That was a shock because it couldn’t be further from how I carry myself and how I try to handle those situations, Curry said of the video. And it was just funny to me because they went through a lot of effort to film, edit, music choice, text over the screen to produce that video. All that stuff just to try to shame me.
Sources close to the guard told ESPN he ended up sending the kid a video of encouragement.
In that situation, it’s all about the kid, he said. I don’t care how his mom thinks. It’s just about him because I didn’t want any of that to be any more blown out of proportion than it should be. He matters and that’s important, but I wasn’t going to get into a battle with the mom. I’m not going to try to prove myself to anybody.
In the 2017 offseason, the Eagles (Alshon Jeffery), Jaguars (Calais Campbell), Rams (Robert Woods, Andrew Whitworth) and Vikings (Case Keenum) were among the teams who wisely spent in free agency to help them become playoff teams.
Rudy Gobert, who is one of the best defensive big men in the NBA, forced the turnover, but Ball had his mind set on passing it to Caldwell-Pope in the corner as soon as he picked up the ball. When he’s more confident in his ability to finish around the basket in those situations, he’ll take more of those shots. And when he takes more of those shots, defenders will start to respect his ability to score. And when they start to respect his ability to score, those types of passes will become much easier for him to make.
Part of that amount could go toward retaining core defensive players such as defensive tackle Kyle Williams and linebacker Preston Brown, but there should be some room left for adding a lower-cost veteran quarterback (if Taylor is gone). The Bills already signed veteran cornerback Vontae Davis, meaning starting cornerback E.J. Gaines is likely to sign elsewhere as a free agent. — Mike Rodak
The Panthers would like to re-sign a few of their own free agents, but they won’t break the bank to do it. Guard Andrew Norwell and defensive tackle Star Lotulelei likely would be bank breakers, so look for them to at least test the market and likely move on. Re-signing defensive end Julius Peppers, kicker Graham Gano and possibly tight end Ed Dickson will be a priority. The team will look to find quality depth at wide receiver and guard if the price is right. — David Newton
He has established career-highs in scoring (24.4 points per game), rebounds (5.3), assists (4.1), shooting (48.4 percent) and 3-point shooting (38.1 percent). He has scored 30-plus points 17 times in his career, including 10 times this year, and three in his last five games.