Can the return of Jeff Bzdelik cure the Rockets’ defensive woes?

Can the return of Jeff Bzdelik cure the Rockets’ defensive woes?

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Bzdelik is accepting a big challenge: the task of repairing a Rockets defense that has been dreadful early this season. The Rockets rank 21st in defensive rating, allowing 111.3 points per 100 possessions, stumbling from finishing seventh last season (105.6).china nike nfl jerseys cheap Houston has no hope of challenging the Golden State Warriors again without making drastic defensive improvement, but Bzdelik's return won't instantly cure all of the Rockets' ills. He isn't bringing Trevor Ariza or Luc Mbah a Moute -- the two rangy, versatile defenders so critical to the Rockets' switch-everything scheme a year ago before departing in free agency -- with him. And Houston still has to figure out how to mask Melo's defensive deficiencies. It's not fair to put all of the Rockets' defensive issues in…
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Nuggets match best start in franchise history with big wins

Nuggets match best start in franchise history with big wins

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Back in April, the Denver Nuggets came as close as a team possibly can to making the NBA playoffs -- only to fail to do so. It took losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves on the final day of the regular season -- and in overtime, no less -- for Denver to see their hopes of making the postseason fall short by one game for a second straight year.nike nfl jerseys cheap china For the entire offseason, and throughout training camp, that memory -- of falling one game short not once, but twice -- has stuck with the Nuggets. It has haunted them. And, as this season has gotten underway, it has served as a constant reminder of what this young nucleus has yet to accomplish. After a 115-107 victory over…
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Alvin Kamara gives inspired performance after friend’s death

Alvin Kamara gives inspired performance after friend’s death

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The first indication that Alvin Kamara wasn't going to be denied on Sunday came on the first play of the game. He was hit 3 yards nfl cheap jerseys nike behind the line of scrimmage on a jet sweep. But he shed the tackle and wound up gaining 5 yards. Three hours later, Kamara had 116 yards from scrimmage, three touchdowns and maybe a dozen of those broken tackles to help the New Orleans Saints break free as the team to beat in the NFC with a 45-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. That included a trademark "Wait, how did he do that?" 11-yard touchdown run through a group of four defenders to end that opening drive. And it included a leaping hurdle over another defender later in the first…
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Best way to fix Sam Darnold: Let him play through slump — unless …

Best way to fix Sam Darnold: Let him play through slump — unless …

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At 3-6, the Jets are out of playoff contention, so it would serve no purpose to replace Darnold with veteran Josh McCown. He needs experience and game reps even if its costs the team in the short term. This is life with a rookie quarterback; this is the Season of Sam. Let him play his way out of it unless it becomes blatantly apparent that he has lost his way. If he reaches that point, it'll be time to sit him down and let him clear his head.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china The thought must be on Todd Bowles' mind, but he wanted no part of that conversation after his third straight loss. Asked if he's considering a switch to McCown to create a spark, the Jets' coach said,…
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Harry Kane: Tottenham will challenge for Premier League title in new stadium

Harry Kane: Tottenham will challenge for Premier League title in new stadium

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Harry Kane hopes Tottenham's success on the road will pay dividends later in the season and that they will still be in a position to challenge the Premier League leaders when they get a run of home games. Seven of Tottenham's 11 top-flight matches so far have been away from home, and their next one is at Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park. Nonetheless, Tottenham have won six of their trips, including a 3-2 victory at Wolves on Saturday, and lie just five points off the top.nfl nike jersey cheap "We have to stay up there as long as we can," said Kane, who scored Tottenham's third goal at Molineux. "We've played a lot of away games already this year, as everyone knows. When we get into the new stadium, get that…
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Arsenal’s draw vs. Liverpool further proof of the Unai Emery effect

Arsenal’s draw vs. Liverpool further proof of the Unai Emery effect

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They say you don't notice something until it's gone, and that is a good thing at Arsenal this season. Under Unai Emery, the team is hungry again, the Emirates is alive and noisy, and games at the stadium feel like an occasion the supporters actually want to be a part of. So what's missing? Apathy, for one. The sense of listlessness off the pitch, too. And with Emery owning the technical area and patrolling the touchline like an over-competitive parent, the sight of Arsene Wenger looking on with his hands in his pockets and out of ideas has also been consigned to history.cheap nfl jerseys china nike We all knew that things had turned sour under Wenger long before he was ushered off-stage at the end of last season, but…
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Anthony Davis hopeful that DeMarcus Cousins can return to Pelicans via free agency

Anthony Davis hopeful that DeMarcus Cousins can return to Pelicans via free agency

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There have been months of speculation about Davis possibly playing in Los Angeles for the Lakers or the Clippers in the coming years. And Davis' recent hiring of agent Rich Paul, who also represents LeBron James, didn't calm that talk. However, Davis told ESPN's The Undefeated he is still under contract with New Orleans through the 2020-21 season and he is not the source of the departure rumors.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "I got two years to '20-21. I'm here and whatever happens after that happens," Davis told ESPN's The Undefeated. "For me, right now it is about being the most dominant player in the league and helping this team win. "You hear all the rumors. You hear all the talk. But it's not coming from me. I'm here to…
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Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Big night for Embiid and Fox

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Big night for Embiid and Fox

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During this momentous offensive surge, we find current NBA stars regularly connecting with the stars of the past with newfound statistical bonds. For instance, Joel Embiid produced 41 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Boban Marjanovic and the Clippers on Thursday night, marking his sixth 30-point, 10-rebound game of the season, the most such performances through a team's first nine games of the regular season since Karl Malone had six to start the 1988-89 season (six years before Embiid was born). Embiid is also the first Sixers player with six 30-point games in team's first nine games since Wilt Chamberlain in 1965-66. No longer are back-to-backs feared, nor is handling a heavy workload; only Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zach LaVine, Devin Booker, Russell Westbrook,nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal  James Harden…
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No deadline moves for Raiders, but the deconstruction has already begun

No deadline moves for Raiders, but the deconstruction has already begun

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Some two hours later, the 2017 first-round draft pick was still a Raider and was on the field to start practice. Same with strong safety Karl Joseph, the team's first-round pick in 2016, and defensive end Bruce Irvin. So too was quarterback Derek Carr. In fact, the only player missing was veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who announced his own retirement on social media earlier in the day, after telling his fellow cornerbacks of his plan the night before.nfl nike jerseys for cheap It made for a relatively quiet trade-deadline day for a 1-6 team expected to make a splash with a full-blown fire sale heading into Thursday night's game at the San Francisco 49ers. Besides, the deconstruction of the Raiders under returning coach Jon Gruden had already been well underway,…
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Trades help future without much damage to Packers’ present

Trades help future without much damage to Packers’ present

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While neither move made the middling 3-3-1 Packers instantly better for 2018, it might not have made them much worse. Montgomery’s spot on the team became untenable, especially after his comments Monday following his fumbled kickoff return in the final minutes of Sunday’s loss at the Rams, and after Clinton-Dix’s unpredictable play became a point of frustration for the team. Meanwhile, Gutekunst’s first draft looks strong. No less an authority than Bill Belichick gave a glowing review of first-round pick Jaire Alexander in advance of Sunday’s Packers-Patriots game in New England.china nike nfl jerseys cheap Gutekunst’s stock of draft picks is replete next year with 10 selections: his own in every round plus an extra first (from the Saints in the draft-day trade), an extra fourth (from the Redskins) and…
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