Kyrie Irving is the point guard for the world champions. Whether that's the round world or the flat world is not exactly clear. "Out of all the podcast, that's what you took out of it, the flat Earth?" Irving asked reporters who tried after the Eastern Conference practice on Saturday to pin him down on whether he genuinely believes it.
The 76ers sat Jahlil Okafor for two games last week, openly acknowledging they were discussing trading him. Then, they played him in their final game before the All-Star break. That prompted speculation that no deal fell through, but that Philadelphia was bluffing being close in order to drum up interest. But maybe there actually was a near-trade. David Aldridge of NBA.com: On the surface, this makes sense. We know the Trail Blazers were interested in a cost-controlled center, because they traded for Jusuf Nurkic. But that trade also makes Portland perfect cover if the 76ers are just trying to deflect from a gambit gone wrong. Not only were the Trail Blazers plausible trade partners, they already
The Mets’ enviable, yet oft-injured, starting rotation. The Mets allowed an average of 3.81 runs per game in ’16, a mark that was bettered by just two clubs (Cubs and Nationals). Unfortunately, the Mets were also adept at limiting their own runs scored, finishing with the fifth-fewest runs in the league