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10 April 2020

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  • Colin Cowherd and Doug Gottlieb say Michael Jordan Documentary will remind fans who’s the GOAT
    09 April 2020

    Colin Cowherd and Doug Gottlieb discuss the ramifications of the NBA season coming to a close without crowning a champion as the league continues to be on hiatus. Both of them think the Michael Jordan Documentary, “The Last Dance,” may end up teaching young fans how tall a hill LeBron James still has to climb:

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  • San Antonio Spurs Prospect Watch: Nick Richards
    09 April 2020

    The NBA season continues its hiatus, but draft prospects still need watching. This week’s prospect to watch is Kentucky big man Nick Richards. The 6-foot-11, 247-pound junior has drastically improved his game from the time he set foot on campus in Lexington. He’s become a more reliable and consistent player as well as a good leader.

    Richards has had the opportunity to come out of Kentucky a couple of times and only last year did he test the NBA waters before deciding to return to school. It definitely worked out for him as he put up these numbers this past season:

    • 14 PPG, 2.1 BPG, 7.8 RPG
    • 64.2 FG%, 75.2 FT%
    • 127.8 ORtg, 95.8 DRtg

    Richards does not currently shoot the ball from outside the arc, but has expanded his range steadily over his three collegiate seasons. He’s a pretty good shooter along the baseline as that has become somewhat of his specialty. He’s also become considerably tougher on the mental side of the game after being a bit of a mental midget in his first two seasons. That has given him the confidence to become a better player and one that the Wildcats relied on often this season.

    The big man works hard when there’s potential for offensive rebounds and with his size, he has been able to bully other players into getting the position he wants. He’s a bit slow getting off the ground during his shot. However, he does fully extend when he shoots, putting the shot in a difficult spot to block. Speeding up his release and using more legs in his jump shot will be the focus of his shooting development and that should help him greatly.

    Richards could be a decent shot blocker at the next level. He’s been good on help defense this season and oddly enough, he gets up quickly off two feet to contest shots around the rim. He has to work on staying grounded on shot fakes, as he likes to bite on them often. His post defense is solid as he stays in legal position with his hands up and moves fairly well.

    Should the Wildcat find himself in the NBA Draft, he would surely be a reasonable pickup in the second round for a team. His size, speed and potential to stretch the floor make him an intriguing prospect that will certainly get him his fair share of looks ahead of the NBA Draft, whenever it may happen.

    The post San Antonio Spurs Prospect Watch: Nick Richards appeared first on Project Spurs.

  • Auf Wiedersehen, Auckland! German airline's fond farewell
    09 April 2020
    SIGN UP TO OUR COVID-19 NEWSLETTER. SIGN IN OR REGISTER, THEN SELECT TOP NEWS STORIES The German airline Lufthansa bid a fond farewell to New Zealand today with a low pass over Auckland as its A380...
  • Great Barrier Islanders call on Navy help over visiting boaties
    09 April 2020
    By RNZ Boats from the mainland have continued to arrive on Great Barrier Island, a resident says, putting pressure on the isolated community in lockdown. Kelly Klink of Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai...
  • Family tragedy: Their dad is dying, but sisters aren't allowed to visit
    09 April 2020
    SIGN UP TO OUR COVID-19 NEWSLETTER. SIGN IN OR REGISTER, THEN SELECT TOP NEWS STORIES Two sisters blocked from visiting their terminally ill father in hospital say the lockdown is breaching basic human...
  • Family violence increasing during lockdown - police
    09 April 2020
    The number of family violence incidents has increased since the nation went into lockdown late last month, police say. On Sunday, March 29, police recorded the most incidents since the lockdown started:...
  • Coronavirus finally kills UFC: What it means for Kiwi star
    09 April 2020
    For UFC fans and fighters, it's been a whirlwind week. The world's largest mixed martial arts promotion suspended all live events after a fight night in Brazil was held behind closed doors in March ...
  • Shocking reality as New York deals with mounting death toll
    09 April 2020
    As New York City deals with a mounting coronavirus death toll and dwindling morgue space, the city has shortened the amount of time it will hold unclaimed remains before they are buried in the city's ...
  • Awkward NRL reply to brutal attack from broadcasting partner
    09 April 2020
    The NRL has responded to a scathing attack from broadcast partner Channel 9, declaring the league intends to "fulfil its contractual obligations". While the league's innovation committee gathered to ...
  • House of Horrors: The meal that kept 13 Turpin siblings alive
    09 April 2020
    More than two years after their dramatic rescue from America's House of Horrors, the 13 Turpin siblings have new lives. The children, who ranged in age from 2 to 29, were held captive in the family's...
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