban leaves after publicly criticising chief exec Ivan Gazidis over his move for Red Bull football chief Ralf Rangnick.A statement read: “AC Milan confirms that it has informed Zvonimir Bch on Draft Day.


ti-year deal.Beverley, ster City are follow


The have the widely reported re-signing of free agent guard to a multi-year deal.

Beverley, ster City are following Guctekin.It was revealed in 2017 by Fenerbahce board member Mahmut Uslu that City had made a €5m bid for the talented midfielder but it was rejected.Now, the 20-year-old ‘wants to leave’ the club after a poor season and Citywho turns 27 on Sunday, is coming off another encouraging season. He averaged 10.1 points and 3.4 ass goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel says he had to lose weight in order to adapt.The Dane has dropped 10 kilograms over the last six months.”It’s no secret that I’ve lost weight,” he told B.T.”The secret is simple – I’ve gotten a little older and started tists in 30.8 minutes per game.

More News 03/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 Crystal Palace and Aston Villa know how much it will cost to Fabino Borini.AC Milan are keen to cut ties with the former Liverpool striker.Calciomercato says the Italian will cost at least €15m.Borini scored just twice in 20 appearances for Milan last season.He has had spells in England with Chelsea, Swansea City, Liverpool and Sunderland. • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


as impressive at right-back in Saturday’s win over


guard will play in Thursday’is side. The Ivory Coast international was impressive at right-back in Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace.”I think he was very happy,” Pochettino said of the right-back. “We were very happy too. I think the performance was great.”First half was fantas preseason home opener against the , Keith mid interest from Manchester United.As the Red Devils chase a new right back, they have been linked with Aarons as an alternative to primary target Aaron Wan-Bissaka.The Telegraphsays Norwich are not in the mood to sell their young fullback, who imprPompey of the Philly Inquirer Timm Klose hopes to be back from a serious knee injury by the end of the season.The Switzerland international missed the start of the season because of hip trouble, and then suffered what turned out to be a long-term issue on his first appearance in reports.

McConnell missed Tuesday’s contest with a sprained left foot, but he’s been given full clearance to return Thursday night.

The former standout is in competition with Kendall Marshall, , and Pierre Jackson for minutes at point guard, and he’s a candidate to be cut before the regular season if he does not impress during the exhibition slate.

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onto Sun, giving the team a much-needed big man of


The have reached a one-year with veteran power forward , per the Toronto Sun, giving the team a much-needed big man off the bench. 

Scola, who has averaged 12.7 points and 7.0 rebounds, shooting 49.7% from the field in 631 games with three teams, played well with the Pacers last season, with 9.4 points and 6.1 rebounds in 81 games. 

Scola will back up Patrick Patterson in Toronto. The deal is Bosnich has urged manager Dean Smith to stand by their promotion heroes.The club are already being linked with moves for players to bolster their squad as they look to stay up next season, but Bosnich believes Villa should be wary of making too many reportedly worth $3 million.

More News 08/14/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 07/09/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 02/27/201 comments.Agnelli has questioned La Dea’s entry into the Champions League due to their modest history.“I find it absurd enough, at this moment, to return to the subject,” Cairo responded in the Gazzetta dello Sport. “There are no differences comp7 • by RotoWire Staff e Sheyi Ojo insists he has the support of Rangers fans despite having not scored since September.The winger was brilliant at the start of the season, scoring five goals up until September. Ojo’s form has dovetailed since then, but that hasn’t dented 02/02/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 01/13/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 12/23/2016 • by RotoWire Staff


WATCH: Lakers’ Nick Young performs ‘Here I Go Again’ on Lip Sync Battle


How often do you think about Whitesnake when youet to return to Anfield after Besiktas decided against signing him permanently, but has no future at Anfield.Football Insider reports that the club have no plans to restore Karius to their first-team squad for next season.Klopp has already decided Ka think about the NBA? Close to neis imminent move to Arsenal.The Mirror says N’Zonzi has apparently been keeping abreast of Arsenal’s transfer dealings none the less.And he responded to the Gunners’ pursuit of Pepe by showing off his Photoshop skills.On his official Facebook page, Nver? Well, today’s a special day, then. guard appeared on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” to perform a version of “Here I Go Again,” with his fiancée Iggy Azalea watching while LL Cool J. Co-host Chrissy Teigen danced along.

This either registers as immediately appealing, or something you have no interest in watching at all. Anyway, here’s the clip:

What I love about it, aside from Young’s ridiculous outfit, is that he performed extremely poorly. I mean, this is a very well-known song, and YoJuventus striker Moise Kean is in England to sign with Everton.TMW says Kean flew into Manchester airport this morning before traveling to Liverpool for Goodison Park.Kean is scheduled to undergo a medical ahead of signing an Everton contract.The striker will pen a five-year deal worth €3m-a-season.Everton will pay €40m for Kean, with €28m up front and the remainder made up with bonuses.ung doesn’t even know the lyrics to the chorus.

Swaggy P starts off on the wrong foot, just raising his fists in the air where he should have been lip syncing. Then you can tell he thinks he can make up for it with a sweet rockstar slide, but he’s unable to concentrate on pulling that off and remembering the lyrics at the same time. Then he sits up, gets more wrong and gets back on his feet, a good half-second or so behind the song.

What I’m saying is the performance was perfect: 10/10.


Warriors Q&A: Hardest part of winning a title is trying to do it again


LAS VEGAS — Last we glimpsed these , they were hanging around on the corner of Prospect and East 4th in downtown Cleveland, caps on backward and cigar smoke billowing.

Or, if you’re from the Bay Area, maybe you saw them riding down Broadway in downtown Oakland for their stirring championship parade.

Winning a championship is hard, especially if you’re delivering your franchise’s first title in 40 years. Doing it again is even harder, and that’s what the Warriors are focused on now that they’ve had two months to decompress, get away and let it all sink in.

and did some traveling. did almost nothing for a month. yearns for the minimalist approach: the stay-cation.

All the while, the impossibly competitive Western Conference got even more competitive. The Spurs landed , the Clippers kept after he was all but delivered to the Mavericks and the Thunder are a factor again with and both healthy.

During USA Basketball’s minicamp last week in Las Vegas, CBS Sports caught up with all four members of the defending champs who were on hand to find out what they’ve been doing with their summer vacation, what it’s like to have the whole league trying to knock you off your throne and moving on without one of the key members of the franchise’s rise from laughingstock to champion.

What have you done this summer to get away, let the championship sink in and savor the accomplishment?

I took a whole month off, doing nothing — no basketball, no strength training or anything like that. Then, you slowly work your way into it. Obviously, it’s nice to win a championship, but you’ve got to get better individually and as a team going into next year because everybody’s retooling and trying to knock us off our throne. I’m still building. You try to pace yourself as you get ready for training camp.

We had to take some time away from the game. As much as you love basketball, that was about 9-10 months of straight grinding. Just took a little time away, spent some time with my family and friends and just tried to let it all sink in. I’ve been to a few places, obviously the latest being Andre [Iguodala]’s wedding in Cabo, which was amazing. It was good because it was a chance to see all your teammates, but in a different setting — on the beach, enjoying ming for a big performance for Liverpool in tonight’s Carabao Cup clash with Aston Villa.Chirivella says he is determined to make Liverpool’s first team proud as they watch tonight’s Cup tie against Aston Villa from Qatar.”It’s a big night for everyolife. That was good.

It just gives you something together that you can cherish, that you can just look at together and say, ‘Wow. We did that.’ That’s a special thing that whenever you see those guys for the rest of your life, you’ll have that in common. That’s an amazing thing.

Went to the Bahamas to see my family. I took about a month-and-a-half off. After this camp, I’m going to China for one of my shoes, but after that, I’m going to try to take two weeks off, try to reset my mind and try to fight off the urge to pick up a basketball. I want to get to the point where I miss the game again, so I can go into the end of September really trying to get better and focus.

Everywhere you go, you get congratulations. You almost feel like your basketball skills and your career to this point are validated. We’re not satisfied, man. We’re built for this for the next 4-5 years and it’s just been crazy — the notoriety around the entire world of the Warriors at this point is amazing.

I haven’t found that time to decompress. Hopefully, I can find that. I went on a trip to Spain with my family, went to Andre’s wedding, which was amazing. It’s just been non-stop. I’m just looking forward to spending time in Oakland. I haven’t been to my apartment in a while, so a stay-cation. I need it.

The Warriors aren’t favored to repeat. Does that motivate you to protect what you’ve earned and validate it?

It’s kind of funny that we obviously are the champs and you’ve got to think that we’re going to be a better team next year with our experiences that we’ve had, and we’re not the favorites. Obviously there’s been a lot of noise, teams retooling and trying to boost their lineups. Half these teams that haven’t set foot on the floor yet and are heavily favored to knock us off our throne. So we obviously know what’s going on and it’s up to us to keep our momentum that we built.

Hey, we won a championship; that’s valid enough. However, as every year is, the West is going to be tough. With KD [Kevin Durant] being healthy and Russ [Westbrook] being healthy the whole season, that’s a contending ballclub every year with those guys healthy. The Spurs are always good. Always. You add another All-Star to the equation, and that makes them a serious contender. I think the Clippers got better.  A lot of teams got better, and that’s the nature of this game. But we’re going to go in with the same mentality we did last year, and that’s with one goal, one mindset — and that’s to win it all. Regardless of who did what, that’s going to always be our goal.

That’s fine. You can’t buy into the media. They’ve got a job to do, and the Spurs and all the teams that made those big moves deserve that hype. It’s exciting for the . We were satisfied with the showing we got, and all we needed was to see that parade. That parade was one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen in my life — a million people at your feet, not worshipping you, but embracing you for what you did for the city. It was unreal.

I think it’s great that those teams got better. We feel like we got better, too, with the experiences that we went through as a team. But that’s just the nature of the business; the teams that make the big moves in the summertime get all the attention.

was such a big part of what you accomplished. What was the most difficult aspect of seeing him go?

He was a part of the Warrior identity and what we built. He and I have been here the longest, seeing the changing tide of the whole organization. And he had a whole lot to do with that rise. I’m so happy he got a ring on his way out and will be able to remember this season. But it’s tough to lose a guy that put so man’s 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League clash.Martinez and Antonio Candreva decided the result with a goal in either half.He said, “We were coming off the defeat to Barca, having played very well at Camp Nou. We lost to Juve, uch work in and went through so many experiences with us. So I obviously wish him nothing but the best. It’s going to be real awkward not seeing him in our locker room next year.

Man, that’s our brother. To see him go is tough. He was there all three years I’ve been there, and he and Steph were the last guys left from the old ownership. So they’ve seen the changes and they have a certain appreciation for it because they were there in the dog days — and they were there in the glory days. You hate to see anyone leave because you build a bond, and so you hate to see anyone go. But I know D-Lee still has a lot left in the tank, and I think he’s been placed t Jadon Sancho almost two seasons ago to BVB, City are now ready to turn the tables, says BILD.The Premier League giants are making a move for Collins with a package tabled worth €2m. Chelsea are also interested and are offering €1m.Collins joinein a situation where he’ll get the opportunity to show that.

His leadership. How good of a teammate he was — not only how he took a back seat this year, but how he sacrificed a lot. He could’ve been an unhappy camper, but he was the ultimate professional. He stayed ready and made a huge impact in the Finals. I’m so happy he got a ring, man. It took him 10 years and he’s never going to take it for granted.

He was there from the beginning. He went to the Warriors before it was cool, and won 23 games. So he saw all the ups and downs, and even though his role changed, he was a big part of what we accomplished. It was so good to see him get a ring, and wherever we all end up down the road, whenever we see him we’ll remember the experiences — the championship, the parade, the sacrifices — and we’ll always share that together.



Outlook: Jarell Martin


Thecked youngster Mason Greenwood when he had a row with Alexis Sanchez last season.Greenwood, who rescued a point for United against Everton on Sunday, is already showing his goal scoring prowess at 18 years of age.And according to the Athletic, when h have to prepare for life aikel Arteta says Manchester City have failed in the “small details” this season.Arteta left City to take charge of Arsenal before Christmas.Ahead of Wednesday’s return to the Etihad, the Spaniard said: “Sometimes small details make the difference. I fter Zach Randolph someday, and might help them imagine a day where they can say goodbye to Z-Bo without missing him too much. Martin went 25th overall to the Grizzlies in June’s draft and will likely speSolskjaer has defended his handling of Marcus Rashford.Rashford suffered a double stress fracture of the back after Solskjaer threw him on as a late substitute in United’s 1-0 FA Cup replay win over Wolves .Solskjaer has been criticised for not protend most of the season riding the pine or plying his wares in the D-League, with an eye on development. Fantasy owners in yearly leagues can safely pass Martin by, and he has very limited appeal even in dynasty formats.


Summer League Notebook: How Karl-Anthony Towns finally erupted


has officially arrived at Summer League. 

The No. 1 overall pick hadn’t had a bad week in Las Vegas by any stretch of the imagination, but it wasn’t necessarily a superb one as he hadn’t really displayed his full arsenal of skills yet. Yeah, averaging 11 points and seven rebounds isn’t anything to sneeze at, but the seven fouls per game aren’t exactly great and neither are the nearly four turnovers per.

That all changed on Wednesday night. Towns — in a matchup with former lottery pick , who was just coming off of a 20-point, eight-rebound game of his own the previous night — dropped 20 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. 

He got his offense in just about every way imaginable, knocking down 18-footers, slashing to the rim, and using his excellent right-handed hook shot in the post. T confirmed Stephen Bergwijn will likely miss the rest of this season due to injury.Bergwijn suffered an ankle injury during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor.He joins fellow attackers Harry Kane and Heung-min Son on the sidelines.”Steven,he diverse game that made him the pick over such luminaries as and was on full display, as shown in this video below. 

Towns is obviously a step ahead of the curve skills-wise on just about everyone here, so this event for him was all about getting comfortable with the quicker game. And while there have been some bumps along the way — seriously, he came within a foul of getting disqualified from two different games this week when it’s almost impossible to do so due to the 10-foul limit — that seems to be happening.

The key for Towns moving forward will be two fold. First, he does need to limit his fouling at some point if he wants to make an impact as a rookie. He averaged nearly six per 40 minutes at Kentucky, and this week hasn’t necessarily been great in that regard even though he only committed two against Portland. Second, diversifying his post game will need to happen. Right now, his goal every time is to get the ball on his right hand for a hook shot just about every time. By the time January rolls around, the book will be out on him in the league and defenders will make it very tough for him to get it off efficiently. That’s when we’ll get to see what he can add to his game and how he’ll adjust to adversity. 

Not that he’s having trouble adjusting to that adversity if Wednesday night is any indication. He’ll play again in his last game of the event on Friday against Cleveland, and it’ll be interesting to see how that goes. 

The ‘ recent draft pick is known as quite an athlete. I don’t think will forget that anytime soon.

Anderson, overall, has had a pretty good week with the Mavericks. The shot fell on Wednesday, but overall it hadn’t been falling prior to that, which is cause for concern. But even if he’s shooting 3s in the low-30 percentile, he can still get by offensively due to the way he moves off-ball and his ability to get out into transition due to his incredible athleticism. If the shot continues to reach the level from the NBA line that it did in college, then Anderson can be a guy that becomes an elite role player due to his defensive prowess. 

It’ll be fun to see him develop with this Mavericks roster this year, where it looks like he’ll be one of the few younger guys who could get minutes.

After something of a lost rookie season, it’s nice to see come out to Las Vegas this week and put some buckets in the basket. He’s averaging a little bit over 16 points, and hasn’t really even gotten his 3-point shot rolling yet (he’s 1-11 this week). While that shot will be essentially important for McDermott if he’s to get regular-season minutes, the more interesting aspect is how he’s been deployed.

McDermott has been playing a small-ball 4 in about half of his minutes this week, which would seem to fit best with where Fred Hoiberg wants to take this team. One of those guys who just has a nose for finding open space off-ball, McDermott has been great as the roller in pick-and-roll/pop settings and his quick release in the paint helps him get shots off against bigger competition. That, plus his excellent decision making with the ball would likely make him a pretty good candidate for what Hoiberg wants to see his 4s do in space on offense.

I would expect to see McDermott get more minutes this season under Hoiberg just because of the way the former Iowa State coach will want to run the offense, and the fact that the two have more of a history together than former coach Tom Thibodeau ever did with the Creighton graduate. But then again it’s not like there’s a ton of space on this roster for him to find a role. The team brought back to play the 3, and the frontcourt is absolutely jam-packed with high-level talent. Plus, with starting to slow down a bit, and and not necessarily being beacons of defense, it’s not necessarily easy to find the defensive support you’ll need with McDermott out there.

This performance is nice and means that we shouldn’t necessarily be worried about McDermott’s development, but we’ll also just going to have to wait and see what it means come October.

This offseason, there seemingly has been a rash of extremely tall, 7-foot-3 players entering the NBA as teams continue to value rim protection. No seriously, I’m not sure we’ve ever seen in the past an influx of players at this height in the same offseason. The have signed Boban Marjanovic, the brought over Tibor Pleiss and the drafted (who is more like 7-2 in shoes, but is being listed at 7-3). Another player who fits that billing is Walter “Edy” Tavares, a 7-3 center with a 7-9 wingspan that the signed this offseason. 

Tavares generally has been okay this week, showing a lot of the things that make him such a valuable prospect as well as other aspects that make him a project. First and foremost, he’s doing a great job of using his height and length around the rim. He’s blocked 3.5 shots in about 22 minutes per game, and contests almost everything in the paint. He’s also a solid rebounder on the defensive end due to his length. But that’s where things ended for him on the plus side of the ledger for the first part of his week, as things seemed to be a blur for him.

It’s going to be a major adjustment for him, both in terms of speed of the game and in terms of the lower body strength he’ll need to compete for position. As the week’s gone on though, it’s gotten better, and he played arguably his most effective game of the week on Wednesday. He seemed to move a bit better and more efficiently, and was basically a black hole arocontract with Manchester United.The 25-year-old, signed in a £31 million deal from Benfica in the summer of 2017, has established himself as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice centre-back alongside Harry Maguire.According to Aftonbladet, Lindelof iund the rim. His jump shot touch has also improved since he’s bek.With Serie A now suspended due to the coronavirus breakout, Balotelli said during an Instagram live chat that the competition played the remaining fixtures from Week 26, including Juve’s defeat of Inter Milan, because they “had to wait until Juveen drafted, and that will help him a lot offensively early in his career as he doesn’t quite have enough strength to establish his position. I’m not sure he’s an NBA rotation player right now despite his defensive prowess, but that’s fine. The team has him under contract for two more guaranteed seasons as well as another non-guaranteed one.

It’s going to be a slow process for Edy — and likely all of the other giants that are entering the NBA this season. But the Hawks have that luxury, and he’ll be in as good a position as possible to succeed as a good player eventually.