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A Detailed Look at Hayward's Explosive Entry into 2019

Jan 03, 2019 | by Taylor C. Snow, Celtics.com
A Detailed Look at Hayward's Explosive Entry into 2019

BOSTON – If Gordon Hayward’s New Year’s resolution was to enhance his explosiveness, then he’s off to a great start.

The Boston Celtics opened the 2019 portion of their season Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Hayward pulled all of his scoring tricks out of the bag during a season-high 35-point performance that helped pave the way to a 115-102 win ...

The Patriots’ first iron man since 2013? Left Guard Joe Thuney

Jan 03, 2019 | by Julian Benbow, Boston Globe
The Patriots’ first iron man since 2013? Left Guard Joe Thuney

Nothing about the job Patriots offensive lineman Joe Thuney does on a weekly basis is easy.

Along with the routine work of using his 6-foot-5-inch, 308-pound frame to wall off defensive linemen, he’s always in the thick of the running game, using his athleticism to motor off the line, pull on screen plays, or make his way upfield to seek out ...

Bradley Beal welcomes the pressure of being the Wizards’ solo star

Jan 03, 2019 | by Candace Buckner, The Washington Post
Bradley Beal welcomes the pressure of being the Wizards’ solo star

Bradley Beal has made it clear: Clutch time is his. Though he may spend the majority of games as he did Wednesday night — finding open teammates when defenses turn aggressive and orchestrating pick-and-rolls with Thomas Bryant, the bundle of energy the Washington Wizards call their center — Beal will be the one taking over when it matters.

Facing Challenges Throughout His Career, Jaron Blossomgame Has Found NBA Home In Cleveland

Jan 02, 2019 | by Evan Dammarell, Forbes.com
Facing Challenges Throughout His Career, Jaron Blossomgame Has Found NBA Home In Cleveland

As 2018 came to a close for the Cleveland Cavaliers, a very exciting NBA career is just beginning for Cavaliers forward Jaron Blossomgame. On December 29, the Cavaliers faced the Atlanta Hawks, Blossomgame's hometown team. The Cavaliers lost 111-108 and Blossomgame finished with 2 points and 2 rebounds in 23 minutes of play. But, Blossomgame would not trade this moment ...

Bulls rookie Chandler Hutchison embracing his role as defensive stopper

Jan 01, 2019 | by Joe Cowley, Chicago Sun Times

Coach Jim Boylen had a simple message for his rookie forward last month: Find an identity.

Chandler Hutchison didn’t have to be told twice.

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Mike Evans Takes Production to Rare Level

Jan 01, 2019 | by Scott Smith, buccaneers.com
Mike Evans Takes Production to Rare Level

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans finished third in the NFL in receiving yards in 2018, joining Atlanta's Julio Jones and Houston's DeAndre Hopkins as the only three players in the league to crack 1,500 yards. Evans recorded a career-high 1,524 yards, 48 fewer than Hopkins and 153 fewer than Jones.

Tyler Lancaster relishing ‘wild’ ride up the depth chart

Dec 27, 2018 | by Wes Hodkiewicz, Packers.com

GREEN BAY – Tyler Lancaster is used to this role by now.

With very little buzz coming from Plainfield East (Ill.) High School, the Packers’ rookie has trusted a familiar cycle of patience and preparation to guide him throughout his football career.

It led to Lancaster becoming one of the unsung heroes at Northwestern. As a senior, the 6-foot-4, 315-pound defensive tackle ...

Now a starter, Hawks pleased with evaluation of Kevin Huerter

Dec 27, 2018 | by Chris Vivlamore, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Now a starter, Hawks pleased with evaluation of Kevin Huerter

Travis Schlenk was scouting draft prospects two years ago when he made two minor notes about a freshman playing at Maryland. The Hawks general manager made the following notations about shooting guard Kevin Huerter.

“Good size.”

“Good catch-and-shoot player.”

That was it.

Most Interesting People 2019: Larry Nance Jr.

Dec 21, 2018 | by Cleveland Magazine
Most Interesting People 2019: Larry Nance Jr.

The 26-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers forward is making a name for himself with a four-year contract extension. 

Broncos rookie Phillip Lindsay makes pretty cool NFL history by being named to Pro Bowl

Dec 19, 2018 | by Andy Nesbitt, USA Today

The Pro Bowl rosters were announced Tuesday night.

In all, six rookies were selected: New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Denver Broncos running back Philip Lindsay, Indianapolis Colts offensive guard Quenton Nelson, Chargers safety Derwin James, Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward and Seattle Seahawks punter Michael Dickson.

Some pretty cool NFL history was made with Lindsay's selection.

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