Let the O.J. Simpson media frenzy begin.
With Simpson scheduled to be freed from a Nevada prison on parole as early as Oct. 1, TV networks, book publishers and Hollywood studios will be lining up to get their piece of the 70-year old former NFL star who was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Brown Simpson’s friend Ronald Goldman.
Speak of the devil, Westbrook recorded yet another triple-double by pouring in 27 points with 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 114-105 win over the Pelicans. Westbrook did turn the ball over eight times, but that’s just something the Thunder have come to live with this season. He still does more good than bad on the court.
Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry led the Warriors to a 113-103 win against the Hornets. Durant scored 33 points with five rebounds, while Curry added 28 points and six assists.
Toronto Raptors: Speaking of turmoil, the Raptors’ current run makes the Cavs look special. After losing 101-99 to the Grizzlies on Wednesday, the Raptors have now dropped five straight games. Defensively, they allowed Marc Gasol to score a career-high 42 points on 14 of 25 shooting.
Suns (15-30) at Nuggets (19-25), 9 p.m. ET — This game doesn’t appear to have any playoff implications, but it features two of the best players few talk about in Devin Booker and Nikola Jokic. Booker looks like a solid building block for Phoenix as an explosive shooting guard, while Jokic is a double-double threat every night. It will Cheap Mls Jerseys be interesting to see if these teams build around their young stars, or ship Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys them off for a king’s ransom.
Barnett isn’t flashy like Garrett but you can legitimately argue that his production at Tennessee was more impressive. Barnett consistently generated pressure in college and is a Cheap Miami Heat Jerseys solid player against the run.
This is another spot where a quarterback could be in play. Owners don’t randomly go to player workouts for no reason and Bills owner Terry Pegula has accompanied the team at some workouts. If it’s not a quarterback, I rate Howard higher than the wide receivers this year.
Most of the picks for the Jets have been players on offense, but there’s some logic behind Hooker. Only one team had less interceptions last season than the Jets, and Hooker’s specialty is creating turnovers.
With new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley the Chargers the Chargers could be searching for a versatile piece along the defensive line. With his power and play style Allen is the type of player who can move around and find success anywhere he lines up.
Players who can make opposing quarterbacks miserable command massive contracts on the free-agent market — just look at Calais Campbell’s $60 million deal at age 30. Next Thursday night, teams will have Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys a chance to lock down an impact pass rusher for pennies on the dollar. Players like Garrett, Barnett, Carl Lawson, Jordan Willis, Solomon Thomas, and even small-school guys like Derek Rivers and Tanoh Kpassagnon, could all make an impact after transitioning to the big leagues.
There’s no guarantee any of those players will be as good as Campbell, but they’ll come at a fraction of the cost and should only improve under the guidance of NFL personnel.