We’re almost four years removed from the Philadelphia 76ers trading Markelle Fultz to the Orlando Magic following a disappointing start to his career. His tenure in Philly was plagued with criticism due to poor shooting stemming from a rare arm injury, and the guard was sidelined nearly 14 months after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee in 2021. The former No. 1 pick was considered a bust and blamed for ruining The Process in Philadelphia. Now, Fultz is away from the spotlight in Orlando and is allowed to progress on a team with no expectations. And he’s been doing that really well this season. This year’s frontrunner for Rookie of the Year, Paolo Banchero, has been getting most of the attention in Orlando, and rightfully so. But it’s hard not to acknowledge the strides Fultz is making to finally becoming a productive NBA player. The ACL injury hasn’t stripped Fultz of his speed and explosiveness that scouts saw when he played at the University of Washington. Fultz manages … [Read more...] about Around the NBA: Markelle Fultz quietly improving away from spotlight in Orlando
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The names have been out there and will continue to be out there when it comes to Miami Heat trade speculation. But this is not about Jae Crowder, D’Angelo Russell, Bojan Bojdanovic, Jarred Vanderbilt, O.G. Anunoby, P.J. Washington, Norman Powell, Dorian Finney Smith, Malik Beasley, Kelly Olynyk or some other unknown target. It’s about the other side of the Feb. 9 NBA trading deadline, that to get you have to give. So while Part B of the trade equation tends to be the less sexy part, it also is worth considering the assets that would or could have to go out, and how and why they come into play. All while accepting the reality that Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro aren’t going anywhere at the moment. Kyle Lowry: There was a point when Lowry stood as the target of such exercises. Then came the injuries during last season’s playoffs and struggles this season. Now, it’s as if Lowry largely is being measured as salary-cap ballast, earning $28.3 million this season … [Read more...] about Ira Winderman: Can Heat seduce with blemished trade assets?
When we’re discussing the quarterback position with the Jets, which we almost always are, who’s going and who might be coming and which mistake they might be about to make with one in the draft, it is always best to reference the wisdom of Larry David, lifelong Jets fan, on this subject: “They would have found a way to screw up Mahomes.” Now comes the hot conversation about Aaron Rodgers, No. 12 of the Packers, who may really be leaving Green Bay this time, and whether or not the Jets should pay a king’s ransom, in money and draft choices, to get him, even though he’s 39. Well, of course they should, because Rodgers, even at 39, would be the best they’ve ever had, and that includes Joe Namath, their No. 12, the iconic Hall of Fame quarterback who won them their one and only Super Bowl, but who also threw more career interceptions than touchdown passes. Joe didn’t come close to having the kind of seasons that Rodgers has had in Green Bay. No Jets quarterback ever did, including … [Read more...] about Mike Lupica: If Aaron Rodgers leaves the Packers, the Jets need to be all in
close Video Fox News Flash top sports headlines for January 27 Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The NBA world reacted Friday to the release of videos that showed the January 7th traffic stop that preceded the death of Tyre Nichols , who spent three days in the hospital before succumbing to his injuries. In the videos, police allegedly use pepper spray on Nichols while punching and kicking the 29-year-old, leaving him bloodied and dazed. A view of a tribute to Tyre Nichols prior to the start of the game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center on January 27, 2023, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, died three days after being severely beaten by five Memphis Police Department officers during a traffic stop on January 7, 2023. (David Berding/Getty Images) The brutal encounter led to the firing of five … [Read more...] about Memphis Grizzlies coach says ‘senseless’ death of Tyre Nichols has ‘really hit us hard’
close Video Fox News Flash top sports headlines for January 27 Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry may be one of the faces of the NBA, but even the four-time NBA champion has to follow the rules. Curry was fined $25,000 for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands in the fourth quarter of Golden State’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, reacts after being charged with a technical foul during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Curry was ejected. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) The NBA announced the fine Friday night, two days after the Warriors defeated the Grizzlies 122-120. LEBRON JAMES, NBA WORLD REACT TO VIDEO OF POLICE BEATING TYRE NICHOLS: ‘WE ARE … [Read more...] about Warriors’ Steph Curry fined $25k for throwing mouthpiece that earned ejection
January 28, 2023 - 16:01 GMT Matthew McConaughey definitely turned a few heads with his smoldering tribute to wife Camila Alves with a beach vacation snapshot Matthew McConaughey is loving the prospect of soaking up some sun with his wife Camila Alves , as evidenced by his latest social media upload. While the actor is a rare presence on social media, he couldn't miss getting the chance to celebrate his wife's birthday with a photograph presumably taken while on vacation. VIDEO: Matthew McConaughey reveals bizarre family tradition Loading the player... It definitely looked like the best of times, with the two staring off into the endless waters beside their boat as they reclined and took in the fresh ocean air. Camila wore a visor with a T-shirt over her cut-off denim shorts while Matthew showed off his chiseled physique while shirtless in his floral red swim trunks. MORE: Matthew McConaughey and wife … [Read more...] about Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves turn up the heat in beach snap