Pacers’ future hinges on Victor Oladipo being more than one-and-done All-Star
If that does not pan out, the Pacers will be in position to compete for free agents to bolster Oladipo in 2019. The hope is that young players like Sabonis, Myles Turner (who has had a disappointing year) and T.J. Leaf develop quickly and give the team the makings of a promising young roster around Oladipo. That would enable the Pacers to sell themselves �� and their cap space �� two summers from now.
But it all requires Oladipo to maintain and build upon this year’s success. He’s gotten that message.
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James’ longtime friend and teammate Dwyane Wade wasn’t buying that race didn’t play a factor in Ingraham’s insulting remarks about the King’s lack of a college education.
The 2018 NFL Draft will begin Thursday, April 26 and run through Saturday, April 28. Round 1 will take place Thursday; Rounds 2-3 will take place Friday; Rounds 4-7 will take place Saturday.
For the first time in history, the NFL Draft this year will take place inside an NFL stadium. The league in October announced the Cowboys would host the 2018 NFL Draft, meaning AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will serve as the host venue.
Anunoby has flashed some potential attacking closeouts. He’s not a threat from midrange �� he’s 0-for-7 on 2-point pull-ups this season �� but he has the athleticism to get to the basket off one or two dribbles, the strength to finish through contact in the paint and the vision to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities if the defense collapses.
It’ll become a bigger part of his game when he’s a more consistent 3-point shooter because opposing teams will make more of an effort to run him off the perimeter when he receives the ball on kickouts.