WITH the SuperBowl starting to become a distant memory the NFL community is turning it’s attention to the player movement carousel. Coupled with the ups and downs of NBA and College Basketball, last week was a beauty. So what did we learn?
WE learned that despite the lack of ‘big names’ moved, there were still relevant deadline day trades. Nerlens Noel, Doug McDermott, P.J. Tucker, Cameron Payne and Taj Gibson aren’t going to completely change the game for your team, but they are relevant enough to give the NBA trade deadline a tick in my books.
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WE learned Frank Mason might be the Wooden Award winner. The new #1 ranked team continues to pull off impressive comeback win after impressive comeback win led by their stellar senior in Mason. Stay fixed to the Weekly Wooden Weakest Link to find out how Mason will fair in his race for the hardware.
WE learned that the process in Philly isn’t done yet. Unfortunately for 76er fans, just days after they learned Ben Simmons wouldn’t be taking the court this year, news broke that Joel Embiid, who had missed 16 of the past 17 games, is now out indefinitely with a knee complaint. Stay strong and trust the process.
WE learned that the NFL is back to stealing headlines. The franchise tag has already been applied to the likes of Kirk Cousins, Melvin Ingram and Le’Veon Bell, while Eric Berry and Antonio Brown are now the highest paid players at their positions. Finally something relevant happening in the NFL world!
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LASTLY we learned that if LeBron James calls, you pick up the phone. The Cavs announced this week that they have signed former 3x All-Star Deron Williams and are a likely destination for buyout center Andrew Bogut. It seems a bit dodgy that Cleveland continues to sign talented veterans for the minimum while the Brooklyn Nets have gone 1-25 in their last 26 games and are struggling to field actual basketball players. But when you’re LeBron James, normal rules don’t apply to you.