Broncos not interested in Romo?

We might be able to take a team off the list in the Tony Romo sweepstakes. Broncos’ GM John Elway said today that the plan is for the Broncos to “stay the course” and go with Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian at the quarterback position next season.

Also, according to Elway, there has not been any talk about between him and the Cowboys about Romo.

Elway is at the league meetings in Phoenix, AZ.

Here is the quote via Denver Post writer Nicki Jhabvala’s Twitter feed:

Christian Laettner: ‘Luke my son…May the force of the #32 be with you’

The number 32 has been a thorn in the side of Kentucky basketball over the years. First, it was Duke’s Christian Laettner, and now its UNC’s Luke Maye. Maye, who hit the games winning shot in UNC’s 75-73 victory over Kentucky, wears number 32 like Laettner.

The former Blue Devil decided to troll UK via Twitter:


Browns’ Joe Thomas on Kaepernick: ‘Teams accept zero distractions from their backup QBs’


Cleveland Browns’ OT Joe Thomas has chimed in on the Colin Kaepernick debate. Thomas went to Twitter to talk about Kaepernick. According to Thomas, teams in the NFL believe that Kaepernick is a backup, and Thomas believes that teams accept zero distractions from backup quarterbacks.  What Thomas is saying is not wrong, but I don’t think Kaepernick would be that much of a distraction. He really was not much of a distraction with the 49ers last season. In fact, his teammates gave him the “Len Eshmont Award,” which is given to a 49er who shows “courage.” Also, reportedly Kaepernick will stand during the anthem next season.

The real issue what Kaepernick stood or sat down for last season. People were not ready to hear that message, and still are not ready. As I said in the past, Kaepernick will get a chance, but it may take time.

Are the Cavs in trouble?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been making move, upon move in order to strengthen their roster. At this point, it’s a work in progress. The additions of  Kyle Korver, Derrick and Deron Williams, Andrew Bogut (injured and gone), and Larry Sanders (recently called up from D-League) have worked on the offensive end, but defensively the Cavs have been a mess. While the Cavaliers score 110 ppg, they give up 106 ppg(22nd in the NBA). However, last season the Cavs gave up only 98 ppg(4th in NBA). Maybe the addition of Larry Sanders could help, but he is coming back to the NBA after being gone for two years. Also, if you look at the last few games, point guards have torched this team. Last Sunday, D’Angelo Russell hit them up for 40pts; Kemba Walker dropped 28 on Friday, and Saturday night John Wall scored 37. The teams in the Eastern Conference that could challenge the Cavaliers all have big time point guards; John Wall in Washington, Isaiah Thomas in Boston, and if healthy, Kyle Lowry in Toronto. 

The Cavaliers and Celtics are tied for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Do I think the Cavaliers need home court advantage to get to the NBA Finals? No! They did not have it two years ago against the Raptors, and they still made it to the NBA Finals. Boston, Toronto and Washington could challenge the Cavs, but there’s no way I’m betting against LeBron James.

I believe the Cavaliers will “score” their way back to the NBA Finals. Will they win another title? I’ll let time be the judge of that one!

Rudy Gobert on teammates: ‘Some of us don’t compete’

The Utah Jazz have been struggling this past week (losing 2 out of 3 games this week), and that struggle continued in a 108-95 loss to the Clippers on Saturday night. After the loss, center Rudy Gobert was not happy with some of his teammates efforts. Gobert gave ESPN his thoughts after the loss to the Clippers:

“We’ve got guys that compete, but some of us don’t compete. Some of us just think about scoring. That’s what it is. Coach keeps repeating it. We’ve just got to compete. We’re too nice. Those guys, we know they’re going to get calls. We’ve just got to come out aggressive and ready to fight.”

The Jazz are going to be a tough out in the playoffs. Maybe this late season swoon will get them back on track.

Twitter reaction to Booker’s 70

Tons of Twitter reaction to Devin Booker’s 70 point explosion!

Including Jae Crowder’s reaction below:

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Ball to the NBA

Not much of a shock here, but Lonzo Ball has officially declared for the NBA Draft. Now, it’s time to conquer the NBA. Ball declared for the draft after UCLA was ousted from the tournament by Kentucky.

Ball will most definitely be a top five pick. He could go as high as number one in the draft.


Booker gets 70 and a loss

The Suns’ Devin Booker dropped 70 points tonight, but his team lost 130-120  to the Boston Celtics.  He was 21-40 from the field, 24-26 from the free throw line.  All this in a losing effort!

Big ups to Devin Booker!!