Forums » Off-Topic Discussions

there were cracks on this pitch

    • 2283 posts
    March 10, 2018 8:48 AM +0330

    OAKLAND, Calif. Wade Baldwin Jersey . -- The Golden State Warriors have landed a coveted free agent -- just not the one everybody was talking about. The Warriors reached an agreement with swingman Andre Iguodala on a $48 million, four-year deal Friday, two people with knowledge of the situation said. The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because NBA rules prevent confirmation of moves until July 10. One person said the Warriors cleared more than $24 million in salary cap space by sending Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to the Utah Jazz along with a package of draft picks. Yahoo Sports, which first reported the deal, said the Warriors were only taking back Kevin Murphy and his non-guaranteed $788,000 deal for next season. Utah also will receive multiple draft picks from Golden State, including its 2014 and 2017 first-round picks. While the Warriors had hoped to sign Dwight Howard, the seven-time All-Star centre informed the team he would not sign with them. Howard wrote on Twitter a few hours later that the Houston Rockets are "the best place for me." Instead, Golden State unloaded its expiring contracts for what it believes was the next best player on the market. The complicated moves give the rejuvenated franchise, fresh off an appearance in the second round of the playoffs and with a stockpile of promising young talent, a potent scorer and perimeter defender to team with point guard Stephen Curry and company. And for Iguodala, its a chance to play with another contender. Iguodala averaged 13 points, 5.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds last season for the Denver Nuggets, who lost in six games to the Warriors in the opening round of the playoffs. He spent his first eight years in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers and has averaged 15.1 points on 46 per cent shooting for his career. The Nuggets were hoping to entice Iguodala to come back to the Mile High City, especially because he could return on a five-year deal while the most he could get elsewhere was four years. The Nuggets offered Iguodala a five-year contract worth $60 million with $52 million guaranteed, a person familiar with the situation said, adding that Iguodala wouldve made only $4 million in the final year of the frontloaded deal. Sacramento, led by new general manager and former Denver executive Pete DAlessandro, also sought Iguodalas services. The Kings reportedly offered Iguodala a four-year deal worth at least $52 million but pulled the offer when Iguodala didnt immediately agree, in part, because they didnt want to be used as leverage. The departure of Denvers top defender could be a big blow to a team that won a franchise-best 57 games during the regular season only to flop in the first round again. This already had been a tumultuous off-season for the Nuggets, who had NBA Executive of the Year Masai Ujiri leave to take over as general manager in Toronto. Later, the team severed ties with Coach of the Year George Karl. A few Nuggets players turned to Twitter to express their feelings on Iguodalas decision to bolt for the Warriors. "It was a pleasure. Great guy!" forward Wilson Chandler wrote. Speedy point guard Ty Lawson said: "Smh!!!!" (shaking my head) and later added, "Business is business." Iguodala even sent a message to Curry that ended with the phrase, "LETS GET IT!!!!" Curry responded by saying it would be a great four years. On the flip side, the biggest boon for Utah might be three veterans with expiring contracts, which will give the Jazz tons of space when a slew of top free agents hit the open market next summer. Jefferson is due about $11 million, Biedrins $9 million and Rush $4 million in the final year of their deals. While production from Jefferson and Biedrins has declined substantially, Rush was considered Golden States top reserve and perimeter defender until he tore a ligament in his left knee in the home opener. Rush has averaged 9.1 points and 3.6 rebounds since he was drafted 13th overall out of Kansas in 2008 by Portland, which immediately traded him to Indiana. "Only makes me work harder," Rush tweeted. The Warriors had been chasing Iguodala for years, but the right move never came together until now. General manager Bob Myers had said all along that despite the teams perceived salary cap restrictions that a big-time free agent could be signed this summer. The Warriors also will renounce their rights to restricted free agent guard Jarrett Jack to clear space for Iguodala -- a price they believe is more than enough for his addition, which could push standout rookie Harrison Barnes into a reserve role, albeit a leading one. Jack had helped the Warriors go from a 23-43 team during the lockout-shortened season to a 47-35 team last year, earning the conferences sixth seed and upsetting Denver in the first round. But mounting injuries wore the Warriors down and the eventual Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs sent Golden State home in six games. "Well," Jack wrote on Twitter, "it was fun while it lasted." Terry Porter Jersey .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. Clyde Drexler Jersey . Darren Helm scored on Detroits sixth attempt in the shootout and then Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaws shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. . After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains second-half brace. West Indies 196 and 48 for 4 (Shami 2-25) trail India 500 for 9 decl. by 256 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Earl, the tropical storm threatening Kingston, allowed for only 15.5 overs on the fourth day. In that time, India helped themselves to four wickets, suggesting all they needed was a session or two more to wrap up a Test victory. The forecast is better for cricket tomorrow and West Indies are trailing by 256 runs in their second innings.An early start - at 9.30 am - had been scuppered by overnight rain leaving the outfield rather wet. When the players finally got on the field at 10.45 am only three overs were possible before a couple of sharp showers forced them back into the dressing rooms. A good chunk of the session was played amid a mild drizzle, which at one point got strong enough to halt play for about a minute before it disappeared into thin air.West Indies felt tentative batting in these conditions. Not least because the heavy cloud cover was helping the new ball swing nicely. Mohammed Shami used it to his advantage, pitching one on middle and seaming it away to hit the top of Marlon Samuels off stump for a five-ball duck at his home ground. In his next over, with lunch only seconds away, Shami had Darren Bravo caught in the slips with a well-directed short ball.Bravo lasted 37 balls, most of which were looking to maim his nose. He did not look to attack them. He struggled to defend them. He often took his eyes off them. Eventually he fell to one of them.The weather was bad, whiich might have worried India but West Indies abysmal batting sent them to lunch with beaming smiles. Brandon Roy Jersey. There was no more play thereafter.Although not as wide as Indias smiles, there were cracks on this pitch now, around the short-of-a-length area. Ishant Sharma is naturally a hit-the-deck bowler. When he did so at the start of his second over, it stayed low. Two balls later, however, it gained some extra bounce, hit Rajendra Chandrikas elbow as he was trying to leave the ball outside off and cannoned onto his stumps. Chandrika made 1; his Test average is currently 14 after 10 innings. No West Indian opener has been as bad.Kraigg Brathwaite had looked a lot better against the short ball. He cut and pulled at the first opportunity against the fast bowlers. Could he bat as well against spin? Virat Kohli brought Amit Mishra on in the 13th over. Mishra bowled one unintentionally short. Brathwaite played an awful pull shot - his feet not going back and across to generate power - and was caught excellently by KL Rahul running back from midwicket.Kohli ran up to his bowler, his mouth open, his eyes wide, laughing. Mishra hugged his captain, bemusement on his face. Rain that started one minute and left the next. Batsmen who didnt really know what to do. And bowlers who were taking wickets as easily as they snapped their fingers. It was all just a little silly for Test cricket. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '