Jalen McDaniels subbed into the NBA Summer League game, and the Charlotte Hornets ran a back screen lob play for him to get a dunk. It was diffused by a tangle of defenders and then a referee’s whistle, calling McDaniels for an offensive foul.The Hornets used their coaches challenge to have the play reviewed, part of a pilot program in the summer league this year. The officials returned from the courtside monitor and overturned the call, determining McDaniels had actually been fouled, not the other way around.It was a small victory for the second-round pick from San Diego State, in a summer where they have been fleeting.Through four games, the 6-foot-10 forward is averaging 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in a mere 12.8 minutes. He’s shooting 28.6 percent and has yet to make a 3. The Hornets are 1-3 and headed toward the consolation bracket as the 12-day league moves to its single-elimination phase. “You know, it’s a transition for sure,” McDaniels said. … [Read more...] about SDSU’s Jalen McDaniels tries to adjust to NBA game
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Douglas Zimmerman Updated 1:25 pm CDT, Thursday, May 9, 2019 Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, center, limps off the court during the second half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. less Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, center, limps off the court during the second half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, ... more Photo: Ben Margot, Associated Press Photo: Ben Margot, Associated Press Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, center, limps off the court during the second half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series … [Read more...] about How long does it take to recover from a calf strain injury?
By Carl Steward | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: March 25, 2019 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: March 25, 2019 at 6:56 am Major League Baseball has rightfully approached this season in a panic over its product – and that was before Kyler Murray’s I’m-Off-For-The-NFL scud dropped. That was a beaning Commissioner Rob Manfred and Co. didn’t need as they were frantically rifling through ideas about pitch clocks, mound heights, the shift epidemic, to DH or not to DH, and teams suddenly using a chorus line of pitchers every game, including starters for no more than an inning or two. The Grand Old Game is in trouble, despite what purists say, to the point that MLB’s powers-that-be are considering taking a wild whack at any quick-fix notion that’s thrown down the middle at them. Three-batter minimums for pitchers? Good lord. Maybe they should be bringing back Charlie Finley’s old orange baseball idea, too. And the mechanical … [Read more...] about Modern baseball: How to fix the game, and how MLB’s already spoiled it
caption Google VP Phil Harrison on stage at Google’s Game Developers Conference keynote on March 19, 2019. source Google/YouTube Google just announced its intentions to enter the video game industry. Instead of making a video game console, Google is launching a streaming video game platform named Stadia. The announcement promised a lot, and it sounds good on paper, but it was missing one crucial component: Games. Google is making a huge bet that it can create the first Netflix-style video game streaming service in Stadia, the video game streaming platform it unveiled on March 19. The plan, on paper, is simple and powerful: high-end, blockbuster-level video games on any device, with no additional hardware required. caption Okay, maybe <em>some</em> additional hardware required — Stadia can only be played on a TV using the Stadia controller. source Google/YouTube Google calls it a “new generation” … [Read more...] about One crucial detail was missing from Google’s huge gaming announcement: games
By Tom Keegan | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: March 7, 2019 at 7:07 pm | UPDATED: March 8, 2019 at 6:13 am Halfhearted efforts to end the practice of tanking to improve NBA draft position have not worked. They never will. Consequently, you practically can’t channel surf without stumbling upon a panel discussing whether the Lakers, their playoff hopes fading fast, should tank to give themselves a better shot at landing either No. 1 pick Zion Williamson or at least a top-four pick. Think about that: A reasonable discussion about whether it would be in a team’s best interest to invent an injury for the best basketball player on the planet, and nobody is shocked to say it, hear it, contemplate it. That’s all you need to know to realize how badly the NBA is broken. Anthony Davis, by far the Pelicans’ best, most entertaining player, has not played more than 21 minutes in any of the team’s past 10 games, and nobody’s … [Read more...] about A road map to eliminating tanking in the NBA