According to Triplett, this was not the first instance of frustration with the medical staff, and head coach Sean Payton “was livid over the latest issue.” Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and ex-defenders Jairus Byrd and Keenan Lewis also sat out longer than expected after injuries, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Oklahoma City and Houston both have to make it into the lineup in some manner, given their huge offseason moves, while San Antonio is always a safe bet. UPDATE: Not this year!
This was the safe, natural assumption for the five-game slate, and it will be fun. All those games are intriguing, without any Knicks duds or forced Bulls matchups. (We got the Knicks in the end. Ugh).
This would have got your fun East rivalry out of the way as an appetizer before the Warriors-Cavs main course, which should crank our hate juices up to appropriate levels. Then, Chris Paul vs. his former team (for the first time?) would have been a solid dessert before old vs. new in Minnesota and Paul George showcasing himself in front of his future (?) team.
I would love to have the Rockets-Clippers game be at Staples Center, but can’t have that game there and Thunder-Lakers in L.A.
It’s serendipitous that, in this continental shake-up, he ended up in NFL Cheap Jerseys Wholesale San Antonio’s Land Before Time system, which adapted its offense around his mid-range Nike NFL Jerseys From China and post-up game (Aldridge was fourth in the league last year in post-up field-goal attempts per game) and found great success in doing so. Yes, the Spurs led the NBA in three-point percentage last year, but they still ranked just 24th in three-point rate. And that’s fine, because…