The Spurs are on to the second round of the playoffs, and the reason is Kawhi Leonard. Leonard has a PER of 36.4 through the first round of the playoffs, which is flat-out ridiculous. “We have a knack for hanging in ’cause things happen, and obviously Kawhi Leonard is, in my opinion, the best player in the league right now,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said in his postgame press conference.
The 2017 NFL Draft’s first round played out as favorably as it possibly could for the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. Teams made a run at quarterbacks and wide receivers, passing on some of the best defensive playmakers available. Washington opted to invest in its defensive line by taking Alabama defensive tackle/end Jonathan Allen with the 17th pick. The Redskins passed on a chance to spend a high pick on the defensive line position last year and instead took wide receiver Josh Doctson from TCU. They didn’t add a defensive lineman until the fourth round, when they selected Matt Iaonnidis, who barely played as a rookie. But this year, after allowing Chris Baker to depart via free agency,
With an enthusiastic reported crowd of 70,000 people showing up for the first round, Philly showed the NFL the future of its draft.