Oh boy. The Philadelphia 76ers head out to Charlotte tonight to take on the Bobcats, before heading all the way out to Denver on Saturday. Point guard (and Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for October, of course) Michael Carter-Williams will be missing at least the first and probably the second of the back-to-back, with knee issues that we already knew about and have been plaguing MCW for much of the last few weeks, especially after Tuesday's double-OT game against the Magic.
However, Coach Brown used a mildly worrisome word when talking to media about MCW's issues, as reported by the Inquirer's Keith Pompey:
A "little bit of infection"? I'm no medical expert, but it seems like any degree of infection is too much infection. It's probably not as bad as all that, but I think most of us would probably be very OK with MCW missing the next two games for the Sixers as long as it doesn't exacerbate the .0000001% chance that he develops gangrene or something and we're left with a single-kneed starting point guard.
7:00 tip for Bobs-Sixers at Time Warner Cable Arena. Believe it or not, the Sixers will be right back in the playoff race with a win over the 8th-seeded Cats tonight, so adjust your rooting interest accordingly.
The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract.
Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.
In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015.
Thomas (6-5, 315 pound) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing agains the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016.
In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries.
Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.
Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.
Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.
"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.
It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.