After striking gold on Marshon Lattimore in last year’s draft, the Saints no longer have a major need at cornerback. However, finding a running mate for Lattimore, coupled with their recent draft success on defense, can turn the historically bad Saints defense into one of the best units in the NFC.
The 49ers will likely look to move down in the draft, taking advantage of their lack of major needs and capitalizing once again on teams looking to move up. Jones fits Kyle Shanahan’s offense, and the team likely isn’t going to bring back Carlos Hyde.
Golden State Warriors: Andre Iguodala’s days as a fantasy option are as numbered as ever. The 14-year-pro is averaging only 5.4 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.3 APG and 0.8 SPG this season and usually isn’t worth streaming at this stage in his career. Now a completely complementary player, the only time Iguodala is worth using is when Kevin Durant is out of the lineup.
Houston Rockets: Clint Capela ranked 14th in the league in rebounds per 48 minutes last season with 16.3. This season he has upped it to 19.6, which is tied with New York’s Enes Kanter for third in the NBA. Capela’s 27.2 MPG is the only thing keeping him from ranking in the top five in RPG. Currently, he is tied for sixth with 11.1.
The misconception is that the Jazz’s interest in re-signing Ingles was influenced by their hopes of keeping Hayward. Lindsey insists that’s far from the truth.
It wasn’t a quid-pro-quo arrangement. It was separate, Lindsey says. Now with that said, we wanted Joe in tow before we went to meet with Gordon, just because they’re friends. But we sat with Joe face to face and told Mark that the Joe decision has nothing to do with Gordon’s decision.
Orlando Magic: Aaron Gordon is back on the court for the Magic, which is a great thing after he missed extended time due to a hip injury leading up to the All-Star break. However, a look at his rebounding numbers provides reason for concern. He has just 19 rebounds in 89 minutes in his first three games back, with seven or fewer in each of those games. Rebounding is one of the things Gordon does best, so this is something to keep an eye on in the weeks ahead.