Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a free agent, and despite some flashes as a reclamation project, he is unlikely to be re-signed. This is one of the weakest tight end units in the NFL, and Bates can’t afford to have it remain that way.
There’s nothing better in the world than being a basketball player! The time has come, perhaps the most difficult in an athlete’s career, time to say goodbye to the courts.
Given the Trail Blazers’ schedule leading up to it … well, you might turn the channel if things turn ugly. This will mark Portland’s fifth game in eight days, with the first three of those games taking place on East Coast time. The Trail Blazers will head home to face Charlotte on Feb. 8, then they’ll head out that night for Sacramento to close out the tail end of a back-to-back set and play their third game in five days. To make matters worse for Portland, the Kings will enter this game with a mighty three-day rest advantage — and the Kings also will be on the 10th day of a 10-day homestand.
The St. Louis Blues’ first-round pick will go to the Philadelphia Flyers if it is outside the top 10 selections, as a result of the trade that sent Brayden Schenn to St. Louis for Jori Lehtera, Washington’s first-round pick in 2017 and this pick. If St. Louis’ pick is within the top 10 selections, the 2018 first-round pick will go to Philadelphia.
Players on the Mavericks roster don’t share that opinion.
Players never play to lose, veteran forward Dirk Nowitzki told reporters earlier in the week. It might happen, but you don’t play for it. I still love to compete. That’s one big reason why I’m still out there. I’ll never stand for losing on purpose. It’s just not who I am.
Dallas is facing Utah for the second time this season. The Jazz have won four of the last five regular-season meetings between the two teams. Utah defeated the Mavericks 104-89 on Oct. 30 behind 25 points from Rodney Hood and 20 points from Ricky Rubio.