TSNs Jack Armstrong offers his thoughts on the skilled and efficient Kevin Love in Minnesota, if Danny Granger gets bought out by the 76ers, discussions of a four-point line, the steady and dependable Robin Lopez with the Blazers and Kirk Hinrichs help in the Bulls resurgence. 1. KEVIN LOVE (Timberwolves): Another monster game Tuesday night vs. Phoenix with 33 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists and he goes 3-6 from 3-point range. Hes been off the charts lately and just dominates games in so many ways. You look at him and he doesnt have great explosiveness or lift in his game yet all he does is work you over. Incredibly skilled and efficient and hes very strong. Plays the game at the right pace and sees the game a few frames ahead of most. Former GM/coach Kevin McHale got ripped for selecting him out of UCLA but as we can all see now, one great big man knows another. He saw something in this guy that few others saw. Everyone knew he was good - not just this good. The fact that hes made a serious commitment to his conditioning and diet has taken his game to a whole new level. 2. DANNY GRANGER (76ers): Everyone in the NBA will be keeping an eye on what happens with the buyout negotiations here. Hes got until this weekend to get it done and be on another roster for the March 1 deadline so hes eligible for the playoffs. The big question is; does he do it? He gives up his Bird Rights if he agrees to the buyout which takes away some of his potential earning power as a free agent this summer. In addition, he can be a nice bargaining chip for Philly in a sign-and-trade this June/July. If he hits the open market, hell get lots of offers. Obviously, injuries the past few years (averaging only eight ppg and shooting a woeful 36 per cent) have really impacted him and he probably wont be right until next fall but is worth the risk if he becomes available in the next few days. Clock is ticking and its ticking real fast. 3. FOUR-POINT LINE: Is this a Hoax? Like the Justin Bieber protest in Atlanta? Really? Look, Im a fan of widening the court a little bit - Ive said it on the air many times that we see guys stepping on the sideline way too often, but a four-point shot - maybe Im too old fashioned or out of touch but I really dont want to get that extreme. Enough guys in the league right now that have a hard enough time making free throws let alone adding a gimmick like this. 4. ROBIN LOPEZ (Blazers): When you reflect on great under-the-radar pickups in the summer, this has to be one of the best. What was New Orleans thinking here? Hes been an ideal complement to LaMarcus Aldridge and has allowed the All-Star to play at his natural four-spot. Hes been the anchor for their defence and has posted nice numbers at 11 ppg and nine rpg while getting close to two blocks a game. Hes been steady and dependable and plays with wonderful energy and enthusiasm. Obviously, not an A-list talent but if I had to grade his performance for the Blazers, Id give him an A for the impact hes had in transforming their team into one of the fun stories in the league along with the Suns and the Raptors as surprise teams. 5. KIRK HINRICH (Bulls): Dont let the numbers deceive you (nine ppg and shooting only 38 per cent while averaging only 4.3 assists per game) compared to his career accomplishments. This guy is a winner and is healthy again and a big part in the resurgence of his team. Outstanding defensive player who competes really hard every night. Knows how to run a team and does whatever you need when you need it. Ideal role player in their system and his energy and relentless style is typical of their organizational culture. Really respect this guy and what he brings to the table each game. Yes, limited in many ways but if you really sit and watch him you gain a greater appreciation for his contribution to the team. Numbers are nice to look at and a judgment tool for many but its also about how a guy meshes with his teammates and compliments their games and sacrifices his for the greater good. He understands what it means to be a team guy first, last and everything in between. Markus Wheaton Eagles Jersey
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.Before a raucous sellout crowd, the Hawks won for the 29th time in 31 games to extend their Eastern-best record to 36-8.As usual, pretty much everyone chipped in.Four starters were in double figures and backup point guard Dennis Schroder led a spurt at the start of the fourth quarter that helped the Hawks pull away.This weeks Houston Open offers one final opportunity for PGA Tour players to qualify for the Masters. Heres a look at some of the players in need of a win to earn the last available invite to Augusta... Patton Kizzire (world No 57)Kizzire has made plenty of progress since graduating from the Web.com Tour last season, kicking off this campaign with four top-10 finishes to move up to a career-high world ranking. A tied-second display at Octobers Shriners Hospitals for Children Open was the best of the early-season results, with Kizzire also upstaging Bubba Watson and this weeks defending champion JB Holmes to progress to the last 16 of the WGC Match Play. Kizzire won two titles on the Web.com Tour last season Even if the American doesnt qualify this time around, a future major appearance would seem to be only a matter of time.Matt Jones (world No 64)The 35-year-olds only Masters appearance came after he defeated Matt Kuchar in a play-off in Houston two years ago to claim a maiden PGA Tour title, with Jones now in need of a repeat result this time around.Jones narrowly missed out on ending last year inside the worlds top 50 despite an impressive showing at the PGA Championship, where he held the 36-hole lead, as well as victory on home soil ahead of Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott at the Australian Open. Jones ended 2015 with a one-shot win on home soil The Australian has been out of touch in recent weeks, following three consecutive missed cuts on the PGA Tour with a first-round exit in Austin last week.Kevin Chappell (world No 69)Four years on from his only Augusta performance, Chappell would need to claim a maiden PGA Tour title to break in to next weeks field for the opening major of the year. Chappell has already suffered two near-misses this season with runner-up finishes at the RSM Classic and in his last start at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, with that second-place finish at Bay Hill parachuting him back in to the worlds top 100. Could a first win be not too far away? Gary Woodland (world No 71)Woodland hasnt been able to follow on from the record which saw him reach the final of last years WGC Match Play, where he was beaten by Rory McIlroy, registering just one further top-10 finish since that busy week in San Frannsisco.dddddddddddd Woodland finished tied-18th at Torrey Pines The American had been up to world No 37 after a solid run in the FedExCup play-offs at the back end of last season, but had fallen out of the worlds top 50 by the turn of the year.Although his early exit from Bay Hill earlier this month was his first missed cut of 2016, the closest Woodland has come to being in contention in his seven starts this year was when he was unable to convert a 36-hole joint-lead at the Farmers Insurance Open. Ryan Palmer (world No 73)The American made a flying start to last years Masters when he reached the turn four under on the opening day, but will need to produce something special this week to get another chance at Augusta. Ryan Palmers last win came at the 2010 Sony Open Palmer previously finished inside the top-10 in the opening major of the year back in 2011, although the 39-year-old hasnt been able to find a similarly high finish on the PGA Tour at any point this season.Now on a six-year winless run worldwide, Palmer heads to Houston hoping to find an improved performance than he managed in a tied-60th finish at Bay Hill a fortnight ago. Best of the rest… Padraig Harrington qualified for last years Masters after Honda Classic victory Former back-to-back Open champion Padraig Harrington leads the list of ex-major winners looking to qualify, with former US Open title holders Lucas Glover and Stewart Cink also in action this week.Two years after ending joint runner-up at Augusta, Jonas Blixt needs a victory in Houston to make a third Masters appearance in as many years, while John Senden has to win if hes to make a fifth visit in a row.Watch the Shell Houston Open throughout the week live on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf Also See: Houston Open betting preview 2015 recap: Holmes takes title WGC Match Play talking points Golf live on Sky Sports 4 Cheap Jerseys Store Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL Black Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Camo China NFL Jerseys
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