Without Butler on the floor, Wiggins is averaging almost five more points (22 per game) than when Butler is with him (17.1). But Wiggins’ defensive RPM of minus-1.39 still ranks 429th out of 493 NBA players. Butler, on the other hand, ranked as one of the top five players in his position in that category.
Towns, too, is being counted on for defensive improvement. The first-time All-Star has shown franchise-changing offensive ability and is on track to receive a Wiggins-like extension of his own, but his lack of intensity at times on defense has frustrated many within the Timberwolves organization. Butler has repeatedly exchanged words with the 22-year-old on the floor, trying to motivate him to become better defensively. If ever there were a time for the lessons to take hold, it would be now. Towns remains confident he can help carry his team without its All-Star swingman.
With Forte gone and Bilal Powell older (29) with his share of durability issues, the Jets need to reboot on the ground, and they likely will bring in multiple backs through both avenues.
No Wildcat for me, he said. This isn’t the Dolphins with Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.
Jackson finished his college career with 9,043 passing yards and 69 touchdown passes, but it is his ability to run as a quarterback that truly makes him special.
The 6-5 Toth reported to the Combine at 290 pounds, which is 15 pounds below his college playing weight, because being lighter will make the military testing easier. Toth did not participate in any of the Combine drills for offensive linemen Friday but will have a workout for NFL scouts before April’s draft.
Limited Womens Benoit Pouliot Jersey Toth said he prepared as best he could for the Combine at Parisi Speed School in Fair Lawn, N.J., while keeping in mind his football training could only go so far.
I can see the transfer over between the agility (drills), the sprints and quick-twitch drills, he said. But what’s actually difficult are the explosive drills and strength drills because that doesn’t really carry over as much (to military testing).