The golden rule in the NBA scouting community is never overreact to a single game. It’s at the intersection of those two rules that we present a new mock draft in the wake of De’Aaron Fox’s thorough dismantling of Lonzo Ball in the Sweet 16. Fox didn’t just outplay Ball, he buried him: 39 points on 20 shots with the season on the line.
Russell Westbrook had yet another triple-double on Sunday. The Oklahoma City Thunder star notched 13 assists in the loss to the Houston Rockets, 137-125, and one of them came on a nifty pass to teammate Victor Oladipo. The play happened with the Thunder on the fastbreak early in the third quarter. Westbrook was moving from left-to-right across the middle of the floor with the ball while Oladipo streaked down the right wing. With the Rockets defense collapsing, Westbrook reached halfcourt and fired a bounce pass that sliced through the opposition. Oladipo finished with the clean dunk. Still not sure it beats this one, but I think we’ll have to compare once the season comes to a close.
Redskins president Bruce Allen said that the organization doesnt want to trade Kirk Cousins even though they dont appear to want to do what it takes to keep him around in the long term. Despite all the media buzz surrounding a potential Redskins trade of Cousins in 2017, Allen says that the team has firm plans to have Cousins behind center in Week 1. Thats why we franchised him, Allen told CSN on Sunday at the NFL owners meetings in Arizona.