Lonzo Ball injury update: Lakers rookie to return after All-Star break

Lonzo Ball is nearing his return.

Nance has his own motivations. He will now be playing for the same franchise as his father, whose No. 22 has been retired and hangs from the rafters. Cavs general manager Koby Altman said after the trade that Nance was “borderline in tears (of joy)” when he called to tell him he was coming to Cleveland. Nance laughed that off, saying, “I’m more of a man than that.”

The new guys had an impressive day against Boston, which is now only four games in the loss column ahead of the Cleveland for second in the conference. In all, they scored 49 points on 18-for-35 shooting and 8-for-15 shooting from the 3-point line, and they did not wilt under the pressure of playing in a national TV game in an amped-up TD Garden.

“Just to come out and get a win, that was the biggest thing, especially in this kind of atmosphere,” Hood said. “Get thrown in the fire a little bit, playing against a Boston team I am pretty sure we will see down the line. It was fun.”

Once the Clippers traded Blake Griffin to the Pistons, unloading his max contract with four years and $141 million remaining, they committed to putting themselves in play to make a run at some marquee free agents this coming July and following the 2018-19 season.

Not that the Clippers have ever been a destination for any big-name talent, but this is the plan, anyway. In two summers, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler will be unrestricted free agents, but don’t forget about a guy in the tier just below those stars — Klay Thompson.

According to Klay’s father, Mychal, he doesn’t see his son leaving the Warriors for the Clippers or any other team — not even if the team recruiting Stephen Curry’s backcourt mate comes after him with Cheap Bike Jerseys the promise of turning over their franchise to him, and not even with one of Thompson’s biggest Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys backers, Jerry West, working as an advisor for Clippers owner Steve Ballmer.

For three straight seasons, the Warriors have finished atop the Western Conference. In fact, the closest a team has finished to Golden State for first place during the three-year span is six games back.

I like this the best [because] you are trying to put the QB down.

The only major injury question the Packers had heading into the opener was right tackle Bryan Bulaga who sustained a right ankle injury in practice on Aug. 23. But Bulaga was able to practice Wednesday, in a limited fashion, and all signs suggest he will be good to go against the Seahawks. The Packers had 52 of their 53 players on the practice field. The only one who wasn’t was defensive tackle Quinton Dial, who signed with the Packers on Tuesday and is expected at practice Thursday.

Wide receivers Corey Davis (hamstring) and Eric Decker (ankle) are expected to play against the Raiders after missing most of the preseason. Coach Mike Mularkey said Davis, who said his hamstring is about 90 percent, will be used in “specific situations” rather than receive full reps in his first NFL game. Starting cornerback LeShaun Sims suffered a groin injury that forced him to miss practice Wednesday and leaves his status for Sunday’s game uncertain. Left tackle Taylor Lewan sprained his ankle Wednesday, but he’s expected to go.

That’s ridiculous. And I like this the best [because] you are trying to put the QB down.

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas returned to the practice field Wednesday after being held out for several days because of a groin injury he suffered in the Aug. 26 preseason game. Thomas will play in the regular-season opener against the Chargers, and coach Vance Joseph said Thomas “looked great.” Joseph said outside linebacker Cheap Basketball Jerseys Shaquil Barrett, who missed much of the offseason program because of a hip injury, should be ready to play in the opener as well. Barrett’s availability will help the Broncos deal Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys with Shane Ray’s absence. Ray will open the season on injured reserve (wrist) and is not expected to play until Oct. 30 when the Broncos face the Chiefs.

The A’s are going to trade Sonny Gray

The Athletics are going to trade Sonny Gray, and the only question left at this stage is about which team he’ll be traded to. The non-waiver trade deadline is less than two weeks away, so we know whatever the move is, it’ll happen soon. It would probably be easier to figure out which team is the most likely one to get Gray if a fifth of the league wasn’t linked to him, though.

ESPN’s Buster Olney lists the Brewers, Cubs, Braves, Indians, Astros, and Yankees as potential suitors for Gray, who Olney wrote about first in his column of players who will — emphasis his — be traded. Bob Nightengale reports that the Brewers “may be the most aggressive team pursuing Gray,” which makes sense given they’re trying to fend off the defending champion Cubs and are in desperate need of another starter given injuries to Chase Anderson and Junior Guerra.

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However, though the Korean Baseball Organization sometimes has trouble matching MLB in talent, it has never had trouble beating the league in (whispers so former players can’t hear) fun. MLB could always use some more of it, and maybe that means borrowing from some of the competitions that wrapped up on Saturday in Daegu, South Korea.

The story of the Nationals before the season was “great roster, suspect Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys bullpen.” It wasn’t a secret. And this season has been a tale of a great roster and a suspect bullpen. While Cheap Baseball Jerseys that seems like a sad tale, it’s not.