The attorney for former 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid is hinting that a witness in their collusion case can come forward with concrete evidence of a conspiracy to keep them out of the league for kneeling during the national anthem.
This depends on Iguodala’s availability. The Warriors could keep starting Kevon Looney. But if Iguodala plays — again, Game 2 at the earliest — Green anchors a small lineup. He leads the Warriors in postseason rebounds, steals, assists and blocks, impacting the game in so many ways, including emotionally. Green will spend a lot of time on LeBron — if not Green, then Durant, if not Durant then Iguodala, if not Iguodala then Thompson. They have great defenders everywhere. Thompson has played well since re-emerging. He’s a stud offensive rebounder and provides rim protection.
Kyle Korver leads Cleveland’s sub pack. Obviously, a terrific threat from 3, he’s underrated defensively, one of the better team defenders around, not great one-on-one. Jeff Green, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. are making initial Finals trips. When Nance and Thompson play together, the Cavs have good energy and shot-blocking. The Warriors bench is basically hold the fort for the starters.
Start off with home court. If it goes seven games, the Warriors are home — as defending champs — while the Cavs need to win a third straight series without that home court. Yes, LeBron has been superb, but getting misty over him playing 48 minutes against Boston needs to be tempered with a reminder: Wilt Chamberlain averaged 48.5 minutes one season, playing six overtime games.
Greene was previously the team’s president of business operations, but those duties were taken over when Brian Lefemina was hired from the league office two weeks ago. As recently as this morning, Greene was listed on the team website as president of hospitality.
The resignation came just before a new story in the New York Times which listed new details about Greene’s involvement in a trip to Costa Rica in which cheerleaders said they felt like escorts. The team had promised they were immediately looking into the allegations.
Herndon recently signed his rookie contract, which is for four years and worth about $3.1 million.
Peele said the accident remains under investigation.
The victim of the most gruesome NFL injury last season may never play again, but will now continue his rehab with a contract in hand.
The Bears re-signed Zach Miller to a one-year deal Monday, just seven months after the tight end nearly lost his leg in the aftermath of a brutal play in the end zone during a game against the Saints in October.