Emotions ran hot after the Jazz beat the Timberwolves 116-108 Friday night in a game that included three ejections and five technicals.
But the most interesting angle happened off the court, as T-Wolves All-Star Jimmy Butler made a rare Twitter appearance to defend teammate Jeff Teague and take on Jazz guard Jae Crowder, his former teammate at Marquette.
Butler, who isn’t traveling with the team while he recovers from meniscus surgery, made it clear he appreciated Teague’s hustle, after he chased down Jazz guard Ricky Rubio on a fast break and knocked him into the T-Wolves’ bench.
At the head of that 2014 class is the player most emblematic of the restricted free-agent conundrum, Orlando’s Aaron Gordon. He has improved in each of his NBA seasons and is up to 18.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game this year, both career-highs. He is making 34.6 percent of his 3s, also a career-high, though he was in a slump before going to the bench with a hip flexor injury in January. The Magic have stopped toying with the idea of making Gordon a wing, and he has fit in more comfortably as the team’s power forward this season.
NBA players have no issue with routine trash talk — You get up underneath somebody’s skin, frustrate them a little bit, get ’em out their game, Washington Wizards All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal said — but draw the line at disrespect.
I like to think that I respect everybody, Ariza said during his suspension. I like to think I just play the game and go on about my business. I kind of expect the same thing, especially Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys if I’m not [going] at anybody else.
If you can get into one, two, three and four, then you’re giving yourself 150, 160, twice as many opportunities to actually push the ball down the field.
Statistically there is nothing to show Rosen threw the ball Authentic NFL Cheap Jerseys downfield more or completed more downfield passes than other QBs in the draft. Rosen is behind both Sam Darnold and Lamar Jackson in yards per attempt and per completion.