Even if you back it up by a year to include Golden State’s heavy use of small ball in winning its championship in 2015, that’s still barely more than a heartbeat.
But the full embrace of the 3-point shot and the type of pace favored by a majority of current NBA coaches has put a premium on centers who are mobile, can switch defensively, challenge perimeter shooters, do some of that shooting of their own and still crash the boards and protect http://www.authenticsabresprostore.com/authentic-16-pat-lafontaine-jersey.html the rim.
Tigers: 3B Jeimer Candelario started after missing Monday’s game with the flu. … RHP Shane Pat Lafontaine Jersey Greene (right shoulder strain) is throwing off a bullpen mound.
Rays: RHP Jake Faria (left oblique strain) will make his second rehab start later this week with Triple-A Durham. … Two-way prospect Brendan McKay could pitch Wednesday in a Gulf Coast League game for the first time since missing four weeks with an oblique injury. On the Class A Charlotte disabled list, McKay returned Monday as the DH.
Tampa Bay recalled 1B-OF Ji-Man Choi from Triple-A Durham and optioned OF Johnny Field to the International League club.
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The undrafted sharpshooter from Michigan is making a case for a potential roster spot. Robinson scored 19 points in an efficient 19 minutes. The 6-foot-8 forward was 5-for-6 from 3-point range to help Miami rout the Lakers.
After missing the opener in Sacramento due to a toe injury, the Warriors’ first-round pick scored 13 points in the Warriors’ rout of the Kings. The 28th pick was 5-for-12 from the field (but just 1-for-5 from 3-point range). Evans also added five rebounds and two steals in the Warriors’ easy win.
With No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley III strugging (seven points on 3-for-16 shooting), the Kings’ 2017 draftees tried to keep Sacramento afloat vs. the Warriors. Jackson led the team with 20 points and five rebounds while Mason finished with 16 points on 5-for-10 shooting with five assists and three steals.
Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (bruised left calf) was getting treatment after he was hit by a comebacker Wednesday, and manager Scott Servais said the 10-game winner will be pushed to the back half of the rotation after next week’s All-Star break. … RHP Felix Hernandez (lower back stiffness) will come off the disabled list next week and pitch at the front of the rotation when the second half of the season begins.