There is a Swag-sized hole in our hearts now that Nick Young is no longer a member of the 76ers.
Young was replaced in the offseason by cheaper -- presumably better -- talent, but no combination of promising rookie pieces can be as horrifyingly entertaining as Swaggy jacking 30-footers.
Now a member of his hometown Lakers, Young and his teammates are currently in China, prepping for two preseason games with the Warriors in Shanghai and Beijing.
I didn't know this, but apparently tobogganing down from the Great Wall is a thing. Chris Kaman injured his finger when he refused to break. And courtesy of Jordan Farmar's instagram account (via PBT), we have this video of Young's own crash:
If you couldn't quite make that out, it was:
"WE GOIN' DOWN A SLIIIIIIDE. WE GOIN' DOWN A SLIIIIDE. THE SLIIIIIDE. THE GREAT WALL OF -- OH SHIT"
Miss you, Swaggy. Miss you every day.
It look like the Eagles have found their replacement for Greg Lewis.
According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Eagles are expected to hire Rams receivers/passing game coordinator Mike Groh.
The news that the Eagles fired Lewis came out on Jan. 9 and the team has been looking for a replacement. They reportedly interviewed Groh and Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal.
Groh, 45, spent the 2016 season with the Rams after three years as the Bears' receivers coach. Groh is available because the Rams switched head coaches, bringing in Sean McVay.
Before coming to the NFL, Groh was a longtime coach at the college level. He is the son of former Virginia head coach Al Groh and eventually became an offensive coordinator under his father before bouncing from Alabama to Louisville and then back to Alabama before heading to the NFL.
Groh was actually the quarterback at Virginia in the 90s before his father ever coached there. Groh's first coaching job was under his father as assistant coach with the Jets in 2000, when Al Groh was named their head coach for the season.
If the Eagles are looking to sign a big-name free agent at wide receiver, there could be a reunion of sorts in Philly. During his four seasons as an NFL receivers coach, Groh has worked with Alshon Jeffery and Kenny Britt, who are two of the top receivers who will be available.
The Eagles started their season with a first-round pick, two second-round picks and a third-round pick at wide receiver, but their unit was one of the worst in the NFL. Jordan Matthews was consistent, but tight end Zach Ertz was the team's leading receiver.
It's unlikely Groh will have the same unit to work with as Lewis did in 2016, but it is likely Groh will be expected to get more out of his group in 2017.