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World Juniors 2024: Finland and Sweden Rosters Overview

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The countdown to the 2024 World Juniors is on, and the excitement is palpable. Teams Sweden and Finland have unveiled their preliminary rosters, setting the stage for an intense competition in Gothenburg. Let’s delve into the strengths, challenges, and strategies of these two hockey powerhouses.

Jets activating Aaron Rodgers to practice only for rest of '23

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Injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not play again this season, the New York Jets confirmed Wednesday, but he will continue to practice. With Rodgers' 21-day practice window due to close, the Jets decided to activate Rodgers to the 53-man roster for the final three games. It's a victory of sorts for Rodgers, who had attempted to return from Achilles surgery faster than any player in NFL history. Symbolically, this will allow him to be part of the team, but it's also unusual because he is taking up a roster spot.

Shane Steichen on team suspensions: People are going to be held accountable

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On Tuesday, the Colts suspended receiver Isaiah McKenzie and cornerback Tony Brown for the rest of the regular season for conduct detrimental to the team. Head coach Shane Steichen declined to go into detail about the reasons for the suspensions during his Wednesday press conference, saying the matters will be kept internal. "There’s gonna be a standard and people are going to be held accountable," Steichen said, via James Boyd of TheAthletic.com. McKenzie caught 11 passes for 82 yards and took three carries for 14 yards this season. He also averaged 8.9 yards on 23 punt returns and 25.3 yards on six kick returns. Brown appeared in 12 games, mainly playing special teams. He recorded an interception in the Week 1 loss to the Jaguars.

Former Red Raiders Shine in NBA Summer League 2023

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A group of talented former Red Raiders from Texas Tech University are set to showcase their skills in the NBA 2K24 Summer League 2023 in Las Vegas. This impressive contingent, including Adonis Arms, Kevin Obanor, Tariq Owens, Jahmi'us Ramsey, Zhaire Smith, Davion Warren, and Bryson Williams, is ready to make their mark on the basketball court at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion from July 7-17. The NBA Summer League is a crucial platform for these young athletes to demonstrate their abilities, aiming to catch the attention of NBA scouts and secure a place in the league. The event features all 30 NBA teams, with each team scheduled to play at least five games during the competition. NFR streaming

Matas Buzelis Talks Transition to the G League

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Matas Buzelis, one of the highly-touted prospects for the 2024 NBA Draft, is making a bold move in his journey to the NBA. Bypassing the traditional college route, he has chosen to play for the G League Ignite, an alternative pathway that offers young talents a platform to develop their skills for the NBA. In an exclusive interview with HoopsHype, Matas Buzelis discusses various aspects of his life as a professional basketball player and his aspirations in the NBA. The potential No. 1 draft pick opens up about his decision to join the G League Ignite and the unique opportunities it offers for aspiring NBA players. NFR Live Stream

NBA Development League's Impact on Player Development

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The NBA Development League (D-League) often operates in the shadows of the NBA, frequently escaping the attention of major television networks and mainstream media outlets. It primarily garners notice when a player is sent down to or called up from the D-League, with occasional spectacular dunks making the headlines. Notably, not all NBA franchises have affiliations with a D-League team. However, the landscape has been evolving, with the Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, and Chicago Bulls planning to add squads in 2016-17, bringing the total number of affiliated organizations to 22. National Finals Rodeo

PftK NBA End of Season Awards Roundtable

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MVP: Logan: One of the highest PERs of all time. 400+ three pointers. Winningest season in NBA history. Improved on every aspect of his game, including on the defensive end. It difficult to truly fathom how Curry exponentially expanded his game. We all witnessed one of the, if not the sole, best offensive seasons in NBA history. Critics will say he doesn’t reach a level on the defensive end like Leonard, and that the Warriors system fits his game perfectly, but Curry is the reason the system works. Give him the awards, give him all the awards. Stephen Curry

2012 NBA Re-Draft: Forgot About Dray

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Beyond the top four picks, the 2012 NBA Draft ended up being an extremely shallow class and the bottom of the lottery was filled with role players at best. Essentially the Anthony Davis sweepstakes, the rest of the teams having to pick and choose amongst the rest of his talented Kentucky class. However, there were more than a few late first round, and second round, picks that have turned out to be extremely talented and fell for various reasons on draft night. The clearest and most glaring of omission from the lottery being Draymond Green. Other players, like Andre Drummond, Khris Middleton, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have been massive projects that are just recently paying dividends. Let’s take a look at where teams went wrong and re-draft the 2012 lottery:

How To Approach the NBA Age Limit

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As Adam Silver and the NBA have continued to clash with the NBPA over the minimum age limit, it seems like a common ground cannot be reached. The current influx of 19 year olds year after year who obviously still need more college experience to develop their skills, bodies, and minds to adapt to the difficulty of the pro game does not help either the NBA or NCAA product. Not only does this dilute the pro game, as 1st round picks with guaranteed contracts take the jobs of veterans who always seem to round out NBA rosters, it hurts the college game because very few great players stay and build legacies for themselves and the schools program.

GR Drive Drop new Intro Video:

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The second year team out of Grand Rapids, MI released their 2015-16 Intro video.