In 2011, a 6-10, 220-pound forward named Willie Reed, a junior for the Saint Louis University Billikens, went undrafted in the NBA. Since then, he has made a career of being a journeyman D-League athlete, playing for the Springfield Armor, the Reno Bighorns and, most recently, the Grand Rapids Drive. His most recent assignment with the Rapids began November 22nd against the Canton Charge. He had a great night, finishing with 24 points on 11-of-13 shooting with 15 rebounds. Heading into his
Giannis Antetokounmpo has truly come a long way to be where he is right now: a wide-eyed, just-turned 19-year-old kid who is learning the ropes of being an NBA player in his first season. He came from a poor background – so poor that he actually shared a pair of sneakers with his brother whenever he had to play basketball. He is a fun character and has shown flashes of brilliance so far, so when you read about the road taken
Times flies. And things change. The Houston Rockets are Exhibit A. One year ago, the Houston Rockets headed into training camp seemingly empty-handed after a summer spent chasing Dwight Howard via a trade with Orlando. Gone were Luis Scola, Goran Dragic, Kyle Lowry, Samuel Dalembert, Courtney Lee and countless others, and in were the unproven Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik. It was a seemingly disappointing offseason, but just before the season was set to start, GM Daryl Morey changed all of that,
There are a scant few career tracks where an annual salary of at least $1 million does not mean you have reached the pinnacle of your profession. Only the best doctors and lawyers pull down more than a million a year. Before bonuses, most of the world’s top bankers draw salaries in the low seven figures. Some veteran TV news anchors have climbed above $10 million annually, but most operate in the seven-figure statosphere. And no one in politics comes close
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Most of the star players in free agency are now off the board, but there are still plenty of impact players to discuss in this updated version of the Free Agency Breakdown with unique analytic angles. We here at Sheridan Hoops will break everything down for you into bite sized Winners & Losers style pieces. The Houston Rockets, GM Daryl Morey and Dwight Howard were WINNERS after agreeing to a four-year deal worth $88 million to finally, mercifully, ending the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.
Tuesday marks the 84th birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King is best known and widely respected for his efforts in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is most notably recognized for his famous “I Have a Dream” speech that he gave on August 23, 1963 during a Washington D.C. Civil Rights March. American society may still have a long way to go before we will have accomplished the goal set forth in that speech … However, without
After four long days of fun and frivolity that did absolutely nothing for our stats, there’s a busy Tuesday night of “real” pretend action for fantasy owners. Before we look at all nine games, Gerald Henderson is expected to return tomorrow and should be owned in all leagues. In another Bobcats note, Corey Maggette skipped Monday’s practice. That means Reggie Williams could be in for one big game on Wednesday, if not more. Also, Richard Hamilton participated fully in Bulls