Caleb Swanigan’s ‘balls to the walls’ ethos has Blazers coaches comparing him to Draymond Green

When Caleb Swanigan was growing up, bouncing between Utah and Indiana, he wanted to model his game after players like Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, and Dennis Rodman — players who had the mentality to win every possession and left everything on the floor.

But Portland’s Summer League coach Jim Moran has a different comp in mind for the versatile 6’9” big man with ranging skill sets on both ends: Draymond Green.

No, Swanigan is not the NBA’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year. He’s not the most versatile defender in the history of the NBA, nor is he a game-changing playmaker capable of running an NBA offense on his own.

Not yet.

But what he is is a relentless rebounder with a workhorse motor — “balls to the wall” is what he calls it. It’s how he made a name for himself, averaging more than 12 boards per game to win Big Ten Player of the Year at Purdue last season. And time after time during the Trail Blazers’ matchup against the Spurs on Tuesday, he showed he’s much more than an elite glass cleaner.

It reminds you of The Creation of Adam, and the chaos behind Nerlens Noel is just so typical of a baroque-era painting. I tweeted it, expecting it to amuse maybe 20 people enough for them to “like” it. Instead, as of post time, almost 900 people chose to click that heart.

Clearly, the internet wants more sports photos that look like Cheap Football Practice Jerseys renaissance paintings. I polled SB Nation’s staff, and here’s what we came up with.

SB Nation social producer Mark Hinog suggested Cheap Girls Softball Jerseys John Daly celebrating a win while a streaker does his thing behind him.

Darrelle Revis free agency: Best fits include Patriots reunion, Pittsburgh homecoming

The next wave of free-agent signings is underway, and Darrelle Revis is still out there. He says he’s “actually 10 pounds lighter” than he was last season — and that doesn’t include the weight of all those shaky criminal charges that are off his shoulders now.

So, which teams could use a cornerback who’s turning 32 this summer, who just two years ago was still worthy of his “Revis Island” nickname, who has a Super Bowl ring, but who was so off his game with the Jets last year that teams are questioning whether he’s washed up?

Who, in addition, could make the transition to safety that previous Hall of Famers have (Ronnie Lott, Charles Woodson, Rod Woodson), but who some have doubted has the temperament to change?

That’s a lot — but lots of teams have secondary needs.

Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton crushed a ball with a 468-foot home run to left against the Mets. It was one of two home runs on the day for Stanton, who now has four of the five longest home runs at Citi Field in its nine-year history.

The Royals mustered just one hit against the Indians in a 1-0 loss, spoiling a solid start by Danny Duffy. The Royals have just five hits in their last two games and have not Cheap Girls Softball Jerseys scored more than three runs since a 6-1 win over the White Sox on May 3. The Royals are MLB’s lowest-scoring team at just 82 runs in 30 games. The Royals have been shut out four times so far this season and scored just one run on seven occasions.