Giannis Antetokounmpo is mean mugging Toronto after a classicly Giannis first half

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a first half against the Raptors in Game 4 that was quintessentially Giannis. We shouldn’t always be so surprised about it, because his ability to make impossible-seeming plays look easy shows up just about every game, but here we are yet again.

And here, a fast break dunk. What I enjoy most about this dunk is how you can watch DeMar DeRozan playing defense, wondering if he’ll be able to contest the shot a little, and then realizing he’s not even going to have a chance to be in the play. That’s how long Antetokounmpo is.

That rolling average Corsi is courtesy of Corsica, by the way, and is adjusted for score, zone, and venue.

So it doesn’t look like Zaitsev was steadily improving last season. In fact, he got worse. At this point, arguments about adjusting to the North American game are not only speculative, but actually run counter to the evidence we have.

Finally, I reject the argument that the Leafs are at a point where they can overpay players on long-term deals. Quite frankly, there is a pretty decent argument to be made that Zaitsev is overpaid now, let alone in years 3 and 4 of his contract, when the likes of Nylander, Marner, and Matthews will already be finished their ELCs. For a guy who has yet to put up the possession numbers of a 3-4 D-man, this is quite a bit of money.

With the Thunder trailing by two on the final possession, Westbrook drained a 35-foot three-point to give OKC the win. He finished with 50 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists on the night — his third 50-point triple-double of the season.

Westbrook’s season ended in the first round against the Rockets in five games. Somehow after 87 games, it felt like we still needed more Russell Westbrook in our lives. Who knows what we will see from Westbrook next season but we’ll always have the Russ Revenge Tour in our hearts.
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NFL Draft 2017: Myles Garrett told by Browns he’ll be No. 1 pick

A few hours before the draft, Bus Cook, the agent for defensive end Myles Garrett, said he did not know if the Cleveland Browns would make Garrett the draft’s No. 1 pick. The Browns have since told Garrett that they’ll pick him first overall.

According to Philly.com, the museum steps were the decided centerpiece given their significance to the city.

Standing on those steps and seeing that this is such a heroic moment, this is a culmination for these [draft picks], we set out on, Could we create a theater? Could we build a theater here?’ Peter OReilly, the NFLs senior vice president of events, said.

Authentic Mens Will Fuller Jersey McKinley has some injury concerns after requiring surgery to repair a torn labrum; he’s expected to be out of action through mid-July, which could keep him out of rookie mini-camps this summer. While he’s good for some explosive plays, he lacks the conditioning to keep that pace through four straight quarters, leading to some uneven production.

He’s a sloppy player who needs to refine his game now that he’ll be facing a higher caliber of linemen in the NFL. His speed rush is powerful enough to be successful in spurts, but a stronger punch or a more-developed spin move would do wonders for his all-around quarterback attack. If he’s headed to a primary role at linebacker, he’s going to need to become a viable threat in coverage, which will take some work.

Authentic Mens Nolan Ryan Jersey McKinley is a flexible player who could play either defensive end or linebacker at the next level, though the current makeup of Atlanta’s roster and Dan Quinn’s scheme suggests he may get an opportunity to do both. Quinn values versatility and speed, and McKinley has both.

Kiper has Jonathan Allen going to Jacksonville in the first

Piper has the 49ers selecting Solomon Thomas with the second overall pick. Thomas is a relentless pass rusher with speed and power. Drafting quarterback Patrick Mahomes II in the second round is a great idea because he has a huge arm and can make plays with his legs. Quincy Wilson is a physical cornerback who can line up against bigger receivers.

The Bears have a lot of needs, and Kiper addressed three of them with these picks. Jamal Adams would be an instant upgrade for Chicago at safety, and defensive end DeMarcus Walker has the versatility to be an impact player right away. Cornerback Damontae Kazee is a bit of a surprise in the third round, and he may be a reach there.

Game Youth Shea Weber Jersey Kiper has Jonathan Allen going to Jacksonville in the first, and notes how disruptive Allen would be next to Malik Jackson. He’s right, and it’s a great pick, as is tight end Evan Engram in the second. Engram would fill the void left by the team’s decision to trade Julius Thomas to the Dolphins. Versatile offensive lineman Aviante Collins fills a need, but he’s a developmental prospect and a reach in the third round.

Also, I was strongly considering Dalvin Tomlinson even before Johnathan Hankins signed with the Colts. Both Jay Bromley and Robert Thomas are free agents after the 2017 season and Jerry Reese has historically prioritized drafting a defensive tackle a year ahead of time, usually in the second round.

Game Youth Vernon Hargreaves III Jersey You can’t put an asterisk beside sacks, but context is key. I might be a little jaded by the fact that McDowell, whose breakdown I just finished, didn’t have nearly the amount of opportunities to rush an offensive tackle one-on-one as McKinley did, and thus didn’t have the sack numbers. However, I don’t think there is any question that McDowell will be the better edge rusher in the NFL, barring injury.

Tony Romos retirement cost the Texans the chance to play the Patriots in season opener

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The NFL released its schedule for the 2017 season on Thursday evening, and apparently the Houston Texans missed out on playing the Patriots in the NFL Kickoff Game — all thanks to Tony Romo.
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This offseason, the Texans and Broncos were the frontrunners to land Romo after he lost his job to Dak Prescott. Instead, he opted to retire and join CBS in the broadcast booth.

On Good Morning Football Friday, NFL Senior Director of Broadcasting Mike North indicated that the Texans would have been favored to open against the Patriots, had Romo joined them.

No. 1 picks between 1947 and 1958 were won via lottery. Yep, the NFL used to do that, but only for the first pick. The Colts won one of those in 1955, but theyd had the NFLs second-worst record anyway.The Colts took No. 1 picks from the Saints in 1967 and Falcons in 1990 via trades. (The Colts also immediately traded away 1983 No. 1 pick John Elway.)

The Browns pick first in 2017, their only top picks since their back-to-back combo of Tim Couch and Courtney Brown at the turn of the millennium. They have a chance to totally dominate this draft, if they dont Browns it up, and are expected to pick Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett at the top, along with a QB at some point.

Luke Joeckel, Ereck Flowers, and Greg Robinson were all highly regarded draft prospects, and all three have struggled so far in the NFL. Watching their college film, its clear that they are athletic and talented, and have the potential to be excellent pros. Joeckel and Robinson played in college offenses that barely resembled anything that exists in the NFL. I could hardly find any clips to make comparisons. Flowers played in a pro-style offense, so its even more disappointing that he hasnt made the transition well.